SHOFCO Water Supply Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya


Position Title: Water Supply Officer

SHOFCO Overview

SHOFCO is a grassroots organization that unlocks the potential of urban slum dwellers to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives.

SHOFCO disrupts survival mode by providing critical services including health care, clean water, education, and economic empowerment; and links these efforts to a community-led advocacy platform.

Over the next 5-10 years, SHOFCO aims to become a national platform for urban slum transformation across Kenya, demonstrating a scalable and replicable model that can be used around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating, controlling, and managing technical operations and maintenance of water infrastructure to ensure that water services are provided to the required standards
  • Ensuring the production and supply of quality and safe water to customers in an effective and efficient manner and in compliance with relevant laws and policies
  • Regularly conducting water distribution infrastructure checks, analyzing network performance (e.g. network pressures, frequency of leaks and bursts Vs areas / particular pipes) and recommending any necessary infrastructure development, maintenance or replacements
  • Carry out network balancing through continuous reservoir level monitoring; and pressure and flow measurements to enhance supply reliability
  • Ensuring safety of water by facilitating regular water quality testing and monitoring, and undertaking corrective measures
  • Provide inputs on water infrastructure site selection, surveys and designs, hydrogeological assessments, specifications, deliverables and evaluation criteria
  • Participate in bids evaluation and WASH construction supervision activities as per the designs, specifications and work schedule
  • Developing/adopting and implementing various pro-poor interventions aimed at increasing access to water service for the urban poor in the low-income areas.
  • Ensure sound occupational health and safety practices are maintained for all activities in the section
  • Developing customer focus and maintaining good working relations with customers
  • Provide technical support in preparation of progress reports, annual operational plan and budget.

Education and Qualifications

  • Degree holder in a Water Engineering course from recognized institution;
  • Must be registrable /registered by Engineer’s Registration Board (ERB) and/or Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
  • Proficient in use of computers in particular relevant AutoCAD software, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Microsoft office suite;

Professional Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in successful operations and maintenance of water supply infrastructure; with at least 1 year at supervisory level

Other required qualifications (unique/job specific)

  • Must have excellent understanding of the Kenyan water sector reforms;
  • Ability and experienced in conceptualization, design, supervision and construction of water and waste water infrastructure.
  • Excellent engineering writing, interpretation and reporting skills
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary multicultural teams with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to deliver work within tight deadlines and handle heavier work pressure near deadlines
  • Past experience working in urban informal settlements is an asset

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to quoting their current and expected salaries.

The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for.

Applications without this information will not be considered.

Applications should reach us no later than 26th October 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.