WASH COORDINATOR AT SAVE THE CHILDREN | MYLELO JOBS

Job Type: Full-time
Reports to: WASH Adviser;
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Budget responsibility: No
 
Role Purpose
 
    The position of WASH Coordinator under the SDI
project will support the implementation of activities as it relates to Water,
Sanitation and Hygiene in the context the 7 point plan and overall
achievement of output 1.1 and 1.2 of this project require to address
diarrhoea prevention and management.
    In the regard, the availability of adequate and
safe drinking water is crucial to the reduction of water borne diseases,
such as diarrhoea.
    During the assessment of Shomolu, the target LGA,
it was observed that the vast majority of the communities have no or poor
access to safe drinking water.
    Activities planned to achieve output 1.2 are
primarily focused on contributing to the elimination of open defecation in
Shomolu LGA.
    By the end of this programme, the WASH Adviser will
be responsible for all effort design under the SDI programme to
substantially reduce open defecation across the target LGA.
    The preferred candidate will support effort at
strengthening the capacity of specific community structures, government
institutions in coordination with other peer organizations to ensure the
sustenance of the SDI intervention.
 
Key Areas of Accountability
WASH Programming:
 
    Under the direct supervision of the WASH Adviser,
support:
    Effective and timely implementation of all
interventions outlined under output 1.1, 1.2 and any other related and
cross cutting programme activities related to WASH on the SDI project.
    Make technical input into the planning and design
of project specific operational researches, including baseline and end line
evaluation related WASH on the SDI signature project
    Work closely with State/LGA authorities to ensure
all WASH interventions deployed in the communities, facilities and schools
alignment with the 7 point plan aimed at the prevention and management of
diarrhoea.
    Work together with other staff/ to ensure that key
trainings meets the standard required to facilitate provide knowledge and
reinforcement of desired behaviour and practices as it relates to open
defecation free (ODF) regime.
    Be able to systemically review DIP/budget and other
key implementation tools with the hope of initiating innovative approaches
that will open new frontiers for learning on the 7 point plan.
 
Technical and Advisory Support:
 
    Provide technical support and timely feedback to
State and LGA teams on WASH strategies outlined in the signature project.
    Support M and E of WASH activities in coordination
with relevant stakeholders.
    Build capacity of field staff, partners and government
personnel WASH interventions and practice.
    Identify other opportunities in an ongoing manner
that will add value to the overarching strategy of the signature project.
    Track and prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and
annual progress reports of activities relates to WASH KPIs/indicators;
including documentation of key lessons learnt and successes stories.
    Lead and contribute to the development of
publications for peer-reviewed journals.
 
Planning, Documentation and Budgeting:
 
    Develop activity plans and budgets for technical
support activities related to WASH.
    Participate in the preparation of overall work plan
and budget for WASH activities programme in Lagos State
    Collaborate with relevant ministries and other
relevant partners at the state, local government and community levels to
ensure integration and high level implementation of all WASH activities on
the signature project.
    Participate in developing different levels of
progress report and supporting PQA on WASH interventions.
 
Representation and relationships:
 
    Actively participate in State/LGA level technical
working groups on WASH relevant to policy forums.
    Actively contribute to national policies/strategies
on WASH.
    Support advocacy colleagues with technical
messaging on WASH, external reports and publications.
    Work closely with other thematic teams in Nigeria
Country office and the Lagos State offices in support of SDI signature
project.
 
Programme Management:
 
    Ensure the maintenance of healthy partnerships with
relevant government counterparts and other partners at Federal, State,
Local government level in the community in the management of WASH related
interventions.
    Other – Other ad hoc tasks as requested by Line
Manager.
 
Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
 
    Holds self-accountable for making decisions,
managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the
Children values
    Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver
on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best
way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve
performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not
achieved
 
Ambition:
 
    Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves
(and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development
and encourages others to do the same
    Widely shares their personal vision for Save the
Children, engages and motivates others
    Future orientated, thinks strategically
 
Collaboration:
 
    Builds and maintains effective relationships, with
their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
    Values diversity, sees it as a source of
competitive strength
    Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
 
Creativity:
 
    Develops and encourages new and innovative
solutions
    Willing to take disciplined risks
 
Integrity:
 
    Honest, encourages openness and transparency;
demonstrates highest levels of integrity
 
Skills, Experience and Education
 
    A development worker with postgraduate
qualification in Public Health with specialisation in Environment or Health
Education.
    Other related post graduate qualifications in
social sciences and related to water and sanitations with at least 5 years
progressive experience in WASH programming will be consider.
 
Essential:
 
    Basic training in WASH programming
    At least 3 years programming  experience with I/NGO
in Nigeria
    Very good understanding of national WASH policies
and strategies, programmes and stakeholders in Nigeria
    Demonstrable management experience and very good
understanding of child survival issues, school health and common childhood
illnesses in Nigeria
    Very good understanding of safe water and hygiene
practice in Nigeria will be added advantage.
 
Desirable:
 
    Experience in community based interventions in
Nigeria
    Master trainer and good facilitator.
    Analytical and research skills, experience in
conducting health systems research, ability to analyse data using SPSS/
EPInfo/ STATA etc
 
Additional Qualifications:
 
    Work experience in health/public health and or in a
health/public health organisation, including as a trainer.
    Experience with providing institutional support and
technical assistance to development partners, government/community
institutions.
 
Additional skills:
 
    Ability to work effectively both independently
(with minimal supervision) and as a member of a team
    Commitment to gender equity, child rights,
community empowerment, and grassroots development approaches
    Effective planning and organising skills
    Effective interpersonal skills – oral and written
communication skills
 
Application Closing Date
24th November, 2017.
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click
here to apply online
 
Note
 
    Due to the urgency of this position, applications
will be assessed as received and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.
    SCI reserves the right to close the vacancy before
the end of the closing date.
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