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- Nairobi - Kenya
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Nationality : Kenyan
Birth date : 1977-01-14
Field of expertise : Environmental Management / WASH Program Management / Policy and Governance


Water, sanitation and hygiene expert with over sixteen years experience in design and management of WASH development programmes with good understanding of WASH-green growth-SDGs nexus. I also have experience in advocacy and policy influencing with strong networking and partnership building skills.

Work Experience

Senior Project Manager - Stockholm Environment Institute (Nairobi - Kenya)
Working closely with consortium of international partners (GIZ, Wateraid, Oxfam, Ostella Consulting, Kellogg Consultants, BORDA, Dotwerkstatt, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, I provide overall leadership of the consortium and management of WASH knowledge management project. I am also involved in implementation of a number of WASH projects including sustainable water partnerships (SWP), transforming development disaster risk (TDDR), resource value mapping (REVAMP)-for sanitation, and International Climate Initiative (IKI) as well as maintaining creative partnerships.
Manager - Urban Investments Programme - Water Sector Trust Fund (Nairobi - Kenya)
Led the Water Sector Trust Fund’s (WSTF’s) urban WASH portfolio through the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the urban WASH programme within Kenya. I provided strategic programme leadership for the WSTF-Urban WASH team working with a wide range of development partners including KfW, GIZ, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and EU among others as well as representing WSTF in different forums.
Programme Officer - Water Services Trust Fund (Nairobi - Kenya)
Responsible for programme design, development, implementation, management and monitoring & evaluation of many projects implemented under several water utilities. Technical quality assurance and leading teams in the development of programme implementation approaches and concepts for up-scaling.
Programme Manager - Centre for Women and Youth Development (Nairobi - Kenya)
Supporting partners in ensuring efficient and effective project management covering key aspects of planning, project field implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and policy development.
Project Officer - Practical Action (Nairobi - Kenya)
Community mobilization and capacity building towards attainment of improved urban services through enhanced partnership with other organizations in urban planning while supporting the development and training of community committees in managing group savings for improved shelter development.
4. Volunteer Community Development Coordinator - Silanga & Lindi CBOs Coalition – Kibera (Nairobi - Kenya)
Supporting a coalition of Community Based Organizations in Kibera on programme design & coordination, fundraising, networking, environmental awareness & training and representation on matters.


Master - The university of Nairobi (Nairobi - Kenya)
Engineering > Environmental
In this MSc, I specialise in Irrigation, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering which entails the application of the science and art of engineering to the planning, design and management of of natural resources of air, soil, water systems for control and utilization of water resources for industrial, amenity, domestic and livestock consumption, irrigation and the drainage of excess water from fields to minimize the adverse impact of human activities and other processes on the natural environment.
Bachelors - Unversity of Nairobi (Nairobi - Kenya)
Engineering > Environmental
Gain technical skills and knowledge suitable for career a long water, sanitation, agriculture and planning among other lines.


Kiswahili - Fluent
Dholuo - Native
English - Fluent
French - Basic


A two-weeks, short course on upscaling up community management of water and sanitation programmes conducted by Network for Water and Sanitation (NETWAS) - Kenya.
Sector governance in urban sanitation offered online by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Short online course in Management Skills and Leadership Development offered by Master Class Management, USA.
Short online course in Organizational Development for Water Services and Sanitation Utilities offered by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Short seminar on Project Management offered by Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA).
Online training course in Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning offered by the World Bank Institute.
Programme Management Professional Certification (PgMP) course offered by Centre for Finance and Project Management.


2014-10-01 Taking sanitation service provision to the next level. - Simon O. Okoth and Jacqueline K. Musyoki
A concept for up-scaling basic sanitation in the peri-urban areas in Kenya. Poster presentation, Third IWA Development Congress 2013/10/14 - 2013/10/14, Nairobi – Kenya.
2017-08-01 Scaling up Faecal Sludge Management in Kenya’s Urban Areas. - S. O. Okoth, J. K. Ronoh, A. Dubois and D. Mbalo
Case study of Faecal Sludge Management innovation in Kenya focusing on up-scaling of sanitation services in Kenya’s Urban Areas. Stockholm World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017.
2017-08-01 Reuse oriented faecal sludge management in Kenyan towns. - Simon Okoth, Alexandra Dubois, James Murage, Ismail M. Shaiye
Abstract on smart solutions in water and waste management for liveable cities focussing on sanitation interventions in Kenya that applies circular economy principles along the entire sanitation value chain.
2018-09-01 Integrated Urban Pluvial Flooding Analysis and Modelling for Nairobi West and South C in Nairobi City. - Simon Okoth, Dr. Christian Omuto and Dr. John P. Obiero
Master's thesis. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Vol. 7, Issue No. 6. Pages 334- 354:, #ijsrnet.

Software & Other Relevant Skills

Microsoft windows office, SPSS
Water Evaluation And Planning (WEAP)

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