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Providing solutions to some of the most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges

Operations Director, Western Kenya - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activities (WASH)

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Winrock is seeking Operations Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)project in Kenya. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services. The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.


  • Responsible for day-to-day project implementation, including management and oversight of the financial and administrative aspects of the project, including procurement, grants, sub-contracts, accounting, IT, logistics, human resources, transportation and administration.
  • Supervise a team of finance, procurement and administrative professionals.
  • Provide support to the COP and work with technical, operations and functional managers to ensure that project activities are being effectively implemented and in compliance with Winrock International and USAID policies and regulations.
  • Liaise with finance, administrative, and logistics staff to ensure that all operational activities are executed in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to the overall program planning, monitoring and reporting to ensure timely and efficient progress in line with project goals and objectives.
  • Provide input and review for project documents including annual work plans, quarterly and weekly reports, and communications materials.
  • Liaise with USAID staff in country to facilitate program activities, and maintain relationships with partners, grantees and other project stakeholders.



  • Master’s level degree required, in business administration or a related field

Work Experience:

  • At least 10 years work experience working in similar positions on USAID or other donor-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in project and operations management and supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID policies and regulations regarding financial management systems and reporting, procurement processes, and grants management.


  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the initiative and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili required

**Please note that all CVs must be submitted in English.*

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.

Pre-tax deductions

for Health, Dental, and Vision insurance premiums.

Flexible spending accounts (fsa):

Unreimbursed medical, qualified dependent care, qualified transportation, and van-pooling.

Short & long-term disability:

Winrock pays 100% of the premium for employees

Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment (ad&d) insurance

Winrock pays the premiums for this coverage. Coverage for both plans are valued at 3x the base salary of the employee, with a maximum coverage amount of $600,000.


The employee will pay a percentage of the premium


Winrock pays the premium for employees. Employees can elect additional coverage for qualified dependents for an additional cost.


The premium is paid for by the employee. Coverage can be elected for qualified dependents.

403(b) defined contribution plan

Winrock contributes 10% of your base salary into this plan. Employees are fully vested in the plan after one (1) year of continuous service.

Paid leave

10 Vacations days (20 depending on status), will increase to 20 days after two (2) years of service. 10 Sick Days 10 paid holidays Parental Leave

Winrock International at a glance

Providing solutions to some of the most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges

Winrock International focuses on Agriculture. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, Winrock International has raised $675.785K of funding; their latest round was closed on February 2020.

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