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Water Programme Manager Job Vacancy - Friends of Londiani

Friends of Londiani is a registered NGO whose mission is to work in partnership with the people of the Kipkelion District to develop and complete sustainable community projects to enable the people to achieve an improved quality of life based on their values and become the authors of their own development.

Friends of Londiani are committed to contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in accordance with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

FOL Kenya’s projects include community projects in a number of areas including Health, Education and Water.

Location: Kenya - Londiani Town, Kipkelion District, Rift Valley Province

Main Duties and Responsibilities for National Staff Position
  • Providing front-line management and programme set-up (including programme development, partnership management, logistic management)
  • Participate in programme Logframe development and Monitoring & Evaluation to ensure Logframe deliverables are met.
  • Manage programme budgets to ensure cost effectiveness and adequate spending levels are maintained.
  • Manage water proposal process from receipt of proposal to completion of projects where approved.
  • Participate in water project design, funding proposals, donor and other reports.
  • Supervision of the water programmes including monthly reporting of programme deliverables and regular reporting of activities against water workplan.
  • Providing technical guidance and support to the community groups on water programmes
  • Providing organisational and technical support to Divisional Public Health Offices and local partners in the implementation of the Water Programmes.
  • Liaising closely with Education Programme Manager on the implementation of the Healthy Schools Programme throughout the Districts.
  • Liaising closely with Health Programme Manager on the implementation of the Health Programme throughout the District.
  • Representing FOL in key District level health and water-related meetings.
  • Assisting with FOL programme reviews and evaluations.
  • Documenting of programme processes.
  • Ensuring programme quality control.
  • Development of donor proposals and budgets.
  • Coordination with programme managers in education and health.
  • Any other responsibilities deemed appropriate by the Country Director.
Expected Outputs
  • Monthly progress activity report against expected results
  • Annual report on implementation of the Water Programme.
  • Monthly budget reporting
  • Regular field visit reports documenting progress of various water projects including photos
Person Specification

  • A Master’s Degree in engineering or a related discipline.
Essential Experience and Skills
  • At least three years’ community programme management experience in a rural setting
  • Demonstrated good monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated good analytical skills
  • Good writing skills in English
  • Good computer skills
  • Driving licence desirable
Special skills
  • Commitment to working with a value-based organisation
  • Kiswahili and English language skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisation, planning and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexible
  • Innovative
How to apply

Applications will be accepted online to the following email

The subject of the email should state the position being applied for.

Applications will be accepted to midnight on Sunday 24th April, 2011.

Any later submissions will not be accepted.

Online applications should include a cover letter of interest and a detailed CV.

All online applications must be followed by a postal application including a cover letter of interest a detailed CV to be received in the FOL office at the address Friends of Londiani Kenya, PO Box 335, Londiani, Kenya on or before the application deadline.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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