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WASH Infrastructure Specialist – Engineer - Kakamega

Kakamega, Kenya

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WASH Infrastructure Specialist – Engineer - Kakamega

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Published: Jul 10, 2024 (7 days ago)

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  • Provide quality assurance (QA) and quality control for infrastructure tasks, complying with USAID and GOK environmental and construction codes, reporting and management requirements. Oversee engineering assessments and design and supervise construction of water and sanitation infrastructure conducted by subcontractors. S/he will prepare required technical supervision, monitoring and oversight documents and reports, in addition to ensuring that water scheme designs, and construction activities are based on the approved design and are responsive to risks identified in the design and plans. S/He will also ensure the Environmental Management Plan is adhered to as per design specifications and guidelines, in line with NEMA provisions

The WASH Infrastructure Specialist – Engineer will support the Supervisory Engineer and Component leads in the integration of WKWP components, the formation of a collaborative and productive project team, and a county-led development process. Specific tasks willinclude:

  • Carry out the implementation of the WKWP Construction Plan in collaboration with counties, and the WKWP team, with details on siting, locations, type of construction, implementation plan, standards, and monitoring.
  • Ensure timely completion of infrastructure activities by providing quality technical assurance and quality control for the construction of infrastructure in compliance with USAID and Government of Kenya environmental and construction codes, reporting, and management requirements and DAI policies.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental and resilience requirements and meet quality st
  • andards.Oversee the production of initial assessment reports with detailed SOWs, RFPs, RFQs, design drawings and BOQs, and provide input on specifications, deliverables, and contract evaluation criteria;
  • Review and advise on contract change (variation) orders as needed;
  • Closely monitor the performance of contractors and supervisory firms – this will require regular attendance at weekly/monthly progress meetings;
  • Confirm that infrastructure is tested and operational prior to commissioning, and operators have the capacity and tools to operate infrastructure
  • Manage the relationship with the USAID/KEA A&E firm (as needed) and coordinate with other development partners operating in the region to look for synergies and efficiencies and avoid duplication
  • Provide a review of construction design documents to ensure they are of high quality and within the context of scope, schedule andbudget;
  • Ensure collaboration and use of participatory approaches with communities and county officials in projects assessments, design, implementation and supervision.
  • Build local capacity for sustainable operation of infrastructure
  • Work to include youth, women and disadvantaged groups both as beneficiaries and as contributors in projects selection, design and implementation
  • Monitoring and assurance of environment mitigation activities following the EMMP in compliance with Environmental Review
  • ReportMonitoring and assurance on Water Quality Assurance Plan and reporting as scheduled
  • Contribute to, and participate in, WKWP co-creation, planning, reporting, events and learning activities


Responsibilities
  • Provide quality assurance (QA) and quality control for infrastructure tasks, complying with USAID and GOK environmental and construction codes, reporting and management requirements. Oversee engineering assessments and design and supervise construction of water and sanitation infrastructure conducted by subcontractors. S/he will prepare required technical supervision, monitoring and oversight documents and reports, in addition to ensuring that water scheme designs, and construction activities are based on the approved design and are responsive to risks identified in the design and plans. S/He will also ensure the Environmental Management Plan is adhered to as per design specifications and guidelines, in line with NEMA provisions

The WASH Infrastructure Specialist – Engineer will support the Supervisory Engineer and Component leads in the integration of WKWP components, the formation of a collaborative and productive project team, and a county-led development process. Specific tasks willinclude:

  • Carry out the implementation of the WKWP Construction Plan in collaboration with counties, and the WKWP team, with details on siting, locations, type of construction, implementation plan, standards, and monitoring.
  • Ensure timely completion of infrastructure activities by providing quality technical assurance and quality control for the construction of infrastructure in compliance with USAID and Government of Kenya environmental and construction codes, reporting, and management requirements and DAI policies.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental and resilience requirements and meet quality st
  • andards.Oversee the production of initial assessment reports with detailed SOWs, RFPs, RFQs, design drawings and BOQs, and provide input on specifications, deliverables, and contract evaluation criteria;
  • Review and advise on contract change (variation) orders as needed;
  • Closely monitor the performance of contractors and supervisory firms – this will require regular attendance at weekly/monthly progress meetings;
  • Confirm that infrastructure is tested and operational prior to commissioning, and operators have the capacity and tools to operate infrastructure
  • Manage the relationship with the USAID/KEA A&E firm (as needed) and coordinate with other development partners operating in the region to look for synergies and efficiencies and avoid duplication
  • Provide a review of construction design documents to ensure they are of high quality and within the context of scope, schedule andbudget;
  • Ensure collaboration and use of participatory approaches with communities and county officials in projects assessments, design, implementation and supervision.
  • Build local capacity for sustainable operation of infrastructure
  • Work to include youth, women and disadvantaged groups both as beneficiaries and as contributors in projects selection, design and implementation
  • Monitoring and assurance of environment mitigation activities following the EMMP in compliance with Environmental Review
  • ReportMonitoring and assurance on Water Quality Assurance Plan and reporting as scheduled
  • Contribute to, and participate in, WKWP co-creation, planning, reporting, events and learning activities


The WASH Infrastructure Specialist – Engineer will support the Supervisory Engineer and Component leads in the integration of WKWP components, the formation of a collaborative and productive project team, and a county-led development process. Specific tasks willinclude:

  • Carry out the implementation of the WKWP Construction Plan in collaboration with counties, and the WKWP team, with details on siting, locations, type of construction, implementation plan, standards, and monitoring.
  • Ensure timely completion of infrastructure activities by providing quality technical assurance and quality control for the construction of infrastructure in compliance with USAID and Government of Kenya environmental and construction codes, reporting, and management requirements and DAI policies.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental and resilience requirements and meet quality st
  • andards.Oversee the production of initial assessment reports with detailed SOWs, RFPs, RFQs, design drawings and BOQs, and provide input on specifications, deliverables, and contract evaluation criteria;
  • Review and advise on contract change (variation) orders as needed;
  • Closely monitor the performance of contractors and supervisory firms – this will require regular attendance at weekly/monthly progress meetings;
  • Confirm that infrastructure is tested and operational prior to commissioning, and operators have the capacity and tools to operate infrastructure
  • Manage the relationship with the USAID/KEA A&E firm (as needed) and coordinate with other development partners operating in the region to look for synergies and efficiencies and avoid duplication
  • Provide a review of construction design documents to ensure they are of high quality and within the context of scope, schedule andbudget;
  • Ensure collaboration and use of participatory approaches with communities and county officials in projects assessments, design, implementation and supervision.
  • Build local capacity for sustainable operation of infrastructure
  • Work to include youth, women and disadvantaged groups both as beneficiaries and as contributors in projects selection, design and implementation
  • Monitoring and assurance of environment mitigation activities following the EMMP in compliance with Environmental Review
  • ReportMonitoring and assurance on Water Quality Assurance Plan and reporting as scheduled
  • Contribute to, and participate in, WKWP co-creation, planning, reporting, events and learning activities


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