Project Officer –Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), an umbrella organisation for Protestant churches and Christian organizations registered in Kenya, is seeking to recruit a highly-skilled, experienced, and results-oriented professional. Applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position:

 

Job Title:                     Project Officer—Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Supervision:                 Project Coordinator

Duty Location:              Ikutha- Kitui South Sub County

 

 (a) Job Purpose

To ensure successful implementation and supervision of community-based water supply and sanitation interventions in the target areas. The position will support in community capacity building in water supply and sanitation operation, maintenance and management, participate in the mobilization of Water Sanity Hygiene (WASH) resources and ensure implementation is done in close collaboration with program staff, the local community, the County Government and other relevant agencies. The role encompasses technical design, cost estimation, tender document development, bid review, and construction contract management aligned with NCCK standards. The Officer is also responsible for providing feedback to project partners and the County Government to enhance overall WASH program quality.

(b) Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Project Planning and Design:
    • Conduct rapid needs assessments and baseline surveys for WASH activities.
    • Design appropriate water supply and sanitation options.
    • Develop specifications for WASH infrastructure and lead proposal development.
  2. Project Implementation:
    • Prepare tender documents and supervise construction, repair, and rehabilitation.
    • Integrate technical and social aspects of water supply and sanitation.
    • Facilitate training for community structures on operation and maintenance.
  3. Project Monitoring and Evaluation:
    • Ensure compliance with regulations and donor guidelines.
    • Monitor project activities and completion of construction works.
    • Document lessons learned and supervise construction processes.
  4. Fundraising and Networking:
    • Assist in developing proposals for water projects.
  5. Reporting:
    • Deliver progress reports and maintain activity tracking tools.
    • Develop and monitor WASH project indicators and standards.
    • Provide regular updates on program progress and participate in inter-sectoral activities.

 (c) Requirements for Appointment

  • Degree or equivalent experience in Water Engineering, Civil and structural Engineering, or related field.
  • A minimum of Three (3) years’ experience working/programming in WASH & community-based water and sanitation project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects.
  • Strong skills in construction and supervision of water supply and sanitation facilities.
  • Demonstrated skills in technical design and costing of civil engineering works related to community-based water supply and sanitation facilities.
  • Experience in community engagement approaches, participatory approaches, and community negotiation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team.
  • Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of WASH activities.
  • Good computer application skills (MS-Office, CAD, application software to engineering designs)

 

Method of Application

Interested candidates should visit www.ncck.org/vacancies for detailed descriptions of the vacancy, then fill out the online application form provided to apply no later than March 15, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that NCCK does NOT charge any fee whatsoever for application, processing, interviewing, or securing employment.

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Contact Information

 

  • Address: 3rd Fr, Jumuia Place, Lenana road, Nairobi
  • Address: P. O. Box 45009 – 00100, Nairobi
  • Tel: 254202721249
  • Fax: 25420728748
  • Email: gsoffice@ncck.org
  • Website: http://www.ncck.org