Posted on: 16/02/17
Desired start date: 10/05/17
Duration of the mission: 9 months (possible extension subject to funding)
Location: Kabul with regular field visits
About the mission
SI has been working in Afghanistan for 37 years. SI is currently implementing in Khost, Bamyan and Wardak provinces the following projects: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (1 ECHO, 1 AFD which is a FSL/NRM project including a WASH part), Emergency (Emergency Response Mechanism) and FSL programs (1 Food distribution and Livelihood, 1 shelter project).
The opening of new areas is forecasted in the 2017 mission strategy, especially for emergency projects: Nangarhar, Paktika, Uruzgan (where population displacements linked to conflicts are reported and where there are gaps in terms of humanitarian presence).
SI intervention areas are in three provinces Bamyan, Wardak and Khost with five operational bases and one coordination base in Kabul. At the time of writing, the mission has 10 international staff and 170 national staff.
The coordination team in Kabul is currently composed of 6 expatriates (CD, Finance Co, HR Co, WASH Co, FSL Co and a Reporting and Communication Officer) and 17 national staff.
In Bamyan province, there are two operational bases (Bamyan and Kahmard) The team is composed of 3 expatriates (Field Coordinator and a support Log/Admin) and 140 national staff.
In Khost province, there is one base in the capital of the province. The team is composed of 2 expatriates (Field Coordinator and Program Manager) and 40 national colleagues plus the Pakistani camp staff.
In Wardak province, there is one base in Maydan Shar city without expatriates and 27 national staff.
About the job:
The WASH Coordinator will have to ensure, with the FSL Coordinator, the follow up of ongoing programs (mainly WASH, technical FSL, Cash Based Initiatives) and the opening of new programs / area of intervention more emergency oriented. This will include strong participation to external coordination forums, organisation and participation to assessment, proposal design, writing and launching of new programs.
The three axes of the 2017 strategic priorities are as follows:
- Prevention of slow-onset crises in rural areas;
- Ensure access to basic wash services, for Pakistanis population affected by the conflict in Pakistan;
- Ensure access to basic wash services, food security and shelter for the vulnerable Afghan local population, IDPs, returnees affected by man-made or natural disasters.
Beside the functional management of the Program Managers, the WASH Coordinator will manage at coordination level the MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Manager. Based on funding opportunities, a Head of Programs might be recruited who will directly manage the technical coordinators, including the WASH coordinator.
The WASH Coordinator, as technical advisor on the mission, contributes to the development of Solidarités International’s strategy by developing and proposing sector-based strategies in the field of water supply, hygiene and sanitation.
He/she specifically guarantees the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness of WASH activities and general SI objectives to the needs of the local populations.
He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of WASH programs implemented in Afghanistan.
He/she contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarités International’s WASH methodology and technical skills.
Technical skills and knowledge:
Other desirable qualities:
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension
A salaried post: according to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly and a monthly Per Diem of 500 USD.
For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/
Contact : Anna FRANGI, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer