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WASH Specialist Job in Nairobi

Immediate Start Preferred

Initial 12 month contract with potential extension

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced
WASH Specialist in our operational surge capacity response programme, based in Nairobi.

We are looking for a WASH Specialist with proven experience of relief work, and strong sector specific skills in order to effectively lead the start up and implementation of WASH work within our new DM programme in accordance with Tearfund’s approach to good practice, policy and strategy.

The WASH Specialist will be responsible to provide technical support and advice to Tearfund partners and Tearfund field staff within the sector for the design, implementation and management of projects across Tearfund partners and a potential Tearfund DMT programme, operating in Kenya and Somalia.

The WASH Specialist will be responsible for coordination of Tearfund’s sector activities with the UN, NGOs and Government and for participating in external advocacy activities within their sector, within the UN, NGO and Government community.

  • The post requires frequent travel to field sites.
  • Applicants will have a degree or equivalent in a related sector and be a credible advisor with proven leadership, negotiation, analytical and representation skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people.
  • Applicants must have substantive up-to-date working knowledge of relief environments within an International NGO environment.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is essential.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their applications together with their CVs to

Please indicate “WASH Specialist” in the subject line
Closing Date: 5th April 2012

Due to immediate start date, applications will be screened immediately on arrival, so please apply as soon as possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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