WASH Specialist – Water at WaterAid Nigeria

WaterAid is an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Through their partners, they have reached 2 million people with safe water and 3 million people with sanitation last year. Job Title: WASH Specialist - WaterGrade: E Department: Service Delivery & Partnerships Unit, Programmes Directorate Reports to: State Programme Lead Contract Type: 1 year fixed term (renewable) Direct Reports: NA Travel: At least 60% time travel to support partners Team DescriptionWaterAid Nigeria has recently completed its 2016-2021 country programme strategy which sets a 5 year building block towards delivering a more influencing led programme over a 15 year horizon.This new country strategy rather than reflect a progression from previous country programme strategies, outlines key shifts in focus required to catalyse change and achieve maximum impact for our work in Nigeria.The recalibration of WaterAid Nigeria’s structure and programming architecture has placed the state as the focus of our work to maximize impact.Specific ContextWaterAid Nigeria is exploring a collaboration with UNICEF to deliver work in Zamfara State under the auspices of the DFID funded SHAWN II project.The Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN) project will aim at strengthening the WASH enabling environment in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Zamfara State, working with state level systems towards increasing access to equitable and sustainable WASH services in Bakura, Shinkafi and Maru Local Government Areas (LGAs).The funding is for one year.Job PurposeUnder the direct supervision of the State Programme Lead, the State WASH specialist (water) will drive programmatic activities that will deliver water supply to rural communities in the target LGA in line with WaterAid and national drinking water quality standards.The role will also be responsible for strengthening capacity of state institutions to deliver much needed services to the population in the target LGA’s and communitiesKey AccountabilitiesEnsure all infrastructure constructions to be implemented in the state are in line with WaterAid technical designs specifications and national standards. Support state and LGA’s to replicate similar standards and models in state and LGA financed constructionsEnsure the mainstreaming of WaterAid key programme delivery approaches in the state including EIG (equity, inclusion and gender), sustainability models, Pro-Poor Approach, Risk Management, Health and Safety strategies/guidelines/policies etc Identify and develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with key Water, Sanitation and Hygiene professionals in the state (e.g. government, donor community, service providers and utilities) and maintain them over time; Build and maintain effective network and collaboration with partners and key sector actors to achieve improved WASH access for the state.Work in close collaboration with communication team colleagues and voices from the field officers in the state to generate success stories, videos and case studies showcasing the quality of WaterAid work in the state.Develop a viable system than ensure the maintenance of services (WASH) and that involves community structures, state structures and private operators (district mechanics); Support the state institutions and LGAs and to develop their procurement and quality assurance processes for: groundwater assessments and waters systems design, water systems construction and water quality assurance processesSupport the functionality of community management structures in line with best practices in every location where WaterAid has supported construction of WASH infrastructure.Promote understanding of WaterAid security and safety policy for construction sites by partners and communities and secure full compliance to these Seek innovative approaches to develop community capacity and ownership of water quality surveillance activities and ensure routine reports of water quality assessments are collated and used to effect corrective measures

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