Job Opportunity at World Vision, Hygiene & Sanitation Specialist

Job Opportunity at World Vision, Hygiene & Sanitation Specialist

Hygiene & Sanitation Specialist

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Activity

Contribute to the design and planning of WASH technical program 15%

End Results

  • Identify and analyze relevant underlying WASH-related causes of poor child well-being outcomes to understand current risks and vulnerabilities, especially for most vulnerable children
  • Support the integration of WASH programming with other sectors for collaborative impact and coordination
  • Consult on the development of WASH technical program design and planning those feeds into the national WASH strategy/plan
  • Prepare detailed implementation plans for sanitation and hygiene
  • Develop budgets for sectoral initiatives

Activity

Technical guidance, supervision & quality assurance 2

End Results

  • Oversee compliance with technical aspects of donor and grant requirements through appropriate tracking of detailed implementation plans, addressing issues in a timely manner
  • Lead in the selection of various approaches for sanitation and hygiene, appropriate to the local context
  • Monitor the WASH program performance, particularly sanitation and hygiene against budget and compliance to donor requirements and contractual obligations Conduct regular spot-checking of WASH intervention documentation and project sites to ensure implementation quality and compliance to established standards, addressing issues as appropriate

Activity

Research, evidence, and reporting 25%

End Results

  • Support WASH landscape analysis at the national level to inform the national strategy, and technical program development process
  • Utilize data from landscape analysis to describe trends in risk factors for poor WASH among key population groups and most vulnerable children
  • Track WASH (sanitation and hygiene) program progress toward targets through the ITT and other indicators, adjusting where necessary to attain programmatic goals
  • Utilize field data to write reports and contribute toward learning and quality improvement
  • Support the capture and sharing of lessons learned stories and good practice.

  • Support research projects to explore program quality and efficacy, and to test new approaches and innovations

Activity

Resource acquisition and accountability 10%

End Results

  • Support the Grant Acquisition Management (GAM) team in the development of high-quality program/project proposals to meet required fundraising efforts
  • Support accountability tracking of WASH specific grants
  • Track sector-specific expenditure
  • Support procurement and distribution of necessary materials

Activity

Advocacy, external engagement, and partnering 10%

End Results

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with national-level stakeholders involved in WASH in order to contribute effectively to national-level dialogue, policy development and action
  • Coordinate with national-level authorities to assess WASH intervention (sanitation and hygiene) options, in alignment with government and global standards
  • Work with government and national-level WASH partners to secure agreements for World Vision’s WASH interventions particularly sanitation and hygiene.
  • Participate actively in external networks to explore and learn about emerging technology and other WASH innovations, and adapt WASH programming accordingly
  • Represent WV in WASH cluster meetings and coordinate with other development agencies and national-level WASH implementing partners to increase effective collaboration, prevent duplication, and identify remaining gaps

Activity

Capacity building and staff development feedback to employees 5%

End Results

  • Provide ongoing, timely, and constructive coaching and mentoring support to cluster/AP level staff to support their effective performance, including on their relationships with government authorities
  • Training staff and partners in key sanitation and hygiene approaches

Activity

Safeguarding 15%

End Results

  • Ensuring alignment to safeguarding of program activities
  • Ensure safeguarding training and orientation for all sector partners including community level

Activity

Other activities 5%

End Results

  • Participate in the global WASH community of practice
  • Ensure multi-sectoral integration
  • Participating and supporting WV non-sector activities
  • Government and donor engagement

Hygiene & Sanitation Specialist Job Vacancy at World Vision

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

Required Professional Experience

•           A minimum of 3 years’ experience in WASH Software implementation Experience:

•           Preferred: 3 – 4 years WASH software experience in a large International NGO

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification

Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Behavior Change, Social Sciences or other related field or equivalent experience Registered and Licensed with Environmental Health Practitioner Council

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

Postgraduate or master’s degree in WASH-related field, Behavior Change, Social Sciences, or another related field is highly preferred

Another additional knowledge

Partnering Grant writing Certification or documented experience in various behavior change approaches

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

Work environment:  Office-based some travel to WVT field offices

Travel:  20% Domestic/international travel is required.

Language Requirements

English and Swahili

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

AP Offices, District DMO? DMO) office

Reason for contact

Day-to-day implementation of project activities, providing technical support to ensure donor requirements are met

Link AP office with DMO / DHO office for closer technical support

Ensure compliance with National sanitation and hygiene standards

Frequency of contact

Daily/Weekly

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Project Area

Reason for contact

Tracking the timely implementation of the planned activities according to the Work Plan, delays and catch-up action plans, challenges as well as project resource utilization.

Ensure quality and effective implementation of hygiene and sanitation activities

Ensure proper/ realistic plan and budget for implementation of hygiene and sanitation activities.

Frequency of contact

Bi-Weekly, Quarterly,

Bi-annual and Annual

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Cluster Managers, Supply Chain, Finance, Operations

Reason for contact

Capacity building to cluster staffs

Frequency of contact

Weekly, Monthly

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

EARO, WVUS and other support office

Reason for contact

Technical support and engagement, Monthly Updates, assignment on other WASH Initiatives, Fundraising opportunities, Capacity Buildings, Reporting

Frequency of contact

Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, quarterly

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

WASH Department Staffs

Reason for contact

Working closely with my fellow WASH staffs

Frequency of contact

Daily/Weekly

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Operations Department, Program Quality & Resource Development Department, Supply Chain among other Support Departments

Reason for contact

Interacting with other departments to ensure collaborative solution-driven actions are met for project successful.

Frequency of contact

On need basis

CORE COMPETENCIES

☐ Be Safe and Resilient

☒ Deliver Results

☐ Build Relationships

☐ Be Accountable

☒ Learn and Develop

☐ Improve and Innovate

☒ Partner and Collaborate

☐ Embrace Change

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

How to Apply:

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