Friday, 10 February 2012

Kakuma Refugee Camp Kenya - Lutheran World Federation Pediatric Counselor, Project Officer WASH, Water Engineering Foreman and IT Administrator Jobs in Kenya

The Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya / Djibouti Programme is seeking to recruit a Kenyan national for the following position, to be based at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.

1. Pediatric Counselor

Reporting directly to the Senior Community Services & Development Officer

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Providing direct counseling Services for children identified/referred by BID and other partners.
  • Build the capacity of both national and refugee staff to perform duties in the social and protection aspects for children
  • Monitoring and evaluation activities as well as provide leadership and guidance to the Child Development Workers.
  • Manage/maintain documentation and records of psychosocial support cases for purposes of follow up and referral.
  • Collaborate with other sectors and IPs in order to ensure smooth implementation and coordination of activities.
Qualifications
  • Must possess a degree in counseling and/social work (sciences) with a strong bias towards counseling and social work.
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in child protection, care and development in an INGO
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and HIV/AIDs issues in the Kenyan context,
  • Knowledge of international and national legislation and policies on child protection.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills
2. Project Officer WASH

The Project Officer-WASH will report directly to the Project Coordinator -host community project, while working closely on a daily basis in collaboration with other sectors of LWF.

Duties and responsibilities but not limited:
  • To be directly in charge of the technical activities especially dealing with water infrastructure and sanitation
  • To collect data and monitor agreed upon indicators for measuring performance and impact.
  • To be responsible for the development of comprehensive WASH sector proposals with SMART objectives
  • Maintain and update WASH facilities database including geo-coordinates of water points, water quality, quantity and depths of boreholes and shallow wells e.t.c
  • Certification of works ensuring quality and quantity of works, based on drawings, specifications and contractual stipulations.
  • Ensure promotion of community participation and ownership through liaising with the project beneficiaries, establishing training and supporting operational maintenance trainings for water technicians.
  • To produce accurate, detailed and timely progress and final reports highlighting objectives achievements and impact on peoples’ lives and submitting them in accordance with approved guidelines and donor formats.
  • To be the team leader for WASH sector staff and to train, mentor, discipline and motivate them to work for collective responsibility and accountability.
  • To be responsible for drawing clear and practical job descriptions for WASH staffs.
  • To be responsible for inducting and facilitating orientation of new staff.
Qualifications
  • University degree in Water & Environmental Engineering, hydrogeology, or related field preferably
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of progressive experience in similar capacity with an INGO, Government institution etc with demonstrated good project design and water engineer works
  • Strong command of English, with excellent computer skills
  • Experience working with pastoral communities
  • Excellent managerial skills (planning and organizational skills, problem solving capabilities, innovative and industrious)
  • Excellent team building, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Knowledge and experience of project management
3. Water Engineering Foreman

The water engineering foreman shall report directly to the project officer WASH.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Facilitate effective supervision of skilled and semi-skilled workers engaged in construction, installation of water mains, valves, metres, chambers, thrust blocks, service connections and related accessories.
  • To assist the project officer in supervising all technical water works, including the performance of consultants and workers engaged for specific tasks.
  • To assist in collection of data and monitoring agreed upon indicators for measuring performance and impact.
  • Examine blueprints to assess dimensions of structures, and lay out works using approved equipment.
  • Determine sequence of activities concerned with fabrication, assembly, and erection of water supply structures
  • Inspect work performed by specialist tradesmen, including pipe installations, steel elevated tanks, water treatment units, to ensure conformance with specifications
  • Install pipes, storage tanks, water metres and similar fixtures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and other employees
Qualifications:
  • Degree or Diploma in Civil, water Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution plus three years experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of the materials, techniques and equipment used in construction of Supply system
  • Familiar with principles of big projects plumbing and water hydraulics
  • Skilled in special pipe laying, Steel tanks installations and other tools and equipment utilized in the work
4. Information Technology Administrator

The IT Administrator shall report the Administrator in Nairobi or the person designated by him/her:

Duties and responsibilities
  • Day to day running and maintenance of the Nairobi local area network and server based in Nairobi.
  • Ensure operation of email/ internet smoothly all the time in Nairobi & field.
  • Familiarization/ guide and update to network users regularly in Nairobi & field.
  • Routine servicing of all computers in Nairobi and general maintenance of computers/printer & its accessories.
  • Recommend specifications purchases of computers and IT accessories for Nairobi and field.
  • Manage to take regular backup of all working files of LWF/ DWS Kenya/ Djibouti program.
Qualification
  • Degree in computer science/Electronics Engineering/Telecommunications engineering. Alternatively, Advanced National diploma in Information Technology
  • Proven knowledge of Microsoft Windows 2003 server in WAN environment
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft exchange 2003
  • Fair knowledge of Lotus applications e.g. CCMAIL and remote connectivity
Relevant Experience:
  • 3 years working experience in a busy ICT industry.
  • Good knowledge of Internet technologies (TCP/IP protocol suite, voice-over-IP, Internet routing & Internet security)
  • Good knowledge of, hardware installation, configuration, troubleshooting and repairs
  • Excellent knowledge of office automation software (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Knowledge of Telecommunications Technologies (HF and VHF Radio, Satellite/VSAT, Wireless, Microwave, and Telecommunications Cable technologies)
  • Knowledge of payroll processing system.
Personal Attributes for the above posts
  • Strong interpersonal and a good team player.
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.

They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 17th February, 2012:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

C/o HR Officer,
P.O. Box 48 Kakuma,

Or e-mailed to: hr-kak@lwfkenya.org

For more details, visit our website www.lwf-kenya.org

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