WASH Assistant Engineer Job in Kenya


Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Assistant Engineer

Location: Mutomo, Kitui County, Kenya

We believe in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all.

We believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right.

For more than 100 years, we have worked with global partners to deliver locally sustainable, quality healthcare solutions to women, children and their communities.

We’re ready to make it 100 more.

We believe change starts with her.

We work tirelessly for women’s and children’s health because they are disproportionately affected by illness and poverty.

We know that healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated, and confident children, and that communities depend on their livelihoods. We’re making an impact – learn more.

Building around a new CHAMPS (CHildren And Mother PartnershipS) model, CMMB will work at both the
community and clinical levels in these targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death.

In addition, CMMB will expand its volunteer program to strengthen health care delivery in CHAMPS-supported facilities, and will engage with the pharmaceutical industry to help meet the needs of CHAMPS communities and facilities.

CMMB is committed to learning and evolving in order to successfully achieve impact in its strategy, and will have strong vertical and horizontal team structures in alignment to the global strategy in order to encourage accountability, communication, and effective project management.

We believe in people.

We strive to live out our core values of collaboration, love, excellence and respect every day. We provide our employees with a competitive salary and a meaningful benefits package, with opportunities to learn and grow. We especially encourage all persons of diverse backgrounds to apply. Read more from our President & CEO below.

Department Summary

The Programs Department plays a critical role in achieving CMMB’s strategy around improving the lives of
women and children, by leading the provision of high quality programs focused on children’s and mothers’ health, and particularly in the development and implementation of our CHAMPS model.

This team is also responsible for generating revenue from and partnering effectively with government(s), major foundations, and other major donors, and will help to position and enhance CMMB’s technical capacity and reputation in the field of global healthcare.

CMMB has been working in Kenya for almost 15 years. CMMB works to ensure that the most vulnerable
populations, especially mothers and children, have access to quality services in health care, health promotion and illness prevention.


Under the supervision of the program manager, the WASH Assistant Engineer is responsible for supporting all scale-up of public health engineering components of the WASH activities, constructions, and renovations in CHAMPs implementation in Kitui South.

The WASH Assistant-Engineer will be responsible for providing technical guidance to contractors, skilled and unskilled daily laborers, and partners at field level under his duty areas of assignment and ensure that public health engineering components of the program implementation adheres to appropriate National and international standards and guidelines.


·  Support the program in facilitating the process of establishing smooth and fulfilling work relationships with host government offices and their implementing arms.

·  Support the Program in preparing detailed renovation plans including drawings, requirement estimates (BOQs), budget estimates and a monitoring and evaluation plan

·  Supervise ongoing constructions or renovations and ensure they meet quality standards

·  Support the timely start-up of planned WASH and construction undertakings in Kitui South

·  Assist and technically support the program in the design, implementation and oversight of all public health education of the overall WASH response.

·  Represent CMMB at various levels of WASH platforms including the WASH Cluster and its technical working groups when assigned by the supervisor.

·  Deputize the Community Health Officer and/or Program Officers during their absence.

·  Work closely with other CHAMPs functions – including RMNCH, logistics and finance, HR and administration – to ensure programmatic integrations, effectiveness, efficiency and compliance.

·  Support the program in drafting internal and external reports by collection and sharing basic primary data from field on regular basis.

·  Guide, train and support community water facilities management committees to discharge their duties

·  Support the program in Identifying infrastructural and IPC problems within health facility settings to come up with technical and financial propositions of how they can be fixed.

·  Identify WASH needs within target communities, including identification of water systems, analyzing dysfunctionalities, and coming up with technical and financial proposition of how the systems can be restored

·  Support the program to prepare detailed procurement, supply, and spending plans for identified
undertakings under your areas of assignment as needed.

·  Supervide and support contractors, skilled and unskilled labors and volunteers in closely and daily following up related interventions implementation to meet the anticipated quality standards.

·  Any additional tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Key Competencies

·  Project Management (Planning and Time Management) – accurately scopes out the length and the difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshal’s people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.

·  Problem Solving – analyzes problems, seeks input from others and considers a variety of solutions. Chooses most efficient and effective solutions with attention to the impact that solution has on other projects and tasks.

·  Technical Skills and Learning – seeks out resources to enhance technical skills, and readily learns new industry processes, systems and products.

·  Conversant with regulatory codes and laws that govern the construction industry and able to advice the program leadership to ensure full compliance.

·  Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.

·  Basic knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project design.

·  Strong oral and written communication skills.

·  Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software and CAD software.

·  Ability to solve problems and recommend corrective action as needed.

·  Strong organizational and attention to detail needed to adhere to project deadlines.

·  Effective communications in information shared by ensuring attention is paid to the specific components of the communication, successful delivery and accountability for specific components.


·  Minimum Diploma in civil engineering, Water engineering or any relevant field of study.

·  At least 2-3 years of national work experience in NGO setting, working on emergency and development WASH or any other humanitarian project is strongly desired.

·  Fluent in local language and excellent in English.

·  You have excellent coordination and networking skills including liaison with stakeholders

·  You are comfortable working for a faith-based organization.

·  You believe in CMMB, where we’re going, and what we can do together to achieve Healthier Lives

How to Apply

Visit our CAREERS PAGE for more information and CLICK HERE to apply online.

All applications must be received by 9th November 2022.