Water Sanitation and Hygiene Officer

Save the Children
Zahle, Lebanon
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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ROLE PURPOSE: 

Be responsible for the design, implementation, follow up and evaluation of WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation in communities targeted by Save the Children in the region of Bekaa. The post is specifically oriented towards the WASH Covid-19 response under the Shielding Approach project and special attention will be made on the integration of the WASH sector in other core sector of Save the Children such as Shelter, food security, health, education and child protection.

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

 Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Shielding Project Manager

Reporting to: Direct line management of 1 technician and 5 WASH community volunteers

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program and Team Management

- Plan, prepare and oversee the implementation of the WASH Program.

- Ensure the timely delivery of a quality program with the support of Shielding PM.

- Supervise and support the WASH staff in the daily tasks.

- Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems are in place, support staff in all monitoring processes and provide monthly and weekly reports on progress.

- Be responsible for technical part of WASH needs assessments and participate in the selection of target communities and WASH facilities to be rehabilitated and / or build in the project, through technical feasibility studies, household level questionnaires, focal group discussions, visits to facilities and sites, and interview with key members of the community.

 

Program Implementation

- Planning, organization and follow up of the community mobilization in target communities on issues related to of construction, operation and maintenance of WASH facilities.

- Be responsible to establish the technical aspect of the internal purchase order and tender documents for construction and rehabilitation of WASH facilities.

- Be responsible for the quality control of materials WASH bought by Save the Children and its subcontractors.

- Site management: general supervision of contractors and save the children staff under his management, ensuring the safety of construction sites and community participation.

- Validate the progress and quality of work of the contractors, and make the connection with the administration and logistics to ensure their payments.

- Design, implementation and organization of training for construction of small WASH facilities at household level.

- Follow up logistics / budget management / site supervision in case of direct intervention of Save the Children for small scale works (rehabilitation of water points or latrines etc ...).

- Follow-up of activities of local partners of Save the Children (such as local NGOs or governmental agencies) in the field of WASH facilities construction, and participate in their capacity building.

- Verify that WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works done by partners and contractor are carried out according to quality standards established by Save the Children through quality checklists.

- Plan and be responsible for the weekly reporting of data in order to follow up the standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activities completed).

 

Monitoring and Evaluation

- Verify that WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works done by partners and contractor are carried out according to quality standards established by Save the Children through quality checklists.

- Plan and be responsible for the weekly reporting of data in order to follow up the standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activities completed).

 

Team Management and Capacity Building

- In collaboration with the Shielding PM & Area Manager ensure that appropriate WASH Staff (from Save and partners) are recruited for the Shielding Program.

- In collaboration with the Shielding PM, identify capacity building requirements of WASH staff and deliver technical trainings including for partner’s staff.

- Supervise and coach all direct reports and conduct regular performance reviews for all direct reports.

- Develop personal monitoring plans (including concrete objectives) for each direct report.

- Support supervision, coaching and performance management of all WASH staff.

- Participate in the project donor reports writing with the support from the Shielding PM.

- Ensure that all WASH staff are complying with the code of conduct and the child safeguarding policy.

 

Coordination and Advocacy

- Ensure that construction works is integrated with hygiene promotion and community participation component, to ensure sustainability of the infrastructure built.

- Coordinate WASH construction activities with other sectors of Save the Children, in order to integrate activities in the same geographical area and for the same beneficiaries.

- Coordinate WASH construction activities with other local actors (governmental and non-governmental).

- Ensure the integration of gender, child protection, HIV, environment and other crosscutting issues to the design, implementation and development of WASH construction activities, and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, the elderly and disabled.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:

- University Degree in Sc/BA/BEng level in Mechanical Engineering, or a related subject, or equivalent field experience;

- Professional experience of 4 years minimum, including in the field of WASH infrastructure, construction in humanitarian or development context.
- Organization, coordination and planning skills.
- Good computer skills, Ability to listen and adapt, Good personal skills, Good knowledge of local language, Perfect knowledge of oral and written English.
- Experience with working with subcontractors.
- Direct experience in the geographical area of intervention of save the children.

- 2 years in the field of WASH infrastructure construction in humanitarian or development context.