Winrock is seeking WASH Investment Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)project in Kenya.
The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services.
The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Kenya.
This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.
Minimum Qualification : Masters
Experience Level : Senior level
Experience Length : 10 years
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES :
Build the capacity of WASH market system actors to develop bankable business plans and access short to long-term financing
Work with private financial institutions to roll-out appropriatesaving and lending products that respond to social, cultural andeconomic dynamics of target beneficiaries.
Identify opportunities for ICT-based solutions to improveaccessibility of financial services as well as leverage investment inWASH infrastructure.
Strengthen community social safety nets through expansion of saving and lending group models.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND :
Master’s degree required in relevant fields of study related tothe sector of the project, including but not limited to business,international development, public administration / policy, water resourcesmanagement, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), value chaindevelopment.
Work Experience :
Minimum of 10 years of practical experience in the financialservices sector, including 5 years of experience in WASH, and preferablylending
Experience with both formal and informal finance mechanisms including savings groups
Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision amongdiverse public and private partners and the ability to leadmulti-disciplinary teams.
Experience integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) into water security and livelihoods programming.
Technical understanding of water resource management and sanitation.
Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Kenya strongly preferred.
Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the project.
Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, tofulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of theinitiative and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regionalstakeholders.
Fluency in English and Swahili required
Please note that all CVs must be submitted in English.
Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed toproviding equal employment opportunity for all people and valuediversity and inclusiveness.
All qualified applicants will be consideredfor employment without regard to perceived or actual race, color,religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexualorientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical ormental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any otherbasis protected by law.
How to apply
Qualified candidates are asked to submit their CV and cover letter.