Country: Kenya
Organization: Population Services International
Closing date: 22 Mar 2022

Based in Kisumu, Kenya
Reports to: Market-Based Sanitation Director
Who we are
With over 50 years of experience working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare by putting the consumer at the center and bringing care to the front door wherever possible. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets, and shift policy and funding to better support consumer-empowered healthcare.
There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience—all with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
Join us!
We are looking for a technical person, ideally from the engineering sector, to help the leadership of Western Kenya WASH team adhere to high standards of technical competence and quality in designing, improving, and promoting WASH-related products, service, and innovations. The civil engineer has strong communication and project management skills, and the ability to create and review technical specifications that translate into workable implementation solutions for urban, rural and peri-urban communities in Western Kenya.

Your contribution
Under the supervision of the Market Based Sanitation Director, you will:
• Design and implement new product concepts to the rural and urban WASH market
• Prototype product concepts on field with consumers and local producers
• Make recommendations on technical appropriateness of proposed design concept
• Provide specification, design, bill of quantity and quality standards for new and existing WASH product concepts
• Develop technical training manuals and guidelines for WASH products
• Support project management related to product design and business model development
• Support institutionalization of technical training and quality control within government and private sector insitutions
• Travel to the field and review technical aspects of new product installation within communities/consumers
• Serve us a technical liaison for communication on technical aspects of WASH products

Your deliverables
• Technical design bill of quantity standard and specification
• Review reports with recommendations
• Technical training manual tailored to TOT trainings
• Prototype new product designs and pilot within users
• Technical quality assessment tools
• Program briefs, learning notes (in English), and other communication products
• Program reports (or sections)

What are we looking for? The basics
• MSc in Civil/Water Engineering or related fields.
• Minimum 7 years of civil engineering experience in WASH, preferably with a development organization.
• Demonstrated experience in technical quality assurance and improvement, with ability to document processes and systems in a digestible way and present them to management and staff.
• Experience with urban sanitation and improving FSM service delivery preferred.
• Citizen of Kenya;
• References will be required.
• Ability to live and work in Kisumu and surrounding counties
What would get us excited?
• Proven ability to work collaboratively with teams.
• Strong writing and presentation skills, particularly related to technical and market development topics.
• Previous experience in doing similar work in a development context.
• Fluency in spoken and written English mandatory

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and current Curriculum Vitae to by 22nd March 2022; Subject: Civil Engineer.
Applications are currently accepted on a rolling basis.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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