Save the Children Regional WASH Technical Advisor – Jobs in Kenya

Regional WASH Technical Advisor
Every child has the right to survival, development and protection, fundamental rights which the Regional WASH Technical Advisor will work to uphold through programming and advocacy. The Regional WASH Technical Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition and direction for WASH.

In addition, the Advisor will play a critical role in growing the funding portfolio for WASH, including supporting Country Offices in identifying and positioning for key opportunities and developing proposals to ensure child outcomes.

The Advisor will also provide technical assistance and capacity building to their Country Office counterparts to ensure the implementation of high quality and high impact WASH programmes, and supports the generation of evidence to demonstrate impact and sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners. This role includes representing Save the Children in internal and external for a and contributing to thought leadership on priority issues.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

Masters degree in public health, health related disciplines, water engineering or equivalent post-graduate qualification.

Experience and Skills
At least 7 years’ experience of delivering high quality WASH programmes with experience in humanitarian preparedness and response.
Understanding of the development/humanitarian WASH and public health sector in East and Southern Africa region.
Excellent knowledge of theories and practices related to integration of WASH, including health promotion and disease prevention, community-based health interventions and school water and sanitation.
Knowledge of global health issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current trends, methods, approaches, policies and strategies to address national and global health issues, using WASH approaches in the context of conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
Experience of strategy development and planning to develop multi-year, multi-stakeholder public health programmes for both development and humanitarian settings.
Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.
Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children. Leverages evidence in advocacy work with donors and governments on policies and responses to structural drivers
Experience of promoting quality and impact while incorporating gender equality and inclusion, resilience and safe programming.
Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
Track record in successful business development/fundraising with major institutional donors and UN agencies, in both development and humanitarian settings.
Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring with proven experience in facilitating presentations, webinars and multi-day training events.
Proven ability to influence positive outcomes when not managing staff or programmes directly.
Experience working in East and Southern Africa, and facilitating cross-cultural teams.

Experience in first wave humanitarian response, including multi-sector assessments and health response strategies.
Ability to programme with gender transformation lens.
Professional experience of the East and Southern Africa region considered a plus.

Contract duration: 2 year

Location: East and Southern Africa

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply
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