Regional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advisor - Kenya

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Job Title; Regional Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advisor

Job Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to GOAL country programmes in other countries

Reporting To: Head of Operations

Contract Length: 1 year

General Objectives of the Position:

  • To be part of a team providing support and assistance to GOAL’s water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in a variety of locations (expected 70% of the time will be field based).
  • To assist in the process of ensuring that all programmes are well planned, implemented and monitored such that they result in maximum benefit for their target communities.
  • To give direction to field staff so that programmes are completed within set timeframes and budgets and to an acceptable high standard.
  • To be involved in setting strategies and policy for GOAL in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene programmes.

    Requirements: (educational, language, etc.)

  • Relevant professional qualification (B.E., B.Sc.) with specific focus on water and sanitation (diploma, master’s degree).
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience with at least 2 years working in developing countries.
  • Experience in working with disadvantaged communities and involving them in participatory approaches.
  • Experience in working on both water supply and sanitation programmes in developing countries and a strong academic and practical knowledge of both disciplines.
  • Experience in the field of hygiene promotion and an appreciation of its importance.
  • Familiarity with dealing with donor and government offices in relation to development programmes.
  • Proficient in preparation of proposals and reports and having good writing, communication and computer skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and to be out of the Nairobi base for up to 2 months at a time and the majority of the year overall.

    Desirable Skills Include:

  • Additional languages (in particular: French, Spanish, Arabic, Swahili)
  • Expertise in geophysics, hydrogeology, drilling programmes.
  • Experience in recruitment and personnel management.

    This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

    This is an unaccompanied position.

    Interviews will be held in Dublin, London or GOAL field locations.

    Unfortunately GOAL cannot contribute to financial costs incurred when attending interview.

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