1 Jun 2016

Living Water International Director of East Africa 2016

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Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water” – the gospel of Jesus Christ – which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.
Living Water is providing safe drinking water, Christian witness, sanitation and health education to communities in 16 countries across Africa.
Living Water International at its Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya is pleased to announce the following vacancy:


Director of East Africa and WASH Program Design for Africa
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead in the conceptualization, baseline surveys, designing and proposal writing of WASH Program Areas in Africa.
  • Build capacity of Operation Directors/Managers and WASH specialists from concept development to program design.
  • Monitor and evaluate the WASH Program strategy implementation and follow up support to Country Directors.
  • Support Country Directors and Operation Directors/Managers in coordinating with all appropriate stakeholders in all aspects of program planning, monitoring and implementation for the sector activities in countries.
  • Support Living Water International programs in the improvement of water quantity and quality, Christian witness, sanitation infrastructure and hygiene promotion.
  • Ensure adherence to Quality standards and procedures of Living Water.
  • Lead periodic program monitoring and evaluation in different countries.
  • Work closely with Living Water International program Excellence Group in all program issues.
  • Develop strategic partnerships’ with WASH organizations and governments; participate in regional WASH meetings.
  • Provide Leadership to country offices in East Africa which includes strategy development, financial oversight, amongst others.
  • Ensure all program work is performed safely and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Works to identify and facilitate regional partnerships (implementing partners and private sector partners) and cross-region fertilization of approaches and learning.
  • Negotiates technical and strategic aspects of partnerships.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Minimum Requirements
  • Advance degree in a relevant field preferably an Engineering Degree with relevant WASH Experience
  • At least 10 years progressing experience in program design, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities with at least 5 years in developing countries
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and able to lead a team of Country Directors in East Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience and established reputation in WASH programming
  • Demonstrate experience in understanding of international WASH and diarrheal disease control policy and context.
  • Ability to train and develop capacity of regional and country level staff.
  • Commitment to Christian ethos of development
  • Strong planning, community mobilization and inter- cultural communication skills required
  • Experience working on a USAID or other grant funded WASH programs in improving the overall health status at the household level through improved water access/quality, sanitation and hygiene
  • Strong English language skills including excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Willing to travel regionally up to 35 per cent of the time.

  • How to Apply

    Application process
    Suitably qualified candidates must submit a cover letter (one page only) explaining their suitability and a detailed CV (not more than 6 pages) with details of qualifications and work experience including 3 referees – professional, spiritual and general.
    All offers of employment are made contingent upon successful completion of all applicable background checks.
    Applications to be submitted to the Regional Human Resource Manager for Africa via the following email address: [email protected] by 15th June 2016. Please do not attach scanned certificates at this stage.
    Should you be shortlisted you will be contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date.
    Living Water Africa Region (Living Water International Affiliate) is an equal opportunity employer.

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