Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

WASH and Infrastructures Technical Coordinator

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Job Description

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.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.

ACTED Yemen

ACTED has been present in Yemen since 2012 with a Coordination office in Sanaa, and 4 area offices in Ibb, Sa’ada, Aden and Al Hudaydah. The INGO intervenes in ten governorates of the country (Al Dhale’e, Al Hudaydah, Al Jawf, Ibb, Raymah, Sa’ada, Taizz, Hajja, Dhamar, Lahj), riddled by conflict since 2015. The charity provides emergency response, as well as deliver rehabilitation and Development Projects with WASH, shelter, food security and Agriculture-programming" id="link" class="link">Agriculture Programming, camp coordination and Camp Management, economic recovery and market systems, cash and voucher programming.

After the start of the conflict, ACTED shifted strongly towards emergency programming, while remaining committed to longer-term livelihood and development strategies. The teams pursue programming in response to emergencies while building disaster resilience, co-constructing effective governance, and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth. Using a multi-sector approach, ACTED aims to comprehensively meet the needs of the most vulnerable displaced and host communities.

You will be in charge of

1.External Positioning

External Relations

  • Act as key ACTED representative on WASH & Infrastructure
  • Ensure external representation of ACTED in the sector, vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners
  • Participate in and report (internally) on technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions
  • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners, i.e. NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working on WASH & Infrastructure
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others.
Project Development

  • Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the WASH & Infrastructure sector in Yemen;
  • Analyse the activities in the WASH & Infrastructure sector and relevant stakeholders
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review, and through the Design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with AMEU
  • Lead WASH & Infrastructure project conceptualization workshops
  • Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the WASH & Infrastructure sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches
2.Internal WASH & Infrastructure Technical Support and Coordination

Coordination

  • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent WASH & Infrastructure strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention in Yemen
  • Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different WASH & Infrastructure projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning
  • Brief Project Managers about main WASH & Infrastructure issues, and updating them on a regular basis.
  • Organize internal WASH & Infrastructure meetings on a monthly basis.
Technical Leadership

  • Define WASH & Infrastructure project implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization)
  • Lead the development of all technical tools related to WASH & Infrastructure projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports…);
  • Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the WASH & Infrastructure sector based on known contexts and needs
  • Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other WASH & Infrastructure staff to implement the ACTED WASH & Infrastructure projects to a high quality standard;
  • Liaise with WASH & Infrastructure technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed
  • Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences.
Staff Capacity Building

  • Participate in the recruitment and training of WASH & Infrastructure sector staff members
  • In coordination with Project Managers identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs
  • Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and WASH & Infrastructure best practices
  • Develop training material for different trainings to share within the WASH & Infrastructure project teams
  • Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers) on WASH & Infrastructure

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Degree in relevant field of expertise (WASH & Infrastructure)
  • At least 5 years of experience in project implementation on the field, preferably in an international context;
  • Being a strong team player;
  • Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
  • Fluent English skills required;
  • Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience is an asset.

Conditions

  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances
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