Project Officer - WASH and Construction (Turkana and Mutomo))

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview In case you are shortlisted

Job Title: Project Officer – WASH and Construction

Reporting to: Area Program Manager

Grade Level: 12

Work Location: Turkana

Purpose of Position

Provide technical leadership and guide the implementation of Water Supply Systems, Sanitation, Hygiene, all other Construction infrastructures and multiple use of water initiatives contributing to child wellbeing outcomes.

Major Responsibilities

List statements describing the final results of this position and method of accomplishments, and how results/performance are reviewed and measured. Begin with the most important accountabilities.

Project design planning and Implementation, 40%

  • Provide programmatic and technical support

  • Capacity Building of CBOs and Water Users Committees to be able to effectively manage WASH facilities

  • Capacity building of WASH staff (WASH officers, Sanitation and hygiene officers, Project accountant, Interns, and drivers) and communities in programming and implementation of WASH and construction projects.

  • Support preparation and conducting training for water Users Associations to empower them to run their own water supply systems on a sustainable way

  • Support preparation and conducting hygiene and sanitation promotion training sessions.

  • Ensure that all WASH staff within the ADP meet or exceed basic professional requirements in relation to WASH initiatives ;

  • Undertake staff performance management for supervisee

  • Ensure incorporation of economic empowerment and sustainability in all project interventions

  • Facilitate timely and quality implementation of Water, sanitation and Hygiene projects, other construction infrastructures and multiple use of water initiatives.

  • 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.

  • Facilitate field visit for all respective line ministries to inspect progress of works and validate all the inspection reports (this includes quantified work done)

  • Supervision of 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, Bills of quantities and Terms of Reference).

  • Participate in the ADP tender committee to offer all the technical advice.

  • Facilitates Topographical Surveys, Environmental Impact Assessment 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

End Results Expected

  • Projects are effectively and timely implemented

  • Adequate skills available for implementation and sustainability of the projects

Quality Assurance-Monitoring, reporting and Documentation, 25%

  • Supervise and Monitor WASH and Construction interventions in strict adherence to WV Kenya, Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standards.

  • Development of Project Designs and Annual Operation Plans. (4D matrices, DIPs, Annual Budgets).

  • Facilitate WASH project surveys (Assessments & Baselines) and evaluations.

  • Develop quality monthly, quarterly, semi- annual, annual and end of projects reports in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.

  • Document and disseminate best practices on Water, sanitation and Hygiene projects in the ADP.

  • Ensure budgetary utilization is within acceptable limits/range.

  • Facilitate regular WASH & Construction review meetings for the WASH team as well as participate in the ADP review meetings

  • Ensures participatory monthly data collection are conducted (involving communities and partners) using the standardized tools

  • Contextualization and utilization of reporting guidelines

End Results Expected

  • Proper, detailed engineering designs for Water and related constructions are in place, matching with market trends.

  • Water and constructions infrastructure are structurally and aesthetically sound

Advocacy, Engagement with strategic partners, Linkages and networks & partnership development, 10%

  • Representation of WV Kenya in key WASH and Construction stakeholder forums/meetings at the Ward, Sub-County levels.

  • Facilitate community education on Laws, Policies and Standards on WASH & Construction Service delivery

  • Provide support to community led processes of monitoring public service delivery.

  • Ensure communities are mobilized and participate in their WASH projects

End Results Expected

  • Effective coordination with other stakeholders in the WASH and Construction industry

Resources Acquisition, 10%

  • Develop timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with APA Manager, other sector specialists

  • Mobilize the community for community contribution for project interventionsSupport development of technically sound funding proposals through provision of information & data and review in collaboration with ADP Managers, other sector specialists.

End Results Expected

  • Quality proposals/Concepts developed,

Sponsorship Management, 10%

  • Ensuring Integrated Sponsorship monitoring

  • Participate in Child Sponsorship Management

  • Provide project data for STEP system & Child monitoring and ensure use of STEP data for projects programming

End Results Expected

  • Effective integration of WASH with other child wellbeing outcomes

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Degree in Civil/ Water Engineering and related field.

  • Minimum two years proven experience in working/programming in either relief or development including managing a large scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects

  • Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.

    • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.

    • Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities

  • Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).

  • A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity in Water, Sanitation and hygiene projects through training.

  • Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts

  • Registered with Professional Body (ERB/IEK)

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Lotus Notes (or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook)

  • Must have ability to develop good working relationships/partnership developed with all stakeholders(GoK, INGOs)

  • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching