We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
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.
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Position: Water Sanitation and Hygiene infrastructure Specialist
Location: Country Office- Sana’a
Contract Length: 1 year
The WASH and infrastructure Specialist will be expected to coordinate, with the help of other senior members of the team, WASH related sectoral assessment, programme design and master budgeting, support fundraising, recruitment and procurement at national level
The role of the WASH and infrastructure Specialist is to monitor and ensure quality of the WASH responses in Yemen. The WASH and infrastructure Specialist will report to the WASH and Infrastructure Advisor, and work in close collaboration with WASH operational staff as well as regional and global technical team.
The WASH and infrastructure Specialist will also oversee all infrastructure designs, tendering processes, evaluations of bids for project activities both for WASH and other sectors and the role out of SC Construction policy for all the FOs while being supported by the WASH and Infrastructure Advisor.
The WASH and infrastructure Specialist will provide day-to-day guidance and in-the-field training for field staff (from Save the Children, our Implementing Partners and MoWE personnel). It is expected that the WASH and infrastructure Specialist will spend the large majority of time in field, ensuring quality of our WASH programmes, both in terms of on-the-job training and in terms of broader quality issues (using quality checklists). The WASH & Infrastructure specialist will feed into the overall strategic direction of Yemen’s WASH programme by supporting the link between the field offices and the country office and ensuring field level quality concerns are consistently raised and incorporated into programme design, coordination and advocacy efforts.
The responsibilities listed below will be further defined with the WASH team in Yemen and may change and evolve.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: WASH and Infrastructure Advisor
Staff reporting to this post: none
Budget Responsibilities: none
Key Areas of Responsibilities:
- Coordinate, with the support of the WASH and Infrastructure Advisor, WASH technical assessments in coordination with other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
- Provide technical checking of WASH engineering designs and hygiene promotion programmes as necessary, and proactively promotes high quality WASH technical approaches within country programmes.
- Provide to WASH and Infrastructure Advisor high quality data for the writing of WASH component of proposal
- Review designs and bill of quantities for construction and rehabilitation works in schools and health facilities. Ensure the construction process for all the infrastructural works in schools and health facilities complies to the SC construction policy.
- Capacity build field teams; Program Managers and project teams on the SC construction policy and conduct construction policy bench marking for the Field offices
- Update the Yemen construction portifolio tracker
- Support the quality integration of WASH with other sectors such Education, Health, Nutrition , FSL and Child protection at the field level.
- Prepare and oversee WASH programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against logframes, individual performance management and workplans).
- Collect and provide timely data from WASH staff in field office for donor reports on project activities.
- Working closely with the HR team, identify WASH staffing needs (national) for emergency programmes, and participate in their rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
- Identify WASH programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
- Working closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team, monitor and validate WASH M&E data from field, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.
- To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
- Provide technical capacity during training organized for field staff
- Through regular field visit, provide continuous technical and support to field staff
- Deliver high quality results in line with the current proposals and Save the Children country strategy – to do this in a way which maintains the reputation of the WASH team and SC’s Humanitarian Department.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
- Ensure that the security standard operating procedures are adhered by the WASH staff and also the health and well being of staff is ensured and staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect SC’s principles of equity and fairness.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, and ESSENTIAL SKILLS
- Minimum of 5 years of working experience in WASH sector at managerial position in a humanitarian or development context
- Previous experience of WASH project management and programme coordination, implementing WASH programmes within donor constraints, on time and within budget
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
- Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
- Ability to work both in an advisory role and a hands on implementation capacity
- Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in WASH technical skills
- Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- Fluent in written and spoken English . Arabic language is mandatory for this position.
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
- Has vast experience of implementation of WASH projects in Yemen. Understands the working modalities of GARWAP & local authorities.
- Has good communication and coordination skills
- Specific experience of managing OFDA, UNICEF, DFID and ECHO projects
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at SCI www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply
“Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply”
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
· No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
· All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
· Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.