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Programme Manager Watershed- Empowering Citizens in Kenya, Simavi [deadline 19 February]

This vacancy is open to Kenyan nationals only.

Watershed- Empowering Citizens is a five year (2016-2020) strategic partnership of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IRC, Simavi, Wetlands International and Akvo. It is designed to strengthen policy and advocacy capacity of civil society globally.  The programme is active in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali and Uganda. .

Simavi is the lead for the Kenya programme and therefore looking for a Programme Manager for Watershed, who will represent Simavi in Kenya.

Location Nairobi, Kenya, with regular travel to the districts and possibly to other programme countries.

Simavi offers 1 year consultancy contract (fulltime) with possible extension. Consultancy fee will depend on qualifications and years of relevant working experience of the selected candidate, with a maximum of € 35,000 per calendar year (incl. VAT (or similar, if applicable), income tax, medical insurance, pension insurance and life insurance, commuting costs).

Read the full vacancy announcement.

Candidates are invited to apply February 19th 2017 at the latest. Please send your letter and resume (in English, max. 4 pages) to, using reference Programme Manager Watershed. Apply only when you fit the requested profile. References will be checked.

Interviews are aimed to take place on February 23rd (1st round by Skype with head office) and March 1st (2nd round face to face in Nairobi). A written test will be part of the procedure (in the 2nd round).


We are looking for a WASH Coordinator

Country: Sierra Leone – Freetown

Length of contract: 10 months starting as soon as possible

Context: With funding from DFID through Health Co & Free town WASH consortium, ACF had been working jointly with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in the Ebola Response & Recovery interventions in Kambia, Moyamba and Western Areas of Sierra Leone. The scale of intervention was largely related to improving the Infection prevention and control strategy for which its limitation had exacerbated the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The post Ebola intervention has been focusing on improving WASH access to Community Health Centers, Hospitals and improving the residual chlorine level of Free Town Water supply system through installation of an electro-chlorination plant at spur-road reservoir site, rehabilitation of existing water wells and construction of new decentralized water supply systems.

The position: Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director, you will have to guarantee the quality, relevance and scaling of WASH program at the mission, in conformity with ACF and international standards and national policies.

More precisely, the main responsibilities will be:

  • Design ACF technical country strategy for the WASH Department and contribute to ACF technical expertise
  • Coordinate the identification of needs and the formulation of project proposals in an integrated manner
  • Oversee the implementation of programs and ensure their reporting
  • Promote capitalization, technical development, research and innovation within the WASH Department Ensure the active participation of ACF in national sectoral coordination and technical forums and develop sectoral partnerships

The applicant:You hold a Master Degree WASH-related technical training with a solid experience of 4 years minimum in WASH activities in the humanitarian context.

You demonstrate good analytical skills, networking and influencing skills. You have proven and relevant proven experience in WASH programme design and implementation. A knowledge about the Government and donors WASH priorities for Sierra Leone are an asset. You speak and write English fluently

Status: Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

To apply, please visit our website:

WASH Project Manager – Generic (All Medair field programmes)

Role and Responsibilities

To plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and effectively manage and report on projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction; meet quality standards in WASH delivery, encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with other stakeholders and manage and train WASH staff.

Project Overview

Emergency Relief and Recovery projects in countries of high vulnerability.


Medair brings life-saving relief and recovery in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.

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