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WASH and Construction Specialist

World Vision

Building & Architecture

KSh Confidential
1 month ago

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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable childrenâs life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Technical Leadership, Coordination and Implementation (25%)

Provide innovative and strategic leadership support, effective management and timely administrative support for all regional (multiple counties) related WASH and Construction interventions. Preparation of Feasibility Studies, Preliminary and Detailed Design as well as Design Reviews for water and sanitation infrastructures and structural work all with supporting detailed calculations and Preparation of tender Documents, Blank BoQs, Priced BoQ (Engineers estimate), Specifications and Conditions of Contracts in line with FIDIC and Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (CESMM) and World Vision WASH Business guidelines as may be applicable and sharing with NO WASH prior to tendering Ensure all WASH and health projects in the region are planned, budgeted, designed, approved and delivered on time as per the procurement guidelines and WASH business processes and their impacts meet or exceed planned outcomes and targets set. Develop/Review all engineering surveys, assessments, evaluations, studies, designs and terms of reference and bills of quantities as developed by WASH project officers within the region. Consolidate and review of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, and end of projects reports and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner (as per schedule) and in accordance with donors and World Vision Kenya requirements/strategy. Facilitate and coordinate proper documentation and storing in box of all project documents as guided in the WASH Business process at end of each project implementation before approval of retention fee to contractors. Oversee Implementation of WASH, Health and Construction projects to ensure quality, effectiveness and timely implementation towards realization of WVK Strategy for child wellbeing. Collaborate with the NO WASH and HEALTH to provide APs with the appropriate technical orientation needed to achieve child wellbeing outcomes. This to include socialization with available guidelines, strategy, policies, regulations etc. Support development of technically sound funding proposals through provision of information & data and review in collaboration with AP Managers, other sector specialists. Provide technical leadership in water resource mapping, AP master plans for universal coverage, environmental protection and conservation through water shed & rangeland management, reforestation and other best practices. Facilitates, coordinate and support the GIS processes & strategies and the continuous use of the mWater platform by all field level WASH staff for effective mapping and reporting. Where applicable (for PE); Certify all World-vision Kenya engineering/technical documents that required PE approval (from any agency) for processing and construction works as required e.g. NCA registration and approval of documents where necessary. Actively participate in the regional progress review meetings

Quality assurance, monitoring and Risk management (25%)

Ensure all WASH projects are design, planned and budgeted and delivered on time as per the procurement guidelines and their impacts meet or exceed planned outcomes and targets set. Coordinate in the development, approval and implementation of water safety plans and disaster risk management plans for water supply projects. Support in enterprise risk management activities for all the WASH activities in the Region and develop & implement risk registers and improvement action plans required. Support in implementing response plans regarding all financial and operational audit findings of the projectâs initiatives, and take the needed measures to prevent such findings from recurring in the future. In liaison with the County Government and relevant stakeholders, ensure approval of designs and drawings is obtained from the counties, support in the acquisition of NEMA licenses and the registration of all Projects with NCA as required and ensure full handover of the project and detailed project documents to NO WASH and relevant stakeholders when completed. Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to WASH and Construction initiatives are in place, disseminated and effectively implemented and adhered to within the Region. Ensure full adherence to the water quality protocol, set impact targets and utilization of the WV WASH procurement guidelines for effective strategy implementation. This to include coordination of the utilization of the water quality testing equipmentâs with support from water quality expert. Supports Area Programs (AP) and projects WASH staff to monitor timely and appropriate utilization of budgeted resources for all WASH interventions in the region Proper and timely supervision of all WASH works including monitoring review reports and inclusion of independent project monitoring and supervision for effective project delivery. This to include monthly reporting to NO WASH team on project implementation for each AP and all other constructions. Facilitate regional WASH annual, semi-annual and invited Quarterly review reflection meetings with all sector specific staff from Programmes and Grant projects. Coordinate in the development and reviews of the training curriculum for the water user committees for capacity building and learning.

Effective and timely project delivery, reporting and accountability (20%)

Support and coordinate capacity building of WV staff in WASH, Health and construction activities through training and mentoring; Ensure implementation of WASH and Health projects is on time, target and budget across the region Collate and share with NO WASH, HEALTH and make a weekly presentation of a monthly tracker for all WASH & Health Projects in their regions detailing the progress made within the month, the anticipated progress in the subsequent week, details on budget utilization, challenges and any support required. In liaison with the WASH M&E coordinator and Other National Office WASH, prepare regional quarterly, semi-annual and annual WASH and Construction sector reports as guided by strategy and support office. This to include coordination of Indicator tracking tool (ITT) development and variance explanations, short impact videos, mWater mapping, stories, best practices and budget utilisation. Provide technical reviews for all WASH and health sector reports and other key documents Provide documentation of WASH & Construction best practices and approaches for donor engagement. Support the implementation of approved Rural water management guidelines and other community management models for improved governance and sustainability of World Vision Water supply projects in the region. Update or undertake standard designs to match with upcoming market trends and existing regulations where necessary. Safe use and management of the regional WASH equipmentâs and facilities acquired by WV for strategy support e.g. water quality equipmentâs. Formation and leading regional WASH technical learning forums and capacity building through community of practice, technical working groups and learning hubs.

Advocacy, Engagement, resource mobilization and Partnership (15%)

Support WASH and Health Projects and promote advocacy on issues through development of position papers and policy briefs for Advocacy at the County Levels. Support WASH staffs at the regional level to successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders in the respective counties. Coordinate WASH and Health fundraising in the region through local, national and international donors working closely with the county government Support WASH and Construction Projects to ensure that the key laws, polices, regulations and government service delivery standards in the Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, and all other Livelihoods and Resilience sub-sectors are shared, interpreting and explained to communities Support the WASH Projects to build a Strong evidence for advocacy and advance co-creation of project design with counties to catalyse co-financing and partnership. Actively represent World Vision Kenya in strategic WASH and Construction stakeholder forums/meetings at county level as well as at National level when called upon. Support the Regional manager in the development of a regional partner/stakeholder engagement plan. Support implementing staff to successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders, including other World Vision Kenya entities, county governments, Community, church and other civil society representatives in order to maximize the impact of interventions In collaboration with Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) department, participate in appropriate donor engagement activities. 

People Management (Staff capacity development and performance management) (10%)

Proper WASH staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality assurance, quality control and comprehensive implementation of technical program, and aligning to the required guidelines and WASH business processes. In close collaboration with regional P&C and management, ensure right program staff are provided with required opportunities, are supported, mentored and coached for development. Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical modules, through trainings, workshops, OJT, technical backstopping etc with support of WASH leadership. Setting of technical performance targets of WASH project officers, appraisals and recommendations for improved performance

Any Other

Support all WASH and Health, Sanitation and Hygiene project officers in planning, implementation, and monitoring of all required health activities as per strategy with the required stakeholders as shall be advised by the Health Technical Lead to enhance full integration of health interventions with other WVK Projects in the Area Program (AP). Support any other duty on need basis


Minimum of seven (7) yearsâ experience with regard to the Engineering project design, tender development, procurement and evaluation, contract management, monitoring and evaluation & reporting on integrated development with bias in WASH projects. At least 3 yearsâ experience at a management or senior position providing technical leadership in WASH and construction activities in the water sector with multiple stakeholders and multi-layered teams. Experience in development work, strategic engagements for resource mobilizations and co-creations of projects Proven experience in water supply, improved operational efficiency, GIS, Operation and Maintenance of water project, and implementation of water supply sustainable models for rural water management. Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation tools, indicator tracking and reporting and general quality assurance in project implementation. Understanding of health programming and community health strategy delivery Must be a result orientated leader who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands. Expertise in onsite rural Sanitation and Hygiene works, Water resource management, rangeland management, disaster Risk Management and water safety plans for WASH projects. This includes Water Quality Testing, Monitoring and reporting Bachelorâs Degree in Civil Engineering/Water Engineering. Registered and current member of EBK and IEK. Professional Engineer (PE) are highly encouraged to apply as this will be an added advantage. Masterâs degree in a relevant profession highly recommended as added advantage Good experience in construction contract project design and management â FIDIC and CESMM understanding. Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written). Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD, Epanet and GIS Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Microsoft Outlook Ability to take initiative as team leader & able to work with minimum supervision Experience working at community level; community engagement skills

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