Polish Humanitarian Action WASH Tech Assistant Job in Jonglei State, South Sudan

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) has been working in South Sudan, and Jonglei State specifically, since 2006. Our main area of expertise is providing WASH services to disadvantaged rural populations through drilling and rehabilitating boreholes, creating sustainable O&M structures, providing hygiene promotion and safe sanitation. 
PAH is beginning a new WASH project in which we are considerably expanding the EP&R component according to the needs identified primarily in Jonglei State, and all South Sudan in general. PAH is hence looking for a suitable candidate to work as a Community Liaison Officer in the Emergency Response Team (ERT). The Team’s primary objective is reacting to WASH crises in Jonglei State. 
The Emergency Response Team will also organize and/or support distributions of non-food items (NFIs), especially WASH-related. The team will mainly work in Jonglei and will be deployable to other states, if the need arises.

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 Tech Assistant

General information:

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

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Visits to the areas where WASH emergencies occur and responding to these emergencies through:
  • Working under supervision of and providing technical support to WASH Technicians
  • 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 and working with local pump mechanics
  • Cooperation with local authorities and local communities
  • Maintaining an accurate record and taking proper care of all field equipment and material stocks for the WASH ER Team
  • Documentation and monitoring of water infrastructure, water point mapping
Person Specification:
  • Degree in Public Health, Hygiene Promotion, Community Development or related
  • At least 1 year of practical experience in relevant community development, Hygiene Promotion and/or Public Health; in design, implementation and evaluation of sanitation & hygiene interventions
  • Emergency response experience
  • Good planning, organization and reporting skills
  • Very good command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to write clear reports
  • Ability to cope with simple living conditions in insecure environments
  • Team spirit, supporting a team of up to 7 people
  • Self-starter with a dose of creativity
  • Language skills in Arabic/ Nuer and other local languages
  • 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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