WASH Officer

Save the Children
Mosul, Iraq
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE: 

Be responsible for the design, implementation, follow up and evaluation of WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation in communities targeted by Save the Children in Sinjar- Ninewa. The post is specifically oriented towards the WASH emergency response in the context of the humanitarian response needs , and special attention will be made on the integration of the WASH sector in other core sector of Save The Children such as nutrition, food security, health, education and child protection. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

SCOPE OF ROLE: 

Reports to: WASH Coordinator/WASH Programme Manager
Staff reporting to this post: WASH Technician – HP Assisstant
Budget Responsibilities: N/A
Role Dimensions: Civil Engineering, Construction and Project Management, Public health, Hydraulics, and Sanitation. 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY : 

Need Assessment, Preparing of BoQs based on NA, and following up on implementation of all WASH related activities.
•    Be responsible for technical part of WASH needs assessments and participate in the selection of target locations and WASH facilities to be rehabilitated and / or improved in the project, through technical feasibility studies, household level questionnaires, focus group discussions, visits to facilities and sites, and interview with key members of the community.

Program design and implementation:
•    Be responsible for the design, and drafting of technically sound BoQs and Specifications compliant with internation and Iraqi standards. Monitoring and evaluation of activities related to the construction of WASH infrastructures in public institutions and communities, such as:
o    Construction or rehabilitation of sanitation facilities (latrines, incinerator, refuse pit, soak away pit…). 
o    Construction or rehabilitation of drinking water infrastructures (boreholes, pipe network, reservoir, drinking water treatment device). 
o    Technical training of community volunteers, members of WASH committees, governmental staff 

•    Planning, organization and follow up of the community mobilization in target communities on issues related to of construction, operation and maintenance of WASH facilities.
•    Be responsible to establish the technical aspect of the internal purchase order and tender documents for construction and rehabilitation of WASH facilities.
•    Be responsible for the quality control of WASH materials bought by Save the Children and its subcontractors. Including ensuring the safekeeping of these assets or consumables. This should be in the format of an updated asset register at a field level.  
•    Site management and general supervision of contractors and Save the Children staff under his management, ensuring the safety of construction sites and community participation. 
•    Validate the progress and quality of work of the contractors, and ensure a clear communication  channel with administration and logistics to facilitate accurate and verified payments.
•    Plan, design, and facilitate training for construction of small scale WASH infrastructure at household level (hand washing device, sand filter ...).
•    Follow up on a weekly basis with logistics on current status of procurement. This will be in the form of keeping an updated tracker of all ongoing procurements. 
•    Reviewing of budget, including updating the actual expenditure compared to the planned budget. Ensuring an accurate overview of the project financial commitments is available. 
•    Follow-up of activities of local partners of Save the Children (such as local NGOs or governmental agencies) in the field of WASH facilities construction, and participate in their capacity building.
•    Liaise with local partners and suppliers to draft and share construction reports and milestone planning/tracking. 

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:
•    Participate, in and engage with the MEAL Department in drafting assessments, including rapid need, baseline, post distribution, or end line assessment.
•    Verify that WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works done by partners and contractor are carried out according to quality standards established by Save the Children through quality checklists 
•    Plan and be responsible for the weekly reporting of data in order to follow up the standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activities completed...)
•    Ensure that data of beneficiaries reached through this programming is updated and compliant.

Reporting:
•    Writing weekly report to line manager, and verbal reports whenever necessary. Support the Programme Manager to draft donor reports. 

Integration, coordinations and cross cutting issues ;

•    Ensure that construction work is integrated with hygiene promotion and community participation component, to ensure sustainability of the infrastructure built. 
•    Coordinate WASH construction activities with other sectors of Save the Children, in order to integrate activities in the same geographical area and for the same beneficiaries.
•    Coordinate WASH construction activities with other local actors (governmental and non-governmental).
•    Ensure the integration of gender, child protection, HIV, environment and other crosscutting issues to the design, implementation and development of WASH construction activities, and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, the elderly and disabled.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice) 
Accountability:

•    Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
•    holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
Ambition:

•    sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
•    widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
•    future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
Collaboration:

•    builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
•    values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
•    approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:

•    develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
•    willing to take disciplined risks.
Integrity:

•    honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
•    Civil Engineer , Hydraulic and Water  Engineer 
•    Professional experience of minimum 4 years, including 2 years in the field of WASH
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Essential

•    Professional experience of minimum 4 years, including 2 years in the field of WASH infrastructure construction in humanitarian or development context. Including a sound knowledge of the local standards related to construction specifications. 
•    Strong coordination and planning skills, must be detail orientated. 
•    Good computer skills with drawing sofware such AUTOCAD, ArchCAD/EPANET
•    Ability to listen and adapt 
•    Experience in managing a team, and coordinating with other department in a professional environment. 
•    Excellent  knowledge of local language
•    Good knowledge of oral and written English 
•    Iraq nationality 

Desirable:
•    Experience in Public Health 
•    Previous experience of project management including budget follow up 
•    Knowledge of implementing WASH projects in Sinjar- Ninewa 
•    Direct experience in the geographical area of intervention of Save the Children 
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities 
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

The Organisation:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

The Organisation:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.