Tuesday, 20 September 2011

WASH Program Managers Jobs in Kitui South and Dadaab Kenya

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominationalevangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid tohurting people around the world.

Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victimsof war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose ofsharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

 WASH Program Manager 

Two Positions

Reports to:
 Area Manager

Duty Station:
 Kitui South and Dadaab

 Kenya Programs

The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Program Manager is responsible tomanage and coordinate all water, sanitation, and hygiene activities in the KituiSouth and/ or Dadaab Projects.

This includes supervising the current integrated water, sanitation, and hygieneprogram, as well as developing new programming opportunities.

The WASH Program Manager may also be called upon to provide broader technical assistancein water and sanitation for Samaritan’s Purse in other parts of Kenya.

  • Manage and oversee the work of the national WASH engineers and hygiene coordinators/Supervisors.
  • In collaboration with other members of WASH team, design and manage assessments and baseline studies in order to identify WASH related health risks and priorities.
  • Take initiative in looking out for the best technologies and strategies for the region and perform engineering designs that are appropriate for the area.
  • Assist with project planning and development.
  • Assist with planning of project budgets and ensure appropriate expenditure of budgets in respect with donor requirements.
  • Supervise and monitor the implementation of the water and sanitation project.
  • Prepare computer written reports of the field work and submit to the Area Manager.
  • Liaise with all internal and external counterparts of the project.
  • Actively pursue contracts with local government officials and with NGO and UN representatives on a regular basis.
  • Ensure the water, sanitation and hygiene promotion sector representation of SP Mozambique through various co-ordination group meetings and through contacts with various partners.
  • Supervision of all WASH staff and volunteers, including hiring, training, feedback, performance reviews etc.
  • Provide oversight of water source construction and sanitation projects to ensure quality in liaison with the engineers.
Person Specification 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill,and/or abilities required.

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a recognized institution in a relevant field such as Hydrology, Geology, or Civil engineering.
  • Educational background in Water and Sanitation; ideally combined with public health.
  • Two years experience in managing and implementing programs.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities.
  • Familiarity with the aid system and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office.
  • Be a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit.
  • Highly motivated; with a desire to work with local communities.
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure.
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Skills and knowledge
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent financial management skills including budget preparation, reporting and analysis of financial reports.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Driver’s license and experience is required.
Character qualities
  • High level of motivation and proven ability to work independently both in the field and in the office.
  • Diplomatic and culturally sensitive.
  • Team player.
  • A strong Christian.
If you are interested in this position pleasesend your C.V only and an application letter to hr@spkenya.org

Application deadline:
 Friday, September 28th 2011

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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