Project Officer - Emergency WASH
Purpose of the Position:
Ensure successful implementation of Water Supply Systems, Sanitation and Hygiene contributing to child wellbeing outcomes under the drought emergency WASH project at the designated county. S/he will ensure integration with sponsorship management interventions.
Effective Project Design, Planning and Implementation
Facilitate timely and quality implementation of Water, sanitation and Hygiene projects within the target county as per the project plan
Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to WASH and Construction initiatives are effectively applied in project implementation.
Provide overall construction site management in strict adherence to the approved designs.
In collaboration with line government ministries, local administration and community management structures supervise contractors during implementation to ensure quality workmanship, safety and value for money is achieved within schedule.
Facilitate Site-possession, handing over and commissioning of projects
Carry out Technical Design of WASH and Construction projects as need arises
Preparation of the tender documents (Technical Specifications, Drawings, and Bills of Quantities and Terms of Reference.
Participate in the ADP tender committee to offer technical advice as may be required.
Facilitates Topographical Surveys, Environmental Impact Assessment, Hydrogeological surveys and GIS activities
Maintain an updated Site Book for all construction works
Facilitate communities to identify viable WASH and construction projects and negotiate for way leaves and easement and ensure their participation in the implementation of the same
Ensure cross cutting themes are integrated into the WASH project
Participate in Child Sponsorship Management
Monitoring, Reporting and Documentation
Supervise and Monitor WASH and Construction interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standards.
Development of the project operation Plans. (4D matrix, DIP& Budget).
Facilitate WASH project surveys (Assessments & Baselines) and evaluations for the project.
Develop quality project reports in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.
Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.
Ensure participatory monthly data collection are conducted (involving communities and partners) using the standardized tools
Advocacy, Engagement, Networking & Partnerships
Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the Program’s focus area at the Ward, Sub County and County levels
Work with partners and coalitions to engage in advocacy activities with the government structures at the County level, to address the needs of local communities and inform national level advocacy initiatives
Support communities groups, youth and children to engage constructively with duty bearers and service providers to improve access to, and quality of essential services
Enhanced Empowerment & Capacity building
Capacity Building of CBOs and Water Users Committees to be able to effectively manage WASH facilities in a sustainable way.
Support preparation and conducting hygiene and sanitation promotion training sessions.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or related field
Minimum two years proven experience in working/programmingin either relief or development including managing a large scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects
Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
Computer literate (MS Office, SPSS).
Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities
Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS will be an advantage.
Proposal/concept paper writing skills will be an added advantage
Work environment: Office based with frequent travel to the field
Travel Required:Mainly domestic
On call: As required