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Technical Officer Job in Kenya

WWF - The Global Conservation Organization, Kenya Country Office (WWF - KCO), is seeking to recruit a 

Technical Officer – Lake Naivasha Water Resource Users Association (LANAWRUA) 

to be based in Naivasha.

The Technical Officer will work on full time basis to promote water stewardship amongst water users in Naivasha basin. The incumbent will take lead in WWF-M&S project implementation, strengthening work done by Alliance for Water Stewardship in Naivasha basin.

Major duties include:
  • technical support to LANAWRUA delivering the WRUA responsibilities as mandated by Water Act 2002; 
  • Support Lake Naivasha umbrella WRUA and other WRUAs in the basin when requested 
  • Responsible for the timely delivery of the activities described in the project
  • Mobilise private sector and other beneficiaries benefiting from upstream land management initiatives to establish upstream small scale farmers out growers scheme
  • Support WRUAs to develop awareness and communication materials on WAP, PES and sustainable land use
  • Prepare LANAWRUA financial and technical reports.
Required Qualifications and Experience; 
  • Possession of a first degree Hydrology/Hydrogeology/water engineering from a recognized university
  • 3 years experience on integrated water resource management including ground water hydrology and Watershed management in Kenya
  • Good knowledge of Water Act 2002 and Kenya Constitution in regard to Natural resource management
  • ability to work with private sector and water users
  • good skills in proposal and report writing as well as budget preparation
  • proficiency on WRUA Development Cycle especially in regard to WRUAs applications cycle to the Water Service Trust Fund
  • knowledge of political economy and shared water risks in Naivasha sub-basin.
Interested candidates adhering to WWF’s values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable should send a letter of application and a detailed CV to the Human Resources Manager, WWF- KCO, email by and not later than 29 August 2011. 
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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