WASH (ASSISTANT) ENGINEER

  • Contractor
  • Kenya
  • TBD USD / Year

Peace Winds Japan

Kenya

Reports to: WASH Engineer

Liaises with: WASH Officer, MEAL Officer WASH Assistants

Duty Station: Hagadera, Kenya

Contract Period: April- August 2024

PEACE WINDS JAPAN

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is a Japanese Non-Governmental Organization established in 1996. PWJ has been providing humanitarian and development assistance for people affected by forced displacement and natural disasters in more than 20 countries in the world.

PWJ launched its mission in Kenya in 2012 and has been implementing projects funded by UN agencies and the government of Japan in shelter, WASH and youth development to improve living environments of refuge and host populations while promoting peaceful coexistence and self- reliance in the communities in Dadaab, Kakuma and Kalobeyei.

PWJ is UNHCR partner responsible for WASH, Warehouse, Motor vehicle Service Unit, Shelter and Centralized fleet for Dadaab Refugee Operations.

JOB SUMMARY:

Peace Winds Japan is seeking an experienced Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Assistant Engineer with technical expertise in water infrastructure, design rehabilitation, construction, management, hygiene and sanitation in ASAL and camp contexts. This position will guide the implementation of the WASH activities for the project in Hagadera in Dadaab Refugee complex and surrounding areas in Garissa County.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support the program in facilitating the process of establishing smooth and fulfilling work relationships with host government offices and their implementing arms.
  • Support the Program in preparing detailed renovation plans including drawings, requirement estimates (BOQs), budget estimates and a monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Supervise ongoing constructions or renovations and ensure they meet quality standards Support the timely start-up of planned WASH and construction undertakings in Hagadera (Fafi) and technically support the program in the design, implementation and oversight of all public health education of the overall WASH response.
  • Represent PWJ at various levels of WASH platforms including the WASH Cluster and its technical working groups when assigned by the supervisor.
  • Deputize the WASH engineer and/or WASH Officers during their absence.
  • Work closely with other CHAMPs functions – including RMNCH, logistics and finance, HR and administration – to ensure programmatic integrations, effectiveness, efficiency and compliance.
  • Support the program in drafting internal and external reports by collection and sharing basic primary data from field on regular basis.
  • Guide, train and support community water facilities management committees to discharge their duties Support the program in Identifying infrastructural and IPC problems within health facility settings to come up with technical and financial propositions of how they can be fixed.
  • Identify WASH needs within target communities, including identification of water systems, analyzing dysfunctionalities, and coming up with technical and financial proposition of how the systems can be restored
  • Support the program to prepare detailed BoQs, procurement, supply, and spending plans for identified undertakings under your areas of assignment as needed.
  • Supervise and support contractors, skilled and unskilled labors and volunteers in closely and daily following up related interventions implementation to meet the anticipated quality standards. Any additional tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Key competencies

  • Project Management (Planning and Time Management) – accurately scopes out the length and the difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures).
  • Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments.
  • Marshal’s people, time, and resource efficiently.
  • Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
  • Problem Solving analyzes problems, seeks input from others and considers a variety of solutions.
  • Chooses most efficient and effective solutions with attention to the impact that solution has on other projects and tasks.
  • Technical Skills and Learning seeks out resources to enhance technical skills, and readily learns new industry processes, systems and products.
  • Conversant with regulatory codes and laws that govern the construction industry and able to advice the program leadership to ensure full compliance.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Basic knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with project design.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software and CAD software.
  • Ability to solve problems and recommend corrective action as needed.
  • Strong organizational and attention to detail needed to adhere to project deadlines.
  • Effective communications in information shared by ensuring attention is paid to the specific components of the communication, successful delivery and accountability for specific components.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Diploma in civil engineering, Water engineering or any relevant field of study.
  • At least 2-3 years of national work experience in NGO setting, working on emergency and development WASH or any other humanitarian project is strongly desired.
  • Fluent in local language (Somali) and excellent in English.
  • Excellent coordination and networking skills including liaison with stakeholders

Skills and competencies

  • Ability to observe and understand cultural and social contexts and reflect the understandings in programing
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills
  • Strong community engagement and facilitation skill
  • Ability to infuse positive energy to the team
  • Attention to detail, keen at following procedures and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to organize tasks simultaneously and prioritize work
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills working with cross cultural and multi diverse teams
  • Ability to build strong working relationships for partnerships
  • Standards of Professional Conduct especially on integrity, service, and accountability

How to apply

This position is based in Dadaab and Fafi, Garissa County, Kenya.

We are looking to recruit national candidates only. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a cover letter (1 page) and resume (2 pages) as one pdf document no later than 21st April, 2024 to: [email protected] In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for taking this post.

N/B Indicate the position you are applying for in the subject of the email. Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Deadline: 21-Apr-24