Overview

WASH Officer – Infrastructure

PURPOSE:

The position holder will be an active member of the WASH unit under the department of disaster management. He/she will be responsible for effective design, development, implementation and evaluation of water, sanitation and irrigation infrastructure.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Design & Implementation

Consultatively identify suitable sites and technology for implementation of water and sanitation infrastructure
Develop a detailed project implementation plan, quarterly and annual forecasts and track their implementation
Ensure the WASH projects conform to sound relevant technical assessments such as hydrogeological, feasibility, EIA surveys before implementation
Prepare and submit procurement related documents in a timely manner
Prepare and share in a timely manner the weekly and monthly work plans
Ensure that the project activities are delivered in a timely manner
Regularly undertake field activities to assess progress and provide formal and informal feedback
Actively participate in the emergency response initiatives within the project area

Project Reporting & Evaluation

Compile and submit project reports including monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
Ensure timely monitoring of projects is conducted and the management are notified of any significant changes through regular communication;
Establish effective networks with stakeholders within the project area.

Quality Assurance

Ensure that appropriate monitoring and documentation tools are in place to gather the information needed in a timely fashion
Support the WASH manager-infrastructure to manage contractors, to review project progress and measurement of works
Support in undertaking project evaluations including mid-term and end of project evaluations in line with the organizational policy
Ensure that strategies and learning from the evaluation process is explicitly incorporated into future project proposals
Provide technical review of project proposals, designs, drawings and bill of quantities
Ensure that the consultants and contractors adhere to the contractual obligations and organizational policies
Ensure stakeholders are involved at all the project phases (identification, design, implementation, and monitoring)
Networking & Partnerships

Coordinate with the Region, Branches and other stakeholders to develop water and sanitation strategic plan and budget in line with KRCS strategic objectives and government’s policies and priorities
Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant stakeholders such as government, NGO’s and local authorities, as appropriate and advised by the line manager
Participate in relevant events, forums and meetings as advised by line manager
Fundraising

Support the WASH manager infrastructure in developing proposals and concepts.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience

At least BSc in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Water Resources Management, or related field;
Computer skills especially MS excel, AutoCAD;
Excellent communication skills;
At least two years’ experience in project management, construction activities, WASH initiatives;
Excellent and persuasive oral and written communication skills, including report writing;
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members;
Knowledge of Sphere standards and other training in humanitarian response preferred.

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. The Kenya organisation was established in 1965, The Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects whilst raising awareness to the Kenyan public about the current issues or problems which may affect them.