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Posted: 2 August 2022
Location: kismanyo, SOMALIA
Posted: 2 August 2022
Location: kismanyo, SOMALIA
Posted: 2 August 2022
Location: kismanyo, SOMALIA
Posted: 2 August 2022
Location: kismanyo, SOMALIA
Posted: 2 August 2022
Location: kismanyo, SOMALIA

WASH Cluster Coordinator

Posted: 2 August 2022
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14 August 2022 Project Management kismanyo, SOMALIA Full Time ALIGHT
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State level- Somalia WASH Cluster Coordinator.

DUTY STATION: Kismayo with frequent travel to other parts of Jubbaland

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: 12 months with possible extension


The Humanitarian Cluster approach was adopted by the IASC as a key strategy to address the gaps in humanitarian response. The aim of the cluster approach at the global level is to strengthen system-wide preparedness and co-ordination of technical capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies by ensuring that there is predictable leadership and accountability in all the main sectors or areas of humanitarian response. Similarly, at the country level the aim is to strengthen humanitarian response by demanding high standards of predictability, accountability and partnership in all sectors or areas of activity. The success of the cluster approach will be judged in terms of the impact it has on improving the humanitarian response to those affected by crises. In September 2005, IASC Principals agreed to designate global cluster lead agencies in critical programme and operational areas, and also agreed that the ‘cluster approach’ should be applied at the country level. Country: At the country level, the aim of the Cluster is to ensure a more coherent and effective response by mobilizing groups of agencies, organizations and NGOs to respond in a strategic manner across all key sectors or areas of activity. The Humanitarian Coordinator – with the support of OCHA – retains responsibility for ensuring the adequacy, coherence and effectiveness of the overall humanitarian response and is accountable to the Emergency Relief Coordinator.

UNICEF as a Cluster agency for WASH, is working on plans to strengthen State level Coordination architects for the WASH Cluster and also to ensure that Area Based Coordination (ABC) mechanism are established to enhance Cluster’s coordination capacities, ensure there is strengthened bottom-up coordination approach and improved information/communication sharing among others. In view of this approach and in partnership with UNICEF, Alight is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of WASH Cluster State Level Coordinator for Jubaland State.

The State Cluster serves as:

  • A coordination and decision-making body on key WASH cluster priorities and actions at State level.
  • An information sharing and advocacy body for resolving arising issues related to education in emergencies
  • Ensure appropriate coordination at state level with all humanitarian partners (including national and international NGOs.
  • Ensure the complementarity of different humanitarian actors’
  • Ensure effective links with other sectoral groups and state level- SICCG
  1. Coordination
  • Facilitate regular field coordination meetings at state level to share information on WASH gaps with the national WASH cluster.
  • Invite partners working in the state to field coordination meeting and represent the cluster at S-ICCG meeting
  • Identify any gaps and overlaps in the state and ensure WASH partners report activities through the 4W matrix
  • Ensure the Cluster coordinator and OCHA field officers are informed of cluster specific developments in the state

Supporting WASH service delivery

  1. Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery and identification of gaps
  2. Apply lessons learned from past activities and feedback from beneficiaries to revise strategies and action plans accordingly.
  3. Ensure that WASH activities are provided equitably to all affected populations as defined under the HRP and RRRP.
  4. Needs assessment and gap analysis (across clusters/sectors and within the clusters/sectors)
  5. Analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross- cutting issues
  6. Prioritization, grounded in response analysis
  7. Jointly with the regional focal points coordinate AWD/Flood Preparedness and Response for the WASH Cluster at state level and establish strong working relationships with all the cluster members in order to facilitate effective collaboration and communication.

Planning and strategy development

  1. Conduct joint assessments using common methodology and tools, involving all stakeholders and ensuring the participation of the partners at state level.
  2. Application and adherence to existing national and emergency standards and guidelines, and propose new standards if needed.
  3. Include cross-cutting issues such as gender equality, age, psycho-social and environmental factors in all aspects of the response.


  1. Identify advocacy concerns at state level and contribution to the cluster resource mobilization and prioritization.
  2. Undertaking advocacy activities at state on behalf of the national cluster and through engagement with the national cluster when needed.
  3. Ensure that adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to evaluate the impact of WASH programs and progress within the framework of the WASH Cluster strategy.

Responsibility of Partners

  • Participating organizations are expected to be proactive partners in jointly assessing needs, developing strategies and plans for overall concerted WASH response, implementing agreed priority actions, and adhering to core commitments and standards. WASH cluster members will share tasks and are delegated responsibilities to support specific functions.
  • Members will designate their most senior representatives to the State WASH Cluster; representative who will make decision on behalf of their agencies;
  • Actively participate in monthly coordination cluster meetings. It must be well-managed and outcome-oriented with key action points.


Alight is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. Any form of canvassing in the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.


Interested and qualified candidates can submit 1 page motivation/cover letter and Current CV and updated CV with three references (2-4 pages) to Alight before August 14th, 2022, COB. Applications would be reviewed on rolling basis.