Position: WASH Officer
Report to: Project Manager – REACH Project
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The WASH Officer –REACH Project coordinates and supervises all the activities which require specific civil engineering knowledge (in particular water and sanitation engineering) and also act as line Manager for Hygiene and Sanitation Assistants
Assess needs for WASH interventions (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene facilities) at community level including Public schools and Health facilities
Prepare or revise bill of quantities and construction plans related to the construction works and also participate in design of infrastructure and procurement processes.
Supervise the execution of the WASH works directly and provide technical guidance and expertise to the Hygiene Promotion Team.
Line Manage Hygiene and Sanitation Assistants to ensure participation of beneficiaries in designs, and maintenance of infrastructure is adhered to according to the humanitarian guidelines and standards.
Support fundraising initiatives through proposal development and manage an upto date WASH project level or WVU initiated data base to be used as reference in writing new projects.
Prepare and submit reports to the Project Manager using the appropriate templates as per request and schedule.
Network/partner with district, UN bodies and other stakeholders to ensure standards, regulations and procedures are adhered to in line with the SPHERE standard and donor requirements
Data collection, accurate record keeping and management of information to measure progress and impact of project in line with the guiding humanitarian standards and as required by the WASH Cluster.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualification required: University Degree in Water/Civil Engineering or related qualification.
Experience: At least 3 years of previous experience implementing WASH in emergency
Technical Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP
Knowledge of AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, GPS mapping software is added advantage.
Excellent computer skills (particularly Office package, GIS, Database management, Software for water -networks designing) are mandatory
Motorcycle riding skills are an asset.
Stress-resilient and able to cope with deadlines and complex problems
Skills in community mobilization and Team Management are critical
Possess cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Demonstrated computer literacy (MS Office Suite: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and databases) with hands on experience in tracking recruitment outcomes/metrics.