Ended WASH Cluster Coordinator

The Job

Solidarités International seeks to recruit a:

Sub-national WASH Cluster Coordinator

        Location of position: Roving between Al Mokha, Taiz governorate and Aden, Yemen

I. Presentation of organization

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organization, which has been committed to provide aid in the event of conflicts and natural disasters. SI’s mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter.

SI is present in Yemen since September 2017. The mission currently consists of an emergency and post-emergency program with a WASH-focused approach in the districts of the West coast, in Taiz and Hudaydah governorates.

The position will be roving between Al Mokha and Aden, approximately 50%/50% depending on needs.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks

Goal/purpose:

Under the overall management and supervision of the national WASH Cluster Coordinator Team, the governorate Cluster Coordinator will be responsible to facilitate the coordination of the Governorate cluster in the West Coast and Lahj Governorate. The individual will work impartially, serving the needs of all members of the Cluster.

List of main tasks:

  • Organize and facilitate regular coordination meetings and information sharing, ensure appropriate coordination with all partners at Governorate, districts / sites level as appropriate.
  • Raise alerts of gaps and needs to hub and national cluster
  • Provide regular inputs to hub and national cluster meetings, cluster bulletins, raise key issues required support from the hub and National level with hub / National Coordination team, etc.
  • Conduct mapping of current and potential actors – government, national and international organizations as well as institutions, private sector and ensure appropriate participation in the cluster.
  • focal point for WASH response plans and operations at Governorate level for OCHA and RCT.
  • Support coordination of assessments, identification of need for assessments, multi-cluster initial rapid assessments (MIRA or IST), humanitarian needs overview (HNO), etc.
  • Lead in cholera planning and preparedness at Governorate level – identify supply needs and gaps.
  • Ensure mapping of warehousing ad supply capacities at governorate level and communicate bottlenecks and gaps to national cluster.
  • Promote the use of agreed WASH cluster tools, standards and guidance for surveys and assessments.
  • Ensure effective links with other clusters and OCHA; Health, Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Shelter / CCCM, Protection and Education.
  • Ensure integration of cross-cutting issues (human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilization participatory, people-centered and community-based approaches) by ensuring cross-cutting issues are addressed in planning, implementation and monitoring of WASH emergency interventions
  • Promote gender equality by ensuring that needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed.
  • Monitor implementation of WASH emergency activities; ensure WASH response adhere to national and international best practice.
  • Draw lessons learned from past activities and provide inputs to the national WASH Cluster for revising strategies and action plans accordingly and identify potential capacity gaps to be addressed by the national and sub national WASH cluster coordinators jointly.
  • Developing and facilitate the implementation of contingency planning and preparedness plans for the sub national cluster when required, under the guidance of the national WASH cluster coordinator. 
  • Undertake regular monitoring visits to all governorates covered by the hub, following the WASH cluster monitoring framework (encourage peer monitoring where appropriate).
  • Identify technical / capacity issues and bring them to the attention of the national cluster.
  • Coordinate partner capacity development for WASH emergency program implementation by regularly conducting a capacity gap analysis (supported by the national cluster).
  • Liaise with the national cluster to ensure the capacity for WASH emergency response is enhanced based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity.
  • Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the cluster partners and local authorities on WASH emergency response.
  • Support cluster partners in identification of core advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and communicate those to the National WASH Cluster.
  • Facilitating feedback mechanism, ensuring that response focused on affected population and partners use the AAP in their planning, implementation and monitoring.

Accountability

The post holder is accountable to:

  • WASH Cluster Coordinator who will ensure the post holder has all necessary support and guidance.
  • WASH Cluster participants, who will in turn ensure that they deliver on their agreed minimum commitments (see IASC Reference Module for Cluster Coordination at Country Level).
  • Information management team who will support in line with their terms of reference.
  • Inter-cluster coordination bodies established by the HCT/UNOCHA.
  • Affected populations through agreed mechanisms.
  • Accountability to the Cluster Coordinator, cluster participants, information management team members and inter-cluster coordination bodies will be expressed in regular review meeting.

Competencies

Core competencies:

  • Understands the rationale behind Humanitarian Reform, its main components and recent developments including the Transformative Agenda.
  • Understands, uses and adapts the tools, mechanisms and processes developed as part of Humanitarian Reform
  • Analytical skills, in the frame of ensuring quality WASH programming and contextual analysis.
  • Communicates, works and networks effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus on a well-coordinated response, and demonstrates leadership where required.
  • Thinks and acts strategically and ensures that cluster activities are prioritized and aligned within an agreed strategy
  • Demonstrates commitment to Humanitarian Principles and Principles of Partnership.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the cluster and independence from employing organization.
  • Builds, motivates and leads information management team

Technical competences

  • Understands key technical issues for the cluster sufficiently well enough to be able to: engage with cluster participants; understand their cluster-specific information management needs.
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel and Word is an asset, clearing presenting information and reports in understandable tables, charts, graphs and reports.

Languages

The post holder will have at least CEFR level B1 in the following languages:

  • English
  • Arabic

ORG CHART POSITION (reporting and functional relationships)

Line Manager at base: National WASH Cluster Coordinator

Functional Manager: National WASH Cluster Coordinator

III. Profile required

  • University degree, in a subject area relevant to humanitarian assistance, water and sanitation, water resource management, international development.
  • Extended work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for formal qualifications.
  • Formal training in cluster coordination / humanitarian reform is a key asset.
  • Experience in humanitarian WASH programming with UN and/or NGO, including WASH program management / coordination in emergency response relevant to the cluster is a key asset.
  • Work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience.
How to Apply

Please submit your application (CV, cover letter, photocopies of diplomas, certificates of employment etc.) to Solidarités International by email to: hr.coo@solidarites-yemen.org 

NB: Title of the related position must be written in the email subject/ on the envelop of your CV.

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

Final date for applications: 15th July 2019

  • Employer: Solidarites Int'l
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 3 July 2019
  • Deadline: 15 July 2019

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