Practical Action Senior Project Officer (Public Health) Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Practical Action have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Officer, Public Health to join the newly launched project ‘Safe Pair of Hands’ under the Urban Services / WASH programme.

We are an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses sustainable technology to challenge poverty in developing countries and improve the lives of people worldwide.

We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions- transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.

Practical Action is implementing the three-year Safe of Pair of Hands project in Kisumu, Kenya. This project builds upon previous successful work in Kisumu and other informal settlements in Kenya. This project will improve access to clean water and hand washing facilities thus reducing diarrhoeal infections, improving the health and life-long nutrition for 3,000 young children under-5 years (and benefit a further 35,000 people).

The overall responsibility of this position is to provide oversight of Practical Action’s public health day-to-day project implementation in Kisumu. The jobholder will be primarily responsible for the Safe Pair of Hands project; however, will be expected to support delivery of subsequent and complementary initiatives in the region.

The jobholder is responsible for ensuring the timely and quality implementation of the Project and its activities that will deliver real and sustainable impact both directly and through influencing others.

The jobholder will also strive towards the continuous development of the project and its ability to transform the lives of those living in poverty in the Lake Basin area.

For a detailed Job Description, download a copy from:

This role is full time, based in our Kisumu field office. There will be significant local travel to and from the project sites.

All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya.

How to Apply

If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your supporting statement that describes your suitability and updated CV by email to: not later than Friday 17th August 2018.

Indicate the Job Title and your name in the subject line eg “Senior Project Officer – A.N.Other”.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.


Community Development, Health and Medical, NGO and UN, Project Management
Updated: August 2, 2018 — 8:21 pm