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The Salvation Army Kenya East Territory WASH Project seeks to recruit a qualified person to the position of construction / field supervisor for a period of one year.

This is a full time position based at our Territorial Headquarters in Karen, Nairobi and involves travel to the rural areas (Central and Eastern regions of Kenya) approximately 80% of the time.

Construction / Field Supervisor

1 Person

Position Summary:

To supervise field operations of water and sanitation improvements undertaken in the targeted schools, ensuring quality control and effective use of resources.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the construction of water and sanitation facilities within the targeted schools to ensure quality control (materials and workmanship) and effective use of resources.
  • Train local Artisans to undertake repairs/maintenance of WASH facilities in schools.
  • Train School Management Committees (SMCs) on O&M, record keeping and basic fundraising for O&M.
  • Assist the Water & Sanitation Engineer with the technical aspects of the project. These include and not limited to examining and assessing all plans, designs and budgets for schools’ water and sanitation improvements.
  • Compile and submit regular monitoring reports on all construction works.

    Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum Diploma in Civil Engineering, building and construction, water Technology/Engineering or Public Health from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in community WASH interventions.
  • Experience in school WASH will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate training to both adults and children using the participatory methodologies.
  • Good knowledge of rain water harvesting technologies, VIP latrines and other rural water supply solutions.
  • Excellent computer skills. Knowledge of Auto-CAD is desirable.
  • Fluent written and verbal English and Kiswahili language skills.
  • Must be in sympathy with aims and mission of The Salvation Army.

    Application Details:

    Interested candidates should submit their application letter and CV, including telephone contact and details of at least 3 professional referees, via email to kenya_projects [at] kya.salvationarmy.org

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