8 Nov 2019

WASH Programme Manager

Job Description

Title: WASH Programme Manager–National Only

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

To contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its drought response and child survival objectives in Somalia, through the provision of quality water and sanitation programmes in emergencies.  The role will specifically address coordinating water and sanitation activities, including construction or rehabilitation needs in emergencies through assessment, programme design, management, capacity building and evaluation. The role exists to develop direct emergency water and  sanitation programmes and strengthen and provide technical support for Save the Children’s core programme sectors of health, education, child protection and hunger reduction where required.

Contract Duration: One Year

Location: Garowe

TITLE: WASH Programme Manager – Puntland

 

 
TEAM/PROGRAMME:

WASH

LOCATION: Garowe  
GRADE: 2

 

POST TYPE: National

CONTRACT LENGTH:12 months

 
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; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 
ROLE PURPOSE:

To contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its drought response and child survival objectives in Somalia, through the provision of quality water and sanitation programmes in emergencies.  The role will specifically address coordinating water and sanitation activities, including construction or rehabilitation needs in emergencies through assessment, programme design, management, capacity building and evaluation. The role exists to develop direct emergency water and  sanitation programmes and strengthen and provide technical support for Save the Children’s core programme sectors of health, education, child protection and hunger reduction where required.

 
SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Head of Area Programmes-Puntland

Staff reporting to this post: Project Officers, Assistants and WASH Engineers

Budget responsibility: AllWASH

Other key working contacts: Field Managers, Logistics Manager, Finance and Grants Managers, HR manager and Reporting Coordinator, other sector Programme Managers and Technical Advisors

 
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

Precise objectives will vary between assignments. The core areas that the position holder will be expected to deliver on are as follows:

·         Lead or support WASH assessments, including interpretation of early warning indicators

·         Design appropriate emergency response interventions based on assessed needs, including but not limited to: WASH support to nutrition and health centres; household and school water treatment and supply; household and community sanitation, water and sanitation for temporary shelters and children friendly spaces, hygiene material distributions, hygiene promotion campaigns and planning for full transitional project interventions where necessary.

·         Management of emergency WASH interventions, including recruitment, staff management, capacity-building, development of work plans, grant management and reporting.

·         Support evaluations of emergency WASH responses.

·         Advocacy, coordination and external representation activities with other NGOs, UN agencies, donors and national governments, and support to cluster and or other inter-agency processes.

·         Ensure that WASH interventions are informed by and integrated with Save the Children’s other core sectors of health, education, nutrition, food security & livelihoods and protection.

Assessment and programme design

1.     Play a technical support role in assessing the WASH (water supply, sanitation, public health promotion) needs of disaster affected communities.

2.     Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation considers children’s roles, needs and vulnerabilities within the community.

3.     On the basis of these assessments to design and construct appropriate responses to meet people / institutional (health or nutrition centres) basic WASH needs, including water supply, excreta disposal, solid waste management, vector control and hygiene promotion.

4.     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.

5.     Assist in the preparation of relevant project proposals for donors and advocate for funding.

6.     Assist in preparation of work plans, BoQs and expenditure plans based on various WASH grants for the area.

7.     Ensure that sustainable systems are set in place for longer term operation and maintenance of all water supplies and sanitation facilities including the provision of all necessary training.

Programme and people management

8.     Prepare and oversee the implementation process to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against project deliverables, work plans)

9.     Contribute to 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 UK resources at all times

10.  Supervise and manage sub-contracts (construction) including BOQ, costs, quality of construction and timeliness.

11.  To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere standard and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

12.  Help be responsible for the security of all staff. Ensure that the security, health and well-being of staff are ensured and staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect SC principles of equity and fairness.

13.  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

14.  Ensure that Save the Children’s work in water, sanitation and hygiene promotion is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and represent Save the Children at Interagency Coordination meetings.

15.  Take steps to document lessons learned in emergency WASH for wider dissemination

General

16.  Report, as required, on project work and any management issues arising in each assignment (to the area management teams)

17.  Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, procurement and logistics, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

18.  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.

19.  Within reason, implement additional actions and responsibilities, as requested by your line manager.

Person specification

This position requires a motivated team player who can work flexibly in stressful situations, with a solid background in implementing WASH projects including engineering and hygiene promotion aspects; a quick learner with good inter-personnel skills and a positive personality, with a good track record.

 
SAVE THE CHILDREN  COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK

Developing self and others (accomplished level)

–         Gives regular positive and constructive feedback to others

–         Identifies clear development needs and development plans through regular constructive reviews of their own performance (and their team’s where appropriate)

–         Creates space for others to learn and provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments when people are ready for them

–         Coaches others to learn from their experiences on the job and to use the resources available to them

Delivering results (Accomplished level)

–         Maintains both a broad strategic perspective and an awareness of the detail of a situation

–         Establishes clear and compelling objectives with teams  and individuals and monitors progress and performance

–         Creates and applies measures and metrics to track performance

–         Holds others accountable for achieving results and challenges underperformance

–         Demonstrates financial awareness and a concern for cost effectiveness

Problem solving and decision making (Skilled level)

–         Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

–         Stays with a problem or challenge until a solution is reached or is no longer reasonably attainable.

–         Knows when to involve others in a decision

–         Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making

–         Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible

Communicating with Impact (accomplished level)

–         Conveys complex issues with clarity, brevity and confidence

–         Promotes dialogue with key stakeholders through active listening and effective questioning

–         Adapts communication style to maximise support and engagement

–         Advises others on different approaches to influence key stakeholders

–         Seeks out new methodologies for communication to engage new audiences

Working effectively with others (accomplished level)

–         Enables people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to contribute to positive outcomes

–         Breaks down silo working and challenges behaviors that are not collaborative

–         Knows when to follow and when to lend leadership to strengthen other leaders

–         Recognizes when trust is broken and seeks to resolve conflict and re-establish trust

 
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

·         Extensive experience (minimal 5 years)of WASH programmemanagement in humanitarian or fragile state contexts

·         A degree in public health, with experience in WASH engineering and hygiene promotion activities in an NGO context. Ideally some of this experience will have been in an emergency situation. Experience can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa.

·         Experience in WASH assessments, project design, implementation and evaluation.

·         Ability to write clear, well-argued assessment and project reports

·         Monitoring and evaluation skills

·         Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact  and diplomacy

·         Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

·         Commitment to SC’s Child Protection Policy

·         Computer literate (ability to use advanced excel)

·         A basic level of written and spoken English and good command over Somali

Desirable

·         Experience of and ability to represent SC work in external meetings.

·         Experience of community mobilisations, distributions and hygiene promotion

·         Ability to work hands on implementation capacity

·         The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible, and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

 
  CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

  CODE OF CONDUCT

Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to

Declaration of commitment:

I ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. understand and agree to undertake my responsibility in accordance with the above listed accountabilities/activities and also abide the terms and conditions of the contract

Signature: ………………..                                                             Date: ………………

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Date of Issue: Nov- 2019 Author:  WASH TS  

Qualifications and Experience

  • Extensive experience (minimal 5 years) of WASH programme management in humanitarian or fragile state contexts
  • A degree in public health, with experience in WASH engineering and hygiene promotion activities in an NGO context. Ideally some of this experience will have been in an emergency situation. Experience can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa.
  • Experience in WASH assessments, project design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Ability to write clear, well-argued assessment and project reports

The Application will close on 16thNovember,2019

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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