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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 9, 2021
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  • Save the Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours. Please give monthly and support our mission. Save the...
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    WASH Assistant Consultant

    Ref No: 210005BU
    Location: Ogoja, Cross River
    Employee Status: Contingent
    Team / Programme: WASH
    Grade: 5
    Contract Length: 3 Months

    Child Safeguarding

    • Level 3:  T he post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking / vetting process staff.

    Role Purpose

    • Under the direct supervision of the WASH Officer, the incumbent will be required to work as a member of the WASH unit towards the improvement of construction, hygiene promotion and community mobilization activities effectiveness, particularly as part of the WASH intervention, to safeguard and improve the public health of the affected population by promoting safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services; ensuring appropriate targeted community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities and sensitization.

    Scope of the Role

    • Reports to: WASH Officer
    • Staff directly reporting to this post:0
    • Budget responsibility: No

    Key Areas of Accountability

    • Assist in promoting safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services among refugee and host communities.
    • Assist the community mobilizers to mobilize the communities to mitigate priority water and sanitation related health risks, promoting the BCC strategy and keeping records of the community volunteers participating in HP activities.
    • Assist in communicating effectively with the communities targeted, ensuring that hygiene and health messages are passed on with participatory interventions, allowing ownership and empowerment of the beneficiaries to influence their hygiene and health.
    • Assist in selecting, train, and manage Community WASH Standing committees, such as Community Water Management Committee members, sanitation facilities caretakers and volunteer hygiene promoter networks within the targeted beneficiaries.
    • Participate in the HP campaign by conducting house to house visits focused on hygiene promotion and public health, focus groups and mass campaign using songs, posters, etc. promoting Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) and PHAST methodology and assisting the community mobilizers in the implementation of gathering events.
    • Provide a weekly activity progress report to the WASH Officer, highlighting achievements versus targets.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by WASH manager, WASH Coordinator and WASH Officer;
    • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct; health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures

    Qualifications and Experience
    Essential:

    • Education: HND / B.Sc Degree qualification in Health Education, Environmental / Civil / Construction Engineering or its equivalent
    • Must have completed NYSC.
    • At least 2 years experiences in hygiene promotion and construction activities in community based program
    • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of English and other local languages;
    • Good knowledge of participatory approaches for behavior change (PHAST / SARAR, CHAST, CLTS)
    • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
    • Ability to write clear reports

    Preferred:

    • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector.
    • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
    • Previous working experience in humanitarian/refugee response.
    • Experience working in Emergencies

    Skills and Behaviours (Our Values in Practice)
    Accountability:

    • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

    Ambition:

    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    • Future orientated, thinks pro-actively

    Collaboration:

    • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
    • Excellent communication skill
    • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
    • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

    Creativity:

    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
    • Willing to take disciplined risks.

    Integrity:

    • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Additional Job Responsibilities

    • The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

    Equal Opportunities:

    • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

    Child Safeguarding:

    • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

    Health and Safety:

    • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Save The Children on stcuk.taleo.net to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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