WASH Engineer Career Opportunity in Kenya

The Strategies for Northern Development (SND) is a local non-governmental organization working with Nomadic Pastoralist Communities in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia.

SND is guided by a vision to see a society where all Pastoralist Communities are resilient and live a dignified life.

Key areas of focus include;

(1) Peace Building and Governance,

(2) Food Security, Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience,

(3) Child Protection and Education,

(4) Water, Sanitation, and Health, and

(5) Humanitarian assistance.

We are seeking applications from qualified individuals to fill the following open position;

Position Title: WASH Engineer

Location: Moyale

Post: 1

Period of Contract: 12 months

Key Competence

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental / Public Health, Water and Civil Engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing WASH grants is preferred.
  • Experience working on Bill of Quantities and design for water and sanitation facilities, particularly in ASAL communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in WASH softwares such as GIS and Remote sensing
  • Be able to work under pressure as may be required;
  • Be a team player
  • Be self-driven and able to work within tight deadlines
  • Detail-oriented, dependable, and productive
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 1-3 years of experience in managing humanitarian programs involving rural communities to promote humanitarian response.

Roles and Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is: To provide support in developing, planning, implementing, and monitoring the WASH project and supervising, conducting designs, studies, and reviewing water resources, sanitation, and hygiene development activities.

The WASH Engineer is responsible for the overall WASH project operations.

Other Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Implement WASH activities, including solarization of boreholes, drilling, repair of water infrastructure, and promoting good hygiene practices.
  • Conduct WASH rapid needs/market assessments to confirm the price and availability of key WASH items and identify beneficiary priority needs and hygiene behavior.
  • Support community health volunteers to conduct hygiene promotion at the community levels (campaigns, public demonstrations on masks , water purification aqua tab use)
  • Support in the distribution of WASH NFIs to all the targeted HHs such as aqua tabs, soap,20-litre jerrycans, and 100 litre storage containers.
  • In collaboration with County/Sub County public health office, support in identification and training of community health volunteers on key infection prevention and control (IPC) measures using MOH-approved packages.
  • Represent organization and project during quarterly coordination meetings with county/sub-county WASH working groups.
  • Support in conducting project baseline, post distribution, and endline assessments.
  • Assist in the preparation of the specifications and documentation for the procurement of key WASH-related supplies in coordination with the SND procurement team.
  • Prepare project monthly, quarterly, and annual technical reports, and assist in WASH project proposal developments and end of the project evaluations.
  • Develop design plans, working drawings, technical specifications, bill of quantities as per approved standards by the Ministry of Water.
  • Undertake other duties as required.

How to Apply:

Letter of applications along with a copy of your resume, a contact telephone number, copies of Academic certificates , professional certificates, testimonials, and the names of 3 referees, preferably from your previous workplaces, quoting their email addresses/contact numbers correctly and Clearly label/quote the job title above on your envelope addressed to Human Resource Officer and hand-deliver to the SND Marsabit/Moyale Office or via email: jobs@sndafrica.org.

The deadline for the submission of the application is 7th May 2023 5:00 PM.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Phone calls are not acceptable.

Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

SND is an equal opportunity employer.