WASH and Nutrition Expert


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Position Purpose

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the WASH and Nutrition Expert will be responsible for technical leadership of the water, sanitation and hygiene and nutrition aspects of the program, ensuring the implementation of high-quality activities under the project and integration of these activities into other project components.  This expert will be responsible for overseeing the quality of all WASH and nutrition interventions funded through LVRP. S/he will also be responsible for managing both partners and staff in a matrixed program.
This position will serve to ground the program in:

  • Understanding of how to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition conditions in order to strengthen household level livelihoods and community resilience.
  • Understand of how to leverage any existing food assistance and nutrition programs in the proposed geographic areas to create synergies and achieve greatest impact.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and oversee the quality of all technical activities, providing direction, feedback and support to ensure success.
  • Ensure that WASH and Nutrition are fully integrated into other project components.
  • Ensure program adherence to internationally accepted technical norms and standards of practice.
  • Provide input into and ensure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met and assist implementing partners/grantees in setting up reporting and tracking systems to provide such information in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Facilitate continuous quality assessment and improvement and ensure that program best practices are documented and disseminated throughout the program cycle.
  • Ensure effective coordination, communication and standards of practice among all partner organizations.
  • Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of USAID and Pact resources.
  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates.
  • Establish and manage Pact’s local technical training activities.
  • Ensure that the most up-to-date information regarding the programs or initiatives shared via a range of mechanisms including reports, newsletters, and the Internet.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the COP.

Basic Requirements

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field of study (e.g., civil or environmental engineering, public health, international development, nutrition, SBCC, etc.).
  • Minimum of seven years of combined experience in WASH and nutrition sectors
  • Demonstrated experience building local government capacity to install, rehabilitate, and maintain water systems is highly desirable.
  • Significant expertise providing technical assistance to project/host country government staff working on WASH, nutrition and SBCC activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of partners with varying interests and priorities in the fields of nutrition, health, agriculture, humanitarian assistance, resilience, and WASH.
  • Experience with community-led WASH infrastructure/services management (e.g. water user committees) and evidence-based sustainable approaches to WASH programming, especially business-oriented programs to support vulnerable populations.
  • Experience in WASH and nutrition services for pastoral communities.
  • Strong understanding of the conflict dynamics over access to water resources.
  • Strong skills in communication and liaising with other donors, including the UN.
  • Experience in working in conflict, post conflict environments.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the South Sudan and the WASH cluster a plus.