Jobs Opportunities : WASH Technician - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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LocalisationLocalisation :bamenda-region-nord_ouest-cameroun Date de publication sur minajobs EmploisDate de publication :08/10/2018   Catégorie : Temps complet Salaire : A negocier
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Date: 08-Oct-2018

Location: Bamenda, NW, CM

Company: Plan International

Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. 

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. 

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International Cameroon is seeking to recruit interested candidate to fulfill the position of WASH Officer for the Emergency WASH support to internally Displaced People (IDPs) and Host Communities project in the North West Regions of Cameroon based in Bamenda that will deliver the tasks outlined below:

 

role PURPOSE

 

Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan International aims to reach as many children as possible, especially those who are excluded or marginalized with high-quality programs that offer sustainable benefits by increasing their income and working in partnership with other key stakeholders. Plan International is committed to providing an answer to the problems of children in emergency situations in our countries of intervention.

Given the current humanitarian crisis in the North West region of Cameroon, Plan International is committed to providing vital humanitarian assistance especially in the domain of health, water and sanitation. The WASH project is to enable the Internally Displaced and well as host communities have safe access to adequate essential needs and basic WASH services.

The Wash Technician works directly under the supervision of the WASH Officer and the Project Coordinator and works closely with the entire project team. He / She closely monitors the implementation of all activities related to construction in the project.

Dimensions of the Role

  • Ensure the operational and technical follow-up of WASH activities.
  • Ensure the technical relations and representations of the project to the authorities and partners linked or external to the project (NGO partners, local authorities etc).
  • Ensure that the gender dimension and any other cross-cutting issues important to the design, implementation and development of WASH activities are taken into account and that activities reflect the needs of the group and individuals especially children, the elderly and persons with disabilities.
  • Support the Project Coordinator in the reporting of the activities carried out.

 

Accountabilities

 

Under the technical supervision of the WASH Officer the Wash Technician will have the following responsibilities:

 

  • Supervise all construction works in the field of assignment by conducting effective monitoring
  • Analyze technical reports, and other data to plan projects
  • Consider construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards, and other factors in planning stages and risk analysis
  • Monitoring the supplies at  building sites – quality and quantity of materials for the execution of work;
  • Validation of works executed in terms of quantity and quality with the submission of a report.
  • Provide the necessary technical support for the proper implementation of the work;
  • Preparation and weekly submission of a report giving the progress of the work on the ground;
  • Submit a final report upon completion of the work;
  • Facilitate the setting up of management committees for the various infrastructures in accordance with national standards for the sustainability of the project;
  • To closely monitor the implementation of Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) activities
  • Collection of project monitoring data.

He / she will be in charge of:

  • Collect project monitoring data and proposal development data;

 

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

 

In collaboration with the Wash Officer and Project Coordinator, the Wash Technician will also be able to:

  • Participate in the Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices “KAP” assessment and systematic evaluations in accordance with the implementation of the project;
  • Conduct rapid crisis assessments and develop intervention strategies;
  • Ensure the collection of information from the various stakeholders in the Wash sector in the field (relations with partners, participation if necessary in thematic meetings organized by the relevant agencies, ...);
  • Actively participate in coordination meetings of Wash activities with partners in the field.
  1. Information and Co-ordination

 

  • Organize monthly coordination meetings with project stakeholders in its area;
  • Participate in the monthly project coordination meetings with the entire implementation team;
  • Maintain close collaboration with other partners in the area; Involve as much as possible the representative of local ministries structures;
  • Produce and transmit weekly and monthly reports of activities to the Project Coordinator;
  • Collect the best practices and lessons learned during the implementation of the project in its assignment area;
  • Ensure visibility of the project in its area of intervention;
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Project Coordinator.

 

 

  1. Human Resources and Administration
  • Participate in all planned trainings of the project
  • Shall work closely with the government technical services and Project Coordinator.

 

Dealing with Problems:

  • Maintain neutrality to the on-going crisis.
  • The job requires intense interventions on the field, in areas often at risk. This requires prudence, vigilance and compliance with security instructions.
  • Excellent and creative leadership skills will be utilized to properly implement the activities, in accordance with the standards, principles and with possible resistance from colleagues as is often the case in emergency response work 
  • S/he should work under pressure and accept travels and stays in areas often austere.

 

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures

 

Key relationships

 

  • Keeps and maintain medium contact with children, their families and communities
  • Maintains a high contact with partners at the divisional and community levels
  • Maintains high contact with local partners.

 

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Essential

Qualification and Experience

  • Higher Technician Diploma in a discipline related to WASH (hydraulics, civil engineering, rural engineering, sanitation);
  • Knoweledge on Plan International is an added advantage.
  • Have at least two years of experience in monitoring construction work in humanitarian / development;
  • Be able to speak English. Ability to speak the local language of the assigned zone will also be an added advantage.
  • Has experience in working with children and youths (boys and girls)
  • Good knowledge of the area is an added advantage
  • Have proven competence and experience in monitoring latrine construction work or similar work;
  • Have knowledge in CLTS

 

Skills

  • Timely and effective delivery of project activities and other outputs (reports, etc.)
  • Commitment to child protection, gender equality and participation
  • Skills in participatory assessment, water hygiene and sanitation related activities
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Words, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer)
  • Ability to network with grassroots structures.
  • Good team spirit ;

 

Behaviours

  • Commitment and adherence to humanitarian values and standards,
  • Not been involved in any child protection issues
  • Demonstrates neutrality in the current socio-political crisis.
  • Works with trustworthiness and integrity
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks, diversed cultural contexts and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity.
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive under pressure.

 

Desirable

  • Empathy on issue affecting children rights and equality for girls
  • Good planning and organizational abilities
  • Team work
  • Integrity
  • Humility

 

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  1. Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  2. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  3. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  4. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  5. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  1. Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  2. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  3. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  4. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

 

We are inclusive and empowering

 

  1. Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  2. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  3. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  4. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

 

Physical Environment

  • Work in hot and cold climate

 

Level of contact with children

 

Medium level: Medium interaction with children

NEXT STEP:

 To apply for this job, kindly click on "Apply". Your application should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current of most recent supervisor

 

Location: Bamenda – Cameroon

Closing dateOctober 21st, 2018

Please to note that this is a local contract

Plan International Cameroon operates in an equal opportunity environment and actively encourages diversity. Only applications received in English or French will be treated and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Plan International has a child protection and gender equality policies that are integral part of the recruitment process.

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