Senior Program Officer-Water Sanitation and Health (WaSH)
Action Against Hunger

Action Contre la Faim (ACF) | Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization committed to ending child hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With almost 40 years of expertise in emergencies, natural disasters and chronic food insecurity and currently operational in 50 countries, it started its work in Nepal from 2005. It has been operational in different parts of the country addressing undernutrition through integrated approach following the Nepal Government’s Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan. The organization was successful in bringing attention of the government, key donors, UN agencies and stakeholders to address severe acute malnutrition both in terms of treatment and prevention through Generation Nutrition Campaign where more than 39 different organizations shown their solidarity. Currently operational in 4 districts (Nawalparasi east and west, Nuwakot, Rasuwa), it is fighting hunger through different programme intervention viz. Nutrition and Health, Mental Health and Care practices, WASH, and Food Security & Livelihood. The organization is strengthening its initiatives around Disaster Risk Reduction to help establish integrated and resilience building approach to all its programmes. 

As a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organization, we are committed to principled humanitarian action as outlined in our International Charter of Principles: independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to affected populations, professionalism and transparency.

Senior Program Officer-Water Sanitation and Health (WaSH)

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Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract
Contract duration : 1 Year ((Extendable subject to Funding and Performance)
Duty Station : Kathmandu
Vacancy REF : ACFWASHKASPO

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support to design the WASH programme, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (with at least 50% travel in the field)
  • Take Lead on Public Health Promotions with focus on Behavior Change Approach and Design and Implement Training Program
  • Work as  WASH-MEAL focal and involve on Knowledge Management & Evidence Based Advocacy
  • Participate in the Coordination, Networking and Advocacy
  • Participate in the administrative procedures of the organization

Qualification & Required Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Science, Development Studies or relevant discipline with at least two years of relevant experience– or - Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with at least four years of experience preferably in International NGO 
  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues in WASH sector (WASH in Nutrition, WASH and DRR, Menstrual Hygiene Management, WASH governance and sustainability)
  • Ability to analyse a situation, synthesize information and use the outputs to improve implementation and good coordination
  • Sensitive and responsive to Gender, Age Diversity and Social Inclusion
  • Ability to work in diverse environment
  • Innovative, problem solver and result oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and negotiation skills
  • Good standard of written and spoken Nepali and English language
  • Good Computer skills (Microsoft package) including analysis and reporting skill 
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Willing to travel as required
Applying Procedure

Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit a motivation letter with expected salary, updated CV with two referees through email: recruitment@np-actionagainsthunger.org by 12th August 2019 by 5 pm

The Vacancy Reference (ACFWASHKASPO) must be mentioned in the subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Action Contre la Faim Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applications. Telephonic enquiries will not be entertained.

Action Contre la Faim is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members from disadvantaged /underrepresented ethnic groups.

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