WASH Advisor

The Health Support Organization (THESO)

The Health Support Organisation (THESO) is a leading 501 (3) (C) registered South Sudanese based international nongovernmental, non-profit organisation dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering in Low Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Our mission is to implement evidence-based, culturally Sensitive, innovative projects promoting health, according to perceived public health needs and priorities as understood through quality research. THESO 2030 strategy is contributing to achieving global strategies 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 3, 4 and 6 set targets and beyond in LMICs. To establish well-performing sustainable health, education, and WASH systems in developing countries, THESO is working with governments, UN Agencies and other stakeholders to achieves resilience and sustained outcomes through continuous improvement of the four sectors of Health, Nutrition, Education, WASH and Research.
Context and Background
THESO has been working in South Sudan since mid 2008, and currently runs 4 field programme offices across Africa. THESO strategic plan (2021 ��������� 2025) includes expansion of its programme to other countries, deepen its working relationship with host governments and partners at all levels, develop a gradual exit strategy to allow the smooth transfer of specific facilities to government, and support affected people with emergency response, recovery and resilience programmes. The primary focus of THESO South Sudan programme is integrated healthcare, Education, WASH, and community based and health facilities-based management of malnutrition. The special emphasis is given to maternal and child health care services. Using our expertise, we support aid workers and strengthen existing services. We build resilience by helping societies at risk of future disasters, to be better prepared.
We believe that everyone has the right to access and utilise free public health services with dignity. We believe that good health is fundamental to transforming societies in transition that���������s why THESO is a Foth to build healthy communities. THESO is seeking to recruit a seasoned WASH specialist with proven track record in design and establishment of sustainable urban and rural water and sanitation services in developed countries.
General Description of the Role:**
To provide technical support to ministry of water and irrigation in establishment of national water and sewage cooperation and scaling up of sustainable urban and rural water & sanitation services and ensure high quality delivery of South Sudan country programme���������s WASH services to the beneficiaries we serve. This should be ensured through technical support to WASH staff, continuous improvement of systems and documentation, promoting high quality standards, involvement in WASH programme processes, providing the country-wide perspective on WASH services delivery oversight, and contributing to strategy from the lens of WASH.
Technical WASH Management
������ Responsible for the planning, implementation, management, supervision and support of assignegramme in line with the activity plan and time frame of the relevant project proposals and any applicable national and international guidelines and standards.
������ Manage the quality construction of all water and sanitation structures, ensuring good maintenance and sustainable processes are put in place.
������ Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments are conducted both against project objectives and to ensure the quality of the programme, with reports to relevant field managers.
������ Provide input on the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.
������ Assess existing water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion activities in the assigned areas and recommend actions to be taken.
Staff Management
������ Manage and oversee the assigned WASH team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
Financial Management
������ Work with the relevant field managers to plan, construct and manage WASH budgets for ts.
Communication & Coordination
������ Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned WASH team, THESO in-country directors and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs).
������ Represent THESO at relevant national level coordination meetings involving local authorities, UN agencies and other NGOs.
������ Develop and maintain transparent and regular communication structures with different donors and government line ministries
������ Manage the correct and timely ordering (within budgetary constraints) of all necessary WASH supplies and equipment for the assigned WASH activities, ensuring minimum stocks are maintained and items are stored and distributed correctly.
Quality Management
������ Implement, as far as is possible within operational constraints, relevant policies and standards relating to WASH service delivery including national, and Sphere and HAP) standards, donor guidelines and other good practice.
������ Higher level qualification in water and sanitation.
������ MSc in Water / Environmental Engineering or Management or Civil Engineering or Hydrology / Geology an asset.
������ Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written).
Experience / Competencies
������ 10 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field.
������ Good report writing skills; problem solving ability.
������ Team-player with good inter-personal skills.
������ Good communicator, able to pass on information efficiently.
������ Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building.
������ Able to set clear objectives for staff and to delegate.
������ Willingness to support others and to share workload.
������ Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
������ Self-motivated; able to work effectively in a wide variety of situations.
������ Able to cope with basic living conditions in the fieplicant can submit her/his curriculum vitae, application letter and supporting documents to THESO by email to: [email protected] while copying [email protected]
THESO is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply

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