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Job Title: Water Engineers - 11 positions


 Field Based

Closing Date:
 January 05 2011

Purpose of the Position:

The position supports the IPA Manager to successfully implement and supervise community based water supply, sanitation and Hygiene interventions to contribute to child wellbeing outcomes.

Specifically the Water Engineer will guide and supervise implementation of WASH projects in the IPA, support development of staff and community capacity building in WASH, participate in mobilization of WASH resources and ensure implementation is done in close collaboration with WV Kenya staff, the local community, the Kenyan government and other relevant agencies.

In order to successfully do so, the Water Engineer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Provide support in implementation of Water and sanitation and Hygiene projects to ensure quality, effectiveness and timely implementation. Develop, monitor and evaluate Water, Sanitation and hygiene project indicators and standards for use by IPAs.
  • 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 District in providing technical support and assistance to all Water, Sanitation and Hygiene projects Develop timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with IPA Manager, other sector specialists and EDR Group.
  • Supervise the construction and rehabilitation of water supplies, sanitation and hygiene interventions in strict adherence to the Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standards Capacity building of staff and communities in programming and implementation of WASH projects.
  • Promote advocacy on Water, sanitation and Hygiene issues.
  • Develop monthly, quarterly, semi- annual and end of projects reports on Water and Sanitation and hygiene and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.
  • Support preparation and conducting training for water Users Associations to empower them to run their own water supply systems on a sustainable basis
  • Support preparation and conducting hygiene and sanitation promotion training sessions
  • Monitor project budget ensuring fund accountability as per WV standards and donor regulations;
  • Prepare and review all contracts to be awarded to vendors of goods and services related to water and sanitation project
  • Prepare TORs for project’s surveys, evaluation and review evaluation reports Lead assessments and proposal development for marketing to get additional funds for water supply, sanitation and hygiene interventions
  • Supervise and guide all the project staff under him/her who may include water technicians, sanitation and hygiene staff, drivers etc
  • Document and disseminate best practices on Water, sanitation and Hygiene projects in the IPA Participate in Water and Sanitation and Hygiene coordination and other meetings in field level as may be required.
  • Any other relevant responsibility as may be assigned by the IPA manager or other relating supervisors
Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • Degree/ Diploma in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or a related field.
  • A minimum of Three or Ten years proven experience for degree or Diploma holder respectively in working/programming in either relief or development including managing a large scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Lotus Notes and statistical program (e.g. SPSS).
  • Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities Proposal/concept paper writing skills for fund raising.
Job Details 

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How to Apply

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, one of whom must be a church leader/priest/pastor, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than January 5, 2011.

People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
P.O. Box 50816 - 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Please indicate clearly on the envelope or on the subject line the position you are applying for.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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