Lutheran World Foundation Water Supply and Distribution Officer Job in Kenya

Water Supply and Distribution Officer

Based in Kakuma Refugee Camp and reporting to the Senior Water Officer. 
S/he will work to improve the proper operations, management and maintenance of the water production, supply and distribution system.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Respond to and document customer inquiries/complaints about water supply and supply connection/installation requests in a timely manner.
  • Develop service quotes/costs/BOQs for clients, document and track service installations to ensure completion within set timelines.
  • Participates in the identification, planning and prioritization of operations and maintenance projects, including the determination of personnel & materials requirements, and personnel assignments.
  • Take a lead role in performance of specialized work involving installation, maintenance, repairs and testing of the entire water infrastructure.
  • Provides input on budgets, proposals and cost estimates for new projects and maintenance and operations projects.
  • Manage supply and distribution unit record keeping activities; prepares requisitions; prepares weekly and monthly reports
  • Inspect and monitor routine water supply and maintenance of the reticulation systems to ensure minimal water interruption of water supply schedules.
  • Participate in development of sector proposal, work plans and monitoring documents in liaison with the senior water officer.
  • Work closely with senior water officer in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the water supply and distribution system.
  • Compile sector field activity and assessment reports for improvement and extensions.
Professional Qualifications:
  • A Higher National Diploma in water, civil, Water technology (supply option) from a recognised institution.
  • At least three years hands on experience in a busy rural water and /or refugee operation as a water supply officer/technician. Understanding of community based water management will be an added advantage.
Relevant Experience:
  • At least 3 years practical experience in a busy rural water project and/or in an emergency set up.
  • Experience in involving the communities in implementing planned activities, training beneficiaries etc.
  • Computer literacy in MS office applications and SPSS.
  • Computer literacy in design software’s eg Auto CAD, Epanet will be added advantage
  • Experience in boreholes installations management and maintenance.
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc) and demonstrated experience of integrating gender, HIV and diversity issues into WASH Programming.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Understanding of community based water management will be an added advantage.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. 
Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment. 
They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 11th July, 2012:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

C/o HR Officer, P.O. Box 48 Kakuma, Or e-mailed to:
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