Somalia nationals: WASH Supervisor

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Action Against Hunger
Elbarde, Somalia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified


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Organizational background:

Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia since May 1992. Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security, livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.

The Positions and responsibilities:

AAH Somalia is looking for a suitable Somali candidate to fill the position of WASH Supervisor. The position will be based in Elbarde. The incumbent reports to the WASH Field Officer.

Goal: The WASH Supervisor will be rresponsible for the implementation of WASH hygiene promotion activities.

The WASH Supervisor’s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Mission 1: Implement the activities of the hygiene promotion project:

  • Ensure implementation of the activities defined by the Program Manager/WASH FO;
  • Schedule activities according to the project’s development ;
  • Supervise the WASH hygiene promoters on the job;
  • Ensure hygiene promotion team is at the forefront of community engagement ahead of the technical/construction team
  • Ensure good quality of community/user group discussions;
  • Assess and update project needs (HR, financial, logistics) ;
  • Identify and anticipate problems or constraints ;
  • Follow the project’s advancement by regular visits ;
  • Propose solutions or improvements for better performance of the project ;
  • Supervise the distribution of hygiene kits ;
  • Collect team data and reports on regular basis;
  • Analyze the data collected and note down any errors;
  • Correct reports/data and train team members on reporting tasks;
  • Produce weekly/monthly activity reports and transmit them to the FO/PM.

Mission 2: Participate in the implication of beneficiary communities in the project:

  • Coordinate hygiene activities and sensitize local partners/community groups in the field ;
  • Identify the community’s technical training needs ;
  • Involve and inform the communities in the implementation of the program;
  • Organize information meetings with community members to develop their knowledge in terms of personal hygiene practices.

Mission 3: Manage the project team:

  • Participate in the technical recruitment of the project team (HPs and draft criteria for engagement of CHVs);
  • Elaborate the content of the required training and organize it;
  • Train the team of WASH Monitors and make sure they transmit messages clearly to the community;
  • Organize the team’s work: optimize the distribution of tasks according to the members’ potentials.

Mission 4: Relay Action Against Hunger’s activities to the communities and partners:

  • Develop contacts and explain to stakeholders and to populations the activities and the objectives of the programs;
  • Represent the organization with the beneficiaries with the agreement of the hierarchical supervisor;
  • Inform local authorities about all aspects of the programs;
  • Involve and inform the communities in the implementation of the program;
  • Work in collaboration with the stakeholders.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Secondary school education. Qualification in social sciences or related field or proven experience in team management and training
  • Ability to analyse and synthesize ;Capacity to manage a team; Good organizational skills
  • Diplomacy; Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with local partners and the community members.
  • Knowledge in public health and in usual methodologies (PHAST, PRA, CLTS)
  • Fluency in local language (spoken & written).
  • Knowledge of English language would be an asset.
  • Willingness and ability to work and live in a complex environment.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area

How to apply:

Applications, should include a CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to: not later than 11th April 2019 clearly mentioning the position on the subject line. WASH SUPERVISOR-ELBARDE. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

This position is open to Somalia nationals