Somalia nationals: WASH Project Officer
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To contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its drought response and child survival objectives in Somalia, through the provision of quality water and sanitation programmes in emergencies. The role will specifically address emergency water and sanitation, temporary construction or rehabilitation needs through assessment, programme design, management, capacity building and evaluation. The role exists to: assist in implementing direct emergency hygiene promotion and sanitation programmes; build capacities of hygiene promotion assistants, volunteers; and support hygiene promotion activities for Save the Children’s core programme sectors of health, education, child protection and hunger reduction where required.
Contract Duration: 12 Months
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor Degree in public health, social science and Community development.
- Minimum 3 years of Experience in implementing and coordinating hygiene promotion activities, including programme design, implementation and evaluation.
- Ability to write clear, well-argued assessment and project reports, and assist in preparing successful funding proposals for donors relevant to hygiene promotion
- Monitoring and evaluation skills including knowledge on KAP surveys
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation
- Excellent communication skills
- Capacity to supervise, train and coach national staff.
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- Commitment to the aims and principles of SCI in particular, a good understanding of the SCI mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
- Commitment to SCI Child Protection Policy
- Computer literate
- A moderate level of written and spoken English and good communication skills in Somali.
- Experience of and ability to represent SCI work in external meetings.
- Experience of community mobilisations, distributions and hygiene promotion
- Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible, working away from home, and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Influencing skills and experience in advocacy.