Water Engineer at Shining Hope for Communities

On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Shining Hope for Communities has developed an innovative, community driven model to combat intergenerational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. 
We link free schools for girls to accessible social services for all.
In August 2009, we founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first entirely free school for girls in
Kibera. The second step of our model provides the community at large with tangible benefits through a community center adjacent to the school. 
The unique services we offer include sanitary ecotoilets, a library and cyber café, gender violence support, microenterprise for HIV positive women, a youth center, access to water, business and literacy training, and hundreds of jobs. 
We also operate the Johanna JustinJinich Community Clinic, which specializes in primary care and maternal health. 

By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefitting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.


Shining Hope for Communities invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the following vacant position:
Vacancy: Water Engineer
Location: Kibera
Reports to: Program Manager
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare design and construction specifications for Water Supply projects and supervise activities of contractors on construction sites (gravity and pressure line, distribution network, borehole, pumping station, reservoirs and other hydrotechnical structures)
  • Produce engineering products and cost estimates for option analysis.
  • Prepare detailed designs, calculations, and scope of works, specifications, bills of quantities and drawings for contract work packages.
  • Supervise the contractors to ensure all work is performed in accordance with the plans, specifications and agreement.
  • Assists the contractor in resolving the technical issues.
  • Record measurements and tests in accordance with project quality control.
  • Monitor regularly construction activities for safe work practices.
  • Ensure all the layouts and water lines are as per the drawings.
  • Review the designs in terms of quality control, grades of concrete, quality of pipes and other useable materials.
  • Ensure all the activities in the site are going on as per drawings, to prevent activities against scope of work.
  • Collect the samples for testing and insure the proper testing as per specifications with the help of site engineer.
  • Assist in preparing of the work plans and schedules for work progress.
  • Inspect and supervise the Quality of any type of construction materials.
  • Ensure that project work sites meet legal guidelines, environmental directives and health and safety requirements and ensure that the contractor comply with timely and correct use of the Building Diary.
  • Perform other duties as are assigned.
Education Qualification and Experience
  • University degree in Mechanical, Hydraulics Engineering or Water Engineering.
  • Five years overall design and construction experience for infrastructure/Water Supply projects.
  • Two years of experience in the development and preparation of project budget estimates, scope of works on multidiscipline engineering designs for infrastructure/Water Supply.
  • Two years’ experience in managing projects for construction of infrastructure.
Candidate Specification
  • Ability to use computers and have knowledge of MS Office, Auto Cad, Water CAD & EPANET.
  • Familiar with engineering designs to recognized standards, relating to new/upgrades water supply RCC structures.
  • Knowledge of international standards for water supply and others.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with an NGO, preferably in a technical project management role with representation experience.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Officer,
[email protected] quoting their current and expected salaries. 
Applications without this information will not be considered. 
DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point.

Or Hand deliver their applications to our offices in Kibera.
Directions to Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) (Kibera School for Girls)
  • From town board matatu number 8 from Railways Station or KBS No.32C from Kencom Bus Stop
  • Alight at Olympic Stage.
  • From here, walk straight on upto Olympic Primary School.
  • Continue walking down past Olympic Primary upto the Railway line. (This area is called Kamukunji)
  • Cross the railway line and turn right into a small path that goes into Gatwekera Slum.
  • At the end of this short small path turn left.
  • Walk straight down (you will walk almost 1015 minutes) until you reach a blue signpost written Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) with an arrow leading you to our offices.
Applications should reach us no later than 27th June 2014.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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