Food for the Hungry Hygiene Promotion Officer and WASH Capacity Building Officer Jobs in Isiolo Kenya 2013

FH / Kenya (Food for the Hungry, Kenya) a Christian relief and development agency seeks to fill the following open vacant positions:
Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer
Reporting to:
WASH Coordinator
Time sheet:  85% of time spent in the field
Contract period: 22 months
Job location: Isiolo field office
Closing date for application: 23rd March 2013

Job summary

Under the leadership of WASH Coordinator, the Hygiene Promotion Officer will take participation in all aspects of design implementation and monitoring of community WASH project and ensure that hygiene and sanitation promotion activities are effectively and timely delivered to target groups

Responsibilities

  • Conduct needs assessments and studies in order to identify hygiene and sanitation practices and WASH-related health risks and priorities in target communities and institutions including health facilities.
  • Implement hygiene promotion activities appropriate to the context to ensure that technical and social aspects of water and sanitation programming are integrated.
  • Train Community Health workers, Water User Management Committees, School Management committee and, WASH Management Committees and Community volunteers on management & hygiene messages.
Qualifications, Experience, Skills and attributes
  • Degree in Public Health/ Environmental Health or higher Diploma in Public Health, Environmental Health holders with extensive hygiene and sanitation training and experience will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, previous experience in WASH programming in ASAL areas.
  • Knowledgeable and competent in participatory approaches applied in community hygiene and sanitation promotion like PHAST, CLTS and School WASH approaches.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team and ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure.
Job Title: WASH Capacity Building Officer
Reporting to:
WASH Coordinator
Time sheet: 90% of time spent in the field
Contract period: 22 months
Job location: Isiolo field office
Closing date: 23rd  March, 2013

Job summary

Under the leadership of WASH Coordinator, The WASH capacity building Officer will mobilize communities and take active role in needs assessment and conduct community trainings.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct community consultations and mobilization activities with target communities to effectively participate in WASH project activities.
  • Conduct needs assessment and determine training gaps
  • Facilitate formation and capacity building of Water user groups, registration of the same and training of health facility WASH management committees. .
  • Identification, formation and training of functioning community structures to manage community water supported projects.
  • Conduct regular project data collection.
  • Promotes the use of proven tools, approaches and participatory methodologies in relation to the cultural background of the project participants.
  • Keeps records and monitoring/follow ups of all the community action plans (CAPs)
  • Compiling monitoring and training reports.
  • Ensure optional problem solving mechanisms related to community participation in implementation of project activities.
  • Liaise with the other Water and Sanitation staff to draw work plans and progress reports
Qualifications,  Experience, Skills and Attributes
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Community development.
  • At least 3 years relevant experience in facilitating community WASH projects
  • Knowledgeable and competent in adult learning and participatory approaches applied in community trainings and sanitation promotion like PLA, CLTS and CTC.
  • High level of attention to details in all aspects of work responsibilities
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to perform a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • The ability to work on his/her own with minimal supervision across multiple projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office computer software.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications (clearly indicating their current or expected salary), updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to:
Human Resource Manager,
FH Kenya,
P.O. Box 14978-00800
Nairobi
Email address: hr_fhkenya@fh.org 
or drop them at our Nairobi office (Life ministry center, 3rd floor Jabavu Road, Kilimani next to Kilimani police station)
latest by 23rd March 2013.
These are urgent positions and applications will be shortlisted as they are received.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews within a short period of time.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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