WASH Specialist job at Habitat for Humanity Zambia
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Vacancy title: WASH Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

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Habitat for Humanity Zambia

Deadline of this Job:
02 September 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Position Summary:
Reporting to the Head of programs, the WASH Specialist is responsible for development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Infrastructure interventions within the HFH Country program. The purpose of the position is to provide technical guidance and management support for the improvement of access to sustainable WASH services and over all wellbeing of communities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conduct technical assessments and data analysis of WASH services.
• Develop WASH designs, Bill of Quantities (BoQs), drawings, technical specifications, and tender documents.
• Support procurement of WASH projects in collaboration with Programs. Manager/ tender committee, Prepare and launch tender bidding procedure for contractor(s).
• Supervise and monitor engineering works related to WASH projects in the country.
• Inspect and certify all WASH Infrastructure before contractors are paid.
• Ensure that expenditures and budgets are well monitored and activities are implemented and completed within budget and schedule.
• Ensure that all WASH infrastructure are within the acceptable sector and country standards.
• Plan and organize capacity building programs for community water management committees, water quality surveillance and response planning, sanitation and hygiene promotion.
• Supervise and manage the performance of WASH officers, construction officers, sanitation officers and hygiene promoters.
• In liaison with Africa Area Snr WASH specialist, NO head of program and ND, develop capacity building plan and build capacity of WASH and construction officers.
• Support NO Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to conduct monitoring and evaluation of WASH projects.
• Support the resource development team when necessary in resource mobilization and drafting of WASH proposals.
• Develop, compile and submit WASH project’s progress and final reports to the head of program
• Represent HFHZ in National WASH sector meetings.
• Participate in development of HFHZ WASH annual plans and budgets
• Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.

Success Criteria:
• Ability to handle community and internal safeguarding issues as and when they arise following the laid down procedure.
• Ability to work under minimum or no supervision.
• Must be a team player and ready to work in and contribute to team building environment.
• Strong project management background with the ability to implement projects within budget and time frame.
• Clearly understand development and disaster WASH contexts and must have some years of experience working in both contexts.
• Experience working with multiple donors and understand donor requirements and how to meet them.
• Strong capacity building and facilitation skills.
• Experience in integration of housing and WASH.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Computer literate with good presentation skills.
• Able to use AutoCAD and ArcGIS.
• Fluent in English (oral and written).
• Report and grant writing skills.
• Adult training and facilitation skills required.
• Good organizational skills including accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail.

Typical Training & Experience:
Education: Bachelor Degree in Civil, Mechanical engineering or Geological Engineering.
Years of Related Experience: Over 5 years’ experience in WASH infrastructure projects (design, planning, tender procedures, implementation, budgeting, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation) and good understanding of current WASH sector trends and indicators.

Preferred – in addition to minimum:
Additional training in project management, behavioral communication or community development.
Active support of HFHI Values:
Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission
Safeguarding: HFHZ requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.

Organizational Scope & Impact:
Various levels of the organization are potentially impacted, depending on the nature and focus of the model or process that is being implemented.
Problem Complexity, Planning and Policy level impact:
Indirect but strong impact on long-term planning, as new models and processes are piloted and shared, and new ways of implementation are recommended.
Influencing/People Leadership:
Internal – National Organization Staff
External – Other NGOs, Government (Local and National), Beneficiaries and other community members.
Nature of leadership provided to others – To inspire others into great teams.
Working Conditions, Requirements, etc. –
• 40 hours of work per week, with one hour lunch break and 2 health breaks on 20 minutes each in a day.

This position is based at the National Office in Lusaka.
Travel Expectations: Expected to make local and international travels as and when required.
Will the individual in this role typically work with children or HFH beneficiaries ( Yes ).

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Please send your letter of motivation and CV ONLY to Habitat_hr@habitatzam.org.zm.  Address your application to the National Director.
Kindly only apply if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. Clearly state the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is Monday, 19 September, 2022
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Info
Job Category: NGO - Non Government Organisations jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 19 September, 2022
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 18-08-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 18-08-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 18-08-2066
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