WASH Officer
Save the Children
Nigeria
7d ago
source : ReliefWeb

The Role

The Water Officer will lead the field implementation of SCI water supply in the Cameroonian refugee response.

The Water Officer will :

  • Carry out detailed WASH assessment in coordination with the WASH team with focus on water source development, treatment and distribution to Persons of Concern.
  • Prepare designs and BOQs for water supply constructions and installations for settlements
  • Supervise borehole drilling and rehabilitation by contractors in the field to ensure adequate quality control is maintained and project specifications and timelines are adhered to.
  • Ensure Child Safeguarding Risk Assessments are conducted for all construction and programme activities
  • Implement with the support of water supervisors surface water supply treatment systems and distribution network for newly developed settlement sites.
  • Supervise construction of water collection points and storage platforms.
  • Oversee operation and maintenance of SCI water treatment unit, hybrid borehole systems, pumps and generators to ensure adequate periodic maintenance is executed.
  • Organize and conduct training for Water User Committees in coordination with sanitation and hygiene team members.
  • Perform water quality analysis during water source development and implement water quality monitoring as part of the day to day water supply activities.
  • Build the capacity of water supervisors and plumbers in the implementation, operation and maintenance of water supply equipment and facilities.
  • Support the WASH Manager with data collection in all water supply activities for proper monitoring of WASH program implementation.
  • Ensure water supply activities are carried out in coordination with sanitation and hygiene activities as well as other partners implementing services in the field.
  • Coordinate with logistics to facilitate procurement of necessary WASH items and materials.
  • Prepare monthly water supply activity report as requested by the Team lead.
  • Carry out any other assignments as delegated by the WASH Manager.
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum of a degree in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology or related fields.
  • Two to three years’ experience in emergency or humanitarian settings.
  • Good assessment, analytical and planning skills
  • Ability to work well in the field under difficult and basic conditions
  • Familiarity with disaster-affected population
  • Desirable :

  • Familiarity with mapping field equipment and software
  • Experience with emergency water supply systems
  • Familiarity with population fluxes and water supply management in the context of emergencies
  • Experience working in emergencies in Cross River and Benue is desirable
  • 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 strategically
  • Collaboration :

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
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