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Aquaya is a San Francisco-based research and consulting organization dedicated to accelerating safe water delivery in developing countries.

Program Manager


  • Execute the overall project strategy and work plan
  • Maintain daily oversight over program activities
  • Directly supervise two Program Associates and an Office Administrator based in Nairobi
  • Participate in networking meetings with relevant water sector stakeholders
  • Organize program workshops and conference presentations With 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 participants
  • With support from the Senior Program Manager, develop payment plans and negotiate program agreements with selected participants Oversee data collection
  • Assist with data analysis, preparation of reports and publications, and other dissemination activities
  • Liaise with program partners, including the International Water Association,
  • Provide written program updates to the Senior Program Manager at designated intervals
  • Work with Office Administrator to track program budget
  • Track progress against milestones and timeline.

    Required Skills

  • Demonstrated interest in the water sector and/or international development
  • Demonstrated management, leadership, and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to challenging circumstances
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Fluency in English required. French and Portuguese speakers are encouraged to apply.

    Required Experience

  • Minimum of four years of progressively responsible professional experience
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field (international development, public health, civil and environmental engineering, public policy, economics) preferred
  • Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa preferred

    Position details

    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]

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