ABOUT THE ROLE:
The role is to support the WASH components of the WE-Care programme, with a particular focus on the technical oversight of planned partner activities. The WASH consultant will also support Partners with the successful implementation of specific WASH activities. Undertake and provide the necessary support to Oxfam and Partners for the fulfilment of the WASH activities of the project in accordance with Oxfam and partner agreed standards. Among others, in the: a) technical design and program of works (detailed engineering design), b) preparation and compliance with the necessary permits and approvals, c) contract preparation and procurement of the contractor and/or materials, d) supervise and ensure quality in the construction, rehabilitations, commissioning and turn-over of the WASH activities of the project. Maintain records of activity inputs, outputs and outcomes and other monitoring data, including the use of databases, and work closely with the MEAL officer to ensure rigorous reporting. To ensure that gender and protection issues are fully taken into account and with the partners, ensure the participation of women in decision making around public health engineering issues.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
The candidate should have a strong background of Sanitation Engineering or Civil engineering. Good understanding of the public health needs of poor rural and urban communities and of appropriate ways of tackling them. The candidate must be aware of and sensitive to the particular needs of women in this context. Practical experience in a development or emergency context in appropriate water supplies, sanitation, hygiene promotion and environmental sanitation. Understanding of monitoring processes, learning, adaptation and evaluation. Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations. Diplomacy, tact and administrative skills in order to work with people at managerial and, on occasions, senior government levels. The consultant should also be at ease in working with local communities and a diverse team of NGO partners and staff.
Contract Length: 7 months
The Successful candidate will be subject to screening process and satisfactory reference check from current and previous supervisors.