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Consultant – Water Resource Specialist

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the springs in the Mau region, including their hydrological characteristics, water quality, and vulnerability to contamination.
  • Develop detailed engineering plans and designs for the protection and sustainable management of the identified springs.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant engineering standards, guidelines, and local regulations throughout the project implementation.
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders, such as local communities, national government agencies, county governments, NGOs, and other project partners, to foster collaboration and community engagement.
  • Manage the procurement process for required materials, equipment, and services, adhering to SNV’s procurement procedures.
  • Supervise the construction activities related to spring protection, ensuring adherence to project specifications, timelines, and quality standards.
  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of project activities, including water quality testing, and provide timely progress reports.
  • Develop and implement appropriate operation and maintenance plans for the protected springs, including capacity building for local communities and water user committees.
  • Support knowledge-sharing and capacity development initiatives related to spring protection and water resource management in the Mau region.

Key Deliverables:

  • Assessment report on the springs, including hydrological characteristics, water quality, and contamination risks.
  • Detailed engineering plans and designs for spring protection, including construction drawings, material specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Procurement documents, such as tender notices, bid evaluation reports, and contract agreements.
  • Construction progress reports, including monitoring and evaluation data, as well as updates on any challenges or issues encountered during implementation.
  • Operation and maintenance plans for the protected springs, including training materials and manuals.
  • Technical guidance and training materials for project and stakeholders on water spring protection and sustainable management practices.
  • Stakeholder engagement plan, outlining strategies for involving local communities, government agencies, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders in the project.
  • Final project report summarizing the implementation process, achievements, lessons learned, and recommendations for future interventions.

Qualifications

  • Possess a degree in Water Resources Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a related field.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in implementing water supply projects, preferably with experience in spring protection projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hydrological assessment methods, engineering design principles, spring rehabilitation, and environmental considerations related to water resource projects.
  • Familiarity with Kenyan water resource management policies, regulations, and relevant industry standards.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to plan, coordinate, and monitor project activities effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with stakeholders, build partnerships, and facilitate community participation.
  • Proficiency in relevant software applications for engineering design, data analysis, and reporting.

Partnership with Solar and Stoves Distributors

Qualifications

Application Requirements

The project seeks to support organizations with the following characteristics:

  • Companies registered and operating in Kenya, with evidence of statutory and legal compliance. Applicants must be willing to pass the mandatory due diligence process undertaken in compliance with SNV’s procurement policy.
  • Organizations distributing solar and/or cookstoves targeting households and/or small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Stove production units with operations in the target refugee market.
  • Have quality assurance mechanisms in place and after-sales support. Companies providing product warranties will have an added advantage.
  • Willingness to distribute products through both cash and credit models.
  • Willingness and capacity to take the lead in identifying support needs and participate in market development activities facilitated by the project.
  • Willingness to sign an MOU and report to the project. The companies will be required to report sales data and provide periodic progress reports to the extent supported by the project.

Additional Information

Eligible organizations are hereby invited to submit their applications to participate in the project.

  • An application template has been provided as an attachment to this request for expression of interest.
  • Submit your EOI using the official application template to Email: snvendevkenya@snv.org. In the email subject please cite Application – SNV HUMANITARIAN MBEA III as a reference.

Deputy Country Director

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Job Description

  • The Deputy Country Director (DCD) is based at the country office in Nairobi, Kenya with flexibility to travel and operate in all areas covered by SNV in its Kenya and Burundi Programme. The DCD is a member of the Country Management Team (CMT) that is charged with the responsibility of strategic leadership of SNV in Kenya and Burundi.

Job Description

  • SNV in Kenya is recruiting a Deputy Country Director (DCD). The DCD will provide leadership and guidance to continuously improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of critical functions (Operations, Procurement, Logistics, ICT & Communications, Security and Compliance) in Kenya and Burundi in order to respond to programme needs and provide high quality services to staff and external stakeholders at different levels. The support functions comprise approximately 23 staff in total (18 based in Kenya and 5 in Burundi) and includes the efficient operation of three (3) core field offices in Kenya in addition to the country offices in Nairobi (Kenya) and Bujumbura (Burundi). Depending on project implementation needs and design, it is possible to have satellite offices that emerge and close ad hoc with projects that they support. The DCD will also deputise the Country Director at events and functions where the CD is not available.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Support Functions Leadership (80%)

  • Providing leadership and oversight of SNV in Kenya’s day-to-day administration, including operations management, procurement, logistics and ICT.
  • Ensuring an effective set-up and organisation of SNV in Kenya at Country office and field office level, aimed at representation, functional administration and operational systems in place, as well as efficient links between the main country office and the field offices.
  • Contributing to enhancing cost efficiency throughout SNV Kenya’s operations.
  • Providing guidance on matters related to insurance, immigration procedures for expats and business processes.
  • Overseeing capacity building in processes and systems, specifically overhead cost budgeting and budget monitoring.
  • Ensuring high quality reporting that allows for proper tracing and tracking of inventory and assets.
  • Improving operational effectiveness by optimizing systems and processes in procurement, logistics, IT, security, and communications.
  • Performing periodic systems checks in administration, logistics, procurement, Security, and fleet management in Nairobi and sub-offices to ensure compliance with SNV and donor standards and requirements, and ensuring responsive support to staff, programs, and partners.
  • Effectively managing and supervising a diverse team by managing team dynamics, development, and well-being.
  • Ensuring implementation of the country security plan and ensuring adherence to health and safety standards per law in Kenya and Burundi.
  • Supporting Program/Project Managers in their general management of support functions (Operations, Logistics, Procurement, IT, and Communications).
  • Regular travelling to each field office to assess, determine and provide on-site support, supervision, and mentoring.

Representation & Overall Country Director support (20%)

  • Representing SNV Kenya in workshops etcetera in the absence of the Country Director.
  • Standing in for the Country Director during the time of absence.
  • Liaising with relevant government offices in Kenya and the SNV Head Office team in The Hague via direct contact or SNV Intranet to assure alignment with statutory and corporate policies and guidelines.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree in business administration/Management or related field.
  • Professional training and certification in management related field(s).

Experience:

  • Proven track record of achieving results in a development or relevant private sector context in the areas of operations, procurement, IT and communications and security in developing countries.
  • Very good appreciation/grasp of administration and finance.
  • Proven track record with over 10 years of experience in a senior management position, coordinating and managing operations, preferably in international NGO settings.
  • Experience in managing multidisciplinary and multicultural people and teams.
  • Ability to think strategically, to plan and organise teamwork and work in a network with partners.
  • Ability to demonstrate neutrality in a crisis context and to move towards consensus in a sensitive situation.
  • Excellent communication, reporting and presentation skills and advanced skills in English.
  • Result-oriented and ability to work under pressure.

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