Community Led Total Sanitation Trainer at Plan in Kenya – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies
COMMUNITY LED TOTAL SANITATION TRAINER
Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation. Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach. Plan is seeking to recruit a CLTS Trainer (Community Led Total Sanitation Trainer). The successful candidate will coordinate implementation of CLTS in Plan Kenya and support the CLTS unit that provides CLTS capacity building nationally and internationally. The position reports to the Strategic Program Support Manager and is responsible for managing the grant project, “Empowering self-help of rural and peri-urban communities and schools” in three Program Units in Nyanza and Coast Provinces. Additionally the project also has activities in Mathare which does not fall within any of the Plan Kenya program units. Plan Kenya runs the Region of Eastern South Africa CLTS center of excellence, the position holder will be expected to coordinate activities of the CLTS Unit.
- Support capacity building of CLTS facilitators in and outside Plan Kenya operation areas in the country.
- Lead and coordinate the implementation of “empowering self-help of rural and Peri-urban communities and schools” project in selected areas in Nairobi, Nyanza and Coast Provinces.
- Enhance children, youth and community participation in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their sanitation and hygiene practices through CLTS approach. * Work with partners and other stakeholders to create and strengthen sanitation and hygiene services through CLTS.
- Provide technical and capacity building support to agencies/organizations undertaking CLTS nationally and internationally.
- Participate in action research, learning and reflection processes as well as documentation of experiences and insights emerging from adaptations of CLTS in schools and urban areas. * Support PUs to develop CLTS community based monitoring and evaluation participatory processes.
- Actively coordinate and facilitate local and national level CLTS events to enhance lobbying, networking and advocacy.
- Coordinate activities of the CLTS Unit including facilitating sharing and learning and responding to clients requests. Communications and Working Relationships The job holder spends about 50% of the time in engaging and supporting national and international organizations at management level to strengthen CLTS implementation in respective organizations. The person therefore needs to maintain and cultivate good working relationships with donors, government and NGO functionaries.
He/She should be able to relate well with frontline staff who are often the actual implementers of CLTS on the ground. Such cordial relationship is critical to understanding the real challenges and opportunities that are emerging on the ground that need to be attended to. This also helps to provide the mentorship needed to improve quality of program implementation. He/She will also negotiate for consultancy contracts on behalf of the CLTS Unit, and this equally requires good communication and interpersonal skills with client organizations.
Educational Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health or development studies
- 3 years hands on experience in coordination or management of community development programs
- Experience in partnership building, networking and collaboration
- Knowledge and experience in participatory action research, design, monitoring and evaluation and documentation
- Hands-on training in CLTS
- Good interpersonal & communication skills
- Ability to think critically and solve problems
- Strong planning and organisational skills.
- Strategic leadership and management skills.
- Lobby and negotiation skills.
- Excellent grasp of programming concepts and participatory approaches to development.
- Good analytical skills
- Excellent public speaking, facilitation and training skills in particular using popular/participatory learner centred methods
- Strong research and report writing skills
- Excellent networking and partnership building skills
- Excellent citizen or community organizing skills
- Good managerial skills with the ability to think strategically
- High degree of integrity and professionalism.
- Able to prioritize work effectively for execution with limited resources
- Promotes innovation and learning
- Communicates clearly and effectively
- Results focused
- Innovative, creative and independent thinker
How to apply:
Those interested should send their applications in the prescribed format (see attached application form) to Jobs.Plankenya@plan-international.org
Please attach an updated curriculum vitae, current remuneration and contacts of three professional references, including you current/latest line manager. The subject of your application should only bear the title of the job exactly as it appears above followed by location for ease of sorting e.g. DRIVER, MACHAKOS PROGRAM UNIT. Please note that the application form should not exceed one page. Applicants should submit their applications on or before 22nd May 2012 You are invited to read more about Plan in our website www.plan-international.org. We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted.