Emergency WASH Advisor

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Organization: World Vision
Closing date: 16 Oct 2015

*Preferred location: Manilla, Philippines. Position location to be in a jurisdiction (country or US state) where WVI is registered to operate.

  • The Emergency WASH specialist will provide a technical oversight of all WASH activities in humanitarian settings and management of WASH programs during deployment.
  • To provide specialist technical advice and input to the design, implementation and operation of water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives and practices in World Vision International humanitarian programs and responses.
  • To work with WV Regional Offices, National Offices and Learning centers, and International Agencies to initiate and lead water, sanitation and hygiene promotion response in specific humanitarian emergency contexts.
  • To provide technical leadership and advice in the assessment, design and implementation of water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities in humanitarian emergency contexts.**KEY**RESPONSIBILITIES:

Emergency Response to Category III Disasters

Provide sector leadership for timely and appropriate delivery of WASH activities. This will include the following:

  • Insure WASH is included assessments to identify robust WASH response.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of WASH programs with programs and operations team and ensure monitoring of frameworks are understood and effective in meeting needs of affected populations.
  • Engagement with Donors and other partners to ensure that WV is a viable partner.
  • Management of the WASH staff and promote technical excellence and application of minimum standards including HAP, Sphere and ensure cross cutting themes are incorporated into design.
  • Coordinate with other sectors to promote integrated programming in emergencies when possible.
  • Begin discussions on ERF process to strengthen financial portfolio supporting WASH in early stages of emergency.
  • Coordinate with finance in the design and management of budgets.
  • Develop key messaging in emergencies for media teams as related to WASH.
  • Assist in recruitment of the appropriately qualified local and expatriate staff to implement WASH programme.
  • Participate in WASH Management team meetings and update the response on actions related to WASH at programs and operations meetings.
  • Represent WV at key coordination forums such as with Cluster and/or national, local government and civil society planning meetings.
  • Ensure that WV work and plans are included in all reports including 4Ws.
  • Document and share lessons learned and experiences from deployment back to partnership and externally when relevant.
  • Desired Skills and Experience
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Required Skills and Experience:

  • Post graduate qualifications in Civil Engineering , Environmental Engineering, public health engineering and/or international development.
  • Proven capacity to establish Water sanitation and hygiene programs in all stages of the emergency.
  • Proven ability in programme design and management including assessments, reviewing and writing grants, and evaluation
  • At least 5 years in international humanitarian response and development work.
  • Ability to communicate cross-culturally and sensitive to other cultures.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English with French, Spanish or Arabic an advantage.

How to apply:

Apply online: http://careers.wvi.org/jobs/philippines/water-sanitation-and-health-wash/emergency-wash-advisor/969

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