WASH Programmes Manager

at IsraAID
Published November 1, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



The primary function of the WASH Programmes Manager (WPM) is to support the Country Director in supervising the implementation of programs and provide technical oversight to all WASH projects. As part of the senior leadership team, the WPM also plays an active role in planning, designing, implementation, development and administration of IsraAID Kenya programs and strategy under the leadership of the Country Director.

The WASH Programmes Manager will oversee the strategic development and positioning of the organisation in Kenya in the field of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene while overseeing the IsraAID WASH programs in Kenya combining management and oversight with department development. In line with IsraAID’s global strategy the WPM will guide the development and implementation of sectoral programs. In this capacity, they will lead the designing of concrete implementation plans for each project, provide budget oversight and ensure donor reports are of excellent quality and prepared in a timely manner. They will identify needs for specialised expertise and work under the supervision of the Country Director to fill those gaps. They will utilize and adapt existing program management and MEAL tools under supervision of Field Coordinator and the Country Director and with technical guidance from the Global WASH Coordinator (from HQ).


Program Management • Reporting to the Field Coordinator, proactively oversee all WASH projects in country through all components of the project management cycle providing ongoing managerial support to coordinators • Ensure that all WASH programs, projects and activities have clear and realistic objectives, identifiable direct/indirect beneficiaries, have a concrete, realistic and impact-oriented implementation plans • In collaboration with the MEAL Officer, ensure effective monitoring and evaluation processes and procedures are followed for each WASH program for the effective and ethical implementation of programs including the development of strategies and the collection of data. • Effectively monitor budget implementation against programmatic targets, with support from Field Coordinator and/or relevant team members • In collaboration with all relevant staff, oversee timely reporting for all WASH programs according to internal IsraAID and donor requirements, ensuring strict compliance with donor contract requirements and reporting deadlines, and that the verification of submission shared with the Country Director. • Lead in organizing project meetings, covering all aspects of project planning and implementation • Ensure that all WASH programs, projects and activities are designed and implemented according to IsraAID’s and international programmatic protocols, guidelines and standards, and
that program planning and implementation are conducted in accordance with core ethics of intervention.

Staff management and Professional Technical Support to Staff • Manage and support WASH programs team, directly supervise programme officers and ensure reporting lines are observed • Manage staffing for WASH programs: design staffing plans for each program in coordination with the Country Director • In collaboration with relevant HQ sector leads and any specialised technical staff in Kenya • Determine training needs for program staff and facilitate the participation of these staffs in necessary trainings in order to build capacity • Ensure learning from the WASH programme contributes to knowledge building and sharing within the country office and IsraAID global.
Strategy and Planning • Ensure effective implementation of the yearly strategic planning for all WASH programs (using existing protocols and guidelines, and updating them when necessary) • Accompany IsraAID’s national partners in the design and implementation of quality realistic WASH programmatic intervention, taking into account the needs on the ground, IsraAID’s mandate and capacity of the partner, as well as donors’ requirements • Identify and collect of best practices to contribute to program experience and design
Administrative and financial management: • Work closely with the Country Director and Project Manager(s)/Area Coordinator to secure strategic funding opportunities and develop proposals based on identified gaps and needs • In coordination with the DEVCOM Department, produce quality reports to ensure accurate, coherent and timely reporting • In collaboration with the Field Coordinator, ensure all budgeting, administrative and procurement requirements, related to the programs are met in a timely and effective fashion • Coordinate procurement and logistics of resources and equipment for programmatic activities
Human Resources and Staff Development • Provide technical support on the recruitment and management of WASH staff, including developing Terms of Reference (ToRs), staffing plan, participating in recruitment processes, and performance evaluations where applicable. • Support the professional development of WASH staff • Facilitate capacity building for team members and partners to develop WASH expertise including coaching, capacity building, mentoring, and supervision
Coordination with external partners • Foster a spirit of collaboration and empowerment with IsraAid local partners. • Ensure that all program decisions are taken in coordination with partners, donors, relevant government structures and community

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