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PO -WASH & Construction Officer

Purpose of the Position:
Ensure successful implementation of Water Supply Systems, Sanitation, Hygiene, all other Construction infrastructures and multiple use of water initiatives contributing to child wellbeing outcomes. S/he will ensure integration with sponsorship management interventions.
To successfully do so, the position holder must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.


Responsibilities

Effective Project Design, Planning and Implementation 30%
·         Facilitate timely and quality implementation of Water, sanitation and Hygiene projects, other construction infrastructures and multiple use of water initiatives.
·         Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to WASH and Construction initiatives are effectively applied in project implementation.
·         Provide overall construction site management in strict adherence to the approved designs.
·         Facilitate field visit for all respective line ministries to inspect progress of works and validate all the inspection reports (this includes quantified work done)
·         Supervision of contractors during implementation to ensure quality workmanship, safety and value for money is achieved within schedule.
·         Facilitate Site-possession, handing over and commissioning of projects
·         Carry out Technical Design of WASH and Construction projects as need arises
·         Preparation of the tender documents (Technical Specifications, Drawings, Bills of quantities and Terms of Reference).
·         Participate in the ADP tender committee to offer all the technical advice.
·         Facilitates Topographical Surveys, Environmental Impact Assessment and GIS activities
·         Maintain an updated Site Book for all construction works
·         Facilitate communities to identify viable WASH and construction projects and negotiate for way leaves and easement and ensure their participation in the implementation of the same
·         Ensure cross cutting themes are integrated into the WASH project
·         Participate in Child Sponsorship Management
Quality Assurance – Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation 25%
·         Supervise and Monitor WASH and Construction interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standards.
·         Development of Project Designs and Annual Operation Plans. (4D matrices, DIPs, Annual Budgets).
·         Facilitate WASH project surveys (Assessments & Baselines) and evaluations.
·         Develop quality monthly, quarterly, semi- annual, annual and end of projects reports in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.
·         Document and disseminate best practices on Water, sanitation and Hygiene projects in the ADP.
·         Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.
·         Facilitate regular WASH & Construction review meetings for the WASH team as well as participate in the ADP review meetings
·         Ensures participatory monthly data collection are conducted (involving communities and partners) using the standardized tools
·         Contextualization and utilization of reporting guidelines
Advocacy, Engagement, Networking & Partnerships 10%
·         Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers
·         Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the Program’s focus area at the Ward, Sub County and County levels
·         Participate in the Annual County Government’s Planning and Budgeting process and influence resource allocation to the priority needs of the most vulnerable groups within the Program Area
·         Ensure that Program participants and partners are kept informed of all the Government laws and policies in respect to the Technical Program being implemented and any changes to government laws, policies and budgets
·         Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives
·         Work with community groups to utilize advocacy approaches such as Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and Child Protection Advocacy (CPA) to enable service users and local partners to engage directly with local government service providers to improve the quality of government services for children and to generate information and evidence for use in national level advocacy work.
·         Ensure effective mobilisation of community groups, youth and children, empowering them to hold their governments to account
·         Support communities groups, youth and children to engage constructively with duty bearers and service providers to improve access to, and quality of, essential services
Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity building 10%
·         Capacity Building of CBOs and Water Users Committees to be able to effectively manage WASH facilities
·         Capacity building of WASH staff (WASH officers, Sanitation and hygiene officers, Project accountant, Interns, and drivers) and communities in programming and implementation of WASH and construction projects.
·         Support preparation and conducting training for water Users Associations to empower them to run their own water supply systems on a sustainable way
·         Support preparation and conducting hygiene and sanitation promotion training sessions.
·         Ensure that all WASH staff within the ADP meet or exceed basic professional requirements in relation to WASH initiatives
·         Undertake staff performance management for supervisees
·         Ensure incorporation of economic empowerment and sustainability in all project interventions.
Resource Acquisition 10%
·         Develop timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with APA Manager, other sector specialists
·         Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventions
Sponsorship Management 10%
·         Ensuring Integrated Sponsorship monitoring
·         Participate in Child Sponsorship Management
·         Provide project data for STEP system & Child monitoring and ensure use of STEP data for projects programming.
Others 5%
·         Effectively manage other assignments as may be delegated to you by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications: 

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
·         Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or a related field.
·         Minimum two years proven experience in working/programming in either relief or development including managing a large scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects
·         Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.
·         Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff
·         Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
·         Knowledge of MS Office, Lotus Notes and statistical program (e.g. SPSS).
·         Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities
·         Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS will be an advantage.
·         Proposal/concept paper writing skills for fund raising.
Key Competencies/Attributes:
·         Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
·         A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity in Water, Sanitation and hygiene projects through training.
·         Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
·         Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity
How to Apply

Sanitation and Hygiene Officer
Purpose of the Position:
The position supports the WASH Engineer to successfully implement Area development Sanitation and Hygiene (S&H) activities and Interventions to contribute to child wellbeing outcomes.
Specifically the Sanitation and Hygiene Officer will guide and supervise implementation of S&H projects in the ADPs, support development of staff and community capacity building in S&H, participate in mobilization of S&H resources and ensure implementation is done in close collaboration with WV Kenya staff, the local community, the Kenyan government and other relevant agencies.
In order to successfully do so, the S&H Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others

Responsibilities:

Coordinate activity implementation in line with WVK standards and donor requirements 60%
·         Identify and implement viable sanitation and Hygiene promotion technological options within the ADP
·         Develop detailed implementation plans and monitor implementation of Sanitation and hygiene project activities in the ADP.
·         Provide support in implementation of Sanitation and Hygiene projects to ensure quality, effectiveness and timely implementation.
·         Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to WASH initiatives developed in coordination with QA and NO-WASH are effectively implemented by staff within the ADP.
·         Collaborate with QA and the National sanitation and hygiene coordinator to provide the ADP with the appropriate technical orientation needed to achieve proposed child and community wellbeing outcomes through sanitation and hygiene initiatives;
·         Ensure that ADP staff monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for S&H related project activities;
·         Capacity building of staff and communities in programming and implementation of S&H activities.
·         Preparation of bills of quantities for projects e.g VIP latrines and pre – cast sanitation slabs
·         Participate in development of timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with ADP technical staff and other sector specialists in WVK.
To facilitate community entry and mobilization for support in activity implementation. 15 %
·         Provide support in community mobilization towards projects implementation within the ADP
·         Liaise with the village health committees/community health workers in mobilizing the communities towards their participation and contribution toward the project goals and ensuring the same is achieved.
·         Undertake awareness campaigns and carry out participatory training of stakeholders such as Water and Sanitation committees/communities/village health promoters in health aspects, hygiene and environmental sanitation
Facilitate networking and collaboration of the IPA with sector stakeholders 10%
·         Collaborate with Ministry of Health and other relevant departments in implementing the S&H activities
·         Liaise with consultants and government line ministries in providing relevant S&H technical advice to WASH project Manager and Community
·         Promote advocacy on sanitation and Hygiene issues within the programme area.
·         Participate in Sanitation and Hygiene coordination and other meetings as may be required in the programme area.
·         Liaison with the County government in identification of projects
·         Engage with key stakeholders, Community, government, church and other civil society representatives within the ADP in order to maximize the impact of ADP efforts.
·         Any other relevant responsibility as may be assigned by the ADP leadership or other relating supervisors
Facilitate monitoring and evaluation of sanitation and hygiene activities and preparation of timely progress reports.10%
·         Record number of people trained or reached by several hygiene promotion messages.
·         To record all community contributions either in materials, cash form etc and estimate their local monetary value.
·         Develop monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and end of projects reports on Sanitation & hygiene and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with WV Kenya and Donor requirements.

·         Document and disseminate best practices on sanitation & hygiene projects.
Others 5%
·         Effectively manage other assignments as may be delegated to you by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications: 

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
·         Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or a related field.
·         Minimum two years proven experience in working/programming in either relief or development including managing a large scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects
·         Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.
·         Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff
·         Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
·         Knowledge of MS Office, Lotus Notes and statistical program (e.g. SPSS).
·         Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities
·         Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS will be an advantage.
·         Proposal/concept paper writing skills for fund raising.
Key Competencies/Attributes:
·         Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
·         A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity in Water, Sanitation and hygiene projects through training.
·         Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
·         Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity
How to Apply

Regional Resource Development Officer
To lead the region and support the National Offices efforts to drive growth in EAR region for private non-sponsorship and public/institutional grants income in alignment with regional and NOs strategy.
To support the National Offices in increasing and diversifying bilateral, multilateral, major foundations, private public partnerships, GIK non-food items, corporates and grants income, by providing over strategic direction in line with Regional and National Offices strategies.
To build relationships, capacity and collaboration to effectively grow the portfolio, ensure effective pipeline and win rate to meet programming needs.
To support productive engagement and retention of governments, multilateral and private sector donors through successful grants implementation and strong donor relations with the aim of maximizing and diversifying the funding base.

Responsibilities

Strategy and Leadership:
·         Provide day to day leadership and management to the Regional Resource Development Function in supporting National Offices (NOs) grants acquisition and management.
·         In conjunction with Regional Office of Strategy Management and the Regional Leader (RL), and National Directors (NDs), provide strategic direction for grants acquisition (both public and private) in the region in alignment with NO needs, strategic initiatives and contribution to Child Well Being (CWB) targets.
·         In accordance with Global GAM processes and the NO Business Planning Cycle, assist the RL and NDs in setting annual grant income projections to be used in the NDs Performance Agreements.
·         Lead team planning, ensuring efficient and effective deployment of time and talent to effectively support NOs.
·         Lead capacity development planning with Regional Office (RO), NO, Suport Office (SO). Lead efficient issue resolution across NO/SO as needed.
Grants Acquisition:
·         Assist NOs in setting up vibrant Grant Acquisition Management (GAM) teams and structures and ensure that competent staff are recruited by NO GAM teams.
·         Enable NOs to manage opportunity pipeline tracking planning (i.e. regional/country level donors mapping, strategic direction and areas of alignment, etc) maintaining an overview of regional grant funding and resource development in aligment with NO strategic directions and Our Promise 2030.
·         Ensure in coordination with SOs and the RO, cross functional team support to NOs for proposals development.
·         Support the NOs in the development of consortia whenever necessary in preparation for upcoming opportunities.
·         In collaboration with the global center and SO technical and ministry specialists, support the prepositioning of unsolicited proposals and the development of a pipeline of innovative products.
·         In line with Global GAM facilitate and ensure the use of a key grants database for performance monitoring and portfolio management in SAP region in place. This database includes past grant performance (All grants – US, EU, DFID, JICA, Global Fund etc.).
·         Provide background information to facilitate readiness for concept/proposal development.
·         Support NOs to understand and use the Grants Risk Assessment Form to facilitate the Go/No Go Decision.
·         Depending on size of grant, profile and donor requirement, work with P&C and relevant SOs to hire high performing staff (i.e. chief of party, etc).
·         To stimulate and provide strategic direction for NOs to pursue non-traditional funding sources, identifying emerging or untapped high potential donors and new emerging models.
·         Lead engagement with Learning Centers and SOs to build shared ownership and engagement in Resource acquisition.
·         Support local Resource Development and branding, in conjunction with Communications.
Pre-positioning & Donor Engagement:
·         Identify key relationships to strengthen national and regional positioning and elevate WV’s profile with peer agencies, government, foundations, multilateral, private sector and donors.
·         Work with and through National Offices and in collaboration with SOs IPG colleagues, to cultivate and maintain strong donor relationships at regional and country level, developing engagement strategies for each donor or a group of donors.
·         Monitor the donor competitive landscape, and circulate funding forecasts to NOs to enable them to organize prepositioning meetings with donors.
·         Provide support and guidance to NOs in development of capacity statements to be utilized during prepositioning meetings with donors.
·         Maintain an up-to-date record of the requirements of current potential regional donors and be proactive in the lookout for opportunities for regional donors etc.
·         Research, analyze, develop, and track relationships with new and current donors at regional level and share information with NOs.
·         In conjunction with Regional Communications department, develop key marketing material and external audience mapping to assist RO/NOs to preposition WV in East Africa.
·         Participate in strategic regional donor meetings with foundations, bilateral and multilateral institutions etc.
Grants Management & Compliance:
·         Mobilize cross-RO functional support to NOs for GAM performance (RL, finance, operations, P&C, strategy, technical, QA).
·         Ensure significant Grant audit / implementation issue are brought to the attention of NDs, RL/ SDO. Coordinate with SOs, NOs and the ARFDG to ensure key grant document as per the agreement are tracked. (semi & annual reports, mid-term and final evaluation reports, quarterly financial report etc.) and a successful close out of large scale grants.
·         In conjunction with finance ensure compliance in key grant areas (e.g. eligibility, CAL, match, grant decision making powers, etc). Flag critical policy or systems issues needing resolution by GC.
Collaboration and Learning:
·         Support capacity building of GAM units at RO/NO level, including technical staff and LCs to build their GAM capacity. Prioritize NOs to support.
·         Strengthen capacities in grants-related and resource mobilization areas at regional and country level through capacity building, mentoring, coaching etc.
·         Lead, manage and provide capacity building support to employees in the RDU department, & seconded staff by ensuring clear goals and accountabilities are established and achieved.
·         Ensure individuals’ performance and development needs are met, and employees are high performing and engaged.
·         Engage in NO GAM staff hiring processes. Depending on size of grant, profile and donor requirement, work with P&C to hire high performing staff (.i.e. chief of party, etc.)
·         Identify capacity gaps at NOs in grants acquisition and management and other factors leading to poor win rates and grants implementation and work with SOs and the RGM to address them.
·         Lead capacity development planning with RO, NOs & SOs (i.e. identification of capacity gaps at NOs in GAM, capacity building initiatives for National Directors in Grants acquisition, grants management training in various government and multilateral donors’ regulations, training in common areas leading to poor grant implementation, as well as partnering and innovative programme design).
·         Lead with the SOs, the roll out of the partnership grants acquisition training software (i.e. Proposal Pro) and the use of Horizon for opportunity tracking.
·         Support/initiative innovative funding streams, e.g. work with global capacities to enhance Local Marketing and fundraising, International contracting and tendering, grants leveraging trough foundations, match (cash or in kind).
Engage in respective working groups to support:
·         NRDs in planning a sustainable funding base.
·         FC, Response offices identify and develop new products to match or bridge grants.
Regional representation at various fora:
·         To ensure appropriate representation of the region at strategic fora that could lead to resource acquisition and enhanced programming collaboration.
·         Represent the region in the grants community fora (internal and external to WV).
·         Participate in WV internal grant communities-GAM Hubs and Global Grants Compliance Unit.
Others:
·         Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director Operations/Regional Leader (SDO/RL)
·         Attend and participate in devotional meetings.

Qualifications:

·         Master’s Degree in Development, Social Science, Management or other field applicable to developing country context preferred.
·         Bachelor Degree in International Development, International Relations, Rural Development or any related field.
·         Leadership capabilities that includes coaching staff to high level of performance & engaging in effective cross cultural & cross functional working to achieve shared goals and effective indirect line management.
·         Experienced networker with an ability to maintain a good up to date knowledge of the grant opportunities and trends in the humanitarian sector.
·         Excellent knowledge and experience of project management with government and multilateral agencies grant funded projects and experience of grant compliance procedures for major bilateral and multilateral donors.
·         Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.
·         Strong organization and delegation abilities; high performance and quality standards; negotiation skills; ability to motivate teams and inspire teamwork.
·         Track record of successfully training, developing/mentoring and supervising grant staff.
·         Ability to engage at a strategic level with bilateral and multilateral donors, IO and INGO etc.
·         Ability to manage donor expectations.
·         Strong budgetary and financial management skills.
·         Strong understanding of systems design and implementation protocols.
·         Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.
·         Excellent written and spoken English.
·         Proven ability to manage competing priorities.
·         Able to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
·         Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff.
·         Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
·         Perform other duties as required.
·         Working knowledge of the WV Partnership preferred and ability to interface sensitively with people from various departments in both field and support offices.
·         Proven experience in development work with a thorough understanding of sustainable development and sectoral interventions.
·         At least 5 years of team management experience, preferably from a National Office.
Work Environment/Travel:
·         The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 35% of the time.
How to Apply

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