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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Expert, Zambia

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Expert, Zambia

ID 
2017-1372
# of Openings 
1
Posted Date 
8/22/2017
Post End Date 
10/31/2017
Category 
Field – Technical Advisor/ Component Lead
Country 
Zambia

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Overview

Global Communities, formerly CHF International, is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. 

Global Communities is seeking a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Expert for the anticipated USAID-funded Zambia Scaling Up Nutrition Technical Assistance project (SUN TA). The WASH Expert will directly report to the Deputy Chief of Party in activity implementation and management. The WASH Expert will oversee the implementation of WASH activities and give guidance on how activities will be implemented to achieve results. This position will be responsible for sectoral leadership in WASH. SUN TA is a multi-donor program to reduce stunting in Zambia. The WASH activities in SUN TA aim to provide a healthy, clean environment for Zambians though improved sanitation in communities and schools, increased access to safe drinking water, and reduced exposure to causes of disease.

Responsibilities

  • Design and lead activities which provide people with access to basic drinking water services, and provide improved service delivery from an existing basic drinking or safely managed water service
  • Provide households in target areas with information on practicing the correct use of recommended household water treatment technologies
  • Increase the number of institutional settings which gain access to a basic drinking water services
  • Lead communities through the process of becoming verified as open defecation free (ODF)
  • Lead the provision of basic sanitation facilities in institutional settings and provide households with clean latrines

Qualifications

  • Minimum of MSc/Master’s in Civil Engineering, Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Management, Public Health or qualifications that demonstrate relevance to WASH project management
  • Minimum of five years of related professional experience
  • Demonstrated progressive experience with increasing responsibility focused on community led behavior change and infrastructure development/maintenance approaches such as Community Led Total Sanitation, Decentralized Waste Management Systems, Rural Water Self Supply, Water Kiosk management, public health concepts, etc. in rural and peri urban areas reducing health risks at household and community levels for affected populations in the areas of WASH
  • Supervisor experience
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in providing technical expertise to host government institutions and private sector partners from national to sub-district levels for the areas of WASH service provision.
  • Citizens and residents of Zambia are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.