Project Officer Job in Kenya

Project Officer

Reporting To: Field Coordinator – Kilifi County

Location: Kilifi County 100%

Job Field: Programmes


Islamic Relief Kenya is
currently recruiting a WASH officer to support STEP-UP project in Kilifi county.

Islamic Relief Kenya in
pursuit to support and strengthen its operations, seeks to employ motivated,
hardworking, and pro-active individuals to fill in the following position.

The WASH & Environment
Officer will be responsible for the Planning, Design, and Implementation of all
Civil and Structural activities/interventions of the project. The officer is
responsible for the supervision of the technical team (if any), contractors/consultants
and furthermore contribute to assist the organization in the technical
supervision of WASH/Environment & related activities; and specifically
support the Wash /Project Coordinator with the overall technical field support
for the planning and coordination of construction and rehabilitation works.
Including: –

To assist in designing, organizing, planning, following up
and supervising all the technical field activities of the projects
regarding WASH, Environment & other structural works-construction and
rehabilitation works.

To liaise and coordinate all the technical activities related
to construction and rehabilitation works in the field with the local
authorities, Partners, the community representatives and other agencies
and stakeholders engaged in these sectors across the project sites.

To manage, guide and supervise the technical WASH/Environment
team, Contractors and Consultants.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Planning, Design,
Implementation and Reporting 30%

Planning and design of WASH/Environment activities of the
projects as required/assigned.

Ensure the proper implementation of all WASH/Environment
activities related to construction and rehabilitation works that is timely
and in coherence with the project work plan and specifications.

Organize, manage, and supervise on a daily basis the WASH
operations in the field through field visits and provide needed technical
support to project team.

Provide support and coordinating with contractors and/or
suppliers of the WASH/Environment works and items.

Provide technical guidance and expertise to the contracted
service provider in charge of the works.

 Inform the project manager about any potential
technical modification occurring during the work implementation and
require its formal approval by the same.

Provide upon request assistance to the implementation of the
others project activities

2. Technical Support

Provide technical input to prepare or adapt technical
drawings and designs of WASH/Environment activities, as required by the
project and according to standard guidelines or codes.

Responsible for the design, establishment of work
specifications and quotation, follow-up and evaluation of activities
related to the construction of WASH infrastructures in public institutions
and communities.

Prepare and/or revise bill of quantities (BoQs), technical
drawings and work plans related to the construction and rehabilitation
works to be undertaken within the project implementation period.

In general, provide technical input to the project manager to
prepare or revise the technical documentation in every necessary tender

Provide input to prepare and to draw reports on the technical
team’s activities as required or assigned

Prepare and keep track of work schedule and progress of the
implementation of construction and rehabilitation activities in the field
and share the documents with the Area manager and/or MEAL Unit

Report to and discuss with the Area Manager/WASH Coordinator
on regular base any technical issues of the field activities which may
have a direct impact on the general implementation of the project or of
the organization’s activities in the area.

Development and submission of quality Donor and programmes
reports are required.

3. Monitoring and

Provide input to develop activities’ monitoring evaluation
accountability and learning tools

Collect, analyze, and interpret all technical data concerning
the WASH activities to support the project.

Ensure together with the technical field team the proper
monitoring and evaluation of all construction and rehabilitation works
executed by the contracted service providers and provide regular feedback
to the project Manager

4. Coordination

Planning, organization and follow up of the community
mobilization in target communities on issues related to of construction,
operation and maintenance of WASH facilities in schools.

Establishing relationship with project beneficiaries,
community leaders and other community groups-while managing emerging
issues, including conflicts.

Formation and training of community Groups for project
sustainability-such as Water and Environment   users, Hygiene,
and sanitation Groups etc.

Participate in sectorial coordination meetings at local when
requested by the line Manager.

 Keep herself/himself as well as the technical team up
to date on sector working groups and local authorities’ news, reports,
recommendations, requirements, etc.

 Quickly react to changes – of any kind – in the field
and its context in which the WASH activities are being implemented, inform
immediately the senior management about them, and contribute to finding
proper adjustments

Coordinate with other WASH actors and stakeholders in the

Key Qualifications 

Education Qualifications
and language

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or its equivalent from
a recognized university or a Higher National Diploma from recognized
national Polytechnic

Knowledge and skills in use of engineering design software’s;
AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, and related Add-Ons – MANDATORY

In-depth skills and knowledge in all aspects of engineering
Understanding of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion

Excellent English language skills (written and spoken);

Essential Knowledge,
skills, and Experience

Not less than 3 years’ experience of WASH projects.
Experience in ASAL Counties will be an added advantage

Good Project Cycle Management, reporting and documentation

Experience in working in unsecure zones with knowledge in
Standard Operation Procedures

Knowledge of International and National Standards/policies
governing WASH programmes i.e SPHERE and Water Act 2002

Experience in solar systems, boreholes, shallow well
development works

Proven WASH project implementation and management skills
Experience of drafting and writing project documents or

Experience of INGOs system in the same field,
Experience in developing linkages with INGOs, Government
agencies, Institutional donors and other stakeholders,

Experience of working in culturally sensitive areas thereby
managing circumstances through high level of diplomacy and tact.

Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and analysis
Proven technical competencies in planning, design, and
implementation of WASH programmes as well as sound financial skills (e.g.,

Experience of work with a team in a multi-cultural
environment in emergency and development settings and good team leadership,

Positive and ability to build consensus in problem solving,
A focus on results, balanced with a sensitive and honest
approach to people.

Desirable Knowledge,
skills, and Experience

Programmatic expertise on the following themes: Integrated
Sustainable Programmes, humanitarian interventions, DRR, gender issues,
conflict, sustainable livelihoods etc

Experience of working and providing support from a distance
Strong computer skills (Design Packages, MS Word, MS Excel,
MS Access, MS Power Point, MS Project, SPSS).

Sympathetic with aims, values & objectives of Islamic

Note: Please note that
this recruitment, shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified
candidates should forward their CV to: using
the position as subject of email.

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