NGO Jobs in Kenya:Practical Action Project Officer (Civil Engineer) Job


Job Description

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organization that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.
We have an opening in an anticipated project on off – farm Livestock infrastructure as follows;Project Officer – Civil Engineer, Practical Action, Eastern Africa Region

Location: Kenya

Full Time

Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives for today and generations to come.Practical Action Eastern Africa is expecting to win a new project that aims to improve the competitiveness of the cattle, sheep and goats meat, Hides and Skin value chains by increasing productivity and boost marketing and trade of live animals and animal products such as bones, horns, meat, hides and skins.

The goal of the project is to facilitate robust markets for livestock and livestock products through rehabilitation of off–farm infrastructures. The major outcome of this objective is to have adequately rehabilitated, well equipped, serviced, and operational and well managed off-farm livestock markets and facilities in the areas of operation.We are seeking a highly capable individual with a strong background in Civil Engineering to support the implementation of this project. This is a fulltime position reporting to the head of Food and Agriculture, Disaster Risk Reduction Department.

In this role and as a member of the off – farm Livestock Infrastructure Project team, you will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of livestock markets infrastructure project and has the specific duty of designing and implementing project strategies to ensure effective delivery of the key project milestones.

You will have at least a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a relevant field and at least 3 years of experience in construction works with speciality in livestock sector infrastructure such as slaughter slabs and sale yards or relevant field.

Fluency in English and Kiswahili is essential.

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How to Apply

If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your application letter and updated CV to Practical Action, Eastern Africa Regional Office by email: [email protected], no later than 26th August, 2015.Practical Action is an equal opportunity employer; qualified women are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.