IFRC recruits 01 Surge WASH Delegate
Surge WASH Delegate
Strong candidate identified
Closing date (Geneva time zone):20-05-2019
Duty station status: Family Duty Station
Accompanied status: Non-Accompanied
Category of Staff: Delegate
Grade: To be determined
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The IFRC is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional, country cluster teams and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency, coordination, and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The southern Africa Cluster Office based in Pretoria, South Africa provides representation supports to the ten National Societies (NS) of Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia. South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Based on IFRC mandate. Cyclone Idai made landfall on the evening of 15 March 2019 in the port city of Beira located in Sofala Province of Central Mozambique. The cyclone wreaked havoc on Beira and surrounding areas resulting in loss of communication, important damage and destruction to shelter and settlements, health and WASH facilities and thousands of hectares of standing crops, communication infrastructures and as well as loss of life and injury. In response, the IFRC launched a CHF 31 million-dollar, 24-month appeal seeking to support over 200,000 people in the areas of health, shelter, WASH, Protection Gender and Inclusion and National Society Development. The IFRC has established a large operational structure working with CVM (Mozambique Red Cross Society) to implement the operation.
Reporting to Deputy Operations Manager the Surge WASH Delegate will:
Lead the development of the WASH programme in response to the cyclone disaster.
Guide and support the implementation of the WASH programme.
Integrate the programme with the wider WASH activities of the NS.
Strengthen CVM capacities in the development and management of WASH activities
Support other WASH activities as required.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Support CVM and the IFRC operations team to develop a WASH programme with vulnerable communities in Sofala Province.
Provide technical oversight of the WASH programme.
Assist CVM to undertake integrated assessments with potential target communities for WASH activities.
Promote the effective use of community engagement and accountability tools and processes in developing WASH activities.
Support CVM in the further development of existing baseline data through which to monitor the WASH programme.
Work with the Deputy Operations Manager and Logistics Delegate to procure WASH materials and to engage contractors as required.
Monitor and supervise the work of contractors engaged in WASH activities.
Assist the NS to develop systems to ensure the rigorous monitoring of the WASH programme.
Ensure that the WASH activities within the emergency and recovery operation link with the NS’s wider WASH strategy.
In collaboration with the NS, ensure that WASH activities are well coordinated with the WASH Cluster and other relevant government agencies and maintain effective coordination with other international agencies and NGOs engaged in WASH activities.
Assist CVM in the development and delivery of WASH-related training for communities, NS volunteers and staff.
Ensure that WASH programme plans are consistent with wider operational plans and well-integrated with other sector programmes.
Support the revision of operational plans and budgets as required.
Work with the NS to provide timely, quality reporting on the programme, seeking to build NS’s reporting capacity.
In collaboration with the operations team and the NS, support the evaluation of the operation.
Contribute to wider organisational learning from the operation.
Facilitate the development of partnerships with potential donors, including private sector organisations, for future emergency response operations.
In coordination with Nairobi and Geneva WASH teams, explore possibility of One WASH programming in the affected area for cholera preparedness and prevention.
Relevant university degree in Civil or Water Engineering (WASH) and hygiene promotion or similar fields.
Professional qualification in WASH operations management.
WASH FACT/ERU/RDRT specialized training .
Basic Delegates Training Course, WORC, IMPACT or equivalent knowledge.
At least five years of experience in developing and managing WASH/ WATSAN programmes including personnel, budget and financial management to ensure compliance.
Proven field working experience in complex emergencies of managing international humanitarian operations in WASH and/or public health.
Experience in reporting and proposal writing.
Experience in donor/partner relationship management.
Experience working for a humanitarian aid organization in a developing country.
Experience of working for Red Cross/Red Crescent.
Knowledge, skills and languages
Self-supporting in computers.
Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and travel extensively to support field operations or training.
Good knowledge of WASH management, as well as mechanisms, tools and guidelines for programming and coordination at different levels.
Good analytical thinking skills.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience of developing training and facilitating and in preparing and making presentations.
Coaching and mentoring skills.
Capacity to influence people.
Good Knowledge of the region and capacity to practice political and cultural sensitivity
Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks.
A broad understanding of global humanitarian issues.
Fluent in written and spoken Portuguese
Fluent in written and spoken English
Competencies and values
National Society relations; Strategic orientation – Communication – Teamwork; Managing performance
Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity; Judgement-Decision-making; Results focus and accountability
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.