WASH & Solid Waste Specialist

WASH & Solid Waste Specialist

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Mukalla, Yemen

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the WASH Project Manager, the WASH and Solid Waste specialist will be responsible for:

Main duties

  • Review and update the work plan for effective implementation of the WASH Project including the Establishment, Rehabilitation of infrastructures for the Clean and Improve the City Fund/Cleaning fund (CF) and Public Corporation for Water and Sewerage (PCWS) in Al-Mukalla and WASH Institutional Strengthening Project funded by the Government of the Japan;
  • Review and provide inputs to water and sanitation designs;
  • Carry out technical supervision of the design activities and construction works in of target partners CF and PCWS;
  • Support development, planning and implementation of activities aiming at improving sustainability of provide safe drinking water to the poor community thus improve the quality of life;
  • Support to improve government’s facilitation, regulation, and planning of basic water and sanitation services and hence improve the operation and maintenance of WASH facilities;
  • Support project management works with stakeholders and partners (NGOs, private consultants, and contracting companies);
  • Assist in determining capacity gaps and support capacity development of government and/or non-governmental partners in close coordination with other donor partners;
  • Review and provide inputs on WASH Project related M&E activities to track progress and evaluate results. The WASH specialist will work on methodology for baseline studies, monitoring tools, technical assessments for WASH infrastructure and hygiene practices at the community level;
  • Participate in the requests for project materials; undertake technical verification of project materials upon delivery and organize for branding where necessary and also call for distribution to the beneficiaries.

Implementing

  • Mobilize competent national and international experts needed;
  • Prepare Terms of Reference (ToR) for required inputs (individual and institutional consultancy services, the procurement of goods, organization of training, seminars, etc.), with expert technical support as required;
  • Follow-up and ensure that required inputs are processed in a timely and transparent manner and attest to the timeliness of submission and the quality of goods and services procured for the project;
  • The WASH specialist maybe required undertaking additional roles for other projects in the same geographical area, and other relevant-duties as required by the supervisor;
  • Advice on quality control of all Sanitation activities - travel regularly to all the rehabilitation sites assessing situation and M&E procedures.

The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that:

  • human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is create;
  • necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.

Competencies

Core competencies:

  • Innovation
    • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
    • Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully
  • Leadership
    • Ability to persuade others to follow
    • Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others
  • People Management
    • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
    • Level 4: Models independent thinking and action
  • Communication
    • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
    • Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis
  • Delivery
    • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
    • Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional competencies:

  • Rehabilitation and Reintegration
    • Knowledge of community-based rehabilitation and reintegration programmes and ability to apply in post crisis situations
    • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.
  • Design Thinking
    • Knowledge of method (s) for practical, creative resolution of problems and creation of solutions, with the intent of an improved future result.
    • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.
  • Report Writing
    • Ability to prepare quality reports
    • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.
  • Procurement
    • The ability to acquire goods, services or works from an outside external source
    • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.
  • Communications
    • Ability to effectively communicate intensions and requirements to internal and external stakeholders
    • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master Degree in engineering, international development or environmental studies; economics; or related disciplines is required.

Experience:

  • Four years of professional development experience in the WASH sector including experience in emergency response and contingency planning;
  • Bachelor degree in combination with 6 years of relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of master degree;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and operate effectively across at least three of the following thematic areas: Solid Waste Management, Primary Waste Collection, Integrated Solid Waste Management, Recycling Projects, Waste-to-Energy, the Green Economy, Climate resilient development, gender mainstreaming;
  • Ability of promoting constructive dialogue between diverse stakeholders and of communicating clearly and respectfully at the highest levels of government and with civil society required;
  • Analytical and conceptual ability; demonstrated understanding of survey design and social research methods to understand hygiene and sanitation behavior change;
  • Experience in conducting capacity development in WASH at the local and sector levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and oral.

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