Sector Manager - Water

Sector Manager - Water

Kenya Markets Trust (Kmt)

Sector Manager - Water

Details of the offer

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the incumbent will provide technical direction andenhance collaborative working relationships with national and county level partners, developand maintain strategic partnerships for the achievement of sector objectives. S/he will providestrategic leadership to the water sector team and drive successful programme implementation

in compliance with the statutory, organisational, donor or other requirements of KMT.

Key Qualifications and Experience:• Master’s degree in International Development, Strategy, Business Management,

Engineering, Marketing, Economics or any other relevant field.

• At least 7 years’ relevant experience in development work, with at least 3 years gained at

management level providing technical leadership in the water sector with multiple

stakeholders and multi-layered teams.

• Demonstrable experience in initiating and managing effective partnerships with

government, private sector and other stakeholders.

• Demonstrated track record and experience in managing projects related to Water and

policy influencing.

• Demonstrable experience in a technical team leadership role on development

programmes, preferably with a specific focus on market development, private sector

development, or value chain improvements.

• Experience in implementing market-based solutions within large-scale sector development

programmes to enhance competitiveness of sectors.

• Strong relationship management skills and capacity to influence at multiple levels across

national and county governments and the donor/funding community.

• Good people management experience, provide coaching and mentoring, and coordinate staff and contract partners in a consultative and collegiate decision-making style.

• Experience of influencing senior level public and private sector decision makers and

communicating to a variety of audiences and media.


Working with the Head of Programmes, set the strategic direction and overall approach forKMT’s water sector implementation work.

• Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of high-quality

interventions and concept notes to achieve water sector objectives.

• Drive effective implementation of the water sector work through a results-based

management process that is aligned with KMT’s long- term objectives in the sector.

• Report the progress of the water sector to the Head of Programmes on a monthly basis or

more frequently as required and participate in portfolio reporting to the Board and funders

on a quarterly basis.

• Lead identification, assessment and engagement of strategic water sector partners and

market actors

• Oversee the grants and partnership management implementation, enforcement and

compliance to all contractual requirements of the sector

• Oversee the design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan and

lead on the use of information generated to ensure that it is usefully deployed to inform

further project implementation

• Ensure quality control on reports and briefs prepared by Intervention Specialists before


• Lead, manage, motivate and develop the water sector team by promoting a culture of

trust based on personal integrity, openness within the team, encouraging their commitment

to KMT’s objectives and meeting their personal development needs.

• Lead development of water sector annual budgets and work plans. Review all project

financial reports to enhance proper and efficient utilization of sector funds, against

planned activities/expenditure plans

• Assume fiscal accountability for the sector budget and ensure the financial management

of the water sector programme is compliant with KMT’s requirements.

• Set KPIs for staff, always aligning with the organisational and sector objectives and

conduct performance management evaluations in a timely manner to ensure superior

levels of performance are maintained.

• Participate in the development and continuous review of the water sector strategy and

development and implementation of the water component of the Annual Operating


• Work closely with the other functions within KMT to progress the broader strategic objectives

of the organization.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 7 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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