The Aquaya Institute Jobs
Aquaya is a San Francisco-based research and consulting organization dedicated to accelerating safe water delivery in developing countries.
ResponsibilitiesExecute the overall project strategy and work planMaintain daily oversight over program activitiesDirectly supervise two Program Associates and an Office Administrator based in NairobiParticipate in networking meetings with relevant water sector stakeholdersOrganize program workshops and conference presentationsWith input from the Senior Management team and program partners, manage the development and advertisement of a Request for Proposals to solicit interest in program participation, review proposals, and select program participantsWith support from the Senior Program Manager, develop payment plans and negotiate program agreements with selected participantsOversee data collectionAssist with data analysis, preparation of reports and publications, and other dissemination activitiesLiaise with program partners, including the International Water Association,Provide written program updates to the Senior Program Manager at designated intervalsWork with Office Administrator to track program budgetTrack progress against milestones and timeline.
Required SkillsDemonstrated interest in the water sector and/or international developmentDemonstrated management, leadership, and decision making skillsDemonstrated ability to manage complex projects with attention to detailStrong work ethic and ability to work independentlyExcellent verbal and written communication skills in EnglishFlexibility and ability to adapt to challenging circumstancesAbility to travel up to 50% of the timeFluency in English required. French and Portuguese speakers are encouraged to apply.
Required ExperienceMinimum of four years of progressively responsible professional experienceGraduate degree in a relevant field (international development, public health, civil and environmental engineering, public policy, economics) preferredExperience working in Sub-Saharan Africa preferred
This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
This is a full-time, exempt position.
Compensation includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience and benefits.
The target start date for this position is September 1, 2012.
Candidate must be able to obtain legal right to work in Kenya.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs [at] aquaya.org.
Closing date: 01 Aug 2012