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Position: WaSH Coordinator
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Bale Robe - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 month ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3: the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs, or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE: -

The position holder is responsible for water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of assessment and analysis independently/in collaboration with partners and local government sectors. Undertake field visits and surveys, collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders. Report critical issues, bottlenecks, and potential problems to the supervisor, for timely action. Conduct design of the project water supply schemes, hygiene, and sanitation facilities to the standard. Involvement in the project contract administration of WASH facilities that will be implemented and/or subcontracted for private contractors. Supervise and be responsible for all the technical aspects of project implementation, and make sure that contractors complete project work in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner to standard engineering. Ensure community involvement at all phases of the project and the development of community ownership of the project.

Reports to: Senior Health, Nutrition and WASH Coordinator

Dimensions: Save the Children works in Ethiopia with a current staff complement of approximately 2500 staff and a current expenditure of approximately $100+ million each year.

Number of direct reports: 3

JOB SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Conduct water, sanitation, and hygiene needs assessment and analysis independently/in collaboration with partners and local government sectors.
  • Undertake field visits and surveys, collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders. Report critical issues, bottlenecks, and potential problems to the supervisor, for timely action.
  • Conduct design of the project water supply schemes, hygiene, and sanitation facilities to the standard.
  • Involvement in the project contract administration of WASH facilities that will be implemented and/or subcontracted for private contractors.
  • Supervise and be responsible for all the technical aspects of project implementation, and make sure that contractors complete project work in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner concerning standard engineering.
  • Ensure community involvement at all phases of the project and the development of community ownership of the project.
  • Guarantee the respect of construction standards as well as the safety practices at the project site.
  • Provide feedback to the monitoring and evaluation system to assess the effectiveness and the impact of the projects and propose recommendations for improvement.
  • Facilitate and maintain a good professional relationship between SCI, communities, government sectors, and partners.
  •  Provide regular written and verbal reports to the Humanitarian Project manager on progress activities.
  • Develop and maintain weekly, and monthly plans and written comprehensive records of engineering work undertaken in the project including site visits and reporting of work progress.
  • Ensure that cross-cutting issues such as protection, gender, and environmental protection are addressed and mainstreamed in the project.

Coordination:

  • Build and sustain close working partnerships with government sectors and partners at the woreda/Zonal level through the active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build the capacity of stakeholders to achieve WASH output results.
  • Participate in cluster, inter-agency meetings/events on WASH programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues representing SCI when assigned

Reporting:

  • Provide regular updates (biweekly and monthly) to the supervisor and team on progress, priorities, and constraints – verbally and in writing.
  • Share weekly construction updates for the Addis Ababa construction team.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Ensure regular monitoring of program activities to determine the success of interventions and recommend changes in program design to the WASH Advisor and Humanitarian Project manager
  • Participating in baseline and evaluation of Knowledge, Practices, and Coverage (KPC) surveys to determine how far sector indicators have been achieved.
  • Implement and improve existing water and sanitation monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure their appropriateness and completeness.
  • Do any other tasks as given by the line manager

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and SCI Filed Offices accountable to deliver on their responsibilities –giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance, and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for his/her self, takes responsibility for his or her development, and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future-orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members, external partners, and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • B.Sc/MSc. Degree in Water Engineering, Hydraulics, Water Resources, Water Supply and sanitation Civil engineering, and other related fields.
  • Minimum of 3 years of proven and progressive work experience, preferably in NGOs.
  • Proficient in computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Auto Cad & Water Cad)
  • Fluency in English and Afan Oromo language both spoken and written.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITY

  • Ability to work in stressful conditions and limited movements.
  •  Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and in a highly results-oriented work culture.
  • Knowledge, skill, and experience in participatory methods for promoting ownership.
  • Team player who can work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact, and diplomacy Demonstrated skills in peer group training, Training of Trainers, and development of training materials.
  • Fluency in spoken and written, English and the Local language Afan Oromo.
  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills), all, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices, flexibility in working long hours, and ability to work with incoming surge teams;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
  • Teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Eagerness to do the work
  • Dedication to objectives
  • Punctuality
  • Integrity
  • Ability to work in a team setting, friendliness and resourcefulness (Teamwork)
  • Respectful of oneself and others
  • Quality-conscious and ready to learn new ways of doing things
  • Female applicants are appreciated

Personal Competencies:

  • Eagerness to do the work
  • Dedication to objectives
  • Punctuality
  • Integrity
  • Ability to work in a team setting, friendliness and resourcefulness (Teamwork)
  • Respectful of oneself and others
  • Quality-conscious and ready to learn new ways of doing things