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Jun 13, 2017

Catholic Diocese of Maralal Project Officer (WASH) Job in Kenya

Vacancy Announcement

Job Title: Project Officer - WASH
Job Location: Maralal
Reports To: Emergency Coordinator
Duration: 1 Year
Background: The Catholic Diocese of Maralal (CDM) is a committed faith based organization that supports integral human development of the pastoralists’ communities living in Samburu County.

Under the development arm of Catholic Diocese Maralal, Caritas Maralal, plays an integral role in responding to the social, environmental and economic development needs of the communities through its established organizational structures.
In response to the drought emergency in Samburu County, the Diocese of Maralal in partnership with CRS intends to provide support to the affected populations. 

Interventions will concentrate on emergency livestock and WASH, natural resources management and agricultural livelihoods.  

In this response, Caritas Maralal seeks to fill the position of WASH officer, the job description is as follows:-

Primary Function:
The Project Officer - WASH will lead the implementation and monitoring of all emergency WASH activities in Samburu County. 

The Officer will work closely with CRS project staff to ensure the use of technically appropriate implementation approaches and reporting, consistent with donor requirements.

  • Work closely with the Caritas Maralal emergency project staff to conduct community needs assessments.
  • Lead the identification and design of WASH related infrastructure, while working closely with relevant line ministries to ensure all appropriate approvals are sort.
  • Offer technical support in the engagement of civil works contractors.
  • Supervise WASH construction including pipeline extensions, borehole rehabilitation and small-scale irrigation scheme.
  • Work closely with emergency maintenance teams to coordinate emergency repair of water points. 
  • Lead hygiene promotion activities and ensure close collaboration with County Public Health Officers.
  • Train water user’s associations/management groups on sustainable management of water schemes.
  • Work closely with local WASH suppliers and artisans to establish a sustainable goods and services supply chain for water schemes.
  • Establish and sustain hygiene promotion in selected schools in the target communities.   
  • Prepare construction site briefs, trip reports, hygiene and sanitation promotion activity reports and offer input for the compilation of periodic donor reports. 
  • Actively participate in periodic project review and learning meetings.
  • Collect all WASH related monitoring and evaluation data and ensure consistent updating of M&E worksheets.
  • Contribute to the work plan review and monthly cash forecasting.
Key Working Relationships
  • Caritas Director.
  • Emergency Coordinator.
  • Agriculture and Livelihoods Officer.
  • Finance and procurement departments.
  • CRS’ emergency project staff.
  • Local and international NGOs implementing WASH activities in the County.
  • County government relevant departments.
  • Higher National Diploma in Civil or Water or Environmental Engineering or any other related field. A degree will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years’ experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programing preferably in Arid and Semi-Arid regions in Kenya.
  • Experience in design and construction supervision of water supply system.
  • Experience in sanitation and hygiene promotion.
  • Advanced computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and basic working knowledge of CAD software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with local communities and County governments as appropriate.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple work demands in high-stress environments and work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

An application letter and CV should be sent via email to [email protected] cc. [email protected] and [email protected]  

The job title should be indicated on the email subject. 

The CV should include a day-time contact phone number, as well as names and contact information of three references. 

All applications should be received by Close of Business Wednesday, June 23, 2017.

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