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Technical WASH Coordinator

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The position holder ensures development and implementation of the WV Lebanon National WASH Program strategy and Technical Programme in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. The Technical WASH Coordinator is responsible of: (1) following-up with all area offices and Project managers to ensure alignment of projects and activities with the technical program and evidenced models, (2) empowering and building capacities of the field staff and (3) representing WVL in all National working groups and with relevant Ministries.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

25%

Strategy & Program Development

  1. Meet donors to preposition for new program ideas and models based on evidence.

  2. Develop the technical/sectoral components of new proposals, in consultation with RAM, MEAL and Operations teams.

  3. Provide input into budget of technical components within new proposals.

  4. Lead in Design with RAM team and Operations for potential new proposals in WASH based on emerging new needs.

  5. Participate in revision of WV Lebanon strategy and priorities based on emerging needs and donor interests.

  6. Lead development of Technical Approaches and Technical Programs in alignment with strategy.

  1. WV Lebanon current and prospective donors are aware of WV priorities, approaches and the evidence behind them.

  2. New proposals submitted in alignment with sector standards and evidenced approaches.

  3. Proposal budgets account for needed technical costs.

  4. All new grants developed in alignment with WASH TP.

  5. WV Lebanon strategy informed by up to date and recent sector needs and priorities

  6. Technical Approaches and Programs are in place and updated as per strategy revision terms.

30%

Support Implementation, monitoring and reporting

  1. Provide technical supervision to field WASH staff including coaching, sharing resources and materials, revision of reports, analyzing lessons, etc.

  2. Conduct field spot checks on bi-monthly basis to monitor progress of projects and discuss challenges with field teams.

  3. Co-lead with MEAL team the development of Evidence Building Plans (EBPs) for Technical Programs and for new projects.

  4. Develop sector measurement tools in collaboration with MEAL team. Specifically, set sectoral/technical tool questions based on accredited global tools.

  5. Intervene, when necessary, at procurement level, to facilitate/find solutions to material purchase difficulties or delays that are affecting the program quality implementation.

  6. Review grant progress reports and M&E reports specifically program findings and recommendations.

  7. Develop annual TP reports that document progress against objectives of the TP and hence strategic objective.

  1. Strengthened capacity of field WASH project staff

  2. Programmatic lessons learned are captured and recommendations provided to project teams

  3. EBP’s are in place for TP and each project

  4. Sectoral/technical tools are in place and used across aligned projects

  5. Technical procurement standards are met

  6. WVL projects are informed by tangible and quality technical recommendations

  7. Progress against strategy objectives is captured

15%

Staff Management & Capacity Building

  1. Revise WAH related JDs when needed and participate in the recruitment of relevant project and technical staff.

  2. Develop and revise WASH capacity building plans and share with P&C.

  3. Orient and train WV Lebanon relevant staff (including direct reports) on WASH Technical Programs, standards, tools, models, etc.

  1. Needed WASH capacity is in place.

  2. Relevant WVL staff have needed skills to implement quality WASH programs

  3. Relevant WVL staff have needed skills to implement quality WASH programs

25%

Networking & External Engagement

  1. Engage in networking and coordination with external WASH Stakeholders and partners (Energy and Water working group, Ministry of Energy and Water, Ministry of Environment, UNICEF, MEHE, local municipalities, INGOs, National NGOs, etc.)

  2. Participate in National workshops, training and internal WVL meetings, workshops, etc.

  3. Coordinate with regional office and other relevant internal stakeholders at WV, whether at the Regional or Global level as necessary.

  1. Established relationships and well maintained with all key WASH stakeholders.

  2. WVL is always up to date on sector developments in the country; relevant MoUs signed with specific Ministries if needed for facilitation of work and TP implementation.

  3. WVL WASH programs remain aligned to global models and trends

10%

Learning and Research

  1. Participate in all WASH projects’ lessons learned events.

  2. Participate in design and roll out of new research proposals and initiatives of WVL.

  3. Conduct regular situational analysis of the sector and feed recommendations back to WVL for decision making on future priorities.

  1. Technical programmatic recommendations are captured and reflected in future program revisions

  2. Evidence of approaches is established

  3. WVL is always up to date on sector developments in the country.

100%

TOTAL

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelors degree in any area related to Energy and Water Management, Water and Hydraulics, Civil Engineering, etc.

  • Strong understanding of concepts and practice in Energy, Water quality, Sanitation, Environment, Waste management, etc.

  • Creative and able to come up with, embrace and coordinate innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills;

  • Good analytical and writing skills;

  • Good interpersonal skills, influencing skills and cross-cultural sensitivity;

  • Effective in written and oral communication in English;

  • Able to work on multifunctional tasks in the pressure of time and organizational changes;

  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Three to five years of technical expertise in the areas of WASH, Sanitation, etc.

  • Experience in capacity building processes, tools and methodologies

  • Two years or more NGO experience in the humanitarian and development fields respectively

  • Experience in needs assessment and project design

  • Proven experience in WASH in Emergency settings

  • Valid driving license (in Lebanon) for more than 2 years is required.

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English

  • Masters Degree in the above mentioned areas preferred

  • Experience participating in program implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.

  • The position requires 75% of the time to be office based.

  • The position requires 25% of travel within the country.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally