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Tetra Tech ARD Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and WASH Sector Development Specialists Jobs in Kenya – USAID Funded Program



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 5, 2013

Senior Level Positions, Kenya
Tetra Tech ARD, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and various technical specialists for a USAID-funded program in Kenya.
This project will support the upcoming USAID Water Strategy objectives to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery and strengthen governance for resilient and sustainable management of WASH services and water resources.

Chief of Party

Responsibilities:
  • Manage the project’s implementation, including overall responsibility for personnel and efficient budgeting and financial management.
  • Serve as the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech, and other partners, including interactions with Government of Kenya officials and key figures in the water and wastewater sector; and
  • Ensure quality and timely submittal of all project deliverables.
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in engineering, public administration/management, finance, or other relevant fields;
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience as a Chief of Party or Project Director/Manager on large donor-funded projects; experience on USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience with successful water, sanitation and hygiene projects or institutional strengthening programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening of institutions, capacity building, market based approaches to infrastructure planning, and public outreach;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management of local construction contracts;
  • Professional experience in East Africa required; professional experience in Kenya preferred;
  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of Kiswahiili highly desirable
Deputy Chief of Party
Responsibilities:
  • Oversee technical staff and implementation activities across several WASH program components
  • Assist the COP to arrange technical and administrative support for short-term consultants and contractors
  • Respond to pertinent information requests from project partners and other relevant organizations/institutions;
Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree related field.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: rural water supply, rural sanitation, CLTS, sanitation marketing, hygiene promotion, information systems, monitoring & evaluation, WASH Sector policy and governance, knowledge management and communications.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience managing USAID/USG funded projects.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team.  Demonstrated skill in quickly assessing priorities and opportunities and managing a variety of activities with attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Excel.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Kenyan nationals strongly encouraged to apply;
WASH Sector Development Specialists
  1. Market Based WASH Specialist
  2. Environmental Specialist
  3. Sanitation & CLTS Specialist
  4. Water Resource Management Specialist
  5. Local Governance Specialist
  6. Civil Society & Community Specialist
Qualifications:
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in developing countries
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: rural water supply, rural sanitation, CLTS, sanitation marketing, hygiene promotion, information systems, monitoring & evaluation, WASH Sector policy and governance, knowledge management and communications.
  • Experience with institutional arrangements, institutional strengthening and capacity building in the water sector;
  • Prior experience in Africa (Kenya preferred); experience in post-conflict countries is a plus;
  • Master’s degree in a related field is preferred;
  • Must be an excellent communicator, self-starter, and energetic.
  • Kenyan Nationals strongly encouraged to apply
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered.
No phone calls will be accepted.

To Apply: 

https://careers.tetratechintdev.com/ARDCareers/App/InternationalPostingDetail.aspx?PostingId=726

Tetra Tech is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations- in the U.S and overseas.

We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace.
We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups.
Tetra Tech is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.
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