SIERRA LEONE – ETC Water and Sanitation Manager – Moyamba

MISSION

SI has launched an Ebola response in Sierra Leone to help stop the progression of the deadly virus. SI provides WASH and logistics support to Medicos del Mundo in the Ebola Treatment Centre of Moyamba. The centre opened on the 19th of December 2014. The ETC is fitted with adequate water, sanitation and waste management infrastructure and SI is required to ensure this infrastructure is adequately operated and maintained throughout the project period (at least 9 months). The WASH activities are absolutely essential to provide adequate services within the centre and to ensure that the medical teams can work without risk of contamination.

The WASH activities comprise, amongst other things: the operation and maintenance of the Water Supply System, the preparation of chlorine solutions, the maintenance and cleaning of latrines and showers with gender separation, waste management, Infection Prevention and Control(Maintenance of proper hygiene and regular cleaning of the CTE and provision of support to medical staff in high risk zone), laundry and dead body management and safe burial practices.SI also makes sure that all logistics aspects are properly managed in the centre, including stocks, power supply, infrastructure maintenance, catering services and security and safety.

The WASH activities will comprise, amongst other things: the operation and maintenance of the Water Supply System, the preparation of chlorine solutions, the maintenance and cleaning of latrines and showers with gender separation, waste management, Infection Prevention and Control (Maintenance of proper hygiene and regular cleaning of the CTE and provision of support to medical staff in high risk zone), laundry and dead body management and safe burial practices. SI will also make sure that all logistics aspects are properly managed in the centre, including stocks, power supply, infrastructure maintenance, catering services and security and safety.

The SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL team is composed of 6 expatriate staff and 140 national staff. The team is under the management of the ETC Director, recruited by Medicos del Mundo. The team is accommodated in a base camp built by the Norwegian Cooperation in Moyamba.

SI is firmly committed to staff safety, security and well-being. Specific procedures and protocols are in place for the Ebola response at both HQ and field levels. These include: pre-departure preparation: Ebola training, general briefing, medical check-up and psychological briefings (individual and team work); support during the mission (medical and psychological support) as well as strict adherence to infection prevention and control measures; and post-mission follow-up including: general debriefing, psychological debriefing and a 21-day surveillance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The ETC WatSan Manager is in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals, in particular, he/she is responsible for the management of the ETC water supply system.

He/she is in charge of supervising the operational teams allocated to Water and Sanitation into the Ebola Treatment Center.

He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented program and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance.

Upon request, he/she provides support to the IPC team and will be required to undertake shifts in the High Risk Area.

The ETC WatSan Manager will be the lead in a flexible role, ensuring as a minimum:

  • ETC Water and Sanitation facilities are properly installed, run and maintained
  • Required chlorine solutions are available in quantity and quality for all ETC usage
  • Water quality is tested on regular basis
  • Hazardous, medical and common waste are managed according to SOP
  • Wastewater and liquid waste are managed according to SOP
  • Laundry is managed according to SOP

PROFILE

Education:

  • Degree in a relevant field such as in Water Sanitation and Hygiene related sector, Engineering, Environment and/or Geology

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years with INGO specialized in Humanitarian assistance.
  • Previous experience in water and sanitation programs, preferably in health structures
  • Experience in supporting emergency response
  • Previous experience in outbreak context preferable

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Strong technical skills in water and sanitation management
  • Capacity to provide leadership and be a unifying force;
  • Strong management and training/capacity-building skills;
  • Display initiative with solid organizational and communication skills;
  • Stress management skills: Ability to work under pressure, with peaks of heavy workloads;

Languages:

  • Fluent English: speaking, reading and writing skills
  • French and Spanish are an asset

STATUS

Salaried post: According to experience from 1600 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 780 USD.

Solidarités International will cover accommodation and travel expenses from the expatriate’s home country to the site of the assignment.

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

MISSION’S LENGTH

6 weeks in the field; but the person will be under contract for 9 weeks + 2 days (2 days of pre-departure briefing + 6 weeks in the field + 3 weeks of surveillance upon return)

Possibility to sign for 2 rotations directly

CONTACT : HR Manager : Kien Vy LAM

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