Friday, 20 January 2012

Save the Children WASH Coordinator Job in Kenya

Save the Children is the world's largest independent children’s organization, making immediate and longlasting improvements to children's lives in over 120 countries worldwide.

Save the Children is made up of 27 member organisations across the globe.

Through Unified Presence, Save the Children aims to create a stronger voice for children by unifying the operations in all countries where more than one Save the Children Member organizations operates.

This will result in one organisation at the national level in each country and a unified programme delivery structure for all Save the Children Alliance Members.

Save the Children has a long history of working in partnership in Somalia and it is one of the leading INGO's working in Somalia for the rights of children.

Save the Children has a unified presence in Somalia and Somaliland since January 2010 and is working in the thematic areas of education (including skills training for youth), health, protection and emergency responses.

Save the children has an operation in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central Somalia. Due to constraints on security, and the need to liaise with UN agencies, other NGOs and donors the country office is based in Nairobi and senior managers and directors are expected to travel extensively to monitor and support programme work in all parts of Somalia that are accessible and where security threats are being effectively mitigated.

Save the Children is currently putting together an integrated response plan to address an appalling outcome of chronic shortage of food, drought and conflict resulting in very high rate of morbidity, mortality and suffering of the most vulnerable population including children and women.

We are looking forward to establishing teams of health workers consisting of various cadres of health professionals to deliver life saving emergency health services to the population in need through an integrated approach by pooling together programmes (health, nutrition and WASH) with high impact on lives of the most vulnerable population groups

The Wash coordinator will contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its Child Survival objectives, through the provision of quality water, sanitation and hygiene programming.

The role exists to strengthen and provide WASH engineering and software support for Save the Children’s core programme sectors- of health, education, child protection and hunger reduction- and develop direct emergency WASH responses where required.

You will need suitable qualification in public health or civil engineering with WASH programming experiences, in assessments, programme design, project planning and management, write
project proposals and produce quality reports

For additional information on the job description, working context, person’s specifications, please visit: www.somaliangoconsortium.org

Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All applicants are subject to child protection checks, people are as diverse as the challenges we face.

Applications should be forwarded to: vacancies@scsom.org

Application Closing Date: Sunday 5th Feb 2012, 12:00 mid night

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