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Engineer: GOAL NGO Jobs in Kenya

General Description of Programme:
In 1992, GOAL established an office in Nairobi. Since then GOAL has provided assistance to those who are living and working in the slums of Nairobi. In 1996, GOAL began implementing programmes in the city targeting street children and providing basic services to families living in poverty in the slums. It is estimated that there are 135,000 street children in Nairobi, the capital city.
1.     GOAL Kenya operates a development programme in Nairobi through a variety of health, HIV and education initiatives. Its overall objective is to empower vulnerable children and youth in difficult circumstances to enjoy their rights and fulfill their potential for sustainable well-being. GOAL also works with local partners in the area of urban water and sanitation in Nairobi in the construction of bio-latrine community centres.
2.     GOAL Kenya is also implementing emergency initiatives such as transitional shelter in South Rift and a food security response in Eastern Province (Diocese of Kitui).
The Engineering Coordinator will be responsible for devising and guiding the overall approach for engineering projects in Kenya.
Closing date: 06 Aug 2010 Location: Kenya
Key Duties:

Oversee the planning and development of all GOAL Kenya engineering activities;
1.     Overseeing the completion of GOAL’s 3 remaining bio-latrine centres in Nairobi
2.     Sign off on the rehabilitation works of water infrastructure in Mutomo
3.     Ensure that GOAL’s low-cost shelter housing project in Nakuru continues to be implemented to high quality standards.
4.     Input and coordinate plans on potential school WASH activities in slum areas
  • Weekly reporting on progress to the ACD programmes;
  • Guide the monitoring, evaluating and impact assessment of engineering activities;
  • Coordinate all of GOAL Kenya’s engineering activities with relevant local authorities, ensuring work is done in compliance with existing regulations and guidelines of the relevant sectors (e.g. Education, Health, Public Works, Water Development, Agriculture);
  • Maintain an overview of project finances, using information from the finance department to monitor project finances on a monthly basis and ensure expenditure is controlled;
  • Develop the capacity of the national engineering staff through mentoring and by identifying specific professional development needs and recommending relevant trainings;
  • Liaise with other organisations involved in engineering projects and programmes
  • Provide quarterly engineering reports to GOAL Ireland;
  • Carry out other reasonable tasks as requested by the ACD programmes.
Person Specifications (Requirements):
  • Degree level qualification in civil engineering.
  • Minimum of five years work experience.
  • Experience in managing teams and capacity building.
  • Management experience in the construction sector.
  • Experience in rural areas and community development programmes such as water / sanitation, housing, with physical works implementation.
  • Experience of water point and latrine design and construction.
  • Experience in flood mitigation works, with understanding of fluid dynamics.
  • Familiarity with financial management systems.
  • Proven ability in information management and report writing.
  • Proven initiative in developing new programmes.
  • Experience in multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary teams and programmes.
  • Computer skills.
  • Analytical and strategic planning skills, creative approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Fluent English.
  • Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian ethics.
  • Willingness and ability to live and work in a rural environment.
How to apply
Send CV and cover letter to applications@goal.ie

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