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WASH Officer

Mumbai (India)

Job title: WASH Officer 
Employment category:  
Reporting to: Senior WASH Officer 
Supervises: WASH Assistant  
Overall purpose of the role:  
The WASH officer’s primary function is to ensure the quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of all technical aspects of the WASH activities being implemented by DRC. 
General Programming & Operations 
Carrying out the selection, design and construction of water systems, using ground water or surface water, including abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems or rehabilitation of existing systems. 
To select, design and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system, in consultation with the beneficiaries, which includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal, vector control and drainage. 
To formulate and implement capacity building plans for teams and individuals that I managed which may involve conducting training and mentoring approaches. 
Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan.   
Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports and proposals and budgets for donors.    
Mobilization of beneficiary communities to maintain the established/rehabilitated/protected water sources.  
Lead the WASH team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises.   
Coordination and representation  
Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on WASH issues. 
Represent DRC at WASH meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings.  
Ensure integration of WASH activities with other DRC sectors. 
Coordinate with WASH and Shelter counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects. 
Ensure good representation and reputation of WASH and Shelter sector at all levels. 
Actively participate in internal coordination meeting  
Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings.  
Project development 
Develop project plans and budgets for funding 
Develop the projects’ M&E tools   
Project implementation and reporting   
Ensure management of WASH project grants through budget control. 
Monitor and Evaluate WASH Projects.   
Ensure quality control during implementation of WASH activities in accordance to Sphere and National standards. 
Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need. 
Staff management  
Supervise WASH Assistants.  
Provide technical and programmatic leadership for the WASH staff members and community based mechanisms in operational areas as needed.  
Develop staff performance measurement and targets for the WASH assistants and appraise them based on the set targets. 
Conduct daily field visits or as required to ensure WASH tasks are going on as planned and mentoring - through technical back stopping and training of duty bearers. 
Logistics / Finance  
Support the Senior WASH Officer and Manager to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups.  
Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas.  
Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.  
Ensure distribution plans are prepared and shared with logistics in a timely manner. 
Contribute to grants management of all WASH projects through management of day to day project expenditures. 
The responsibilities listed in the JD are not exhaustive and may be readjusted according to operational needs but will remain in line with the overall purpose of the role. 
Experience and technical competencies:  
At least 2 years’ experience in planning, implementing and evaluating WASH projects. 
Thorough knowledge of SPHERE and WASH in emergencies standards. 
Good IT skills (especially MS Office).  
Project Planning and Management is an added advantage 
Experience working in emergency response with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context. 
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Water Engineering from recognized institution.  
Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.  
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Mumbai (India)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-25

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