Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Humanitarian Technical Advisor via Brightspyre

Save the Children

Pakistan đŸ‡”đŸ‡°

  • Experience: 7 to 8 years
  • Job Location: Locally based, Country or Member Offices in Asia
  • Country: Pakistan
  • Positions: 1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Department / Job Category: INGO
  • Last Date: 24 Nov 2021

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:

Asia is one of the most disaster prone regions of the world, but also one with a lot of experience and capacity at peparing for and responding to humanitarian crises. As the regional humanitarian Technical Advisor, you will be responsible for ensuring quality humanitarian responses and supporting development-humanitarian continuum in education in the Asia Pacific region.  The TA is a member of the Asia Pacific Humanitarian Technical Team (HTT), a team mandated to support country offices to prepare for and respond to emergencies; enabling a quality humanitarian response and reducing children’s vulnerability in order to uphold Save the Children’s global ambition to be the humanitarian agency for children.

Their primary focus of the HTT is threefold:

  • Embedding Quality in Humanitarian Preparedness â€“ working with country offices and the Asia regional office to ensure technical quality across our humanitarian preparedness interventions. This includes working on emergency preparedness plans, participating in  preparedness training, taking an iterative approach to learn from previous responses and other regional experience. Ensure knowledge of technical capacity is shared with the HTT and ARO so it spans cross-sectoral preparedness.
  • Overseeing Sectoral Quality in Humanitarian Response – ensure WASH technical quality in all our humanitarian responses, by maintainining an overview of all categorized responses in the region. This also includes deployment to new or existing emergency responses; backstopping responses; and mobilizing additional regional surge capacity so we have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time to ensure we deliver, meeting not only our minimum standards but aim for the best quality interventions for children.
  • Driving Sectoral leadership from an Asia regional perspective â€“ building and leading regional ‘communites of practice’ in WASH, in order to facilitate learning and sharing of best practice and operational realisities between country offices and responses; engaging with internal ‘Save the Children’ sectoral forums incluinging the Humanitarian Working Group (HTWG) and Global Themes; and finally but not least ensuring sustained quality external engagement with key stakeholders, including the UN, Cluster system and donors.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Embedding Quality in Humanitarian Preparedness

–        Work with country offices in Asia Pacific and the Asia regional office to ensure WASH technical quality across our humanitarian preparedness interventions.

–        Work with the Humanitarian Director and Operations Advisors to maintain a knowledge of and build the regional capacity to backstop Category 1 and to lead Category 2 and 3  emergency responses; and country level capacity to lead Category 4 responses

–        Maintain a knowledge of current and potential national staff who demonstrate strong technical capability; work with HR to maintain updated regional rosters of these people

–        Provide dedicated mentorship and training of key regional staff who have the potential to increase their capability

–        Support on the development and review of emergency preparedness plans, to include integrated, quality WASH interventions

–        Support the development of and participate in in-country preparedness training, taking an iterative approach to learn from previous responses and other regional experience; and ensuring minimum thematic internal quality standards and quality benchmarks are met.

–        Ensure knowledge of technical capacity is regularly shared with the HTT and ARO.

Overseeing Sectoral Quality in Humanitarian Response

–        Actively engage in the response Management in all categorized responses; working with SCI centre on Cat 1 humanitarian responses; leading on Cat 2 and Cat 3 emergency responses; and supporting Country Offices to lead on Cat 4 humanitarian responses.

–        Ensure technical quality in all our humanitarian responses by maintainining an overview of all categorized responses in the region, flagging areas of concern and proactively looking for solutions to support the response to improve and maintain minimum quality standards.

–        Backstopping or ensuring an allocated backstop for all categorized responses in Asia Pacific

–        Mobilizing additional regional surge capacity, including deploying to new or existing emergency responses as required.

–        Ensure knowledge of technical capacity in current responses is regularly shared with the HTT and ARO

Driving Sectoral leadership from an Asia regional perspective

–        Building and lead regional internal ‘communites of practice’, aligned with the Education Safe from Disaster regional initiative,  in order to facilitate learning and sharing of best practice, challenges, and operational realities between country offices and response teams; ensuring participation as much as possible from national staff

–        Engaging with internal sectoral forums incluinging the Humanitarian Working Group (HTWG), WASH Sub-Thematic Working Group; and Global Themes, ensuring learning and experience; tools and policies from Asia is translated ot the global level, and vice-versa

–        Ensuring sustained quality external engagement with key stakeholders, including the UN, Cluster system and donors.

–        Proactively look for opportunities to engage with and develop regional strategic partnerships for effective implementation, innovation, research and funding.

Actively participating in the HTT

–        Work with your colleagues in the HTT on cross-sectoral teamwork, including the ‘Integration Project’ to develop tools and guidance for response teams for integrated, quality emergency responses

–        Deploy with your colleagues as part of a first phase response team, as lead for SC WASH response

–        Participation in regional forums and meetings on behalf of the HTT

Other:

–        Business Development and specific Grant-funded project support TA as required by country offices or Members (cost recoverable)

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.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in humanitarian programming in WASH, preferably in South-East and South-Central Asia.
  • Postgraduate degree in social sciences or other relevant field
  • Experience working in a large-scale emergency response context (suddent onset disaster resulting from natural hazards, refugee crisis/protracted crisis)
  • An in-depth and current knowledge of international issues related humanitarian WASH
  • Proven experience in effective WASH programme planning and strategic management, monitoring and evaluation, project development  and report writing;
  • Experience of developing and supporting teams, and the ability to lead, motivate and build the capacity of staff
  • Strong ability to work in a participatory way, strong facilitation skills, and strong ability for true and empowering delegation
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Demonstrated skills in networking and advocacy
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Results focused and ability to develop and drive innovative and pragmatic programmatic and operational  solutions
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to travel often at short notice and sometimes to insecure locations

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.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.


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