Project Assistant-WASH – Kenya | ReliefWeb

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. With over 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.

We are committed to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through all our work. This includes programmes, knowledge sharing, advocacy, external communications, and our own organisational development. At a minimum, we ensure that all our work is gender sensitive, seeking gender transformative approaches as our overall ambition and in accordance with context.

Practical Action is implementing a 2-year project funded by the Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF) under SWASAP project to implement activities in Kalokol area, Turkana Central Sub- County. The project goal is to increase community resilience and adaptation to climate change through sustainable, peaceful use of natural resources including improved access to water and sanitation services in Turkana County. The project will enhance integrated water resources management supporting 785 households; Increase access to sustainable sanitation service for 900 households through CLTS and 2,500 learners in 3 public institutions; increase access to sustainable water services for 950 households, strengthen governance and management of available water resources and improve incomes for 400 men and womenthrough alternative livelihoods diversification initiatives.

Practical Action seeks to recruit a project Assistant – WASH to be based in our Lodwar field office. The post holder will have the primary responsibility for the design, implementation, follow-up, and evaluation of hygiene promotion and CLTS (community-led total sanitation), activities in Kalokol area in Turkana central sub county. In addition, the post holder will provide necessary support to the team to implement all activities of WASH projects.

To be successful in the role, you will have a bachelor’s degree, or Diploma in Civil, Water Resources Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution, a public health-related degree or Diploma in Public health /community nursing/community health/ health promotion with experience in handling technical projects, at least one year of experience working in a similar capacity, ability to facilitate community programs to raise awareness of hygiene (male and female campaigns), plan and lead training sessions for communities, familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, ArcGIS and Google Earth and experience working in Turkana County is desirable.

A detailed Job Profile can be accessed here-

How to apply

If you are ready for an exciting challenge with an organisation whose mission and values are particularly relevant in these rapidly changing times, please forward your application, curriculum vitae and cover letter to: Practical Action, Kenya Office by email no later than 5th April, 2023 indicating ‘Practical Action: Job Title Position’ in the subject line of the email. Your cover letter should outline why you feel this is the position for you and you are the right candidate. Please include the names of 3 referees in your CV.

Additional Information

Practical Action is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from under-represented groups. We stay committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse working environment and believe that people from different backgrounds or cultures give us different perspectives, and the more perspectives we have, the more successful we will be. By building a culture where everyone feels heard, respected and valued we give everyone working with us the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in Kenya. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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