WASH Coordinator

at Save the Children
Location Babile, Somali, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 18, 2021
Category Health Care / Medical
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB

Description

 ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the children is the world's leading independent organization for children.  Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.

The WASH Coordinator, will be part of the Integrated Multi-Sectoral Life-Saving Response to Crisis Affected Children and their Families Babile woredas of Somali Region, aiming at supporting local communities, returnees and IDPs affected by the recent crises. The incumbent of this position represents SC values and principles in interactions with beneficiaries, staff and external audiences. These values and principles include commitment to the mission of Save the Children international, team orientation, quality management and leadership development, introducing systems and procedures to strengthen staff motivation and productivity. S/he will be expected to work closely with the target communities; the project team, area offices and respective operational districts and regional level stakeholders. S/he will be responsible for the design, the timely implementation of the WASH activities at community and institutional level and their monitoring as per the approved project document, government and donor requirements and Save the Children standards.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

@ Support WASH Coordinator in planning, designing, development and overall budgeting and, preparation of all water roof installations, water trucking and hygiene and sanitation related documents for implementation of public promotion activities.

@ Ensure active participation and involvement of woreda water and health offices, local government and community structures and beneficiaries in planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of environmental health activities.

@ In collaboration with local government and community leaders, identify local skilled and unskilled labor, follow SCI established procedures for their engagement, manage and supervise them, keep track of attendance and work log sheet, prepare and ensure timely payment for their labor.

@ Ensure timely procurement of water roof installation materials, manage and be accountable for installation materials on sites in collaboration with community leaders and water management committees.

@ Together with community mobilizer and environmental health agents (EHAs), mobilize communities for active participation and involvement in planning and implementation for development, operation and maintenance of water facilities including contributing to capital investment and establishment of a cost recovery mechanism for operational costs.

@ Lead the process of conducting detailed assessments for project sites, draft layouts and designs of water supply systems, developed in a participatory process that incorporate the needs of the community, including those of women and vulnerable members of the community. Whenever necessary, advice WASH Coordinator on possible relocations based on assessment findings and discussions with woreda administration.

@ Participate in bid evaluation and analysis for installation of water and sanitation systems.

@   Conduct water quality surveillance and testing, build project and woreda water/health bureaus staff in carrying out water quality testing at water points and households.

@ Participate in development of new proposals and review of Wash sector strategy.

@ Participate in recruitment and training of WASH Agents and water management committees.

@ Perform other official duties assigned by immediate supervisor.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds suppliers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

Integrity:

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in public health or a related subject. Adequate experience in the field will substitute for formal qualifications.
  • Minimum 4 years of total experience of which 2 years in WASH emergency interventions in NGOs or similar organization.
  • Experience in WASH facilities construction in a complex and demanding workload.
  • Substantial experience in coordinating, mobilizing community, planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrated work experience in designing, supervise and implementing water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructural programs in community, school and health centres.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas where the project is implemented, within approved security frameworks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication, presentation and facilitation skills and an ability to train and mentor staff.
  • Desired spoken and written English.

Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word and databases).

 

Applying Instructions

Qualified candidates can apply on the below link

https://stcuks03.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233-

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