Country: Kenya
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 25 Mar 2022

RE – ADVERTISEMENT: Previous applicants should not re-apply
Reports To: Chief of Party
Please note that this position is contingent upon award of the funding opportunity and the USAID’s approval of *candidacy.*
About CRS
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
Sustainable, Transformative, Accessible, WASH Innovations (STAWI) Project:
Sustai nable, Transformative, Accessible, WASH Innovations (STAWI) project aims to build resilience and expand economic opportunities in Kenya ASAL counties through better management of water resources, expansion of water and sanitation services and improved use of water for domestic and productive purposes. The goal of the project is to 1) Improve governance of water resources and water services, 2) increase sustainability of water services delivery, 3) Improve management and efficiency of water use for productive purposes and 4) Change behaviors related to water use, sanitation and hygiene.
Job Summary:
As Governance Technical Lead, you will provide technical support with the aim of strengthening the WASH sector governance. As Governance Technical Lead, you will provide technical support with the aim of strengthening the WASH sector governance. The main task is ensuring that improved coordination mechanisms between sector stakeholders are establ ished with the aim of creating a sound environment for diversified investments and sustainable services delivery. You will work directly with county governments, WASH institutions and Private Sector partners towards a strengthened institutions governance system. Your management and technical knowledge must ensure the delivery of high-quality programming.
*Roles and Key Responsibilities:*

Provide technical and innovative leadership around governance and capacity building of WASH institutions for WASH service delivery
Support the process of water/sanitation policy development at county level help rolling out/implement these
Support the 9 county governments and Water & Sanitation Companies to improve and adopt regulatory compliance on water & sanitation service provision and resource management
Engage and seek partnerships with private sector, civil society, and government to develop together sound market based-led solutions that enables business opportunities and competitiveness within the WASH sector
Participate in WASH networks, meetings, and selected working groups as appropriate to represent the project and ensure collaboration and visibility
Gather and compile documentation and best practices to help developing CRS Kenya institutional capacity
Keep regular relationships with key consortium staff and partner organizations in line with CRS partnership principles

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Very good strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
Very good relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams.
Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.

Preferred Qualifications

Recognized technical experience and qualifications in sector
Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.

Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.

Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.

Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications, and information and budget management systems.

Required Languages – English Fluency, Knowledge of a main national language.
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 25 %.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Chief of Party, Country Representative, Head of Programming, Programming staff, Finance Manager, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional Technical Advisors, HQ based Public Donor Liaison.
External: Donor, government agencies, partner INGOs and local NGOs, peer agencies, community representatives, private sector actors, including financial institutions.
Basic Qualifications

Graduate / Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (International Development, International Relations, finance, business administration, economics, engineering) required;
Relevant professional qualifications an added advantage
Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience, steering governance, financing and partnerships on water and sanitation
Demonstrated experience of successful management, including management of functions of complex, multi-activity projects.

Good knowledge of policy and regulatory environment in WASH sector

Experienced in market-based approaches related to WASH services.

Experience of working in the Kenyan context.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

Integrity
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Builds Relationships
Develops Talent
Strategic Mindset
Accountability & Stewardship

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
What we offer:
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.
*Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
CRS Kenya strives to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and work, stay, and do their best.
CRS provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability or handicap, medical condition and any other status protected by law. As an equal opportunity employer, CRS will recruit, hire, train and promote persons solely on their qualifications and abilities.
*By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.*

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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