WASH Program Officer Jobs in Samburu County

WASH Program Officer Jobs in Samburu County

Primary Function

  • The Program Officer – WASH will lead the implementation and monitoring of all WASH activities in Samburu County.

  • The Officer will work closely with Mercy Corps project staff to ensure the use of technically appropriate implementation approaches and reporting are consistent with the donor requirements.


  • Work closely with the Caritas Maralal emergency project staff to conduct community needs assessments.

  • Lead the identification and design of WASH related infrastructure, while working closely with relevant line ministries to ensure all appropriate approvals are sort.

  • Offer technical support in the engagement of civil works contractors.

  • Supervise WASH construction including pipeline extensions, borehole rehabilitation and small-scale irrigation scheme.

  • Work closely with emergency maintenance teams to coordinate emergency repair of water points.

  • Lead hygiene promotion activities and ensure close collaboration with County Public Health Officers.

  • Train water user’s associations/management groups on sustainable management of water schemes.

  • Work closely with local WASH suppliers and artisans to establish a sustainable goods and services supply chain for water schemes.

  • Establish and sustain hygiene promotion in selected schools in the target communities.

  • Prepare construction site briefs, trip reports, hygiene and sanitation promotion activity reports and offer input for the compilation of periodic donor reports.

  • Actively participate in periodic project review and learning meetings.

  • Collect all WASH related monitoring and evaluation data and ensure consistent updating of M&E worksheets.

  • Contribute to the work plan review and monthly cash forecasting.

    Key Working Relationships


  • Caritas Director.

  • Programmes Coordinator.

  • Agriculture and Livelihoods Officer.

  • Finance and procurement departments.


  • Mercy Corps Water Systems advisor, Field Director and other project staff.

  • Local and international NGOs
    implementing WASH activities in the County.

  • County government relevant departments.


  • Higher National Diploma in Civil or Water or Environmental Engineering or any other related field. A degree will be an added advantage.

  • 3 years’ experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programing preferably in Arid and Semi-Arid regions in Kenya.

  • Experience in design and construction supervision of water supply system.

  • Experience in sanitation and hygiene promotion.

  • Advanced computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and basic working knowledge of CAD software.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with local communities and County governments as appropriate.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple work demands in high-stress environments and work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.

    Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    How to Apply

  • An application letter and CV should be sent via email to

  • hr@maralalcath.org cc. development@maralalcath.org.

  • The job title should be indicated on the email subject.

  • The CV should include a day-time contact phone number, as well as names and contact information of three references.

  • All applications should be received by Close of Business Friday 22nd May, 2020.

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