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WASH Services Delivery Expert & Provincial Coordinator

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

This is a Full-time position in Kazungula posted 27/04/2022.

WASH Services Delivery Expert & Provincial Coordinator Jobs in SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Kazungula vacancies in Kazungula at SNV Netherlands

# Job Description

Kazungula, Zambia
Contract
Contract type: National employment contract
Company Description
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a
lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them
raise incomes and access basic services. We aim for premium quality and focus
on only three sectors: agriculture, energy and water, sanitation and hygiene
WASH. With a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa
and Latin America, we know how governments work and how relationships are
built. Implementing our mission exclusively through project financing requires
us to work efficiently and invest in operational excellence every day. Our
team of more than 1,300 staff is the backbone of SNV.

The Rural WASH Project

SNV Zambia is implementing a water, sanitation, and hygiene WASH project, in
rural areas of 4 provinces and targeting multiple stakeholders, including
Water and Sanitation Utilities, Local Authorities, private actors and Civil
Society organisations. It seeks to professionalize and promote accountability
for WASH services in Zambia, paying particular attention to the needs of women
and girls, and other vulnerable groups.

In 5 years, the project aims to deliver access to safe water to 633,900
people, provide sanitation services to 500,000 people, reflect effective
partnerships with the private sector and Government partners, and improve
capacity for 150 organizations.

Job Description

WASH Project Provincial Coordinator Position Summary

The WASH Services Delivery Expert & Provincial Coordinator will be based in
Kazungula, Southern Province and is expected to oversee and coordinate all
WASH project activities, including managing WASH technical staff. She/he will
report to the Project Manager.

The purpose of the position is to ensure the coordination of the different
WASH project activities to be delivered in the Province, organize and monitor
the works of the different WASH technical staff, ensuring timely and high
quality delivery, in compliance with the project’s workplan and overall
objectives. The Provincial Coordinator is also expected to deliver all WASH
Services project activities. The Provincial Coordinator is the main interface
between the provincial team and the core technical team Lusaka based.
Specific scope of work is the following:

Ensure the timely and high quality delivery of the works conducted by the WASH
technical team in the province, in compliance with the workplan and budget,
ensuring coherence and mutual synergies across the different components
Control budget expenditure as per plan, guaranteeing full compliance with the
project’s financial, administrative and procurement guidelines
Provide backstopping and oversight to the technical WASH team, ensuring
challenges and bottlenecks are identified and addressed. Perform as benchmark
for quality control, including for the soft and the hard aspects of the WASH
intervention, and both for water supply and sanitation
Based on evidence, support the identification of the best entry points for
water and sanitation service provision
Assist with the establishment of models for the delegation of WASH service
delivery to different types of providers, including facilitating agreement
negotiations and the set up of key performance indicators
Support local service providers to accurately collect data and update data
systems
Provide capacity building to WASH service providers, including on
oversight, quality assurance, monitoring of functionality, operations and
maintenance and relevant skills eg. business plans
Facilitate informed choice processes for institutional and community decision
making on the best WASH solutions for different needs and contexts, also
factoring climate change adaptation, and inclusive and pro-poor solutions
Regularly report to the core team Lusaka based, highlighting progress,
challenges and opportunities. Implement guidance received from core team in
the province, whilst tailoring it to the local context
Lead the overall implementation of the project’s activities, ensuring its
coordination with the key WASH stakeholders in the Province Provincial and
Local authorities, Commercial Utility, private sector, NGOs, and their
engagement and buy in
Ensure progress is monitored and results progressively evaluated against the
project’s monitoring and evaluation framework. Introduce corrective measures
as needed.
Step in as needed to complement, add-value and bridge gaps in the performance
of the technical team; acting as trainer, coacher and facilitator for the WASH
team and for external counterparts
Oversee that all project’s activities pay special attention to the needs of
women, girls and other vulnerable groups

Furthermore, the WASH Services Delivery Expert & Provincial Coordinator is
expected to:

Consistently monitor and critically assess progress, pro-actively providing
input to adjust/improve the outcomes whenever relevant
Actively contribute to project’s evaluation and learning activities
Ensure the project’s visibility and profiling in line with its branding
guidelines
Comply with SNV’s administrative and financial procedures for project
planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation
Comply with SNV’s Code of Conduct

Qualifications

Candidate profile

Advanced degree in a related field e.g. civil or environmental engineering,
public health or related
At least 4 years of experience as WASH project manager
At least 7 years of experience working in the WASH sector in Zambia
Demonstrated knowledge of rural WASH challenges preferably in the Southern
Province context
Sound understanding of the technical aspects underlying high quality WASH
service provision
Expertise in strengthening the capacities of WASH service providers at
different levels, both hard technical and soft management skills
Experience in facilitating results driven partnerships framed by key
performance indicators and cost-recovery parameters; and in identifying and
addressing bottlenecks constraining efficient service provision
Sound understanding of Water and Sanitation Utilities and relevant WASH
government stakeholders at local and national levels, existing policies,
regulations and programmes and national commitments and targets
Ability to recognize and address equity and equality issues in WASH service
provision
Experience in timely managing, delivering and monitoring WASH related
activities, including facilitating meetings at multiple levels and
preparing/delivering trainings and workshops
Advanced communication and negotiation skills with different types of
stakeholders, from Commercial Utilities to local masons, CSOs, Traditional and
Local Authorities
Ability to successfully lead teams towards high quality results
Good monitoring and reporting skills
Ability to communicate in Lozi. Knowledge of Toka-Leya and Tonga is valued
Good computer skills Ms. Word, Ms. Excel, Ms. Power Point, Internet and
Outlook
Additional Information
Duty station: Kazungula, with regular travelling to other project locations
Choma, Kalomo and Sesheke

Contract duration: 1 year contract with the possibility of extension for the
duration of the project 5 years

Job opening is conditional to approval from project donor

For more information on SNV please refer to our website: www.snvworld.org

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Closing Date : 7th May, 2022.

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