WASH Team Leader

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Employer: DRC
Job Title: WASH Team Leader
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Baidao
Category: Other


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC has been operating in Somalia for more than twenty years, where we assist returnees, IDPs and displacement-affected communities in all three regions (Somaliland, Puntland, and Central and Southern Somalia) through protection, service delivery and livelihoods activities to enhance their self-reliance and expand opportunities for a dignified life. DRC provides both humanitarian assistance and longer-term development support to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations. In the past year, DRC’s strategic focus has shifted towards more durable solutions-oriented programming, linking displacement affected communities to longer-term initiatives to build resilience and recovery.


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Somalia Program is seeking for Wash Team Leader Somali national who will be based in Baidoa. She/he will be responsible for the implementation and design of the construction aspects of the WASH program including planning of the activities to be implemented, supervision of the activities to ensure that SPHERE minimum standard are met, as well as financial management of these activities, the overall support provided to any of the partner organizations and contractors implementing WASH activities, introducing and representing DRC in community and at WASH cluster level.


The overall responsibilities:

· Develop and implement surveys for need assessments in vulnerable areas focusing water, sanitation, and hygiene and related physical infrastructure needs

· Carry out technical assessments for all typologies of WASH/Infrastructures

· Prepare action plan, list of activities and latrine design in consultation with National WASH & Infrastructure coordinator.

· Ensure that the marginalized/ vulnerable communities, including women, participate in each of the project cycle related to WASH.

· Facilitate trainings on WASH using a participatory approach with high practical involvement

· Prepare regular reports for the supervisor and Country Infrastructure coordinator, and document lessons learned.

· Preparation of weekly, 4W matrix reports, monthly work plans and progress reports

· Assist community committee and community leaders in identifying target groups for WASH/Infrastructure related interventions

· Preparation of drawings (AutoCAD), BoQ/Cost Estimates and Tender documents for all WASH/infrastructures

· Preparation, coordination and Submission of Purchase Order requests(PRs) as per DRC policies and procedures

· to ensure that all the activities are executing as per design, specifications and work schedule

· Extend all possible technical support to other team members and contractors when and where required

· Preparation of feasibility reports and completion certificates

· Verify the work done at site and recommend for the payments to contractor(s)/casual labors etc

· Preparation of all the payment documents, after verification, submission it to procurement department

· Contribute to the standardization of technical designs in line with the other WASH Teams across Somalia/land.

· Participate actively to the WASH/Infrastructure Working Group in DRC Somalia

· Working in harmony with all other project staff and field team for the effective and efficient day-to-day management of the WASH/ infrastructure project in Baidoa

· Coordinate with other stakeholders on the ground for smooth, efficient and effective implementation of the activities

· Ensuring integration of WATSAN, Hygiene and shelter activities through close coordination

· Updating and submission of 4W matrix to National WASH coordinator on monthly basis, or when required

· Report monitoring and evaluation data to relevant department supervisors

· Any other relevant task assigned by supervisor

Education, experience and technical competencies

· University degree/higher diploma in Civil Engineering, or Public Health or related field from a recognized university.

· Strong understanding of WASH issues in remote areas including IDP settlement

· Experience, preferably a minimum of 3 years, within the field of WASH in Somalia especially south Central Somalia.

· Strong understanding of participatory training methods, community mobilizations and networking

· Experience working in remote areas

· Experience working with local construction materials and any other local resources

· Experience with gender mainstreaming and work with marginalized groups

· Strong managerial team leadership skills

· Demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with WASH Cluster and other stakeholders

· Fluent in written and spoken English and Somali languages


· Fluency in written and spoken English

· Fluency in local spoken languages.


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively.

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.


Availability: May 2019

Duty station: Baidoa

Reporting to: Program Manager

Duration: One Year contract with possibility of extension

The position is open to Somali Nationals ONLY

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.


Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies at www.drc.dk. Please submit applications online using this link latest by 12th April, 2019.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

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