Kenya Markets Trust Water Intervention Specialist Jobs

Kenya Markets Trust Water Intervention Specialist Jobs


  • Reporting to the Sector Manager – Water, the incumbent will work to build strong relationships with businesses, water utilities and government partners across the country.

  • S/he will also contribute to driving sector transformation by developing and implementing innovative interventions.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day relationships with selected water utilities, national and county governments and other private sector actors.

  • Design innovative interventions that would facilitate change among targeted market actors.

  • Support selected market actors to improve its commercial, financial and technical competencies.

  • Support the team to design interventions that would mainstream resilience, competitiveness and inclusiveness in business operations.

  • Contribute to internal learning and knowledge management processes, including regular performance monitoring, programme reviews and evaluations.

  • Collect, analyse, interpret and compile reports that communicate gaps in market actors’ practices.

  • Prepare briefs for selected market actors, including expected results and milestones and subsequently monitor their performance and results.

  • Manage assigned technical interventions to improve the performance of selected market actors.

  • Identify opportunities for innovation and new areas for developing market systems approaches and tools.

  • Collect basic data to support situation analysis and for preparing briefs to the Sector Managers with recommendations for in-depth Policy or research work.

    Key Qualifications:

  • A degree in economics, water engineering, social sciences or related field.

  • At least 5 years’ working experience in the commercial sector and/or economic development or management consultancy. Experience gained in the water sector environment would be an added advantage.

  • Good commercial acumen – appreciation
    of budgeting and financial management.

  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills, problem-solving, judgment and decisionmaking skills and the ability to monitor and explain trends and variances.

  • Excellent writing skills and strong reporting and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner, for different purposes and across multiple audiences.

  • Strong relationship management skills, with the ability to engage direct and indirect reports and peers.

  • Good negotiation and persuasion skills with the ability to influence people positively

  • Able to work both independently, efficiently and effectively as well as in collaboration with people at various levels and from different backgrounds.

  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Office applications i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Outlook and statistical packages.

    How to Apply

  • If you meet the above qualifications, please apply by sending your CV with a cover letter indicating names of three (3) referees to

  • vacancy@kenyamarkets.org.

  • Please indicate position reference number in the subject line.

  • Deadline for receiving applications is May 29, 2020.

  • Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.


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