Rehabilitation & WASH Coordinator

Tunis, , TN

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.

The association leads in average 200 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

Crisis context

After an armed and civil uprising ended Muammar al Gadhafi’s regime in late 2011, the authorities have had difficulties to address pressing security issues, reshape the country’s public finances, or create a viable framework for post-conflict justice and reconciliation. Thus, since 2014, non-state armed groups have disrupted Libya’s political transition. In 2017, continued political instability, ongoing-armed conflict in Libya, particularly internal struggles between local militias, and the collapse of economy, have led to deteriorating living conditions and reduced access to essential services in most of the country. Civilians continue to suffer from unsafe living conditions, with little or no access to health care services, essential medicines, safe drinking water, shelter and education.

By today, the whole population is affected by the armed conflict and the lack of a functioning government, and 1.1 million people in Libya will still need humanitarian assistance in 2018. The complex humanitarian crisis is primarily driven by the absence of the rule of law, lack of access to basic services, displacement of population, the collapse of the economic system and the financial crisis.

In late 2017, suffering from armed combats for several years, Benghazi area was hosting about 45.000 internally displaced people (IDP) coming from different areas in Libya, and 147.000 returnees. Benghazi appears to be, with Tripoli, one of the two main cities to host the more IDPs. Otherwise, while the political situation in Libya remains tumultuous, new patterns of displacement are occurring, with a growing trend of returns reported in the East, and especially in Benghazi. Benghazi and its surroundings appear to be particularly vulnerable locations due to the high damage inflicted by three years of heavy clashes.

The violation of human rights and humanitarian law, including violations of the right to life, and of children and women’s rights, are widespread, including of Gender-based Violence. There are alarming levels of gender-based violence and grave violations of child and women’s rights in the current context.

In the Southeast of the country, the tensions between the Tebu and the Zway tribes seriously affects the health system and the access to basic services. Tribe communities, when they are a minority in the area, are suffering from segregation in most of Al kufra’s institutions, including health care facilities. This occurs in a context of underdevelopment and poverty that exacerbates the impact of the conflict on the population in the region. Indeed, this area has been suffering, even before the conflict, from a poor investment from the central government. However, few information are available on this area and its humanitarian needs due to a poor, if not almost inexistent, presence of NGOs.

Première Urgence Internationale positioning

Since May 2016 and the beginning of the exploratory mission, PUI is developing an emergency health and psychosocial response that aims to meet the most urgent needs in health care of the most vulnerable populations in Benghazi area.
So far, PUI has been focusing on the health care issue, by providing medical treatments and primary health care to internal displaced populations and their host communities in Benghazi city. PUI is recreating an access to health care, via Mobile Health Teams and psychosocial support intervention. Finally, PUI is working on the reinforcement of the local emergency response capacity through the participation in the development and the implementation of a Health Rapid Response Capacities in Benghazi city, including passive monitoring (EWARS) and deployment of PUI teams for rapid assessments and to support the national emergency response in case of confirmed alert. 

Thus, PUI has been implementing three Mobile Health Teams providing primary health care and psychosocial support in Benghazi city and performed rehabilitation and restoration of 1 health care clinic.
PUI is now scaling up its intervention with the deployment of a new MHT in Great Benghazi. PUI will also start an exploratory mission (multi sectorial assessment) in Southeast of Libya where only few humanitarian actors are present while serious humanitarian needs remain uncovered.
In addition, PUI is starting to intervene in Migrant’s Detention Center where Rehabilitation (WASH) and health activities will be implemented. Finally, PUI planned 10 small rehabilitation projects in Benghazi area in 2018

Job Description

Overall objective

The WASH and Rehabilitation coordinator ensures the monitoring of qualitative and operational aspects of the mission’s WASH and rehabilitation programmes on a day-to-day basis. He/She technically supervises the WASH and rehabilitation project manager. 

Tasks and Responsibilities 
  • Programmes:He/She coordinates the WASH and Rehabilitation teams jointly with the relevant Field Coordinator, ensures the operational and qualitative aspects of programmes are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives, respecting due dates and budgetary provisions, quality control).

  • Evaluation / Strategy / Development: He/She participates, for his technical sector, in creating an operational strategy and suggests new operations according to needs identified at base and mission level. He strongly participates (in coordination with other national coordinators and the relevant Field Coordinator) in the design and implementation of assessments and in the design and overall project cycle management of all WASH and rehabilitation projects at mission level.

  • Human resources: He/She manages the technical component of the teams operating on WASH and Rehabilitation (participates in technical evaluations, helps defining technical objectives, written tests, interviews).

  • Representation: He/She ensures and coordinates WASH and Rehabilitation representation at mission level with partners, donors and different authorities, participation to the working group.

  • Coordination: He/She ensures that information is efficiently communicated between the WASH and rehabilitation teams and other teams (support, programs…) and he ensures a proper coordination and information sharing with other national level coordinators (Log, Admin…)

  • Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: He/she coordinates with the Logistic and Administration coordinator for the procurement and Financial Follow up. 

Specific Goals and Related Activities 

1. PARTICIPATING IN PROGRAMME DEFINITION AND MONITORING

  • He/She supervises the technical quality of WASH and Rehabilitation related activities, including project and site visits, monitoring the quality of interventions, meeting PUI’s WASH and Rehabilitation staff and all the external stakeholders.

  • He/She, jointly with the relevant Field Coordinator, leads the WASH and Rehabilitation components assessments and proposal (narative, techncial design, financial design, support needs…)

  • He/She, jointly with the relevant Field Coordinator, ensures that donor reporting for WASH and Rehabilitation projects is prepared adequately.

  • He/she participates and support planning at base and coordination levels.

  • He/she updates on monthly bases the context regarding WASH and Rehabilitation needs at National and base level

  • He/She ensures that WASH and Rehabilitation teams respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with the PUI’s operation policy.

  • He/She leads and ensures an institutional knowledge building strategy for WASH and Rehabilitation interventions and defines, with the HoM the relevant documents and tools to be produced.

  • Design follow up tools to monitor the progress of WASH and Rehabilitation activities.

  • He/she reviews Project Monitoring Tools (PMTs), design planning tools for the infrastructure activities

  • He/She feed the senior management country team with regular progress reports, particularly in analysis of indicators and results of the mission’s WASH and Rehabilitation programs.

  • He/She alerts the Head of Mission in cases of delays identified in implementation of WASH and Rehabilitation programmes and suggests adjustments (in terms of activities, operation area, budget, schedule etc). 

2. PARTICIPATING IN THE DEFINITION AND THE REVISION OF AN OPERATIONAL STRATEGY

  • He/She participates in preparing a mission Strategy for the WASH and Rehabilitation sector
  • He/She will support the MEAL team for monitoring and during assessment
  • He/She participates in the follow up of the humanitarian situation in the country and reports needs to the HOM and Wash referent.
  • He/She sends regular situation update and analysis to the HOM and Wash Referent. 

3. TECHNICAL SUPERVISION OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL TEAMS IN HIS/HER OPERATION AREA

  • He/She is the technical supervisor of the WASH and Rehabilitation project manager(s) at mission level.
  • Thus, he/she design job descriptions of project manager before sending to the relevant Field Coordinator.
  • He/She carries out or delegates staff interviews.
  • He/She may be involved in the recruiting of the members of his/her team and may participate in the end of contract process for positions under his/her technical area.
  • He/She contributes to work meetings, mediates potential conflicts, and defines priorities and activity schedules.
  • He/She ensures and/or supervises the continued training of the local and an international member of his/her team (organizational, methodological and potentially technical support), participates in the identification of training needs and recommends training action internally or externally. 

4. PARTICIPATING IN THE MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY OF GOODS AND PEOPLE IN HIS/HER OPERATION AREA 

  • He/She ensures that essential safety and security measures are respected during WASH and rehabilitation intervention.
  • He/she also alerts the relevant Field Coordinator and HOM if gaps are observed during his/her field visit in order that corrective action should be taken. ​

5. ENSURING THE CIRCULATION OF INFORMATION AND THE REPRESENTATION OF PUI

  • He/She ensures information is efficiently communicated between the national coordination and the field.
  • He/She participates actively in coordination meetings.
  • He/She coordinates, under the supervision of the HOM, the WASH and rehabilitation sector representation of PUI among partners, donors and different authorities at mission level such Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry Of Health, Municipalities, etc… 

6. ENSURE THE RESPECT OF PROCEDURES AND FACILITATE THE LOGISTICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL MONITORING OF HIS/HER OPERATION AREA

  • He/She analyses the supply chain process in place for all WASH and Rehabilitation items and proposes specific improvements if needed.
  • In collaboration with the logistics coordination, he/she contributes to analyzing bids made by suppliers for purchases with stringent technical specifications.
  • He/She makes sure that logistical, administrative and financial procedures are established for WASH and rehabilitation projects and alerts the relevant Field Coordinator and the coordination team if gaps are observed in order that corrective action may be taken.
Focus on the 3 priority activities relative to the context of the mission 
  • Supervision and technical suport for the Implementation of the current UNHCR project
  • Capacity Building of the field team (Wash/Rehabilitation department)
  • Structuration of the new WASH/rehabilitation department of PUI Libya. 
Team Management

Number of people to technically supervise:

  • Direct technical supervision of: 1 rehab & wash manager
  • Indirect technical supervision of: 2 rehab & wash officers 

Required Profile

Training
  • Technical training in water supply, sanitation and hygiene and/or
  • University degree in civil engineering or construction works
  • Project management 
Professional Experience

Humanitarian 

  • Min. 3 years as a manager of humanitarian projects
  • Successful experience in expatriate team management and in management of WASH and or Rehabilitation Programs 

International

  • ̈Previous experience as an expatriate in an international NGO 

Technical

  • water supply, sanitation, hygiene, infrastructures 
Knowledge and skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Strong Knowledge in project management 
Languages

Essential

  • English

Preferred

  • French
  • Arabic 
Software 
  • Pack Office

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED