Mercy Corps County Wash Engineer Job in Kenya 2021

  • Published date: October 21, 2021
  • Category: Engineering
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Mercy Corps

Job Vacancy: County Wash Engineer

About Mercy Corps: Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.

In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.

Now, and for the future.

The Program: With funding from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), Mercy Corps’ Nawiri Program is leading a consortium of Kenyan and international partners on a five year journey to sustainably reduce persistent acute malnutrition in Turkana and Samburu Counties of Kenya.

Through a phased approach that emphasizes evidence gap analysis, as well as partnership, learning, and co-creation, the program takes a robust county-centered design with government leadership, active engagement from communities, the private sector, and civil society.

Mercy Corps’ consortium brings together global leadership, research capacity, technical expertise, and implementation experience to partner with local institutions to test, adapt, and scale evidence-based solutions to sustainably reduce persistent acute malnutrition for vulnerable populations in Turkana and Samburu counties.

Together we will sustainably reduce persistent acute malnutrition for vulnerable populations in Turkana and Samburu counties.

The Position: The Turkana County WASH Engineer will provide program implementation and coordination support to USAID Nawiri’s efforts in improving access to safe drinking water to vulnerable communities and promotion of appropriate sanitation and hygiene practices for improved nutrition outcomes.

He/she will collaborate with county government, consortium partners, local CSOs and community to deliver quality, impactful and sustainable WASH systems that contribute to addressing immediate, underlying and systemic drivers of Persistent Acute Malnutrition (PAM).

He/she will also support strengthening sanitation and hygiene component of USAID Nawiri while ensuring integration with innovative social behavior change strategies.

Essential Responsibilities


  • In a joint-planning and agreed upon targeted approach with Turkana County Government, Caritas Lodwar, communities and other stakeholders, identify suitable locations for implementation of domestic water supply systems;

  • Develop detailed implementation plans aligned with USAID Nawiri’s overall Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sub-sector strategy, work schedule and ensure tracking of the same for timely projects delivery;

  • Ensure the rural water supply projects conform to sound relevant technical assessments such as hydrogeological and feasibility surveys before implementation;

  • Liaise with the USAID Nawiri’s Water Systems Advisor and Mercy Corps Technical Support Unit (TSU) in the development of project technical designs, bill of quantities, and specifications;

  • Ensure approval of all plans from county teams and USAID Nawiri management prior to project implementation;

  • Implement projects as planned according to developed technical standards, schedules timelines and budget;

  • Regularly visit field activities to assess progress and provide formal and informal feedback;

  • Compile and provide comprehensive project activities report.


  • Work collaboratively with all key stakeholders to develop and maintain good relationships, explaining USAID Nawiri roles when in liaising with County and communities during all phases of the program implementation;

  • Engage with program quality and monitoring team to ensure CARM is integrated in all Nawiri WASH activities;


  • Assist Field Director to coordinate activities with consortium partners, sub grantees, local government and other implementers, as well as with other Mercy Corps programs;

  • Support the facilitation of planning meetings and workshops with government, NGO, private sector, and community partners to revise plans and promote partner acceptance/buy-in;

  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant stakeholders such as local government departments, NGO’s and local authorities, as appropriate and advised by the line manager;

  • Represent Nawiri at county government, donor, NGO and other relevant events at county level such as WASH forums, in close coordination with Nawiri Field Director, Water Systems Advisor and Nawiri Management team;

Supervisory Responsibility: N/A

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work.

We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

  • A BSc in Engineering, Water Systems Engineering, Water Resources Management, or related field;

  • Minimum of 5 years’ of experience in implementation of development programs including rural water supply with integration of sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH);

  • Experience in developing technical water infrastructure design drawings, technical specifications, feasibilities and environmental assessment and bill of quantities;

  • Knowledge of Sphere standards and other training in humanitarian response preferred.


Applications should be submitted on or before 22nd October, 2021 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For the detailed Position Description and application procedure, please visit the following link:

Mercy Corps does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

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