PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To lead and manage the Water for Women WASH project in Western Province, and manage the project team in implementing the WASH project in Middle Fly, South Fly, and Daru Urban.
To engage local stakeholders in the development of district WASH plans, strategies and relevant guidelines.
To develop project team capacity in WASH implementation, and communicate impact of WV’s work in different programming settings.
To support accountability to communities, management and donors and monitors that program goals are achieved according to donor and WV partnership defined standards reflecting WV’s core values, mission and strategic directions.
To represent the project and WV PNG to external donors, WV support offices and other stakeholders in the sectors (e.g. NGO’s, UN agencies, institutions).
Assure strict budget management and adherence to activity timelines to ensure proper accountability to donors and effective project implementation.
Oversee budget preparation and on-going budget management.
Maintain financial procedures and recording mechanisms.
Negotiate contracts, and agreements for contracts and vendors.
Submit monitoring reports of project activities on a regular basis, including Field Visit Reports.
Facilitate in data collection needed for Indicator Tracking Table and project evaluation activities.
Manage all staff attached to project including appraisals, work allocation, discipline and recruitment.
Follow all World Vision and DFAT procurement requirements for construction materials and procure materials in time before actual construction.
Follow all DFAT policies concerning the Water for Women Fund, in particular the Child Protection and Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policies.
Stakeholder Engagement, Knowledge and Learning:
Work closely with partners CARE and CBM on the share common outputs and knowledge and learnings from the project.
Liaise with DFAT, GHD and support offices to ensure lessons learnt are disseminated and project is able to benefit from other Water For Women grantees.
Liaise with other CSOs, UN agencies and national and sub-national government, to share knowledge on implementation and to coordinate activities. Help advocate for improved access to WASH for PNG communities.
Liaise with District WASH Committees and local Governmental authorities to ensure compliance with national policies and regional planning objectives.
Coordinate activities with the appropriate local government officials. Keep local government officials informed of the status of activities.
Regularly inform community members about the status of project activities. Input and concerns should be received from the community members.
WASH Project Implementation:
To develop and facilitate in the implementation of project activities, to achieving the outputs set under the following outcomes.
Improved WASH capacity and systems at District (subnational) level, with focus on gender, social inclusion, and water security.
Increased provision and uptake of sustainable WASH services, especially targeting girls, women, and people with disabilities, in marginalized rural and urban communities.
Improved gender equality and social inclusion in communities, schools and health centres in Western Province through empowered participation and decision making.
New evidence and learnings on sustainable and inclusive WASH generated by the project is rolled out in other areas.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Undergraduate/Bachelor degree or Post Graduate Diploma in following specialisations - Civil, Community Development, Environmental, Agricultural Science, International Development, Public/Environmental Health or equivalent with previous work in WASH.
3-5 years experience in in WASH. Establishing hygiene and sanitation approaches and the design and construction of water systems.
3-5 years experience in community development.
3-5 years experience in technical civil and water engineering designs and construction.
Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Willingness and physical fitness to spend significant time in the field.
Data collection and analysis.
Basic computer skills in MS Word and Excel.
Good interpersonal skills, a team player.
Honesty and dedication to job; ability to complete task with minimum supervision.
Good communication skills in English.
Working experience with NGO, INGO is an advantage.
Willingness to learn.
At least 3 years work experience in WASH / community development.
This role is based in Daru, Western Province.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.