World Vision NGO Project Officers - Sanitation & Hygiene - Kenya Jobs

The position supports the WASH Engineer to successfully implement Area development Sanitation and Hygiene (S&H) activities and Interventions to contribute to child wellbeing outcomes.


Specifically the Sanitation and Hygiene Officer will guide and supervise implementation of S&H projects in the ADPs, support development of staff and community capacity building in S&H, participate in mobilization of S&H resources and ensure implementation is done in close collaboration with WV Kenya staff, the local community, the Kenyan government and other relevant agencies.


In order to successfully do so, the S&H Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others


Major Responsibilities:


Coordinate activity implementation in line with WVK standards and donor requirements 60%


  • Identify and implement viable sanitation and Hygiene promotion technological options within the ADP
  • Develop detailed implementation plans and monitor implementation of Sanitation and hygiene project activities in the ADP.
  • Provide support in implementation of Sanitation and Hygiene projects to ensure quality, effectiveness and timely implementation.
  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to WASH initiatives developed in coordination with QA and NO-WASH are effectively implemented by staff within the ADP.
  • Collaborate with QA and the National sanitation and hygiene coordinator to provide the ADP with the appropriate technical orientation needed to achieve proposed child and community wellbeing outcomes through sanitation and hygiene initiatives;
  • Ensure that ADP staff monitor and support the timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for S&H related project activities;
  • Capacity building of staff and communities in programming and implementation of S&H activities.
  • Preparation of bills of quantities for projects e.g VIP latrines and pre - cast sanitation slabs
  • Participate in development of timely and accurate funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with ADP technical staff and other sector specialists in WVK.


    To facilitate community entry and mobilization for support in activity implementation. 15 %


  • Provide support in community mobilization towards projects implementation within the ADP
  • Liaise with the village health committees/community health workers in mobilizing the communities towards their participation and contribution toward the project goals and ensuring the same is achieved.
  • Undertake awareness campaigns and carry out participatory training of stakeholders such as Water and Sanitation committees/communities/village health promoters in health aspects, hygiene and environmental sanitation


    Facilitate networking and collaboration of the IPA with sector stakeholders 10%


  • Collaborate with Ministry of Health and other relevant departments in implementing the S&H activities
  • Liaise with consultants and government line ministries in providing relevant S&H technical advice to WASH project Manager and Community
  • Promote advocacy on sanitation and Hygiene issues within the programme area.
  • Participate in Sanitation and Hygiene coordination and other meetings as
    may be required in the programme area.
  • Liaison with the County government in identification of projects
  • Engage with key stakeholders, Community, government, church and other civil society representatives within the ADP in order to maximize the impact of ADP efforts.
  • Any other relevant responsibility as may be assigned by the ADP leadership or other relating supervisors

    Facilitate monitoring and evaluation of sanitation and hygiene activities and preparation of timely progress reports.10%


  • Record number of people trained or reached by several hygiene promotion messages.
  • To record all community contributions either in materials, cash form etc and estimate their local monetary value.
  • Develop monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and end of projects reports on Sanitation & hygiene and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with WV Kenya and Donor requirements.
  • Document and disseminate best practices on sanitation & hygiene projects.

    Others 5%


  • Effectively manage other assignments as may be delegated to you by the supervisor from time to time.


    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience


  • The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum two years proven experience in working/programming in either relief or development including managing a large scale Community based water project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects
  • Experience in project design, proposal writing, needs assessments, surveys, and information management.
  • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff
  • Good understanding of SPHERE and other international standards.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Lotus Notes and statistical program (e.g. SPSS).
  • Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities
  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS will be an advantage.
  • Proposal/concept paper writing skills for fund raising.

    Key Competencies/Attributes:

  • Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written).
  • A team player, capable of building staff and community capacity in Water, Sanitation and hygiene projects through training.
  • Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity


    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 3rd August, 2018



    For more information and job application details, see; World Vision NGO Project Officers - Sanitation & Hygiene - Kenya Jobs


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