WASH Water Treatment Plants (WTP) Rehabilitation Advisor

Shirqat, Iraq 🇮🇶

Contexte :

End of June 2016, Tdh launched an integrated emergency WaSH, Child Protection, CCCM and NFI response, following several waves of IDPs resulting from military operations to free Shirgat district, as well as the South Mossul Corridor. Tdh is currently operating in Tikrit, Baiji, Tooz and Shirqat districts. Tdh is also operating in Kirkuk governorate via Cash grant and Child protection assistance.

Responsabilités principales :

In his/her capacity as representative of Tdh, the WASH WTP Rehabilitation Manager supervises rehabilitation, maintenance and operations activities being implemented in the framework of Tdh Projects. S/he participates in the assessment of WTP and network equipments, testing and maintenance activities, and supervises and follows-up rehabilitation and maintenance works by Tdh staff or external service providers or contractor. S/he validates the quality of the workin regards to the Tdh mandate and commitments and international standards. The WASH WTP Rehabilatation Manager will work in different governorates to bring his/her expertise on different locations.

Conditions Générales:

Swiss salaried contract 2’950 CHF (~2’550 €) < > 4’300 CHF (~3’700 €) net /month according to experience x 13, Holidays: 25 days per year. Local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.

Duration : 2 months             

Fonction details :

Programme Planning and Implementation

  • Responsible for the implementation of the WASH maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation activities on Water Treatment Plants and Water Network.
  • Ensures implementation of the activities in line with relevant national/international standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles;  that WASH activities correspond to the standards of the Iraqi government, WASH Cluster, and Tdh guidelines.
  • Supervises team members by assigning them activities according to the  priority and supports them in order to reach to project objectives, including setting up the activities schedule every week.
  • Supervises and directs works through external service providers, including supplier, contractor  (mechanical erection and electrical works), in order to match deadlines, quality and industrial standards.
  • Reviews the budget with the line manager, in order to direct future spending or change expenses forecasted; keeping proper records of expenditures and reports on these to the line manager.
  • Communicates clearly with supervisors on all results and findings and seeks approval at all stages : assessment,project  proposal of  solution, and implementation. 
  • Identifies  any major discrepancy/delay that may arise in project implementation and reports immediately to line manager; ensures that action is taken to mitigate delay or cost risks.
  • Develops common priority actions leading to solutions to the identified problems; informs HR, logistics and beneficiaries.
  • Conducts assessment on WTPs and networks equipments
  • Carries out market price surveys, and follows purchase processes
  • Trains his/her team in the technical and methodological aspects.
  • Adapts the Tdh WASH tools and capitalises experiences by sharing the developed tools in the field with the line manager (including technical plans and BoQ)
  • Compiles all the essential technical documents for the projects on a digital medium to be shared with line manager.
  • Assists on designing  new activities and projects.
  • Experience in water quality testing protocol
  • Ability to determine sanitation strategy in urban contexts
  • Knowledge in civil engineering and ability to do BoQs

Monitorting, Evalution, Information Management and Reporting

In collaboration with the M&E Unit:         

  • Ensures the quality of the monitoring of WASH maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation activities on WTPs and networks.
  • Ensures that the project is reaching indicators and accurately reported.
  • Collaborates in organising surveys with his/her supervisor and participates actively in conducting them, and analysing them.
  • Collects data from field activities, ensures proper record keeping of them,  and prepares  daily follow up, weekly and monthly reports on global WASH activities in time.
  • Leads and gathers data during needs assessment, baseline, periodic and endline studies.
  • Collects feed-back or any relevant information (about the WASH activities, security, child protection) from the different stakeholders and from the field and reports them to the WASH Program Assistant or any concerned Tdh manager.
  • Prepares reports on activities for Donors and Partners including pictures, rationale and BoQ

External Relations and Coordination

  • Liaises with the local government officials, other NGOs and community based organization’s (CBO) at the community level to ensure their cooperation and coordination for effective implementation of the programme in the areas.
  • Keeps always close contact with respective local government department to ensure their active participation for effective implementation of the programme activities as well as proper use of resources.
  • Ensures good relationships with the beneficiaries, promoting and facilitating accountability toward beneficiary populations and maintinaing good communication with them.
  • Represents Tdh on local exercises in his/her geographic area of responsibility.
  • If asked by line manager(s), represents Tdh at  the interagency coordination meeting (WASH Cluster, special meeting, and anyother  relevant meeting) and ensures high quality of the information provided.
  • Ensures that a positive and professional image of Tdh is conveyed. In particular, ensures that Tdh’s mandate, thematic policies, ethics, values and views are followed in relation to third parties.

Resource Management

  • Uses programme resources effectively and with care.
  • Facilitates to mobilize local resources and maximize the use of them.
  • Develops training on WASH technical and methodological aspects and implements them with beneficiaries.
  • Organizes day-to-day logistics, administration, and personnel activities in consultation with his line manager.

Personnel and Team Management

  • Communicates and collaborates in accordance with Technical Coordinator and  the Field Coordinator.
  • Attends and takes part in the necessary meetings for passing on information for the smooth running of WASH activities.
  • Is responsible for his/her own continuing training to develop his/her skills.
  • Provides professional guidance for team members.

Child Safeguarding Policy

  • Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children.
  • Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse.
  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others.
  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children.

Profile :

This function requires the mastery of Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC) and Management and Strategic Competencies (MSC)

In particular:

  • Manages time and priorites, meets deadlines
  • Cooperates and contributes to achieving goals
  • Supports and advises colleagues
  • Adapts communication to the intercultural environment

Respect for others

As well as the following specific « professional »  competencies:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English.  Arabic is an asset
  • The ability to report clearly diagnosis results, problems and proposed solution.
  • The ability to work independently.
  • Education degree in a relevant field such as hydrology, hydrolic, geology, civil engineering, environmental engineering…
  • Project  management experience (management, planning, staff  development and  training skills) in development programmes
  • 2-5 years previous work experience in a relevant position
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
  • Good skills in written and spoken English
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure