Interim Programme Hygiene Specialist

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  • Lusaka, Zambia
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Website WateraidZambia WaterAid Zambia

Interim Programme Hygiene Specialist

Lusaka, Zambia

Deadline: 19th January 2021
Interviews: Last week of January 2021
Salary: Market related with excellent benefits, including a transport allowance
Contract Duration: 4 months
Availability: Immediate

It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

We started because no NGO like us existed. We’ll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we’re making great progress – since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation across the various countries where we work.

Clean water, decent toilets and hygiene are three essentials that help people lead dignified and healthy lives. They should be normal for everyone, but for millions of people they are not. We are determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a normal part of everyday life for everyone, everywhere within a generation.

WaterAid Zambia is recruiting a key expert for a short term GIZ Funded project entitled Supporting COVID Response in Vulnerable Communities in Lusaka, Zambia.

WaterAid’s overall goal for this grant are to expand its work in the prevention and mitigation of the spread of Covid 19 in Lusaka through improved WASH facilities and hygiene practices using a coordinated multi-stakeholder approach.

The project aims to build capacity and sustainability of schools and communities response plans that include adoption of appropriate technologies and build on local knowledge.

We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.

In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

WaterAid Zambia is looking for an Interim Programme Hygiene Specialist to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone in Zambia by 2030.

The purpose of this job is:

The purpose of the job is to assist the Head of Programmes in the interim (for four months), conceptualization, assessment, design, development, and implementation of a normative guidelines for WaterAid Zambia’s hygiene promotion, influencing and its integration work. The interim role will support the implementation and management of programmes and projects, support capacity development for WaterAid and partner staff, support monitoring, review, research and evaluation in order to develop best practice approaches that draw on programmatic learning and ensure quality programming related to hygiene behaviour change.

To be successful, you will need:

  • A Masters’ Degree in Public Health, from a recognized University, or professional qualifications in civil engineering, water and sanitation, or environmental health.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in programme planning, development and management at managerial level in WASH
  • Experience in participatory monitoring and evaluation approaches and proven experience in water and sanitation work in the Zambian context.
  • Experience in developing and managing projects, including staff, budgeting and budget management.
  • Experience in implementation of integrated programmes and experience in leading development of models and approaches and packaging learning
  • A clear understanding of WASH programming and policy contexts
  • Experience of development and management of teams and partner organisations
  • In-depth knowledge of participatory approaches, facilitation and training techniques
  • Sound knowledge of hygiene promotion and sanitation issues.

Willing and able to travel, predominately to WaterAid and partner locations within the CP with some travel in and outside the region.

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If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV, via email to [email protected] using “ Interim Programme Hygiene Specialist” as the subject. Please provide details of at least three relevant references and clearly indicate details of your current remuneration package.

Please note: in order to apply for this role, you must demonstrate your eligibility to work in Zambia.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind.

The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

No recruitment agencies please.