Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ACTED WASH Officer Job in Maralal Kenya

Department: Program
Position: WASH Officer
Contract duration: Open-ended
Duty Station: Maralal
Starting Date: Immediately

ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable populations world-wide and to accompany them in building a better future. 

ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its head-quarters in Paris, France.

ACTED Kenya is looking for an experienced, driven and committed development professional to fill the post of WASH Officer. 

This position will support the successful implementation of ACTED Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) interventions in Samburu County, East Pokot County, and Turkana South County, in order to contribute to improved health outcomes and water access for these marginalized agro-pastoralist communities.

Reporting to the Area Coordinator, her/his key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Ensure effective implementation of ACTED WASH programming in accordance with program requirements and in line with WHO, GOK, and international standards;
  • Oversee selection and repair of selected water sources;
  • Lead implementation of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and other programming focusing on hygiene and sanitation behaviour change at the individual and community-level
  • Conduct capacity-building for community groups and staff in the area of water resource management;
  • Co-ordinate and network with the Government, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Community Based Organizations and NGOs and other relevant departments working in the area in providing technical support and assistance to all Water, Sanitation and Hygiene projects;
  • Other duties as required
Qualifications/Skills Required
  • A diploma/degree in Water Engineering, Water Resource Management, Hydro-geology or a related field (Public Health, etc.).
  • A minimum of five years (if a diploma holder) and 2 years (degree if a degree holder) experience in working/programming in either emergency/relief or development, including managing community-based water, health, and sanitation projects with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects (CLTS, sanitation infrastructure, hygiene promotion, etc.)
  • Background in implementation of projects with a component of CLTS
  • Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.
  • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
  • Ability to conduct and effectively communicate community WASH (including sanitation and hygiene) needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office), English & Kiswahili fluency are the minimum requirements. Fluency in Samburu, Pokot, or Turkana local languages desired and a clear advantage
  • Experience of working in a team and coordinating the work of project staff of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to handle, prioritize, multiple tasks simultaneously.
Application Procedures
All interested persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, three professional referees, expected salary and contacts to 

ACTED Kenya Offices in Maralal PO Box: 401 

or post them to kenya.jobs@acted.org 

and received on or before 5.00PM on 03 September 2013. 

DO NOT ATTACH ANY CERTIFICATES while posting your application online.

Please note that due to the urgency of the position, shortlisting will be on on-going basis and only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer