KIWASH Project Service Provider Capacity Building Specialist Jobs in Kenya

KIWASH Project Service Provider Capacity Building Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Summary of Primary Duties

  • The Service Provider Capacity Building Specialist will support the development of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in a specific KIWASH county, this includes conducting rapid assessments of WASH facilities and services; prioritizing actions to restore services; developing the capacity of WASH projects to maintain services; engaging with other sector stakeholders; and strengthening monitoring and evaluation of WASH, among other duties.

  • S/he will work closely with county and sub-county government officers to promote the development/ enforcement of regulations for safe and sustainable WASH services.

    Essential Duties

    The Service Provider Capacity Building Specialist will carry out the implementation of day-to-day KIWASH activities in a target KIWASH county. Duties include:

  • Update county water facility and service maps and identify non-functional systems;

  • Facilitate immediate repairs of dysfunctional water systems and establish maintenance and repair processes;

  • Design and implement quick-impact small-scale infrastructure interventions;

  • Analyze root causes of non-functional systems and develop lessons learned;

  • Work with appropriate local partners in target areas to identify needs to develop and deliver business development services to potential private WASH product and service providers;

  • Increase direct involvement of the private sector in WASH and strengthen the commercial orientation in the sector overall;

  • Support strategic partnerships with the private sector and other development partners to assist in commercializing appropriate, promising technologies in the WASH sector;

  • Promote development and enforcement of regulations for safe and sustainable WASH services;

  • Identify opportunities to strengthen WASH monitoring and evaluation in target rural communities;

  • Provide regular and timely inputs into bi-weekly, quarterly, and annual reports, as well as project work plans to the Service Provider Capacity
    Building Manager;

  • Liaise with other KIWASH teams and partners on the ground; and

  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor(s) to meet project objectives.


  • 7+ years of experience working in WASH-related programs;

  • Master’s degree in a related area preferred;

  • Familiarity with county stakeholders in the WASH sector;

  • Experience working on community-based water supply and sanitation programs; and

  • Fluency in the English language, both written and verbal.


  • The Service Provider Capacity Building Specialists in the three specified counties will report to the Service Provider Capacity Building Manager (Western).

    Base of Operations

  • DIG is recruiting three Service Provider Capacity Building Specialists who will be based in either Kakamega, Nyamira, or Siaya counties.

    How to Apply

  • If you are interested and qualified for this position, please send your CV, cover letter, and three professional references to

  • and on or before Friday, September 11th, 2020.

  • Please include “Service Provider Capacity Building Specialist Job Application” and your name in the subject title. In your cover letter, please indicate your county of preference.

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, or national origin.

    For more information on DIG, please visit our website at:

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