‘WASH and Behaviour Change’ online training course (starts in Oct. 2015)

Lessons from the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector indicate that improving access to infrastructure or education and awareness programs are not enough to solve the problems faced by communities lacking access to appropriate facilities and services. The adoption of improved behaviours by individuals, communities and enablers is critical to providing WASH outcomes with positive and sustainable impacts.

Starting on 5 October 2015, the International WaterCentre (IWC) will be delivering a 10-week WASH and Behaviour Change online training course. This course will aim at empowering WASH practitioners to incorporate behaviour change strategies into their project design and delivery.

The course will cover topics such as:
• understanding the need for, and role of, behaviour change integration into WASH programs
• alternatives to education and awareness strategies for changing behaviours
• planning and designing interventions that address risky WASH behaviours using behaviour change strategies, and
• implementing and evaluating behaviour change interventions within WASH programs.

Who should attend
The course especially caters to those in Asia-Pacific time zones, and is designed for WASH practitioners working in:
• civil society or non-government organisations
• government institutions
• donor organisations, and
• the water/sanitation/hygiene industries.

Dates
The course takes place from 5 October – 11 December 2015.

Delivery
The course takes place entirely online, using a range of learning activities.

Cost
AUD $950 per person (including GST)
Group discount:
10% for 2 people
15% for 3 people, from the same organisation

More information
• Download the flyer: http://watercentre.org/training/online-courses/wash-and-behaviour-change/attachments/iwc-online-training-wash-and-behaviour-change
WASH and Behaviour Change online course webpage

Register
https://watercentre.wufoo.com/forms/z1wblf3a1bgaure/

Intern, IRC India Country Office, New Delhi [start date mid-July]

IRC is an international think-and-do tank that works with governments, NGOs, entrepreneurs and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation and hygiene services. At the heart of its mission is the aim to move from short-term interventions to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.

With over 45 years of experience, IRC runs large-scale programmes in seven focus countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and projects in more than 25 countries. It is supported by a team of around 80 staff across the world.

IRC is seeking an intern for its India Country Office to support the country coordinator which includes: development of tools and training modules; writing; data entry and desk research.

For more infornation about the India Country Programme go to: www.ircwash.org/india

Preferred starting date: Mid-July 2015

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WASH Advisor (WASH Coordinator)

Role and Responsibilities

Provide technical advice and support to management and project staff, deliver training and ensure quality programming. Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate technical aspects of the country programme WASH activities. Coordinate and network at a senior level with national and regional authorities, clusters and other NGOs, providing capacity building for national and international staff, championing best practice (international and Medair) and contributing to the overall management of the country programme. Advise on assessment and survey design for existing and new project areas; point of contact in the country programme for HQ sector Technical Advisors.

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Scholarships, Master of Integrated Water Management (International Development)

The International WaterCentre (IWC) is currently offering full scholarships for high calibre international candidates interested in studying the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) commencing in Semester 1, 2016 at The University of Queensland (Australia).

The MIWM program offers three specialisation streams and International Development (including a ‘Water supply and sanitation’ module) is one of them.

  • Up to three full scholarships are available for future water leaders including two full tuition and full living costs scholarships for candidates in developing countries (each valued at AUS89,811) and one full tuition scholarship for other countries (valued at AU$50,776)

The MIWM program is custom-designed and collaboratively delivered by leading industry practitioners and lecturers from IWC’s founding member universities.

Eligibility requirements

  • A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution; and
  • Two years of professional experience (paid work or volunteering experience) in a field relevant to the program; and
  • International candidates must also demonstrate English Language Proficiency as per The University of Queensland’s Policy

More information

Contact

Email admin@watercentre.org | phone +61 7 3014 0200

WASH International Technical Advisor (French speaking) | CAWST (Canada) 50% travel

The International Technical Advisor position is at the forefront of CAWST’s programs and global service delivery. You will be assigned to countries and/or a region of the developing world and will be responsible for formulating strategies, conducting business development to identify clients, and delivering professional training and consulting services. You will build clients’ capacity, motivate, and inspire client organizations to implement independent water and sanitation programs.

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Senior Research & Development Engineer, Sanergy, Nairobi, Kenya

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. We are hiring for a Senior R&D engineer – with a particular focus on biogas. We are looking for someone with a high level of technical expertise particularly and with the pragmatism to get things done in often very tough conditions.

The Senior Research & Development Engineer will be a member of the Growth Labs Team for the Sanergy network here in Nairobi, Kenya. In partnership with the growth labs, they should apply their expertise and knowledge to ongoing projects, finding innovative, cost-effective means to improve research, techniques, procedures, products and technologies.

To apply, please visit this link.

WASH / Civil Engineer in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Position: WASH / Civil Engineer

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Start Date: March 2015

Duration: 6-12 months

BACKGROUND: Welbodi Partnership is a UK-registered charitable organisation based at the Ola During Children’s Hospital (ODCH) in Freetown, Sierra Leone. For the past six years, Welbodi has worked towards improved paediatric care in the Western Area of Sierra Leone through hospital system development, infrastructural changes, staff training, provision of equipment and community engagement in partnership with ODCH staff, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) and the Sierra Leone Institute of Child Health (SLICH).

Welbodi Partnership continues to support healthcare in Sierra Leone during the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by providing coordination support to the holding unit at the Children’s Hospital while at the same time strengthening the safe provision of ‘routine’ health services (non-Ebola care) to children in the hospital. Welbodi is working with the MOHS and other partners to roll out a national programme to strengthen Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in government hospitals and to ensure that hospitals have the water and sanitation infrastructure necessary to adhere to IPC. Welbodi will implement this programme in three hospitals in Freetown: the national referral Ola During Children’s Hospital, the national referral Princess Christian Maternity Hospital and Rokupa Government Hospital, a community hospital.

SCOPE OF WORK: Welbodi Partnership is looking to recruit a WASH / Civil Engineer to join the team in Freetown to work in collaboration with the existing hospital maintenance teams and local contractors to improve the water and sanitation infrastructures in the hospitals that are essential for the implementation of IPC practices to reduce the health risks for staff and patients. The WASH Engineer will collaborate with the MOHS established Patient Safety Committees (PSC) as well as the national IPC focal persons and Welbodi Partnership IPC Mentors.

Due to the urgency, applications will be reviewed as they are received and suitable candidates contacted on an on-going basis. This position is for 6-12 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To develop a plan for improving the WASH infrastructure at the hospitals based on assessments carried out by partner NGOs in January 2015 and to prioritize the WASH activities according to urgency
  • To prepare technical drawings, BOQs and specifications for water and sanitation infrastructure as well as develop, negotiate and manage contracts with service providers, which will include preparing tender documentation and evaluating capacity and quality of contractors
  • To provide effective and efficient management of the project implementation in line with the project proposal
  • To provide ongoing supervision and mentorship to hospital maintenance staff, technical assistants, contractors and direct labour work teams during the implementation and evaluation of projects
  • To offer technical solutions to problems arising during construction and ensure appropriate safety and construction practices are adhered to at all times on site
  • To collaborate with the maintenance team and local contractors to implement WASH activities and ensure a functioning management, monitoring and planning body for the ongoing sustainability of the WASH infrastructure
  • To carry out further assessments of the hospitals and set up maintenance systems, train staff and arrange repairs of tanks, pumps, generators, pipe networks, drainage systems, etc. as required
  • To support the PSC, IPC focal person and IPC Mentor with the implementation, including delivery of training, of the SOP for “Safe Provision of Hospital Services during an Ebola/Viral Haemorrhagic (Fever)” and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s “National Patient Safety Guidelines” – this would include specific WASH related training such as disinfection and waste management and monitoring adherence to disinfection and waste management protocols
  • To take a leading role during the regular hospital PSC meetings on WASH related matters
  • To take a leading role in interagency WASH coordination meetings and develop networks with relevant WASH actors to ensure coordination and works suitability
  • Ongoing monitoring and regular reporting of WASH activities for Welbodi Partnership and partners
  • To support the Project Manager / Country Director in evaluating the impact of the programme
  • To perform any other duties deemed necessary to meet the needs of this project

REQUIREMENTS:

Essential:

  • University Degree in Engineering or other relevant WASH field(s)
  • At least 3 years of practical, hands-on experience in WASH interventions
  • Experience of programme implementation including financial accountability
  • Experience of staff management and capacity development
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to self-motivate and work autonomously within the scope of the role
  • Excellent computer skills particularly in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel
  • A good command of the English language (verbal and written) is required
  • Flexibility in roles and responsibility is essential

Highly desirable:

  • WASH experience in a development, emergency or post-conflict setting with a good understanding of water (especially water networks), sanitation and/ or solid waste management in the African context
  • Experience in a hospital setting
  • Experience in WASH/environmental health related training/mentorship/programme development
  • Krio or other local language ability

SALARY/BENEFITS: Based on qualifications and experience, to be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should email a copy of their CV, cover letter, and a list of three relevant references to jobs@welbodipartnership.org as soon as possible. The job title should be included in the subject line. Your cover letter should include: your country of residence and nationality, dates you are able to commence and duration of availability. Only those applicants shortlisted for an interview will be notified.

Equality and Diversity Statement

The Welbodi Partnership confirms its commitment to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities in volunteering and employment in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and are given Equal Opportunities within the organisation. It is the Welbodi Partnership’s policy as an employer to treat all people equally irrespective of race, ethnic origin, nationality, sex, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, creed, disability, age or political belief. Applicants for this position should be aware that if successful, they will be requested to complete a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check, or equivalent in countries other than the UK. The Welbodi Partnership complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice. The entirety of the Welbodi Equality and Diversity statement is available upon request.