VSF Germany Wash Technician Job in Marsabit, Northern Kenya

Background:
 
VSF Germany is an international Non-Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. 
In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in Southern Sudan, Northern Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia.
 
With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, food safety but also with developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.
 
We seek to recruit a qualified and well experienced Wash Technician to support the implementation of RAPID II Project in Marsabit, Northern Kenya, with frequent visits to other locations within the project area. This position is field based. 
The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Project Manager, Community Stakeholders & Partner organizations.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support and supervision including concept formulation, technical design and monitoring & evaluation of WASH projects.
  • Under the leadership of the WASH Manager, provide technical guidance to VSF-Germany technical staff and partners on WASH interventions as well as assist staff working under him/her in creating linkages and enhancing synergies with other VSF-Germany programs.
  • Conduct needs assessments, technical feasibility studies, prepare detailed engineering designs, BOQs, and assess & identify areas of expansion.
  • Together with other project staff conduct/facilitate trainings in hygiene promotion, community reflection meetings and stakeholders meetings.
  • Organize and conduct WASH trainings and capacity building of staff under him/her and community members.
  • Assist in establishing effective monitoring, information and reporting systems and development of communication materials and strategies.
  • Develop proposals, work plans, budgets and compile program reports and represent VSF-Germany at various WASH forums.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes & Skills required
  • Holder of BSc Civil Engineering/Water and Environmental Engineering/Public Health or equivalent from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years working experience and practical knowledge in design of community based WASH programs in an NGO setting.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with pastoral communities.
  • Excellent computer skills with hands on planning and designing software.
  • Excellent managerial and report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Donor Funds Management and Reporting.
  • Working knowledge of ECHO rules & regulations shall be an advantage.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV plus names of 3 professional referees to postal address or via email address given above. 
Please indicate clearly on the subject line the position you are applying for. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
Closing date for receiving applications is 28th October, 2012 on or before 1700hrs. 
Applications will be processed on a continuous basis.


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