Water Quality Officer
Water Quality Officer – Based in Taiz
Save the Children International (SCI) Yemen Country Programme has an annual budget of around USD 70 million and growing, working mainly on the humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict and its impact including more recently on the cholera outbreak. The SCI Yemen has over 700 staff and 1500 volunteers and works in nine governorates in the north and south of the country through seven field offices and two sub-offices in addition to the main office in Sana’a
The Water quality Officer is responsible to ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective water and sanitation projects and ensure the quality of the water for the targeted water sources and the water provided for the beneficiaries, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation with a particular focus on the water sources for the targeted water schemes, in addition to the sanitation and hygiene promotion. Providing technical support to relevant Government agencies in order to develop capacities related to their roles and responsibilities in the Rural WASH Sector.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Take water samples (although routine sampling may be carried out by technicians)
- carry out laboratory testing of samples for chemical or microbiological parameters and, in the case of drinking water, assess the quality of taste and clarity
- Analyze statistical data on water quality samples
- visit sites of concern, such as potential sources of pollution or contamination, and sources of complaints about drinking water quality
- liaise with regulatory authorities
- Investigate reasons for lapses in water quality and suggest changes or solutions to these problems
- Provide advice on avoiding problems, for example, to businesses discharging effluent
- Contribute to projects concerning water quality improvement
- Investigate pollution incidents from a scientific and legal viewpoint
- Arrange for emergency action in response to pollution-causing incidents
- conduct assessments related to water quality and set up field surveys
- Share information, reports with his line management for final revision.
- Deliver results in line with the current proposals and Save the Children’s strategy
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
- Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
- Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with line management
- University degree in Water Engineering, Civil engineering with minimum of 2 years of working experience in WASH sector in a humanitarian or development context.
- Previous experience of emergency WASH project management and program coordination, implementing WASH programs within donor constraints, on time and within budget.
- The emergency WASH might includes water trucking for host communities affected by the cholera outbreak, rehabilitation of water systems/points, WATSAN facilities at community/institutional level, WASH NFI distribution, Water quality issues etc.
- Experience of and commitment to work through systems of community participation and accountability
- Proven ability to work as part of a team
- Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children and their families in the community.
- Strong understanding of water, sanitation and hygiene situation in the community
- Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion
- Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours.
- English as well as strong Arabic skills, written and spoken
- Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email).
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
- Oral and written Language skills in English
- Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts NGO or humanitarian programming experience
We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen.
All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guarding Policy and Reference Checking Process.
Interested candidates should apply via Water Quality Officer Application Form
The deadline for receiving applications is 23/03/2019
Note: please send with your CV, the reference Request form which you could download it form the link bellow: