WASH Project officer

at Save The Children
Location Sekota, Amhara, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 22, 2020
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB

Description

The Opportunity - WaSH Project Officer

Job Summary:

The WASH Officer is responsible to Lead and Facilitate integrated/joint school and community WASH resource and capacity assessment & implementation works including planning, targeting, feasibility study, implementation and monitoring of the activities in collaboration with CHILD SFP and other SCI staffs.

S/He will be responsible to facilitate and ensuring timely delivery of CHILD SFP (Comprehensive Home-grown, Inclusive, Learning and Development School Feeding Project) related WASH activities along with the standard operation procedures (SOP) of SCI. The post holder is responsible to implement those activities at the response words as well as liaising with local government, field office team, Zonal /Woreda WASH cluster forums where CHILD SFP project is operational.

The WASH officer is also responsible to mobilize the community & map WASH resources and limitations at community and school levels and S/He will be responsible to strengthen community water management committees where they exist and establish new ones where gaps exist with equal numbers of male and female committee members.

S/He will also Facilitate promotion of hygiene and sanitation information’s and practices across community & schools according to the project objective and in line with cluster standards.

Generally, S/He will facilitate the CHILD SFP WASH projects implementation in the field office where the project is intervening. In close coordination with the project & SCI staffs will be responsible to provide technical input, conduct assessments, support  & mobilize & participate the project beneficiaries during planning and appraisal process & will conduct periodic supervision and organize review meetings, as well as capacity building to WASH partners to ensure the CHILD SFP WASH interventions to be of high quality and achieves the programme objectives.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY 

·       Lead and Facilitate integrated/joint school and community WASH resource and capacity assessment & implementation works including planning, targeting, feasibility study, implementation and monitoring of the activities in collaboration with CHILD SFP and other SCI staffs.

·       Map school WASH resources & practices and upgrade and Strengthen community water management committees where they exist and establish new ones where gaps exist with equal numbers of male and female committee members.

·       Facilitate promotion of hygiene and sanitation information’s and practices across school communities. S/He will train cooks on school meal and hygiene practices.

·       Makes regular follow-up and monitoring of project activities to ensure proper and efficient implementation of CHILD SFP.

·       Strongly engage with sector offices and local administration on the course of rolling out planned WaSH & School feeding related capacity building activities.

·       Participate and provide technical support to conduct training for water   committee, caretakers, and operators, H&S promotion where appropriate.

·       Proactively work with local partners & beneficiaries for timely participation/contribution on WASH related CHILD SFP implementations.

·       Produce various WaSH activity monitoring and hygiene and sanitation promotion progress reports.

·       Ensure planned WASH facilitiy construction/rehabilitations are of gender segregated and disability friendly (water schemes, latrines, handwashing stations, kitchens etc.).

·       Lead smooth hand over process for completed WaSH & School feeding related construction facilities.

·       Provide inputs during the course of project development, budgeting, etc.

·       Ensure proper management of all Save the Children resources (equipment, supplies, vehicle and fuel) committed to the project

·       Provide weekly update, monthly and quarterly report to the SF manager & other concerned SCI staffs.

·       Perform any other relevant duties assigned by supervisor.

·       The post holder will comply with all relevant Save the Children Policies and procedures with respect to Child Safe Guarding, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Fraud Bribery and Corruption, and Code of Conduct.

Job Requirements

In order to be successful you will bring/have:
·   BSc degree in Hydraulics, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Health & related fields.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

·   Minimum of 2 years’ Direct work experience in the area of WASH out of which at least 1 year in similar projects.

·   Experience in working with in hygiene and sanitation promotions. This includes technical support, capacity building and coordination.

·   Excellent understanding of WASH issues in Ethiopia/Region at both field and policy levels.

·   Experience in implementing community & School WASH projects.

·   Good presentation, training and facilitation skills

·   Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to train and mentor staff

·   Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload

·   Good spoken and written English,

·   Good computer and report writing skill

Desirable

Experience working in NGOs on emergency WASH is an added advantage

COMPETENCIES 

  • SC Values are: Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity, and Integrity. To meet the value system, the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following competencies on an ongoing basis.
  • Leading Delivering result: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/organisation.
  • Thinking Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organisation.
  • Engaging
  • Working effectively with others: Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with others

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

 We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

 

Applying Instructions

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at :

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl 

 We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

 All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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