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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Water and Sanitation Short Term Consultant Appointment (150 Days) in Nairobi

The Water and Sanitation Program is an international partnership for improving water and sanitation sector policies, practices, and capacities to serve poor people

Short Term Consultant Appointment (150 Days)

The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a global partnership, administered by the World Bank, with a mission to help poor people gain sustained access to water supply and sanitation services.

WSP works in partnership with country client governments, external support agencies, water sector professionals, civil society and private organizations to improve various institutional, technical, economic, financial, and legal aspects of service delivery options and to promote large-scale programs to accelerate service provision to the poor.

The WSP Africa regional office is based in Nairobi. For more information about WSP please visit

The WSP Kenya work plan covers the following business areas:
  1. Creating Sustainable Services through Domestic Private Sector Participation
  2. Supporting poor-inclusive Water Supply and Sanitation sector reform
  3. Targeting the urban poor and improving services in small towns
WSP-AF plans to hire a Sanitation Consultant for the coordination and implementation of sanitation activities planned as part of the 3 business areas.

This will be in collaboration with the Government of Kenya, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and other partners, who are jointly working to achieve the following:
  • Strengthening of the enabling environment for sanitation and hygiene at national and local levels including the development of strategies in consultation with government partners;
  • Working with the Government of Kenya to strengthen the supply side for sanitation products and services including analyzing bottlenecks in the supply chain and identifying market interventions and solutions;
  • Creating household demand for improved sanitation and the upgrading of basic latrines to improved latrines by supporting the Domestic Private Sector. Enhance the sanitation supply chains towards introducing market interventions to enhance service delivery. Support consultants working on sanitation supply chain enhancement initiatives;
  • Working with local governments, IFC and other partners including local governments to provide solutions for commercial latrines;
  • Supporting low income and informal settlements in the Coast Water Services Board areas of Malindi and Mombasa with sanitation infrastructure through working with investments from various sources including International Development Association (IDA) World Bank Credits i.e. WaSSIP1 and KISIP2, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the European Union, amongst others;
  • Monitoring performance in hygiene and sanitation sub sector.
The Sanitation Consultant will report to the Task Team Leader. S/he will coordinate activities with the Kenya Country Coordinator and WSP-AF Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Team Leader, as well as collaborate with teams in the other countries in which similar projects are being implemented/or supporting key programs in Kenya.

The following are the outputs of the consultancy:
  • A comprehensive supply and demand side strategy for household sanitation in the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and Ministry of Local Government.
  • Deliver one private sector transaction in collaboration with IFC for the household sanitation solutions
  • Circulate minutes of Environmental and Public Health subsector coordination meetings
  • Implement low income and informal settlements WSS infrastructure projects in 2 urban areas of Malindi and Mombasa from IDA and AFD
  • Work with IFC and other partners on private sector partnerships to deliver Commercial Sanitation Blocks in 2 local authorities
The successful candidate will have:
  • An advanced degree, Masters or PhD in engineering, public health, social science, business, social marketing, economics, institutional development;
  • at least 8 years of professional experience in country level development issues, including experience in the water supply and sanitation sector;
  • experience in working with the private sector on areas of small scale enterprise, micro finance, marketing and related fields;
  • an excellent understanding of water and sanitation sector policies, how they fit in broader country development challenges, and trends in the sector’s environment (decentralization, privatization, etc.).
Qualified candidates are requested to submit application via email to:

The closing date for receipt of application will be March 30th 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  1. WaSSIP – Water and Sanitation Service Improvement Project - IDA credit
  2. KISIP – Kenya Informal Settlements Improvement Project - IDA credit

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