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Field Assistant WASH – LIFE Programme (2 positions)

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    Full Time
  • Posted:
    1 year ago
  • Category:
    Environmental Sciences
  • Deadline:
    May 11, 2023

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization, dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern is currently recruiting the below post:

Job Code: 23-013-NH (You must quote this code on your application)

Job Title: Field Assistant WASH – LIFE Programme (x2)

Location: Grand Bassa & Rivercess Counties

Reporting To: WASH Site Supervisor – LIFE Programme

Responsible For: N/A

Contract duration: Fixed-Term

Job Purpose: To support community mobilization for routine and intensive hygiene and sanitation awareness, along with activities to ensure sustainability among both the general population and WASH Committee members in target communities in Grand Bassa County. To ensure effective participation and ownership of the programme by communities and stakeholders through liaison, coordination, and communication among Concern Programme staff, communities /beneficiaries, and external stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities:

Support mobilization and organization of communities to study, analyse and address problems, challenges and opportunities through research, participatory data collection and analysis under the guidance of the Project Supervisor, in close collaboration with the field team of Agriculture and Health Field Assistants; Be embedded within the communities to ensure capture/targeting of key/vulnerable target groups as per the WASH programme including sanitation priorities; paying particular attention to gender representation, representation of minority groups including disabled and elderly persons; Work with the programme communities to identify resources and skills required, facilitate necessary trainings and sensitization sessions in hygiene and sanitation, as per Concern’s standard modules, and capacity building activities with the support of the rest of the field teams where necessary; Support the identification of communities where sanitation activities can be conducted, work in conjunction with the local authorities to implement the different latrine designs; Support the identification of communities where water points need to be rehabilitated and/or constructed; support the Technical Supervisor in conducting feasibility studies; Support communities in the process of selecting WASH committee’s members and Child Health Clubs where necessary, establishing the committees through training and mentoring; Monitoring, capacity building and supporting the functioning of the WASH Committees, Child Health Clubs and Community artisans where necessary; Coordinate and collaborate with the local government authorities, partners and communities in the target counties such that scheduled intensive hygiene promotion campaigns are completed within planned schedule and resources. This will require constant identification, documentation and reporting of gaps and best practices; Ensure all work done with communities is carried out in a manner that is respectful and sensitive to local culture, community needs and gender equality; Support any other WASH-related activity conducted directly by Concern, or in collaboration with the County Health Team.

Participatory Monitoring and Learning:

Ensure that programme participants, and their local structures, actively participate in and undertake monitoring activities in order to address real local needs; Ensure that best practices and success stories are documented and shared; Undertake routine monitoring of programme inputs, activities and outputs to facilitate identification of implementation gaps and keep programme fit for purpose.

Reporting and Accountability

Prepare weekly and monthly activity plans, identifying and timely requesting the resources required for effective implementation of programme activities; Prepare field activity reports and submit to the project supervisor in a timely manner; Ensure that programme participants and stakeholders have clear information about the programme activities as appropriate and relevant to them; Keep and maintain an up-to-date register of programme participants; Adhere to at all times to Concern’s policies, guidelines and standards; Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s Code of Conduct and Associated policies (P4, finance, logistics, HR, security management etc), Collect and timely report verbal complaints and feedback from individuals and communities, for ensuring adequate response; Contribute to ongoing security management and planning as necessary; Actively participate in any emergency response if called upon to do so; Undertake related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the CD, PD, PCs or line manager.

Experience & Qualification:

A minimum Diploma/Degree from a recognized institution, in a field relevant to the exercise, for example; environmental science, or community development; Working knowledge of basic computer skills like MS Word and Excel.

At least 4 years of practical experience in implementing community-based donor-funded programmes with in Liberia with NGO(s) or government in rural areas. Knowledge of geographical and demographic contexts of the project areas, including working with local government partners. Capacity and willingness to move autonomously between designated towns and the target communities on a motorbike, or the willingness to learn.

How to apply:

By email to: liberia.hr@concern.net with the JOB CODE 23-013-NH Field Assistant WASH – LIFE Programme clearly in the SUBJECT LINE. By Hand to: HR Department, Concern Worldwide, Building Number-5 Andalucía’s Complex Compound Number-2, Between 6th & 7th Streets Sinkor Beachside, Behind Home City Furniture Store, Monrovia.

JOB CODE 23-013-NH Field Assistant WASH – LIFE Programme clearly indicated on the envelope.

Applications must include the following:

JOB CODE 23-013-NH Field Assistant WASH – LIFE Programme A letter of application stating why you believe you are the best suited for the position.

A copy of your CV (maximum 4 pages) giving active daytime contacts.

Names and addresses of two (2) work-related referees with professional e-mail addresses.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 4 PM on Thursday 11th May 2023.



Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Concern Worldwide is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of society. While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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