Water and Sanitation Specialist


Position description

CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
  • CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
  • Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
  • Visit www.ctg.org to find out more

Overview of position:

  • Our client supports the successful implementation of their partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian & development projects around the world. Their mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments & other partners to manage projects, infrastructure & procurement in a sustainable & efficient manner.
  • Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, their vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing their partners’ expectations.
  • With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, our client offers their partners the logistical, technical & management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
  • A flexible structure & global reach means that they can quickly respond to our partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
  • The ongoing conflict has caused significant disruptions to the supply chain & to the overall availability of services. In light of the reduced or even absent provision of public services, communities have been affected by disease & environmental degradation. Physical damage to infrastructure & the lack of functionality in one sector often spills over into other sectors with significant consequences on both the access to & quality of services, that are often interrelated.
  • Our cient is undertaking a multi sectoral engagement aims at restoring urban services mainly in energy, urban roads, Water & Sanitation (WASH), municipality services with focus in water & sanitation targeted cities in Yemen using an integrated approach.

Our client is seeking to recruit a highly qualified coordinator in the field to achieve the following:

  • The Water & Sanitation Coordinator provides professional technical, operational & administrative assistance throughout the urban water & sanitation programming process, through the application of theoretical & practical technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing & presenting program information while learning organizational rules, regulations & procedures to support the development, implementation & monitoring of the urban water & sanitation support output results of the country program.

Stakeholder management:

  • Maintain solid working relationship with the key stakeholders of the WASH sector including the beneficiaries & other project partners.
  • Prepare technical reports & inputs for program preparation & documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness & relevance of information.
  • Assist in the development & establishment of urban water & sanitation support sector related outcome & output results, as well as related strategies, through analysis of urban water & sanitation sector needs & priorities.
  • Provide technical & administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing & administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials & documentations, complying with our clients processes to support progress towards the urban water & sanitation related outcome & / or output results in the country program.
  • Prepare required documentations & materials to facilitate review & approval processes.
  • Contribute to enhancing ownership of the project by the beneficiaries.
  • Support the Project Manager in developing effective communication plans & mechanisms for resolving conflicts among the various project participants.

Program coordination monitoring & reporting:

  • Work collaboratively with internal & external colleagues & partners to collect / analyze / share information on implementation issues, suggest solutions on routine program implementation & alert appropriate officials & stakeholders for higher level interventions & / or decision.
  • Keep record of reports & assessments for easy reference.
  • Monitor & report on the use of sectoral program resources (administrative & other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations based on regulations / procedures & donor commitments with standards of accountability & integrity.
  • Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management / stakeholders.
  • Support the the Project Manager in identifying & managing risks so that maximum benefit to the stakeholders is achieved.
  • Support the Project Manager in developing progress reports, updating risk & issue logs / registers & any other required documentation in compliance with our clients project management manual.
  • Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure proper resolution.

Technical & operational support for program implementation:

  • Undertake field visits & surveys, collect & share reports with partners / stakeholders.
  • Report critical issues, bottlenecks & potential problems to supervisor, for timely action.
  • Provide technical & operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, WASH cluster, UN partners & other office partners / donors on the application & understanding of our clients policies, strategies, processes & best practices in urban water & sanitation to support program implementation.

Knowledge management:

  • Participate in the relevant communities of practice at HQ level.
  • Contribute to the dissemination & sharing of best practices & lessons learned for development planning & knowledge building.
  • Support the project team in compiling lessons learned as per reporting format.

Project reporting:

  • This role works under the overall supervision of the Project Manager.

Key competencies:

  • Master’s degree in Project / Program Management or other relevant field with a focus on Water & Sanitation (WASH) from a reputable university with 5 years of experience or a Bachelor’s Degree with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant field is required.
  • Additional relevant postgraduate courses are a strong asset.
  • More than 15 years working experience in project assessment, design & management experience in rehabilitation projects & construction projects.
  • Experience in international cooperation technical assistance is desired.
  • Strong managerial, communication, coordination & organizational skills is required.
  • Willingness to travel regularly (outside & inside Yemen) is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of English & Arabic language is required.
  • Ability to work under pressure & work with a culturally diverse team of local & international members.

Team management:

  • Team management experience is desired for this role.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

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