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Thursday, December 30, 2010

World Vision Africa Sanitation and Hygiene (S&H) Officers Jobs in Kenya

Job Title: Sanitation and Hygiene (S&H) Officers - 11 positions

Country: Kenya

Location: Field Based

Closing Date: January 05 2011

Purpose of the Position:

The position supports the Water Engineer to successfully implement Integrated Development Area 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 IPA, 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:

    * Provide support in community mobilization towards projects implementation within the IPA
    * Liaise with the village health committees 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
    * Identify and implement viable sanitation and Hygiene promotion technological options within the IPA
    * Develop detailed implementation plans and monitor implementation of Sanitation and hygiene project activities in the IPA.
    * Provide support in implementation of Sanitation and Hygiene projects to ensure quality, effectiveness and timely implementation.
    * Prepare training reports for all sanitation and hygiene meetings, seminars and workshops in the community.
    * Prepare reports and submit to relevant staff all community contributions either in materials, cash form etc or estimate their local monetary value.
    * Collaborate with Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation 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 Water Engineer and Community
    * 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 IPA technical staff and other sector specialists in WVK
    * Capacity building of staff and communities in programming and implementation of S&H activities.
    * Promote advocacy on sanitation and Hygiene issues within the programme area.
    * 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.
    * Participate in Sanitation and Hygiene coordination and other meetings as may be required in the programme area.
    * Liaison with provincial administrations/AACs in identification of projects
    * Any other relevant responsibility as may be assigned by the IPA leadership or other relating supervisors

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:

    * Diploma /Degree in Public/Environmental/Community Health or a related field.
    * A minimum of five years (Diploma) and Two years (Degree level) experience in working/programming in either relief or development including managing community based S&H projects 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 and Lotus Notes as an added advantage
    * Ability to conduct community S&H needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of S&H activities

How to Apply

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, one of whom must be a church leader/priest/pastor, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than January 5, 2011.

People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
P.O. Box 50816 - 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Please indicate clearly on the envelope or on the subject line the position you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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