Field Officer Job in Kenya

Background


CO2balance is an
environmental company with over 10 years’ experience in the carbon finance
sector. We focus on delivering projects that make a difference both at a local
and global level. CO2balance specializes in developing high impact carbon
projects and providing innovative carbon management solutions to businesses,
NGOs, and public institutions.

CO2balance is currently
implementing a 5 years’ safe water project in Kilifi County, Kenya. The project
helps local community members have access to safe water within Kilifi County.
CO2balance aims to recruit field staff for the following roles and urges all
candidates that qualify to apply.

Position Title: Field
Officer (1 position),

Contract Type:
Consultancy,

Duration: Subject to
availability of funding, 1-year renewable, with first three months for
probation,

Application deadline:
Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 5.00 pm (EAT),

Location: Nairobi, Kenya,

Languages: Swahili,
English,

Location: Kilifi, must
be a local of Kilifi on Mombasa County, mostly preferable from Kilifi,

Approximate Monthly
Salary: KES 40,000,

Responsibilities

  • Work
    with the field staff in the project area to coordinate borehole repair and
    maintenance service with local partner organizations and district
    mechanics.

  • Gather,
    document and share all evidence of field activities happening with the
    Project Development Coordinator (PDC)

  • Liaise
    with the project development coordinator on costs and logistics of
    borehole repairs with the pump mechanics or local partner.

  • Where
    required, supervise or audit the repair work carried out by the pump
    mechanics or local partner organization.

  • Follow
    up all relevant receipts for repair works and send to PDC upon request.

  • Provide
    a signed carbon rights and repair form (template provided) for each
    borehole that is rehabilitated.

  • Where
    Water Resource Committees are not present or are not working effectively
    to manage their borehole, reactivate and re-energise the committee.

  • Maintain
    a register of WRCs including their phone contacts.

  • Provide
    each water resource committee with your phone number so that they are able
    to contact you in case of any problems with the borehole.

  • Following
    the borehole rehabilitation conduct a WASH meeting with the waterresource
    committee and other community members.

  • Develop
    relationship with the subcounty water officers or equivalent government
    authority in each subcounty so that they are engaged with our programme

  • Act
    as the local contact person for CO2balance in the project area and keep
    the PDC notified of all issues arising in relation to the project.

Essential Skills

  • Experience
    in project management

  • Excellent
    Swahili and English language skills

  • The
    ability to transfer style, tone, and cultural elements accurately from
    Swahili and vice versa.

  • Extremely
    high attention to detail

  • Ability
    to learn quickly and actively, seeking to continuously improve skills and
    knowledge

  • Proven
    ability to perform tasks for tight deadlines and under pressure

Desirable

  • Completed
    Bachelor’s degree in a relevant social science discipline (such as
    sociology, political science, international development, public health,
    social psychology)

  • One-year
    professional experience working on a community engagement project

  • Knowledge/experience
    of working in WASH projects

  • Knowledge
    and experience of project management and documentation

  • Experience
    in communicating with local partners, project beneficiaries etc

How To Apply

To apply for this
position, please send your CV and a supporting cover letter to: [email protected]
 and copy [email protected] by 5pm EAT on 25th July 2020.
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