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WASH Advisor Job in Kenya

Wash Advisor
Save the Children (SC) is an international organization with 27 member organizations across the globe. It is united by a common mission and brand but, to some extent, has until now been working independently from country to country and within countries. 

With the decision by all Save the Children organizations to create an International Programmes Unit (IPU) taken in 2010, Save the Children aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the operations in all countries. 

This will result in one organisation at the national level in each country and a unified programme delivery structure for all Save the Children International Members. 

Save the Children UK, Denmark and Finland unified in Somalia in January 2010 under the name Save the Children in Somalia which will move to the IPU model by the end of 2012. 

After one year of unification and as a result of an active fundraising strategy the programme budget was over GBP I 0m covering thematic areas of protection, child survival (which includes health, nutrition and livelihoods), education, and Child Rights Governance.

Job Purpose:  

To contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its Child Survival objectives, through the provision of quality water, sanitation and hygiene programming. 

The role would specifically address water, sanitation and hygiene needs in emergencies through assessment, programme design, management, capacity building and evaluation

Key Responsibilities 
  • Lead or support WASH assessments, including interpretation of early warning
    indicators, and support to cluster and or other inter-agency processes; 
  • Play a leadership and technical support role in assessing the WASH needs of disaster affected communities; 
  • Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation considers children’s roles, needs and vulnerabilities within the community; 
  • Adequate technical support to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans);
  • Support in preparing timely financial and narrative reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements; 
  • Ensure appropriate management and use of SC resources at all times; 
  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work in WASH programming is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and represent Save the Children at Interagency Coordination meetings etc
For additional information on the job description, working context, person’s specifications, please visit: wwwsomaliangoconsortiu mpg

Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Our people are as diverse as the challenges we face.

Child Safeguaring Policy:
  • Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SC UK must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SC UK’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SC UK’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
  • This extends not only to children with whom SC and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SC UK believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Applications should be forwarded to: 

Application Closing Date will be Wednesday 19th September 2012.

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