CRS Rural Water Services Manager Jobs in Kenya

CRS Rural Water Services Manager Jobs in Kenya


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, WASH, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

  • Western Water Program Western Water program seek to strengthen the water sector in Western Kenya by addressing underlying constraints in the system through data and technology, process innovation, coordination between sector stakeholders, and behaviour change. The project goal is to ensure efficiency of water service delivery, better use of water resources, strengthened sector governance, and increased investment by the private sector.

  • The project targets the rural and urban water services, and water resources management in 8 counties: Kisumu, Kakamega, Busia, Bungoma, Kisii, Migori, Homabay and Siaya. On the Western Water program, CRS is part of a consortium led by Kenya Markets Trust.

    Job Summary:

  • As the Rural Water Services Manager, you will be responsible for supporting improved services delivery for the targeted rural schemes in the project area. The incumbent will collaboratively work with the county government and other stakeholders to facilitate professionalization and regulation of rural water services through implementation of context-fit Service Delivery Models.

    Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the rural water services component and provide technical assistance towards accelerated professionalization and regulation of rural water services across the targeted region.

  • Conceptualize and implement innovative approaches to provide targeted support rural water utilities and strengthen their operational performance.

  • Support identification of strategic rural water facilities for infrastructural improvement.

  • Effectively manage talent and supervise the Rural water services specialists, manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance management for direct reports.

  • Participate in WASH networks, meetings, and select technical working groups as appropriate to represent the project to ensure collaboration and project visibility.

  • Provide integral support to rural
    water services delivery knowledge management efforts.

  • Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations regarding rural water services 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.

    Basic Qualifications

  • Graduate/Master’s degree in a relevant discipline; Environmental science, water/civil engineering required.

  • Relevant professional qualifications an added advantage.

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience in water services delivery in Kenya and understanding water sector policy environment.

  • 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.

    Further Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of gender responsive and/or transformative WASH system strengthening and governance principles, methods, and monitoring tools.

  • Knowledge/experience in market-based approaches to develop WASH services.

  • Experience working in the Kenya context, preferably in Western Kenya.

    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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CRS Rural Water Services Manager Jobs in Kenya


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