Water Quality Research Intern at CARE

00100, Nairobi Kenya
May 29, 2024
Application deadline closed.
Deadline date:
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Water Quality Research Intern at CARE

  • We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Water Quality Research Intern to join our team. Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Water Quality Research Intern will contribute to the passive inline chlorination Evaluation and Operation research and learning agenda and gain valuable experience in a multicultural environment.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of water quality and supply principles, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills.


Technical and operational support for the installation, operations & maintenance (O&M), testing, and scaling of passive chlorination systems -40%

  • Support site and context screening to identify optimal sites for installation of Venturi passive chlorinators, including field visits, data collection on water system type, and configuration; surveys/questionnaires; and microbial, chemical, and physical water quality testing.
  • Support routine validation, sharing, and analyzing data from site selections, water quality, operational performance, and user feedback using the Survey CTO platform.
  • Support installation and routine maintenance (e.g. for chlorine refills), and routine monitoring (e.g., for water quality, functionality, and user feedback) of Venturi passive chlorinators at institutional settings.
  • Support Venturi cost modeling.

RESPONSIBILITY 2: Advocacy, community engagement and Communication -20%

  • Support Lead in facilitating targeted national and county-level stakeholder dialogue workshops/forums on the Venturi trial design and impact evaluation.
  • Support Venturi mass installation and monitor device installation/functionality status, device efficacy, and utilization.

RESPONSIBILITY 3: Representation, Liaison, and networking with other collaborators – 20%

  • Support stakeholder engagement, training, and socialization around centralized water treatment and chlorination (e.g. with health workers, teachers, water management committees, and private sector partners) to support community entry points, private sector interest, and expansion of installation sites.
  • Support negotiations with national and relevant county government departments.

RESPONSIBILITY 4: Research and documentation, monitoring, evaluation, and data analysis – 15%

  • Support collection and analysis of data on gendered patterns in use and perceptions of Venturi and electro-chlorination devices.
  • Support the development of the Venturi user satisfaction feedback tool for healthcare facilities.
  • Support Pilot intervention activities, support and collaborate with Berkeley to produce a draft implementation guide for Venturi installations at healthcare facilities.

Other Responsibilities as assigned -5%

  • Keep up to date with CARE’s emerging strategies and approaches and contribute proactively towards implementation. Take responsibility for ensuring personal safety and security, giving due care and consideration to the impact of personal decisions on the safety and security of others.


  • Completed Diploma in water supply, water quality, environmental health sciences, community development, and any other related qualifications.
  • Knowledge of research ethics principles
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural professional environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Work experience is not a requirement.
  • The research Ethics course will be an added advantage.
  • Competencies: Good report-writing skills, data collection, and analysis, Computer Literacy

Water Quality Research Intern at CARE