USAID KIWASH Project Household Nutrition and WASH Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya

Jul 26, 2016

DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Household Nutrition and WASH Manager for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.
 
KIWASH is a five-year initiative of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Its primary goal is to improve lives and health of Kenyan citizens in nine counties through development and management of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.
 
Household Nutrition and WASH Manager
 
 
Summary of Primary Duties: The Household Nutrition and WASH Manager will support the Agriculture & Nutrition Advisor to roll-out and monitor integrated KIWASH nutrition and WASH activities in the target counties. 

He or she will support the design and roll-out Essential Nutrition Actions (ENA) and Essential WASH Actions (EWA) messaging, behavior change communications strategies, and training/ToT for KIWASH stakeholders.

Essential Duties
  • Work with stakeholders to increase access to and adoption of improved sanitation and uptake of key hygiene behaviors;
  • Provide technical assistance on service delivery of water and solid waste management;
  • Collaborate with Kenyan Health Systems and Services at the country/county level to promote EWA and ENA efforts;
  • Reinforce the work of KIWASH’s behavior change communications partners to promote EWA and ENA efforts and complement other WASH initiatives;
  • Promote Safe Water and Hygiene Kits as an incentive for early and frequent antenatal care, in line with the integration of WASH in nutrition assessment, counseling, and support;
  • Promote integration of WASH messaging in Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) corners in health facilities
  • Create and promote nutrition messaging that focuses on ensuring adequate dietary practices must accompany increased production of nutritious foods;
  • Deliver nutrition messaging to promote preparation and consumption of nutrient dense and diverse foods;
  • Distribute/disseminate agricultural information and information regarding improved technologies to the rural poor to improve nutrition and potentially increase incomes through sales of excess produce;
  • Promote the use of small-scale irrigation kits for use on kitchen gardens whose primary goal will be to diversify production to increase the intake of micronutrients at the household level;
  • Track consumption of nutrient-rich and diversified foods at the household level;
  • Regular and timely inputs into KIWASH bi-weekly, quarterly, and annual reports, as well as annual work plan;
  • Participate in generation of evidence, documentation of best practices and lessons learned;
  • Other tasks as required by supervisor(s).
Supervisory Responsibilities: The Kisumu-based Manager will supervise WASH and Nutrition Specialists in Busia, Kakamega, Migori, Nyamira, and Siaya.

Qualifications
  • 7+ years of experience working in WASH-related programs (nutrition, water supply, sanitation, hygiene and/or water resources management as it pertains to water and sanitation services) in East Africa;
  • Master’s degree in a related area preferred;
  • Experience in working on community-based nutrition, water supply and sanitation program implementation, with service delivery mechanisms, including cost and recovery mechanisms;
  • Knowledge and experience working on Kenyan nutrition, water supply and sanitation issues;
  • English language written and verbal fluency.
Base of Operations: The Position will be based in Kisumu with occasional travel to the Counties.

Reporting:  The Household Nutrition and WASH Manager will report to the Agriculture and Nutrition Advisor.

Interested applicants should apply via the link,  https://kiwashproject.formstack.com/forms/household_nutrition_and_wash_manager  by August 9, 2016. 

Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics




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