Job career at Kenya Red Cross Society WASH Coordinator in Dadaab Kenya 2013

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of preventing and Alleviating Human Suffering.

The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Position Title: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Coordinator

Reporting to: Head of Operations

Job Location: Daadab

Overall Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Operation – Daadab, the WASH Coordinator will provide strategic leadership and oversight to WASH operations and strategies in Daadab.

S/he is responsible for assessment, design, monitoring of sector budgets and implementation of the ongoing WASH operations that KRCS is responsible for in Daadab.

S/he will manage teams to deliver immediate WASH needs to the refugees while playing a leadership role to identify, project and strategise on future needs and operations.
The incumbent will be expected to work closely with partners and evaluate the WASH sector landscape with a view to continuously action interventions for the constant improvement of the WASH services while improving cost efficiency, service delivery and effectiveness while simultaneously managing the ongoing day to day operations of the WASH systems.
S/he will be required to play an active role in provision of strategic sector oversight, policy and programmatic directions, technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with national and local WASH clusters and other technical agencies relevant to the sector.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assessment, Planning and Development

  • Conduct frequent assessment of current situation in Daadab in collaboration with local refugee leadership; determine priorities and immediate activities and resources i.e. more detailed assessment versus need to address immediate WASH related problems.
  • Represent KRCS to stakeholders and Governmental and non-Governmental agencies for the purposes of WASH Coordination in Daadab and coordinate the development of all project implementation plans and budgets within the framework of the agreed response programme and strategy for the refugee camps.
Programme Design, Proposal development and Implementation
  • Ensure that issues of protection, gender, livelihoods and environmental impact, operation and maintenance and sustainability are factored into the programme design and implemented.
  • Develop, concept papers, budgets, ToRs and proposals in respect to WASH sector taking into consideration relevant standards, code of conducts, and humanitarian principles
Information, Liaison and Co-ordination
  • Represent KRCS as the WASH focal point in all relevant governmental and non-governmental groups in consultation with the Head of Operation with respect to Daadab Camp operations
  • Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with UNHCR, other NGO’s, UN agencies, host government departments in regards to WASH issues in Daadab.
  • Build capacity of KRCS WASH staff and stakeholders on WASH issues related to the Daadab Operations
Reporting, Financial and Budget Management
  • Tracking and monitoring budget to ensure no under and over expenditure within the project budgets for WASH
  • Ensure monthly expenditure Projections and cash requests are prepared on time for all WASH related activities in Daadab
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in any disciple relating to Civil Engineering, Water and Environment, Sanitation
  • Four (4) years of experience in WASH programming in developing countries with at least two (2) years of experience in appropriate WASH interventions, specifically related to WASH service delivery in camp setup.
  • Certificate in Project Cycle Management or Monitoring and Evaluation
Key Competencies
  • Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions
  • Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet
Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before Friday, 11th October 2013.

Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 40712-00100,
Nairobi



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