Polish Humanitarian Action WASH Technician Job in Jonglei State, South Sudan

Polish Humanitarian Action is a non-governmental organization established on 1994.We concentrate mainly on ensuring sustainable and stable development of regions suffering the consequences of war or natural disasters. Our interventions (of both humanitarian and development character) have been carried out in 43 countries till now. They are mainly focusing on the WASH, Food Security and Educational sector.  
The most important strategic objective of our organization is to combat poverty by ensuring the observance of inalienable human rights. We act for the right of access to water and sanitation, right of access to education, right of access to food, right to live in decent conditions, right to protection of life and health during natural disasters and armed conflicts. For more information please refer to www.pah.org.pl

Polish Humanitarian Action is looking for an individual willing to join in the actions carried out within the PAH Humanitarian and Development Aid as: WASH Technician

General information:

Organization: Polish Humanitarian Action
Position: WASH Technician
Location: primarily Jonglei State; all states of South Sudan
Terms and Conditions: Duration: 11 months with the possibility of extension, depending on funding for following projects;  July 2012

Key Areas of Accountability:

WASH Technicians will be part of the Emergency Response Team created specifically to respond to WASH emergencies occurring in Jonglei State. The Team will be capable of providing emergency water supply and sanitation solutions, as well as hygiene promotion suitable for Jonglei and other states.
The main responsibilities of WASH Technicians will be:
  • Visits to the areas where WASH emergencies occur and responding to these emergencies through:
  • Rehabilitations and drilling of new boreholes
  • Borehole and other water scheme repairs
  • Upgrading boreholes to mini or full water yards
  • Setting up Surface Water Treatment plants (SWATs)
  • Constructing emergency latrines, rehabilitating existing institutional latrines
  • Cooperation with local authorities and local communities
  • Facilitating appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of essential WASH services and facilities
  • Cooperation and working with local pump mechanics
  • Cooperation with Project/ Programme Coordinator in general, and specifically in managing procurement and logistics for project-related equipment and material
  • Maintaining an accurate record and taking proper care of all field equipment and material stocks for the WASH ER Team
  • Keeping proper records of field expenditures and reporting accordingly
  • Documentation and monitoring of water infrastructure, water point mapping
  • Writing reports from carried out interventions
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Diploma in Water Technology, Water Engineering or related
  • At least 2 years of experience in the WASH sector
  • Emergency response experience
  • Experience in drilling and repairing India Mark  hand pumps, experience in repairing Duba Tropic will be an asset
  • Strong command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to write clear reports
  • Valid driving license
  • Ability to cope with simple living conditions in insecure environments
  • Team spirit, supporting a team of up to 7 people
  • Language skills in Arabic
  • Experience of working and living in South Sudan and Jonglei State in particular
  • Ability to use communication technologies: Thuraya / radio
  • Previous work experience in NGOs
How to apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill the application form, which you can find here:
http://www.pah.h2.pl/aplikacja/index_en.php, please enclose copies of job certificates, and reference contact details to three former employers). 
Applications should be send no later than July 16th 2012. 
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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