Vétérinaires Sans Frontières – Suisse (VSF-Suisse) is a development-oriented, politically and religiously neutral non-profit international non-governmental organization (INGO) headquartered in Berne, Switzerland. Activities range from emergency relief to long-term development, with projects in Togo Mali, South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.
VSF-Suisse envisions having healthy people live and derive their livelihoods from healthy livestock in a sustainable, healthy and peaceful environment.
VSF-Suisse began work in Ethiopia in 2010 as a Foreign Charity, implementing resilience-building, disaster-risk reduction, animal-health and nutrition-sensitive humanitarian interventions. Linking agricultural and livestock interventions to community-based nutrition has been a flagship activity of the organization (and of the Ethiopia Programme in particular). In this regard, results from shorter-term emergency interventions have demonstrated longer-term nutritional impacts, and many of the organization’s projects have consequently been extended and scaled up.
The purpose of WASH officer’s position is, to effectively implement WASH component of EU funded RESET II project in Moyale districts of Somali region. He/she ensures the proper implementation of the projects with specific role on WASH activities in collaboration with other VSF Suisse staffs. The WASH officer will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation and monitoring of planned activities related to Water and Sanitation (to the standard design and construction qualities of the water structures). He/she is also responsible for assisting the project manager in project designing, planning, budget preparation, reporting and so on. The WASH officer ensures that relevant local government organizations and communities are actively involved in the identification, planning, implementation and monitoring of all WASH related activities.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Support Project manager in providing technical assistance, tracking implementation progress facilitating trainings and workshops related to WASH, conducting needs assessments.
Strengthen the existing partnerships with relevant governmental authorities, consortium partners and other stakeholders.
Ensure the implementation of the WASH activities defined by the project
Schedule activities according to the project’s implementation plan; Assess and update project needs (financial, logistics); Follow the project’s advancement by regular visits;
Identify and anticipate problems or constraints related to the WASH activity implementation and propose solutions or improvements for better performance of the project;
Organize and ensure the documentation of every WASH activities,
Attend relevant meetings with line offices, partners and prepare relevant notes for files, meeting minutes, and action points Write weekly activity reports and transmit them to the PM
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Advanced Diploma/B.Sc. in Water Engineering, Water Resource Development, Hydraulic or related field with 7/5 years of relevant experience out of which two years should be in implementing of WASH project, preferably in NGO with good Engineering skill for quality water scheme design and construction in pastoral areas setting.
Good knowledge and application of CLTS and PHAST tools and techniques, knowledge of surface water (run-off) harvest, and household managed treatment and use techniques, skills to conduct water quality test and treatment of water supply points.
Strong knowledge of operational planning, budget planning and management, monitoring and evaluation and report writing, ability to plan and organize work to meet individual, team and programme objective, training and facilitation skill, ability to effectively liaise with government, NGOs, community leaders and other stakeholders.
Fosters working in teams & team work spirit, very good knowledge and practice of computer application.
Fluency in English, Somali and Gari is required; knowledge of other working languages is a plus.
Proficient Microsoft Office user, good communication skill in both electronic and printed media.