Tuesday, July 9, 2013

NGO Vacancies in Kenya

NGO Vacancies in Kenya

Malteser International is a German non-governmental organization with its headquarters in Cologne / Germany. Malteser was founded in 1956 and is currently implementing more than 100 projects in about 20 countries worldwide.
In Kenya, Malteser International is present since 2001. So far, programmes concentrated on TB and HIV in the slums of Nairobi, while also providing humanitarian assistance in emergencies such as droughts and floods in Northern Kenya.
In August 2012, Malteser International opened an office in Illeret, Marsabit County/ Northern Kenya with the aim to address the needs of the pastoralist population of the area, by supporting sustainable solutions, drought resilience and disaster preparedness.
Current activities, to be implemented until the end of 2013, aim at increasing the access to safe drinking water, mainly through rainwater harvesting techniques at household and community level accompanied by health/hygiene education activities.
To support our programme in Illeret/Northern Kenya, MalteserInternational is looking for two positions to be filled:

WASH Expert


in order to expand its capacity with a concerned specialist for the software components of its WASH activities.
 
Position Summary

The Wash Expert will be responsible for developing tools and activities in community hygiene awareness and water use in Illeret which is mandatory prior expanding hardware components like
community water systems and private latrines.
This will be done under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, in close collaboration with the Community Support Officer of the project, and with administrative and logistic support by the Country Office in Nairobi.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

On-the-job training of the Community Support Officer (CSO) in WASH related components
Train team of hygiene promoters to carry out hygiene promotion sessions in the communities and at the schools
Develop Hygiene Promotion Plan
Develop Water Safety Plans for:
Household level rainwater harvesting systems
Use of shallow wells in laggas (dry riverbeds)
Community rainwater harvesting systems
Guide process of developing IEC materials appropriate for the local socio-cultural context
Conduct Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) sessions, and evaluate use of currently existing latrines
Develop strategy for promotion of soap (or alternative cleansing material) use
Ensure regular and timely project documentation and reporting according to Malteser and donor standards
Qualifications/Requirements:

Degree in Public Health and Sanitation from a recognized University
Sound experience in developing Water Safety Plans and Hygiene promotions programmes
Proven experience in Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)
Experience with rain water harvesting systems (RWHS), also with mobile RWHS
Working experience with pastoralist communities in ASAL
Ability to work under pressure and independently
Physical and mental strength and experience in and willingness to live and work in a remote project location and under basic conditions
Fluency in English and Swahili, knowledge of local Dassanach language is an additional advantage
Personality: self-discipline, diligence, and patience, including a positive sense of humour and can-do attitude

WASH Engineer
 
Position Summary

The WASH Engineer will be responsible for developing and guiding the programme’s WASH hardware components such as the construction of tanks, rainwater harvesting systems, development of shallow wells, selection and promotion of suitable sanitation hardware options and water quality control under
supervision of the Programme Coordinator and administrative/logistic support by the Country Office in Nairobi.
He/she will supervise, coordinate, and implement all WASH related constructions of the programme in the project area according to proposals and implementation plans.
 
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Guide pilot projects for storage tanks, including underground tanks, rain water surface collection systems, and shallow wells in laggas (dry riverbeds)
Construct ferro-cement tanks and train teams in use of ferrocement techniques
Identify suitable locations for shallow wells to be constructed at end of dry season
Ensure that all constructions are done in an environmental friendly way
Quality control of WASH facilities development
Ensure regular and timely project documentation and reporting according to Malteser and donor standards

Qualifications/Requirements:

Degree in Hydrology (Water Engineer) from a recognized University
Strong technical skills in development and construction of rain water harvesting systems including underground tanks and surface rain water harvesting systems (Community rainwater harvesting systems)
Proven experience of at least 2 years of constructing rain water harvesting systems
Working experience with pastoralist communities in ASAL
Experience with rain water harvesting systems (RWHS), also with mobile RWHS
Experience in the construction of ferro-cement tanks
Ability to work under pressure and independently
Physical and mental strength and experience in and willingness to live and work in a remote project location and under basic conditions
Fluency in English and Kiswahili, knowledge of local Dassanach language is an asset
Personality: self-discipline and diligence including a positive sense of humour and can-do attitude

Conditions for both positions:

Starting date: 1st August 2013
Duty station: Illeret/ Northern Kenya
Duration of contract: minimum 6 months (extendable)
Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package, accommodation in team house
If you are interested in one of the above mentioned positions, please apply online until 17th July 2013 to ApplicationsWASH@malteser-africa.org