Engineering Adviser (WASH) – Concern Worldwide

Job Title:

Engineering Adviser ~(WASH)

Reports to:

Head of the Health Support Unit

Job Location:

Dublin (preferred) or London with up to 40% travel

Contract Details:

2 years Fixed Term Contract

Pay band:

Dublin (€40,928 – €48,151)

London (£36,149 – £39,955)

Job Purpose:

To provide technical advice and support to Concern’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure projects, in order to improve the quality and sustainability of these projects.

Description of role

Concern Worldwide, as part of its emergency and development activities, engages in various WASH infrastructure projects. This role focuses mainly on supporting WASH infrastructure but may be required to support other types of infrastructure projects, depending on the skills of the selected candidate,such as road, school or clinic construction. The position is based in the Health Support Unit in the Strategy, Advocacy and Learning Directorate. The adviser would be expected to liaise closely with the International Programmes Directorate, the Emergencies Unit, and the Logistics Unit. Within the Health Support Unit there are a number of nutrition and health advisers and one environmental health adviser who mainly focuses on promotion of the hygiene components of WASH.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Technical Support and quality assurance

  • Ensure that standards of technical quality are in line with best international practice and are technically appropriate to the operating context
  • Manage the development and roll out of standard operating procedures for engineering works in Concern.
  • Provide technical support to field staff for their community mobilisation work related to construction, the management of infrastructure and the promotion of hygiene and sanitation.
  • Provide technical advice and support to all programme teams in planning and budgeting of construction activities, including supporting the development or assessment of engineering designs and approving these where appropriate
  • Support staff or partners with contract tendering and contractor selection and other aspects of contract management as requested.
  • Explore and promote innovative approaches to help ensure the provision of sustainable WASH services, to include at a minimum supply chain issues for spare parts, the funding of life cycle costs as well as operational management models.
  • Provide effective and timely technical assistance to field staff on any engineering/WASH issues as and when they emerge

 

Monitoring

  • Conduct reviews at field level of engineering work when requested
  • Provide support to field teams to develop systems for monitoring the operation, maintenance and management of infrastructure

 

Ensure consistency with Concern’s policies, strategies etc.

  • Contribute to the development of WASH programmes so that they are in line with Concern’s health strategy that puts emphasis on hygiene promotion.
  • Ensure that construction projects are designed in such a way as to reduce risk and vulnerability and inequalities among the beneficiary population and that disaster risk reduction issues are considered.
  • Provide support to field teams writing funding proposals and reports

 

Networking role

  • Develop and manage relationships with engineering groups or other networks globally that can provide technical support to Concern programmes.
  • Represent Concern in various WASH consortia, working groups and conferences where appropriate.

 

Training and capacity development

  • Conduct site visits as requested to build the performance capacity of Concern’s engineering  and WASH staff
  • Organize and conduct technical workshops as required
  • Manage and support WASH interns and or trainees
  • Develop and or provide input to guidance manuals or technical documents as needed

 

Support Functions

  • Assist in the recruitment and training of WASH and other engineering field staff, as requested.
  • Participate in Rapid Emergency Response as necessary

Person specification:

Essential

  • Chartered Civil Engineering
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of civil engineering including WASH, logistics and supply work.
  • At least three years of experience with NGOs or other agencies in low income countries on hardware components associated with WASH (water pumps, latrines, water treatment, water storage etc.)
  • Experience in training and capacity building of local contractors, technicians, government technical staff and working with community groups
  • Understanding of the role of quality assurance and advisory functions and how they link and contribute to overall programme quality.
  • Good collaboration and interpersonal skills with local, national and civil society stakeholders
  • Knowledge of programme monitoring and evaluation
  • Good understanding of development issues with emphasis on participation and sustainability
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Word processing & excel skills, AutoCAD proficiency
  • Common sense and team approach

 

Desirable

  • Training/post graduate qualification in contract management and use of participatory methods – assessment/ management & monitoring etc
  • Contract management experience with managing large scale infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in construction of non-WASH infrastructure in developing country settings such as schools, health clinics and roads.
  • Fluency in spoken and written French

To apply:

All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by 23rd April 2014.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in either Ireland or United Kingdom at the time of application.

All candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application deadline.

CV’s should be no longer than 4 pages.

 

Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment.   By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.

 

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List).

 

Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will not be made pending a clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

 

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

Deputy Director, Malaria & Child Survival

PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Deputy Director of its Malaria and Child Survival Department (MCSD) to oversee PSI’s rapidly expanding portfolio of MCS programs. PSI is one of the largest global health organizations and its malaria and child survival programs account for about half of its business. PSI has delivered over 200 million long lasting insecticidal nets in 36 countries through a range of delivery channels and is building on 40 years of experience in private sector health service provision to scale up diagnosis and treatment of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea through a range of private providers in 26 African and Asian countries as well as through community based health worker channels in 6 countries. We are now applying market based approaches to scale up access to improved sanitation, address nutritional deficiencies, transform antimalarial markets and pilot the introduction of new interventions, such as chlorhexidine, as part of a comprehensive maternal and neonatal package around birth.

The Deputy Director will play a key leadership role within PSI’s headquarters in Washington DC; providing management oversight and strategic guidance to a highly motivated team of technical advisors and program support staff. The Deputy Director serves on the MCSD Senior Management Team which provides a platform to influence policy and practice, not just at HQ level but also across PSI’s global network of more than 60 country programs employing over 9,000 staff. Furthermore, the Deputy Director will play an important liaison role with external partners to effectively position PSI as a key thought leader and leading implementing partner in the malaria and child survival sphere.

The position is based in Washington DC, and reports to the Senior Vice President (Malaria and Child Survival) who is based in Nairobi.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As part of the MCSD Management Team, be responsible for delivering PSI’s 5 year MCS strategy, and annual operations plan to meet health impact and funding targets across the spectrum of malaria and child survival programs.
  • Lead PSI’s efforts to scale up programming in WASH, Nutrition and Neonatal health through provision of strategic guidance, program design support and management of PSI’s HQ based technical team.
  • Represent PSI at key working groups in the MCS sphere, particularly the UN Commission for Life Saving Commodities, Roll Back Malaria and the Diarrhea & Pneumonia Working Group.
  • Provide strategic leadership for MCSD in headquarters, ensuring strong coordination between HQ global services departments.
  • Directly support PSI country programs to raise funding to launch new interventions and scale up existing programs through assistance with program design and proposal development.
  • Lead MCSD metrics engagement by working with the Program Analytics team to develop and utilize models to target effective interventions and measure PSI’s health impact in MCS.
  • Lead PSI’s MCS related coordination efforts with key donors and external partners including: USAID, UNICEF, WHO, RMNCH Trust Fund, BMGF, GAIN, CIFF and others.
  • Provide in-country technical assistance to country programs, working with local teams to strategize, develop and fundraise for new programmatic areas in addition to implementation support to improve the quality of existing programs.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for someone with:

  • Technical knowledge: Demonstrable technical expertise in one or more of PSI’s MCS programmatic priority areas (WASH, nutrition, neonatal health or malaria/pneumonia/diarrhea case management).
  • Experience: Have worked for at least 8 years in the international development sphere with at least 4 years in a developing country.
  • Leadership: Able to provide vision and direction to affect change in a diverse and decentralized organization.
  • Management skills: A clear record of successfully managing and developing a team of motivated professionals.
  • Networking: A mature and active professional network that can be leveraged to provide opportunities for partnership and access to technical resources to continue to develop PSI’s MCS portfolio.
  • Credentials: Post-graduate degree e.g. MBA, MPH, MD, PhD in a related field.
  • Language skills: Fluent English is essential. French is highly desirable.
  • Flexibility: Ability to travel up to 30%.

The successful candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work efficiently and independently under pressure; and a passion for achieving results.

STATUS

  • Exempt
  • Level 5

Please apply online at www.psi.org

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

 

The Water Integrity Network is looking for two Programme Coordinators

The Water Integrity Network Association is recruiting 2 Programme Coordinators

WIN e.V. is looking for two dynamic, motivated persons to fill the post of Programme Coordinator, based at the WIN Secretariat in Berlin, Germany.

The Water Integrity Network (WIN) was formed in 2006 to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders over corruption in the water sector. WIN has the challenging mission to increase integrity levels and reduce corruption in the water sector with a pro-poor and pro-equity focus. It works with partners to build capacity, develop and implement integrity tools and influence decision-makers.

Since 2006 the WIN secretariat had been hosted by Transparency International. In 2013 WIN e.V. was established as an independent legal entity in Berlin, Germany and is now hosting the WIN Secretariat. We maintain a strategic partnership with Transparency International. The Secretariat forms a small and highly committed team to further our mission in close cooperation with the network.

The Programme Coordinators perform essential functions in the Secretariat by strategically developing and coordinating the delivery of key WIN working areas. Through the currently vacant positions the following set of tasks will need to be executed. The actual division of tasks will be determined depending on the expertise and skill-sets of the chosen candidates.

Duties

Thematic

  • Develop and implement an approach towards strategic partnerships with other institutions that ensure a long term collaboration to promote water integrity jointly via projects and programmes.
  • Coordinate the promotion and further development of water integrity tools in the WIN network, make them easily accessible in the public space and facilitate their implementation.
  • Organise WIN’s monitoring and evaluation processes and ensure high quality outputs.

Country and regional programmes

  • Coordinate and further develop with partners the country and regional programmes in East-Africa.
  • Coordinate and further develop with partners the country and regional programmes in Latin-America.


Required knowledge, experience and skills

  • Postgraduate university degree or professional qualification in water or environmental management, engineering, public policy or administration, business administration, economics, management, international relations or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the water sector, on corruption issues and/or public sector reform.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ working experience in relation to international development, in particular related to Africa and/or Latin America.
  • A track record of programme and project development and management.
  • Experience in setting-up and maintaining networks or partnerships.
  • Experience with programme monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in facilitation of events and workshops, giving trainings and public speaking.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish for one post, in English and another relevant language (e.g. French) for the other.

Summary

Job Title:                       Programme Coordinator

Contract:                      Full time 100 % position, 2 year contract

Main function:           To coordinate and strategically develop key WIN thematic and regional areas of work.

Location:                       WIN-Secretariat, Berlin, Germany

Reporting lines:         Reporting to the WIN Executive Director

Starting date:              As soon as possible

Job grade:                    Programme Coordinator

Remuneration:          According to WIN/TI salary scales, grade III. Relocation allowance according to WIN e.V. rules.

 

Other information about the post and duty station
The WIN Secretariat and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with interesting relations and development opportunities. Regular international travel will be required from the base in Berlin, an attractive metropolitan city.

To apply

Qualified candidates should submit via email a cover letter and CV, including names of 2 referees to:

recruitment@win-s.org

In your cover letter, please systematically indicate your experience and skills in relation to the mentioned job duties and requirements and clearly state your motivation.

Deadline for applications is 4 May 2014

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. WIN eV is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about WIN, visit our website at www.waterintegritynetwork.net.

WASH Project Manager – Generic (All Medair field programmes)

Role and Responsibilities

To plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and effectively manage and report on projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction; meet quality standards in WASH delivery, encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with other stakeholders and manage and train WASH staff.

Project Overview

Emergency Relief and Recovery projects in countries of high vulnerability.

Medair

Medair brings life-saving relief and recovery in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.

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Finance and administration manager, IRC Burkina Faso [deadline 30 April]

Organisation: IRC Burkina Faso
Hours: full-time
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications (Monthly gross salary: 716,950 FCFA – 914,580 FCFA)
Contract: 1 year renewable after probation period

About IRC:

Headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, IRC is a leading think-and-do-tank in the water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) sector. Our work spans over 25 countries around the globe. Established in Burkina Faso since 2012, our mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to ensure reliable and sustainable WASH services in rural and semi-urban areas in Burkina Faso and other francophone countries in West Africa. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.ircwash.org/).

Programme Overview:

The Burkina Faso Country Programme has a cooperative agreement with the Burkina Faso Government to support strategic stakeholders in implementing a Service Delivery Approach, for improving aid-effectiveness and for improving inter-sectorial cooperation in the WASH sector. The programme is based on 5-year renewable operational plans (OP) until 2030. The first OP covers the period from 2012 to 2016.

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Expert senior en Appui institutionnel Eau et Assainissement, IRC Burkina Faso [dernière date 30 avril]

Organisation: IRC Burkina Faso
Durée : Plein-temps
Localisation : Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Salaire : Fonction des qualifications et de l’expérience (salaire mensuel brut : 716.950 FCFA – 914.580 FCFA)
Contrat : CDD 1 an renouvelable après période probatoire

A propos d’IRC :

Avec son siège à La Haye aux Pays Bas, IRC est un leader mondial en matière réflexion et d’innovation dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’hygiène et de l’assainissement. Nos interventions couvrent environ 25 pays. Etabli au Burkina Faso depuis 2012, notre programme vise à développer et diffuser des approches et solutions éprouvées pour assurer des services fiables et pérennes d’eau, d’hygiène et d’assainissement en zones rurales et semi-urbaines au Burkina Faso et dans les pays francophones d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Rejoignez-nous et soutenez notre action (http://www.ircwash.org/).

Aperçu du Programme :

Le programme d’IRC au Burkina Faso est fondé sur l’accord de coopération avec le Gouvernement burkinabè pour accompagner les acteurs stratégiques à mettre en œuvre l’approche de fourniture des services, améliorer l’efficacité de l’aide et renforcer la collaboration intersectorielle en matière d’eau, d’hygiène et d’assainissement. Le programme se concrétise à travers des plans stratégiques quinquennaux renouvelables jusqu’en 2030. Le premier plan stratégique quinquennal couvre la période de 2012 à 2016.

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Lecturer/ Researcher in Urban Drainage and Sewerage (m/f) – 1.0 FTE, UNESCO-IHE [deadline 11 April]

UNESCO-IHE is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees and PhD degrees in collaboration with partner universities in the Netherlands. Since 1957 the Institute has provided graduate water education to more than 14,500 water professionals from over 160 countries. The Institute has a permanent staff population of 180 of whom 90 are scientific staff and around 250 guest lecturers from academia and industry contribute to the educational programmes. Each year around 750 water professionals from all over the world attend the various educational programmes at UNESCO-IHE. 

The overall thrust of the Environmental Engineering and Water Technology Department is urbanization as one of the dominant global processes. Although urbanization offers enormous opportunities for socio-economic development, it also presents major challenges for the equitable and sustainable development of drinking water and sanitation infrastructure and services. Within this context the Environmental Engineering and Water Technology Department helps to build the necessary human resources and higher education and research capacities through postgraduate education, training, research and other capacity building activities in the fields of water supply, sanitation and resource recovery. The department consists of three chair groups, namely, Water Supply Engineering, Sanitary Engineering and Pollution Prevention and Resource Recovery, each headed by a professor. The department intends to recruit a:

Lecturer/ Researcher in Urban Drainage and Sewerage (m/f) – 1.0 FTE

 Responsibilities

  • Lecturing in the MSc Programme in Urban Water and Sanitation;
  • Organization of modules within that programme;
  • Lecturing in and organization of International Short and Refresher Courses;
  • Active participation in research, including the mentoring of MSc and PhD students;
  • Developing new educational materials, including innovative learning products (i-learning);
  • Active participation in acquisition and execution of research and capacity building projects.

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