Act as key ACTED representative on WASH and Infrastructures sector;
Ensure external representation of ACTED, vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners;
Participate in and report (internally) on technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions;
Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners, i.e. NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working on WASH and Infrastructures;
Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others.
Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the WASH and Infrastructures sector in CAR;
Analyse the activities in the WASH and Infrastructures sector and relevant stakeholders;
Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review, and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with AMEU;
Lead WASH and Infrastructures project conceptualization workshops;
Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the WASH and Infrastructures sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches.
Internal WASH and Infrastructures Technical Support and Coordination
Support the development and maintenance of a coherent WASH and Infrastructures strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention in CAR;
Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different [sector] projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning;
Brief Project Managers about main WASH and Infrastructures issues, and updating them on a regular basis;
Organize internal WASH and Infrastructures meetings on a monthly basis.
Define WASH and Infrastructures project implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization);
Lead the development of all technical tools related to WASH and Infrastructures projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports…);
Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the WASH and Infrastructures sector based on known contexts and needs;
Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other [sector] staff to implement the ACTED WASH and Infrastructures projects to a high quality standard;
Liaise with WASH and Infrastructures technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed;
Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences.
Staff Capacity Building
Participate in the recruitment and training of WASH and Infrastructures sector staff members;
In coordination with Project Managers identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs;
Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and WASH and Infrastructures best practices;
Develop training material for different trainings to share within the WASH and Infrastructures project teams;
Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers) on WASH and Infrastructures.
Expected skills and qualifications
Degree in relevant field of expertise;
At least 5 years of experience in project implementation on the field, preferably in an international context;
Being a strong team player;
Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;
Excellent communication and drafting skills;
Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;
Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
Ability to organize and plan effectively;
Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
Experience in consortium;
Fluent French skills required;
Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience is an asset.