WASH Technician via ReliefWeb

Polish Humanitarian Action

Juba, , SS

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is a non-governmental organization employing people who want to make the world a better place. For over 20 years, we have been providing relief in big and small emergencies worldwide alongside with running missions in several countries in crisis. Our interventions of both humanitarian and development character have been carried out in 49 countries so far. We concentrate on ensuring sustainable and stable development of regions suffering consequences of war and/or natural disasters. We possess long-standing expertise in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), but also implement projects in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), as well as Shelter. For more information, please refer to www.pah.org.pl.

PAH in South Sudan:

PAH has been working in South Sudan since 2006 as one of the first NGOs established in Jonglei State. We are a small team of committed individuals aiming at delivering tangible and sustainable change in the largest, most populous and most conflicted state of South Sudan. We are needs- and community based, hence aside drilling and repairing boreholes, developing accompanying O&M structures and innovative approaches to sanitation and hygiene promotion, we have also been developing our emergency response capacity. Our Emergency Response Team (ERT) mainly reacts to WASH and NFI needs of populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters, which have been on the increase for the past three years. Thanks to the expertise gathered over the years, we were also appointed to lead WASH Cluster in the state: we coordinate WASH emergency response with partners and hence make sure all vulnerable communities are served at the time of crisis.

Who PAH is looking for:

PAH in South Sudan is looking for an Internal Candidate for a Managerial Support Officer. The person will hold the following responsibilities:

Objective/role of the position:

• Lead the rehabilitation of water sources, upgrading water sources to mini-water yards and constructing/drilling new water systems according to the standards set up by PAH.

Possible promotion /development path: within the same unit or different unit:

• WASH Technical Manager

Scope of work:

  • Rehabilitations and repairs of boreholes and other water points liaising with the authorities and partners;

  • Rehabilitating India Mark II/Mark III boreholes and Duba tropic pump; handing over to community; keeping photo documentation; preparing works reports.

  • Liaising with Logistics Assistant to release spares from the stock;

  • Upgrading boreholes to mini or full water yards – providing technical design for water yards; carrying out technical analysis of given water point; purchasing necessary materials (sand, gravel etc.), assessing its quantities; liaising with causal laborers; erecting the structure; conducting bio-chemical analysis of water; preparing community hand over reports.

  • Cooperation with local authorities and local communities – attending meetings, taking notes, informing the Project Coordinator about the outcome of meetings attended.

  • Facilitating appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities – mobilizing of Local Hand Pump Mechanics and providing information on water source operation and maintenance to communities.

  • Cooperation with and training for local Pump Mechanics and Water User Committees – mobilizing communities; ensuring trainings are well balanced in terms of gender and age; carrying out trainings; keeping records of attendees.

  • Regular water quality tests – getting oneself familiar with DelAqua kit; designating sources for analysis (household/water point); collecting samples; incubating samples in the laboratory; presenting results in digital form (Excel file).

  • Setting up surface water treatment plants (SWATs).

  • Constructing emergency latrines and rehabilitating existing institutional latrines.

  • Participation in carrying out WASH assessments and report writing once required.

  • Cooperation with the Project Coordinator in general, and specifically in managing procurement and logistics for project-related equipment and material – preparing and revising purchase requests from the technical side; analyzing quantities and quality of material for carrying out activities in accordance with PAH standards.

  • Cooperating with the Monitoring and Evaluation team – conducting baseline and post-intervention surveys and any other relevant assessments in the given context.

  • Maintaining an accurate record and taking proper care of all field equipment and material stocks for the PAH WASH Team

  • Keeping proper records of field expenditures and reporting accordingly

  • Documentation and monitoring of water infrastructure, water point mapping in cooperation with other stakeholders;

  • Assessing water points; collaborating with other WASH actors in given location as well as authorities and communities; analyzing the data for further repairs and upgrades

  • Writing interventions reports in English using PAH templates.

  • Translating programme IEC materials into vernacular or Arabic when required

Minimum required experience & qualifications:

· At least a Degree or Diploma holder in Water or Civil Engineering from a recognized University or institution

· Minimum of 2 years WASH Experience

• Minimum of 2 years emergency/humanitarian experience

• Good command of written and spoken English

• At least 2 years of experience in similar activities in the past will be an asset

Language skills:

• Proficiency in English

• Knowledge of Arabic will be an added advantage

How to apply:

Application Submission Criteria:

Please send a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the Person Specification along with your CV to Human Resources at [email protected] or submit your application to the Human Resource department, Juba – South Sudan.

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line i.e. “Application for the position of WASH TECHNICIAN”

This Position is open to only qualified internal candidates.

Note: due to urgent need to fill this position, short listing may take place before the advertisement dead line.

We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful.