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ERP Field Officer – WASH
ERP Field Officer – WASH: SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI)
Deadline: 24 March 2020
Working location: Seke Rural
Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at the risk of losing it.
SOS Children’s Villages Association of Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International – a worldwide children’s social welfare organization, providing vulnerable children without homes with a family home and educational opportunities as well as strengthening families to reduce poverty.
Purpose of the position
The candidate will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring, reporting, communication, and coordination of the emergency response project in Seke District. The successful person will develop relationships with relevant stakeholders at the district level and work smoothly with communities and all stakeholders. He/she will represent SOS children’s village emergency program work in the relevant coordination forums at the district level.
Priority tasks & responsibilities
Represent the organization’s emergency response program in Seke rural and ensure a positive collaboration and working relationship with pertinent government offices, community leaders, community structures and program participants; Coordinate meeting with NGOs, and government offices and update the Emergency Response coordinator on any emerging issues with regard to the Emergency Response program; Implement emergency response activities and closely monitor, evaluate, and produce reports accordingly; Improve awareness and participation of targeted beneficiaries on the program activities through community meetings and trainings; Organize and manage regular meetings with different community committees in the programme area to effectively engage targeted groups or beneficiaries on the planned activities; Identify beneficiaries through participatory selection of the most vulnerable households and record or document each beneficiary data to be able to trace the change before and after the project implementation; Ensure vulnerable children and women inclusion in all aspects of program activities; Create strong linkages with pertinent government line departments and update them regularly on the program progress; Help in translation of information and reports from local to English or from English to local language in an understandable process; Maintain all documents related to the project areas in standard filing system and develop case stories; Prepare and use weekly and monthly plans and submit progress reports accordingly to the Emergency Response coordinator for validation; Prepare monthly and quarterly reports and submit to the coordinator; Support the emergency Response coordinator in conducting situation assessment and concept note development; Ensure adherence to SOS CV policies such as the Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Standards and others as well as the minimum standards of humanitarian relief (Code of Conduct, Sphere, HAP); Perform other similar activities as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
The Emergency Response Field Officer – WASH must have: Degree in social sciences, Environmental Health, Disaster management, Water and sanitation or a field related to participatory environmental health Education; A diploma with substantive continuous hands-on experience in hygiene and health promotion relating to water and sanitation would be accepted in lieu.
Key skills and experiences
The Emergency Response Field Officer – WASH must have: Been involved in the implementation of disaster emergency response and recovery, preferably in the area of hygiene and health promotions and or water and sanitation; At least 3 years of experience in community mobilization, sensitization, education, relief items distributions, beneficiaries targeting as well as general awareness creation; Good knowledge of key issues relating to sanitation and health in Zimbabwe in general, and in Seke District in particular; Good ICT skills, especially the use of Microsoft Office tools, computers, and email communications; Basic computer training; Good understanding of humanitarian issues and a deep understanding of the aims and objectives of the organization; Good understanding of accountability and code of conduct issues relating to interactions and management of persons affected by disasters; Sound judgment with good people skills; Ability to write clear and detailed reports in English; Experience in research, use of qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as the ability to use participatory skills and techniques
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