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AJIRALEO TANZANIA 
Position:                                Sanitation and Hygiene Officer
Duty Station:                         Shinyanga District
Manager’s Position:             Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator (SHC)
Supervises:                           WASH Facilitators     
Date:                                      April 2020
About Lifewater:
Lifewater is a Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve the least and last as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. Lifewater International serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Lifewater International Tanzania seeks to recruit qualified persons to fill the position of Sanitation and Hygiene Officer (SHO).

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JOB SUMMARY:
The overall responsibility of the SHO is to measurably improve the quality of life for vulnerable children and families in communities and schools. S/he does this by using Lifewater International’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) strategy to ensure effective sanitation and hygiene promotion and sustained behavioral change at the household level, and support behavior change at communities, Water Committees, and schools. S/he is responsible for leading a team of WASH Facilitators in household-level WASH promotion, and supporting WASH transformation in communities, schools, and Water Committees.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Support the SHC in community-level water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) promotion including:
    • Facilitate Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) triggering,
    • Conduct community conversations using Lifewater’s guidebook monthly in each target community,
    • Monitor community-level progress monthly,
    • With the SHC, identify communities that are struggling and provide additional support, providing additional capacity building and training as needed, and
    • Support organization of Open Defecation Free certification.
  • Lead a team of WASH Facilitators to reach every household in their target communities with VHV programs, including vulnerable households.
    • Identify community leaders who will serve as WASH Facilitators during CLTS triggering
    • Support the SHC in training WASH Facilitators to effectively provide household-level WASH training and monitoring.
    • Encourage and coach WASH Facilitators through group meetings and household visits.
    • Identify WASH Facilitators or groups of households that are struggling, and work with SHC to provide additional support to these households.
    • Meet at least once monthly as a group of WASH Facilitators.
    • Gather household monitoring data from WASH Facilitators and enter into AKVO.
    • Register Healthy Homes.
  • Support the SHC in school level WASH promotion including:
    • Supporting trainings for teachers, students, and Parent Teach Association (PTA) or School Management Committee (SMC),
    • Providing regular support of WASH Clubs, and
    • Monitoring and encouraging PTA/SMC contributions for all water points and latrines.
  • Support Water Committees in target communities.
    • Support training and follow-up of Water Committees in their target communities, including getting of all hardware pre-requisites prior to construction.
    • Monitor Water Committee progress during the intensive phase.
  • Review the appropriateness and effectiveness of the sanitation and hygiene strategies and provide recommendations to SHC accordingly.
  • Participate in program evaluations, including conducting baseline and endline studies.
PERSONNEL:
  • Submit weekly 15/5 and timesheet to supervisor.
  • Participate in weekly one-on-one supervision meetings with supervisor.
  • Participate in regular staff and skype meetings.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisors.
KEY INDICATORS OF SUCCESS:
  • 100% of communities in target population have participated in SHO/SHP-led community conversation each month
  • 100% of vulnerable households are supported in the target population
  • 100% of households monitored each month
  • 90% of households become Healthy Homes by end of intensive phase
  • 90% of water committees functional
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience in leading community- and household-level training (for example with a non-governmental organization, as a government health worker, as a school teacher, or as church member).
  • Knowledge of WASH promotion methods such as CLTS or PHAST preferred but not required.
  • Experience using smart phones preferred but not required.
  • Diploma / University degree preferably in any one of the following fields: Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Social Development, Community Development, Education and Public Health.
  • Must be willing to work and serve rural communities.
  • Must be fluent in Swahili. Knowledge of local languages spoken in Shinyaga communities will be added advantage.
PERSONAL SKILLS AND QUALITIES:
  • Ability to effectively engage with church and abide to Lifewater International core values.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Lifewater International.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments.
  • Honest and dependable in all areas including finances.
  • Strong desire to work in and serve vulnerable children and families .
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
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POSITION:                            Project WASH Engineer
DUTY STATION:                   Shinyanga
REPORTING TO:                  Regional Program Manager (RPM) Area Program Manager with doted reporting relationship to Director of Engineering Operations (DEO)
REPORTING POSITIONS:    WASH Technicians
RESULTS STATEMENT:
I am responsible for the best-in-class engineering—for the planning, designing, and quality—of all types/forms of hardware in order to attain basic water access in all program communities, and for supporting the construction of planned hardware.
JOB SUMMARY:
As a part of the Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) program, the Project WASH Engineer is responsible for ensuring the best hardware is selected for each community, school, and health facility in the program, and that the designed systems meet Lifewater and Government hardware standards. This is done by assessing all existing community and school hardware, supporting the development of a hardware plan, updating or creating technical designs for unique systems, supporting procurement planning, and documenting all processes through Lifewater’s Akvo system. Their accurate, detailed, and excellent research and planning, and mastery of hardware standards is essential for programs to operate with efficiency and to provide best solutions to communities.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Play a lead role in all hardware planning, using Lifewater’s Hardware Planning Process, and in collaboration with Program Team members and the Director of Engineering Operations (DEO). Use appropriate Akvo forms for all registrations and assessments of hardware.
    • Identify existing hardware assets in communities, primary schools, and health facilities. Register in Lifewater’s data system and assess for functionality and need for improvement.
    • Conduct detailed site assessments for all hardware that is being planned – evaluating existing hardware and options for new hardware – including community conversations regarding taste and preference.
    • In consultation with relevant government (water quality testing authorities) perform water quality testing at appropriate times during the assessment & planning process and periodical water quality monitoring, according to Lifewater standards.
    • Recommend appropriate hardware for each community, primary school, and health facility in collaboration with the APM and DEO.
    • In collaboration with the APM and DEO, prepare hardware planning timelines for implementation.
    • In consultation with the government District Engineer, prepare technical designs and detailed bills of quantities for unique systems, procurement plan and budget estimates for the proposed community water supply systems and school latrines / demonstration latrines in all intervention sites.
    • Ensure all the designs and quality of construction meets Lifewater standards as well as the government’s hardware standards.
    • Have all technical designs approved by the government District Engineer, DEO and Lifewater HQ prior to construction.
  • Facilitate and ensure quality hardware construction.
    • Providing detailed notes & technical designs, supervision and in-person coaching to WASH Technicians who are responsible for hardware construction. This includes making sure the following is done:
      • Ensure construction of all hardware according to the plan and design.
      • Ensure all the construction materials procured for water supply are used efficiently.
      • Source out and monitor labour required for all aspects of construction, including, but not limited to gravel, sand and stone production, digging of hand dug wells, masonry, roofing, trench excavation & backfilling and plumbing work required.
    • Do spot checks of construction sites during construction and upon construction completion to ensure that designs are being constructed as planned.
    • Attend and represent LI at all scheduled construction site meetings with other stakeholders
  • Proactively provide recommendations to management to update designs based on field learnings each construction season and from on-site monitoring in order to continually increase the quality of hardware construction.
  • Coordinates with focal persons/experts at district water, education and health offices during hardware planning and monitoring
  • Support Lifewater’s ‘software first’ approach by:
    • Coordinate with the SH promoters and volunteers to ensure that all the aspects of the safe water supply are integrated in WASH promotion and “software first” is applied before constructing water systems
    • Use participatory approaches as a far as possible throughout the program cycle, particularly in review of possible water and sanitation solutions, and identifying the best option for each community, school, and health facility.
  • Support internal and external reporting.
    • Complete all Akvo reports at appropriate times.
    • Support the APM in preparing necessary and regular reports to appropriate government bodies about water points and school latrines, as well as associated water quality testing or monitoring data.
  • Ensure the maintenance and proper care of all tools and equipment.
Personnel:
  • Submit 15/5 weekly reports and timesheets to supervisor.
  • Participate in weekly one-on-one supervision meetings with supervisor.
  • Participate in regular staff and skype meetings.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisors.
  • Participate in regular staff and skype meetings, sometimes outside of typical working hours.
KEY INDICATORS OF SUCCESS:
  • 100% of hardware planned more than one year before construction
  • 90% of hardware that completed as planned and designed
  • 100% of required water quality testing completed
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • 3-5 years of experience in delivering rural safe water solutions, including previous experience in WASH construction works, planning and budgeting.
  • Previous experience in other water technology development supervision.
  • Experience with boreholes, rainwater harvesting systems, gravity flows, pumping systems, springs construction, and school latrine blocks is required. Knowledge on Ministry of Water reporting requirement is required. 
  • Degree in one of the following fields: – Water Engineering; Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering, Sanitation Engineering, Construction Management or related Engineering field. Additional training in Water quality testing, drilling, supervision of contractors preferred but not required.
  • A post graduate qualification in water related development field preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of the water sector policies and coordination frameworks.
  • Ability in working independently and with teams to produce high quality results in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Ability to drive and ride a motorcycle with a clean driver’s license
  • Competence in writing high quality reports, exhibiting detailed and professional attributes.
  • Analytical skills and decision-making abilities even in complex and sensitive situations.
  • Ability to independently update technical drawings.
  • Strong ICT skills especially Microsoft Office applications and engineering software such as AUTO CAD, EPANET, GIS, etc.
  • Knowledge of English Language (Spoken and written)
PERSONAL SKILLS AND QUALITIES:
  • Ability to effectively engage with church and abide to Lifewater International core values.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Lifewater International
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments
  • Honest and dependable in all areas, including finances
  • Strong desire to work in and serve rural communities
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Position Title:                        Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator
Position Location:                Shinyanga Program Area
Manager’s Position:             Area Program Manager (APM)
Supervises:                           Community Sanitation & Hygiene Officers (SHOs)
Date:                                      April 2020
About Lifewater:
Lifewater is a Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving vulnerable children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve the least and last as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. Lifewater International serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Lifewater International Tanzania seeks to recruit qualified persons to fill the position of Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator (SHC).
Job Summary:
The overall responsibility of the Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator is to measurably improve the quality of life for vulnerable children and families in communities and schools. S/he does this by leading a team of Sanitation and Hygiene Officers (SHOs) to ensure effective sanitation and hygiene promotion and sustained behavioral change among the local communities, schools and public health institutions using appropriate sanitation approaches and innovations. This position and the SHOs will walk alongside villages, families, schools, and churches, transforming the WASH situation through use of Lifewater International’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) strategy. S/he is responsible for realization of sanitation and hygiene (SH) plans, changed SH behaviors, and the associated health outcomes in communities. The position holder will be working and living in the communities alongside the people we serve.
Duties and Responsibilities     
  • Coordinate and ensure timely and accurate monitoring, evaluation, and data collection (baseline, Akvo submissions) of households, communities, schools, and institutions by SHOs
  • Supervise and support SHOs in reaching every household in every target community, mobilizing them to achieve Healthy Homes and Healthy Villages and change their behavior for the long term
  • With the assistance of SHOs, lead community-level WASH trainings, including WASH Facilitator (community volunteer) training, CLTS, and ODF verifications
  • Lead in community mobilization for WASH activities and water committee engagement (before the water point is constructed), ensuring that communities meet their required pre-requisites before construction
  • Lead WASH trainings for school stakeholders, including teachers, administration, and Parent Teach Association (PTA) or School Management Committee (SMC)
  • Oversee SHO WASH promotion activities in schools and support schools to achieve Healthy School status
  • Review the appropriateness and effectiveness of the sanitation and hygiene strategies and provide recommendations to SHC accordingly.
  • Ensure that SHOs are using correct manuals and following guidelines for program activities
Relationships, Networking and Collaboration
  • Stakeholder engagement and collaboration with Local Government Agencies (LGA) at all levels to ensure ownership and sustainability of the project
  • Strengthen informal and formal communication, information sharing, among all LI staff members, LGAs and all relevant and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure coordination with other program teams and support teams with the aim of achieving the program and organizational objectives.
Qualifications:
  • A University degree in Environment Health, public health, Social Sciences, Community Development, Community Health, Community Psychology, Education or other related field
Experience:
  • Previous experience in the design and delivery of capacity building trainings in rural communities
  • Experience in project planning & management
  • Minimum of three years Development working experience preferably in an NGO setting, with at least two years of field experience in the Health/water and Sanitation sector.
  • Strong ICT skills especially Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Personal skills:
  • Ability to effectively engage with church and abide to Lifewater International core values.
  • Christian motivation in relation to serving those in need, especially the vulnerable children.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Must be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Must be a team player and able to work with and amongst the LI team and key stakeholders in Shinynaga district toward realizing and attaining key program milestones
  • Ability to ride motorcycle and holder of a clean & valid riding licence
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally. 
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POSITION:                              WASH Technician
DUTY STATION:                     Mwamala, Mwantini and Mwalukwa Lifewater International Office
REPORTING TO:                    Project WASH Engineer      
RESULTS STATEMENT:
I am responsible for the best-in-class engineering, construction supervision, quality management, operation and maintenance activities, and sustainability of all forms of hardware construction.
JOB SUMMARY:      
As part of the Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) program, the WASH Technician will support the Project WASH Engineer in hardware planning, implementation of the hardware plan, and hardware monitoring in villages, health facilities and schools. WASH Technician will be responsible for the on-site supervision of rehabilitation and new construction as well as supporting the Project WASH Engineer in daily activities. This includes regular monitoring of hardware (water sources and school latrines) and the connected water committee or school, ensuring water quality is tested and potable, and documenting all monitoring through Lifewater’s AKVO forms.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Work closely with Project WASH Engineer ensuring all hardware is constructed according to the plan and design
  • Work with Project WASH Engineer and Area Program Manager to create a detailed monitoring schedule that is efficient and effective for water committees, water sources, and school hardware.
  • Provide direct oversight of construction to ensure the highest quality of work.
    • Supervise daily workers and contractors during construction of hardware
    • Ensure all the construction materials procured for water supply are used efficiently.
  • As part of multinational team, conduct rapid and detailed need assessments for water needs in the community.
  • Perform scheduled monitoring visits to hardware
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on hardware and other repair as needed
  • Assist the Project WASH Engineer as needed with the following tasks:
  • Support in developing Bill of Quantities (BOQ)
  • Support Project WASH Engineer in hardware assessments and development of hardware plans.
    • With guidance from RUWASA District, verifying contributions of Water Committees or School Committees for hardware contributions
    • Procurement process and logistics, and ensure Lifewater’s procurement manual for all construction bids are followed
    • Fixing of sign posts and hardware IDs
    • Support in strengthening supply chain management in the program area by connecting with hardware dealers with Water Committees and Hand Pump Mechanics through provision of pricelist of spare parts and the parts suppliers
  • In collaboration with colleagues, ensure high level of community participation in the project and regularly track community participation in terms of unskilled labour and local construction materials and by converting into monetary terms according to local labour market.
  • Document any lessons learned and share with Project WASH Engineer and Area Program Manager
  • Accurately capture all monitoring and oversight data digitally using AKVO
  • Collaborate with other team members to support the development of creative and holistic approaches to WASH programming
  • Ensure that gender and participation and protection issues are reflected in all water and sanitation activities.
Personnel:
  • Submit weekly 15/5 and timesheet to supervisor.
  • Participate in weekly one-on-one supervision meetings with supervisor.
  • Participate in regular staff and skype meetings.
  • Perform other tasks as required.
  • Participate in regular staff and skype meetings, sometimes outside of typical working hours.
KEY INDICATORS OF SUCCESS:
  • Monitoring 100% of water points and water committees as per schedule, with all data entered in Akvo
  • 90% of hardware completed as planned and designed
  • 90% of water committees are functional
  • 90% of water points are functional
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Advanced Diploma/Full Technician /Degree in one of the following fields: – Water Engineering; Civil Engineering, Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering, Sanitation Engineering, Construction Management or related Engineering field. Additional training in Water quality testing, gravity and pumping scheme designs, drilling, supervision of contractors is an added advantage
  • Desired: 2 years of experience in delivering rural safe water solutions.
  • Basic experience with smart phones and Strong ICT skills especially Microsoft Office applications and other engineering design softwares such as AUTO CAD, EPANET.
  • Drawing, design, computation and estimation skills will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams to produce high quality results in a multi-cultural setting.
PERSONAL SKILLS AND QUALITIES:
  • Ability to effectively engage with church and abide to Lifewater International core values.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Lifewater International
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments
  • Honest and dependable in all areas, including finances
  • Strong desire to work in and serve rural communities
  • Ability to drive and ride a motorcycle with a clean driver’s license
  • Knowledge of English Language (Spoken and written), local languages an added advantage.
  • Willingness to reside within the area of jurisdiction after appointment
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