Programme Officer in Kisii at Aqua Clara International (ACI)

On Friday, July 26th, 2013

Job Vacancy: Programme Officer

Job Type: Full-time, based in Rigoma Market Office, with frequent regional travel for fieldwork.  
This position will report directly to the Operations Manager.Aqua Clara International (ACI) is a non-profit Organization headquartered in the USA and operating in Kenya as Aqua Clara Kenya.

ACI focuses on empowering communities to meet their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) needs by using a partnership-based, entrepreneurial model with an objective of enabling locally driven and sustainable programs in schools and their surrounding communities. 

These partnerships promote the adoption of various beneficial technologies, including Bio-sand filters, Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Membrane Filters and Eco-San Latrines. 

ACI has 45 Community Development Entrepreneurs (CDEs) selling and manufacturing these products as well as Community Health Promoters (CHPs) who carry out Community trainings, run Water and Hygiene Clubs at ACI partner schools and carry out Monitoring and Evaluation of all projects. 
Aqua Clara International is currently working in the 5 Counties of Kisii, Nyamira, Bomet, Nandi and Uasin Gishu.Qualifications

The holder of this position will have a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Public Health and Community Health, with at least two year’s experiences either working with an NGO and/or in the Education Sector. 
Any experience working in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene will be an added advantage, as will experience working with primary school students.

Strong communication and inter-personal skills, attention to detail and willingness to work in remote areas.
Ability to communicate fluently in English and Kiswahili.

  • Managing school partnerships- work hand in hand with the school representatives, CDEs and CHPs to ensure that schools understand their role, use all ACI products at the school properly.  ACI’s relationship with partner schools is fundamental to the success of the programme, and maintaining and consistently improving and deepening these relationships will be a key responsibility of this position.  This will require regular visits to the schools, communication through phone and attending school-organized events to promote the ACI programme.
  • Managing CDEs and CHPs- work with the CDEs and CHPs to oversee all the areas in the Kisii, Bomet and Eldoret Regions ensuring that CDEs are meeting quality standards, are fully supported in marketing their products in the community and that all issues that need addressing through further training or programme adjustment are tracked early; work with CHPs to see that school clubs are run properly, and school and household surveys and water tests are done accurately and promptly according to carbon credits protocol. Tasks will include organizing and running monthly meetings with the Operations Manager, school and field visits etc.
  • Managing procurement, disbursement and storage of supplies-
  • Order, store, check and issue materials and equipment to Schools, CDEs, CBOs etc.
  • Prepare regular inventory reports for all materials and equipment in the office, store and at all ACI Partner schools
  • Maintain financial logs and records
  • Develop and implement procedures that will make supply chain more effective
  • Operate computer systems that provide logistic support information for management and accounting functions
  • Analyze the demand for supplies and forecast future needs
  • Manage the inspection, transport, handling, and storing of supplies and equipment
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted at the PO Box or email address given below on a rolling basis; position will remain open until filled.School-based clean water & community health programmes
PO Box 795-40202 Keroka

E-Mail: [email protected]  
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