WASH Field Advisor-Care Malawi

  • Care Malawi
  • Full time
  • 11 months ago

    Job Description

    ARE is an International Non-Government Organization and works in 95 countries around the world to support more than 890 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian-aid projects in the improvement of livelihoods and capacities of poor and marginalized households especially women and girls. In Malawi, CARE works in collaboration with the Government of Malawi and other non-governmental partners.

    CARE has received funding from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to implement a floods recovery from June 2020 through December 2020. The main objective of the project is to provide safe, dignified shelter and facilitate improved hygiene practices to 1,100 households in Nsanje and Chikwawa Districts. The project will use market-based approaches such as voucher fairs and cash transfers, combined with training in flood-resistant shelter construction, to facilitate shelter recovery. The project will also work with local committees and Care Groups to promote improved hygiene practices in recovery areas.

    In order to deliver this project, CARE seeks to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions which are based in Nsanje district:

    Position: WASH Field Advisor

    Position description

    The WASH Field Advisor will be responsible for the day to day supervision and implementation of field level activities. S/he will be responsible for implementing the water hygiene and sanitation activities among flood affected households in Nsanje and Chikwawa district for OFDA. S/he will also be responsible for conducting community sensitization, training, targeting and monitoring of the project activities. S/he will facilitate the exchange of lessons and experience between groups and will monitor the on-going progress of activities.

    Specific Roles and Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following specific duties:

    • Facilitate community mobilization and sensitization.
    • Conduct targeting of OFDA beneficiaries based on the project set criterion and support creation of project data base.
    • Conduct day to day supervision and implementation of WASH activities including conducting mass awareness campaigns on COVID and cholera prevention.
    • Conduct follow-up to project beneficiaries to assess adoption of promoted WASH practices at household level.
    • Participate in shelter construction voucher fairs and utilize the fairs to sensitize beneficiaries on COVID and cholera awareness and prevention.
    • Train Village Health Committees (VHCs) to plan and initiate water and sanitation interventions using participatory approaches.
    • Provide technical backstopping to Community promoters and Lead persons in order for them to support community groups in preventing and managing diarrheal diseases.
    • Promote linkages between community groups and public service delivery systems for continued support on public health issues.
    • Facilitate integration of Gender, protection other crosscutting issues in hygiene and sanitation activities.

    Minimum Required Qualifications, skills and relevant work experience

    • Degree in Public Health or Environmental Health or Environmental Science with a strong bias in WASH; with minimum of 3 years of work experience in WASH and Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approaches. Those with Diploma is these qualifications will have minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience. Experience in WASH in Emergencies will be an added advantage.
    • Experience in shelter in emergencies will be desired.
    • Fluency in English and Chichewa
    • Willingness to work in multiple locations/districts
    • Skills in community mobilization and sensitization, facilitation, mentoring and coaching.
    • Demonstrated skills in solving community-based problems, performing under pressure, and leading diverse teams.
    • Ability to ride a motor cycle and possession of a valid driver’s license is a MUST

    How to apply

    Applicants who meet the required qualifications and experience should send their applications through email to:

    Email: [email protected]

    addressed to the attention of:

    The Country Director

    CARE Malawi

    P/Bag A89


    Closing date for receipt of applications is July 6, 2020.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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