WASH Head of Department at Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.Job DescriptionWe are looking for a highly skilled, creative WASH HOD, responsible for planning and managing the WASH projects that are implemented in the region.You'll contribute to ending world hunger by:guaranteeing quality, relevance and scaling up of WASH strategy and interventions of the mission, in conformity with Action Against Hunger and international standards and national policies.Key activities in your role will includeCoordinate the identification of needs and formulation of project proposal mainly for development programmes:Lead country WASH situation analysis and assessment, identify priorities and design WASH interventions including supporting, needs assessment, KAP and other surveys mainly for development programme.Identify additional external support required for the program in terms of consultants, designing of Scope of Work etc.Formulating and implementing feasibility studies of WASH projects (public health, technical, socio-economic, cultural and environmental aspects).Involve the logistics and Finance departments in the design/review of WASH projects.Contribute to seeking donors for his/her sector, holding technical discussions, and exchanging information with these donors; participate in donor visits whenever requested by the Deputy Country Director/Country Director.Produce the WASH sections of project proposals in accordance with donor formats and deadlines.Set up indicators, organize regular collection of relevant data, validate data and create an appropriate information management system for WASH development program.Develop and train teams on rapid assessment on WASH issues in the context of recovery and development.Share relevant project information with other stakeholders as needed in consultation with Deputy Country Director Technical and relevant team members.Capture the lessons learned and share best practices across the program and organization. This includes reflecting lessons learned and best practices in donor reports/progress reports and in scaling up activities.Develop WASH technical strategy to contribute to the Action Against Hunger country strategy.Provide technical support for and coordination for long term WASH and electrification projects (EU Borno, ECHO Yobe, INP-DFID):Support the teams in the identification of technical difficulties, troubleshooting and recommend credible and relevant solutions.In collaboration with team, develop and deliver annual/quarterly/monthly work/activity plans, follow up the implementation of plans and ensure timely review/adjust them to achieve committed target. This includes in coordination with program team deliver progress reports in timely manner and or according to agreed deadlines.Provide technical advice to the program team on a regular basis as well as capacity building of the team though training, discussions, feedback and coaching.To ensure the researches, technical studies and innovation are contacted related to WASH:To develop ToR for WASH research studies related to sustainability and effectiveness of WASH activities.Identify consultant or intern to contact research or studies together with human resources department.To supervise and provide technical support for the consultant or intern to conduct the study.Ensure that proper case studies are developed together with communication team and disseminated to relevant stakeholders.Identify and develop concept note for innovative projects related to WASH and seek for funding.Ensure the quality of internal and external reporting:Report on attended meetings or training to share with program managers, coordination team, DCD Technical and NY headquarters as necessary.Send monthly AAH WASH report to Deputy Country Director and Technical Advisor as necessary employing AAH suggested format.Provide inputs for the mission monthly technical sitrep.Check and validate the monthly APRs for development projects.Ensure donor proposals and reports on WASH program/activities are prepared according to agreed deadlines. This includes supporting WASH team to complete their reports in order to compile them in timely manner.Provide an end of mission report to be sent to as per employment contract employing AAH standard template.Ensure the active participation of Action Against Hunger in national sectorial coordination and technical forums, and develop sectorial partnerships:Represent Action Against Hunger in dealings with national and international WASH and DRR authorities/stakeholders; participate to coordination meetings, working group and clusters informing on Action Against Hunger positions and protocols.Develop a network among other INGOs, national NGOs, universities, private company, research institutes and relevant key stakeholders linked to WASH activities.Ensure the WASH related advocacy are developed together with advocacy manger and coordinated with relevant stakeholders. 

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