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Position: WASH Unit Coordinator

Reporting to: Head of Kenya Office

Duration: 1 year (with possible extension)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel within Kenya and to South Sudan, Somaliland and Ethiopia

Key tasks & responsibilities

  • Management of the WASH Unit, its staff, consultants and other resources;
  • Development, management and institutionalisation of policies, guidelines, materials, tools, knowledge and learning in the field of WASH;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of, and provision of strategic and technical assistance to Caritas’ projects, programmes and partners;
  • Identifying new projects and funding opportunities, including the design of new projects and elaboration new projects proposals; and
  • Representation at key WASH meetings in the region and liaison with key donors and partners in the region on WASH issues

    Essential requirements & qualifications

  • Advanced University degree in a relevant field (e.g. public health, water supply, social sciences, environmental sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance);
  • At least 15 years professional work experience with a non-governmental organisation, including fieldwork experience preferably in Somaliland, South Sudan and/or Ethiopia;
  • Proven track record in leadership, management, planning and strategic processes;
  • Extensive experience with training, capacity building, PM&E, and PRA methodologies;
  • Strong analytical capacity – working and thinking on an academic level;
  • Outstanding communication and advisory skills (e.g. experience with (technical) advisory services, facilitating meetings, workshops and training for varied audiences);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, knowledge of German will be an added advantage;
  • Flexibility, good interpersonal and networking skills, ability to work in multi-cultural environment and sensitivity to cultural values; and
  • Knowledge of the Caritas network and the structures and relief and development activities of the Catholic Church is an added advantage

    Contract start July 2013

    Application

    If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know how your qualifications, experience and career ambitions match the requirements of this position.

    Send your application latest by Sunday June 9th to jobs.nairobi [at] caritas.ch indicating ‘WASH Unit Coordinator’ in the subject line.

    Please provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, earliest date of availability, names and telephone contacts of three referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Position: Consultancy – WASH Technical Advisor, Marsabit

    Reporting to: Humanitarian Delegate

    Location: Marsabit, Kenya

    Start: June 2013

    Duration: 11 working days per month for 11 months

    Tasks & expected outcomes

    On-site support and accompaniment of one Drought Recovery Project (WASH) in Marsabit, North Eastern Province, Kenya

    Competencies

    The Consultant must have the following professional qualifications and experiences:

  • Advanced University degree in water engineering or civil engineering;
  • At least six years of proven professional work experience with hard ware and software components of WASH with a international non-governmental organisation, including fieldwork experience both in Kenya or its neighbouring countries and beyond the African continent;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of WASH projects;
  • Proven track record in working with partners;
  • Experience in participatory methodologies;
  • Experience with training and capacity building;
  • Experience in working with pastoral communities;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Highly motivated; and
  • Flexibility, good interpersonal and networking skills, ability to work in multi-cultural environment and sensitivity to cultural values.

    Application process

    If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know how your qualifications, experience and career ambitions match the requirements of this position.

    Send your application latest by Sunday June 9th to jobs.nairobi [at] caritas.ch indicating ‘WASH Technical Advisor, Marsabit’ in the subject line.

    Please provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, earliest date of availability, names and telephone contacts of three referees.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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