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Catholic Relief Services – USCCB is the official agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for relief and development overseas. CRS supports programs in over 100 countries and works through local partners.

CRS has been implementing development and emergency relief efforts in Kenya for the past forty years.

The CRS Kenya Country Program is opening an office in Dadaab which will provide emergency assistance to refugees and Kenyan communities that are being affected by the current drought.

CRS is developing partnerships with the Government of Kenya, Diocese of Garissa, UN organisations, INGO’s and NGO’s for greater sustainability and higher quality programming.

We are seeking suitable persons to fill the following positions in response to the drought crisis in the country.

All candidates require technical competencies in the respective areas, experience in emergency programming, ability and willingness to work and live in a diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environment and a commitment to work with and support faith based partners of CRS many of whom are Catholic institutions

1) Program Manager (WASH Facilities)

Location: Dabaab (Ref. 2011/23)

Purpose: Reporting to Program Manager II, the Program Manager will have responsibility for program implementation, quality assurance, monitoring, staff supervision and reporting for WASH activities carried out during the emergency.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

The Manager will be in charge of leading the construction of water and sanitation infrastructure and assurance of the quality participation of communities in all aspects of the project cycle.

S/he will ensure that CRS water supply and sanitation infrastructure is in line with the agreed standards for construction, operation and maintenance with other actors working in Dadaab (or other locations).

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
Degree in civil engineering/water/environmental and sanitation, or experience to match
Minimum five years WASH management experience.
Experience in design and management of construction projects
Demonstrated experience with an array of leadership managing issues and solutions, related to construction and water and sanitation.
Strong leadership, coordination and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated success leading the work of culturally diverse teams.
Demonstrated knowledge on various GOK environmental, hygiene and sanitation policy, building act, sphere standard guidelines etc.
Demonstrated competence in providing technical assistance in the field in both the management of WASH projects and the design and implementation of WASH facilities.
Demonstrated ability with project grants management.
Experience with capacity strengthening and partnership building.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Experience in vulnerability assessments, beneficiary registration, emergency distributions, and monitoring and evaluation in emergency situations.
High integrity, good stewardship of resources & ability to cultivate constructive relationships
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and Computer Skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)

2) Project Manager (Hygiene Promotion)

Location: Dabaab (Ref. 2011/24)

Purpose: Reporting to Program Manager, the Project Manager will promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services and ensure effective coordination and integration of Hygiene Promotion activities with the delivery of water and sanitation services and facilities.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will focus on information management by designing and managing a plan to monitor activities, outputs and impact and adapt the program as needed; implementation by mobilization of the disaster affected communities as appropriate for participation in planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of WASH facilities and services; resource management by managing the day-to-day logistics, administration, and personnel activities in accordance with national law and organisational guidelines and overall program approach by ensuring that Hygiene Promotion activities are in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles.

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
Degree in environmental/public/community health or any other related field with at least three years practical experience in appropriate community health and environmental programs in an emergency/ refugee program set up
Experience and understanding of community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities in complex humanitarian situation, and understanding of chronic and fluid humanitarian issues in refugee situations is also essential.
Experience of effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of toilets construction.
Familiarity and expertise in low-cost, appropriate & sustainable latrines technology at the community level in rural settings
Knowledge of public health issues related to sanitation and management and administration of public health programs
Knowledge of project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation tools and relevant national and international strategies and frameworks in the areas of sanitation and toilets construction
High level of sensitivity to cultural issues
Training, coaching, monitoring and evaluation skills
High integrity, good stewardship of resources & ability to cultivate constructive relationships
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and Computer Skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below mentioned by August 21, 2011.

Residents in these areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
P.O. Box 49675, GPO 00100 Nairobi

Note: Please indicate the Reference Number of the position you are applying for on the ‘email subject’ and the envelopes for those using postal address.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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