Finance Job in Kenya

In the last 9 years, Sanergy has delivered and scaled the
most affordable and sustainable solutions for non-sewered, safe sanitation in
rapidly growing cities. We aspire to serve 1 million people living in
Nairobi through practical, desirable, and cost–effective sanitation
solutions, and to serve tens of millions of people around the world who face
the same challenges as Nairobi.  At the same time, we are expanding across
Kenya and partnering with cities such as Kisumu. Our growth in the next 5 years
will hinge on the ability to leverage our knowledge of policy as well as our
strategic partnerships both within government & with ecosystem partners to
understand policy and legislation of Sanergy’s operating environment, both at
the national and at the devolved levels of government.

However, according to
the World Bank, it will take 150 years for Kenya to achieve full WASH coverage
at current spending rates. For the government to be able to transform its WASH
sector, and for Sanergy to partner with the government at scale, we must work
to strengthen the regulatory environment and increase the amount of funding
that goes to WASH. These streams of work are dependent on each other: the
better the regulation, the easier it is to attract capital; the more capital
there is, the more regulation is needed to make sure people are being served.

Sanergy is looking for an exceptional individual who seeks to transform Kenya
by joining our Government Affairs and Policy team. The Finance & Regulatory
Specialist will examine and analyse the fiscal and regulatory regime in Kenya
as well as other countries in which Sanergy plans to expand or support local partners
in expanding sanitation services, and then will fight for regulatory and
financial reform in the sector. Together with other teams within Sanergy, the
Finance & Regulatory Specialist will establish strategies as to how the
current fiscal and regulatory regimes could be amended within the legal
jurisdiction. The Finance & Regulatory Specialist will also support
Government Departments through technical support & policy amendment to
sustainably improve finance regimes. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop
    and deploy a strategy to work closely with relevant government
    stakeholders to increase the prioritization of national and county
    budgeting in WASH and sanitation.

  • Work
    with the system to become involved in the budget-making process in Kenya.

  • Build
    capacity of government and other relevant stakeholders on the importance
    of increased financing reform to shape future growth of sector Understand
    how.

  • Develop
    recommended financing structures and mechanisms – with hard numbers to
    back up the ideas! – to promote government investment in serving
    low–income areas with sanitation.

  • Develop
    and deploy a strategy to work closely with relevant government
    stakeholders to strengthen the regulatory environment such that
    non–sewered sanitation is recognized and measurable.

  • Build
    capacity of government and other relevant stakeholders on the importance
    of regulatory reform to shape future growth of the sector.

  • Develop
    recommended metrics for stakeholder analysis and uptake.

  • Coordinate,
    prepare, or review regulatory submissions for projects.


  • Maintain
    current knowledge base of existing and emerging regulations, standards, or
    guidance documents.

  • Interpret
    regulatory rules or rule changes and ensure that the company stays aligned
    with regulatory rules.

Key Qualifications

  • 5
    to 10 years of work experience in research & analysis in the areas of
    law and financing (financing for government projects a preferred
    specialisation)

  • Demonstrated
    understanding of regulatory reform work

  • Demonstrated
    understanding of national and county budgeting processes

  • Demonstrated
    understanding of the WASH sector in Kenya

  • Strong
    connections to relevant government stakeholders 

  • A
    Master’s Degree in Finance Law (or a related degree)

  • A
    self-starter who is motivated to conduct research without supervision

  • Highly
    organized team player, with proactive and flexible work style.

  • Language:
    English required. Fluency in French or Swahili is a plus. 

  • Humility,
    integrity and a sense of humour.




How To Apply

To apply, please submit
here a cover letter clearly indicating your available start date (include
notice period), your interest in this role, and your resume/CV that includes a
list of three referees by Sunday 17th January 2021. Please
note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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