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Project Officer Job in Kenya

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Function: Project Officer Water, WK

Reports to: Programme Manager, WK

Location: Busia

Summary: The Project Officer will ensure that water and hygiene project is implemented effectively and in a timely fashion professionally, and in accordance with the culture and practices of the local population in Teso North, specifically regions in Amagoro and Malaba.


Research and Advice
  • Analyze research/study results and advice ICS management on the implementation of findings;
  • Advising ICS management on total water, sanitation and hygiene aspects in broad coordination with other programmes;
  • Ensure proper integration of knowledge and best practices around water marketing in rural context from other countries (health, legal aspects, technical, social).

  • Develop a scaling up strategy for sustainable sanitation and hygiene in Kenya in cooperation with relevant actors in the field;
  • Contribute knowledge and ideas to develop inclusive approaches and solutions, addressing the needs of different groups;
  • Identify potential funding opportunities in cooperation with the programme manager and programme officer.

Project Implementation
  • Ensuring quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, and established ICS water programme principles;
  • Evaluating the relevance and appropriateness of current and future programming in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in the local context;
  • Deliver effective development results and ensure the high quality and timely completion of the deliverables and reports and progress against the agreed programme milestones and donor requirements.

Networking and Representation
  • Strengthen the relationship and cooperation with existing partners and donors in the WASH sector and identifying potential new partners/donors
  • Representing ICS in stakeholder and other relevant meetings
  • Promoting and reinforcing relationships with district and provincial technical authorities
  • Ensuring correct MOUs are in place with relevant district/county stakeholders

Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Degree in water engineering, agricultural engineering, or other relevant training
  • 3 years’ experience in managing water projects
  • Training in water social enterprises management will be an asset
  • Experience in community work and different cultural contexts
  • Experience in cross-cultural settings
  • Prior experience in commercial water schemes in Kenya

If you posses the above qualifications send your application to  

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Deadline for submitting applications is 1st April 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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