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TECHNICAL REFERENT WATSAN (Flying)
Oxfam Intermon believes in justice, solidarity, and peace, and we work to change the world. We believe that the best way of helping people in the poorest countries is to promote selfsufficiency and thus achieve their right to a life of dignity.
The complexity of the world in which we live calls for comprehensive action. To achieve this, we cooperate in more than 500 development and humanitarian action programmes in over 50 countries in Africa, the Americas, and Asia. We act in emergencies; we promote fair trade and carry out consciousness-raising and social-mobilization campaigns. To achieve greater efficiency in our work of fighting poverty and injustice in the world, we join forces with 15 other NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in different countries, with whom we share ethical principles and common objectives, forming Oxfam International.
Oxfam Intermon is looking to fill the position flying technical referent Watsan. 80% of the time is field based and 20% of the time is home based.
Reporting to the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator the person selected will be tasked to provide emergency interventions in water and sanitation, and field support to teams during different program phases including: emergencies (first phase as well as mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery) as well as provide support for resiliency based programs
The person’s key functions will be:
Emergency response (primary responsibility)
Analyse, identify and answer to the needs in water & sanitation supplies, in order to give an efficient and speedy response
To evaluate the risk situations concerning public health in the affected area and rapidly and efficiently answer to emergencies.
Select, design and carry out, in an emergency situation, the follow up of the building and rehabilitation of water supply systems and the installation of sanitation
To plan and control the budgeted expenses for the response.
To select and train the Technical team
To lead the Watsan and carry out the follow up of the selected activities and initiatives in close coordination with Hygiene Promotion Teams
Identify and evaluate the existing resources and the local partners’, the humanitarian agencies and the governmental authorities’ capacity
To coordinate and collaborate with other departments for the project, carrying out administration tasks, contracts and management of personnel as well as follow up of the budget and purchase of logistic material.
To represent Oxfam Intermón before the humanitarian agencies, the governmental authorities and the media on the field.
Team & Resiliency program support
Provide team and local partner technical training & capacity building in Water & Sanitation
Conduct evaluations of projects completed/ongoing
Conduct gap filling of WASH Managers (short term)
Conduct field assessments to identify intervention options
Headquarters support (20-25% of the time)
Work on training guides and documents for field and headquarter use
Provide briefings for field staff
Provide training for university programs in Water & Sanitation
Coordinate with other WaSH HQ members to support ongoing projects
University degree or equivalent engineering qualification; a specific qualification in Water and Sanitation (Watsan) or Environmental will be very much valued.
A minimum experience of 3 years in water and sanitation humanitarian programmes.
An experience in emergency programmes is indispensable
Knowledge and experience regarding water engineering (water collection and supply systems as well as analysis and treatment) and sanitation systems for emergencies in rural and urban areas in countries of the South.
Oxfam Experience (any affiliate) will be valued.
Languages: English (fluent), French (fluent), and good level of Spanish.
Availability for travelling with a short warning period, and stays on field (between 4 weeks and 3 months maximum). It is estimated that 80% of the time will be spent in the field.
Results orientated and capacity for organisation.
Team work and collaboration
High flexibility and adaptation to changes.
Motivation for international cooperation, development and fight against poverty.
1 year contract of employment, renewable.
Gross Salary: 32.829.46 Euros, plus social benefits
Working place: Flying position, based in Spain
80% of the time is field based
No mission longer than 3 months
Incorporation date: As soon as possible.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates please send your application and photo (mandatory), to: firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the reference Ref: 104/13-14.
Deadline: 9/11/2014. we reserve the right to change this date, if needed.