WASH Coordinator via ReliefWeb

Somalia 🇸🇴

Concern Worldwide is an international non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan and Somali nationals for the following position:

WASH Coordinator

Reports to: Country Emergency Coordinator

Job Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia/Somaliland

Job Summary:

The incumbent will support Programme Managers by functioning as focal point, to coordinate and manage day to day field activities for successful implementation of all WASH funded projects in Somalia. S/he will be responsible to coordinate and provide support to Local partners in Coordination with the Programme Director (PD), Country Emergency Coordinator (CEC), Programme Coordinators (PCs) for the Emergency and non-emergency programmes. Concern will directly implement activities in some cases but mostly through NGO partners Youthlink in Mogadishu, Lifeline Gedo in Gedo Region, Gredo in Bay and Galgaduud and SHACDO in Lower Shebelle.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Project Design, Planning, Implementation and Monitoring

§ Establish close collaboration with PD, CEC and PCs – Emergency and non-emergency programmes and to support needs assessments and design appropriate WASH programmes,

§ Providing Technical guidance on all WASH components of programmes (by phone, email, skype) related to planning, designing, budgeting, monitoring.

§ support implementation of WASH activities as outlined the proposal and in compliance with donor guideline and requirements as well as SHPERE/Somalia standards,

§ Review WASH approaches to accommodate shifting and/or emerging field context and trends and Propose innovative WASH approaches relevant to the context,

§ Assist programme team in integrating WASH and other sectors (Health, Nutrition, Education, Livelihoods and food security) in both Emergency and resilience/ development programmes.

§ Support Programme teams to achieve milestones in terms of progress towards work plans and ensure inputs are provided in a timely manner,

§ Support the Program Managers in the development of new proposals, planning, assessment and progress reports including monthly report, interim and final report by collecting, compiling and analysing information

§ Actively support design and implementation of assessment, survey and evaluation (internal and external),

§ Provide technical support to partners on activities that they implement in partnership with Concern,

§ Keep Programme Managers informed on all field program activities, progress and challenges that may arise and ensure information flow between Programme Managers and field offices,

§ Actively contribute on development of a Monitoring and Evaluation framework, plans and appropriate participatory tools,

§ Provide technical guidance and transfer and or convey technical knowledge and advices from to the programme managers, the field officers and partners

§ Regularly undertake review on barriers and enablers of behaviour change and adapt hygiene promotion methodologies and tools accordingly,

§ Develop contingency plans with Programme staff to enable timely response to serious Environmental health outbreaks – AWD/Cholera.

§ Develop clear monitoring plans and conduct field monitoring visits to observe all aspects of project implemented by Concern and partners and provide feedback to the Programme Manager after each visit,

§ Prepare visit reports after each field visits and provide monthly reports to the Programme Manager on major field progress and challenges or obstacles,

§ Document lessons learned, case studies, suggest and support initiatives to improve quality of the project,

§ Support field staffs and coordinate with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer on baseline and end line data collection and analysis and provide technical support to the field including support and facilitate on maintaining digital data base for project activities and progress,

§ Feedback on programme quality issues and complaints from beneficiaries to Program Mangers after field visits,

§ Support in formulating TORs for WASH related consultancies and review technical Reports.


§ Support the Programme Managers in preparation of donor reports and others that may be required both internally and externally.

Budget, Procurement and Financial Management

§ Support programme teams and partners in WASH related procurements in relation to technical specifications,

§ Support the Programme Managers in reviewing Monthly Management account and suggest any changes required,

§ Review Bills of Quantities and Designs to ensure they are realistic and support in procurement for works, supplies and services.

Staff Management and Capacity building

§ Develop, document and roll out written protocols, operating procedures and training materials to programme staff and partners,

§ Training of relevant staff and partners on WASH Technical areas,

§ Establish performance objectives for each reporting staff and conduct Performance and Development Review (PDR)

§ Prepare WASH staff annual staff leave plans and update when necessary.


§ Represent the WASH program in the coordination meetings taking place in-country particularly WASH clusters and feedback the Programme Manager

§ Prepare and regularly update the 4W Matrix for Somalia and submit to the WASH Programme Manager by 5th of every month.


§ Assist design and ensure application of donor and Concern visibility compliance with set guidelines and standards

§ Support on ensuring application of Concern’s Program Participant Protection Policy, Code of Conduct and HAP benchmarks and support on appropriate applications

§ Aware of security procedures and guidelines in place, abide by them and ensure other staff are aware of and follow them

§ Any other ad hoc duties that are consistent with the nature of the job as may be assigned by the line supervisor, CEC or CD.

Working in Emergencies

§ Participate and contribute as necessary towards Concern’s Emergency response as and when necessary

§ Comply with Concern’s health, safety and security guidelines during emergencies

Programme Participant Protection Policy

§ To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct.

§ To support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, partner organisations and beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment.

§ To contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Concern programme (as per P4 section 6).

Job Specification:

§ Bachelor of Science in Any WASH related discipline (Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Environmental Health, Hydrology, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Public health etc.)

§ At least 4-5 years project management experience in the WASH field.

§ Strong skills and experience in project planning, monitoring and evaluation, report writing, participatory planning techniques, budgets and budget monitoring, administrative systems, and human resource management.

§ Experience in Managing Staff Safety and Security and working in Somalia

§ Familiar with MS Office and Internet computer applications

Disclaimer Clause This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

How to apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should send a CV and covering letter only to [email protected] with the subject of the email as ‘WASH Coordinator’ by Monday, 5th June 2017.

Each application should include at least three (3) referees who can validate technical expertise. Telephone contacts must be submitted with the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document.

Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

‘Concern’ is the trading name of ‘Concern Worldwide’, a company limited by guarantee, registered number 39647; registered charity number CHY 5745, registered in Ireland, registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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