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Environmental Health Manager At International Rescue Committee

Date Posted: 09/Jan/2014
Deadline: 07/Mar/2014

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. IRC’s Emergency Response Team, with local partner CISCOPE (Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication), implemented a project to support livelihoods and improve WASH in Kogi State from February to May 2013. This was followed by a 3-month nutrition and food security program in the same location from October 2013 to January 2014. IRC is now initiating programming in Adamawa State. The current project addresses malnutrition and associated health concerns among conflict-affected children in four districts. To support this project, IRC is opening offices in Yola and Mubi.

SCOPE OF WORK: 
The EH Manager (EHMgr) is responsible for the WASH component of a humanitarian project in northern Adamawa State. Activities are focused on the assurance of proper water and sanitation infrastructure at health facilities where treatment of malnutrition is to be provided, along with hygiene promotion in communities in the project area. The EH Manager position will be based in Mubi, with travel to various localities where the project will be implemented

RELATIONSHIPS: 
The EHMgr reports to the Field Coordinator and supervises the EH team. The EHMgr will travel 50% to service delivery sites.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Representation
* Establish and maintain effective, professional relationships with relevant stakeholders.

Program Implementation
* Overall management of the WASH interventions of an ECHO funded project.
* Manage the project team and work with the nutrition team to identify infrastructure needs and ensure needed work is completed to acceptable quality standards as per national guidelines.
* Develop hygiene promotion activities to be communicated in conjunction with nutrition messages in the targeted communities.
* Ensure that community volunteers are trained to effectively carry out their role in hygiene promotion

Reporting
* Prepare monthly field reports incorporating activity and financial progress for the EH projects
* Prepare donor reports.

Program Development
* Contribute to needs assessments and developing WASH concept notes and proposals; including, technical descriptions, staffing plans and budgets.

Security and Performance Standards
* Be aware of and comply with IRC security policies and the local SMP
* Ensure EH team are trained on, aware of and in compliance with IRC security policies
* Work in accord with IRC performance standards (the IRC Way)

Other
* Other relevant duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education
* BSc / MSc in Water & Environmental Engineering / Management or Civil / Construction Engineering or Hydrology / Geology or similar field.

Experience
* Minimum 4 years of EH (WASH, Watsan) management with an NGO in Africa.
* Proven practical experience in EH project implementation, including hygiene promotion, engineering and M&E.
* Experience coordinating with and building the capacity of local government and civil society partners.

Skills
* Excellent management skills; able to work independently while being a strong team player.
* Able to write clear and concise reports and to meet required reporting deadlines.
* Able to work in an unstable security environment.
* Computer literate in mapping with GPS as well as Microsoft Word and Excel.
* Fluent in spoken and written English, knowledge of Hausa a plus.
* Additional qualities: honesty, flexibility, punctuality, sense of humor, commitment to serve others.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Security: 

The program site in northern Adamawa State is Security Level 3 – orange; travel is subject to defined security protocols.

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