​​​​​​​WASH Engineer Officer

The Job

WASH Engineer Officer – Based in Taiz

ROLE PURPOSE:

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 WASH Engineer Officer will provide support and engineering expertise for the successful and timely completion of works related to rehabilitation, construction and reparation of WATSAN facilities in selected sites within the project areas. The WASH engineer officer will ensure implementation and successful completion of a WASH related construction/rehabilitation project or components in the field office and the surrounding geographic coverage’s managed through this office. He/she will be overseeing implementation of the hardware (water and sanitation) component parts of WASH with special focus on sanitation components in health facilities and managing and implementing the software (hygiene promotion) component parts of WASH.
The WASH engineer officer will be working within the frame work of Save the Children’s programming principles and approaches drawn on relevant best practices and lessons learned, work towards enabling children to attain their rights, while compliant with donor regulations. As part of Save the Children’s dual mandate, the WASH engineer officer will participate in emergency preparedness activities and be ready to respond in the event of an emergency, as required. 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Planning and Implementation

  • With supports from  WASH programme officer, develop, implement and monitor monthly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning of activities, budgets and procurement.
  • Ensure that all planned activities are implemented on time, to quality measures and within budget as per the monthly plan. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the WASH programme officer and addressed in an appropriate and timely way.
  • Technically lead program activities especially training and ensure that they are being implemented within SC’s and international quality standards.
  • Coordinate across different program activities to ensure that they are synchronized in a logical order.
  • Lead the preparation of all procurement and administrative documents required for program implementation.
  • Assist technically the WASH programme towards adapting hygiene promotion training manuals to specific local context both at community and school levels; including identification of key hygiene promotion activities as per the context.
  • Coordinate rehabilitation works in health facilities, schools and communities including design and supervision of work contracts ensuring that they are completed in time and within budget.
  • Technically support the engineers to supervise contractors to ensure work is completed as per the specification and safety standards, is within budget and is signed off by the appropriate authority in timely manner.

Staff supervision and mentorship

  • Supervise and mentor direct reports ensuring that they are empowered to achieve their performance objectives and program results
  • Conduct performance reviews of direct reports and support them to set performance objectives
  • Build capacity of direct reports in technical and administrative areas
  • Identify any staffing issues (day-to-day management and/or technical issues) and coordinate closely with the WASH programme officer to resolve them.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure that all program data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the WASH PM.
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports.
  • Lead on and complete bi-weekly sitrep reports and data to feed into the monthly MEAL reports (IPTT).
  • Participate in team reviews of results and program progress.

Collaboration and Representation

  • Represent Save the Children and the program with government and non governmental agencies to explain the program, secure their support and follow up with them on progress.
  • Actively participate and play a leadership role in the office Coordination Team bringing key issues, proposing solutions and collaborating with other teams to build synergies and efficiencies.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Actively participate in the Country Office’s emergency preparedness and planning processes as requested.
  • In case of emergency, be prepared to contribute to the delivery of an appropriate and timely response.

General:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience in WASH sector at managerial position 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 includes water trucking for IDPs, rehabilitation of water systems/points, WATSAN facilities at community/institutional level, WASH NFI distribution, Water quality issues etc. 
  • Experience of and commitment to working 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.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven leadership and management skills including planning and budget tracking capacities.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff to achieve results.
  • Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours.
  • Strong English as well as strong Arabic skills, written and spoken.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email). AutoCAD knowledge is an advantage.
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches.
How to Apply

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 WASH Engineer 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:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/24s4kvv0720wqn4/AAAv8rt2bJ8M_M8qRo0ebRSPa?dl=0

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Taiz
  • Posted on: 9 March 2019
  • Deadline: 23 March 2019

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