The USAID-funded Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) 2 project is seeking a Governance Specialist for their project in Kenya. The position will be based in Nairobi and will be responsible for country-specific governance activities, working in coordination with the WASH-FIN 2 Global project technical and operations staff. The Governance Specialist will report to the WASH-FIN 2 Kenya Team Leader, and their expected duration in the position is through October 2027.
The Governance Specialist will lead the enabling environment work, which includes the preparation of an enabling environment assessment for the WASH sector in Kenya. They will also be responsible for leading WASH-FIN 2 activities that support the National Government Ministry of Water Sanitation and Irrigation and the Council of Governors to identify and roll out an effective operationalization of the Water Sector Intergovernmental Collaboration Framework. Additionally, the Governance Specialist will lead WASH-FIN 2 activities in supporting the National Government Ministry of Water Sanitation and Irrigation in defining and rolling out a framework for effective engagement of the private sector in enhancement and management of non-sewered sanitation services. The Governance Specialist will also work with the Global WASH-FIN Governance Specialist in coordinating the implementation of key studies, and with the Global knowledge management lead Advisor and Global Governance specialist to develop content and advance learnings on governance based on the WASH-FIN 2 activity experience. Finally, they will coordinate the preparation and organization of learning and dialogue forums and meetings among key stakeholder groups in the sector.
To qualify for the position, applicants must have a university degree in Political Science, Sociology, Public Administration, finance, or any other similar degree, and a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration, Economics, Governance, or any other similar postgraduate degree. They must have a minimum of ten years of work experience, with at least five years' experience working in national policy formulation and/or regulation in the water sector. The ideal candidate should have excellent knowledge of the legal and institutional framework and an in-depth understanding of the Water Sector in Kenya, and knowledge supporting the management of USAID-funded or development-funded projects would be highly preferred. The candidate must also have proven research and technical writing skills, excellent command of the English language, and must be a Kenyan national.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and a CV in reverse chronological format to be considered. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay the processing of the application or remove the candidate from consideration. The application deadline is Friday, April 28, 2023. Tetra Tech is an equal opportunity employer, and health and safety play a vital role in their success. Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.