WASH Institution Development and Social Mobilization Officer
Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Nepal and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates, who are reliable, accountable, have the ability to deliver results with the highest level of integrity and who value diversity, for the following position(s):

WASH Institution Development and Social Mobilization Officer

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Grade: 5

Team/Programme: Emergency Response

Location: Nuwakot and Rasuwa

Type of Contract: Fixed Term Grant

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 post holder will be based in one of the program district in Nuwakot or Rasuwa. The WASH Institution Development and Social Mobilization Officer will be expected to support to the Project Manager for managing the institutional development of District, VDC & Community level WASH committee and social mobilization component in Nuwakot or Rasuwa of Rapid Community WASH Recovery project funded by DFID. This includes sectoral assessment, project planning, budgeting implementation, monitoring, coordination and procurement support usually at district level. Specific attention will be focused on working with and provide guidance to the partner’s project staff in the district and ensure the project’s activities are implemented on time with good quality. Beside this, s/he will represent Save the children at district level in WASH sector.

Furthermore, S/he will mentor and/or capacity strengthening of partner’s staff including District (D-WASH-CC), VDC (V-WASH-CC) and community based WASH intuition (Water and Sanitation User Committee). S/he will work together with project manager to formulate and deliver potential activities in addressing the identified capacity gap and enhancing the capacity of partner staffs, D-WASH-CC, V-WASH-CC and Water and Sanitation User Committee (WSUC) for ensuring effective and efficient delivery of project activities and its sustainability.   

Program Planning, Design and Implementation

  • Provide guidance to the partner to conduct consultations with the community people, children and stakeholders from community to district level for the planning and selection of project location.
  • Provide guidance and support to the partner in specific need identification, feasibility study, detail survey, designing of related activities of project.  
  • Guide the partners in planning and budgeting in accordance with the guidelines, proposal of the project.
  • Provide guidance and support partner to develop plan and budget along with Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) and phased budget.
  • Review the plan & budget, design, cost estimation, BoQ submitted by the partners is in line with EQ strategic plan and align with the donor & Government’s national priority plan & policies and recommend for approval.
  • Facilitate water user committee meeting, V-WASH-CC and D-WASH-CC meeting in coordination with partner organization
  • Support Project Manager to develop and evaluate methodologies for promoting sanitation, such as SLTS (School-led total sanitation), CLTS (community-led total sanitation), or subsidized latrine construction
  • Guide the partners on developing training and workshop curricula, short-term training package and orient partners’ team to lead facilitation and facilitate training/workshop together with other project and partners’ team.
  • Provide adequate support to the partners to implement detail implementation plan and phased budget and provide support for recovery plan if required to achieve the stipulated results.
  • Train the partner NGO in tracking budget vs expenses every month and develop corrective action plan if required and submit to Project Manager
  • Establish and maintain good working relationship with DDC, D-WASH-CC, VDC and V-WASH-CC.
  • Train partner team to conduct initial and final KAP surveys (Knowledge, Attitude, Practice) 
  • Coordinate with other sectors of Save the Children, in order to integrate activities in the same geographical area and for the same beneficiaries
  • Ensure the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR), GESI, child protection, people living with disability, environment protection and other relevant crosscutting issues on need assessment, design, implementation and development of WASH Intervention and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, the elderly and disabled.
  • Represent SCI at district level WASH coordination forum like D WASH CC 

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Develop monitoring tools, formats checklist and system in consultation with Project Manager and MEAL team. 
  • Strengthen capacity of the partners’ team on system and format and ensure that the system and formats are effectively operationalized through implementing partners in program implementation process as quality monitoring system.
  • Conduct project review meeting with partners every month to review planned activities of that month along with challenged faced and lesson learned
  • Monitor data on online project management information system (OPMIS) and its reliability.
  • Conduct frequent field visit to the implementation location and provide feedback to partners and SCI team to ensure the quality
  • Educate partner to meet the SCI quality benchmark on implemented activities and ensure the partner conduct monitoring based on quality benchmark


  • Provide guidance to the partners on collection, consolidation of disaggregated data and information of the project and prepare report upon requirement of project
  • Support Project Manager on preparation of periodic progress report. 

Capacity development of SC, partner and district stakeholder

  • Assess capacity development needs of partners staff and support in developing their capacity through coaching, mentoring and training
  • Provide guidance to the partners on developing training and workshop curricula, short-term training package and orient partners’ team to lead facilitation and facilitate training/workshop together with other project and partners’ team.
  • Design and develop training manual and facilitate in building capacity of partners and stakeholders through different training, workshops, on site coaching.


  • 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Public health, Development Studies or other related field. 
  • 3 year (2 years for GSI group) of experience in field work and social/community mobilization, institutional capacity building, WASH governance and development
  • Excellent teamwork & interpersonal skills, demonstrated by previous experience
  • Proficiency on Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Nepali National
  • Good time management skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken Nepali and English
  • Experience with working with partners
  • Strength in interpersonal, communication and presentation skills 
  • Flexibility and willingness to change work practices and hours to adapt to emergency situation, and capability to work in difficult to access environment 
  • Available to travel in country several days a week

*GSI group include Female, Dalit, Madhesi, People with Disabilities and other indigenous/minorities

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