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Water Services Trust Fund Short Term Contracts - Social Field Monitors for the UPC funded projects

The Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) is a state corporation established in 2004 as part of the Water Sector Reforms in Kenya mandated “to assist in financing the provision of water services to areas of Kenya which are without adequate water service”.

The Social Field Monitor will act as an advisor on a range of sociology activities during the planning, implementation and commissioning phases of projects including, but not limited to, community sensitisation and mobilization, recruitment and training of water kiosk and public sanitation facility operators, public health and hygiene promotion and operation and
maintenance routines.

Specific responsibilities and Requirements of the Social Field Monitors

  • Assessing project progress, including quality standards, timeliness and appropriate usage of finance, and reporting on project progress and problems;
  • Supporting the WSPs in developing & implementing the accompanying measures programme.
  • Advice the WSPs on appropriate sites for the water and sanitation facilities.
  • Providing advice and guidance to project Task Teams;
  • Facilitating liaison between the WSTF, WSBs and WSPs and within Task Teams;
  • Supporting Task Teams in coordinating the inter-relationships between engineering, social and support activities
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in the UPC approach and suggest changes;
  • Supporting the WSPs to establish a strong presence in project areas through development of customer care concepts and supervisory tools and routines;
  • Training of facility operators (lead by the Social Field Monitor).
To fulfil expectations all Field Monitors will need to demonstrate the following attributes:
  • Team players with an understanding of how teams work;
  • Commitment to capacity building and experience in training, particularly coaching;
  • Willingness and freedom to spend over 80% of contracted time in project areas;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Ability to influence a group while ownership and responsibility rests with others;
  • Good communication skills with strong analytical and report writing ability;
  • Experience in working in low income areas will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated expertise, understanding and ability in designing tailor made community mobilization and sensitization activities; hygiene promotion; and,
  • participatory methodologies for project design, implementation and evaluation.
Qualifications and requirements:
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Social Sciences (Sociology, Environmental Studies or Community Development);
  • At least 3 years experience in working with communities on water and sanitation developments;
Your application should consist of a Cover letter, CV and 3 References and should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Water Services Trust Fund,
CIC Plaza 1st Floor,
Mara Road, Upper Hill,
P.O. Box 49699 00100

So as to reach the WSTF on or before the 21st October, 2011.

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