Wash Manager Job in Kenya

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Wash Manager Job in Kenya

Kenya Red Cross Society is a leading humanitarian organization sustainably promoting the wellbeing, health and resilience of communities in Kenya.  The Society is seeking a qualified professional in the following position

Position Title:                         Wash Manager  

Reporting to:                          Head of Disaster Management

Location:                                Nairobi, Headquarters

Overall Purpose


Responsible to the Head of Disaster Management for effective design, development, implementation and evaluation of community-based safe and affordable water and sanitation programmes. Specific duties include supervising the construction and rehabilitation of water supply systems and sanitation facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with Regions, Branches and other stakeholders to develop water and sanitation strategic plan and budget in line with KRCS strategic objectives and government’s policies and priorities
  • Provide technical support and supervision to Regions and Branches to ensure effective implementation of watsan projects
  • Design and develop specifications for the procurement of water and sanitation equipment, machinery and related hardware
  • Coordinate the construction of new water supply systems and sanitation facilities  
  • Identify and map existing non-functional water systems for rehabilitation or new sites for construction of sanitation facilities 
  • Plan and coordinate emergency watsan relief activities in response to disasters in liaison with DPR department
  • Coordinate and monitor prudent utilization and application of available resources
  • Contribute in the development, implementation and evaluation of capacity building programmes aimed at equipping and strengthening staff, volunteers with skills for sustainable community-based water, sanitation and hygiene programming
  • Coordinate preparation of funding proposals and appeals for resource mobilization in line with the strategic plan  
  • Implement strategies for strengthening collaborative partnerships and networks with stakeholders, donors, government agencies, the private sector and other players  
  • Coordinate monitoring, evaluation reporting and documentation of watsan hardware programmes  
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans using participatory community methods
  • Develop and implement lobby and advocacy programmes with a view to reform laws and policies that hamper the implementation of programmes
  • Represent the Society at meetings, conferences and workshops and other forums to promote and articulate issues related to humanitarian relief
  • Prepare concept papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Relevant BSc qualification in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualifications
  • Over five (5) years experience in developing, implementing community-based water, sanitation and hygiene programmes especially in arid and semi-arid areas.

Key Competencies

  • Knowledge of water and sanitation, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives
  • Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to build collaborative relationships  
  • Technical expertise in strategic management, project planning and budgeting, resource management as well as programme monitoring and evaluation 
  • Demonstrated competence in resource mobilisation including implementation of effective fundraising strategies to increase resource through grant proposals 
  • Ability to develop and implement accountability and performance management systems, as well as provide support for professional development
  • Ability to maintain high standards of personal integrity; establishing productive relationships; treating individuals with fairness and respect 
  • Ability to empower programme staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet, auto-card and other engineering design software
  • Ability to monitor project against milestones, double-checks the accuracy of information to discover weakness and strive for high quality performance.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through https://www.redcross.or.ke/careers to reach us not later than 4th November 2022; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job disclaimer and notification:

Kenya Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.

Kenya Red Cross Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment