INTRODUCTION : -
WASH Officer job opportunity is available at SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -
The WASH Officer will lead and support the effective implementation of Water, Hygiene and Sanitation interventions in the programme.
The role holder will lead on the assessment and analysis of WASH situations of households and communities, the design of response mechanisms and the high-quality implementation of programmes
He / She is responsible for compiling regular action plans and quality programme reports.
The WASH Officer will also support the Humanitarian Response and contribute towards the smooth administration of the programme working mainly within the programme location but may have frequent contact with external partners.
The person is also responsible for monitoring WASH programmes, working in collaboration with other civil society organizations, local government, and other agencies (including active participation in the WASH cluster)
He / She will provide support in identifying and assessing the key needs of WASH facilities and services to be addressed and whom to engage and develop an appropriate implementation strategy to either construct, rehabilitate or repair such facilities.
He / She will support in ensuring that an engagement approach to working with communities and the local authorities, other partners is employed, and all activities are carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and promotes the full and equal participation of children and youth.
He / She will support implementation of hygiene promotion activities appropriate to the context to ensure that technical and social aspects of water and sanitation programming are integrated
The incumbent will support development of monthly, quarterly, semi- annual and end of projects reports on water supply and sanitation components of projects and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with donors and SOS Children’s Villages requirements
He / She will maintain an up-to-date activity tracking tool (soft copies and hard copies) of all water supply and sanitation infrastructure-related activities.
He / She will support in contributing towards strengthening of integration of WASH programming with the other key SOS Children’s Villages program units
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -
HND / B.Sc Degree in Psychology, Social Works, Community Development, Social Work, Health Sciences or other related areas.
Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in the field of Community Development or Social Services within the NGO sector
Understanding of child development issues, including knowledge of child rights, child protection, child welfare, childcare and parenting;
and relevant local and national laws, regulations and protocols
Understanding of Community development and sustainability of programme responses and outcomes
Experience in community engagement approaches, participatory approaches and community negotiation
Ability to conduct community WASH needs assessment, program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH activities
Proven experience in implementing a large scale community-based water and sanitation project with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects