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Monday, February 27, 2017
DAI KIWASH Project Civil Engineers Jobs in Kenya
Vacancies: Short-term Civil Engineers
DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified Civil Engineers for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.
The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year, USAID-funded project to improve lives and health through the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Kenya.
Its purpose is to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery for accelerated water and sanitation access in nine target counties and to improve complementary hygiene behaviors. The overall Project target is to enable one million people to gain access to improved WASH services.
To contribute to this target, water supply and sanitation infrastructure is to be designed and constructed.
The infrastructure is in urban/ peri-urban and rural areas in the nine counties and comprises urban surface and ground water supply systems; fecal sludge management treatment facilities; expansion or rehabilitation of existing rural supply schemes.
KIWASH will fund the infrastructure through direct investments or through recoverable in-kind grants to County Government owned Water Service Providers (WSPs) or Small and Medium size WASH Enterprises.
Scope of Services: KIWASH intends to hire on a short-term basis, and as needed, several civil engineers to provide services in any, (or combination) of the nine counties – Busia, Kakamega, Kisumu, Kitui, Makueni, Migori, Nairobi, Nyamira and Siaya.
These services will be for projects such as: extension or rehabilitation of transmission and distribution water mains to households, water kiosks and institutions; rehabilitation of water supply system elements, (supply intakes, water treatment plants, water storage tanks, chemical dosing units, etc.); replacement of pumps with new energy efficient units; solar powered pumps for water supply systems and boreholes; new or extension of borehole pipeline networks including water kiosks and storage tanks.
Topographical and other surveys (such as water system functionality checks and location and inspection of water supply system components);
Review of existing designs;
Feasibility and certified detailed designs (using Ministry of Water and Irrigation and other standard designs);
Preparation of procurement documentation, (i.e. general and specific specifications, BOQs, engineers’ cost estimates, drawings – general and scheme specific); and
Construction supervision duties (optional).
At least 3 years of practical civil engineering experience in the assessment, design and preparation of procurement documents for water infrastructure (as described above) in Kenya; AND/OR at least 3 years’ experience supervising water infrastructure (as described above) in Kenya.
University degree in civil engineering, at Bachelor’s level.
Ability to prepare concise and accurate reports and documents in English.
Familiarity with USAID environmental and construction codes, reporting and management requirements preferred, but not essential.
Ability to meet tight deadlines and willingness to travel extensively in the assigned counties.
AutoCAD skills to prepare accurate drawings (added advantage)
Engineers who are registered with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya Engineers Registration Board (EBK) either as Companions or Associates will be favorably considered.
Base of Operations: Any of the KIWASH Project Counties.
Reporting: The Civil Engineers will report to the Water and Sanitation Advisor and/or County based WASH Infrastructure specialists.