CRS Rural Water Services Specialist Jobs in Kenya

CRS Rural Water Services Specialist 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:

  • The Rural Water Services Specialist will be responsible for coordinating rural water services related activities at the County level geared towards 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


  • Responsible for the day-to-day execution of rural water services component for the assigned counties aiming at supporting professionalization and regulation of rural water service s.

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

  • Organize and lead the implementation of project activities at the county level as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

  • Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding implementing partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.

  • Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.

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

    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, or water engineering required.

  • Relevant professional qualifications an added advantage.

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in water services delivery in Kenya and understanding water sector policy environment.

  • Experience working in USAID funded projects is an added advantage.

  • 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 Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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