DAI WASH Infrastructure Specialist Jobs in Kenya

DAI WASH Infrastructure Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Summary of Primary Duties

  • The WASH Infrastructure Specialist will support the Water/ Sanitation Advisor to manage WASH infrastructure activities in the designated duty counties by providing quality assurance and quality control for the design and construction of small to medium scale WASH infrastructure, which are to be in compliance with USAID and Government of Kenya environmental and construction codes, reporting, and management requirements.

  • The Specialist will also monitor the performance and activities of the Engineer’s Representative for larger scale water infrastructure projects.

    Essential Duties

  • Directly oversee WASH infrastructure projects and activities led by sub-contractors in the designated duty counties with majority of time spent in the field;

  • Support production of Requests for Proposals/ Requests for Quotations/ Bills of Quantities (RFPs/RFQs/BOQs) and provide inputs on WASH infrastructure site selection, surveys and designs, specifications, deliverables and evaluation criteria;

  • Participate in bid evaluation committees to select qualified construction firms (sub-contractors) or vendors for equipment and materials;

  • Ensure timely completion of infrastructure activities in compliance with the contract requirements, (specifications, drawings, environmental monitoring and contractual conditions), USAID rules and regulations and DAI policies;

  • Liaise and coordinate with County-based Government water/sanitation, education and health staff and beneficiary communities;

  • Provide guidance on water supply and sanitation infrastructure design and construction to Water Service Providers (WSP);

  • Provide guidance and inputs to the KIWASH team regarding infrastructure activities;

  • Regular and timely inputs into KIWASH weekly, quarterly, and annual reports, as well as annual work plan;

  • Monitor
    the performance and activities of the Engineer’s Representative on larger scale water infrastructure projects;

  • Support the WSPs and Community Water Supply Projects in all technical aspects geared towards improving their technical performance

  • Other tasks as required by supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering or a related area;

  • Must have at least 8 years’ proven hands on experience in engineering design, preparation of drawings, technical specifications, BOQs, tender documents & construction supervision of water infrastructure projects in WASH related activities;

  • Ability to undertake basic engineering surveys (topographical survey & pipeline profiles) and competent in relevant AutoCAD applications;

  • Conversant with Government of Kenya environmental and construction codes required;

  • Experience in working on community-based water supply and sanitation program implementation essential;

  • Familiarity with USAID environmental and construction codes, reporting and management requirements preferred;

  • Knowledge and experience working on Kenyan water supply and sanitation issues in a devolved setting;

  • English language written and verbal fluency.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DAI WASH Infrastructure Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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