Emergency Response WASH Coordinator
FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) is seeking a WASH Coordinator to lead the WASH component of an integrated humanitarian health and WASH program based in Beira, Mozambique. The WASH Coordinator is responsible for developing and leading technical programming and plays a critical role in ensuring the organization’s emergency programming is responsive to the needs of natural disaster-affected populations in Mozambique. He/she will ensure humanitarian activities are evidence-based and adhere to technical standards for the field, and as circumstances demand, engage at all stages of an emergency, from the initial acute phase through to transition and recovery, and will support technical programs from assessment and conception through close-out and evaluation.
- Lead the WASH component of the Mozambique cyclone response program, with the goal of improving the well being of affected communities through access to safe and adequate water, improved sanitation facilities and improved hygiene practices.
- Conduct sector assessments, provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities, and devise sector-specific response strategies for the acute and transitional phases of emergency operations in crisis-affected communities
- Provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities, and devise sector-specific response strategies for the acute and transitional phases of emergency operations
- Assess municipal infrastructure and service-provider capabilities, identify support needs, service gaps, and opportunities for partnership
- Assist with resource mobilization by designing, drafting, and reviewing concept notes and technical proposals for emergency operations and related programming, as required
- Develop partnerships and ensure effective coordination with local service providers and international organizations operating in the sector and attend regional cluster meetings
- Work with operations staff and partners to ensure commodities are procured, handled, and managed properly, in accordance with the organization’s supply-chain management protocols
- Manage emergency program budgets, as assigned, including routine expense forecasting and pipeline analysis
- Determine staffing needs for emergency programming, conduct recruitment in collaboration with management and home office technical staff, as necessary
- Manage field personnel supporting emergency WASH programming
- During startup and launch phase, management and technical oversight of program teams
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Development, Information Science, International Development, Social Sciences or Related Field**
- 5-8 years of experience leading complex on-site emergency response WASH projects and/or programs**
- Experience coordinating complex programs with a wide variety of stakeholders; experience as WASH cluster co-lead preferred
- Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company of progressive program management experience in humanitarian assistance or related industry experience in a relevant technical area
- Demonstrable experience designing and leading technical assessments using proven and effective methodologies such as SMART and SQUEAC and/or cultural practices; strong background in outcome monitoring and evaluation preferred
- Knowledge of US Agency for International Development (USAID)/Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) proposal and application guidelines essential
- Knowledge and application of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), Sphere standards and Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct
- Ability to deploy to the field to austere and/or insecure locations with minimal infrastructure or amenities
- Skilled in developing responsive, evidence-based program designs, including budget development
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. Portuguese fluency considered a strong advantage
- Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent • Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Development, Information Science, International Development, Social Sciences or Related Field.
- For technical specialties in health and nutrition a Medical Degree (MD) or Registered Nurse (RN) with experience in primary health care and acute malnutrition response, or related technical field required.
- Master or other advanced degree preferred.
- Typically requires 5-8 leading complex on site emergency response projects and/or programs experience in managing emergencies, including first-phase response operations.
- Significant background in managing humanitarian response initiatives, as well as community-based emergencies.
- Knowledge and application of Office of US Foreign Disaster (OFDA) and US Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (State/PRM) preferred.
- Skilled in developing responsive, evidence-based program designs, including budget development. Knowledge of USAID/OFDA proposal guidelines essential.
- Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company of progressive program management experience in humanitarian assistance or related industry experience in a relevant technical area.
- Demonstrable experience designing and leading technical assessments using methodologies such as SMART and SQUEAC; strong background in outcome monitoring and evaluation preferred.
- Familiar with and abide by Red Cross/Non-Government Organization (NGO) Code of Conduct.
- Experience coordinating complex programs with wide variety of stakeholders; experience as cluster co-lead preferred.
- Breadth of geographic experience preferred.
- Programming in emergencies, including first-phase response operations; breadth of geographic experience preferred.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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