Job offer: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Cluster Co-Coordinator in Juba, South Sudan


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Job offer: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Cluster Co-Coordinator in Juba, South Sudan

Role and Responsibilities
Represent Medair in the role of Co-Cluster Lead in South Sudan. You will work alongside the Lead Agency and Cluster Coordinator, in the WASH Cluster to ensure a coherent and effective response by mobilizing groups of agencies, organizations and NGOs to respond in a strategic manner to a humanitarian crisis.

Project Overview
Multi-sectoral relief and rehabilitation programme including: provision of primary and emergency health care, water and sanitation, and non-food items and emergency shelter to assist in reducing morbidity and mortality in vulnerable populations of South Sudan.

Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff is inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.

Juba, South Sudan

Starting Date
As soon as possible

Initial Contract Details
12 months, 100%

Key Activity Areas
  • Must be committed to work on behalf of all cluster members equally.
  • Commit an adequate amount of time (as determined by the Cluster) to Cluster Coordination on a weekly basis.
  • Be technically competent in the WASH Cluster and/or Sector.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity in all interactions.
  • Maintain good relationships with all relevant stakeholder counterparts.
  • Be able to work with diverse stakeholders to develop consensus.
  • Understand and have experience in setting, chairing and preparing minutes of meetings.
  • Know how to present ideas effectively and clearly while listening and acknowledging others’ perspectives and views.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the international humanitarian response and coordination mechanisms, and humanitarian reform.
  • Have an understanding of CAP, CERF, CHF and Flash Appeals processes.
  • Have an understanding of humanitarian principles and how to apply these.
  • Able to develop a cluster strategy and to clarify complex strategies for operational implementation.
  • Understand the links between emergency response, recovery, and the transition to development.
  • University degree in Civil Engineering, Water / Hydrology, Environmental Engineering or Management or other relevant subject, and / or significant senior level experience
  • Qualification in Community Based Development desirable
Experience / Competencies
  • 1 – 3 years overseas work experience, preferably in the developing world
  • Knowledge and experience of WASH principles and the design, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of WASH projects
  • Overseas experience in relief projects with an NGO, preferably in the water / sanitation sector desirable
  • Programme development and monitoring and evaluation skills and experience desirable
  • Experience of Participatory Disaster management and Community Based Development desirable
  • Actively looking for ways to improve the quality of Medair’s work desirable
  • Good knowledge of UN and other humanitarian actors desirable
  • Knowledge of current humanitarian debates and issues desirable
  • Experience of professional representation at national and local levels desirable
  • Excellent proposal and report writing skills (including ability to develop and report on log-frames and a knowledge of indicators and impact)
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards, protection issues and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols
  • Excellent negotiation / advocacy skills within varying cultural and professional contexts, in particular regarding donors and government officials
  • Excellent time management and an ability to meet goals
  • Advanced leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills; Team-player with good inter-personal skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic, hard-working, servant-hearted
  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner
Medair standard working requirements for the field
  • Experienced professionals in a relevant field
  • Committed Christians
  • Commitment to Medair values (faith, hope, accountability, integrity, dignity, compassion)
  • Overseas intercultural experience; Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions
  • Strong English communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Working knowledge of French (spoken and written) for French-speaking roles
  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
  • Competent with Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Successful completion of Medair Relief & Rehabilitation Orientation Course (ROC)
  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit
  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder
  • Full briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
  • Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments
  • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
  • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food)
  • Annual leave and additional benefits for those who commit to longer contracts: up to four weeks additional paid leave every 12 months, and re-entry allowance
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing
Working Conditions
  • This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be basic.
Application process
Follow this link: to read about the Medair values, programmes and culture, the “Medair ROC” and how to apply, and then follow links to Apply for a Medair ROC, or for a Field vacancy.

We request that you complete all applications on-line at . Only English-language applications and CV’s will be reviewed. We will not review email applications. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled. We review every online application.

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