Job Title: WASH Programme Coordinator
Exact Job Location:Port au Prince, Haiti
Reports To:Assistant Country Director Programmes
Responsible For: Provision of technical and strategic guidance to Concern’s WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Programme in Haiti, ensuring integration and coordination with Concern’s Livelihoods and Education programmes
Liaises With:Country Director, Assistant Country Director Systems, Area and Programme Coordinators, WASH Programme Managers and Officers, Programme Support Officers
To lead and support the implementation and strategic development of the WASH Program in Haiti, incorporating risk and vulnerability, inequality and protection, in line with Concern policies and strategy, donor proposals, Government policies, and in conjunction with the programme coordinators of the relevant sectors.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
• Technically support and advise Managers and Officers of Concern WASH programme in both rural and urban environment on planning, design, and construction of WASH facilities and services, borehole drilling and construction. Work also includes design and installation support of conventional piped water systems, with intake, storage and treatment structures,
• Guide technical staff in the design of water supply schemes, measurement/costing of structures and engagement of contractors where required. Provide necessary technical oversight to contracted and in-house borehole drilling and piped water scheme construction teams.
• Guide technical staff in design, measurement and costing and contracting of sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and services.
• Ensure the development, implementation and periodic review of detailed annual Implementation plans for the various WASH programmes/projects.
• Identify and promote best practices and appropriate design and construction of WASH related facilities and systems, considering environmental, sustainability and appropriate technology issues.
• Promote and ensure appropriate participation and equitable access of beneficiaries and communities through appropriate mechanisms
• Support the WASH team in identifying the training needs of water/sanitation and hygiene management structures, helping them to design and facilitate appropriate training and follow up models.
• Ensure the effective promotion of appropriate hygiene and sanitation messages using practices and strategies that place emphasis on development and/or adaptation of culturally acceptable information, education, communication and behaviour change.
• Continuously review WASH strategy, programming as well as implementation methodologies to appropriately address and accommodate shifting and/or emerging field context, donor requirements, Government and WASH sector policies as well as to respond to unravelling emergencies.
• Technically support the WASH team in organizing, executing, analysing and reporting on needs assessments and surveys.
• Contribute to the development of strategy for a multi-sectoral programme that links to the country strategic plan for 2014-2017
• Support the program team with developing concept papers, project proposals and budgets for WASH projects
• Together with other programme teams ensure DRR, inequality and risk and vulnerability are analysed, mitigated against and responded to during the overall planning, implementation and management of the WASH programme
• Work closely with livelihoods staff to ensure the coherence of WASH and Livelihoods interventions on the La Gonâve multi-sectorial programme
• Participate in the recruitment of key programme staff
• Ensure that there is a clearly defined structure, up-to-date job descriptions, and reporting mechanisms for each team member. Guide Programme/Project Managers in optimal staff deployment, carrying out regular functional reviews to ensure that the team establishment matches the prevailing workload and skill requirements.
• Together with line managers, agree clear performance objectives for key programme staff; and input to performance reviews in a timely manner.
• Provide technical and capacity building support to the WASH team, including training and mentoring in the planning, design, management and implementation of the water, hygiene promotion and sanitation programmes.
• In close cooperation and collaboration with the national water agency, DINEPA, with its district/regional structures, the health department MSPP, and other actors including international agencies, local government structures (Mairies, CASECs, ASECS), Plateform en Eau Potable et Assainissement (PEPA) as well as other potential stakeholders and key actors, coordinate, support and promote the implementation of all WASH activities.
• Actively participate and represent Concern in WASH meetings as well as in other relevant external meetings as requested by line manager
• Promote consultation and interaction with the Health Support Unit, the Construction Manager and the Engineer in the Emergency Response team in Dublin as well as with the Concern Worldwide WASH network to deepen in- country programming and integrate emerging Concern sectoral trends and best practices from other countries.
Monitoring & Evaluation
• Ensure all staff are trained in M&E methodologies and that they understand and execute their roles and responsibilities.
• Support relevant program managers in the development of quality programme and donor reports, ensuring these are submitted to the ACD-Programmes in a timely manner, according to schedule
• Ensure and facilitate optimal Implementation of M&E system as well as M/E plans for new projects, coordinating regular reviews and necessary modifications.
• Ensure the maintenance of an up-to-date WASH database and manage all information related to WASH activities and share it with relevant actors/key stakeholders.
• Ensure efficient documentation of program documents according to agreed classification method
• Contribute to organisational accountability initiatives, including overseeing the roll out of commitments of Concern under the HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership)
• Adhere fully to the commitments and rules of Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and Code of Conduct (P4 and CofC), including the respect of confidentiality
• Report to the appropriate manager all violations of the P4 or CofC
• Undertake any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the ACDP/CD or their designate.
• Support and lead with humanitarian responses as these arise and as requested by the CD
Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
• At least a relevant BSc. degree (Water/Environmental/Civil Engineering, )
• At least four years working in development and emergency settings for an international NGO in the field of WASH, with at least 2 years’ experience in the management of a rural/urban WASH programme
• Good experience and understanding of behaviour change processes
• Experience and sound understanding of the mechanisms required for ensuring WASH hardware sustainability and supporting rural communities to establish rural water tariff mechanisms in line with national Government policies; as well as a good grasp of appropriate methodologies for achieving sustainable behaviour change in WASH
• Capacity building experience, including identification of training needs and training experience
• Proven ability in report writing, research and documentation
• Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation techniques and a good grasp of project cycle management.
• Experience of collaboratively working with local authorities, partners, NGOs and UN Agencies
• Excellent communication skills in English and proven experience in proposal writing and donor reporting.
• Good analytical, planning and time management skills.
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• French language skills
• Knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS software packages
Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:
• Familiar with logistics, HR, Finance, and administrative processes
• Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate
• Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team,
politically and culturally sensitive
• Ability and willingness to live in basic conditions for long periods of time, to regularly travel on boat as well as on difficult tracks, to walk to areas which are inaccessible by road, to work in isolated rural areas and to live and operate in sensitive safety & security environments.
• Ability to cope with stress, work under pressure often to strict deadlines
• Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humour, and patience
• Ability to motivate and develop skills of others
• Facilitation and interpersonal skills
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions
• Methodical and thorough
All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date.
CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.
All candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application deadline.
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