CRS WASH Director Job in Dadaab, Kenya

Catholic Relief Services –USCCB is the official agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for relief and development overseas. 
CRS supports programs in over 100 countries and works through local partners. 
CRS has been in Kenya the last 45 years and works with Kenyan organizations in supporting programs serving the poor and the vulnerable. We are seeking a suitable person to fill the following position.

Job Title : WASH Director – WASH (Ref. 2012/50)
Location : Dadaab
Duration : 12 Months

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Head of Office in Dadaab and in close coordination with the Emergency Coordinator, the WASH PM II’s primary responsibilities will be to provide leadership, direction and management supervision to the CRS WASH team operating in Dadaab refugee camps and host communities.
 
As overall manager of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion team he/she will also provide strategic direction to both activities in Dadaab refugee camp and for the activities with drought affected Kenyans by ensuring that appropriate and agreed water and sanitation infrastructure is constructed in Kambioos refugee camp, Dadaab and ensuring that the CRS WASH team provides continuous, effective and efficient WASH services to Kambioos and drought affected Kenyans in the vicinity of Dadaab.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Design and manage assessments and baseline studies.
  • Design and manage a plan to monitor activities, outputs and impact and adapt as needed.
  • Design and manage periodic studies to measure progress and impact of the WASH intervention.
  • Effectively coordinate with the UN and other WASH I/NGO team members to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH response are integrated, and form part of a coherent public health response.
  • Coordinate assessments, plans, and activities with other agencies as necessary.
  • Identify appropriate infrastructure developments.
  • Ensure technical design and construction of infrastructure is completed to the agreed standards of quality.
  • Oversee the development of a rapid Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices survey and baseline data sets.
  • Mobilization of the disaster-affected communities for participation in creation of WASH facilities and services.
  • Ensure clear and transparent monitoring of all WASH activities and reporting as per CRS requirements.
  • Plan and manage the overall WASH programme budget, control/authorise expenditure and provide regular and reliable financial reports.
  • Supervise the management of day-to-day logistics, administration, and personnel activities.
  • Ensure that WASH activities are in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.
  • Ensure that WASH activities and resources are implemented and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.
  • Ensure that gender, protection, HIV, the environment, and other important cross-cutting concerns are taken into account in programme design, implementation, and reporting.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering. An advanced degree specializing in water and sanitation or public health strongly preferred.
  • Strong rural as well as semi-urban, water and sanitation design and project management experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience designing and managing water and sanitation projects.
  • Required: Overseas experience in refugee camp service delivery and experience managing multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Experience preparing designs and contract documents for tender, grant management and proposal writing.
  • Strong computer skills. Knowledge in Auto CAD is a plus.
  • Familiarity with current standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response, including the Sphere Handbook criteria, Do no harm, Good Enough Guide
  • Ability to work in partnership with local communities and NGOs as appropriate.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Communication Skills, both oral and written. Fluency in English and Swahili. Ability to speak Somali or Arabic is an added advantage.
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for on the email subject line and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business August 19, 2012.

Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
PE-mail: hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Only Short listed candidates will be contacted


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