WASH Officer (National Post); 2 positions ( 1 Malatya ,1 Adıyaman)
Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for a qualified Two (2) WASH Officer (National Position).
Job Title WASH Officer Malatya (1), Adıyaman(1)
Location Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Contract length until 31/12/2023 (with possibility of extension)
Reporting line WASH & Shelter Programme Manager
Supervisory responsibility Yes
Vacancy Number TR2023-015
This is a 4 months role in Malatya or Adiyaman, Türkiye with occasional travel to other cities within Türkiye with a net salary range between $1610 - $1675 per month. The salary range provided in this job posting does not constitute any legally binding obligation or undertaking by Concern Türkiye, and final salary amount will be decided mutually by Concern and the employee, which may be lower or higher than the abovementioned salary band.
Job Purpose: The WASH Officer will be responsible for overseeing technical aspects of Concern’s WASH emergency and early recovery programme in Sanliurfa, Adiyaman and Malatya provinces. WASH officer will ensure compliance with humanitarian standards and delivering high quality WASH outputs in accordance with programme plans and budgets. This shall be done in collaboration/consultation with WASH PM, WASH Coordinator, Area Manager, Procurement and MEAL department. Key activities include providing technical oversight and quality control in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of hardware component, training and on-the-job coaching of staff, ensuring programme is delivering as per international and Concern emergency standards, supporting procurement matters for programme implementation.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme Planning and Design
- Support WASH PM in design of WASH infrastructure activities. Ensure participation of stakeholders (local authorities, local partners, beneficiaries) in all stages of the project cycle, whilst key lessons learnt are captured.
- Prepare Scope of Works and Bills of Qualities for implementation of WASH activities including rehabilitation and construction of WASH infrastructure as required.
- Provide technical support and oversight for all water supply and sanitation infrastructure ensuring compliance with minimum SPHERE standards and Concern’s WASH Minimum Engineering Requirements and Standards.
- Construction contract management, technical quality, policy and procedural compliance and work plan supervision of all construction undertaken by Concern, including but not limited to water supply and sanitation facilities.
- Ensure that all construction materials are accounted for, tally with request orders, and that documentation of all release of these items is compliant with the logistics policy and procedures (procurement, warehousing and stock control)
- Ensure minimum standards of technical quality are adhered to in all engineering activities and interventions and that they are technically and culturally appropriate, suitable for the given emergency state, realistic and on budget.
- Conduct WASH needs assessments in remote locations, through participation in short response missions.
- Respond to urgent WASH needs in remote locations through direct implementation of water supply and sanitation infrastructures, whilst providing recommendations on other longer-term solutions.
- Assist WASH PM in conducting detail technical assessments, preparation of designs, technical drawings, Bills of Quantities for various WASH infrastructure activities.
- Ensure all water engineering works and services adhere to Government, SPHERE and Concern standards.
- Work with the relevant Government departments on technical aspects of the WASH programme. Monitoring the programme activities and capacity building of Concern implementing partners.
- Conduct frequent field monitoring visits including monitoring of WASH program activities implemented by local partners and provide reports on the same to WASH team.
- Responsible for line management of contractors, construction supervisors, Plumber, masons etc.
- Develop and implement technical capacity building for the WASH team (hardware component) in coordination with WASH PM and WASH Coordinator.
- Ensure that all staff line managed are aware of and comply with Concern’s policies and procedures.
- Monitor, review performance and hold staffs accountable for meeting the success criteria, deliverables; give corrective feedback where required and take decisive action in the case of poor performance.
- Ensure that staffs and contractors are compliant and fully understand their obligations when signing the programme participant protection policy (P4) and where non-compliance is suspected, to inform a member of the SMT so that the appropriate action can be taken by the Country Director.
Coordination and Representation
- Share relevant information in a timely manner with all Concern’s WASH programme team.
- Represent Concern in meetings with local authorities, local partners, other actors and communities at district and province levels.
- Attend and participate in Technical Working Groups (TWGs) meetings.
- Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
- Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
- Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.
Minimum skills and experience
- Minimum of a Bachelor degrees in (Civil/Water/Environmental) Engineering, with at least 2 years’ experience working with a construction company or NGO implementing water and sanitation infrastructure projects.
- Practical experience in preparation of tender documentation, contract appraisal/assessment of technical designs/BoQs and development of construction contracts.
- Experience in managing and training of staff and contractors on design, construction and technical standards
- Sound IT skills, including Word, Excel and AutoCAD and other engineering software
We would also like
- Familiarity with sphere guidelines and CHS
- Experience of work in camp setting, informal settlements in the country. Experience in rapid response missions in remote humanitarian settings
- Experience working in an emergency context will be an advantage.
- Good command of verbal and written English and Turkish as well as strong analytical, organizational and people skills.
The expected competencies include
- Motivated and able to work on a cross-cultural team;
- Ability and willingness of working in difficult working environments in post-disaster setting;
- Positive attitude and willingness to learn;
- Ability to work independently and take initiative;
- Maintains confidentiality;
- Invites and acts on affirming and adjusting feedback from others;
- Promotes gender equality, challenging the reinforcement of negative gender stereotypes within the workplace;
- Works in an organized manner and meet required quality and timelines.
- An awareness of consent, information sharing, data protection legislation and acting safely to share information;
- Identifies and refers to appropriate services any other associated persons including carers, family members and children at risk;
- Practices in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
If you feel that your qualifications and experience match our requirements, and you share a commitment to Concern’s values, please click Concern Kariyer and create your resume to apply for the role. Please note that applications received other than the online portal will not be considered. If you encounter technical problems submitting your application online, please use the contact form on job portal.
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview;
- Please note that both CV and Cover letter should be in English;
- Application Closing Date: 05.10.2023
- Due to the urgency of the position, Concern will conduct interviews on a rolling basis and may select a candidate before the closure of this position.
Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.
Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.
We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.
We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty. In 2015, we positively impacted the lives of 22.5 million people.