WASH Cluster Coordinator

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Job Number: 499525 | Vacancy Link
Location: Republic of Mozambique
Work Type : Consultancy

  1. Purpose and Objective:

In coordination with government authorities, and in line with national agreed strategies and prioritization, provide leadership and facilitate WASH coordination between humanitarian actors at the provincial and national level.  Key activities will include the creation of provincial response plans, needs assessments, gap analysis and monitoring updates.  The assignment is for 6 months.

  1. Methodology and Technical Approach:

The consultancy includes working closely with Government and WASH Humanitarian partners at national and subnational levels for effective coordination of WASH emergency interventions, field assessments and gap analysis. It also involves inter-cluster collaboration (particularly Health & Nutrition, Education) and leasing, under the guidance of WASH Section Chief, with UNICEF Emergency Specialist and HCT WG Secretariat.

  1. Activities and Tasks:
  • Support the government in their emergency response by assuming overall responsibility for co-ordination of the WASH Cluster or supporting the government in doing this.
  • Ensure appropriate coordination mechanisms are in place between all WASH humanitarian partners at the provincial level. Establish effective links, communication and information sharing between the provincial actors and the national cluster.
  • Work closely with other key members of the WASH Cluster, including school officials, National, Provincial or Local Governments, (I)NGOs, UNICEF and OCHA and ensure that linkages are made with other relevant WASH sector groups.
  • Ensure that needs are identified and that cluster activities address the identified needs, fill gaps and prevent overlap and duplication.
  • Ensure accurate monitoring of the sector response and the identification of unmet needs.
  • Lead the strategic development of the WASH Cluster including development of strategies, work plans, co-ordination of response activities and taking into account the cross-cutting issues.
  • Ensure that information is shared amongst cluster members and between sectors/clusters in order to improve planning, integration and implementation. This includes contributing to regular OCHA situation reports, and taking an active part in OCHA co-ordination meetings.
  • Support the capacity of sub-national WASH coordination bodies and ensure that clear and effective communication occurs between national and sub-national levels.
  • Facilitate the joint development of relevant and contextualised minimum standards, policies and guidelines by WASH cluster members and build their capacity to apply these.
  • Support sector wide contingency planning including support to the development and application of sector wide emergency preparedness plans and capacity building of WASH Cluster members.
  • Support additional related activities as required by WASH Chief.
  1. Deliverables and Payments:

The consultant will prepare and submit on monthly basis, monthly reports. Payments will be processed upon acceptance of the corresponding monthly report and against an invoice that will make reference to the contract reference and deliverable/monthly report number. Payments will be approved by WASH Section chief.

  1. Management and Supervision:

The consultant will report to the WASH Section Chief, while working closely with the Emergency Focal point for WASH programme and in collaboration with UNICEF Emergency Specialist/DRR as well as other Cluster Coordinators (Health & Nutrition, Education) .

  1. Qualifications and Specialized Knowledge:
  • WASH related university degree (e.g., Engineering, Public Health (MPH), Environmental Health, etc.). Work experience may substitute for higher degree qualification
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant field experience
  • Direct experience in WASH emergency response
  • Formal training in cluster co-ordination
  • Experience of high level coordination and chairing of meetings;
  • Demonstrable understanding of international humanitarian response architecture, co-ordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action.
  • Understanding of the humanitarian funding mechanisms including (for example, the Consolidated Appeals Process [CAP], Central Emergency Fund [CEF] and Flash Appeals).
  • Excellent advocacy skills particularly in relation to advocating for WASH provision in humanitarian crises;
  • Good working knowledge/understanding, communication of Portuguese (Spanish/Italian acceptable) language.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)

Opening Date 6 Oct 2016 Egypt Standard Time
Closing Date 23 Oct 2016 Egypt Standard Time