WASH Officer at Secours Islamique France (SIF)

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization dedicated to alleviate the suffering of the poorest people. SIF acts wherever humanitarian and social needs require mobilization of emergency relief and/or implementation of development programs.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: WASH OfficerLocation: Maiduguri, Borno with visitsLine Manager: Program OfficerLine Manager + 1: Head of MissionLocation: Based in Maiduguri with visitsDuration of contract: 3 month with to project locations possible extensionContextIn Nigeria, SIF provides assistance for both urgent basic needs for those displaced by violence as well as longer-term support for returnees and IDPs in protracted displacement settings.Our current programme includes NFI, shelter, WASH assistance, livelihoods support, protection activities delivered through multi-purpose community centers as well as refugee camps.Role within the OrganizationThe Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Officer is responsible for running and supervising water, sanitation and hygiene programs, for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes at all stages of the project management cycleThe WASH Officer insures the overall success of the program by making sure to complete the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations; and that the program is completed on time, within budget and with acceptable qualityMain ResponsibilitiesThe WASH Officer is under the Program Officer’ responsibility for all operational aspects, he also works in close cooperation with all the team. Under the responsibility of Program Officer and Head of Mission the WASH Officer’ tasks will be (but not limited to):Objective 1: Support the program Officer for smooth implementation of WASH project in the campActivities:Support the SIF program officer in the implementation of WASH project activities, ensuring that services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations;Provide technical support, in all areas of WASH programming, ensuring that implementation methods are consistent with acknowledged good practice and achieve sustainable results;Contribute so that the WASH project designs are implemented in ways responsive to camps, partners and in line with Donors principles, values and strategic plan and compliant with SIF procedures and quality standards;Support the Program officer in developing WASH Project implementation plan including procurement and distribution schedules of project inputs in line with project logistics/supply chain capacity;In coordination with the program officer, ensure that WASH work-plans in place and follow up with team members regularly to ensure that activities are on track;Responsible for the implementation in the working sites of the safety measures/rules for both SIF teams (including daily hired) and the populations/public;Ensure proper and effective use of project resources, ensuring that all resources/assets in project are managed in line with Donor policy.Objective 2: Daily supervision of water and sanitation construction activities including preparing technical designs and bills of quantitiesActivities:Fully participate in and/or facilitate technical assessments;Assist the SIF program officer   in the selection, design and construction of water systems, using ground water or surface water, including abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems or rehabilitation of existing systems in the camps;Provide technical assistance to the Program officer 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 contractor's roles and responsibilities in each stage of the execution of construction activities;Continually assess emergency needs, as requested, especially taking in the broader perspective of public health;Ensure that work meets with minimum standards;Assist and participate in community mobilization;Ensure that all technical work reflects the needs and preferences of different target groups.Objective 3: Support the SIF program officer to the identification & formulation of WASH projectsActivities:Participate in WASH technical assessments as directed by the program officer and HOM;Contribute in continuous situation monitoring of the humanitarian situation in the camp and report to Program Officer;Contribute to design of new proposals for emergency response, medium- and long-term programming;Contribute in the definition of the WASH strategy for SIF, and implement projects taking into account the key internal and external documents.Objective 4: Support the program officer in developing proper Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting of projectsActivities:Participate and support the program officer  in developing M&E and indicator tracking plans or the grants, developing additional M&E tools as necessary to monitor project progress, with support of HOM;Contribute to appropriate, timely and accurate data collection against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting;Contribute to project monitoring/learning feeds into alterations into project design;Work with program officer and HOM to identify and incorporate project suitable accountability mechanisms;In close collaboration with program officer, monitor progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets, making adjustments to project design as necessary;Support the program officer to establish appropriate checks and controls to ensure the quality of WASH construction works;Support the program officer Preparation of timely and high-quality project reports on project activities in compliance with internal SIF requirements.Objective 5: To actively participate in external coordination within the WASH sector at the camp level, LGA, state level, as well as national level as requiredActivities:Participate in WASH Coordination meeting held at the camp, LGA and state levels as directed by the Program officer;Develop WASH contacts with other NGOs, agencies and technical bodies as directed by the program officer;Support the program officer to assess feasibility of SIF technical support and guidance to partner agencies and relevant governmental bodies.Objective 6: Train and capacity building of partnersActivities:Prepare training tools on relevant technical topics and conduct trainings for both internal staff and external stakeholders;Assist the program officer in the development of technical guidelines and tools;Assess areas for improvement and recording lessons learnt for future activities;Other duties when required. 

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