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WV Kenya Director Resource Aquisition & Management

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Strategic Management

  • Provide leadership and management to the Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) unit staff by ensuring clear goals and accountabilities are established and achieved.​
  • Direct the elaboration, roll out and implementation of a coordinated, multi-level engagement strategy to advance WVK’s programmatic priorities and enhance its organizational profile; 
  • Direct the elaboration, roll out and implementation of an integrated, organizational wide, resource acquisition and management system for all funding streams and lead engagement efforts with prioritized, high profile donors;
  • Establish and roll out protocols for coordinating communication between ministry units and support offices, key international and national donors and other stakeholders; 

Grow WVK’s Resource Acquisition and Management portfolio

  • Lead WVK’s growth and diversification of funding efforts based on the NO strategy and annual grant acquisition targets.
  • Provide leadership and management support in proposal writing, forming consortia and follow up with donors to ensure complete and smooth transition to management the program
  • Develop locally acquired resources through Public Private Partnerships and all other means
  • Lead the WVK brand repositioning efforts for resource development  in conjunction with Communications  Department
  • Develop and Implement effective PPP, PR and Marketing  strategies
  • Ensure that the successful implementation of the resource acquisition management system that enhances WVK programmatic impact in accordance with established strategic priorities while increasing donor satisfaction and retention; 
  • Ensure that the resource acquisition management system effectively standardizes processes for identifying and establishing priority sectors and opportunities, assessing risk considerations and making go / no go decisions, managing project design and proposal elaboration, managing project inventory, project start up, project implementation and evaluation and project close out;
  • Monitor the RAM unit’s performance including conducting assessments on what is leading to poor win rates or grant implementation and work to address them.

Engagement, Networking & Collaboration with Internal & external stakeholders ​

  • Ensure successful implementation of a coordinated engagement strategy that  identifies and prioritizes key external stakeholders;  creates clear points of engagement locally, regionally, nationally and internationally;  defines roles and responsibilities within WVK;  creates essential core competencies and provides the support and assistance to foster continuous, effective engagement;
  • Effectively represent WVK in strategic donor meetings with foundations, bilateral and multilateral institutions; Be the face of WVK to donors – participate in meetings
  • Actively network and initiate linkage – strategic meetings for between donors representatives and National Director/designee and participate in Partner negotiations
  • Research, analyze, develop, track relationships with new and current donors; prepare capacity statements for to be utilized in prepositioning meeting with donors ; monitor the donor competitive landscape as part of early alerts to organize prepositioning meetings for possible funding forecasts  in collaboration with the EAR Resource Development Director.
  • Organise pre-positioning meetings with priority/new donors and partners and develop capacity statements to be utilized during prepositioning meetings with donors.

Strengthening grant compliance within the organization

  • In close collaboration with Oerations and Program Effectivenss departments, ensure effective launching of new grants and a smooth transition process from grant acquisition to implementation as well as successful close out of large scale grants.
  • Build staff and partners capacity for grants compliance (financial, contractual, programmatic and reporting) to increase program quality, credibility and marketability of WVK programmes
  • Strengthen grant funding monitoring and evaluation systems in order to generate and demonstrate evidence based impact of WVK programming
  • Ensure that business processes, standards and policies – developed in coordination with other WVK entities– are effective and consistent.
  • Design systematic performance indicators to inform management as to progress, roadblocks, and other relevant performance details.
  • Track, monitor and ensure successful grant and contract management and fulfillment in accordance with donor requirements to increase refunding rates.
  • Review Grants before they are submitted
  • Organize quarterly review meetings with donors (nonfundraising focused)

Staff capacity building

  • Provide leadership to team members and help develop them through mentoring and rigorous performance management
  • Develop strategies to attract and maintain staff numbers aligned to Grant portfolio.
  • Identify staff capacity gaps in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor proposal designs, poor win rates and grants implementation and work with Associate Director, Regional Resource Development Unit and SOs to develop plans to address them.


  • Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor or designee

Knowledge/Skills and Experience Requirement

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized University.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in designing, planning, implementation  and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy & peace building  projects; 5  of which must be in managerial position and 5 in donor relations and fundraising.
  • Must be a results orientated leader who can handle heavy work load as well as manage multiple organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.
  • Must have ample experience and expertise in public relations and donor engagements.
  • Must be a strategic thinker and a strong team player.
  • Crisis management skills will be an added advantage

WASH and Construction Specialist

Key Responsibilities:

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Technical Leadership, Coordination and Implementation (25%)

  • Provide innovative and strategic leadership support, effective management and timely administrative support for all regional (multiple counties) related WASH and Construction interventions.
  • Preparation of Feasibility Studies, Preliminary and Detailed Design as well as Design Reviews for water and sanitation infrastructures and structural work all with supporting detailed calculations and Preparation of tender Documents, Blank BoQs, Priced BoQ (Engineers estimate), Specifications and Conditions of Contracts in line with FIDIC and Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (CESMM) and World Vision WASH Business guidelines as may be applicable and sharing with NO WASH prior to tendering
  • Ensure all WASH and health projects in the region are planned, budgeted, designed, approved and delivered on time as per the procurement guidelines and WASH business processes and their impacts meet or exceed planned outcomes and targets set.
  • Develop/Review all engineering surveys, assessments, evaluations, studies, designs and terms of reference and bills of quantities as developed by WASH project officers within the region.
  • Consolidate and review of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, and end of projects reports and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner (as per schedule) and in accordance with donors and World Vision Kenya requirements/strategy.
  • Facilitate and coordinate proper documentation and storing in box of all project documents as guided in the WASH Business process at end of each project implementation before approval of retention fee to contractors.
  • Oversee Implementation of WASH, Health and Construction projects to ensure quality, effectiveness and timely implementation towards realization of WVK Strategy for child wellbeing.
  • Collaborate with the NO WASH and HEALTH to provide APs with the appropriate technical orientation needed to achieve child wellbeing outcomes. This to include socialization with available guidelines, strategy, policies, regulations etc.
  • Support development of technically sound funding proposals through provision of information & data and review in collaboration with AP Managers, other sector specialists.
  • Provide technical leadership in water resource mapping, AP master plans for universal coverage, environmental protection and conservation through water shed & rangeland management, reforestation and other best practices.
  • Facilitates, coordinate and support the GIS processes & strategies and the continuous use of the mWater platform by all field level WASH staff for effective mapping and reporting.
  • Where applicable (for PE); Certify all World-vision Kenya engineering/technical documents that required PE approval (from any agency) for processing and construction works as required e.g. NCA registration and approval of documents where necessary.
  • Actively participate in the regional progress review meetings

Quality assurance, monitoring and Risk management (25%)

  • Ensure all WASH projects are design, planned and budgeted and delivered on time as per the procurement guidelines and their impacts meet or exceed planned outcomes and targets set.
  • Coordinate in the development, approval and implementation of water safety plans and disaster risk management plans for water supply projects.
  • Support in enterprise risk management activities for all the WASH activities in the Region and develop & implement risk registers and improvement action plans required.
  • Support in implementing response plans regarding all financial and operational audit findings of the project’s initiatives, and take the needed measures to prevent such findings from recurring in the future.
  • In liaison with the County Government and relevant stakeholders, ensure approval of designs and drawings is obtained from the counties, support in the acquisition of NEMA licenses and the registration of all Projects with NCA as required and ensure full handover of the project and detailed project documents to NO WASH and relevant stakeholders when completed.
  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to WASH and Construction initiatives are in place, disseminated and effectively implemented and adhered to within the Region.
  • Ensure full adherence to the water quality protocol, set impact targets and utilization of the WV WASH procurement guidelines for effective strategy implementation. This to include coordination of the utilization of the water quality testing equipment’s with support from water quality expert.
  • Supports Area Programs (AP) and projects WASH staff to monitor timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all WASH interventions in the region
  • Proper and timely supervision of all WASH works including monitoring review reports and inclusion of independent project monitoring and supervision for effective project delivery. This to include monthly reporting to NO WASH team on project implementation for each AP and all other constructions.
  • Facilitate regional WASH annual, semi-annual and invited Quarterly review reflection meetings with all sector specific staff from Programmes and Grant projects.
  • Coordinate in the development and reviews of the training curriculum for the water user committees for capacity building and learning.

Effective and timely project delivery, reporting and accountability (20%)

  • Support and coordinate capacity building of WV staff in WASH, Health and construction activities through training and mentoring;
  • Ensure implementation of WASH and Health projects is on time, target and budget across the region
  • Collate and share with NO WASH, HEALTH and make a weekly presentation of a monthly tracker for all WASH & Health Projects in their regions detailing the progress made within the month, the anticipated progress in the subsequent week, details on budget utilization, challenges and any support required.
  • In liaison with the WASH M&E coordinator and Other National Office WASH, prepare regional quarterly, semi-annual and annual WASH and Construction sector reports as guided by strategy and support office. This to include coordination of Indicator tracking tool (ITT) development and variance explanations, short impact videos, mWater mapping, stories, best practices and budget utilisation.
  • Provide technical reviews for all WASH and health sector reports and other key documents
  • Provide documentation of WASH & Construction best practices and approaches for donor engagement.
  • Support the implementation of approved Rural water management guidelines and other community management models for improved governance and sustainability of World Vision Water supply projects in the region.
  • Update or undertake standard designs to match with upcoming market trends and existing regulations where necessary.
  • Safe use and management of the regional WASH equipment’s and facilities acquired by WV for strategy support e.g. water quality equipment’s.
  • Formation and leading regional WASH technical learning forums and capacity building through community of practice, technical working groups and learning hubs.

Advocacy, Engagement, resource mobilization and Partnership (15%)

  • Support WASH and Health Projects and promote advocacy on issues through development of position papers and policy briefs for Advocacy at the County Levels.
  • Support WASH staffs at the regional level to successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders in the respective counties.
  • Coordinate WASH and Health fundraising in the region through local, national and international donors working closely with the county government
  • Support WASH and Construction Projects to ensure that the key laws, polices, regulations and government service delivery standards in the Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, and all other Livelihoods and Resilience sub-sectors are shared, interpreting and explained to communities
  • Support the WASH Projects to build a Strong evidence for advocacy and advance co-creation of project design with counties to catalyse co-financing and partnership.
  • Actively represent World Vision Kenya in strategic WASH and Construction stakeholder forums/meetings at county level as well as at National level when called upon.
  • Support the Regional manager in the development of a regional partner/stakeholder engagement plan.
  • Support implementing staff to successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders, including other World Vision Kenya entities, county governments, Community, church and other civil society representatives in order to maximize the impact of interventions
  • In collaboration with Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) department, participate in appropriate donor engagement activities. 

People Management (Staff capacity development and performance management) (10%)

  • Proper WASH staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality assurance, quality control and comprehensive implementation of technical program, and aligning to the required guidelines and WASH business processes.
  • In close collaboration with regional P&C and management, ensure right program staff are provided with required opportunities, are supported, mentored and coached for development.
  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical modules, through trainings, workshops, OJT, technical backstopping etc with support of WASH leadership.
  • Setting of technical performance targets of WASH project officers, appraisals and recommendations for improved performance

Any Other

  • Support all WASH and Health, Sanitation and Hygiene project officers in planning, implementation, and monitoring of all required health activities as per strategy with the required stakeholders as shall be advised by the Health Technical Lead to enhance full integration of health interventions with other WVK Projects in the Area Program (AP).
  • Support any other duty on need basis


  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience with regard to the Engineering project design, tender development, procurement and evaluation, contract management, monitoring and evaluation & reporting on integrated development with bias in WASH projects.
  • At least 3 years’ experience at a management or senior position providing technical leadership in WASH and construction activities in the water sector with multiple stakeholders and multi-layered teams.
  • Experience in development work, strategic engagements for resource mobilizations and co-creations of projects Proven experience in water supply, improved operational efficiency, GIS, Operation and Maintenance of water project, and implementation of water supply sustainable models for rural water management.
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation tools, indicator tracking and reporting and general quality assurance in project implementation.
  • Understanding of health programming and community health strategy delivery
  • Must be a result orientated leader who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.
  • Expertise in onsite rural Sanitation and Hygiene works, Water resource management, rangeland management, disaster Risk Management and water safety plans for WASH projects. This includes Water Quality Testing, Monitoring and reporting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering/Water Engineering.
  • Registered and current member of EBK and IEK. Professional Engineer (PE) are highly encouraged to apply as this will be an added advantage.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant profession highly recommended as added advantage
  • Good experience in construction contract project design and management – FIDIC and CESMM understanding.
  • Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD, Epanet and GIS
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Microsoft Outlook
  • Ability to take initiative as team leader & able to work with minimum supervision
  • Experience working at community level; community engagement skills


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