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Water Technician Job in Kapenguria Kenya

ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-governmental organization created in 1993.

Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to non-discrimination and transparency principles.

ACTED’s vocation is to support vulnerable populations worldwide and to accompany them in the construction of a better future.

The programmes implemented by ACTED in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America/Caribbean, aim at addressing the needs of the populations affected by wars, natural catastrophes and/or economical and social crises.

ACTED has been present in Uganda since 2007, and currently implements its interventions in Gulu, Amuru and Oyam (Acholi and Lango regions) as well as in Nakapiripirit (Karamoja region) where the organization works on a cross-border basis with Pokot districts of Kenya.

Job Title: Water Technician

Reporting to: Water Engineer

Duty Station: Kapenguria

Area of Operation: Karamoja & Pokot Area

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Water Engineer, the Water Technicians will be responsible for:
• Supervising rehabilitation of dams/pans and construction of sand dams and rock catchments.
• Ensuring materials delivered to sites are kept in safe custody and properly utilized
• Ensuring the safety of skilled and unskilled labour during construction phase
• Supervising the pump mechanic during repairs and installation of pumps
• Keeping proper records of rehabilitated and constructed works
• Preparation of bill of quantities and simple designs of water facilities
• Reporting to the Engineer on weekly basis on progress of works
• Pumping tests for the developed wells and recommending appropriate pumps to be installed
• Community mobilization during implementation of project
• Ensuring that environmental aspect of project sites are well incorporated during construction and post construction phase.
Contract period: Open ended with probation period of 3 months.

Qualification & Experience:
• Diploma in water supply/Engineering, Certificate in participatory methodologies.
• At least 2 years work experience in the water and sanitation sector in rural areas of Uganda or Kenya;
• Work experience with pastoral communities;
• Knowledge of participatory approaches, especially PHAST;
• Excellent communication skills
• Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
• Proven ability to work creatively and independently in the field;
• Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
• Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
• Fluency in Pokot and or Karimojong an added advantage.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their CV’s, copies of academic certificates and cover letter and telephone numbers of three professional referees to the address below not later than 10th June 2011.

ACTED Uganda/Kenya,
Finance Administration officer,
P.O Box 585
Kapenguria/Kenya

Or email: kapenguria.finance@acted.org


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