WASH Technical Officer at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: WASH Technical OfficerLocation: Damaturu, YobeStart date: August 2019Direct Line Manager: WASH Sector Manager Job Type: Full Time Department: Programmes- WASHLevel: Mid Level PurposeThe WASH Technical Officer will be working under the supervision of the WASH Sector Manager.He/she will assist the WASH Sector Manager in data collection and supervision of construction and rehabilitation of Water and Sanitation related activities (water points, latrines, incinerators, and others)Objective 1Overall supervision of water and sanitation construction activities including preparing technical design and bills of quantities.Tasks and Responsibilities:Fully participate in and/ or facilitate technical assessments.To visit sites and ensure quality assurance of construction being delivered and adherence to design specificationsTo coordinate technical workshops in the targeted Wards with surrounding/close by communities (practical organisation and liaison with the key persons).To make sure that the technical activities are up to the AAH standards (WASH package).To visit regularly the field activities.Assist the WASH Sector Manager in the selection, design and construction of water systems, using groundwater or surface water, including abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems or rehabilitation of existing systems.Provide technical assistance to the WASH Sector Manager to assess sanitation needs, and design and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system, in consultation with male and female beneficiaries, which includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal, vector control and drainage.Consider different maintenance mechanisms, ensuring that they are appropriate to the local context and cultural norms, and that facilities are sustainable.Prepare a Written Work Instruction for use on-site to bring clarity to contractors' roles and responsibilities in each stage of the execution of construction activitiesContinually assess emergency needs, as requested, especially taking the broader perspective of public health.Ensure that work meets with SPHERE minimum standards.Assist and participate in community mobilizationEnsure that all technical work reflects the needs and preferences of different target groups.Objective 2Train and build the capacity of staffs and partners.Tasks and Responsibilities:Liaise closely with the WASH PHP team throughout the planning, design and implementation stages of the WASH technical activities. Hygiene promotion is a vital element in such infrastructure activities, especially in cholera responsesEnsure that effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaborationTeam with local government and sectoral stakeholders/counterparts to exchange information on WASH technical implementation status.Build a database of technical support projects and share with relevant stakeholders.Objective 3Coordinate with internal staff and local stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementationTasks and Responsibilities:Liaise closely with the WASH PHP team throughout the planning, design and implementation stages of the WASH technical activities. Hygiene promotion is a vital element in such infrastructure activities, especially in cholera responses.Ensure that effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaborationTeam with local government and sectoral stakeholders/ counterparts to exchange information on WASH technical implementation statusBuild a database of technical support projects and share relevant stakeholdersObjective 4To communicate & report WASH Technical Activities.Tasks and Responsibilities:To participate in base meetings.Coordinate with other disciplinary teams or the on-site construction supervision personnel on technical matters.To compile feasibility and other technical reports for information and guidance in AAHTo submit technical report and consumption report to the WASH Sector manager (upon request)Liaise with other team members to develop trainingLiaise with other team members to develop trainings, monitoring and evaluation reports.Assist in the preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reportsProvide full support to WASH sector manager in maintaining regular contact with local stakeholders including Government Ministries/Department/AgenciesAdditional ResponsibilitiesThis job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and is responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.The employee should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.The employee is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter.Internal & External RelationshipInternal:WASH Sector Manager: technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration and coordinationWASH PHP?NFI Officer: collaborate with the WASH Technical Officer to ensure the exchange of information, collaboration and coordinationExternal:Local, governmental and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical options.Local representatives of international aid organisations: exchange of information 

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