Water and Sanitation Project Officer at Practical Action

Category
Engineering
Location
Mandera (North Eastern), Kenya
Hours per week
As Needed: < 10
Gender
Indiferente
Candidate
_Water and Sanitation Project Officer at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *WATER AND SANITATION PROJECT OFFICER* (Based in Mandera) Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the position is responsible for overseeing the implementation of WATSAN programmes within the cluster and has the specific duty of overseeing the implementation of the WATSAN component of the project. In addition, the post holder will design strategies that empower local communities to effectively manage and utilize their water resources efficiently and effectively during normal and dearth periods. *Key Responsibilities* * Play active roles in routine hydro-geological surveys within the cluster * Be Practical Action’s link person to both DSG and WESCORD on WATSAN matters * Play liaison roles on matters related to environmental impact assessments within the cluster * Advise the programme on appropriate WATSAN interventions, clearly providing spatial and temporal justifications e.g. with reference to existing facilities, villages, migration patterns, etc. * Effectively champion lesson learning within the project (playing lead roles in the routine collection, collation and analysis of project-specific information and drawing out lessons that are appropriate for learning within programme) * Ensure delivery of projects to time and budget avoiding both over- and under-spends * Strengthen and promote local level water management institutions as well as Water Service Providers * Work closely with the Ministry of Water to empower water users associations. *Qualifications, skills and competencies* * A first degree in Water Engineering or closely related discipline * Diploma in project management and/or community development * At least three (3) years working experience in natural resource/environment or related field * Excellent knowledge of SPHERE Standards * Good interpersonal and public relation skills * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Ability to customize water and sanitation facilities to community needs * Previous working experience with an international NGO * Familiarity with ASAL environments and livelihood systems. Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
Description
_Water and Sanitation Project Officer at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *WATER AND SANITATION PROJECT OFFICER* (Based in Mandera) Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the position is responsible for overseeing the implementation of WATSAN programmes within the cluster and has the specific duty of overseeing the implementation of the WATSAN component of the project. In
addition, the post holder will design strategies that empower local communities to effectively manage and utilize their water resources efficiently and effectively during normal and dearth periods. *Key Responsibilities* * Play active roles in routine hydro-geological surveys within the cluster * Be Practical Action’s link person to both DSG and WESCORD on WATSAN matters * Play liaison roles on matters related to environmental impact assessments within the cluster * Advise the programme on appropriate WATSAN interventions, clearly providing spatial and temporal justifications e.g. with reference to existing facilities, villages, migration patterns, etc. * Effectively champion lesson learning within the project (playing lead roles in the routine collection, collation and analysis of project-specific information and drawing out lessons that are appropriate for learning within programme) * Ensure delivery of projects to time and budget avoiding both over- and under-spends * Strengthen and promote local level water management institutions as well as Water Service Providers * Work closely with the Ministry of Water to empower water users associations. *Qualifications, skills and competencies* * A first degree in Water Engineering or closely related discipline * Diploma in project management and/or community development * At least three (3) years working experience in natural resource/environment or related field * Excellent knowledge of SPHERE Standards * Good interpersonal and public relation skills * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Ability to customize water and sanitation facilities to community needs * Previous working experience with an international NGO * Familiarity with ASAL environments and livelihood systems. Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
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Start date
As soon as possible
Contact
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Country
Kenya
City
Mandera (North Eastern)
Candidate
_Water and Sanitation Project Officer at Practical Action in Mandera – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies_ Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions to poverty. In preparation to implement a project aimed at enhancing the economic recovery of pastoralist communities in Mandera and building livelihood resilience, Practical Action intends to recruit results-oriented and proactive team players to fill the following eight (8) positions (each with a fixed term of 1 year): *WATER AND SANITATION PROJECT OFFICER* (Based in Mandera) Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the position is responsible for overseeing the implementation of WATSAN programmes within the cluster and has the specific duty of overseeing the implementation of the WATSAN component of the project. In addition, the post holder will design strategies that empower local communities to effectively manage and utilize their water resources efficiently and effectively during normal and dearth periods. *Key Responsibilities* * Play active roles in routine hydro-geological surveys within the cluster * Be Practical Action’s link person to both DSG and WESCORD on WATSAN matters * Play liaison roles on matters related to environmental impact assessments within the cluster * Advise the programme on appropriate WATSAN interventions, clearly providing spatial and temporal justifications e.g. with reference to existing facilities, villages, migration patterns, etc. * Effectively champion lesson learning within the project (playing lead roles in the routine collection, collation and analysis of project-specific information and drawing out lessons that are appropriate for learning within programme) * Ensure delivery of projects to time and budget avoiding both over- and under-spends * Strengthen and promote local level water management institutions as well as Water Service Providers * Work closely with the Ministry of Water to empower water users associations. *Qualifications, skills and competencies* * A first degree in Water Engineering or closely related discipline * Diploma in project management and/or community development * At least three (3) years working experience in natural resource/environment or related field * Excellent knowledge of SPHERE Standards * Good interpersonal and public relation skills * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Ability to customize water and sanitation facilities to community needs * Previous working experience with an international NGO * Familiarity with ASAL environments and livelihood systems. Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 14th September 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply. Website: www.practicalaction.org Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.
Company
Practical Action

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