Role & Responsibilities
Lead the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) team in Renk, designing and implementing WASH services for beneficiaries in Renk County with a major focus on Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) primarily through the Care Group Model. Major responsibilities include: assessing WASH needs; designing projects; contributing to proposal preparation; managing project implementation; reporting on objectives, timeframe and budget; providing technical support and line-management to staff; ensuring quality standards are met; and liaising with local authorities and other stakeholders.
Multi-sector relief programme providing nutrition, behaviour change, health and WASH services with the goal to reduce morbidity and mortality in vulnerable communities. Take a look at Medair’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene work.
Field based position in Renk, South Sudan.
Starting Date / Initial Contract Details
August 2018. Full time, 24 months.
Key Activity Areas
– Develop program strategy. Ensure quality of program implementation and activities.
– Manage the schedule and budget to implement the logframe and activities .
– Monitor project indicators and communicate project performance on a regular basis. Represent Medair at coordination meetings and through relationships with external partners.
– Provide strategic direction and ensure best practice is implemented in all areas of Behaviour Change, with support from the BCC Specialist and Sector Advisors.
– Line management responsibility for WASH-specific staff as well as the multi-sectoral BCC.
Technical design and oversight
– Evaluate appropriate technologies to achieve project goals.
– Provide technical input and support to the team on project activities.
Staff management and leadership
– Line manage WASH team: providing support, constructive feedback, coaching.
– Conduct formal staff appraisals and performance monitoring.
– Provide updates on wider humanitarian and political context and coordination with other partners/Cluster/etc. Recruit new staff (with support from HR and Advisor) and provide training as needed.
– Develop procurement plan at start of project cycle to forecast procurement needs.
– Coordinate with support and logistics managers to facilitate procurement of supplies.
– Ensure adequate stock of critical supplies at all times, particularly factoring in seasonal access limitations (wet season).
– Assess the cost of activities in relation to scope, schedule and logistics to plan and forecast spending.
– Manage the WASH budget, tracking expenditure against planned (using the monthly budgets vs actual).
– Give input to monthly cash needs forecast to manage cash reserves.
– Support the security focal person with security management when needed.
– Ensure the WASH team adhere to standard operating procedures Medair has in place.
– Promote strong planning and communication within the team.
– University degree in a WASH-related field (eg civil engineering, hydrogeology/hydrology).
– Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
Experience / Competencies
– 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field.
– Experience working in a WASH programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context. Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of WASH programmes.
– Experience in peer-based BCC programming, including the Care group model.
– Experience in training/mentoring staff. Committed to consultative and servant leadership.
– Committed to team-building and able to develop and support other team members.
– Technical experience with WASH infrastructure.
– Able to prioritise clearly, oversee multiple tasks and delegate wisely.
– Strong project management, organisational, and communication skills.
– Team-player with good inter-personal skills. Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner.
This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.
Before you apply
Please ensure you are fully aware of the:
b) Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
c) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).
d) Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).
To apply, go to the « Current Vacancies » page then:
a) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or
b) apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).
Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.
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