Organization: Oxfam GB
Closing date: 08 Feb 2017
To enable Oxfam to respond quickly to meet the immediate Water and Sanitation needs for internally displaced people and host communities affected by the conflict in Mosul and residing in camp/out of camp. To coordinate and implement Water & sanitation interventions of Oxfam humanitarian emergency programme under Mosul emergency response by providing management and technical support. The key responsibilities include assessments, planning, internal & external coordination & implementation and quality assurance of Water & sanitation interventions.
As a part of emergency response team
Provide leadership, management and technical support in planning, designing, implementation and monitoring Water and sanitation interventions in targeted location (both in camp and non camp settings) in the Mosul corridor. The responsibilities below are not a comprehensive list. In some cases, the Team Leader may be asked to perform short term assignments outside the scope below (e.g. lead a WASH assessment in an area outside the base location).
· As a Team Leader, this position is the primary responsible for ensuring the application of appropriate water and sanitation knowledge, tools and best practices throughout the project cycle for Oxfam emergency Water and sanitation interventions in the area under Mosul corridor. This will include multiple projects being implemented with overlapping schedules and, in some cases, integrated budgets.
· At the project inception phase ensure implementation plans, procurement plans, recruitment plans and spending plans are properly developed and followed and updated on regular basis.
· Work closely and in the spirit of partnership with supporting Oxfam departments, particularly Logistics, partnership and Finance, to ensure efficient project implementation and accurate budget forecasting, planning and monitoring.
· In close coordination with HPM and WASH coordinator ensure proper monitoring of the PHE component of the budget from initial stage of the project/s start-up to avoid over/under spending.
· As member of the emergency programme team and part of an integrated team, contribute towards new proposals and budget development.
· Contribute to programme management meetings especially in addressing key decisions affecting programme specifically water and sanitation interventions.
Programme assessment, design and Implementation:
In collaboration with line management and other Oxfam sector
· As a Team Leader, lead, coordinate and facilitate in-depth assessments in targeted geographical areas. This should be in joint collaboration with PHP, MEAL team and other sectors to ensure a multi sector approach.
· Design, plan and train partners and emergency PHE staff on WASH and multi sector assessments.
· Analyse needs and vulnerability data to plan and lead the WASH emergency response.
· Narrate needs assessments, concept notes and project proposals for emergency response in joint collaboration with the technical and support function teams of Oxfam and partner staff.
· In collaboration with PHE staff and the WASH Coordinator Iraq, ensure appropriate design of all aspects, including sustainability aspects such as water management or community project committees, along with cross-cutting issue – in particular gender and protection mainstreaming.
· Within the scope of donor contracts, and in coordination with the PHP team, local authorities, UN coordination groups and local partners, develop and implement an integrated emergency WASH setup to address the immediate needs of targeted beneficiaries, including provision of safe water, improved sanitation, and facilitation of improved hygiene behaviour.
· Find more sustainable arrangements for provision of drinking water to sites where IDP’s are and/or following IDP’s as they move to more secure accommodation, and support existing water supply services.
· Ensure construction of sanitation facilities at sites where it is agreed that IDP’s will be staying for some significant period of time.
· Lead and support the PHE team to ensure implementation of programme activities within the parameters of the public health needs.
· Lead on technical assessments for rehabilitation/restoration of water treatment plants, urban water supply systems, sewerage and waste water treatment systems and prepare BOQs, drawings and all relevant technical documents.
· Work closely with Oxfam Logistic team to ensure all required goods and materials are requested and delivered to field sites in timely manner and also prepositioning of emergency supplies are procured and put in place in ware houses well on time in advance.
· Work with local authorities, Oxfam security and access team to ensure legal access to the target area is granted in advance for emergency response as needed.
· To prepare/review BOQs/drawings for Water and sanitation infrastructure activities and also tender documents in collaboration with logistic team.
· To ensure contractors and service providers payments are processed well on time in collaboration with finance and logistic teams upon completion of work.
· Ensure that the PHE team work in an integrated way with PHP team and all programme sectors aimed at achieving optimum involvement of and benefit for beneficiaries from Oxfam’s Water and sanitation activities.
· Monitor the impact and effectiveness of activities and the ongoing evolving humanitarian needs in coordination with other actors.
· Work closely with the sanitation and hygiene activities of the public health promotion team, and make cross-cutting recommendations for actions which are consistent with Oxfam’s policies.
· Work closely with Humanitarian PM, emergency response manager and WASH coordinator to provide inputs to update the contingency plans, response plan and other key planning document relevant to Mosul response.
· Link local, national and global issues internally to programme policy staff, and externally to the WASH sector, and humanitarian coordination hubs.
· Work in conjunction with the logistics, HR and finance teams when developing procurement / delivery / contingency plans, resourcing needs & recruitment processes and budget plans / expenditure; respectively.
· Collaborate regularly with Oxfam partners and provide all technical support to partner staff to ensure quality of interventions which are implemented through partners.
· Ensure Oxfam PHE activities are well coordinated with Directorate of water, sewerage and Municipalities and all approvals are secured prior to start implementation of activities where appropriate and necessary.
· Ensure that an empowering approach to working with communities and partners is employed and that the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work is promoted.
· Ensure that interventions strive to conform to SPHERE standards, National WASH cluster standards and adhere to OGB’s guidelines and protocols.
· Ensure that the programme is accountable to beneficiaries through promoting their participation, providing them with information about programme activities and ensuring that beneficiary feedback is used effectively to adapt the programme.
· Collaborate with Emergency Food Security and Protection colleagues to ensure that EFSVL / Protection and WASH interventions are integrated and presented in a coherent way to conflict affected communities.
Programme monitoring and reporting:
· In collaboration with MEAL team Contribute to the effective monitoring of Water and sanitation activities, ensuring monitoring and evaluation plans are developed and data is reported and disseminated appropriately and in a timely manner.
· Provide regular reports (weekly, biweekly) for PHE activities, using OGB reporting formats at designated intervals.
· Primary responsible for PHE component inputs for donor reports – to be finalized with the support of HPM, WASH Coordinator and funding team.
· In collaboration with PHP team, MEAL team and WASH coordinator update monthly 4W matrix and weekly and biweekly updates on Mosul response Google sheet and sharing it with WASH cluster.
· In coordination with the MEAL team, responsible for ensuring feedback and complaint response mechanisms are set up and functioning and all complaints relevant to PHE activities are resolved in a timely manner.
· Ensure strong and proper monitoring mechanism is in place for monitoring/supervision of all partner activities.
Staff Management and Capacity Building
· Line manage designated PHE team members of emergency mobile team as required and ensure timely recruitment, training and supervision of all staff. This may involve writing work schedules, training plans, performance objective setting and appraisals.
· Ensure that all designated PHE staff are aware of and abide by key internal and external protocols and principles (e.g. Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE standards, People in Aid, Oxfam’s Code of Conduct).
Co-ordination and Representation
· Represent Oxfam at WASH coordination meetings at different level and camp coordination meetings in the designated area of operation.
· Co-ordinate all public health engineering activities with interventions managed by UN agencies, local and international NGOs, government agencies and the WASH Consortium to ensure efficiency and avoid overlap of activities.
· Represent Oxfam at technical working groups at a local/national level ensuring compatibility with overall commitments and policy/programme priorities in public health.
· Coordination with Oxfam local partners involved in implementation of WASH interventions.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
· Bachelor’s degree or higher in discipline of Civil engineering, environmental/water resource engineering or relevant to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in humanitarian/development work. Preference will be given to engineering degree in above outlined disciplines, but others will be evaluated if accompanied with sufficient relevant experience.
· Knowledge and working experience of Auto cad software
· Significant national and international experience (at least 4-5 years) in assessments, designing, managing and implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programmes in emergency contexts, 1-2 years specifically in emergency camp settings.
· Experience in working in insecure /conflict environments and dealing with setting up emergency water supply, water trucking, installation and rehabilitation of water treatment systems, water quality analysis and monitoring, installation of sanitation facilities, etc. in camps/non camps settings in emergency context.
· Good understanding of the public health needs of poor rural and urban communities and of appropriate ways of tackling them.
· Experience of working with partners – capacity building, operationally alongside partners (thus equipped with training / counterpart development skills).
· Ability to influence effectively both inside and outside the organisation.
· Awareness and sensitivity to the needs of women in a given context.
· Team and project management experience, including budget management
· The ability to present concise reports and proposals, sometimes at short notice, reflecting the problems and possible solutions for particular situations. Diplomacy, tact and administrative skills in order to work with people at managerial and, on occasions, senior government levels.
· Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs.
· Creative and innovative approach – ability to lead thinking on technology choices and development approaches.
· The post holder should also be at ease in working with local communities.
· Willingness to travel at short notice, and often in difficult circumstances.
· Well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
· Good written and spoken English is essential.
· Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam. Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and to Oxfam’s equal opportunity and gender policies.
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