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Wash Infrastructure Specialist-Kitui

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of WASH Infrastructure Specialist for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.
The Role
The WASH Infrastructure Specialist will support the Water / Sanitation Advisor to manage WASH infrastructure activities in the designated duty counties by providing quality assurance and quality control for the design and construction of small to medium scale WASH infrastructure, which are to be in compliance with USAID and Government of Kenya environmental and construction codes, reporting, and management requirements.
The Specialist will also monitor the performance and activities of the Engineer’s Representative for larger scale water infrastructure projects.


  1. 8+ years of experience designing and implementing WASH-related programs and/or water resources management at it pertains to water and sanitation services in Kenya;
  2. Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related area;
  3. Conversant with Government of Kenya environmental and construction codes required;
  4. Experience in working on community-based water supply and sanitation program implementation essential;
  5. Familiarity with USAID environmental and construction codes, reporting and management requirements preferred;
  6. Knowledge and experience working on Kenyan water supply and sanitation issues in a devolved setting;
  7. English language written and verbal fluency.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should send their cover letter and CV
Applicants should indicate “Construction Supervisor” on the email subject line and specify which of the KIWASH counties they are willing to work in.


  1. Directly oversee WASH infrastructure projects and activities led by sub-contractors in the designated duty counties with majority of time spent in the field;
  2. Support production of Requests for Proposals/ Requests for Quotations/ Bills of Quantities (RFPs/RFQs/BOQs) and provide inputs on WASH infrastructure site selection, surveys and designs, specifications, deliverables and evaluation criteria;
  3. Participate in bid evaluation committees to select qualified construction firms (sub-contractors) or vendors for equipment and materials;
  4. Ensure timely completion of infrastructure activities in compliance with the contract requirements, (specifications, drawings, environmental monitoring and contractual conditions), USAID rules and regulations and DAI policies;
  5. Liaise and coordinate with County-based Government water/sanitation, education and health staff and beneficiary communities;
  6. Provide guidance on water supply and sanitation infrastructure design and construction to Water Service Providers (WSP);
  7. Provide guidance and inputs to the KIWASH team regarding infrastructure activities;
  8. Regular and timely inputs into KIWASH weekly, quarterly, and annual reports, as well as annual work plan;
  9. Monitor the performance and activities of the Engineer’s Representative on larger scale water infrastructure projects;
  10. Other tasks as required by supervisor.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kitui
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Engineering; Performance monitoring and evaluation; Reporting; Channel and vendor management; Project management; Project implementation; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)