South Sudan: WASH PM – Hygiene Promotion

Reference:

DD/WPM/SS

Country:

South Sudan

Job Title:

WASH Programme Manager – Hygiene Promotion

Contract Grade: B

Contract Length: 6 months with possibility of extension

Date Needed By: ASAP

New Post or Replacement: New

Accompanied / Unaccompanied: Unaccompanied

Exact Job Location: Bentiu, Unity State, South Sudan

Reports To: WASH Coordinator

Responsible For: Unity State Project Staff

Liaises With: WASH Cluster Coordinator, WASH Site Focal point, Area Coordinator, WASH State Focal point, Country Financial controller (CFC), General Systems Manager (GSM), Base manager, Programme Director –Emergency, CCCM, Humanitarian agencies in Unity state, relevant authorities and other stakeholders in South Sudan

Job Purpose:

To lead the change in Hygiene Promotion strategy within the Bentiu PoC, for both Concern and other WASH partners. Key activities include: the design, planning and implementation of this strategy, with the WASH Coordinator, WASH team and other WASH partners, including the formation and management of WASH committees at the block level according to global and organisational standards in coordination with different WASH agencies.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Plan development & design

  • Work collaboratively with different WASH agencies and WASH cluster to design and strategize different approaches involving community ownership and participation.
  • Hold group discussions with community leaders at the block level and with the high committee leadership from time to time.
  • Design interventions for specific target groups, e.g. garbage collectors, latrine cleaners, hygiene promoters, water point attendants, security guards for de-incentivization within the POC.
  • Develop detailed guidelines for community participation in WASH activities
  • Design and develop a Management and maintenance plan of WASH facilities involving the community leadership.
  • Capacity building of the national staff in key activities of community mobilisation and participation.
  • Organise and conduct training modules for the community leaders on administration, financial and technical aspects in coordination with respective agencies.

Implementation

  • Oversee the day to day management of the implementation of all the community based activities;
  • Provide management support to the social mobilisers ensuring that they have up to date job descriptions, clear objectives and identify and facilitate training when required.
  • Ensure that all the necessary resources are in place to deliver the activities (staff & logistic etc.)
  • Implement a programme learning review, documenting lessons learned,

and clear recommendations for future interventions.

  • Manage the recovery/transition phase of the community elements of emergency

WASH programmes focusing on promoting the community’s resilience to future emergencies

Human resource & partnership

  • Recruit, train and supervise Social Mobilisers. This may involve the writing of

job descriptions, work schedules, training plans and appraisals

  • Provide a culture promoting diversity and gender equality

Representation:

  • Represent CWW at cluster forums

  • Influence and support WASH coordination by providing strategic, technical initiatives within the WASH Cluster.

Others

· Liaise with Camp Management on a regular basis.

· Work in close collaboration with other members of the CWW team, sharing information and designing and implementing programme activities.

· Other duties as assigned by the WASH Coordinator

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

Education & Qualifications Required:

Essential

  • Degree/Advanced Degree in Public health or sociology or related area
  • Experience in promotion and formation of WASH committees/Water user groups with community participation
  • Experience in conflict and protracted emergencies
  • Experience in leading teams through one or more emergency, resource-scarce locations.
  • Proven analytical skills, think strategically and propose new approaches/changes
  • Capacity to train others in the analytical and technical tools.
  • Ability to recognize triggers for slow onset emergencies and communicate them to management
  • Commitment to promoting gender equity in all aspects of an organization’s work.
  • Understanding of managing security and risk within an INGO context.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence, and negotiate.
  • Computer literate and sound knowledge of Word and Excel.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in South Sudan, and understanding of the context of where the crisis is located.

  • Experience of working and living in challenging, insecure areas and remote environments.

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:

Team player with significant experience in team building with strong organisational, interpersonal and communications skills. Understanding and sensitivity to cross cultural issues; ability to work and remain calm under pressure; good people development and motivation skills. Flexible and adaptable to changing environments. Diplomatic; a commitment to working through systems of community participation and mobilization. Willingness to travel and live under basic conditions. Needs to have initiative and be able to work with minimal supervision

Applications to be submitted through https://jobs.concern.net. CV’s should be maximum 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

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