District WASH Supervisors

Fixed-Term Contract

Africa AHEAD (AA) is a national NGO founded in 1995 in order to address the needs of urban and rural communities through the Community Health Club (CHC) methodology. The objective of AA is to relieve sickness and poverty and promote good health by empowering communities in Zimbabwe. The organization pioneered the Community Health Club approach and implements rural, urban, developmental, and emergency programs directly in-country, as well as providing a learning base for other countries wishing to start the Community Health Club Program in the country and region.

AA’s vision is to empower women in particular so that, as leaders in a fully functional Community, they are able to effectively control all preventable diseases and substantially alleviate poverty in their areas raising living standards for their families.

Project background

In response to immediate humanitarian needs as well as contribute to the long-term, national strategy of empowering communities and strengthening their resilience to hazards in the future, AA will partner with Action Against Hunger (AAH) in implementing an integrated WASH and Food Security Project in Mashonaland West (Kariba) and Midlands Province (Gokwe North)
AA therefore seeks the services of a Project Manager (PM), District WASH Supervisor (DWS), WASH Officers (WO), and MEAL Assistant. The incumbents will be based in either Gokwe North or Kariba Districts working closely with relevant ministries.

District WASH Supervisors x 2
Reporting To: Project Manager

Job Description

The DWS will be responsible for the smooth running of the software and technical WASH aspects of the program in line with National and Africa AHEAD (AA) protocols.

He/she is expected to perform their duties according to standards of operation expected by AA, according to AA’s philosophy, principles and policies. In particular, the incumbent will maintain the highest level of procedural transparency for the organization and its donors.
The incumbent is expected to sign the Code of Conduct which describes the manner in which they should represent AA and behave in relation to other members of staff, project stakeholders and participants. The officer should also be familiar with AAZ policies that relate to their work (ignorance of AA’s policies and procedures will not be considered an excuse in incidences of malpractice).

The DWS will provide WASH technical expertise in support of the AA’s projects. The DWS will contribute to building sustainable household WASH behaviours among project beneficiaries and act as the Team Leader in the District for all WASH issues in liaison with relevant stakeholders. He or she is expected to fully contribute as an AA team member, conducting himself or herself in a proper manner at all times as a representative of the WASH unit.
The incumbent will work to a defined work plan with time-lines. A description of duties is set out below. However, other duties may be assigned, as appropriate, by the line-manager to enhance the smooth running of project in line with project and organizational goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Provide strategic and technical expertise on improving WASH activities in all interventions, including the following activities:
• Contribute to assessments in order to identify WASH needs in targeted communities
• Conduct WASH training and technical/software and assistance into AA activities
• Work closely with other Partner staff to integrate relevant WASH and FSL messaging in the Project and development of IEC material
• Recruit/Refresh and training of Community and School Health Clubs and IPC
• Ensure Hygiene Promotion through sensitization and provision of staff, stakeholders, and community training on COVID-19
Project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting
• Support rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of water points in areas of operation
• Support AA MEAL processes by providing technical input on designing, reviewing, monitoring and evaluating of indicators and targets under the objectives
• Contribute to quarterly, annual, and any other relevant Activity reports; data collection, and evaluation
• Document lessons learned related to WASH programming
Coordination & Representation:
• Organize and implement the WASH aspect of the Activity and ensure compliance with program guidelines.
• Develop and maintain working relationships with local WASH actors, including national and local governments, communities, the private sector, other projects, NGOs, other donors, etc.
• Contribute to program/project design, implementation, learning, monitoring, and evaluation through active collaboration with all team members
• Work closely with technical staff to integrate relevant WASH messaging across all interventions.
• Act as the program’s WASH representative in the district as it relates to WASH initiatives
Administrative and Other Duties:
• Prepare and submit sitreps/monthly/quarterly progress reports to the Programmes Manager related to water, sanitation and hygiene project indicators
• Orient new staff and visitors on AA’s WASH activities

Qualifications and Experience

• Minimum Qualification: Diploma/Degree in Public Health, Environment Health, Water Engineering or WASH related field with 5 years’ relevant experience in WASH and Primary Health Care working for an NGO in less privileged communities; Willing to work in remote locations.
• Should be able to work with minimum supervision and possess strong stakeholder co-ordination skills
• Conversant with Government of Zimbabwe entry and exit protocols
• Ability to converse in English, Ndebele and Shona and good report writing skills
• Should be computer literate (Microsoft packages, statistical packages).

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), Applications should be submitted electronically indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line and sent to the address given. All applications should be submitted not later than 22nd September 2023.
E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent electronically to: [email protected]

Africa AHEAD is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Africa AHEAD has zero tolerance for any form of harassment and staff are expected to uphold the organizational values and core competencies especially diversity and inclusion, integrity, commitment, and respect for others as our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and safeguarding employees and communities from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse