Peace Winds Japan Water Quality Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Peace Winds Japan Water Quality 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, Shelter, Warehouse, Motor vehicle Service Unit and centralized fleet management for Dadaab Refugee Operations.

Job Summary

Reporting to the WASH or Water Quality officer, the Water Quality Assistant will be responsible for ensuring the supply of water to People of Concerns of Dadaab refugee operation. Primary responsibilities include supporting the proper treatment of water; supervision and monitoring of regular water quality test activities; support water quality data management system (data collection, entry, analysis, reporting); and conducting regular trainings to build the staff capacity on water quality. The water quality assistant position also requires proper management of equipment, consumables and other resources under the program and reporting periodically to supervisors

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper treatment/disinfection of water.

  • Support management systems including Chlorine dosage, chemical preparation, etc.

  • Organize regular water quality data monitoring systems and conduct regular water quality tests starting from the intake, to different stages of treatment, tap stands, storage reservoir/s, household level, etc to ensure refugees/host communities are supplied with safe water as per UNHCR and international standards.

  • Update database for regular water quality data collection, data entry, storage, analysis and report production.

  • In the absence of Water Quality officer, raise purchase requests for procurement of equipment, reagents, treatment chemicals, and ensure the availability of all necessary items in stock for regular water quality test and operation.

  • Ensure the cleaning of treatment plant units, service reservoirs, and clean water wells at regular, scheduled intervals.

  • Support in preparation of Operation manuals for the water treatment plants in refugee camps

  • Work with other WASH teams and coordinate with other partners on information sharing related with water quality and promotion of proper water storage at household level.

  • Summarize and produce weekly, and monthly water quality report

  • Ensure SPHERE standards both qualitative and quantitative are considered for analysis
    of water quality and quantity

  • Principal assistant to Water Quality Officer when on leave

    Capacity building:

  • Conduct quarter regular training/refreshment/ for water quality team members including Water Quality monitors and treatment & chemical operators;

  • Prepare notes, modules, and other related resources regarding the training component and share for the trainees;

  • Organize the laboratories with necessary equipment, manuals for equipment, books, and other electronic reference materials.

    Educational/Technical/Professional and Experience Requirements

  • Diploma or higher diploma in applied Chemistry, applied Biology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry or microbiology from a recognized university

  • A bachelor’s degree in the above-mentioned fields will be an added advantage

  • Knowledge of SPHERE, WHO and national quality standards

  • Be a registered/licensed member of the relevant body

    Relevant Experience

  • Minimum 1 year relevant work experience in the area of water quality

    Language Skills

  • English: professional fluency

  • Kiswahili: native/advanced

  • Local Language: Somali (Added advantage)

    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 requested 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.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates are cordially invited to send a cover letter (1 page) indicating salary expectation and resume (3 pages) as one pdf document to When applying indicate the title this position on the Subject line

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