ACTED Project Assistant- WASH Jobs in Kenya

ACTED Project Assistant- WASH Jobs in Kenya

Background on ACTED

  • ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters.

  • Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.

  • ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the position of a PROJECT ASSISTANT WASH in West Pokot County, Kenya.

    Position Profile

  • Project Assistant WASH will organize the beneficiaries in each location to implement the project activities, and to facilitate and monitor these same activities in order to comply with ACTED rules and procedures.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out community mobilization and assist the team in capacity building activities with community members and elders.

  • Liaise with communities and beneficiaries as needed and carry out daily implementations of field activities.

  • Carry out beneficiary identification, selection, training, development activities and sensitization as needed or requested.

  • Work with ACTED management and comply with rules and procedures.

  • Assist with weekly and monthly planning and reporting to the Senior Project Officer and Project Manager.

  • Keep the Senior Project Officer regularly updated on all issues related to the project activities.

  • Carry out daily implementation of field activities as required/directed.

  • Supervise and ensure correct and accountable documentation of all activities, including checking attendance sheets, stock reports, meeting minutes, along with ensuring that all necessary amounts or signatures are collected.

  • Listen too, receive and document community feedback and pass this on to Senior Project Officer in a timely manner, and deliver and document responses to community feedback.

  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the direct supervisor

    Protection mainstreaming:

  • Promoting of and adhering to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy and guidelines (for site residents, ACTED staff, partner agencies, casual labours etc)

    Qualifications/Skills Required

  • Degree or a higher Diploma in Water Technology or related field.

  • Experience implementing water and sanitation projects is mandatory

  • At least 2 years of involvement in the community work; mobilizing outreach activities, or training communities-with NGOs in

  • Must be a Kenyan national with good communications skills (both oral and written).

  • Good geo-political understanding of the county.

  • Possess skills in proposal and report writing, project cycle management and participatory monitoring and evaluation of projects.

  • Flexible and ability to work under pressure in emergency situations.

  • Strong commitment to the organization’s mission, vision and strategies.

  • Ability to manage time, multitask and prioritize.

    How to apply

  • Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts to

  • and received on or before 5.00PM on 14/07/2021 with the subject line as;

  • Application for Project Assistant WASH-west Pokot. Note that Applications sent without this exact subject line will not be shortlisted.

  • Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.

    Please note:

  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Shortlisting will be done on rolling basis and ACTED reserves the right to fill this position before the deadline;

  • ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.

  • ACTED is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. ACTED has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behavior and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts.

  • Any candidate offered a job with ACTED will be expected to sign ACTED’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

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