WATSAN Supervisor Job in Kenya

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WATSAN Supervisor Job in Kenya

WATSAN Supervisor

Work Location: Mombasa Project

Start date: January 2023

Length of contract: 12 months fixed term contract (based on a 3 months probationary period)

Application deadline: 6th January 2023

MSF  is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

The selected candidate will be reporting to the Logistic Manager.

Main Purpose

Supporting the Logistics Manager in the implementation and supervision of Watsan activities, including tools and materials employed according to MSF standards and protocols, in order to improve health and living conditions of the target population.


  • Ensuring the day-to-day implementation and administration of assigned Watsan activities at project level, including but not limited to, water supply, excreta disposal, waste management, vector control, and dead bodies management
  • Ensuring that the MSF procedures and protocols are followed by the Watsan teams to guarantee the operational quality of the project;
  • Ensuring the maintenance and repair of technical equipment in the project to guarantee an adequate running of Watsan activities;
  • Ensuring the distribution of the materials and tools used in water treatment, hygiene and sanitation (e.g. physical organization and inventory of stocks, receiving and processing orders for water, sanitation and hygiene material, check that the amounts received are recorded, and check monthly consumptions, etc.);
  • Supporting the Watsan Manager in ensuring an appropriate emergency preparedness and response capacity (physical verification of stocks, contacts, transport means, staff training). Ensuring appropriate assistance to the project response team and if required, participating in emergency activities or exploratory visits
  • Supporting the Watsan Manager in the team planning (e.g. staff rosters and admin, HR processes, etc.) and informing and involving the Watsan Manager in case of any major management or technical issue, and providing all required reporting
  • Planning and supervising the HR processes (recruitment, training, performance evaluation, tasks definition and internal and external communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required for the activity
  • Participating in data collection and reporting as required · Keeping up inventory of Watsan stock and prepare orders · In all instances where it is stated reporting to the Watsan Manager I would add Log Manager as we do not have a Watsan manager position in our contract



  • Technical diploma, desirable specialization in water and sanitation


  • Previous experience in technical works and organising of multiple activities
  • Experience with MSF preferably or with other INGO.
  • Essential: Experience in working with AYPs


  • English and Kiswahili


  • Desirable computer literacy


  • People Management and Development
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please submit your application on or before the 6th January 2023.

We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive,only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


The protection of your personal data is important to MSF. By submitting your application, you consent to MSF using your personal data only for the recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application and selection of the most suitable candidate. Your personal data will be treated confidentially. MSF will not use your personal data in any other way not foreseen for purposes of recruitment.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

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