WASH Officer: Water (Benue and Ogoja in Cross River)
The Water Officer will lead the field implementation of SCI water supply in the Cameroonian refugee response.
The Water Officer will:
- Carry out detailed WASH assessment in coordination with the WASH team with focus on water source development, treatment and distribution to Persons of Concern.
- Prepare designs and BOQs for water supply constructions and installations for settlements
- Supervise borehole drilling and rehabilitation by contractors in the field to ensure adequate quality control is maintained and project specifications and timelines are adhered to.
- Ensure Child Safeguarding Risk Assessments are conducted for all construction and programme activities
- Implement with the support of water supervisors surface water supply treatment systems and distribution network for newly developed settlement sites.
- Supervise construction of water collection points and storage platforms.
- Oversee operation and maintenance of SCI water treatment unit, hybrid borehole systems, pumps and generators to ensure adequate periodic maintenance is executed.
- Organize and conduct training for Water User Committees in coordination with sanitation and hygiene team members.
- Perform water quality analysis during water source development and implement water quality monitoring as part of the day to day water supply activities.
- Build the capacity of water supervisors and plumbers in the implementation, operation and maintenance of water supply equipment and facilities.
- Support the WASH Manager with data collection in all water supply activities for proper monitoring of WASH program implementation.
- Ensure water supply activities are carried out in coordination with sanitation and hygiene activities as well as other partners implementing services in the field.
- Coordinate with logistics to facilitate procurement of necessary WASH items and materials.
- Prepare monthly water supply activity report as requested by the Team lead.
- Carry out any other assignments as delegated by the WASH Manager.
- Minimum of a degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology or related fields.
- Two to three years’ experience in emergency or humanitarian settings.
- Good assessment, analytical and planning skills
- Ability to work well in the field under difficult and basic conditions
- Familiarity with disaster-affected population
- Familiarity with mapping field equipment and software
- Experience with emergency water supply systems
- Familiarity with population fluxes and water supply management in the context of emergencies
- Experience working in emergencies in Cross River and Benue is desirable
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
- 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
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically
- 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
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity