Policy Specialist - STAWI

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  • Added Date: Monday, 16 May 2022
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Reports To:ย  ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  Water Technical Advisor

Length of Contract:ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  5 years

* Please note that this position is contingent upon award of the funding opportunity and the USAIDโ€™s approval of candidacy.

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRSโ€™ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRSโ€™ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Sustainable, Transformative, Accessible, WASH Innovations (STAWI) Project:

Sustainable, Transformational and Accessible Water Interventions (STAWI) project aims to strengthen resilience and expand economic opportunities in targeted northern and southeastern counties through management of water resources, expansion of sustainable water services, and improved use of water within agriculture and livestock market systems. The goal of the project is to 1) Improve governance of water resources and services, 2) increase sustainability of water service delivery, 3) Improve management, efficiency and equitable access to water used for productive purposes and 4) Improve collaboration and learning across stakeholders and strengthen the capacity of county governments for learning and adaptation

Job Summary:

As Policy Specialist you will be responsible for the development and implementation of Policy and Governance Strategy. You will support the development of the necessary legislation & policy framework and steer policy dialogue that stimulates enabling environment & investments for expanding water services. You will directly work with the county government, WASH institutions and Private Sector partners towards a strengthened governance in the sector. Your management and technical knowledge must ensure the delivery of high-quality programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Support WASH policies development and operationalization towards sustainable management of WASH services
  • Conduct stakeholder assessment and support strengthening WASH stakeholder coordination in target counties and national level
  • Support policy dialogue initiatives to enhance participation of stakeholders and communities in planning and prioritization of WASH investments in target counties.
  • Provide technical leadership towards improved governance and capacity building of WASH institutions for WASH service delivery
  • Support the county government and WASH institutions to improve regulatory compliance on service provision and resource management
  • Participate in WASH networks, meetings, and selected working groups as appropriate to represent the project and ensure collaboration and visibility
  • Working with MEL, help define targets with national and county governments as well as water stakeholders, implement data collection systems with partners and monitor progress towards development and business objectives to inform policy development

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