TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Operations
CONTRACT LENGTH: Till December 2016 with possibility of extension
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.
The WASH Coordinator - Engineering will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, project planning, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement, usually at a Field Office or sub-national level. In most circumstances, the post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country programme staff.
Programme Support (typically will be at field level):
- Lead WASH aspects of technical assessments in coordination with other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
- With support from the Country WASH Sector Adviser, Roving WASH Manager -Technical and/or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall thematic programme plan and master budget.
- With support from the Country WASH Sector Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, support fundraising for your area, including contributing to the development of high quality concept notes and proposals.
- Prepare and oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
- With support from the Lead Technical Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
- With support from the Country WASH Technical Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, with the HR team, identify technical staffing needs for emergency programmes, and support rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
- With support from the Country WASH Technical Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, identify WASH programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
- With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place an M & E plan for your project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
- With support from the Accountability lead put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design.
- To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
- Identify learning and training opportunities for project staff both SC and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
- Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
- Ensure that Save the Children's WASH work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve attending coordination working groups or leading such groups at sub national level.With support from the Lead Technical Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.
- Contribute to WASH communications and media work as required.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
- Masters’ degree in Engineering related discipline with minimum 3 years of relevant experience (2 years for GSI group*)
- Previous experience of WASH project management, implementing WASH projects within agreed timescales and budget limitations
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability in a WASH context