Kenya: Project Coordinator WASH

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Jan 2018

Purpose of the position:

To lead and develop a highly motivated workforce and operationalize the overall goal of Turkana West Integrated WASH project which is to significantly improve child well-being by enabling families and communities to achieve sustainable access to adequate potable water, improved sanitation facilities, good hygiene practices and Improved practices in water resources and environmental management targeted at households in Turkana West with the objectives improve access to inclusive safe water for multiple uses in Households, Schools, and Health facilities, improved access to inclusive sanitation facilities & hygienic practices in schools and health facilities and improved practices in water resources and environmental management targeted at households for Communities to have increased access to sustainable WASH services and improved rangeland management by 2020.

Leadership, coordination and Strategic Management 40%

· Support professional and personal development of staff through on-the-job coaching, identification of learning and training needs and opportunities

· Monitor and ensure that grant is managed and executed with excellence as per plans within time and budgets, meeting donor and community accountability.

· Ensure the project achieves Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the organization’s Ministry Framework and Development Approach, and WVK’s strategic priorities and the project designs.

· Develop and implement strategies for intentional and mutual learning among project staff

· Model Christ-centered servant leadership and support spiritual development of his/her team

· Provide leadership in branding and profiling the organisation in the county

· Develop a business plan for the project in alignment with the WVK strategy.

· Provide leadership and support to the staff in the project, for new programme development, improvement in programme quality and programme transition in line with business plan.

· Ensure planning and budgeting process is aligned and operating smoothly. Provide innovative and technical support for effective implementation of key grant projects.

· Ensure that business processes related to initiatives developed in coordination with NO WASH team and other related deparment are adhered to by the relevant staff and other assigned implementation sites).

· Coordinate assessments, designs, measurements of construction and in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures in liaison with NO WASH team and other relevant partners.

· Review relevant surveys, assessments, evaluations, studies, designs and terms of reference and bills of quantities of the project

· Collaborate with the NO WASH Team to provide the staff with the appropriate technical orientation needed to achieve child wellbeing outcomes.

· Participate in staff and community capacity building initiatives as stipulated in project designs and guidelines as well as promoting relevant advocacy on WASH, livestock and natural resource management

Project Effectiveness and Budget Utilization 30%

· Oversee quality and effectiveness of project activities as per the design and guidelines in full compliance with GOK, WHO, SPHERE and other relevant partnership and international standards and guidelines;

· Ensure relevant projects meet or exceed planned outcomes and targets

· Conduct field monitoring visits to the relevant projects and facilitation of visiting delegations/donors

· Monitor effective and efficient utilization of budgets

· Work closely with team relevant leads to implement response plans regarding all financial and operational audit findings of the projects initiatives, and take the needed measures to prevent such findings from recurring in the future

· In liaison with the M & E and Capacity Building Officer and NO WASH team and other TWIP members, develop TOR and other tools for projects monitoring and evaluations.

· Consolidate monthly, quarterly, semi- annual, annual, and end of projects reports and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.

· Document and disseminate lessons learnt and best practices on completed initiatives and projects.

Engagement and Fundraising 25%

· Ensure the program implemented meets the requisite standards

· Ensure there is an operational accountability framework

· Foster linkage with Water, Millennium Water Alliance partnerships and relevant stakeholders

· Collaborate with Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, livestock and other relevant departments in providing technical support and assistance to the project

· Support implementing staff to successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders, including other WVK entities, Community, church and other civil society representatives in order to maximize the impact of interventions

· In collaboration with cluster team members and NO to participate in appropriate donor engagement activities

· Support timely development of funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with ADP leadership, NO WASH team and PD&GA.

· Build and Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with partners at the counties, including visits by donors.

· In coordination with Cluster manager, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with representatives of the county and other agencies.

· In coordination with the Cluster Manager and programme staff, facilitate and participate in county level coalitions on specific advocacy issues.

Others 5%

· Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

· Participate in any other fora as assigned

· Available to represent WVK at critical functions and moments as needed;

· Ensure that there is a functional accountability framework

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferably Civil Engineering or Water and Environmental field from a recognized University
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development with bias in WASH and natural resource management projects
  • Proven experience in a supervisory or management role
  • Prior experience in engaging with donors, government and civil societies.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferably Civil Engineering or Water and Environmental field from a recognized University
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development with bias in WASH and natural resource management projects
  • Proven experience in a supervisory or management role
  • Prior experience in engaging with donors, government and civil societies.

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees.

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