Philippines nationals: Project Assistant (WASH)

Acción Contra El Hambre

Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines 🇵🇭

Duration : 9 mos
Start date : 09-Aug-2021

You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by …

As part of the Action Against Hunger Philippine Mission FSL and Protection intervention, the Project assistant will be in charge of all activities pertaining to safeguarding and improving the public health, nutrition and food security mainstreaming protection of the affected and the most vulnerable population. The post-holder is responsible for mobilizing and implementing WASH, FSL and Protection/PSS activities in partnership with the MLGUs and other humanitarian actors ensuring synergy with on-going emergency response ensuring appropriate community involvement and delivery of essential services and ensuring positive acceptance of Action Against Hunger in the area of interventions.

Key activities in your role will include

Objective 1. Emergency Response



  • Identify the emergency WASH needs and assist in the planning and implementation of the emergency WASH activities.
  • Coordination with camps, communities, and Government staff at field level
  • Daily reporting and updates of field activities.
  • Coordination with camps, communities, and Government staff at field level.
  • Facilitates community consultation and orientation, reflection and feedback mechanism.
  • Daily reporting and updates of field activities.

Objective 2. Programming



  • To assist the team in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring WASH response of Action Against Hunger Program.
  • Responsible for mobilization of communities, including project buy-in, identification of local resources, and management of community expectations.
  • To encourage and stimulate full participation by all community members, with special attention to those who are marginalized and overlooked in community decision making (inclusive approach) and develop trust, tolerance and cooperation among the community members through mobilizations process.
  • To collect relevant data required related to key indicators from the community and other stakeholders and prepare regular reports.
  • Organize & supervise the distribution of WASH NFIs and Shelter NFIs.
  • Participate in any kind of survey required for the work of Action Against Hunger.
  • Coordinate with MHO, BHWs and volunteers to facilitate hygiene promotion.
  • Conduct coaching sessions with trained BHWs on hygiene promotion
  • Mobilize and support BAWASA members/ WASH Task Force/MLGU to facilitate small repairs of WASH Infrastructure, water quality monitoring, disinfecting of wells and distribution of WASH NFI
  • Ensuring maximum utilization of water and sanitation facilities.
  • Monitor WASH programme indicators regularly on public health risk in coordination with relevant line agencies.

Objective 3: Reporting


  • Weekly (or each time necessary) written and oral report with WASH Engineer for line manager.
  • Report any damage to the project/project facility caused by natural or human-made calamity and properly record WASH -related field implementation progress.
  • Archiving project technical documents systematically to facilitate organizational level learning, memory and reporting.
  • Consolidate technical reports of Action Against Hunger project teams and of partners.

Objective 4: Security


  • Adhere to the Mission Reporting system and submit the reports requested on-time.
  • Respect the Security rules of Action Against Hunger and coordinate with the Security Officer / Deputy-Head of Project for any security issues relating to work.
  • Report any security or other incidents in the field that may interrupt project activities directly to Base Security Officer / Deputy Head of Project.

Objective 5: Coordination:


  • Work with other team members of Action Against Hunger (WASH, FSL, DRR) working in the same communities, to ensure the integration and complementarity of the different sector of the intervention.
  • Ensure the inclusion of protection and gender, child protection, disaster risk reduction, environment and other crosscutting issues to the design, implementation and development of WASH and FSL activities, and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, elderly, and persons with disabilities.
  • To perform any other work related activities as agreed with line management.
Do you meet the profile required criteria?
Training and Education:University graduate of the following relevant disciplines: Civil Engineering, Public Health, Community Development, Social science or any related course. Ideally with relevant experience in emergency and humanitarian programs 
 WASH  Mobilization of the community conflict related issues in WASH activities.Knowledge on project documentation, monitoring and reporting.Familiarity with WASH standard in the development and humanitarian context.Ability to present concepts of WASH with other cross cutting themes like gender, protection and nutrition.Familiarity with the local culture, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters.Assist the WASH Engineer on the repair and construction of WASH facilities. 
Previous experience (years):At least two (2) years’ relevant experience and understanding of community mobilization in relation WASH emergency response
Humanitarian sector knowledge: Has experience working in an emergency response (conflict setting desirable). Knowledge and adherence to PSEA and other humanitarian standards
Organization knowledge:Preferably with previous Action Against Hunger experience and health sector institutions
Languages:Excellent English and Filipino language. Proficient in the local dialect (Bisaya, Maranao, Maguindanao) is an advantage.
IT systems: Good knowledge of Microsoft Office package
Mobility (national/ international)N/A 
Commitment to Gender Equality Valuable prior experience in issues related to the promotion of gender equality or personal commitment to gender equality. 
Our remuneration package:
  • Compensation based on Action Against Hunger salary grid and candidate’s previous experience
  • Benefits: Health insurance, accident and life insurance, leave entitlements, government-mandated benefits
  • Project-based employment

Action against Hunger is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work such as but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and/or financial misconduct; We expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through endorsing our code of conduct and other related policies and only those who share our values and code of conduct will be recruited to work for us.

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