NGO Jobs in Dadaab Kenya - Islamic Relief


Job Title: Water Supply Officer
 
Reporting To: WASH Coordinator
 
Staff Reporting:None
 
Base Location:Dadaab
 
Islamic Relief
 
Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities. We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender.
 
Objective of Position
 
To manage and implement the WASH projects at field level by maintaining effective operational water supply systems in our areas of operation, accurate, technical, and narrative reporting corresponding to IR’s/Donor Guidelines as well as proposal development.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Planning and design of construction of WASH activities elevated tanks, rising mains and distribution pipeline, reservoir tanks repair, latrines, disposal pits and waste collection bins with approval of WASH coordinator.
·                     Design tools for assessment with WASH Coordinator and supervise teams to carry out assessments effectively,
·                     Monitor the WASH project at field level in close collaboration with local authority/UNHCR teams and other INGOs and NGOs in the area,
·                     Monitor and review the over all WASH materials and equipments movements such as deliveries, storage, transport and utilization at the site level,
·                     To ensure and verify the quantity of spare parts, equipments and other water materials are ordered and received, and properly recorded for damage or suspected to be damaged or expired,
·                     Ensure that the activities of health and sanitation education, personal hygiene and water development committees formation are properly planned and the implementation supervised,
·                     Represent IR in the water coordination meetings and in liaising with INGOs, NGOs and local authority
·                     Ensure the quality of water supplied is of good standard and safe for consumption and advise/recommend appropriately
·                     Arrange for local water and sanitation meetings within IR Kenya Dadaab County
·                     Ensure the proper implementation of action plan, review achievements, constraints, lessons learnt and provide feedback,
·                     Ensure regular reporting system in place, especially on water quality and environmental hygiene by liaising with other staff in the department
·                     Supervise and train other WASH staffs,
·                     Support monitoring and evaluation activities
·                     Prepare TORs and/or engagement documents with WASH coordinator to initiate the procurement of goods, services and works as deemed necessary for the effective and efficient performance of the task,
·                     Identify any apparent issues in the WASH project and report immediately, and perform other related duties as required.
·                     Prepare Reports and Proposal development related to WASH
Required skills & experience:
·                     University degree in Civil/Water Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·                     Relevant experience in project formulation, management, policy and strategy research and formulation in related field
·                     Knowledge of Millennium Development Goals and their relevance,
·                     Not less than 2 years experience of WASH projects. Experience Dadaab will be an advantage
·                     Good Project Cycle Management, reporting and documentation skills
·                     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
·                     Strong written and verbal communication skills in English,
·                     Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and analysis,
·                     Strong coordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders,
·                     Proven technical competencies in planning, design and implementation of WASH programmes as well as sound financial skills (e.g., budgeting),
·                     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,
·                     Able to engender credibility, confidence and respectability, and
·                     A focus on results, balanced with a sensitive and honest approach to people.
Expected Outputs
 
The WASH Officer’s contribution in the project/programme will steer IRK to realize the following result;
·                     Quality in all construction works
·                     Well managed WASH Team [Results oriented]
·                     Accountability for all field operations
·                     Clear established working guidelines for WASH activities
·                     Good impact of WASH activities implemented for the targeted beneficiaries
·                     Comprehensive reporting system
·                     Effective Budget Management/Tracking System (no overspending beyond allowable limits by Donors and IR)

Job Title: Water Quality Analyst
 
Reporting To: WASH Coordinator
 
Staff Reporting:None
 
Base Location:Dadaab
 
Islamic Relief
 
Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities. 

We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender.
 
Objective of Position
 
To perform both Physical and Biological water quality analysis and recommend/report appropriately as well as ensure only water fit for human consumption is being supplied to the communities we serve.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Ensure the Dosing machines in respective water points [source] are in good working order
·                     Take responsibility to report and counter emergencies such as cholera, diarrhea or HYSAL related illnesses with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation. Distribution of NFIs and water purifiers
·                     Troubleshoot cause of water related diseases and emergencies as in case of bullet 2 above
·                     Provide weekly water quality reports and compile at the end of the month
·                     Take samples of water for further analysis [Biological] incase such need is required
·                     Update and maintain a clean Water Quality filing system
·                     Report to IRK soonest possible in case of any irregularity or activity that may/will compromise water quality and provide best ways of
·                     Behave maturely and reasonably and in a conflict situation all the times and solve disputes, confusion without taking sides.
·                     Take lead in identifying water shortages and ensure water supplied to PoCs either by trucking or otherwise is fit for consumption
·                     Provide any relevant information to IRK regarding Water quality and updates
·                     Expedite process of countering emergencies related to water quality
·                     Perform trainings on best ways of handling domestic water as well as simple methods of treating water such as boiling, use of purr and water guards
·                     Ensure adequate chlorine at water treatment centers
Required skills & experience:
·                     Certificates/Diploma in Public Health, Water Engineering, Water Quality and community health or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·                     Vast knowledge of Water Quality Analysis approaches at community level and skills
·                     Knowledge of Millennium Development Goals and their relevance,
·                     Not less than 2 years experience of WASH related projects (Preferably with in Dadaab).
·                     Good Project Cycle Management, reporting and documentation skills
·                     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
·                     Strong written and verbal communication skills in English,
·                     Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and analysis,
·                     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,
·                     Able to engender credibility, confidence and respectability, and
·                     A focus on results, balanced with a sensitive and honest approach to people.
Expected Outputs
 
The Water Quality Analyst contribution in the project will steer IRK to realize the following result:
1.                  Reduced prevalence of Hygiene related diseases
2.                 Improved Integration between HYSAN and other IRK Programmes
3.                 Comprehensive reporting system

Job Title: HYSAN Field Assistant
 
Reporting To: WASH Officer
 
Staff Reporting:None
 
Base Location:Dadaab
 
Islamic Relief
 
Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities. We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender and implement our work within the following sectors:
 
Objective of Position
·                     Oversee ALL Hygiene and sanitation promotion operations, sensitizations in our target communities and
·                     Provide guidelines related to Public Health and Observe standards of hygiene promotion in a refugee context.
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Facilitate in capacity building of all hygiene and sanitation activities by assisting HYSAN Officer to access communities
·                     Take responsibility to report and counter emergencies such as cholera, diarrhea or HYSAL related illnesses with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation. Distribution of NFIs and water purifiers
·                     Attend and represent Islamic Relief in community meetings and others related to this post
·                     Assist in follow up of standards, designs and guidelines related to construction of sanitary facilities such as latrines, bathrooms, waste pits, hand wash points etc while observing environmental conservation in our target sites
·                     Take lead in supervisions and monitoring of latrines construction in terms on Numbers and movement of materials
·                     Submit and compile reports at the end of every month
·                     Update and maintain a clean beneficiary register during project period
·                     Report to IRK soonest possible in case of any irregularity or activity that may/will disrupt HYSAN trucking activity is suspected
·                     Behave maturely and reasonably and in a conflict situation all the times and solve disputes, confusion without taking sides.
·                     Lead the Solid waste workers in keeping ifo camp clean
·                     Provide any relevant information to IRK regarding HYSAN activities, updates.
·                     Fill the beneficiary distribution lists and file. Keep proper filing records
Required skills & experience:
·                     Diploma, Certificate in Public Health, community health or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·                     Vast knowledge of HYSAN promotion approaches at community level and skills ie. CLTS
·                     Knowledge of Millennium Development Goals and their relevance,
·                     Not less than 2 years experience of WASH projects (Preferably with in Dadaab).
·                     Experience in Northern Kenya will be an advantage
·                     Good Project Cycle Management, reporting and documentation skills
·                     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
·                     Strong written and verbal communication skills in English,
·                     Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking and analysis,
·                     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,
·                     Able to engender credibility, confidence and respectability, and
·                     A focus on results, balanced with a sensitive and honest approach to people.
Expected Outputs
 
The HYSAN Supervisors contribution in the project will steer IRK to realize the following result:
1.                  Reduced prevalence of Hygiene related diseases
2.                 Improved Integration between HYSAN and other IRK Programmes
3.                 Comprehensive reporting system

Job Title: HYSAN & Sanitation Officer
 
Reporting To: WASH Coordinator
 
Staff Reporting:None
 
Base Location:Dadaab
 
Islamic Relief
 
Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities. 

We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender.
 
Objective of Position
 
To enhance community awareness on best practices in Hygiene and Sanitation activities through participatory learning exercises with the community taking in to regard issues such as gender equality, cultural norms and WHO standards in Hygiene and Sanitation.

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Mobilize and sensitize Hygiene and sanitation committees and PoCs of project areas on Personal Hygiene and Environmental Sanitation
·                     Mobilize and sensitize Communities on importance of safe drinking water and safe solid waste disposal
·                     Disseminate Preventive Health massages on safe hygiene and sanitation practice to targeted beneficiaries
·                     Conduct demonstrations on safe and appropriate hygiene and sanitation practices to project beneficiaries
·                     Participate in needs assessment and develop appropriate training curriculums based on specific  communities’ needs
·                     Take lead in design and carrying out House hold surveys and other assessments for reporting purposes
·                     Maintain a close working relationship with MoH, MoPHS, DPHOs, Agencies and NGOs/CBOs and other relevant government departments
·                     Participate and take lead in project evaluation surveys with other actors.
·                     Lead other team members determine and plan on appropriate means of disseminating health messages and information on hygiene and sanitation.
·                     Distribution of hygiene and sanitation tools, equipments and other supplies to beneficiary communities and keeping proper records
·                     Proposal and budget development
·                     Keep a clean record of HYSAN items in the store and monitor movement in and out.
·                     Maintain a close working relationships with other projects within IRK, to ensure a more comprehensive [Integration] and harmonized approach towards programme implementation to maximize impact.
·                     Write comprehensive progress reports with facts and figures to illustrate developments in project implementation
·                     Put contingency measures for emergencies such as cholera break outs
·                     Undertake any other duty as may be assigned from time to time
Required skills & experience:
·                     Diploma in Community Health & Development, Public Health or equivalent from recognized institution
·                     At least 2 years experience in implementing HYSAN activities with an INGO or UN.
·                     Experience in Dadaab will be added advantage
·                     Vast knowledge of HYSAN promotion approaches at community level and skills ie. CLTS
·                     Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
·                     Knowledge of basic computer packages
·                     Capacity to plan, implement and manage a public health project
·                     Computer literate
·                     Excellent public speech skills [Fluent local Language]
·                     Strong community mobilization and sensitization skills
·                     Excellent report writing skills
·                     A team member and a team leader with excellent team building and team work skills
Expected Outputs
 
The HYSAN Team Leader contribution in the project will steer IRK to realize the following result:
·                     Reduced prevalence of Hygiene related diseases
·                     Improved Integration between HYSAN and other IRK Programmes
·                     Clear established working guidelines for HYSAN Team
·                     Comprehensive reporting system
How to Apply:

Send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to info@islamic-relief.or.ke or ir2012hr@gmail.com. 

To reach us not later than Friday 5th April, 2013, clearly mentioning the position you are applying for. 

CVs will be screened on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note:
 
CVs will be screened on an ongoing basis and Interviews will be conducted STRICTLY in Nairobi office,only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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