Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people s potential.
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.
We go the last mile: ACTED s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.
Since 2012, ACTED has been implementing projects with vulnerable communities in Syria with a two-fold approach: ACTED provides life-saving support to vulnerable displaced persons, returnees, and host communities across Syria, through multi-sectorial rapid emergency services, and implements a wide range of resilience building interventions. Thus, ACTED has been able to strengthen its links with Syrian local communities and to develop an in-depth knowledge of local dynamics. A team of 900+ is currently working in Syria.
You will be in charge of
• Act as key ACTED representative on WASH
• Ensure external representation of ACTED in WASH sector, vis- -vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners
• Participate in and report (internally) on WASH 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
• 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 sector
• Analyse the activities in the WASH 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 project conceptualization workshops
• Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the WASH sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches
2.Internal WASH Technical Support and Coordination
• Support the development and maintenance of a coherent WASH strategy across ACTED s areas of intervention in Syria
• Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different WASH 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 issues, and updating them on a regular basis.
• Organize internal WASH meetings on a monthly basis.
• Define WASH 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 projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports );
• Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the WASH sector based on known contexts and needs
• Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other staff to implement the ACTED WASH projects to a high quality standard;
• Liaise with WASH 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 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 best practices
• Develop training material for different trainings to share within the WASH project teams
• Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers) on WASH