WASH Project Manager

Department: Kenya Program

Position: WASH Program Manager

Direct Hierarchy: Kenya Country Coordinator

Contract duration: Six Months

Duty Station: Nairobi with frequent travels to field

Starting Date: TBC

ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable populations world-wide and to accompany them in building a better future. ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its head-quarters in Paris, France.

ACTED is looking for an experienced, driven and committed development professional to fill the post of WASH Coordinator. However this position is dependent on approval of funding.

This position will support the successful implementation of ACTED Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) interventions in Kenya, in order to contribute to improved health outcomes and water access for the communities.

Reporting to the Kenya Country Coordinator, her/his key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Ensure effective implementation of ACTED WASH programming in accordance with program requirements and in line with Donor regulations, WHO and international standards;
  • Coordinate and work closely with Program Team throughout programme planning, design implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Oversee selection and repair of selected water sources;
  • Conduct capacity-building for community groups and staff in the area of water resource management, Hygiene and Sanitation;
  • Be responsible for providing Technical guidance on all WASH components of programmes in Kenya, giving support to the Program team and the implementing partners during planning, designing and implementation of WASH activities.
  • Provide technical leadership and support program staff in the design of a medium to long-term interventions, which address current emergency needs but which takes a longer-term view in enhancing mitigation to future crises and accountable management of resources.
  • Together with program team, implement WASH activities in line with the programme proposals and donor requirements and ensure timely production of and submission of programme reports and budget revisions
  • Continuously review WASH strategy and programme approaches to appropriately address and accommodate emerging field context
  • Participate in conducting joint assessments and planning responses together with other team and follow up on the recommendations
  • Propose innovative WASH approaches relevant to the ASAL context including on climate change, water resource management, water quality, water security etc.
  • Ensure that there is creative and holistic approach to WASH programming, assist the team in finding ways to integrate/link and combine hygiene & health promotion, water and sanitation facilities design, construction & maintenance, with Health , Nutrition, Livelihoods and food security etc.
  • To provide guidance and training to program staff to ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues
  • To provide technical expertise and guidance to staff as appropriate, in (for example, but not limited to) assessment, monitoring, evaluation, reporting (Internal and Donor Reports), financial management, proposal development, technical design of water and sanitation facilities and the exercise of judgment skills.
  • Participate proactively and contribute in the WASH sector meetings and, at a technical level engage with UN agencies and County Government line ministries in Kenya.
  • Work closely with field teams on objectives, indicators and activities and develop clear monitoring frameworks for each program in collaboration with the M & E Officers
  • Ensure the development, implementation and periodic review of detailed annual implementation plans for the various WASH projects
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • A Degree/Masters in Water Engineering, Water Resource Management, Hydro-geology or a related field (Environmental Health, Public Health, etc.).
  • More than five years’ experience in working/programming in either emergency/relief or development, including managing community-based water, health, and sanitation projects with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects (CLTS, sanitation infrastructure, hygiene promotion, etc.)
  • Background in implementation of projects with a component of CLTS
  • Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.
  • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
  • Ability to conduct and effectively communicate community WASH (including sanitation and hygiene) needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office), English & Kiswahili fluency is the minimum requirements
  • Experience of working in a team and coordinating the work of project staff of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to handle, prioritize, multiple tasks simultaneously.

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications (most updated CV and cover letter) to kenya.jobs@acted.org on or before 4th April 2017 with the subject line clearly indicating the position you are applying for.

 

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