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Nairobi, Kenya
I am a focused and result oriented Kenyan who has wide experience working with civil society and government of Kenya for a period of 13 years. My professional experience include sustainable agriculture, natural resources & environmental management, water and climate change. I hold a Master of science in project management and Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources management.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Professional Experience:
Presently working with the Water Services Trust Fund as Programme Officer: Environment. My duties are as follows:
• Support development of both short and long-term investment strategies and plans for the Water Resources investment.
• Develop and promote effective tool/standard systems for investments e.g. unit cost.
• Liaise with and support the implementing partners
• Appraisal and verification of project proposals.
• Monitoring the implementation of all investments in liaison with Water Resources Management Authority to ensure compliance to technical, social, cultural and financial standards.
• Follow up the cross cutting issues
• Spearhead mainstreaming of Environmental across at WSTF
• Prepare timely reports and project briefs for presentation to the stakeholders.
• Provide information required by the Auditor
• WSTF Desk officer for the climate change coordinating WSTF climate change in collaboration with the Climate change council.
• Focal point person for the World Bank’s Kenya Off Grid Solar Access Project
• Perform any other duties as be assigned by the Team Leader from time to time.

Achievements up to date.
• Currently Member and task force member of establishing a climate change investment at the WSTF
• Spearheaded technical assistance to WSTF on feasibility study of Catalysing Low carbon & green technologies for effective water services delivery in Kenya from the Climate Technology Innovation Centre- CTCN Denmark.
• National focal person for the feasibility study on “ Catalysing Low carbon & green technologies for effective water services delivery in Kenya- September 2016 up to date.
• Focal point person for the World Bank’s Kenya Off Grid Solar Access Project
• Involved in the DANIDA Green growth and EU climate proofing programmed design expected to start in July 2016 for Arid and Semi- Arid Lands (ASALs)
• Involved in design of the GOS/GOF financing for water resources and rural programmes at WSTF currently supporting 6 No. counties, ongoing.
• Involved in the upcoming Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) design programme for WSTF and World Bank, February 2015
• Initiated Result Based Reporting for WRUAs between WSTF and WRMA, March 2015.
• Appraisal of WRUA project proposals, presentation to the management investment committee and investment committee
• Heading the Environmental sustainability committee and spearheaded the WSTF environmental sustainability policy formulation and its implementation.
• Marketing of the Water Resources Investment (WRI) funding model through writing articles and participation in workshops and international conferences.
• Supported the review of the Water Resources Investment (WRI) manual to adapt to arid and semi arids lands

Master of Science in Project Management with the Irish International University. July 2007- January 2008. Post Graduate diploma in Project Management- Cambridge Association of Managers.(CAM)UK 2005-2007. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management. Egerton University, Njoro.2001.
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, SWAHILI
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