WASH Coordinator at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: WASH CoordinatorLocation: LagosReports to: WASH Adviser;Role PurposeThe 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 AccountabilityWASH 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 projectWork 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&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 StateCollaborate 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.

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