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WASH Assistant – Mogadishu

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WASH Assistant –Mogadishu- Somali Nationals 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.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: WASH PM

Country Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

JOB TITLE: WASH Assistant  
TEAM/PROGRAMME:  WASH PROGRAM LOCATION:  Mogadishu
GRADE:  5                      TYPE OF CONTRACT:  National

Duration; 10months

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
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 emergency water and sanitation, temporary construction or rehabilitation needs through assessment, programme design, management, capacity building and evaluation. The role exists to: assist in implementing direct emergency hygiene promotion and sanitation programmes; build capacities of hygiene promotion assistants, volunteers; and support hygiene promotion activities for Save the Children’s core programme sectors of health, education, child protection and hunger reduction where required

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: WASH PM

Country Dimensions:  Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None.

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

Essential Technical Support

1.     Responsible for the daily implementation of project activities and progress at assigned work sites;

2.     Develop action plans for project implementation – including all technical specifications for project implementation. In collaboration with the Program Manager;

3.     Develop and maintain good lines of communication and relationships with local authorities and the local community.

4.     Supervise and be responsible for all technical aspects of project implementation, ensure they are completed in a timely, efficient and accurate manner according to standard engineering methods.

5.     Regularly update project implementation plans to the PM/DPM and the Infrastructure Engineer with associated time lines.

6.     Ensure a safe working environment for all people involved in project implementation.

7.     Is responsible for maintaining detailed work plans and written records of engineering work undertaken in the WASH projects.

8.     Is responsible for a high degree of awareness regarding the security situation in the project area.  Based upon this knowledge take adequate measures to ensure the safety of any and all SCI staff and equipment in the district.

9.     Follow all SCI protocols and regulations according to guidance provided by the direct supervisor.

10.   Keep detailed up to date records for the project activities and water, latrine sites as per the instructions and formats provided by the Project Manager.

11.   With the Engineer, ensure that latrines are being implemented in accordance with the objectives of the project.

12.   Keep the Project Manager updated with regard to the security situation in the project implementation area and provide advice as to how to manage our presence in this environment.

13.   Perform and document regular monitoring of all project sites; planned, on-going and completed.

14.   Other duties as assigned.

General

·         Report, as required, on programme work and any management issues arising in each assignment (to the area and country programme management teams)

·         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.

·         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.

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

General

·         Report, as required, on programme work and any management issues arising in each assignment (to the area and country programme management teams)

·         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.

·         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.

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

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 the team and partners 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

·         Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

Ambition:

·         Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·         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.

·         Ability to take direction.

·         Ability to work in a team environment.

·         Having Communication Skills

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

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

·         Minimum Diploma of qualification in Civil, Architecture or other engineering related field.

·         Experience in implementing and coordinating construction activities, including WASH

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

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Capacity to supervise, train and coach junior staff.

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

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

·         Commitment to SCI Child Protection Policy

·         Computer literate

·         A moderate level of written and spoken English and good communication skills in Somali

Desirable

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

·         Experience of community mobilisations, distributions and hygiene promotion

·         Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity

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

·         Influencing skills and experience in advocacy.

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 come s into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staffs 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.

Application procedures:

All interested candidate is encouraged to apply online through:

https://savethechildren.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=002256&lang=en

The closing date is on: 16/01/2020

Save the Children is committed to supporting performance-based career progression for female employees. The following are additional benefits which applies to successful female candidates

•       6 months of maternity leave subject to certain length of service conditions

•       Increased health and dependence allowance

•       30 days of annual leave excluding weekends [Friday & Saturday]

Date of issue: January 2020                                                                                       Author: WASH TS

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum Diploma of qualification in Civil, Architecture or other engineering related field.
  • Experience in implementing and coordinating construction activities, including WASH
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Capacity to supervise, train and coach junior staff.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SCI. In particular, a good understanding of the SCI mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Commitment to SCI Child Protection Policy
  • Computer literate
  • A moderate level of written and spoken English and good communication skills in Somali

Desirable

  • Experience of and ability to represent SCI work in external meetings.
  • Experience of community mobilisations, distributions and hygiene promotion
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible, working away from home, and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=2000008L&lang=en

Application will be closed on 21th January 2020.

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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