Job Description

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below position.

Position title           :     WASH Assistant ( Position)

Reporting to                  :      Senior Project Officer

Location                        :      Mogadishu

MA                                :     Somalia

Position Summary:

The Employee is charged with supporting SHARPEN 3 Senior Project Officer in planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring & reporting of WASH activities in the project.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  1. To carry out Need and technical assessment for all type of WASH infrastructures

  2. Preparation and Submission of order requests as per SOS policies and procedures

  3. To conduct trainings regarding operation and maintenance of water supply and sanitation facilities for beneficiaries and water management committees

  4. Organize and implement hygiene promotion training as required

  5. Liaise and secure consent from the local authorities and beneficiary prior to intervention

  6. Regular monitoring of ongoing Wash activities to ensure that all the activities are executing as per design, specifications and work schedule

  7. Preparation of weekly monthly work plans and progress reports

  8. Preparation of feasibility reports and completion certificates

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

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

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

  12. Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/ reports.

  13. Conduct Mobilization of beneficiary communities Wash related matters

  14. Coordinate with other stakeholder on the ground for smooth, efficient and effective implementation of the activities

  15. Ensuring integration of WASH, Protection, Health and Nutrition activities through close coordination.

  16. Other relevant duties as directed by line manager.

    Skills and Qualifications

    1. Minimum At least 1-year programming experience with relevant working experience (Specifically in WASH) in INGO agency or Non-Governmental Organization.

    2. University diploma in Public health, Diploma in Public Health, Environmental Health Science or equivalent professional qualification.

    3. Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

    4. Good knowledge of sphere and HAP standards

    5. Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor

    6. Very good understanding of national WASH policies and strategies, program and stakeholders in Somalia

    7. Thorough knowledge of SPHERE Shelter and WASH in emergencies standards.

    8. Experience working in volatile areas

    9. Experience in community-based interventions

    10. Experience in Microsoft Office and internet

    Safeguarding Commitment

    SOS Children’s Villages Somalia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes. SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.


    How to apply

    Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email      Indicating with subject line of the position.

    Closing date is. 6th August, 2022

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    This job description outlines only the general scope of activity and the basic tasks and responsibilities associated with this position. It is updated annually in the course of performance appraisal. It may be supplemented with a more detailed definition of tasks, responsibilities and involvement in processes.