Context of the position
This recruitment is taking place in the framework of SCP3 program. The main activities carried out under SCP3 program are the following:
- At community level (9 communities outside Honiara): Water facilities and Water Social Management,Sanitation,Hygiene Promotion (strong focus on handwashing and water management at home), Environmental Health (integrated and implemented simultaneously with the 3 others components).
- At school level (4 schools in Honiara): Water facilities, Sanitatio, Hygiene promotio,Environmental Health (integrated and implemented simultaneously with the 3 others components).
- Community-based DRR process in the new communities
- Refreshing DRR capacities in former TBR communities and schools
These projects also aim at:
- Strengthening the capacities of the SIRCS staff on WASH activities (especially representation with other WASH partners).
- Strengthening the capacities of ministries and local authorities’ staff, encouraging them to get involved in projects’ activities, especially those related to water facilities, and taking into account their comments and consent for the following steps of the project.
- To ensure the implementation and monitoring of Supporting Community Planning 3 program in the Solomon Islands, in accordance with the projects’ terms of reference (project proposal, partnership agreements, activities, budget, timetable, donors’ rules and procedures)
- To lead the partnership with the SIRCS, the operational partner in the country, as well as with other RC Movement’s partners (especially the IFRC and the Australian Red Cross) and external partners (RWASH, NDMO, MEHRD, national and local authorities, local NGOs, etc.)
- To ensure the project’s technical capitalization and facilitate the technical coordination between WASH and DRR sectors.
- Works under the direct responsibility of the Head of Delegation in the Solomon Islands
- He/she is responsible of a team of 2 staff based in Honiara and volunteers for hygiene promotion.
- Works closely with the SIRCS (mainly the Branch Manager and the DM Manager);
- Works under the technical supervision of the FRC Regional WatSan Referent and of the FRC Regional DRR Referent, both based in Asia;
- Works in coordination with the Admin/Fin and Logistics Coordinator for the accounting and financial reporting and the procurement process monitoring.
Profile of the candidate
- 2 to 5 years of relevant international experience, if possible within the Red Cross Movement
- Significant experience of project management and organizational development
- Relevant experience in implementing community-based projects
- Experience in logistics
- Experience in budget and accounting monitoring (basic)
- Knowledge and/or experience of working with the project donors (USAID) is strongly appreciated
- Experience in managing teams
- Ability to live in and adapt to an isolated insular environment (difficulties to travel on the field, work in small communities, deteriorated sanitation infrastructures, irregular supplies)
- Experience in mobile data collection (ODK) is an asset
Relevant educational background in engineering, WASH profile with strong knowledge of DRR.
Location : Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS
To be filled: November 2016
Deadline for application: 30 August 2016
Status: expatriate position
- Passport valid for more than 6 months at the moment of departure
- Up-to-date vaccination card / fitness for travel
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