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WASH Engineering Technician
Job Location: Northern Kenya – Marsabit
Reporting To: WASH / Field Manager
General Description of the Role:
The WASH engineer technician will assist WASH/Field Manager to develop and implement the Emergency water, sanitation element of the programme including planning, implementation, supervision and evaluation of activities, outputs and objectives of the WASH project.
The WASH engineer technician will be expected to ensure timeliness of implementation and that each element of the programme addresses WASH priorities of the beneficiaries.
Assist and advise the WASH Manager in the overall development of the programme;
To ensure the overall co-ordination, planning, monitoring and management of the WASH project activities;
Contribute and/or develop sector project proposals in close collaboration with the WASH Manager, Programme development manager and WASH Coordinator.
Develop and ensure adherence to government standards, SPHERE standards, programme schedules; plan the activities of the section and ensure effective implementation of the programme schedules;
Prepare appropriate and acceptable designs, develop contract documents including drawings, specifications and bills of quantities;
To coordinate closely with relevant local administration and technical Government Departments and other NGOs doing similar activities in the project areas.
Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities both in beneficiary schools and communities.
Liaise with WASH Manager and Logistics Officer specifically in requesting and managing procurement and logistics for project-related equipment and materials.
Ensure quality of materials and workmanship in the programme activities;
Support and develop the capacity of team members, community workers and volunteers;
Liaise with other parts of the team to ensure consistency of messages, communication and practices with the community and beneficiaries;
Represent GOAL in sector meetings and liaise with other organisations working in the area with WASH projects.
Develop and document standards and techniques through demonstration models with the aim of developing water and sanitation facilities that can be provided to beneficiaries cost effectively;
Prepare internal weekly, monthly and external timely reports for the project as required.
Participate in project evaluation and contribute to the technical evaluation components of the project.
To contribute to planning and budgeting for future technical phases of the project
To undertake site visits to check construction progress and ensure compliance with project design, proper construction standards, health and safety requirements and adherence to schedules. It will be the engineers responsibility to ensure that all construction works are completed to the high international standards expected by GOAL and its’ donors.
To develop implementation plans and to ensure these plans and GOAL policies are used in the project implementation, including budget controls, procedures, activity coding etc.
To compile and evaluate lessons learnt at the completion of the project.
Carry out any other tasks as may be requested by the line manager and WASH Coordinator.
Person Specifications (Requirements):
Essential: managerial skills; resourceful and adaptable work approach; creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
Higher National Diploma or Degree in Civil Engineering, Water engineering, Hydrology or environmental health
Minimum 2 years’ experience in WASH project design and implementation in emergencies
Experience of working with NGOs in insecure areas and working through partners.
Proven initiative in developing new programmes.
Practical construction skills and an interest in low cost and local materials and techniques.
Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Commitment to beneficiary accountability and humanitarian ethics.
Experience in working with sphere standards in closed and open settings.
How to apply
To apply for the above position, please send your CV by email, listing three reference including your last direct supervisor and salary expectation to keapplications [at] ke.goal.ie or drop it to our Marsabit office.
Please put the job title, "WASH Engineering Technician" in the subject line of the email/envelope.
The closing date for all applications is Tuesday 11th December 2012.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and responded to after interviews.
This is a local position.
GOAL is an equal opportunity employer, qualified male and female applicants are encouraged to apply.
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