The key deliverables for this position:
- Provide technical support to faith based organizations in understanding of how to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and nutrition conditions.
- Manage the WASH, Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition grant portfolio and leverage existing WASH, food assistance and nutrition programs in the proposed geographic areas to create synergies and achieve greatest impact.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Coordinate and oversee the quality of all technical activities of faith based partners in the areas of WASH and nutrition, 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 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.
- Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of UMCOR’s resources.
- Provide regular written/oral program progress updates.
- Establish and manage 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.
- Advanced degree in a relevant field of study (e.g., public health, international development, Nutrition, Environmental management etc.).
- Minimum of five years of combined experience in WASH and nutrition sectors.
- Demonstrated experience building local capacity to install, rehabilitate, and maintain water systems is highly desirable.
- Significant expertise providing technical assistance to implementing partners 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 to support vulnerable populations.
- Experience in WASH and nutrition services for rural communities.
- Excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English.