Program Officer (Health & Water) via ReliefWeb

Feed the Children

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Job Description

Position: Water & Health Program Officer- Turkana Central

Reporting to: Area Project Coordinator with Additional Reporting to Health & Water Pillar Manager.

Purpose: For Successful implementation of Health & Water Projects in the communities to achieve sustainable access to safe water, improved sanitation and proper hygiene practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct community consultation, mobilization and sensitization campaigns on implementation of new & existing water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) activities.
  • Provide technical support during implementation, monitoring and evaluation and ensure program excellence in implementation of WASH projects.
  • Coordinate training for communities in water, sanitation & hygiene practices
  • Support Water Users Association(s) in the operation and management of community water supply systems.
  • Facilitate training and capacity building activities aimed at equipping and strengthening communities with knowledge and tools on health, sanitation and hygiene and promoting behavior change.
  • Facilitate training and triggering of target communities on community led total sanitation.

  • Provide and participate in development of fundraising strategies for WASH projects

  • Provide technical review to tender documents for water and sanitation construction projects and participate in preparing water contracts.

  • Coordinate WASH collaboration & networks with the Ministry of Water, Public Health & other relevant partners.

  • Development of proposal/ concept papers

  • Prepare monitoring reports of water, sanitation & hygiene projects

  • Establishing / fostering relevant partnerships with NGO’s

Qualifications Requirements

· Degree in Degree in Public or Environmental Health

· At least three (3) years working experience in community based Water Sanitation and Hygiene interventions.

· Good assessment, analytical and writing skills.

· Good working experience in Community led development projects / programs.

· Experience in community training using participatory adult learning methodologies.

· Experience in sanitation & hygiene promotion training methodologies (CLTS, SLTS, PHASE)

· Self-reliance and an ability to work in a challenging and demanding environment · Experience in rural/community water supply systems and technology desirable
Excellent computer skills.

· Strong project management skills and ability to present concise reports, sometimes at short notice, reflecting problems and possible solutions for particular WASH situations.

· Familiarity with current standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response, including the Sphere Handbook criteria.

· Good experience and knowledge on Child Protection policies.
Current Certificate of good conduct/Police Clearance

How to apply:

If you meet the requirements mentioned above please send your application and detailed CV to [email protected] by 22nd July 2016 , Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Feed the Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Child Protection Policies