WASH Expert Facilitator Job in Kenya

Job Title:  WASH Expert Facilitator

Company Profile:  SoCha (a portmanteau of Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges.

Since our inception in 2010, we have grown into a fully-fledged ME&L services firm that specializes in advancing innovative methodologies and changing the way donors find solutions to social problems.

Background:  To support USAID/Kenya East Africa seeks to advance what self-reliance means for Kenya and the broader region.

To support USAID/KEA to align programming toward promoting self-reliance outcomes, SoCha LLC implements a two-year (optional third year) mission support program to enable USAID to pivot into this journey to self-reliance (J2SR).

The Mission Support for the Journey toSelf-Reliance Pivot (MSP) supports USAID/KEA to understand context, align programs, collect data, understand complexity, and apply learning to program adaptation.

To better understand and develop innovative solutions with public, private, for-profit, and nonprofit partners USAID/KEA released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) in November 2020.

This BAA is a competitive and collaborative process that guides how USAID will co-create activities in western Kenya to address water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges. Local and international partners will be invited to participate in a series of workshops to be held in February 2021.

USAID requests the assistance of the Mission Support for the Journey to Self-Reliance Pivot (MSP) to work with USAID/KEA to design and execute two multi-day virtual co-creation workshops with stakeholders.

Scope of Work:  The MSP program, implemented by SoCha LLC, seeks a consultant to serve as a short-term co-creation facilitator to support USAID WASH activity co-creation workshops. MSP seeks to engage a WASH Expert Facilitator to collaborate with MSP staff and USAID/KEA to design, plan, and execute two separate multi-day virtual co-creation workshops to address WASH challenges in western Kenya.

Roles and Responsibilities

To plan and execute two separate multi-day virtual co-creation workshops the WASH Expert Facilitator will collaborate with MSP staff to

·          Support the USAID/KEA WASH team to develop and finalize two multi-day workshop agenda;

·          Prepare detailed facilitation plans for the workshops, and continuously update facilitation plans as the workshops progress;

·          Prepare workshop materials, including workshop session slides, instructions, participant worksheets;

·          Consolidate workshop presentations from participants and produce overall workshop slide decks, including integration of Mentimeter or similar participation tools where appropriate;

·          Prepare and host virtual workshop meeting spaces (share links with USAID);

·          Facilitate the overall workshops, including question and answer sessions and group discussions, control break out rooms;

·          Assist MSP and the workshop rapporteur to gather appropriate workshop outputs as required to assemble the workshop proceedings report, and

·          Conduct two after-action reviews to reflect on lessons learned and advise USAID on future co-creation workshops.

Deliverables for each multi-day

·          Workshop materials: slides, worksheets

·          Workshop session facilitation

·          Workshop after-action review

Qualifications and experience

·          Experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

·          Experience designing and facilitating activity or project design workshops preferred; experience designing and facilitating donor and stakeholder workshops required.

·          Experience working with USAID.

·          Experience in East Africa, Kenya preferred.

·          Understanding of USAID program cycle and USAID activity design processes.

·          Experience working with and securing sensitive information.

·          Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s preferred.

·          Five years or more of professional experience working in the development sector preferred.

·          Experience designing and facilitating virtual workshops and meetings is highly preferred.

LOE or Contract Length:  The consultant is expected to start working in January 2021 for a period of approximately 9-12 days LOE, lasting through the end of February 2021.

How to Apply:

To lodge an application, please lodge CV via the following link: 

MSP – WASH Expert Facilitator

Applications closes on the 8th January 2021

For any other queries please email us at: [email protected]

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