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Job Title: Project Officer – WASH

Ref: WASH 2017/6-09
 
Job Location: Kilifi and Kwale County
 
Reports To:Emergency Coordinator 
 
Duration: 1 Year
 
Availability: Immediate

Background: The Archdiocese of Mombasa cover Mombasa, Kwale, Taita taveta and part of Kilifi County. 

It covers 30,432 square kilometers with a population of 2,983, 693 in the four Counties. Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa implements Humanitarian, Social and emergency activities through Caritas Commission. 

Caritas mission is to “To promote sustainable community development, justice and human dignity for the most vulnerable members in the Mombasa Archdiocese through integrative humanitarian and economic interventions”

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.

The Catholic identity is at the heart of CRS’ mission and operations. CRS welcomes as a part of its staff and partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share values and commitment to serving those in need. 

In response to the drought emergency in Kilifi and Kwale Counties, the Archdiocese of Mombasa in partnership with CRS intends to provide support to the affected populations. 

Interventions will concentrate on emergency livestock and WASH, natural resources management and agricultural livelihoods.  

Primary Function: The Project Officer - WASH will lead the implementation and monitoring of all emergency WASH activities in Kilifi and Kwale Counties. 

The Officer will work closely with CRS project staff to ensure the use of technically appropriate implementation approaches and reporting, consistent with donor requirements.

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Caritas Mombasa emergency project staff to conduct community needs assessments.
  • Lead the identification and design of WASH related infrastructure, while working closely with relevant line ministries to ensure all appropriate approvals are sort.
  • Offer technical support in the engagement of civil works contractors.
  • Supervise WASH construction including pipeline extensions, borehole rehabilitation and small scale irrigation scheme.
  • Work closely with emergency maintenance teams to coordinate emergency repair of water points. 
  • Lead hygiene promotion activities and ensure close collaboration with County Public Health Officers.
  • Train water user’s associations/management groups on sustainable management of water schemes.
  • Work closely with local WASH suppliers and artisans to establish a sustainable goods and services supply chain for water schemes.
  • Establish and sustain hygiene promotion in selected schools in the target communities.   
  • Prepare construction site briefs, trip reports, hygiene and sanitation promotion activity reports and offer input for the compilation of periodic donor reports. 
  • Actively participate in periodic project review and learning meetings.
  • Collect all WASH related monitoring and evaluation data and ensure consistent updating of M&E worksheets.
  • Contribute to the work plan review and monthly cash forecasting.
Key Working Relationships
 
Internal:
  1. Caritas Director.
  2. Emergency Coordinator.
  3. Agriculture and Livelihoods Officer.
  4. Finance and procurement departments.
External:
  1. CRS’ emergency project staff.
  2. Local and international NGOs implementing WASH activities in the County.
  3. County government relevant departments.
Qualifications
  • Higher National Diploma in Civil or Water or Environmental Engineering or any other related field. A degree will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years’ experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programing preferably in Arid and Semi-Arid regions in Kenya.
  • Experience in design and construction supervision of water supply system.
  • Experience in sanitation and hygiene promotion.
  • Advanced computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and basic working knowledge of CAD software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with local communities and County governments as appropriate.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple work demands in high-stress environments and work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Job Title: Project Officer - Agriculture & Livestock

Ref: Agriliv 2017/6-09

Location: Kilifi and Kwale

Reports to:Emergency Coordinator

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: Immediate 
Background: The Archdiocese of Mombasa cover Mombasa, Kwale, Taita Taveta and part of Kilifi County. 

It covers 30,432 square kilometers with a population of 2,983, 693 in the four Counties. Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa implements Humanitarian, Social and emergency activities through Caritas Commission. 

Caritas mission is to “To promote sustainable community development, justice and human dignity for the most vulnerable members in the Mombasa Archdiocese through integrative humanitarian and economic interventions”
 
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. The Catholic identity is at the heart of CRS’ mission and operations. 

CRS welcomes as a part of its staff and partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share values and commitment to serving those in need.
 
In response to the drought emergency in Kilifi and Kwale Counties, the Archdiocese of Mombasa in partnership with CRS intends to provide support to the affected populations. 

Interventions will concentrate on emergency livestock and WASH, natural resources management and agricultural livelihoods.  

Primary Function: The Project Officer will coordinate and monitor all emergency project activities including emergency livestock interventions (emergency livestock feeds and veterinary services), seed aid & input fairs and WASH activities in Kilifi and Kwale counties of Kenya. 

The Emergency project officer will keep abreast of important approaches in emergency programming and training to ensure the use of technically appropriate implementation approaches and reporting, consistent with donor requirements.

Responsibilities
 
Program coordination
  • Ensure program quality through development and implementation of periodic project reviews and learning.
  • Support implementing of the program
  • Represent Caritas in all relevant county level coordination meetings including but are not limited to: county level WESCCORD, and the county steering group meeting.
Representation, Coordination, and Communication
  • Coordinate with the relevant county level NGO emergency actors to ensure effective targeting and implementation of the projects.
Key Working Relationships
 
Internal:
  1. Caritas Director
  2. Emergency coordinator
  3. Caritas project accountant
External:
  1. CRS staff
  2. Local and international NGOs,
  3. County government relevant departments
Qualifications
  • Degree in Livestock or Agriculture related field
  • 5 years’ experience in livelihoods programing preferably in the Coast or Arid Areas
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with local communities and County governments as appropriate.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple work demands in high-stress environments and work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Professional proficiency English.
Program Manager Competencies
  • Sets clear goals and manages toward them
  • Collaborates effectively with staff and stakeholders
  • Manages financial resources with integrity
  • Applies program quality standards to project design and organizational learning
Emergency Competencies
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to Apply

An application letter and CV should be sent via email tohr@mombasacatholic.org 

The job title should be indicated on the email subject. 

The CV should include a day-time contact phone number, as well as names and contact information of three references. 

All applications should be received by Close of Business Wednesday, June 19, 2017.

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