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GOAL Ireland is an international humanitarian organisation currently working in 11 countries globally. 

GOAL’s work in Kenya began in 1983 with emergency and development initiatives. GOAL targets street and slum children and youth through a programme of Support for Children and Youth in Difficult Circumstances. 

GOAL current programme target areas include Nakuru in rift valley and informal settlements in Nairobi.. 

Currently responding to the emergency in Northern Kenya. The drought has affected 2.85million people in Kenya and 10million people in the horn of Africa.

Job Title: WASH Engineering Technician 

Job Location:Northern Kenya – Marsabit

Reporting To: WASH / Field Manager

Overall Description

General Description of the Role:
The WASH engineer technician will assist WASH/Field Manager to develop and implement the Emergency water, sanitation element of the programme including planning, implementation, supervision and evaluation of activities, outputs and objectives of the WASH project. 

The WASH engineer technician will be expected to ensure timeliness of implementation and that each element of the programme addresses WASH priorities of the beneficiaries.

Key Duties:
·                     Assist and advise the WASH Manager in the overall development of the programme;
·                     To ensure the overall co-ordination, planning, monitoring and management of the WASH project activities;
·                     Contribute and/or develop sector project proposals in close collaboration with the WASH Manager, Programme development manager and WASH Coordinator. 
·                     Develop and ensure adherence to government standards, SPHERE standards,  programme schedules; plan the activities of the section and ensure effective implementation of the programme schedules;
·                     Prepare appropriate and acceptable designs, develop contract documents including drawings, specifications and bills of quantities;
·                     To coordinate closely with relevant local administration and technical Government Departments and other NGOs doing similar activities in the project areas.
·                     Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities both in beneficiary schools and communities.
·                     Liaise with WASH Manager and Logistics Officer specifically in requesting and managing procurement and logistics for project-related equipment and materials.
·                     Ensure quality of materials and workmanship in the programme activities;
·                     Support and develop the capacity of team members, community workers and volunteers;
·                     Liaise with other parts of the team to ensure consistency of messages, communication and practices with the community and beneficiaries;
·                     Represent GOAL in sector meetings and liaise with other organisations working in the area with WASH projects.
·                     Develop and document standards and techniques through demonstration models with the aim of developing water and sanitation facilities that can be provided to beneficiaries cost effectively;
·                     Prepare internal weekly, monthly and external timely reports for the project as required.
·                     Participate in project evaluation and contribute to the technical evaluation components of the project. 
·                     To contribute to planning and budgeting for future technical phases of the project
·                     To undertake site visits to check construction progress and ensure compliance with project design, proper construction standards, health and safety requirements and adherence to schedules. It will be the engineers responsibility to ensure that all construction works are completed to the high international standards expected by GOAL and its’ donors.
·                     To develop implementation plans and to ensure these plans and GOAL policies are used in the project implementation, including budget controls, procedures, activity coding etc.
·                     To compile and evaluate lessons learnt at the completion of the project.
·                     Carry out any other tasks as may be requested by the line manager and WASH Coordinator.
Person Specifications (Requirements):
·                     Essential: managerial skills; resourceful and adaptable work approach; creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
·                     Higher National Diploma or Degree in Civil Engineering, Water engineering, Hydrology or environmental health 
·                     Minimum 2 years’ experience in WASH project design and implementation in emergencies
·                     Experience of working with NGOs in insecure areas and working through partners.
·                     Proven initiative in developing new programmes.
·                     Practical construction skills and an interest in low cost and local materials and techniques.
·                     Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
·                     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·                     Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian ethics.
·                     Experience in working with sphere standards in closed and open settings.  
How to apply
To apply for the above position, please send your CV by email, listing three reference including your last direct supervisor and salary expectation to or drop it to our Marsabit office. 

Please put the job title, “WASH Engineering Technician” in the subject line of the email/envelope.

The closing date for all applications is Tuesday 11th December 2012. 

Education Project Officer

The Education Project Officer will be responsible for the day to day contact with the community and organisations/ institutions to ensure all activities and support relating to GOAL Kenya programming in Education activities is fulfilled. 

Specifically he/she will offer support to partners for both implementation and capacity building in Education programming. 

He/She will supervise staff supporting schools to implement child friendly spaces and child centered teaching through the moibile school units. 

He/She will be reporting to the Child Empowerment and Education Manager (CEP Manager)

·                     Coordinate and supervise delivery of learner centred teaching using the mobile school units and child friendly spaces establishment and operationalization of the same.
·                     Participate in the assessment and selection of appropriate partners for education programme implementation
·                     In liaison with the CEP Manager and Community Education Officer, he/she will be responsible for the reviewing and updating of mobile school units teaching materials to suit learners’ needs.
·                     Support GOAL partners (subgrantees) in the implementation of projects through capacity building and training in order to enhance impact among vulnerable children and youth in the education sector;
·                     Support partners’ implementation by ensuring data for all relevant indicators is collected, verified, stored and shared appropriately.
·                     Assist in the development and execution of proposals, budgets and work plans for the sector and partners;
·                     Liaise with the CEP Manager to sensitise partners and other stakeholders on key education issues;
·                     Support partners to ensure they mainstream gender, child protection,peace enviromental issues and HIV/AIDS  as crosscutting issues in their schools/centres;
·                     Work in liaison with other GOAL projects to establish referrals and linkages between partners and service providers, and link children and youth to education services for support;
·                     Participate in the overall monitoring and evaluation of the education project to ensure that the project meets its objectives;
·                     In liason with CEP  Manager, represent GOAL in education networking and collaboration fora
·                     Link partners to complementary GOAL Kenya or external activitities to enhance their knowledge, skills and access to services;
·                     Actively monitor partners’ performance and compliance to GOAL Kenya’s standards;
·                     In consultation with the  CEP Manager, work with the education team and partners to improve programme quality by incorporating best practice and lessons learnt; 
·                     Prepare project and activity reports and submit them on a timely basis to the CEP Manager;
·                     Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEP Manager from time to time.
·                     Bachelor’s Degree in Education and/or post graduate qualification in education.
·                     Minimum of 3 years’ experience in education development activities preferably in an NGO. 
·                     Experience in basic education for vulnerable children and youth will be an added advantage.
·                     Experience in working with different stakeholders in the sector including but not limited to the ministry of education
·                     Skills  and experience in child friendly school standards
·                     Knowledge of project implementation, including budgets and periodic report writing.
·                     Conversant with community work and issues pertaining to informal settlements.
·                     Knowledge and interest in education issues, particularly in relation to vulnerable children and youth.
·                     Strong commitment to child protection issues and familiarity with all codes of conduct in the children sector.
·                     Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively in a team.
·                     Good planning, organising, problem solving, analytical and mentorship skills.
·                     Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·                     Computer literate.
·                     Must be willing to work in Nairobi’s informal settlements
To apply for the above position, please send your CV (maximum THREE pages) listing three reference including your last direct supervisor and salary expectation to 

Please put the job title in the subject line of the email. 

The closing date for all applications is Sunday 16th December 2012. 

Only short listed applicants will be contacted and responded to after interviews. 

This is a local position

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer, qualified male and female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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