GLOBAL WASH CLUSTER RAPID ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR
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CARE is currently seeking a Global Wash Cluster (GWC) Rapid Assessment Coordinator . The Global Wash Cluster (GWC) Rapid Assessment Coordinator will represent CARE on a three-person multi-agency Rapid Assessment Team (RAT) for a pilot project of the GWC. The purpose of the RAT is to fill the critical need for timely, systematic, rapid and thorough water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs assessments of the entire affected population at the beginning of large rapid onset emergencies. The Coordinator will support the design and implementation of systematic and comprehensive assessments to identify WASH needs that could be readily disseminated to WASH coordination platforms. A total of eight needs assessments over the course of 24 months are envisioned supporting both sudden, onset emergencies, as well as, chronic, slow on-set emergencies. Additionally another facet of the RAT role is to build capacity of the WASH sector to carry out multi-agency comprehensive and coordinated assessments.

Responsibilities:
  • Work towards the achievement of WASH Cluster goals in the operation through effective managerial and lateral relations and teamwork.
  • Work in close collaboration/ liaison with the other two RAT members to ensure a consistent approach to assessment
  • Liaise with WASH Cluster Coordinator, local authorities, and any other relevant WASH actors, including, CARE Australia Senior WASH Advisor.
  • Carry out assessment of water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of affected populations
  • Ensure capture of information on cross-cutting issues (gender, protection and HIV mainstreaming, disaster risk reduction and accountability to beneficiaries) in assessments and assessment tools.
  • Maintain records and information and provide timely reporting.
  • Develop and refine assessment protocols and tools in collaboration with Rapid Response Team (RRT) Information Managers (IMs)
  • Establishment and maintenance of base data for risk-prone countries (population numbers and sub-national distribution, maps, administrative divisions, agency contacts, transportation systems, and water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion capacity)
  • Develop approaches to more effectively engage host governments in assessment activities
  • Maintain up-to-date understanding of cost-effective technology and remote sensoring possibilities and how they may enhance assessment activities. Further explore options for visualization of assessment coverage and finding using GIS tools for mapping.
  • Develop improved assessment approaches to difficult context (urban emergencies, drought response, floods and other difficult access situations)
  • Capture lessons from emergency response and incorporate them into future plans and activities.
  • Maintain records and information and provide timely reporting.
  • As budget holder, plan, manage and monitor expenditure and provide timely and accurate expenditure records and meet financial reporting requirements as need be.
  • Lead in the development of quarterly and annual narrative donor reporting.
  • Undertake assigned tasks from the Global WASH Cluster 2015 strategic plan or others tasks as requested by the supervisor, including, actively participating in the Field Support Team (FST) sub-regional teams, representing the RAT
  • Providetechnical support for assessment as part of emergency preparedness in collaboration with the FST, including, RECA, RRT and UNICEF’s Regional WASH Advisors
  • Support the GWC in humanitarian sector needs assessment initiatives, representing the RAT at various forums, as well as, collaboration at the global and field level with assessment initiatives, such as, MIRA, ACAPS and REACH.
  • Undertake assigned tasks as requested by the supervisor.
Requirements:
  • Degree or Diploma in Water/Sanitation, Civil engineering, Public Health or in a Community/Social Development field
  • At least 5 years experience working with disaster-related WASH interventions
  • At least 3 years of experience in field programs
  • Leadership and coordination skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet deadlines and travel extensively to support field operations or training
  • Computer literacy: self-sustainable (Windows 2007 environment)
  • Fluent in verbal and written English

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