Youth Empowerment Center (YEC) - Job Vacancy

Youth Empowerment Center (YEC)

Job Vacancy

WASH Officer

Work Base: Gaza Strip

Youth Empowerment Center (YEC) is a Palestinian non-governmental non-profit organization, working to support the development of Palestinian youth; to lead children & adolescents to discover their purposes, while promoting positive change in the community through psychosocial support, hygiene promotion and advocacy programs.

Reporting to: Program Manager

Duration: 3 months initially (extendable), 100%

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Serve as the technical lead on all WASH project activities

    • Provide technical oversight and coordination of all WASH related components of the project

    • Lead the development of project work plans, ensuring that targets are met and project outcomes are achieved

    • Lead the design, oversight, and monitoring of project hygiene and sanitation activities

    • Collaborate with other ongoing projects in the Gaza Strip to ensure effective coordination of the project activities

    • Contribute detailed and accurate written inputs to fulfill project technical reporting requirements

    • Coordinate with stakeholders, partners, government agencies, international and local NGOs on project activities as needed

    • Participate in relevant coordination meeting to present project activities (e.g. WASH Cluster), ensure coordination with other projects, and assure highest quality of project implementation

    • Collaborate effectively with YEC staff, partners, and stakeholders

    • Ensure gender and protection mainstreaming in all YEC activities

  • Carry out any other task that is requested by YEC Program Manager

Emergency and Personal Competencies

The WASH Officer is expected to have the following competencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:

  • Communicate strategically under pressure

  • Manage stress and complexity

  • Manage and implement high-quality emergency project activities

  • Understanding, interest and commitment to humanitarian activities

  • Ability to learn and perform duties under pressure

  • Ability to be flexible, cooperative and to work autonomously

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree from a recognized university in any of the following: environmental science, environmental engineering, public health or a related field associated with water supply, sanitation and hygiene behavior change

  • At least 3 years of field experience in WASH field, including emergencies with focus on Sanitation & hygiene activities

  • Experience in the field of emergency management

  • Excellent writing and communication skills in both English and Arabic

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is a must

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV, one-page cover letter and three references by e-mail to: [email protected]

Please note: incomplete files will not be considered. No application will be accepted if the email subject is not mentioned “WASH Officer” in the email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: September 22, 2019 by 2:00 pm

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