Peace Winds Japan Field Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Peace Winds Japan Field Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is a Japanese Non-Governmental Organization established in 1996. PWJ has been providing humanitarian and development assistance for people affected by forced displacement and natural disasters in more than 20 countries in the world.

PWJ launched its mission in Kenya in 2012 and has been implementing projects funded by UN agencies and the government of Japan in shelter, WASH and youth development to improve living environments of refuge and host populations while promoting peaceful coexistence and self- reliance in the communities in Dadaab, Kakuma and Kalobeyei.

PWJ is UNHCR partner responsible for WASH, Warehouse, Motor vehicle Service Unit, Shelter, Centralized fleet and fuel management for Dadaab Refugee Operations.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Shelter Engineer, the field assistant shall support the implementation and monitoring of the Shelter & Settlement projects in Dadaab.

The position aims at offering technical assistance and shelter package (construction material and cash.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Shelter and Settlement of Refugees.

  • Assess the needs and resources and shelter type.

  • Collect data on refugees/beneficiaries.

  • Assist in beneficiary selection by identifying vulnerable families eligible for shelter assistance according to established selection criteria.

  • Support in offering Shelter package.

  • Monitoring to ensure that all programme data are accurately collected and reported.
    Offer assistance to ensure that shelter is provided to selected and approved beneficiaries.

  • Ensure the quality and quantity of construction material distributed to individual beneficiary families, is correct and according to the delivery plan.

  • Ensure that the shelter construction plan in terms of completion and occupancy respects the activity plan.

  • Participate in field missions.

  • Produce weekly reports on weekly or as needed.

  • Remain updated on technical and legal considerations (national laws, standards and codes)

  • Participate in staff seminars and training, when scheduled

  • Any other tasks as assigned by the immediate superior.

    General Employees’ Obligations and Responsibilities

  • The Employer stipulates the right to assign the Employee any other kind of work derived from his/her specialization. In case of urgent work and such like the Employee may be asked to work overtime as well as during public and other holidays.

  • Deliver project objectives within time, resource and budget constraints.

  • Correctness and completeness of given tasks.

  • The Employee takes over the responsibility for all entrusted material or cash. The Employee is obligated to cover all damages or losses caused by his carelessness.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all information gained from employment within, not publicly.

  • Representing and upholding the values, policies and procedures of PWJ at all times.

  • Your schedule is subject to change at any time according to the organization needs.

  • Behave in a professional manner at all the times with the understanding that the public associates your behavior with PWJ.

    Qualifications & Professional Experience Education:

  • Diploma in civil engineering, building and construction or any related field from an accredited academic university or institute.
    Computer literacy.

    Experience and Skills:

  • At least 3 years of work experience in the construction relevant work.

  • Previous experience with international organizations/ local organizations/construction companies.

  • Working in shelter activities is an added advantage.

  • Good knowledge of the area of intervention

  • Knowledge of UNHCR shelter standards.

  • Excellent communication skills

    Language Skills

  • English: Professional fluency.

  • Kiswahili: Native/Advanced.

    Behavioral Competencies

  • Work prioritization and ability to multitask.

  • Shares knowledge and experience.

  • Positive, constructive attitude.

  • Ability to work and act under pressure with discretion in politically sensitive environment with a minimum of comfort.

  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.

  • Ready to work independently, under tight deadlines.

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment with a positive attitude.

  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion, and loyalty.

  • Strives for supportive working environment and positive working relationship.

  • Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment, retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

  • Commitment to and understanding of PWJ Vision, Mission and Values.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are cordially invited to send a cover letter (1 page) and resume (2 pages) as one pdf document no later than 10th January, 2023 to: In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for taking this post. Due to the urgency to fill this position, shortlisting and interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.

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