Author Topic: WASH Program Manager - Bari Region, Somalia (Save the Children)  (Read 3480 times)

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Function Purpose To contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its Child Survival objectives, through the provision of quality water, sanitation and hygiene programming. The role exists to strengthen and provide WASH engineering and software support for Save the Children’s core programme sectors- of health, education, child protection and hunger reduction- and develop direct emergency WASH responses where required.

Key accountabilities

• To design and seek funding for appropriate emergency response interventions based on assessed needs, including but not limited to: household and school water treatment and supply, household and community sanitation, public health promotion • To carry out day-to-day management of WASH programmes, including recruitment, staff management, capacity-building, development of workplans, grant management and reporting. • To carry out relevant advocacy, coordination and external representation activities with other NGOs, UN agencies, donors and national governments. • To train up key national and international staff in specific WASH management competencies. • To ensure that WASH inventions are informed by and integrated with Save the Children’s other core sectors of health, education, nutrition, food security & livelihoods and child protection.

Assessment and programme design • Play a leadership and technical support role in assessing the WASH needs of affected communities. • Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation considers children’s roles, needs and vulnerabilities within the community. • On the basis of these assessments to design and construct appropriate responses (both programmatic and advocacy) to meet people's basic WASH needs, including water supply, excreta disposal, solid waste management, drainage, vector control, and hygiene. • Ensure that WASH programme design is informed by and integrated with Save the Children’s other priority sectors of nutrition, food security, livelihoods, health, education and child protection. • Lead the preparation of relevant project proposals for donors and advocate for funding • To ensure that sustainable systems are set in place for longer term operation and maintenance of all water and sanitation infrastructure, including the provision of all necessary training. Programme and people management • Prepare and oversee the implementation process to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against logframes, individual performance management workplans) • Prepare timely financial and narrative reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements. Ensure appropriate management and use of SC resources at all times • Manage project staff on a day-to-day level working with other technical departments, security, logistics, administration and senior management staff (depending on assignment). • Assist in recruiting, training, supervising and managing WASH staff and potential counterparts at national level. • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere standard and Red Cross Code of Conduct. • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff. Look for opportunities for experiential learning within all work Representation, advocacy and organisational learning • Ensure that Save the Children's work in WASH programming is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and represent Save the Children at Interagency Coordination meetings. • Take steps to document lessons learned in WASH for wider dissemination

General • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies. • To ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender and children issues. In particular to promote the full and equal participation of women and children in all aspects of the work.

Core Competencies & Qualifications

Essential: • A suitable qualification in public health, civil engineering or another relevant subject, with experience in WASH programming in a developing country. Ideally some of this experience will have been in an emergency situation. • Experience in WASH assessments, programme design, implementation and evaluation. • Experience of community mobilisations, distributions and hygiene promotion • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation • Excellent communication skills • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach national staff. • Computer literate • Fluency in written and spoken English • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

Desirable • Experience of and ability to represent SC work in external meetings. • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances. • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomatically

Application Procedures: All interested candidates please forward your application to: vacancies@scsom.org, and the deadline of submission date is on 10th Sept 2011


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