Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure proper filing of all project documents
    in the shared drive and Provide leadership and management of a big WASH
    team consisting of Engineers, Sanitation specialist, and technicians both
    national and refugees. Assign duties, supervise, train and conduct
    performance management process with the respective WASH Officers and
    follow up related processes for all WASH staff.

  • Ensure the effective and efficient operations
    of water infrastructure providing portable water to close to 200,000
    people. This include solar-generator powered boreholes, an extensive network
    of pipeline/reticulation system, elevated steel tanks and several tap

  • Ensure water supply schedule agreed with
    refugee communities is respected at all times and consult with them before
    any change to the agreed upon schedule.

  • Promptly communicate with the refugee
    leadership in the area should the schedule be threatened or disrupted for
    any reason.

  • Employ strategies that will ensure significant
    improvement in household latrine coverage in Kakuma camps (1-4)

  • Adopt strategies that will bring about
    significant improvement in the overall sanitary situation across Kakuma
    camps (1-4).

  • Regular monitoring of sites/teams to spot
    check and address potential problems

  • Regularly engage with camp leaders to provide
    them update on the water situation in Kakuma and Kalobeyei and in the
    Sanitation situation in Kakuma and receive their feedback for areas to

  • Foster innovation in WASH by adopting new
    technology or creating links/relationship with private sectors or social
    enterprises engaged in WASH services.

  • Build capacity of local groups (CBOs, SHGs,
    etc.) to undertake roles or tasks currently being implemented by NRC

  • Demonstrate a phased-out approach for NRC’s
    gradual disengagement in routine activities and redefining a new role and
    increased engagement of others in the delivery of WASH services in Turkana
    West. These include local groups, county government, development actors,
    private sector and local water/sanitation service providers.

  • Create linkages with private sectors, social
    enterprises, county government, development agencies, local CBOs for the
    provision of innovative, efficient, affordable and sustainable WASH
    services in Turkana West.

  • Play a key role in developing concept notes,
    proposals and report writing.

  • Represent NRC at relevant Kakuma Area theme
    cluster and other coordination meetings.

  • Develop any required rapid response and
    contingency plans related to WASH.

  • Responsible for capacity building of WASH
    staff and technical support to all WASH activities in Kakuma.

  • Liaison with WASH Specialist on technical
    issues related to the WASH project in Kakuma

  • Coordinate and network with UNHCR WASH sector,
    Link with other WASH partners within the camp, participate in WASH/HEALTH
    coordination meeting and update the Integrated Programme Manager
    accordingly Accomplish any other reasonable tasks as assigned by your line
    manager or other senior staff members

  • Responsible for monitoring project budgets to
    ensure spending is in line with work plans, donor installments plan and
    allocated budget.


  • At least four years of experience in managing
    large scale WASH intervention in humanitarian and/or development contexts.

  • Experience in managing transition from
    emergency to long-term sustainable WASH interventions

  • Bachelor degree in Water, Public Health or any
    other relevant discipline

  • Keen interest in building capacity and
    empowering local groups and in innovative and sustainable ways of
    working.Results oriented Previous experience from working in complex and
    volatile contexts

  • Knowledge about own manager skills/profile

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

  • Skills and training in hydrology, ground water
    development, pipeline design, emergency water supply and participatory
    sanitation and hygiene promotion approaches, sanitation infrastructure
    innovative approaches.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

  • Works well under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Ability to resolve individual and group

  • High level of computer literacy

  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity


  • Managing resources to optimize results

  • Handling insecure environments

  • Empowering and building trust

  • Managing performance and development

can offer

  • Duty station: Kakuma

  • Contract period is up to December 2020 with
    possibility of extension.

  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general
    directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working
    hours for the NRC Office in Kakuma

How To Apply

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Coordinator Job NRC

*Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged
to apply for this position*
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