Winrock International Investment Director, Western Kenya - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activities Jobs

Winrock International Investment Director, Western Kenya - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activities Jobs


  • Winrock is seeking WASH Investment Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)project in Kenya.

  • The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services.

  • The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

    Essential Responsibility:

  • Build the capacity of WASH market system actors to develop bankable business plans and access short to long-term financing

  • Work with private financial institutions to roll-out appropriate saving and lending products that respond to social, cultural and economic dynamics of target beneficiaries.

  • Identify opportunities for ICT-based solutions to improve accessibility of financial services as well as leverage investment in WASH infrastructure.

  • Strengthen community social safety nets through expansion of saving and lending group models.

    Qualification and Background

    Education:

  • Master’s degree required in relevant fields of study related to the sector of the project, including but not limited to business, international development, public administration/policy, water resources management, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), value chain development.

    Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of practical experience in the financial
    services sector, including 5 years of experience in WASH, and preferably lending

  • Experience with both formal and informal finance mechanisms including savings groups

  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse public and private partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Experience integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) into water security and livelihoods programming.

    Skills:

  • Technical understanding of water resource management and sanitation.

  • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Kenya strongly preferred.

  • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the project.

  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the initiative and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.

  • Fluency in English and Swahili required

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Winrock International Investment Director, Western Kenya - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activities Jobs


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