WASH Coordinator 

Save the Children

Kandahar, Afghanistan 🇦🇫


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.

Under the supervision of the DHoO, the WASH coordinator will be responsible to provide leadership and participate in assessments, Design of construction projects, prepare bill of quantities, supervision and monitoring of all construction projects and working with Sector heads and DHoO in planning and monitoring Construction budgets and developing DIPs, PP and share progress reports to the concerned sectors and budget holders. He will participate in emergency preparedness activities and be ready to respond in the event of an emergency, as required.
The WASH Coordinator will work under the supervision of the DHoO and technically to the WASH Program manager and the respective budget holders

•    Supporting the WASH team in developing appropriate immediate and longer-term WASH/construction response plan and outline strategy for longer-term WASH 
•    Work with teams to provide technical inputs to develop high quality concept notes and proposals related to WASH/construction as mandated under WASH strategy, Support in development of project concept notes and proposals, including innovative quick impact projects both for stand-alone WASH/construction and integrated WASH/construction projects.
•    Provide technical support to save the children teams in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating WASH/construction project activities that are integrated into other sectors. Ensure technical quality of programs and support team to analyse monitoring data to improve program design and implementation 
•    Strengthen coordination and integration between, Health and Nutrition, Education and CP, FSL, Shelter /Infra programmes and develop ideas for integration of hygiene promotion activities with health and nutrition, education and Child protection interventions including adopting learning from previous WASH responses/hygiene promotion activities.

Technical Capacity Building and Support 
•    In close discussion with the WASH teams, make regular frequent field visits to review programs and build field staff and implementing partner’s capacity in quality programme implementation. Build the humanitarian response capacity of field team to be able to cope with the increasing severe condition of the communities.
•    Support the area team to ensure child participation and community involvement in the project cycle management and providing timely technical support through hands-on training/scale up on WASH/construction response activities including water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion
•    Monitor completion of quality WASH/construction facilities in targeted communities and institutional WASH/construction facilities in health/Nutrition facilities, schools/TLS, CBEs, health centres and CFS (where relevant)
•    Where and when required, review proposal, outputs and indicators, budgets and BvAs with the WASH team to ensure timely delivery of programmes
•    Design and develop WASH/construction designs, BOQs and technical specifications and including working with logistics in development of tender documents for successful tendering process 
•    Liaise with the appropriate authorities to attain design approvals and share where necessary reports with the authorities and the cluster in general.

Representation and Advocacy
•    Represent Save the Children in the weekly WASH cluster meetings and all related meetings or of any WASH and construction related forums.
•    Support field teams as requested and build their capacity to lead representation and advocacy in technical, government and civil society related to WASH and construction approaches  
•    Support Senior Program Managers in documenting best practices and lessons learned in the course of the programme implementation.
•    Monitor the capacity building and community mobilization activities, advocacy sessions for quality assurance and prepare review reports with recommendations for continuous quality improvement in collaboration with MEAL team

Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation  
•    Undertake and lead rapid assessments in emergencies and standard surveys and generate quality assessment and survey reports 
•    Assist and support in reviewing of quality benchmark and reports
•    Support field teams and partners to carry out regular monitoring to measure and report on achievement and progress towards project objectives and results. 
•    Organise periodic technical project review meetings with field teams (Senior Programme/Project Managers) of other sectors and consortium partners and internally share progress and action
•    Carry out field monitoring visits to document observations and experiences and share them with field and PDQ teams and contribute for improvement of Programme quality.
•    Contribute to internal and external reporting including sitreps and other MEAL related activities.

People Coordination and Support  
•    Work closely with program quality team and operations team in a matrix management environment for development and implementation of high quality projects in WASH both in development as well as emergency situations  
•    Provide support and constructive feedback for learning and development and capacity building of relevant staff managing health/nutrition/Protection/education related programmes/projects in the targeted area.
•    Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children.

•    innovative solutions for problem in field 

•    Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

University Graduate (University degree at Civil engineering, water engineering, public health and any other related fields)
Minimum 5 years of experience in national and/or international NGOs including at least 1 years in WASH programs

•    Good knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene
•    Experience in behaviour change communications, and hygiene-related topics is an asset. 
•    Construction skills in the field of water and sanitation is an asset 
•    Knowledge in conducting training and capacity building, 
•    Strong experience in and familiarity with protection and gender-related issues. 
•    Good organization, planning and reporting skills
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skill  
•    Good team interaction and positive attitude 
•    Familiar with Word, Excel, and Skype 
•    Ability to communication English languages is an asset
•    Fluent in local language (both written and spoken)
•    Experience in implementing WASH activities in Mobile health facility settings and temporary learning institutions 

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.

Location: Kandahar

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Jul 2, 2022