Desired start date: ASAP Duration of the mission: 6 months – possible extension Base: Syria – NES (primarily based in Amuda with frequent trips to project locations)Apply Now
ABOUT THE MISSIONType and content of program: SI has been working in Syria since 2012 and currently has strong coverage for WASH, FSL and NFI programs across North West (NWS) and North East Syria (NES). The NES programs provide an integrated assistance in the WASH, NFI, Shelter and Livelihoods sectors to displaced populations and host communities affected by the conflict. NWS programs are remotely managed and provide WASH and NFI/Winterization support to affected populations. Since 2016, SI has been partnering with a local health partner to develop and strengthen a WASH-and-Health integrated approach, and is currently developing the streamlining of Protection within its existing programs. The Syria mission counts about 340 national staff, more than 60 expatriates, and has a 25 million USD budget forecasted for 2020. Acquired funding, financial visibility, searched complementary fundings:The mission has secured several funding from CDC, UNICEF, ECHO, OFDA and an ambitious consortium of 2 years with OFDA will ensure a good financial visibility for the mission until 2020. New funding opportunities will be looked for according to the needs identified.
ABOUT THE JOB
- General objectives
- The WaSH Specialist, as technical Advisor of the project, contributes to the implementation and adaptation of the LEARN sector strategy and the wider LEARN strategy, including facilitating integration of WaSH with other LEARN sectors.
- He/she specifically supports the quality and suitability of technical approaches implemented by LEARN partners, including a focus on WASH in health, and ensures the humanitarian justification and appropriateness for the needs of the local population.
- As a WASH Specialist, he/she has a focus on compliance, quality and suitability of technical approaches implemented by LEARN partners in WASH, through harmonized strategies, approaches, tools and Coordination.
- He/she leads on WASH coordination within the LEARN governance structure.
- Specific stakes and challenges
- Deployment of a multi-partner, multi-million dollar project in a complex area of intervention
- Coordinates and supports consortium partners, both technically and also in communication, harmonisation and integration to achieve the aims of the project, taking into consideration partner’s experience and sector approaches in its areas of intervention
- Develop a positive work relationship internally to the consortium, as well as externally towards WaSH actors present in the area
- The position requires a high mobility inside and outside the intervention area
- Priorities for the 2/3 first months
- Push for year 2 implementation, which is currently accelerating, including timely and quality donor submissions.
- Increased focus on monitoring, compliance, quality and learning lessons, with the implementation of program lessons learnt and decision trackers, MEAL checklists and other tools.
Main activities:Strategic orientation
- Propose and develop, under the lead of SI WaSH Coordinator, a sector-based strategy in accordance with SI’s policies and priorities for the project.
- Frame assessments technical tools and methodologies to be carried out for the project
- Ensure that resources available at SI, mission and LEARN levels are used correctly in the management of the WaSH project cycle.
- Welcome and brief expatriates working on LEARN WaSH activities
- Consolidation of LEARN WaSH activity reports and supervise the preparation annexes linked to WaSH activities for reports and/or financial donors
ORG CHART POSITION (reporting and functional relationships):
- Line manager: LEARN Deputy Chief of Party
- Line report(s) on base: WaSH national Counterpart
- Functional manager: HQ WaSH Advisor
- Advanced diploma in related technical field
- Strong experience in WaSH Project Management and Coordination (at least 2 years of the latter).
- At least 5 years of professional experience within a humanitarian and/or development organization.
- Familiarity with WASH technical guidelines of institutional donors, Humanitarian Standards and Global WASH Cluster guidelines.
- Experience in supporting Emergency response.
- Background of WASH in health.
- Experience in a consortium setting would be an asset.
- Capacity Building and training expertise.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- Excellent communication and representation skills.
- Excellent abilities to coordinate with people of different sectors/departments.
- Full English proficiency;
- Knowledge of Arabic would be appreciated.