JOB AT American Refugee Committee (ARC) : WASH & CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR : ( Deadline : 30 April 2019 )

JOB AT American Refugee Committee (ARC) : WASH & CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR  : ( Deadline : 30 April 2019 )


JOB AT American Refugee Committee (ARC) : WASH & CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR : ( Deadline : 30 April 2019 )





ARC is looking for a qualified, self-driven and committed individual to join in the position of WASH & Construction Coordinator – Kiziba, based full time in Kiziba Refugee Camp, Karongi District.




Key responsibilities:


WASH Related Activities:


Responsible for safe water supply in the camp (water testing, water treatment, and water supply mechanism to beneficiaries);
Responsible for safe water supply in the camp (water testing, water treatment, and water supply mechanism to beneficiaries);
Ensure maintenance of the water system (water source, motor-pump, generator, distribution network, reservoirs, tap stands) in the camp including recordkeeping system, observations of security measures, building capacity of refugee workers on best practices;
Monitor and direct sanitation activities, including liquid and solid waste management daily cleaning of latrines and chemical spraying of latrines and dwellings;
Manage the direct implementation of all WASH related activities in line with established work plans and available budgets;
Work closely together with various partners, including refugee committees in the areas of water and sanitation, and hygiene;
Support WASH, Construction and Environment Technical Advisor on developing technical drawings, blueprints, and BoQs for WASH-related construction activities;
Contribute to WASH strategy development; project proposal and provide input on WASH needs and gaps
Organize trainings and capacity building activities for refugee committees, casual laborers, as well as ARC staff on hygiene and sanitation best practices such as the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Program (CBEHPP);
Lead training and hygiene promotion components to ensure public health activities are implemented;
Supervise and monitor the construction, emptying, replacing, cleaning and maintenance of latrines in the camp. This includes monitoring the number of available latrines in line with international standards on the number of people per drop hole;

Follow up on the emptying of garbage pits and sanitation areas by ARC staff. This also includes carrying out sensitization activities on waste disposal and the usefulness of compostable waste;
Organize and supervise construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation and maintenance of public showers, washstands, garbage pits, incinerators, and drainages
Organize and supervise communal work for cleaning of latrines, showers, washstands, garbage pits, water kiosks, and drainages;
Advise on quality of all WASH activities, monitor regularly implementation of all WASH activities, assessing the adherence to the set standard.
Mobilize beneficiary communities to maintain the established /rehabilitated/protected water sources through the formation of water user committees;
Initiate PRFs for all WASH activities and ensure their implementation.
Plan, coordinate and implement ARC both public health and engineering activities (hygiene promotion, water quality assurance, sanitation, solid waste and vector control) in the refugee communities.

· Support ARC WASH, Construction & Environment Technical Advisor on the design of blueprints and BoQs for construction related activities

· Coordinate receiving and delivering program-related supplies and materials to various work sites in the camp, in line with internal ARC policies and procedures

· Implement construction-related activities and oversee the progress of work sites for construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of shelters and public infrastructure in the camp

· Certify works completed and insure safety of all infrastructures to prevent all possible hazard

· Plan and supervise maintenance of access roads and bridges to the camps and internal camp road network, to allow safe and easy vehicle access and mobility.

· Supervise construction workers at work sites to meet deadlines and follow technical guidelines

· Responsible for requesting and safekeeping of construction and maintenance equipment/tools used at work sites,



General Duties/Responsibilities


Organize and submit WASH/Shelter/Construction data for weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports;
Develop and follow work plans (with support of WASH/Construction Technical Advisor and Site Manager) for WASH and construction activities;
Coordinate (with support from the site manager) with MINEMA camp authorities, shelter committees, WASH committees, and other partners on WASH/Construction activities to ensure complete, efficient, timely, appropriate, and non-overlapping service;
External representation: Act as focal person for WASH/Shelter related activities at the site, represent ARC at coordination meetings, donor meetings, and other external meetings
Support the Logistics Coordinator and Storekeeper in the control all resources assigned to WASH/construction and ensure monitoring, storage, and proper use
Participate in the recruitment process, capacity building and the evaluation of managerial WASH/Shelter staff as necessary;
Perform administrative tasks related to WASH/construction sector (maintaining databases, record keeping, report writing, making requisitions, etc.
Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ARC Senior Manager




Minimum qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree in Water, Sanitation practice or engineering or directly related field from a reputable university required
Minimum 5 years’ experience in WASH programming with reputable humanitarian or development agency required;
Demonstrated strong capacity and experience in program development, proposal & report writing for humanitarian WASH interventions.
Proven experience of WASH or Humanitarian program and financial management
Knowledge of and experience with WASH standards, including water extraction, treatment and quality management, distribution; also latrine placement, monitoring water provision, etc. – in Rwanda, preferably in Refugee or humanitarian settings required
Knowledge of Construction standards and practices in Rwanda
Strong oral and written communications skills; Kinyarwanda, English, and French oral/writing skills
Strong computer skills and conversance with MS Office applications required
Experience working in protracted refugee situation and/or previous experience in Rwanda a plus
APPLICATION GUIDELINES: Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title, and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor – via email to [email protected] with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is April 30th, 2019 at 17:00hrs. Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.





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