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3 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree


  • Organization: IRC – International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Lodwar
  • Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is global humanitarian help, relief, and improvement non-governmental organization. It was founded in 1933 as the International Relief Association and altered its name in 1942 after amalgamating with the alike Emergency Rescue Committee. The IRC answers to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and assists people to survive and rebuild their lives by restoring health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to mankind. The organization provides assistance in different areas such as primary health care, reproductive health care, environmental health, child survival, blindness treatment and prevention, and assistance for victims of sexual violence. The IRC has a high rating for accountability and finance.


The requirements for WATSAN Officer at IRC – KENYA  are :

Project planning and design

  • Spearheaded rapid/field needs review including Baseline surveys in WASH activities and determining most technically appropriate water supply and sanitation options.
  • Design and develop appropriate specifications for WASH infrastructure including design reports, drawings, bills of quantities, and technical specifications.
  • Guide in the proposal development for potential water supply, sanitation, and hygiene interventions
  • Support in undertaking Topographical Surveys and GIS activities, feasibility studies, water resource mapping, EIA support.

Project performance 

  • Preparation of tender documents including specialized specifications, bill of quantities, drawings, and terms of reference.
  • Manage construction, repair and rehabilitation of water supplies systems and sanitation facilities in strict compliance to the Kenya government regulations, WHO and the SPHERE standard
  • In cooperation with the WASH officer – hygiene, support implementation of hygiene promotion activities assuring that technical and social aspects of water supply and sanitation are integrated.
  • Working with the WASH Officer – Hygiene Promotion promote training WMCs, other Community structures (SMCs, CHWs, CHEWs, Youth Groups) and local authorities on operation/maintenance, management, and sustainability of WASH infrastructure.
  • Build the capacity of staff, CBOs, and Water Users Committees to effectively handle WASH facilities.

Project monitoring and evaluation

  • Manage WASH activities in strict adherence to IRC Kenya, Kenya government regulations, the donor’s guidelines, and the SPHERE standards.
  • Assure timely delivery of projects activities and successful completion of construction works with submission of completion certificates to the Contractors.
  • Assure that up-to-date project documents are in place including approved work plans, log frame, detailed project implementation plan and financial forecasts Documentation of lessons learnt and good practices.
  • Management of the construction processes of different water infrastructures to their completion including test pumping, interpretation of the test pumping data and water testing.
  • Aid in the development and implementation of water safety and disaster risk management plans for the water supply projects.

Fundraising and networking

  • Support in the growth of technically sound proposals.


  • Develop and deliver in a timely manner progress reports, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and end of projects reports in agreementwith donors’ and IRC Kenya requirements.
  • Support growth, monitoring and evaluation WASH project indicators and standards
  • Provide regular update reports on water supply and sanitation activities and program progress against work plan as maybe demanded.
  • Keep an up-to-date activity tracking tool (soft copies and hard copies) of all water supply and sanitation infrastructure-related activities.
  • Actively participate in inter-sectoral activities.
  • Backing WASH department in other tasks, roles and, responsibilities as may be assigned to by the supervisor.

APPLY ALSO:WASH Officer at IRC  Kenya


The requirements for WATSAN Officer at IRC – KENYA  are :

  • Degree in Water Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, or a connected field.  A minimum of Three years’ background working/programming in WASH, emergencies, relief, or development including implementing a large-scale community-based water and sanitation project with evidence of successful performance of similar projects.
  • Minimum of 3 years appropriate work background in ASAL
  • Strong skills in the construction and supervision of water supply and sanitation facilities essential
  • Illustrated skills in technical design and costing of civil engineering works related to community-based water supply and sanitation facilities.
  • Background in community engagement approaches, participatory approaches, and community negotiation
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and capability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team.
  • Capability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of WASH activities.
  • Good knowledge of SPHERE and other humanitarian standards
  • Adequate computer application skills (MS-Office, CAD, application software to engineering designs)
  • Background working in multi-cultural (particularly pastoralists in Northern Kenya), multi-disciplinary staff will be an benefit.


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