The World Bank Water and Sanitation Specialist (Somalia and South Sudan) Career kenya in Nairobi Kenya 2014 January


Water and Sanitation Specialist (Somalia and South Sudan)
2 Year Term Local Appointment – based in Nairobi, Kenya
The World Bank Country Office in Kenya seeks applications for a Water and Sanitation Specialist.
The post is located in Nairobi, Kenya at the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) mainly covering Somalia and South Sudan.
WSP is a global partnership to help governments provide sustainable water supply and sanitation services to the poor.

Administered by the World Bank with financial support from several donors, WSP is a decentralized program that operates across countries in Africa, East Asia, Latin America and South Asia.

Additional information about WSP can be found on the program website (
WSP’s technical assistance in fragile states aims to transition the water supply and sanitation subsectors from being dominated by ad-hoc emergency interventions to country-led sector development programs.
This aims to re-link service delivery to the national budget and to the political process; hence enhance the rate and reach of service delivery.
WSP seeks to appoint a Water and Sanitation Specialist to lead its work program in Somalia and South Sudan and contribute to WSP’s work in other fragile and conflict affected states.
The responsibilities of the Water and Sanitation Specialist will include, but are not limited to:
South Sudan
  • Provide technical assistance to Public Private Partnerships in small towns;
  • Support the World Bank’s Decentralized Service Delivery Project;
  • Contribute to country poverty and vulnerability assessments with other World Bank units;
  • Provide technical assistance to Hargeisa Water Agency including on strengthening its corporate governance mechanisms, cost recovery and services to the poor;
  • Design and task manage pilot investments for urban and rural environments;
  • Contribute to country poverty and vulnerability assessments with other World Bank units;
  • Masters or higher-level degree(s) in a field relevant to the WSP such as economics, social science, public administration, business administration, engineering, public health, or other relevant field;
  • At least five years of relevant experience in developing country work, including specific experience in the water supply and sanitation sector and project management preferably in fragile states;
  • Demonstrated experience of national sector investment planning, utility reform and implementation of sector monitoring (household survey analysis, public expenditure reviews, water point mapping etc.);
  • Excellent understanding of water and sanitation sector and its linkages to core country systems and processes (public financial management, decentralization, procurement, human resources etc.);
For the full Career kenya description, competencies and selection criteria for this vacancy, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an electronic application at
Once on the site, click on Current Career kenya Openings> Career kenya number >140138
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background.
Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date is February 15 2014.

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