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VSF Germany Community- Led Total Sanitation Facilitator Career in Kenya

VSF Germany is an international Non Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance.  In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in southern Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food safety but also with developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.
The Project:
VSF G is preparing to implement the Water Facility project in partnership with Solidarites international in Northern Kenya. The proposed project will be implemented in the Northern Marsabit area of Kenya, an Arid and Semi Arid Land (ASAL). Activities will be implemented in 11 localities in the northern half of Marsabit. In terms of administrative boundaries, these localities are located in Loiyangalani, Chalbi and North Horr Districts, which have been recently subdivided from the “former Marsabit District”.
Northern Marsabit is one of the poorest areas in Kenya. It is an area predominantly inhabited by the pastoralist communities. The region suffers from recurrent droughts and regular clashes among tribes living in the region as well as with tribes from the neighboring countries of Ethiopia and Sudan.VSF Germany shall implement the water activities in the traditionally pastoral communities of El Gade, Balesa and Dukana. These communities use over 100 protected and unprotected shallow wells which are almost all open to both human and animal use.
The problem here is rather water quality than water quantity. In response, VSF G will construct shallow wells using well rings cast in concrete and build the capacity of the local well builders to build these wells and donate at least 4 well moulds when the work is finished. In this way, VSF-G will introduce an improved (but still familiar) water point technology to the community.
It is for this reason that we seek to recruit a qualified and well experienced Community-Led Total Sanitation Trainer with the ability to facilitate the implementation of the CTLS activities. The incumbent will be based in Marsabit with frequent visits to other locations within the project area. He will work in collaboration with the Project Officer- Water & Sanitation, other project staff & partner organizations.
Key responsibilities:
·         Facilitate the community to appraise and analyze their Sanitation habits.
·         Organize and facilitate training workshops on water and sanitation for the community representatives and leaders.
·         Develop behavior change awareness activities.
·         Organize and facilitate behavior change events within the communities
·         Facilitate the building of toilets (Pit Latrines)
·         Develop appropriate Child To Child through SLTS and CLTS Sanitation strategies
·         Facilitate the communities in the establishment of revolving funds.
·         Train the community on the management of revolving funds within the community.
·         Implement CLTS initiatives in collaboration with the MFI’s and Local government within the Communities.
·         Facilitate the IEC programme
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required
·         Relevant qualification in Water & Sanitation, Environmental Health, Education with additional Behavioral change related trainings.
·         At least (2) years in community based water and sanitation activities and hygiene interventions.
·         2 years experience in behavior change communication and health promotion.
·         Past work experience in the poor Rural Communities.
·         Good assessment, analytical and writing skills.
·         Good working experience in community participation and appraisal in development.
·         Community Mobilization skills
·         Experience in adult learning methodologies.
·         Experience in a humanitarian or other International NGO
·         Knowledge of ECHO rules & regulations shall be an added advantage.
·         Good communication in Kiswahili both oral & written.
·         A team player with good organizational and Interpersonal skills.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to: postal address or via email address given below. Indicate on the subject the Job Title applicable. Applicants will be assessed on a continuous basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Closing date for receiving applications is 7th March, 2011, on or before 16.00hrs.
VSF Germany,
Ngong Road, Opposite KSTC,
Piedmont Plaza, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 25653, 00603 Nairobi, Kenya

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