Wash Working Group Coordinator – Northeast Syria

Wash Working Group Coordinator – Northeast Syria

Solidarites International

Northeast Syria

About the job

SI is looking for a WASH Working Group Coordinator, based in Northeast Syria (NES).

Considering the absence of UN agencies and thus of a Cluster system in NES, the area is experimenting a unique inter-partner coordination mechanism steered by INGOs, within the Whole of Syria UN-led coordination system. SI is leading the WASH Working Group.

Placed under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director for Programs, the WWG Coordinator will supervise two Deputies and one Information Manager. It must nevertheless be noted that the position holder will be accountable to WASH partners in NES and the Whole of Syria WASH Cluster; he/she will not be directly involved in the delivery of SI projects.

General objectives:

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by WASH actors in NES.

Specific stakes and challenges:

  • Keep a comprehensive inclusion of key partners with specific attention to local actors, NGOs, UN agencies based in NES, national/local authorities, state institutions, local civil society and stabilization actors;
  • Necessity to maintain appropriate attention to priority cross-cutting issues such as Protection, Age, Gender, Disability and Environment in the WASH response in Northeast Syria.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Lead planning and strategy development including an active leadership on the Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan definition for Northeast Syria;
  • Continue training and capacity building in collaboration with the Whole of Syria Sector Coordinators and relevant technical leads in the sector to facilitate technical training and capacity building;
  • Ensure and adapted information management monitoring in collaboration with the WoS and NES NGO Forum Information Management functions to maintain 4Ws planning, reporting and information sharing as required.

Your profile

Diploma/education:

  • A technical qualification in an area related to WASH is required, unless solid proven experience in WASH Project management;
  • A degree related to International Relations and/or Project Management would be an advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in project coordination of WASH humanitarian response including water distribution, construction and rehabilitation of WASH facilities, waste management and hygiene promotion;
  • Previous experience in Cluster coordination would be ideal.

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity in all interactions;
  • Be able to work with diverse stakeholders to develop consensus;
  • Know how to present ideas effectively and clearly while listening and acknowledging others’ perspectives and views;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the international humanitarian response and coordination mechanisms, and humanitarian reform;
  • Understanding of humanitarian funding mechanisms (HPF, CERF, CHF and Flash Appeals processes);
  • Strong command of humanitarian principles and how to apply these;
  • Ability to develop a cluster strategy and to clarify complex strategies for operational implementation;
  • Understand the links between emergency response, recovery, and the transition to development/stabilization;
  • Handling insecure environments;
  • Strong level of autonomy.

Soft skills and spirit:

  • Excellent communication and representation skills;
  • Excellent abilities to coordinate with people of backgrounds & organizational cultures.

Languages:

  • Fluent English with excellent writing capacities is mandatory;
  • Arabic or Kurdish will be an asset.

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