National WASH Officer

Job Description

Title: National WASH Officer

Company Name: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ University degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an accredited academic institution with at least two years of relevant professional experience; or
∎ Master's Degree in the above fields with any relevant professional experience in the similar field.

Job Context:
∎ Reference Code: SVN-022/2021/S - BD1
∎ Estimated Starting Date: As soon as possible
∎ Classification: NO-A (UN Salary Scale)
∎ Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (Initially 6 Months with possibility of extension)
∎ Division/Unit: WASH
∎ General Functions: Under the overall supervision of the WASH Programme Manager and direct supervision of the WASH Project Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for overseeing the operation and maintenance (O&M) services including hygiene promotion conducted by the Implementing Partners (IPs) and supervision of the construction of Water and Sanitation infrastructures under the direct implementation included in the assigned project. She/he will also be responsible for technical/administrative guidance to Project Assistants and IPs working in different camps and host communities. This position is based in Ukhiya and requires extensive field movement.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ 1. Work together with the WASH Project Manager in developing the detailed implementation plan and accordingly implement the WASH activities of the assigned project in the targeted refugee camps and host communities.
∎ 2. Provide support to the WASH Project Manager in developing WASH Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) specifically for the implementation of the assigned project activities.
∎ 3. Coordinate smooth coordination and implementation at the field level with IOM and IP, Protection and Site Management Site Development (SMSD) teams involved in the assigned project.
∎ 4. Implement systematic monitoring and evaluation mechanism to capture real-time data and produce analytical reports with quantitative and qualitative progress towards the project targets, interpret WASH related data, specifically regarding water quality surveillance as appropriate, and propose recommendations or corrective measures to the WASH Program Manager
∎ 5. Supervise WASH infrastructures implementation and day-to-day O&M services, monitor the activity progress of the IPs, service quality, respond to the community complaints and feedback through the established mechanism and provide technical guidance for further improvement in coordination with the WASH Project Manager.
∎ 6. Conduct regular field visits to project sites to monitor the progress of the activities, verify quality of work and provide the necessary feedback and guidance to the service providers/vendors and IPs to improve the quality of services
∎ 7. Identify suitable sites for the construction of the WASH infrastructures jointly with the IPs and SMSD Unit and complete the required approval process before starting the installation.
∎ 8. Ensure that project interventions for WASH activities and construction are compliant with the Environmental and Social Code of Practice (ESCoP) and agreed SOPs for the specific project during the implementation of activities and delivering of services.
∎ 9. In coordination with Camp in Charge (CiC), camp focal agency and village disaster management committee, promote the participation of the beneficiary communities in the programme implementation and their commitment for future maintenance.
∎ 10. Maintain effective coordination and liaison with DHPE, Upazila administration, Union Chairman and CiC to achieve programme objectives.
∎ 11. Update the project achievement database, capture the GPS coordinates and photographs at the completion stage, prepare and settle bills for each contract in coordination with Infrastructure, Procurement and Finance Units.
∎ 12. Ensure that the project activity progress data is properly documented, financial and technical records are prepared and periodic reports are timely finalized for internal and external sharing.
∎ 13. Supervise and guide the project teams, identify capacity development needs and undertake staff development initiatives for increasing the technical skills of both IOM and IP field teams.
∎ 14. Perform such other duties that may be assigned by the Programme Manager.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Previous work experience in managing large scale WASH intervention and community-based projects and working with local communities including corporations and other national entities
∎ Previous work experience in project management with international humanitarian organizations, non-government organizations in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage
∎ Expertise on environmental and social aspects and on occupational health and safety related to the implementation of the WASH programmes
∎ Team-work oriented, capacity to work independently; personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, experience in working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various cultures and professional backgrounds at all levels
∎ Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines
∎ Strong coordination, monitoring & evaluation, analytical, project development, liaison and reporting skills
∎ Excellent drafting and communication skills in English and Bengali is essential, proficiency in the local language is an advantage

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 12 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 31 May 2021
∎ International Organization for Migration (IOM)
∎ Business : Inter-Governmental Agency and Specialized Agency to the United Nations

Category: NGO/Development