WASH Specialist – Galkayo

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    Posted On Jul 7 ,2021
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Job Description

Description

Essential Job Responsibilities

Strategy & Vision
  • Review existing program strategies and approaches based on changing contexts. Work with Program Manager to ensure linkages with other sector strategies (NFI, Food Security, Livelihoods, and Protection)
  • Design viable strategies that are both respectful with the local culture and sensitive towards the population.
 
Team Management
  • Provide team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Hire, orient and lead team members as necessary.
 
implementation and program coordination
  • Work with MEAL Team (both the officers and Manager) to develop needs assessment tools and strategies, and train and supervise staff through field surveys and assessments.
  • Work with the Infrastructure manager in assessment of WASH facilities and ensure program delivery and technical reports meet national and global WASH standards.
  • Contribute to building the capacity of Mercy Corps staff, as well as project stakeholders.
  • Develop project work plans related to WASH in with HQ Technical Support Unit (TSU) as needed; communicate to Program Manager.
  • Ensure the tracking, monitoring and quality reporting of all WASH and infrastructure interventions.
  • Complete budget pipeline planning, monitoring and monthly follow up in coordination with the Program Manager.
  • Supervise and monitor the implementation of WASH activities, ensuring that all activities are compliant with the grant and Mercy Corps requirements. Prepare subsequent reports.
  • Work with Program Manager and Director of Programs to identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with consortium partners, sub-grantees, donors, and other stakeholders.
 
Program impact and PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
  • Prepare procurement plans based on project cycle for WASH and infrastructure work; ensure all PRs are accurately prepared and submitted on time.
  • Manage grant budget lines related to technical area of specialization (WASH and infrastructure), including preparation of monthly projections.
  • Work with MEL Unit to measure outcome indicators and outputs to determine the success of interventions.
  • Prepare bi-weekly, quarterly, semi-annual and interim donor reports for relevant activities under the guidance of the Reporting & Program Development Officer and Program Manager.
  • Maintain and coordinate reporting and documentation of WASH and infrastructure activities.
  • Fulfil Mercy Corps’ Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization-wide guide.
  • Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.
 
design and planning
  • Lead WASH aspects of technical assessments in coordination with other thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies.
  • Revise work plans in conjunction with SPO – ERMS/FS under the oversight of the Program Manager.
  • Ensure provision of program quality in all aspects of design, planning, and implementation of WASH and infrastructure interventions
  • Contribute to the identification and design of additional opportunities for short, medium and long-term programming.
  • Contribute to the design of new proposals based on sectoral and general knowledge.
  • Collaborate with finance to develop budgets for WASH related work.
 

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Public Health or related field. Masters preferred.
  • 5 years in a relief setting with WASH management or managerial experience; from starting up programs to working in emergency and transitional contexts.
  • Experience in complex and complicated settings with time sensitive deliverables in unstable environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and communicate effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
  • Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work.
  • Knowledge of Sphere standards and other training in humanitarian response preferred.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of participatory approaches and community sensitization and mobilization.
  • Good knowledge of program implementation, monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices.
  • Good knowledge and experience regarding gender mainstreaming.
  • Good computer applications skills.
  • Knowledge of M&E and the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys.
  • Experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Experience in managing and providing training to partners and target beneficiaries.
  • Ability to effectively represent Mercy Corps and its interests to key stakeholders including host governments, and national and international NGOs.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills required.
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