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7 Aug 2018


Job Description



Location: MogadishuDate: 07/08/2018



Save the Children (SC) has over 20 years’ experience supporting integrated programmers in health, nutrition, education, FSL, child protection and WASH in Somalia. WASH for SC is considered as an important supporting sector, without which the expected outcome of the health and nutrition interventions, which is basically the reduction of the mortality and the morbidity rate of > 5 children cannot be achieved. As it is important to recognize that the lack of appropriate WASH facilities makes the IDP population liable to the risk of disease outbreak and increases the mortality and the morbidity rates of 5< children and also increases the risk for women and girls to harassment, abuse and sexual exploitation. SC has substantial experience in implementing emergency and long-term WASH activities in Somalia, working through partners and implementing directly.  At community level, SC works closely with existing community structures in building capacity on providing basic WASH facilities.

Currently, SC has been implementing BMZ project activities in Mogadishu and supporting the vulnerable IDP settlements in Mogadishu.

As part of the project plan SC WASH team is planning to conduct 3days’water management committees training. 40 people will be participating in the training, the breakdown is as follows; 35members from WMCs,1 committee from the CelCadde borehole, 1 from Kahda district local Authority, 2 from Ministry of water source and energy and 1 facilitator.

The selection criteria for the members included:

  • Being a resident in the target villages.
  • The individual’s willingness to serve the vulnerable communities on a voluntary basis is taken in to consideration.
  • The selected committee is able to communicate clearly and convey clear message to the others.
  • The committee is safe and in sound mind
  • Selection of the committee is based on gender balance to advocate good presentations of both genders (male/female).
  • Vulnerable members and marginalized communities have presentations in the committee formed.

The selection process:

During the selection of the committees’ gender consideration was put in place to ensure female participation for the preventions of water contaminations practicing safe water chain distributions and handling of mass hygiene promotion awareness. Among the key topics covered during the training included:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the water management committee (WMC).
  • Conflict resolution, management and communication skills.
  • Simple record and book keeping. These WMCs members will support the project during hygiene promotion campaigns throughout the target villages/camps with the volunteers.

overall objectives

  • Managing water kiosk operation, promoting improved sanitation and hygiene behavior, formulating rules and regulations, conflict resolution and   mobilizing the community to agree on the water related problems that directly affect their lives and mechanisms for addressing them.
  • Promote safe WASH practices, including the appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services

Specific Learning Objectives

The participants attending this training should:

  • Be provided with a good understanding ofthe water source management and hygiene and sanitation promotion and behavioral change in the target locations.
  • Ensure appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities.
  • Be provided with methods that support communities in planning for change in their communities and stimulate community management of water and sanitation facilities.
  • To provide the participants with an approach for communities to manage the water effectively and encourage the prevention water and sanitation related diseases.

Scope of Training

The training will focus basic water source management topics through participatory approach to empower the water management committees, in taking actions against the poor management of the water sources/points, the duration of the training will be 3 days, with 35 participants comprising both male and female WMCs, 1 committee from the CelCadde borehole, 1 from Kahda district local Authority and 2 from Ministry of water source and energy.

Topics to Be Covered Inthe Training:

  • The roles and function of water management committees.
  • Safe chains of water handling and preventions of water contaminations
  • Conflict management at the water sources/points
  • Water & Sanitation Related Diseases
  • Transmission of diarrheal diseases & preventable actions
  • Hygiene Promotion and cholera prevention.
  • Importance of effective hand washing at the critical times
  • Effective water management and treatment
  • Safe use of latrines and blocking the route of germs ( f-diagram)

Training Methodology

The overall training process will be highly participatory. The discourse approach involves will be various techniques; the main technique will be that the participants shared their views although each topic has its own method, but in general, the following methods will be subjected in the training: –

  • Presentations and discussions
  • Brainstorming
  • Plenary sessions
  • FGDs
  • Group work
  • Discussion
  • Synergies
  • Story telling relating critical scenarios of bad water handling to get effective community understanding of good water management.

Function of the Water Management Committee

  • To properly administer and manage the water fetching at point of distribution.
  • To assure the provision of safe, reliable and adequate water for every house hold.
  • To connect Suppliers and community and community Elders of Villages.
  • To keep water sources from external and internal contamination water points.
  • To monitoring water quality and quantity water.
  • To adopt a simple but efficient book keeping system.
  • To encourage the communities to utilize the water for proper ways.
  • To resolve conflict that may arise between the beneficiary or households.

Hygiene and Sanitation Promotion Messages Are Delivering at water kiosks when fetching water from the points also community level:

  • Defecation in around the water sources is the highest risk, spreads diseases
  • Defecation in the forest/bush is unhygienic and also spreads diseases
  • Cook food properly and store it safely
  • Ensure your water is safe before drinking; by boiling or fetching from a safe source.
  • Clean and store your utensils properly away from domestic animals
  • Wash hands with soap or ash before handling food and after using the latrine
  • Maintain personal hygiene
  • Keep your compound clean (ensure children faces are disposed safely).
  • Bad hygiene behaviors e.g. bathing and washing clothes at water source can contaminate water sources.
  • Maintaining good personal hygiene prevents people from contracting diseases.
  • Store water in clean containers.
  • Use clean containers to fetch and store water

Required Experience/Qualifications of the facilitator.

The facilitator must possess relevant experience and qualifications to undertake the above mentioned task.These include but not limited to;

  • University degree/diploma in public health or related field.
  • With minimum 3 years work experience in WASH sector.
  • Good knowledge and experience in operation and maintenance of water facilities
  • Well versed with water and sanitation related diseases (WSRD).
  • Ability to explain clearly F diagram.
  • Advanced analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to tease and facilitate at the same time.
  • Ability to make the participants work in groups and give brainstorming tasks/challenges.
  • Fluency {written and verbal}in English and Somali.
  • Ability to sensitize and raise community awareness on the importance of coexistence and brotherhood.
  • Good public speaking skills and ability to address high number of attentive participants.
  • Experience in conducting water management/user committee trainings is an added advantage.
  • The facilitator must be from the local and must have the capability to understand and work with the diversity of the Somali community.


We require the facilitator to;

  • Share program timetable and work plan for the activity.
  • Prepare well in advance the topics to be covered in the training in detail and in summary for projecting in PowerPoint slides.
  • Share experience and scenarios related to water management and operation incidents with the participants.
  • Share well prepared report at the end of the training with good photos (quality and enough in number).
  • The facilitator is given an extra one day to prepare and share the report. i.e must share the report a day after the completion of the training.

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