Haiti: Wash Hygiene Promotion Manager

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Haiti
Closing date: 11 Jun 2014

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.6 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c14, 000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people an d relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 19 months

The role

The WASH Hygiene Promotion Manager is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of an EC-funded pilot urban sanitation project in Jacmel. S/he will work in partnership with local organization CRESFED and in association with the government, to deliver a comprehensive programme that supports Haiti to make tangible progress towards its Millennium Development Goal on sanitation: to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Qualifications and experience

* Bachelor’s degree in Hygiene Promotion, or any discipline relating to Water and Sanitation

* At least 7 years related experience and two years’ practical experience in developing countries in appropriate sanitation faciliti es, water supplies infrastructure maintenance and management, sanitation/ hygiene promotion and sanitation marketing with some experience been in emergency and development relief programs.

* Good understanding of the public health needs of poor rural and urban communities, including the particular needs of women and children, and of appropriate ways of tackling them.

* Proficiency in engineering/ technical software, particularly Auto Cad, is a plus.

* Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff and partner team development.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English (Creole a plus).

* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi- disciplined team through a period of change.

* Willingness to travel on short notice, and often in difficult circumstances.

* Commitment to Save the Children mission and values.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

How to apply:

Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to:lgarcia.95512.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com

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