PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Provide overall Wather, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) leadership for the national office. Leads National Office (NO) Sector approach development, ensuring alignment with regional and global Technical Sector strategies, to include advocacy and M&E and integration with other sectors and functional areas. Provides guidance to field staff for quality Technical Sector programming implementation. Determines NO WASH Sector capacity gaps and develop capacity building plan with regional assistance. Seeks opportunities for WASH Sector implementation research, and communicates learnings from programming. Maps donors, understands their technical expectations, pre-positions the NO for grants bids and leads the design and development of proposals. Strong and regular external engagement with Technical Sector stakeholders in the country. Maintains situation awareness of potential emergencies and ensures readiness for sector response.
Strategy, Design and Planning:
Develop WASH technical programme design and planning.
Design and plan national WASH strategy.
Accountable for the development of detailed implementation plans.
Accountable for budgeting of sectoral initiatives.
Technical Guidance, Supervision & Quality Assurance:
Advise on implementation of approved WASH project models.
Accountable to assess and track quality of implementation and alignment to standards, government policies and TP/DIP plans.
Conduct activities to assess quality in the field, solicit community and stakeholder feedback.
Research, Evidence and Reporting:
Oversee design, planning and implementation of DME activities.
Ensure data gathered is used for decision making and programme improvements.
Resource Acquisition and Accountability:
Raise local resources for WASH.
Develop proposals for WASH grants.
Track accountability to WASH specific grants.
Advocacy, External Engagement and Partnering:
Networking with national WASH stakeholders.
Representing NO at sector-related forums.
Attending regional, national and local meetings as appropriate.
Capacity Building and Staff Development:
Training staff and partners.
Mentoring and coaching for staff development.
Safeguarding and F&D Integration:
Ensuring alignment to safeguarding of program activities.
Support F&D integration.
Ensure safeguarding training and orientation for all sector partners including community level.
Participate in the global WASH community of practice and major WASH networks in the country.
Ensure multi-sectoral integration.
Participating and supporting WV non-sector activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Masters’ degree in Public Health, Social Science, Water Resource Management, or equivalent experience.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience of progressive leadership in WASH programmes across various contexts and countries.
Training and documented experience in developing and nurturing partnerships.
Monitoring and evaluation.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Training or certification in integrated water resources management, behaviour change, market-based solutions, and other WASH areas (documented experience alternately accepted).
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.