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Posted: 26 August 2020
Location: Hargiesa

Temporary WASH Officer

Posted: 26 August 2020
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25 September 2020 Project Management Hargiesa Full Time Save the children
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For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to

health, education and protection. Save the

Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Hargeisa

Position: Temporary WASH Officer

Duration:  4 Months

Duty Station: Hargeisa

Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent

to URL Link:

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close on Sunday 30th August 2020 @ 11:59pm.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required

WASH Officer – Somaliland


LOCATION: Hargeisa



POST TYPE: National


Child Safeguarding:


Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


To contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its drought response and child survival

objectives, through the provision of quality water and sanitation programmes in emergencies. The role will specifically address water and sanitation, temporary construction or rehabilitation needs in emergencies through assessment, programme design, management, capacity building and evaluation. The role exists to assist in implementing direct emergency hygiene promotion and sanitation programmes and build capacities of hygiene promotion assistants, volunteers and

support hygiene promotion activities for Save the Children’s core programme sectors of health, education, child protection and hunger reduction In Hargeisa.


Reports to: WASH Coordinator

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 450 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 30 million each year.

Staff directly reporting to this post: 2 wash assistants and 4 wash interns


To carry out public health assessments for affected population, including assisting in collection of baseline information for the OFDA project in Awdal region

To coordinate hygiene promotion work with Save the Children staff, partners, relevant Government institutions and community mobilizers

Working closely with the Water and Sanitation Engineering team to mobilise communities and support the construction and maintenance of water and sanitation facilities such as water points, latrines and distribution of hygiene and NFI kits in Awdal region

Working closely with the health, nutrition, protection and education teams to integrate hygiene promotion programming across the sectors

To design and deliver hygiene promotion activities under OFDA project through focus group discussions, children’s hygiene clubs, theatre groups, radio spots, etc

Supporting the recruitment of hygiene promotion assistants and community hygiene volunteers

Identifying learning and development needs of hygiene promotion assistants and community mobilisers, partner’s staff and community members

Training of staff on hygiene promotion methodologies, including assisting in collection of information for a KAP survey

Play a leadership and technical support role in assessing the public health needs (for sanitation and public health promotion) needs of disaster affected communities In Awdal

Ensure that assessment, programme design and implementation considers children’s roles, needs and vulnerabilities within the community

On the basis of these assessments to design and construct appropriate responses (both programmatic and advocacy) to meet people’s basic hygiene needs, including hygiene enabling materials and provision of key messaging through appropriate channels.

Ensure that hygiene promotion activities are informed by and integrated with Save the

Children’s other priority sectors of nutrition, food security, livelihoods, health, education and child protection.

Assist in the preparation of relevant project proposals for donors and advocate for funding. Ensure that sustainable systems are set in place for longer term hygiene promotion needs

including provision of all necessary training.

To ensure that all water and sanitation work is carried out in a manner, which is sensitive to the needs of children and women.


Report, as required, on programme work and any management issues arising in each assignment (to the area and country programme management teams)

Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, procurement and logistics, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender and children issues. In particular to promote the full and equal participation of women and children in all aspects of the work.

Within reason, implement additional actions and responsibilities, as requested by your line manager.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same

Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

Future orientated, thinks strategically


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions Willing to take disciplined risks


Honest, encourages openness and transparency


This position requires a motivated team player who can work flexibly in stressful situations, with a solid background in Public Health Promotion; a quick learner with good inter-personnel skills and a positive personality, with a good track record.


A suitable educational qualification in community health, public health, nursing, social science. Experience in implementing and coordinating hygiene promotion activities, including

programme design, implementation and evaluation.

Ability to write clear, well-argued assessment and project reports, and assist in preparing successful funding proposals for donors relevant to hygiene promotion

Monitoring and evaluation skills including knowledge on KAP surveys

Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation Excellent communication skills

Capacity to supervise, train and coach national staff.

Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

Commitment to the aims and principles of SCI. In particular, a good understanding of the SCI mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Commitment to SCI Child Protection Policy Computer literate

A moderate level of written and spoken English and good communication skills in Somali


Experience of and ability to represent SCI work in external meetings.

Experience of community mobilisations, distributions and hygiene promotion Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity

The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible, working away from home, and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

Influencing skills and experience in advocacy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the below URLs:-

Closing Date will be 30th August 2020