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19-018: National Consultant: WASH/Reconstruction Specialist
Country:Indonesia
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency and development phases, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Purpose of the Assignment
Conducting assessment, implementation, supervision of local partner and technical interventions. In addition, IMC places its heart in training of local staff and stakeholders in WASH related topics. The position would support the WASH and Shelter interventions at health facility and community’s levels through local partners.

Implementation of the Assignment Deliverables

Assessment

  • Support the rapid needs assessments conducted by local partners.
  • Prepare clear reports to summarize the needs identified in different contexts.

Program Implementation

  • Enforce the implementation of WASH/Shelter response program to be in line with agreed WASH/Shelter strategy with WASH Adviser at HQ level.
  • Select and design activities from an array of appropriate technologies for water systems for the given context to be implemented by local partners, including source selection (ground water, surface water), abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems and/or the rehabilitation of old Water systems.
  • Select and design the most appropriate form of sanitation system (to include excreta disposal, vector control, solid waste disposal, drainage) taking into full account the local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms to be implemented by local partners.
  • Support the local partners to Implement a hygiene promotion program that suits the local context and is widely accepted by beneficiaries.
  • Select and design the most appropriate form for the agreed shelters designs by BNPB and other government institutions/agencies, considering the local national conservation. taking into full account the local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms to be implemented by local partners.
  • Ensure WASH/Shelter program implementation is considering Health, gender, protection, DRR and operation and maintenance and sustainability.
  • Ensure SPHERE and local national standards (both qualitative and quantitative) are considered through the program cycle and are well documented.
  • Develop concept papers, letters of intent, proposals and budgets in respect of the above.

Management and Implementation

  • Ensure implementation of WASH/shelter program in a phased and prioritized manner with full consultation and co-ordination with International Medical Corps’ staff and other agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Ensure gender and protection is considered throughout the project cycle with women being enabled to influence decision- making around WASH/Shelter challenges.
  • Ensure WASH/Shelter program implantation is linked to Health, DRR, Gender, Child Protection and Nutrition.
  • Responsible for data collection from WASH/Shelter interventions for effective monitoring and evaluation of the interventions.
  • Work closely with program support functions (logistics and finance departments) for WASH/Shelter program supplies procured by local partners.

Information and Co-ordination

  • Provide regular updates and technical guidance to team on progress, priorities and challenges – verbally and in writing. In addition, Work closely with WASH/Shelter senior staff for any required technical guidance and direction of the WASH/Shelter interventions.
  • Represent International Medical Corps in governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the supervisor. In addition, if required represent International Medical Corps in WASH/Shelter and relevant Cluster activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Code of Conduct
All Consultants are required to adhered to  and promote International Medical Corps shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report to International Medical Corps.

To perform this consultancy successfully, an individual must be able to perform each task with or without reasonable accommodation.

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in water and sanitation engineering, civil engineering, or relevant technical WASH/Shelter specialization

    Experience

  • At least four years of work experience with designing and implementing water and sanitation systems and Shelters in IDPs contexts, maintaining Shelter, sanitation systems, and implementing hygiene promotion programs; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of WASH/Shelter sectors and its hardware and software components.
  • Demonstrated analytical, motivational, communication, project conceptualization and planning skills.
  • Experience in implementation, tracking the progress and reporting against the agreed indicators.
  • Experience in emergency and early recovery phases, including assessments and the design and delivery of Shelter, effective water supply and hygiene promotion interventions in humanitarian and development contexts.
  • Experience and understanding of key intuitional donors’ policies, guidelines and strategies e.g. USAID, OFDA, ECHO, DFID and UN.
  • Ability to effectively present information (both written and verbally) and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field, counterparts, senior government.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of linking WASH and Shelter activities with other IMC core sectors.
  • Ability to understand gender related challenges within the beneficiary groups
  • Demonstrated experience of working closely with support functions (finance and logistics) on activity and procurement planning.

Languages

  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English

Equal Opportunity
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal consultancy opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.