Civil Engineer

at Population Services International
Published March 13, 2022
Location Kisumu, Kenya
Category Engineering  
Job Type Full Time  


Reports to: Market-Based Sanitation Director

Who we are

With over 50 years of experience working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare by putting the consumer at the center and bringing care to the front door wherever possible. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets, and shift policy and funding to better support consumer-empowered healthcare.

There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience—all with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

We are looking for a technical person, ideally from the engineering sector, to help the leadership of Western Kenya WASH team adhere to high standards of technical competence and quality in designing, improving, and promoting WASH-related products, service, and innovations. The civil engineer has strong communication and project management skills, and the ability to create and review technical specifications that translate into workable implementation solutions for urban, rural and peri-urban communities in Western Kenya.


Your contribution

Under the supervision of the Market Based Sanitation Director, you will:

  • Design and implement new product concepts to the rural and urban WASH market
  • Prototype product concepts on field with consumers and local producers
  • Make recommendations on technical appropriateness of proposed design concept
  • Provide specification, design, bill of quantity and quality standards for new and existing WASH product concepts
  • Develop technical training manuals and guidelines for WASH products
  • Support project management related to product design and business model development
  • Support institutionalization of technical training and quality control within government and private sector insitutions
  • Travel to the field and review technical aspects of new product installation within communities/consumers
  • Serve us a technical liaison for communication on technical aspects of WASH products


Your deliverables

  • Technical design bill of quantity standard and specification
  • Review reports with recommendations
  • Technical training manual tailored to TOT trainings
  • Prototype new product designs and pilot within users
  • Technical quality assessment tools
  • Program briefs, learning notes (in English), and other communication products
  • Program reports (or sections)


What are we looking for? The basics

  • MSc in Civil/Water Engineering or related fields.
  • Minimum 7 years of civil engineering experience in WASH, preferably with a development organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in technical quality assurance and improvement, with ability to document processes and systems in a digestible way and present them to management and staff.
  • Experience with urban sanitation and improving FSM service delivery preferred.
  • Citizen of Kenya;
  • References will be required.
  • Ability to live and work in Kisumu and surrounding counties

What would get us excited?

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with teams.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills, particularly related to technical and market development topics.
  • Previous experience in doing similar work in a development context.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English mandatory


How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and current Curriculum Vitae  by email Subject: Civil Engineer.

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