Tuesday, February 11, 2014

International Medical Corps Wash Coordinator Job in Kenya

Wash Coordinator

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. 

Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

WASH Coordinator/Kenyan nationals only

Job Summary

The WASH Coordinator will be responsible for the provision of coordination and support as well as strategic planning and technical guidance and implementation of activities/projects within the area of WASH.

The incumbent is expected to play a lead role in designing and formulating appropriate project proposals and assistance activities to be incorporated into the relevant country programs of International Medical Corps.

Moreover, he/she will support the Country Team in the planning, design, implementation, supervision, and potential expansion/development and administration of technical WASH interventions. 
These will have a strong link to other health and nutrition activities.

The WASH coordinator will work under the supervision of the Kenya Technical/Program Director, with a technical reporting line to the Global WASH Advisor, and coordinate his/her activities with relevant technical sectors in the country.

Essential Responsibilities

Strategy and Policy
  • Contribute to the development of International Medical Corps’ Global WASH Strategy
  • Provide support on the development, review, update and dissemination of internationally accepted standards, policies, guidelines within International Medical Corps and among partners
  • Represent International Medical Corps in relevant national and sub-national coordination meetings, and assessment missions as appropriate
Program Coordination/Implementation
  • Where and as needed, contribute to production of proposals for new projects through assessments, analysis, and recommendations for priority interventions
  • Lead the internal cross-sectoral coordination (WASH field teams, nutrition, health, M&E…) to design and implement a reporting system to monitor and evaluate the objectives, indicators and outcomes of the WASH interventions
  • Be the overall lead for the implementation of International Medical Corps WASH projects.
  • Work closely with the senior management and field teams to determine the operational needs of the program within the scope of the grant
  • Compile regular reports, ensuring statistics are correct and on time
  • Regularly update country office on progression of interventions as per protocol
  • Liaise closely with local authorities, donor and partner agencies to ensure program compliance with donor policies and regulations and complementary with other agencies' efforts
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
Human Resources Management
  • Assist in the hiring and development of qualified technical program staff • Supervise technical staff to ensure smooth and effective operations
  • Pro-actively maintain open lines of communications with all field staff
Training/ Capacity Building
  • Determine training needs for subordinate WASH staff, and propose identified training opportunities to Program Director for selected field staff
  • Regularly disseminate technical resources from HQ, and ensure timely feedback to field staff are shared on relevant national developments in the WASH sector
  • Ensure that lessons learnt exercises are carried out as part of each project, and feed results back to Global WASH Advisor
Emergency Response
  • Being deployed for emergency response as directed by the Country Director, carry out needs assessments and support the ERT to develop a strategic, complementary WASH response
  • Collaborate with security officer/Country Director in order to maintain security of health staff in the field
  • Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies by WASH staff
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Public Health Engineering and/or in a relevant field of study
  • Seven to ten years’ experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of WASH interventions with proven experience of implementing WASH development projects and hygiene promotion, of which at least three years in the Horn of Africa. Knowledge and previous working experience in ASAL area
  • Proven experience in the strengthening and coordination of technical teams
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Profound knowledge of public health linkages to WASH
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
  • Ability to relate to and motivate staff effectively
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Excellent decision making and leadership skills
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus
How to apply:

Qualified candidates should submit applications BY E-MAIL ONLY including the C.V. and contact details of 3 referees not later than COB on Friday, 14th February, 2014 to the HR Manager at KenyaJobs@InternationalMedicalCorps.org