Concern Worldwide – Senior Manager, WASH.

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Job Title: Senior Manager, WASH

Reports to: Livelihoods Coordinator

Direct Reports:

  • Manager, WASH
  • Officer, WASH

Job Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to Concern Programmes field locations (Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Kenya at the time of application – National Position)

Contract Details: Fixed Term One (1) Year Contract, subject to availability of funds and performance

Job Summary:

The incumbent will be responsible for guaranteeing the quality, relevance and scaling of WASH strategy and interventions at the mission, in conformity with Concern and international standards and national policies. The Senior Manager, WASH will contribute to WASH need identifications and fund raising, oversee WASH projects technical implementation and guarantee quality and cost-effectiveness.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the overall co-ordination, planning, monitoring and management of the WASH project activities.
  • Monitoring of the implementation of the WASH strategy and its cost effectiveness.
  • Work with the Concern Worldwide WASH field team to define quality control processes for water and sanitation system improvement projects and support them to deliver high-quality water supply, sanitation and Hygiene projects.
  • Conduct routine need analysis to monitor WASH humanitarian situation and coordinate the identification of WASH needs in the target counties.
  • Identifying the subjects for WASH sectoral advocacy specific to the mission, in collaboration with the Governance and advocacy team.
  • Contribute and/or develop WASH sector project proposals in close collaboration with the Livelihoods Coordinator.
  • Ensure adherence to government standards, SPHERE standards, programme schedules; plan the activities of the section and ensure effective implementation of the programme schedules;
  • Support the development and contribute to the implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools and best practices in the WASH sector that effectively engage partners, donors, and governments.
  • Contribute and/or develop sector project proposals in close collaboration with the Livelihoods Coordinator.
  • Adherence to government standards, SPHERE standards, programme schedules; plan the activities of the section and ensure effective implementation of the programme schedules;
  • Support capacity strengthening initiatives in WASH programming for staff and partner through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and coaching
  • Prepare appropriate and acceptable designs, develop contract documents including drawings, specifications and bills of quantities for approved project activities;
  • To coordinate closely with other Concern programmes, relevant local administration and technical Government Departments and other NGOs doing similar activities in the project areas.
  • Represent Concern Worldwide in WASH TWGs and Coordination meetings at National level and liaise with other organisations working in the sector for collaboration and learning
  • To contribute to planning and budgeting for future technical phases of the project
  • Ensure supervision, acquisition and hand over of Equipment and materials as and where necessary.


  • Adhere to and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.
  • Participating and contributing towards Concern’s emergency response, as and when necessary.
  • Take all possible measure to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager.

Education, Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Degree in Water Engineering, Environmental Health or related field.
  • At least eight years’ experience or Master’s degree in a relevant field with five years’ experience in the WASH Sector, related construction and hygiene promotion.
  • Demonstrated understanding of WASH programming in both Urban and rural context.
  • Good understanding of WASH technology options for ASAL
  • Experience of working with NGOs in insecure areas and working through and with government systems.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Project Cycle Management.
  • Working knowledge of the following technical approaches: CLTS, PHAST, CtC, Sanitation marketing and engineering design.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Microsoft Outlook.

Skills and Behaviours:

  • Managerial skills; resourceful and adaptable work approach; creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Practical construction skills and an interest in low cost and local materials and techniques.
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian principles.
  • Ability to give attention to details.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.

Competencies required:

  • Be able to manage self – Awareness of your own abilities and uses abilities to work well with others to achieve your work and Concern’s objectives.
  • Proactively and effectively share information with others. .
  • Able to delivers on commitments; uses appropriate techniques to help achieve agreed objectives
  • Be innovative and creative by developing and implementing new ideas for effective and efficient progress towards the agreed objectives.
  • Systematically work towards achieving objectives; informed and timely decisions (appropriate to role), to achieve work objectives.

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a consultancy opportunity with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their consultancy contract. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to do consultancy work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, being hired as a consultant with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Follow Concern online:

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter Only to with the subject of the email as “Senior Manager, WASH ’’ on or before Wednesday, 15th June 2022 “. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of recruitment process (for application, written test, interview, training, medical examination etc.) nor act through recruitment agents. This is applicable for all opportunities including staff and interns.




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