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August 9, 2011

Jobs in Dadaab Kenya 2011: Energy Officer and Electrical Technician

Relief, Reconstruction and Development Organization (RRDO) is a local NGO registered under the NGO Coordination Act 1990 with its head office in Nairobi and Field Office in Dadaab.

RRDO is currently implementing an integrated environment and livelihood project in Dadaab with funding from UNHCR. RRDO aims to support good environmental governance and sound resource management.

We are looking for a highly motivated, result oriented and proactive individuals to fill the vacant positions below.

Position Vacant: Energy Officer
Reporting to: Project Manager
Duty station: Dadaab

Duration of Contract:
 5 months (August-December 2011 with possibility of extension)
Deadline for application: 20th August 2011

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote ethanol and ethanol fuelled cooking stoves technology as an alternative to existing fuel-wood use in a refugee community set up.
  • Oversee the process of piloting ethanol powered Clean Cook (CC) stoves, its safe use, efficiency, cost effectiveness and user friendliness as well as the willingness of the participating pilot families to adopt the bio-ethanol powered CC stoves for their cooking needs.
  • Coordinate a baseline study in the target households to assess current cooking practices.
  • Develop logical and practical beneficiary selection criteria to identify the participating refugee households in the ethanol powered CC stove project.
  • Lead the process of selecting the households to participate in the ethanol CC stove pilot project.
  • Coordinate the process of regular supply of ethanol to the camps and its distribution to the pilot households.
  • Support all endeavors to introduce CC stoves as viable cooking options in refugee situations including resource mobilization.
  • Train Monitors and pilot households on the use of the CC stoves and especially safe handling, operation and maintenance of the stoves.
  • Ensure elaborate quality control systems and procedures are in place for the CC stove & fuel project.
  • Coordinate regular data collection, collation and processing, surveys, studies, monitoring, evaluations and reporting on project progress.
  • Identify gaps in project implementation and provide feedback to management quickly.
  • Promote and motivate inclusive participation of women and youths and community representatives in all project activities.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Management.
Qualifications, experience and skills
  • Degree in Environmental Engineering (alternative energy) or related field
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in similar position
  • Previous NGO work experience.
Position Vacant: Electrical Technician
Reporting to: Project Manager
Duty station: Dadaab

Duration of Contract:
 5 months (August-December 2011 with possibility of extension)
Deadline for application: 20th August 2011

Key Responsibilities

  • Inspect electrical power installations, observe operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specification in compliance with safety standards.
  • Determine electrical power supply requirements for Dadaab town.
  • Prepare power installation schedules and coordinate installation activities with engineering contractors.
  • Ensure proper metering of power usage according to KPLC standards.
  • Reading and interpretation of technical drawings and design specifications.
  • May be called to do other trade works incidental to electrical works.
  • Promote and motivate inclusive participation of all stake holders and community representatives in all electrical power related project activities.
  • Conduct regular monitoring, evaluations and reporting on project progress.
  • Carry out routine electrical maintenance of lighting systems and power supply lines.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Management.
Qualifications, experience and skills
  • Higher National Diploma/Degree in electrical engineering from a reputable College.
  • Certification in electrical technician field from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in similar position
  • Previous NGO work experience will an added advantage
  • Excellent knowledge about practical application of electrical installations
Interested qualified candidates should send their CVs and application letter to:

admin.nai@rrdorg.org

or the

Human Resource Officer,
P.O.Box 9741-00100
Nairobi.

Or drop the same in our Nairobi or Dadaab Field Office by 20th August 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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