WASH Delegate

Canadian Red Cross

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Reporting to the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) Field Program Manager and in close collaboration with South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC), the WASH Delegate will support water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) components of CRC’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds (HBHM) project in South Sudan.  This includes construction and rehabilitation of WASH infrastructure at selected schools in Gogrial West, as well as promotion of female-friendly latrine technology, training of School Management Committees, development of a sanitation guide, and training of volunteers and students in hygiene promotion (HP) and menstrual hygiene management (MHM). The position will also provide technical assistance to other stakeholders and partners in WASH/MHM in the country.

Who you are:

  • The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive WASH Project Management experience and skill, to contribute knowledge and capacity in project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.This candidate will be able to build from previous experience working in difficult working conditions in humanitarian aid contexts.

You will enjoy:

Culture: an organization that is guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality

Opportunity: to work with the best and brightest in the non-profit field, in an environment that promotes continuous learning, creativity and collaboration

Employee Benefits: achieve a work/life balance for you and your new team with competitive vacation time, generous personal days and flexible work arrangements

Meaningful Work: to support the gender responsive start up and implementation of the Continuum of Care (CoC) project also ensuring that the PGIE focus area is prioritized and mainstreamed throughout the project.

In this role you will:

  • Working closely with SSRC and the project team:

  • Review WASH needs at each selected school site and prepare designs/BOQ for construction/rehabilitation

  • Prepare tender documents for the procurement of required services/materials and participate in the selection process

  • Coordinate and oversee the construction and/or rehabilitation of WASH infrastructure in selected schools

  • Coordinate and oversee the repair/rehabilitation of boreholes/pumps in selected schools

  • Coordinate and oversee the installation of rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems in selected schools

  • Coordinate and oversee the construction/repair of sanitation facilities/latrines/changerooms in selected schools

  • Coordinate and oversee the construction/rehabilitation of water storage and distribution systems in selected schools

  • Ensure the provision of hand washing facilities in selected schools

  • Establish waste management facilities and develop information, education communications (IEC) materials in selected schools

  • Monitor all of the construction stages to ensure the conditions reflected in the construction management plans submitted to Global Affairs Canada (GAC) are adhered to

  • Train School Management Committees (SMCs) in the use and maintenance of water infrastructure

  • Promote female-friendly latrine technologies (e.g., training on sanitation, construction of demonstration latrines)

  • Work with existing Health Clubs/encourage the establishment of Health Clubs at selected schools in the use of hygiene promotion tools

  • Support to project team to provide awareness raising (through drama and music) on health and hygiene related problems among the community/displaced including recording audio drama on Malaria, Respiratory Infection, SBGV, Diarrhea & HIV

  • Provide HP sessions including awareness on the use of latrines in schools included in this project.

  • Provide MHM trainings in selected schools (trainings should cover distributed materials and infrastructure)

  • Provide mentorship and support to the South Sudan Red Cross WASH team

We’re looking for:

  • Professional qualifications in one or more of the following professions:

  • Post Graduate qualification in Environmental Health, Engineering (civil, mechanical, environmental, chemical, geological/hydrogeological, etc.), or other relevant field;

  • Further qualification in water or sanitation engineering or equivalent experience;

  • At least 3 years experience in one or more of the above professions

  • Previous work in developing countries for a humanitarian aid organisation

  • Experience implementing community-based water, sanitation and/or hygiene programs in the humanitarian sector

  • Intercultural awareness

  • Demonstrated experience in construction supervision and contract management for WASH infrastructure projects.

  • Knowledge of requirements and obligations under GAC-funded projects is an advantage.

  • Experience in managing, motivating, training and development of staff.

  • Competent computer skills (Windows, Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, word processing, e-mail)

  • Previous experience working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement or as a volunteer would be an advantage.

  • Ability to represent the Canadian Red Cross at relevant meetings/events and to engage and coordinate effectively with SSRC staff, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and participating National Societies (PNSs) in-country as needed.

  • Ability to efficiently manage contractors and administer contracts.

  • Demonstrated reporting skills, both narrative and financial.

  • Ability to coordinate with authorities and other NGO partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in an isolated environment – must be willing and able to work and live in isolated, difficult working conditions.

  • Strong track record in fostering effective working relationships with stakeholders at various levels.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory. Knowledge of Dinka and other local languages would be an advantage.

  • Team player with strong interpersonal, communication, documentation, presentation and facilitation skills.

Working Conditions

This is an unaccompanied position based in Juba with frequent visits to Kuajok, Gogrial West. South Sudan suffers from lack of basic infrastructure and social services and more than half of the population lives in poverty. Legal frameworks and institutions to enforce the rule of law are largely undeveloped.   Inter-communal violence, rebellions and localized conflicts over land and natural resources exist in the area.

CRC supports a safe working environment and comfortable accommodation; however, as in all contexts, delegates must be aware and responsible for their personal safety and that of employees and volunteers under their supervision.

All CRC delegates must be cleared by the Travel Health Team with full medical and vaccination clearance.

This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record reference check and First Aid Certification.

The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.