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A WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE TECHNICAL ADVISOR – Middle East

We are looking for :

A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical Advisor for Afghanistan, Jordan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Yemen countries

Based in Amman, Jordan

Responsibilities : Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director of pool desk and under the functional responsibility of the referent of the WASH Department, you will support field and HQ teams to ensure the quality, relevance and technical innovation of ACF interventions.

More particularly, you will be responsible for:

Provide contextual technical analysis to the pool desk and the missions on technical issues across the geographical area :

  • Decline learning strategies on regional technical operation positioning, in collaboration with the Head of the regional office

Provide technical advice to the WASH Head of Department of the missions :

  • Provide your technical expertise and advice the WASH Head of Department
  • Provide your support on technical choices
  • Propose a strategy of capitalization, appropriate tools and methods for its implementation
  • Develop the partnership approach (local NGOs, private and academic sectors)

Promote and evaluate the technical quality of interventions in the missions :

  • Contribute to the definition and updating of intervention strategies developed by the missions
  • Disseminate internal technical standards and reference documents and accompany implementation
  • Evaluate compliance with ACF technical standards through field visits and internal audits, produce recommendations to improve program performance
  • Participate on the production of technical and operational articles, in collaboration with the regional communication officer
  • Monitor performance and quality of programs

Develop the technical expertise of the field teams :

  • Capitalize best practices developed on missions
  • Propose innovative approaches and intervention methodologies to the missions
  • Develop internal training modules and conduct training modules
  • Organize and participate in regional technical workshops

Participate and influence the regional coordination of the WASH sector :

  • Participate in regional technical platforms
  • Develop local partnerships (private, public, NGO) to supplement local capacity
  • Develop new methods of intervention, in line with ACF and other NGOs, appropriate to the Middle East region

Participate in the human resource management of the WASH sector :

  • Ensure the role of functional reference of WASH Head of Department, assess their skills and needs for development
  • Carry out technical recruitment interviews for expatriates
  • Brief, train, and debrief expatriates
  • Develop the recruitment for local experts
  • Develop links with local academic institutions

Promote technical advances and contribute to the development of ACF expertise in the field :

  • Participate in the development of reference materials on the sector
  • Solicit other partners (NGOs, UN agencies, scientists in institutes, universities, …) to exchange documents and methodologies
  • Analyze problems encountered in the field, propose research priorities for the missions and animate their thinking

Qualification and previous experience : You hold a bachelor degree in WASH (hydrology, hydrogeology, hydraulic and/or environment), you have at least 3 years of WASH humanitarian experience and 1 year at a coordination level. Field experience with ACF as well as knowledge of the pool desk’s countries would be a real asset. Rigorous and organized, you have good interpersonal skills and must be able to make decisions quickly while managing priorities. You work well in a team and are able to adapt to different situations and interlocutors.
Fluent French and English are required.

Status : Expatriate Contract – 12 months fixed term contract – Full-time

Annual Salary : Gross monthly salary is ranging from €1948 to €2498. Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, individual accommodation, health and repatriation insurances are covered by the organization. 5 weeks of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) are available per year.

Family status is possible.

Starting Date : As soon as possible

 

To apply, please visit our website: http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/2086/A-WASH-Technical-Advisor/

Topic Expert/Facilitator for WASH South Asia Regional Learning Event

The Civil Society WASH Fund is seeking a dynamic facilitator with expertise in sanitation for the role of Topic  Expert/Facilitator for the upcoming South Asia Regional Learning Event.

http://www.thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs/South-Asia-Regional-Learning-Event-Topic-ExpertFacilitator-VN1538

The South Asia Regional Learning Event will be held in Kandy, Sri Lanka, from 8-11 November 2016 and will have approximately 70 participants from five countries; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The overarching theme for the South Asia RLE is:  Thinking beyond Open Defecation Free (ODF) towards the SDGs and safely managed sanitation for all.

The South Asia Regional Learning Event will explore the roles of CSOs, relevant government agencies and other actors in achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) and thinking beyond ODF, particularly in rural contexts. For sustainability, CSOs need to work to ensure that communities are moving beyond basic to improved sanitation with the safe handling and treatment of waste, as well as supporting on-going service provision by relevant duty bearers.

The Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund II (CS WASH Fund/the Fund) is an Australian aid initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Fund is overseen by the WSH Section within DFAT and managed by the CS WASH Fund Management Facility (FMF) under contract to Palladium International Pty Ltd. The Fund resources 13 international civil society organisations (CSOs) to deliver 29 WASH projects over a four-year implementation period in countries in Southern Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific.

 

 

A WASH Coordinator – Flying

We are looking for a WASH Coordinator – Flying

Context: The overall mission of this position is to perform successively short support missions or “gap filling” in different countries.
The variety of situations requires a minimum of theoretical and practical experience in WASH with ACF and/or other NGOs. It also represents an opportunity to work in different contexts and to rapidly acquire new experiences and professional skills.

Country: Various locations (All ACF International Missions)

Length of contract: 4 months starting as soon as possible

The Position : The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordinator will have to guarantee the quality, relevance and scaling of WASH strategy and interventions at the mission, in conformity with ACF and international standards and national policies. More precisely, the main responsibilities will be:

Contribute to the definition of the country strategy as well as the strategy and positioning of the WASH technical department

Coordinate the identification of needs and the formulation of project proposals

Oversee the implementation of projects and ensure that reports are submitted

Guarantee the quality and cost-effectiveness of projects

Ensure the active participation of ACF in national sectoral coordination and technical forums and develop sectoral partnerships

Manage the WASH team in capital and be Technical Manager of WASH Program Managers in the bases

Promote capitalization, technical development and research within the WASH Department

The Applicant: Civil/Water Engineering or other WASH-related technical training with a solid experience in WASH activities and coordination in humanitarian context.

Recognized for your capacity to analyse and have a global approach, you have the ability to provide professional technical advice in a broad range of WASH technical areas, including water sources rehabilitations, sanitation, and hygiene promotion. You have also excellent interpersonal, organizational, multitasking, team player and communication skills. You are also able to manage stress in an unstable security environment.

Fluent in French and English (speaking and writing) is mandatory

Status:

Gross monthly salary ranging from €2076 to €2651

Job content varies from intervention situations (3 months of assignment maximum)

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris

 

To apply, please visit our website: http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/2072/A-WASH-Coordinator-Flying/

 

A WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE COORDINATOR – AFGHANISTAN

We are looking for a WASH Coordinator

Country: AFGHANISTAN – Mazar

Length of contract: 12 months starting from the 5th of December 2016

The position: The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordinator will have to coordinate and supervise ACF WASH programs in Afghanistan, by ensuring the quality of implementation and strategy.
More precisely, the main responsibilities will be :

Design ACF technical country strategy for the WASH Department and contribute to ACF technical expertise

– Formulate or update the WASH strategy and contribute to the global country strategy.

– Represent ACF in WASH cluster and other related meetings at national level to foster learning, sharing and coordination within the sector.

– Capitalize ACF technical experience including good practices as well as dissemination and utilisation of documentation for discussion and development of guidelines of intervention

Ensure the active participation of ACF in national sectorial coordination and technical forums, and develop sectorial partnerships

– Represent ACF in dealings with national and international WASH authorities/stakeholders; participate to coordination meetings, working group and clusters informing on ACF positions and protocols.

– Develop a network among universities, private company, research institutes and relevant key stakeholders linked to WASH activities.

– Publish and produce information concerning technical progress, impact of programs, results of research internally or externally

Coordinate, monitor and develop the WASH programming in the country 

– Support the teams in the identification of technical difficulties, troubleshooting and recommend credible solutions

– Ensure that technical monitoring tools are developed and used, including close follow-up of program indicators

– Develop concept notes and proposals that are relevant to the proposed geographic and sociocultural context

Human resources Management

– Take part in recruitment, training, orientation of WASH Program Managers

– Develop WASH competencies throughout the mission

– Identify various technical training needs of the team and ensure adequate and timely provision of identified trainings

The applicant: You hold a Master Degree WASH-related technical training with a solid experience of 3 years minimum in WASH activities and coordination in humanitarian context.

You demonstrate the ability to provide professional technical advice in a broad range of WASH technical areas.

You have an experience in Project management and remote management.

You have an excellent interpersonal, organizational, multitasking, team player and communication skills.
You speak and write English fluently

Status:

Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

To apply, please visit our website: http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/2057/A-WASH-Coordinator/

Oxfam Consultancy: Support to market-based WASH programming through development of MEAL framework and ICT applications for market mapping and monitoring [deadline 22 July]

Oxfam is aiming to develop and support the application of a robust framework for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and associated ICT applications to support market-based programming and build the evidence-base for market-based approaches.

Deliverables

  1. Develop detailed workplan including summary of expectations from different stakeholders.
  2. Document most relevant MEAL frameworks (used by Oxfam and other agencies), ICT tools and summarize experiences of their application.
  3. Define monitoring priorities, MEAL indicators and framework and approach for application in each of the OFDA countries.
  4. Define ICT requirements to support MEAL, either modify existing tool or develop new ICT application, and support piloting in one country.
  5. Prepare generic MEAL guidance for market-based WASH programming with modules for application for different market systems.
  6. Recommendations for capacity building to promote uptake of MEAL framework and ICT user guidelines.

Qualifications, experience and competencies

Expressions of interest/ proposals are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultants with capacity to undertake the above activity. Oxfam is looking for small team of 2-3 consultants either a company or with a lead consultant who will sub-contract to other consultant(s). The lead consultant may consider a joint submission with inputs from an additional consultant to be sub-contracted by the lead consultant. For example, if the lead consultant is an expert on M&E person, there may be a need for some additional input from an economist to focus on the market questions of examining the impact on the markets in both the short and long term.

We are looking for a team of consultants who can demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of WASH programming in humanitarian and development contexts.
  • Understanding of market-based programming concepts and market system mapping and analysis.
  • Experience with development and application of M&E frameworks in emergency / crisis situations taking into account both quantitative and qualitative indicators.
  • Expertise in developing and applying ICT applications in the development / humanitarian sector to supporting monitoring.
  • Strong analytical, writing and presentation skills.

Application Process

Interested and qualified teams of consultants should send their applications before or by 22th July 2016 by 17:00 BST to jparkinson1@ght.oxfam.org and indicate “MEAL and ICT Consultancy for Market-based WASH programming” in the subject line to the email. Please note that applications submitted in part will not be reviewed.

All submissions later than the date or through other means other than the Oxfam application system will not be accepted. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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ETHIOPIA: CONSULTANCY FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CROP IRRIGATION, SMALL SCALE LIVESTOCK AND DOMESTIC WATER AND SANITATION DEVELOPMENT LOCATION: SOMALI REGION OF ETHIOPIA, SHEBELLE ZONE, ADADLE WEREDA, DABOFAYD AND JIRRE VILLAGES

PHARO FOUNDATION:

The Pharo Foundation’s (the Foundation) vision is to facilitate the economic self-reliance of African people through the promotion of sustainable livelihoods and job creation in Africa.  In the first four years the Foundation has funded projects initiated and managed by both local and international actors in East Africa (Somaliland/Somalia, South Sudan and other neighbouring countries affected by conflict, Ethiopia).  At the end of 2015 it approved a new strategy which will see the Foundation initiating and managing its own programme work in the region.  Its 2025 vision is to bring about positive changes in the lives of at least 100, 000 households in Africa through integrated development programmes anchored on agriculture and water.  Further information about the strategy can be found at http://pharofoundation.org/new-pharo-foundation-strategy/

SOMALI REGION OF ETHIOPIA PROGRAMME

One of its first programmes under this new strategy will be in the Somali Region of Ethiopia.  The Foundation has conducted enquiries (including with government and civil society) and as result is planning to build on work it has already funded in the Adadle Wereda of Shebbelle zone.  It aims to respond to the needs of a section of the population in the Somali region that are moving away from livelihoods centred principally around pastoral livestock, towards ones that involve settled agriculture.  As a result of the climate of unpredictable rain patterns and the presence of the Shebelle river, the Foundation is exploring ways to support the introduction of smallholder agriculture that utilises the river water through irrigation.  This will involve mixed crop and livestock for subsistence and market.  As part of its integrated development approach it also plans to assist these newly settled communities to meet their domestic water and sanitation needs.

The Foundation has identified two sites of potential in two Kebeles within Adadle Wereda and is now in a position to proceed with this important study to understand the full potential of both irrigation and domestic water and sanitation systems.

PROPOSED PROGRAMME IN ADADLE WEREDA

We are still in the process of undertaking a situational analysis, of which this study is part.   However, the broad thrust of our design is to provide farmers with irrigation infrastructure and training in its use together with support on production and marketing techniques and access to vital market services.  Alongside this we aim to make improvements in domestic water supplies and sanitation systems to improve overall livelihood outcomes and support improvement in production practices. Where identified by the community, we will also look at supporting relevant interventions to improve resilience, ensure sustainable environmental management and access to basic services such as health and education.

CONSULTANCY SUPPORT

The Foundation is therefore looking for a consultant or consultancy team that can deliver a feasibility study that provides the Foundation with a clear description of all of the appropriate water system options for crop irrigation, small livestock production and domestic water needs.   Each option needs to provide enough information about the design that will enable the Foundation’s design team to understand how it will work, how much it will cost and the benefits it will provide to the communities concerned.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSULTANCY

Key parameters

  • The Foundation is keen to deliver long lasting quality systems that are capable of being managed sustainably for generations. Therefore, it is willing to examine all options before arriving at a final implementation strategy.  It may need to start with simple options that are capable of being developed over time.
  • The Foundation is keen to use best emerging practice in all of its work. In exploring and developing suitable water access options, it is keen to take into account the practical needs of both men and women and develop systems that meet the community’s production and domestic needs in a holistic way.   It is aware of current reviews of water interventions that find the division between domestic water use (health/sanitation) and productive uses (agricultural) unhelpful, despite the historical trend to do this.  In family lives, and particularly women’s, these uses overlap.  Therefore, water infrastructure systems should be designed for multiple use – for example water points may serve both domestic and agricultural needs recognizing that men and women have different needs and at different times of the year.   A dominant theme is women’s workload and their time poverty.  Having good access to clean reliable domestic water saves time in many ways (e.g. better health of family members – more time to devote to farming with improved economic/ food security benefits).  For more on this approach please refer to https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/10356.pdf
  • In addition to domestic use, any productive use needs to take into account both cropping agriculture and the needs of smallholder livestock production.
  • The main focus of the assessment needs to be on irrigation and domestic water. We will be happy to pick up the detail of appropriate sanitation systems at a later time.
  • The Foundation would like to see a cost benefit analysis of each possible option that takes into account the costs of construction, renewal, operation and maintenance against the returns generated from improved agricultural production and marketing.

Technical Issues

In assessing feasibility, the consultant will weigh up a range of factors including but not limited to the issues raised below.

  • the types of agricultural products (crop and livestock) suitable for use in the area and that provide positive market opportunities (present and projected) under irrigable conditions
  • the full extent of potential land area that could be incorporated into the irrigation system
  • The longevity of the system. At what points will renewal be required and what are the demands for regular maintenance?
  • What are the daily management requirements – for access and for maintenance?
  • What are the estimated costs of maintenance per year?
  • Proposed ideas for management of access, maintenance and renewal. For example, can this be undertaken using a collective community approach or some other externally managed system?
  • Total capital investment costs and renewal costs
  • How does each option meet the needs of current agricultural practices and projected future agricultural options?
  • How does each option meet domestic needs? Which systems use a combined use approach?
  • How do the options meet the needs of different users (male, female, other groups)? How do options reduce time spent on tasks (production or domestic)?
  • What options may exist to upgrade at a later date, or to add further farming units and/or increase density of water use (costs benefits and challenges in doing this)?
  • What hydrological/environmental/ biodiversity risks and issues arise and how can these be managed or avoided (e.g. prosopis spread, chemical contamination, catchment protection etc)?
  • What conflicts may arise with other users of the land and river and how can these be managed or avoided (e.g. watering of large numbers of livestock by those from outside the immediate settled community during the dry seasons)
  • How do you factor in and incorporate where appropriate, local knowledge on water resources and land-use?
  • How does each option score in relation to avoiding the negative experiences of earlier irrigation interventions and build on earlier positive experiences?

Final outputs

The key output of this consultancy is

  • a comprehensive study report on the feasibility of irrigation and domestic water systems
  • the report should be clear and easy to read with complementary graphics to enhance understanding.

SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

Any consultant and/or consultancy team should have the following skills and experience

  • relevant academic qualifications, including at least a Masters degree in water engineering as his/her basic qualification.

In addition, skills and experience on

  • Irrigation for agriculture (crop and livestock)
  • Domestic water and sanitation
  • Development of mixed systems that meet the needs of all users (production, men, women, youth, children)
  • participatory assessment and design
  • development of appropriate sustainable management systems.
  • Cost/benefit analysis specially related to agricultural systems

together with

  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Able to demonstrate skills and experience through earlier assignments and contracts
  • Able to think and act innovatively and flexibly to meet strict deadlines within budget and to deliver a final quality product

Knowledge of agricultural economics would be an added advantage.

Experience of conducting similar studies is highly desirable.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please read carefully through the detail of the terms of reference and provide us with:

  • a brief explanation about the relevant skills and technical competencies of the consultant or team of consultants, including CVs
  • an explanation of previous relevant work assignments, or equivalent experience
  • a brief plan of action as to how you would deliver under the terms of reference including the methods and actions you would take
  • an indication of costs, whether in the form of daily consultancy rates and/or the costs of similar pieces of work.

Application documentation to be sent to recruiting@pharofoundation.org

NOTE:  We are also commissioning two companion studies:  a market study and a socio economic study should any consultant or group of consultants wish to also consider applying for these.  Information on this is available at Ethiojobs website https://www.ethiojobs.net/company/133462/The-Pharo-Foundation/

 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

No later than 5pm on 14th July, however we would strongly encourage you to apply early as we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and will make a decision earlier if the right consultant is identified.