WASH Technical Advisor
Following the large scale displacements in the past year and to address the severe consequences of COVID-19 in Syria, the Syria Response Office requires an advisor to further develop its WASH strategy and support the Area Offices in the implementation of the programmes.
The WASH Advisor will be expected to lead on sectoral assessments, programme design, concept notes/proposals development as well as overall strategic direction. The post holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity building existing country programme and, possibly, the staff of implementing partners, develop and oversee quality benchmarks and other contextually relevant guidelines. The Advisor will be a part of the Programme Development and Quality Team, working closely with other sectors to promote and further strengthen child-focused integrated response.
WASH is, largely, a new sector of intervention for Save the Children therefore this role will require someone with experience in capacity assessments, networking and information gathering to further develop and build up the portfolio of programmes in line with the Country Strategic Plan. The role will have a strong operational focus and, in addition to technical advice, will be expected to support the Area Offices in the implementation of WASH projects (including with budgets, supply chain, etc.).
A knowledge of Shelter programming (particularly the distribution of shelter kits, materials alongside other non-food items (NFIs) such as hygiene kits) is highly desirable.
The post holder will be expected to travel to the Area Offices around 50% of the time.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
• Education to a degree level in Public Health, Water Engineering, or a related subject, or equivalent field experience
• Prior experience of working in a technical advisor role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state, and managing a WASH team at national level
• Previous experience of WASH project management and programme coordination, implementing WASH programmes within donor constraints, on time and within budget (including experience of implementing WASH in institutions)
• Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
• Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
• Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
• Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in WASH technical skills
• Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
• Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
• Excellent communication skills including the ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports and a high level of written and spoken English
• Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
• Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
• The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
• Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
• Language skills in Arabic
• Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
• Knowledge of and experience working in the both protracted and rapid onset emergencies
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector (if you prefer to add a specific salary range please do).
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Date advertised: 4 Jan 2021
Closing date: 18 Jan 2021 - 16:59 EST
Location: Amman, Jordan
Department: Programme, Development and Quality
Type: Fixed-term contractSchedule: Full-time