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WASH Officer

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES.

  • Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence base approach and implementation of WASH activity status.
  • Responsible for technical part of WASH needs assessments and participate in the selection of target communities and WASH facilities to be rehabilitated and / or build in the project
  • Support for the design, establishment of specifications for tendering, quality control of materials and follow-up and evaluation of activities related to the construction of WASH infrastructures in public institutions and communities.
  • Planning, organization and community mobilization in target communities on issues related to of construction, operation and maintenance of WASH facilities
  • Ensure that construction works is integrated with hygiene promotion and community participation component, to ensure sustainability of the infrastructure built
  • Provide technical training to community health volunteers, members of WASH committees and masons (training on construction of small WASH facilities at household level)
  • Oversee the construction or rehabilitation of sanitation facilities (latrines, refuse pits, vector control, infection control) drinking water infrastructures (boreholes, pipeline network, reservoirs, water treatment devices)
  • Provide technical input and guidance on WASH standards, onsite assistance to the partners, collaborators, suppliers etc, and follow-up of activities of local partners. Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.
  • Ensure the safety of construction sites and community participation.
  • Verify through checklist, that WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works done by partners and contractor are carried out according to quality standards established by HFHK
  • Participate in the emergency rapid assessment for WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene, waste management), vector control and infection control inventory.
  • Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that WASH programme expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the programme information and database. Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.
  • Compile WASH programme implementation, preparedness, training, and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with County government, counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors, and media.
  • Prepare situation reports and weekly data on WASH activities, propose recommendations on the status and to follow up on the standards and strategic indicators.
  • Coordinate WASH construction activities with other sectors of HFHK and local actors (governmental and non-governmental), to integrate activities in the same geographical area and for the same beneficiaries.
  • Ensure the integration of safeguarding and other crosscutting issues in the design, implementation, and development of WASH construction activities, and ensure activities consider the needs of specific groups and individuals.

KEY PERFORMANCE.

  • Number of vulnerable households served.
  • Number of initiatives successfully completed.
  • Number of WASH initiatives adopted by the community

QUALIFICATIONS.

University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Civil Engineering, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to WASH development assistance.
Additional training in /hygiene Education an asset.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIESREQUIRED.

  • Professional technical skill desired training in WASH
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability in an emergency integrated WASH context.
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent HFHK effectively in external forums.
  • Previous experience in working with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Experience with working with subcontractors
  • Fluent in verbal and written communication in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
  • Tactfulness, enthusiasm towards assigned tasks, good human relationship skills, integrity, honesty, and the ability to work under pressure to accomplish work tasks within assigned time periods.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Good communication skills, Strong team player with high team spirit and positive attitude.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.

EXPERIENCE.

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in development and humanitarian projects.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Willing to uphold Christian principles of HFH Kenya
  • Ability to work long and odd hours, including weekends.
  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty
  • High levels of integrity
  • Commitment to the aims, principles, and mandate of HFHK.

Livelihood Officer

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES.

Overall

  • Ensure the implementation of the livelihoods component of the programme against annual work-plan, targets, time-plans, and result indicator.
  • Ensure timely and quality progress and financial reporting in line with agreed templates and schedule.
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Household Cash Transfer Program

  • Operate the Cash Transfer component of the project by providing technical support, development of narrative and financial reporting in line with donor requirements.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in developing and reviewing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Cash Transfer to households.
  • Provide hands-on guidance in the engagement with service providers and Project Steering Committees (PSCs)
  • Facilitate the identification, designing and implementing of appropriate training needs to Project Steering Committees
  • Oversee the identification, registration, and verification of cash transfer beneficiaries and monthly Mpesa disbursements to households.
  • Support in cash transfer baseline and post distribution monitoring surveys with support from the monitoring and evaluation team
  • Follow procedures and guidelines in implementation of cash-based interventions, and support in developing learning for improved cash strategy.
  • Monitor and document cash activities, ensuring all processes, results and lessons learnt are documented and shared within the sector and with Management.
  • Visit target communities on regular basis to get their perceptions and experience to assist in planning and development of relevant community-oriented and sustainable programs.

School Feeding Program

  • Collaborate with schools and stakeholders in the formation of School Feeding Committees
  • Conduct weekly and impromptu monitoring visits to all assigned schools as per the checklist guidelines while documenting, communicating, and resolving deviations.
  • Facilitate the delivery of school feeding programme supplies and equipment to supported schools and ensure maintenance and care of assets donated to these schools.
  • Furnish the finance, logistics and procurement departments with records of food delivered to schools and provide a report on the quality of food delivered.
  • Conduct trainings and continuous refresher courses, coaching and mentorship activities to program volunteers on the importance of data accuracy in a bid to have credible information.
  • Collect, collate, compile, and share food consumption rates and stock balances in a timely manner to ensure that proper food ratios are used and are aligned to Mary’s Meals feeding model and expectation.
  • Hold community engagement sessions in collaboration with the School Feeding Committees, community members and other stakeholders to ensure support and ownership of the school
    Feeding Programme

Smart Farming Initiative

  • Building strong relationships with community members and deliver the participatory community assessments and co-creation.
  • Ensure that project activities are designed with agricultural technology focus aimed at creating self-sufficiency, improving resilience to climate change, and enhancing the food security status of farmers’ households/local communities in Laikipia.
  • Ensure that the agricultural potential in the region is assessed with an aim of improving on the existing systems and water management practices for increased crop production and livestock productivity.
  • Responsible for technical management of the Livelihood interventions through designing livelihood activities which will be implemented for beneficiaries.
  • Identify and design interventions that link the restoration of essential services with livelihood opportunities for community stability.
  • Develop technical training modules for beneficiary training and learning activities.
  • Support economic livelihoods and capacity building activities for partner communities
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagements with County Government and critical development stakeholders.
  • Build up the capacity of project team on skill based innovative sustainable livelihood community models.

Village Savings and Loan Associations

  • Mobilize and sensitize community for empowerment and sustainability of Self-Help Groups
  • Build the capacity of Producer Groups, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) identified under the smart farming activities.
  • Build capacity of Social Mobilizers to spearhead the Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLA) approach.
  • Ensure capacity building of on youths, women, and People Living with Disability women on VSLA, entrepreneurial skills, market and financial services access, production, and business planning.
  • Work together with other stakeholders to ensure that key trainings meet the standards required to facilitate, provide knowledge, and required skills set on economic empowerment initiatives and practices.

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES/INDICATORS.

  • Number of vulnerable households served.
  • Number of groups mobilized.
  • Number of new vulnerable beneficiaries selected and validated.
  • Number of initiatives successfully completed.
  • Number of active livelihood value chains adopted by the community

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA in Agricultural Education and Extension and/ or related field.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Professional technical skill desired training in Agriculture
  • Experience with sustainable livelihood and food security programs
  • Knowledge of income generating activities (IGAs), small and micro enterprises (SMEs), agricultural and livestock production marketing and value chains and cash-based interventions.
  • Knowledge on financial inclusion and group savings and loans mechanism
  • Experience with international donors and/or other international organizations preferred.
  • Fluent in verbal and written communication in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
  • Tactfulness, enthusiasm towards assigned tasks, good human relationship skills, integrity, honesty, and the ability to work under pressure to accomplish work tasks within assigned time periods.
  • Good communication skills, Strong team player with high team spirit and positive attitude.

EXPERIENCE.

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in development and humanitarian projects.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Willing to uphold Christian principles of HFH Kenya
  • Ability to work long and odd hours, including weekends.
  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty

Resource Development Officer

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Partnership Manager, the Senior Management Team, and other members of the Partnerships and Programs Departments to implement HFH Kenya’s resource mobilization strategy and enable raising of resources to implement HFH Kenya’s 2020-25 Strategy and Business Plan goals.
  • Develop an annual Resource Mobilization plan, research the global funding market identifying leads and potential calls for proposals.
  • Cultivate, and steward major donor, corporate and foundation donors, and prospects by developing high quality proposals and reports as needed.
  • Under the direction of the Partnerships Manager, collaborate with cross-departmental teams to design new programs and projects concepts for funding and guide the programmatic and financial inputs into funding proposal and reports to donors.
  • Work with the Partnerships Manager to identify and create new strategic partnerships in Kenya and globally for increased funding support.
  • Collaborate with departmental colleagues to support the continued diversification and growth of revenue opportunities.
  • Monitor and evaluate HFH Kenya’s fundraising pipeline and share reports with the Partnerships Manager and Senior Management Team, HFH Kenya.
  • Displaying adherence to organization’s mission.
  • Maintaining proficient knowledge of organization’s history and programes.
  • Contribute to the execution of HFH Kenya’s strategy.

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES / INDICATORS

  • Resources Mobilized:
    • Number of successful concept notes and proposals
    • Amount raised per annum (US$)

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, international development, or any other related field.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of successful grant-writing.
  • Proficient with measuring and reaching income goals.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Demonstrated superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt subject matter to a variety of audiences persuasively in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and collaborate within a team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to critically analyze information and situations, and to develop solutions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple priorities.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty
  • High levels of integrity
  • Commitment to the aims, principles, and mandate of HFHK.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates to submit their application to hr@hfhkenya.org attaching your resume/CV and a motivational statement explaining why you are a suitable fit for this position

on or before close of business 19th May 2023.

Due to the expected high volume of applications, note that only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

Indicate in the subject of the email: WASH Officer (Laikipia County)

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