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Water Sanitation& Hygiene (WASH) Program Coordinator Job in Marsabit

FH / Kenya (Food for the Hungry, Kenya) a Christian relief and development agency seeks to fill in the following vacant position at their Marsabit office:

Title:
 Water Sanitation& Hygiene (WASH) Program Coordinator

Reporting to:
 WASH Program Manager

Duty Station:
 Marsabit Regional Office with frequent travels to project locations

Contract Duration:
 3 years

Closing date:
 19th September 2011

Job Summary:-

The WASH program Coordinator will lead the technical implementation of the approved FH Water, sanitation and hygiene projects.

Under this role, he/she will be responsible for carrying out the pre implementation technical and social assessments of the different activities including but not limited to; survey and design, planning of field activities and overall technical supervision of WASH activities and assist the program manager in strategy development and fund raising.

Specific Duties

Result 1:- Backstopping on leadership and strategic development for the WASH program
  • Provide leadership for technical implementation of the WASH FH/K WASH program for staff under him/her.
  • Assist the Program Manager in formulation of the general framework and strategy of the WASH program in including needs assessment for expansion.
  • Assist in the design of monitoring system and strategic assessment of the program
Result 2:- Technical support, Communication, reporting and fundraising
  • Carry out feasibility studies for proposed projects
  • Survey, plan, design and produce working drawings.
  • Ensure effective communication with staff, community representatives and relevant stakeholders.
  • Write concept papers and proposals as per the need.
  • Compile and submit to the manager quality drafts reports for donor reporting.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on WASH activities as per the approved work plans
  • Develop detailed monthly, quarterly and annual work plans and ensure that the planned field activities are followed and targets are met.
Result 3:- Staff Management
  • To supervise and ensure that the WASH staff are fulfilling their assigned roles
  • To Assist the manager in provision of capacity building of staff and relevant partners to facilitate implementation of planned activities
Competencies & Skills
  • Holder of BSc. In water and environmental engineering,/civil engineering or its equivalent from a reputable institution.
  • A minimum of five years working in community based WASH program in an NGO setting.
  • Practical knowledge in design of community WASH systems.
  • Experience in concept formulation.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with hands on planning and design software.
  • Committed to serve the poor in relation to FH/Kenya’s Christian foundation and beliefs.
  • Posses a driving license with at least three years of experience.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, updated CV with three referees and day telephone contacts to:

Human Resources Manager,
P.O Box 14978 - 00800
Nairobi

or email address hr_fhkenya@fh.org

NB:
 Only short listed candidates will be contacted (These are urgent positions and short listing will be done on first received basis.

Interviews will also be conducted at short notice.


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