Ended Team Leader WASH
Team Leader WASH-AlDhalee
ACTED Organization Summary:
Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 8 million beneficiaries with 400 international staff and 4,300 national staff.
ACTED has been present in Yemen since early 2012 and has been anchored to the governorates of Hodeidah, Raymah, Ibb, Aldhalee, Saadah and Al Jawf.
Through its comprehensive programming ACTED has been covering the full continuum of emergency, rehabilitation and development in Yemen. Emergency activities have focused in the sectors of Agriculture & Food Security (e.g. distribution of crop seeds, and livestock), Economic Recovery and Market Systems (e.g. income-generating activities such as cash for work), and WASH (e.g. rehabilitation of water supply facilities, hygiene promotion). ACTED’s food security activities include distribution of food vouchers, which are a key component of ACTED’s interventions in the country.
ACTED Organization is pleased to announce the below job vacancy with the following details:
Position: Team Leader WASH
Location: Al-Dhalee / Lahj with regular visits to Aden.
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Contract Duration: 6 months, renewable
- Support the development of the project implementation strategy (incl. the transition/phase out strategy), systems, approaches, tools, and materials of [WASH] activities;
- Support the identification and planning of technical skills and requirements to implement the [WASH] activities as per relevant standards;
- Prepare the work plan and time schedules for implementing the [WASH] activities;
- Support the identification and planning of technical skills and requirements to implement the project as per relevant standards.
Project Implementation Follow-up
- Help the DPM controlling the work plan, monitor the implementation status of the [WASH] activities and update the activity progress on a daily basis;
- Coordinate and implement day to day [WASH] activities with stakeholders in field ensuring that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during project(s) implementation;
- Ensure [WASH] activities are on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts;
- Assist the Deputy Project Manager and Project Manager to trouble-shoot any unforeseen challenges during the project implementation;
- Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to the Deputy Project Manager and other team members;
Documenting and Compliance
- Keep record of all [WASH] activity documents, in particular beneficiary list, completion certificates, attendance sheets, etc.;
- Help maintaining a beneficiary master database containing all beneficiary registration and baseline information as well as the [WASH] activities from which the beneficiaries benefitted ensure the data is protected from misuse in line with ACTED’s data protection policy;
- Ensure staff awareness of, and respect of, ACTED’s code of conduct, FLATS procedures and donor requirements.
Beneficiary Engagement and Accountability
- Adhere to ACTED’s Code of Conduct and treat all beneficiaries with respect and without any distinction or discrimination based on nationality, race, ethnicity, tribe, gender, religious beliefs, political opinion or disability;
- Select the beneficiaries benefitting from [WASH] activities;
- Communicate ACTED’s Complaints and Response Mechanism target communities and participate in solving complaints related to the project in coordination with the AMEU.
- Participate in project coordination meetings with the whole project team.
External Coordination and Stakeholder Engagement
- Undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project design and implementation;
- Cultivate good relations with key humanitarian actors – local and international, including government authorities and non-state actors, through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings;
- Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon - rather than replicate - the work of others.
- Ensure that each member of the [WASH] team is aware of security issues, policies, SOPs and they follow them accordingly.
- Participate in the recruitment of [WASH] technical staff (development of organigrams, ToRs, elaborating the tests and reviewing them; interviews etc.);
- Ensure that [WASH] staff understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities;
- Follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities of the [WASH] staff;
- Manage the project staff in cooperation with the Project Manager;
- Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics among [WASH] staff;
- Ensure capacity building among staff in [WASH].
- Contribute to the development of procurement plans;
- Send accurate and precise order forms in a timely manner;
- Ensure a proper management and use of the project assets and stocks;
- Plan [WASH] team movements based on available fleet and applicable policies
- Forecast monthly cash requirements for [WASH] activities and submit to the PM
- Assess the [WASH] activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
- Undertake regular field visits to provide technical guidance and supervision as well as regularly monitor the progress of [WASH] activities;
- Assists with monitoring the [WASH] activities implemented by partners / daily workers / contractors in the field;
- Document lessons learned and best practices and share them with the Project Manager so they can be reflected in project planning and decision making.
- Ensure adherence to donor procedures by project staff;
- Support the Project Manager in the preparation of progress and final reports, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information for [WASH] activities
- Participate in communication activities through the regular collection of pictures and stories related to project activities;
- Participate in new proposal development processes through the provision of expert programmatic advice related to contextual knowledge.
- Offer technical support and inputs to other projects in similar sectors (e.g. BOQ design);
- Any other tasks as assigned by the Line Manager.
- University degree in humanities, social science, business management, engineering, or other relevant.
- Good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow-up
- Prior NGO/INGO experience of 1-year minimum, preferably in a managerial position
- Languages: Arabic and basic English (written and spoken).
- IT skills: Good knowledge of Office software: Excel, Word
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to engage with communities, authorities and other stakeholders.
- Ability to work collaboratively and lead a team to achieve joint objectives, and to plan, prioritize and delegate tasks, and deliver to deadlines.
- Understanding of gender- and protection- mainstreaming, ability to work sensitively with vulnerable people, taking into account gender, age and diversity.
- Strong understanding of the local context, key humanitarian issues and principles.
- Ability to proactively analyze, identify and address challenges, with problem-solving skills.
- Experience working in the field of WASH, Cholera Response, Hygiene Promotion.
- Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to send an application comprising a detailed CV in English to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PLEASE state in the subject line of the e-mail: “ACTED TL WASH”
- PLEASE state in your CV to which base you are willing to work and order of preference as relevant.
- The closing date for applications is on Wednesday, 31 July 2019.
- Due to the urgency of this appointment, interviews would be on a rolling basis and candidates may be identified before the closing date.
Contacting any ACTED staff member other than the contact details listed in regard to this job will result in disqualification