Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Officer
Duty Station [Hodeida]
Who are we?
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
DRC has been operating in the Middle East (ME) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman.
DRC Yemen’s response
Throughout its nine field offices and a workforce of 450 staff, DRC upholds its main programmatic objectives to provide immediate and life sustaining assistance, to strengthen the protective environment, and to reduce displacement-related risks and vulnerabilities by promoting self-reliance at household and community level.
About the job
This non-managerial position is under the overall guidance WASH Manager.The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer responsiblity is to ensure that water, sanitation, and hygiene activities are implementing effectively, professionally, and in accordance with the culture and practices of the local population. It is a key DRC position, with DRC expecting that the post holder with be qualified and possess WASH and civil engineering skills, knowledge, and attitude to be immediately effective in the field. These include the active involvement and the full participation by all authorities and community leaders/members, paying special attention to women and girls.
Geographic scope: The duty station of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Officer
will be based in Hodeida, with frequent travel to field/targeted locations.
Employment category: Non-Management
Reporting to:. WASH Manager
Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvide technical and professional support to the WASH field team and Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) on water, sanitation, and hygiene matters. Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH project design, implementation, management, monitoring, and evaluation at district and governorate levels. Coordinate with WASH Manager and other officers/assistants for technical advice, integration of the other sectors’ components with other project thematic interventions during planning, designing and implementation. Participate in KAP, baseline/technical assessments of community WASH infrastructure, including community water points, water network projects, solar water pump systems, sewage systems and HHs latrines. Develop/review BoQs and drawings for the WASH rehabilitation activities and provide them in accurate and correct specifications. Analysis of the WASH needs as per the DRC and cluster criteria/standards. Support to form/reactivate and capacitate the CWMCs. Support to organize the various community-level sanitation and hygiene campaigns as well as manage all WASH supplies and the IEC materials for distribution. Support to design and conduct the district, school and health clinics level water, sanitation and hygiene-related events. Support to organize WASH-related training, orientation, workshop at the district level. Maintain links with relevant institutions such as Cleaning Fund and GARWSP to ensure good quality intervention related to Cholera response, in coordination with the Project Coordinator. Coordinate and organize the process of review and joint monitoring of the WASH project with government counterparts and relevant stakeholders for review and monitoring of WASH project to ensure achievement of objectives and attainment of high-quality interventions. Recommend corrective actions when necessary to meet the objectives Conduct regular visits to project sites to provide technical guidance/support and identify issues that need timely action and support at different levels. Actively monitor WASH project activities at site level, ensuring the quality of DRC’s program, reporting and flagging concerns to the project Manager. Facilitate the process of capturing, documenting, and disseminating project experiences, achievements, good practices as lessons learnt, case studies, and progress reports related to WASH to concerned stakeholders. Work as a WASH team member and maintain smooth coordination and communication with other project’s staff members. Contributing to the preparation of internal and external reports including regular reports, expenditure reports and projection plans. Support WASH team on preparation of weekly work plan including vehicle movement plan for the WASH team in coordination with SC and safety department to ensure the safety of the staff and share with line manager. Preparation and compile all weekly, monthly activities progress reports and field visit reports and sharing with the line manager promptly. Ensure the integration of gender, protection, social inclusion, environment, and other cross-cutting issues to the design, implementation, and development of WASH construction activities and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, the elderly, and disabled. Accomplish the other necessary activities related to the office and project and tasks assigned by the Supervisor.
To be successful in this role you must have:
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)Bachelor’s degree in civil Engineering. At least 3- year of experience in the design and implementation of WASH interventions. Previous works in INGOs is preferably. Solid skills in AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player. Understanding of gender, protection and human rights. Strong networking, interpersonal and presentation skills. Self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of guidance. Preferably a resident of the target governorate..
Experience and technical competencies:
Competencies:Flexibility in carrying out tasks. Good listener with clear communications. Adheres to the DRC’s values and ethical standards. Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the DRC Yemen Program. Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. Willingness to travel very frequently to field sites and percent of the time. Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and partners to facilitate the provision of support. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Well communication skills (written and oral): sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, respectful and helpful relations with donors and project staff. Excellent report writing skills in English and Arabic
Moreover we also expect the following:
Education: (certificates, licenses etc.)Bachelor’s degree in civil Engineering.
Languages: (indicate fluency level)Excellent English language (written and spoken) Fluency in Arabic language (written and spoken)
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
DRC will offer the successful applicant a 4th months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work As soon as possible and be willing and able to work in Hodeida.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
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All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on the 24th of August, 2022. The Selection will be on a rolling basis and a candidate maybe identified even before the closing date.
Females are encouraged to apply.