Monday, 30 January 2012

Samaritan’s Purse - WASH Project Coordinator Job in Dadaab, Kenya

Project # / Name: Dadaab and Hola WASH Program

Position Title: Project Coordinator - WASH

Position End Date: July 2012

Duty Station: Dadaab

Reports To: WASH Program Manager

Job Summary

The Dadaab and Hola WASH Program aims to address the long-term water security and access issues in these regions.

The main responsibilities will include managing a team of local Water and Sanitation technicians in possible areas of pump installation and rehabilitation, pump testing, water quality testing and treatment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervise and train local Water and Sanitation technicians in borehole rehabilitation and construction of water facilities.
  • Ensure water activities comply with appropriate national and international standards.
  • Supervise installation of submersible pumps and start-up operations of new water infrastructure
  • Supervise operations and maintenance of mechanical water pumps.
  • Train local pump mechanics on operations and maintenance of water infrastructure.
  • Monitor, analyze and report on water quantity and quality data.
  • In coordination with Community Health workers, Hygiene promoters and Water and Sanitation technicians, monitor household water information to include water consumption (liters/person/day) and household water quality.
  • Conduct water quality assessments and disinfect sources as required.
  • Ensure delivery of water management training to community water committees.
  • Write routine progress reports and keep WASH manager informed.
Education / Experience Needed
  • Relevant qualification in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering or Public health Engineering
  • At least 3 years previous work experience in boreholes installation and rehabilitation (Motorised water systems, Afri-pumps, Afridev and other related water lifting technologies)
Skills Required
  • Experience in community mobilization.
  • A desire to work with and train local staff and community pump caretakers.
  • Relevant team experience and good communication skills.
  • Computer skills
  • Valid and clean driving license
If you are interested in this position please send your C.V only and an application letter with the position title indicated on the subject line to hr@spkenya.org

Application deadline: Friday, 10th February 2012

Only short listed applicants will be contacted

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