Caritas Marsabit is the development arm of the Catholic Diocese of Marsabit responsible for coordination and the implementation of development activities in the Diocese which envisions “A people holistically empowered in line with Gospel Values. It endeavors to empower the people to know God and live in dignity and harmony.”

To achieve this vision, Caritas Marsabit has been implementing a number of development programmes in the entire diocese in the following thematic areas:-Health, Water, Justice  & Peace, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), &Sustainable Livelihood (SL)

Main purpose of the job

The Water Technician will work under the guidance of the Project Engineer in preparation and approval of water and sanitation facilities design and construction component.    He/she should have experience in working with local communities using participatory approaches and methodologies. 

Reporting To

Wash Manager

Key Tasks

  • Work with project Engineer in design and approval of WASH facilities by the relevant Government authority.
  • Community site agreement on land easement.
  • Community contribution agreement detailing community contribution as part of their contribution towards the implementation of the water and sanitation project. 
  • Community resource mapping showing population clusters, infrastructure, institutions, land use, resources, water and sanitation service levels, drainage/flood areas, garbage / refuse disposal sites.
  • Community action plans and their implementation e.g. monitoring, contribution, layouts of water sanitation facilities, environmental protection, and sanitation.
  • Community participatory designs, field surveys, layout, technology options including water demand calculations/water quantity and quality, water system components.
  • Provide technical support for the community training in management of WASH facilities on investment cost, operation, and maintenance (O &M) cost, water tariff setting, and water sector reforms.
  • Train caretakers on operation and maintenance.
  • Conduct technical physical surveys during the design process.
  • Site supervision for the water and sanitation facilities’ construction.
  • Participate in project studies, assessments and evaluations.
  • Implement and monitor community point of water use treatment (POU), hand washing stations.
  • Monitor and document the performance of the WASH facilities.
  • Duties as assigned by the WASH Manager.
  • Conduct regular monitoring of WASH activities and document progress.
  • Compile and share weekly, monthly monitoring, progress, and training reports.
  • Represent the Caritas Marsabit WASH program in Sub-County planning forums and sectoral meetings with the government such as Water, Environmental and Sanitation Coordination (WESCOORD) meetings as well as partners and WASH stakeholders.
  • Participate in monthly, quarterly progress review meetings.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

A Diploma in Water Engineering from a recognised institution 

Relevant working experience/skills and competencies

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working on community-water and sanitation projects, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Proven experience in community training, monitoring, community participatory designs and action plans using participatory adult learning methodologies.
  • Competency in GIS  and Autocard.
  • Good knowledge of water and sanitation policy framework.
  • Good verbal /oral communication skills and fluent in spoken both English and Kiswahili languages
  • Experience in effective community and stakeholder engagement, networking and alliance building
  • Ability to work closely with people from different background including local community members
  • Attentive to detail and thoroughness in terms of timeliness and quality of work
  • Demonstrate capacity to write project reports, work plans and correspondences in clear, concise, logical and grammatically correct manner and competency to use word -processing and spreadsheet software
  • Proven experience in community training, monitoring, community participatory designs and action plans using participatory adult learning methodologies.
  • Good report writing and documentation skills

How to application

Caritas Marsabit is an equal opportunities employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply not later than 30th May 2019. The application should contain a one-page letter of expression of interest, updated CV, copies of certificates and testimonial, a daytime telephone contact, email address,  names and addresses of three referees. All  applications should be sent and address to

 The Director,
 Caritas Marsabit
 P.O Box 62 – 60500

Or via email on: and cc to

NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information visit Caritas Marsabit Website