WASH Officer (Infrastructure) via LinkedIn

Kenya Red Cross

West Pokot County, Kenya 🇰🇪

About the job

Position Title: WASH Officer – Infrastructure

Reporting to: Administratively to Regional Manager – North Rift and technically to WASH Manager-Infrastructure

Job Location: West Pokot County


The position holder will be an active member of the WASH unit under the department of disaster management. He/she will be responsible for effective design, development, implementation and evaluation of water, sanitation and irrigation infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities

Project Design & Implementation

  • Consultatively identify suitable sites and technology for implementation of water and sanitation infrastructure
  • Develop a detailed project implementation plan, quarterly and annual forecasts and track their implementation
  • Ensure the WASH projects conform to sound relevant technical assessments such as hydrogeological, feasibility, EIA surveys before implementation
  • Prepare and submit procurement related documents in a timely manner
  • Prepare and share in a timely manner the weekly and monthly work plans
  • Ensure that the project activities are delivered in a timely manner
  • Regularly undertake field activities to assess progress and provide formal and informal feedback
  • Actively participate in the emergency response initiatives within the project area

Project Reporting & Evaluation

  • Compile and submit project reports including monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
  • Ensure timely monitoring of projects is conducted and the management are notified of any significant changes through regular communication;
  • Establish effective networks with stakeholders within the project area.

Quality Assurance

  • Ensure that appropriate monitoring and documentation tools are in place to gather the information needed in a timely fashion
  • Support the WASH manager-infrastructure to manage contractors, to review project progress and measurement of works
  • Support in undertaking project evaluations including mid-term and end of project evaluations in line with the organizational policy
  • Ensure that strategies and learning from the evaluation process is explicitly incorporated into future project proposals
  • Provide technical review of project proposals, designs, drawings and bill of quantities
  • Ensure that the consultants and contractors adhere to the contractual obligations and organizational policies
  • Ensure stakeholders are involved at all the project phases (identification, design, implementation, and monitoring)

Networking & Partnerships

  • Coordinate with the Region, Branches and other stakeholders to develop water and sanitation strategic plan and budget in line with KRCS strategic objectives and government’s policies and priorities
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant stakeholders such as government, NGO’s and local authorities, as appropriate and advised by the line manager
  • Participate in relevant events, forums and meetings as advised by line manager


  • Support the WASH manager infrastructure in developing proposals and concepts.

Minimum Qualifications And Experience

  • At least BSc in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Water Resources Management, or related field;
  • Computer skills especially MS excel, AutoCAD;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • At least two years’ experience in project management, construction activities, WASH initiatives;
  • Excellent and persuasive oral and written communication skills, including report writing;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members;
  • Knowledge of Sphere standards and other training in humanitarian response preferred.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through so as to reach us not later than 23rd July 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Non-profit Organization Management, Higher Education, Education Management

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Other