WASH Field Officer (Cholera Emergency Response)

Action Against Hunger

Zahlé, Lebanon 🇱🇧

Duration : 3 months
Start date : ASAP

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …

Pending Donor Confirmation

Action against Hunger is an international non-governmental, private, apolitical, non-religious and non-profit organization created in 1979. Its goal is to combat hunger and dangerous situations that threaten men, women, and children. Currently 500 expats and more than 5,000 employees are working for Action against Hunger in more than forty-six countries working in projects concerning four areas of focus: nutrition, health, food security and water and sanitation. 

In Lebanon, the Syrian crisis continues to generate political, social, and economic pressure due to the war in Lebanon and keeps more than 1.5 million refugees in a situation of increasing vulnerability. In this environment of political, economic and social uncertainty, our teams have maintained their high levels of humanitarian response and aid to Lebanon. Likewise, our interventions have been maintained in the Bekaa and northern areas, as well as in the south of the country, with a special focus on working in partnership or in consortium with other organizations and on institutional strengthening of the relationship with both donors. institutional, such as with local authorities and entities.  

WE WORK IN LEBANON AGAINST COVID-19 

  • Focusing on Syrian refugee population and Lebanese host communities,  
  • mobilization committees, 
  • isolation centers,  
  • municipalities and service providers. 
  • Conducting training for health personnel.  
  • Distributing disinfection and dignity kits.  
  • Installing latrines for people with specific needs in Aarsal.  
  • Carrying out channel cleaning to ensure proper drainage. Distributing water through tanker trucks. 

The WASH Field Officer (Cholera Emergency Response) will be responsible for:

The position is tasked to take a lead in the implementation of the Cholera emergency response related activities in the target areas; the work includes conducting technical assessment following the best practices. The person will work closely with the district and village level authorities for the facilitation of the related activities and provides additional technical skill to ensure the best quality according to the standards. Under the general and technical supervision of the field supervisor, emergency advisor and head of project, the person assists in various activities ranging from plan, preparation and review to contract administration, design and estimate plans, and monitoring the quality of implementation.

Key activities in your role will include

Objective 1 : Supervision and follow up on community level WASH and Cholera Emergency Response projects. (70 %)

  • Coordinate the implementation of the cholera related activities.
  • Provide overall follow up and supervision of the WASH activities related to the project. 
  • Participate in cholera affected site disinfection, water tank cleaning campaign, supplier follow-up, water quality monitoring, sanitation activities, kit distribution and awareness sessions
  • Actively coordinate with project stakeholders (Contractor, Municipalities, Water authorities, Community Mobilizers) 
  • To maintain up-to-date records of all field level activities to show status of work, quality of materials, and activities. 
  • Conduct data collection campaign  
  • Be involve in the cholera cases referral system

Objective 2 : Data collection, Reporting, and Archiving . ( 30%)

  • Data Collection and recording regarding the project indicators and the potential beneficiaries 
  • Report possible problem or conflict during the activities. 
  • Regular reporting to the Emergency Advisor and Head of Projects 
  • Support in preparing activity progress report or any other internal/external report. 
  • Archiving all project related document and ensuring all team members have access to necessary documentation. 

Objective 3: Security

  • Respect the security rules specified in the mission and base security plan, see to it that the team under his/her responsibility complies with the security plan and perform the security management tasks that can be assigned in its protocols.
  • Communicate to the security managers of the working location any security related information or noncompliance with the security plan

Objective 4: Support humanitarian activities of Action Against Hunger

  • Support the emergency interventions of the organization as per the employee’s abilities.
  • Support any activity that helps reaching our humanitarian goals, as per the employee’s abilities.

Action Against Hunger – Lebanon seeks to promote gender equality and is committed to empowering women to participate effectively in their communities, we strongly encourage women to apply.

We Strongly encourage people with disabilities to apply.

ACF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and abuse (SEA).

Do you meet the profile required criteria?

Training/ Education:

Technical Diploma in WASH related studies, environmental studies, or equivalent related field.

Technical specific knowledge:

Knowledge in water network, water supply and sanitation systems or hygiene promotion. Technical training in implementation of basic water networks, sanitation and water quality testing is a plus.

Previous experience:

Experience in community mobilization and participation, experience in a similar position, local language speaker.

Humanitarian sector knowledge:

Experience in the humanitarian sector in a similar position

Languages:

Fluent Arabic, very good level of English (written, reading and writing).

IT and specific systems:

Microsoft Office, AutoCAD

Our remuneration package:

We offer immediate incorporation to a dynamic international network with the following remuneration package:

  • Based in: Zahle
  • Formal work contract: 3 months
  • Salary:  according to ACF salary scale and according to the candidate’s previous experience (following the standard list of Action Against Hunger). 
  • LBP 95,000 daily transportation allowance on working days
  • Social security registration and NSSF family allowance if eligible
  • Complementary health insurance for you and your dependents
  • Work accident insurance
  • Life insurance (after 3 months of contract)
  • School allowance for your children if eligible as per the official decrees (paid each year in October)
  • 1.5 days of paid holidays per month
  • Approx. 18 days per year of public holidays

Action against Hunger is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work such as but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and/or financial misconduct; We expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through endorsing our code of conduct and other related policies and only those who share our values and code of conduct will be recruited to work for us.


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