Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance
IMC has been working in Yemen since 2012 and implements its programmes through the country office in Sana’a and two field offices (Ibb and Aden). As the emergency has evolved, IMC has continued providing essential lifesaving support to communities under volatile conditions in the health, nutrition, WASH, and FSL sectors. IMC is currently implementing in six Governorates of Yemen: Sana’a, Ibb, Taiz, Aden, Lahj, and Al Dhalea.
Across all six Governorates, IMC’s Yemen response consists of integrated projects aimed at delivering a core package of interventions to reach the most vulnerable, conflict-affected, and/or displaced communities with funds from private, institutional, and government donors.
IMC has built partnerships with government authorities such as Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC), Ministry of Public Health and Population (MOPHP), National Security, Cleaning Fund, General Authority for Rural Water Supply Projects (GARWSP), Ministry of Agriculture, in order to facilitate access to facilities and communities, for monitoring, and to support the transportation of supplies. IMC also participates in clusters and coordinates with local and International NGOs to improve quality and to avoid duplication support.
The WASH coordinator works in close collaboration with Program Director on developing overall WASH strategic plan and prepare new project for new funding opportunities. S/he leads technical assessments, contributes to technical concept notes, budget development, procurement plans, work plans, etc. S/he is accountable for effective and transparent implementation of WASH activities to ensure project outputs meets minimum standards for the program, develops high quality donor reports. Responsible for staff supervision, management and capacity building.
Work in collaboration with the Program Director to:
• Formulate the overall aims and objectives of the WASH response program through development of a clear WASH strategy for Country mission.
• Design an appropriate overall response to the country specific needs, taking into account the needs of the community; the current levels of in country WASH capacity and the overlapping of WASH and other IMC sectors.
• Select and design from an array of appropriate technologies for water systems for the given context, including source selection (ground water, surface water), abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems and/or the rehabilitation of old Water systems.
• Select and design the most appropriate form of sanitation system (to include excreta disposal, vector control, solid waste disposal, drainage) taking full account of local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms.
• Select and design, in collaboration with other actors a suitable hygiene promotion program that suits the local context and would be widely accepted by beneficiaries.
• Ensure and advocate for the consideration of cross cutting areas such as; gender, protection, DRR and sustainability within all WASH interventions. Also taking into account the importance of integration with other key sectors such as health and nutrition.
• Support further development of WASH interventions through the use of project conceptualization and planning skills such as SWOT analysis and Stakeholder mapping
• Ensure Sphere and National standards are considered through the program cycle and are well documented.
• Develop concept papers, letters of intent, proposals and budgets related to the above.
Project Management and Implementation
• Plan, lead and manage WASH program in a phased and prioritized manner in full consultation and co-ordination with International Medical Corps’ staff and other agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
• Work closely with Human Resources team for planning and hiring of the WASH team.
• Build the WASH team capacity to respond to the emergency and development phases.
• Ensure gender and protection is considered throughout the project cycle, with women being enabled to influence decision making around WASH challenges.
• Ensure WASH program is integrated with DRR, gender, protection and nutrition as and when appropriate.
• Design and develop appropriate supervisory, monitoring and evaluation systems for WASH interventions.
• Work closely with program support functions (logistics and finance departments) for WASH program supplies and activities planning.
• Ensure that the project management tools; HR plan, indicator plan, Procurement plan, Pipelines, Work plan are updated regularly.
• Compile high quality technical reports both internal progress report and donor reports
• Contribute to the development of a WASH results database in collaboration with the technical advisors and M&E team;
Information and Co-ordination
• Provide regular updates and technical guidance to team on progress, priorities and challenges – verbally and in writing.
• Responsible for oversight of staff workplans, vacation schedules, staff training, development and appraisals.
• Represent International Medical Corps to external stakeholders such as governmental and non-governmental groups, Donors and relevant clusters
• Showcase the work of International Medical Corps to Donors and private sector to explore future funding opportunities.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Coordinate and collaborate with relevant HQ technical and support departments as it relates to technically supporting program development and implementation;
• Ensure effective and efficient program monitoring and reporting processes are in place and implemented in full collaboration with the Technical Unit and M&E team;
• Actively network with partners, donors and institutes in assigned countries to promote IMC’s WASH and related Public Health programming and seek complementarity to respond to identified program gaps and new program opportunities;
• Engage actively with WASH cluster and relevant humanitarian platforms to ensure IMC’s representation and feedback key developments to country management and field teams;
• Ensure appropriate visibility of International Medical Corps at global and regional platforms and forums concerning WASH in humanitarian, transitional and development programming.
• Participate in relevant meetings at the national, international and policy levels in assigned areas of work to advance International Medical Corps’ WASH objectives. This may include meetings with governmental donor agencies, various UN Agencies, the Global WASH Cluster, as well as conferences and meetings of health and WASH organizations.
• Any other tasks or responsibilities based on organizational and programming need as assigned by the Global WASH Advisors
• Minimum of bachelor’s degree in water and sanitation engineering, civil engineering, Public Health or relevant technical WASH specialization
Experience (Identify specific experiences necessary for this position)
• At least five years of work experience with designing and implementing water and sanitation systems in IDPs, refugee and migrant contexts, maintaining sanitation systems, and implementing hygiene promotion programs, including 2 years in a humanitarian setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated analytical, motivational, communication, project conceptualization and planning skills;
• Experience in developing WASH strategy, clear and realistic activity planning; overseeing implementation, tracking the progress, reporting against the agreed indicators and managing project budget
• Experience in emergency and early recovery phases, including assessments and the design and delivery of effective water supply and hygiene promotion interventions in humanitarian and development contexts.
• Experience and understanding of key intuitional donors’ policies, guidelines and strategies e.g. USAID, OFDA, ECHO, and UN
• Demonstrated experience in WASH proposal development and preparation of internal and donor reports.
• An appreciation of WASH in health facilities and outbreak preparedness and/or response.
• Ability to effectively present information (both written and verbally) and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government
• Demonstrated knowledge of linking WASH activities with other humanitarian sectors.
• Ability to understand gender related challenges within the beneficiary groups
• Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
• Demonstrated experience of working closely with support functions (finance and logistics) on activity and procurement planning.
• Fluent in English (Spoken and written).
• A functional knowledge in Arabic is a plus