Cholera Taskforce Lead at Solidarites International

Solidarites International is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 38 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs – water, food and shelter. Currently present in Nigeria since 2016 and is present in North Eastern part of Nigeria. Currently, SI carries out emergency / post – emergency programs in WASH sector in North West region of Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Cholera Taskforce Lead

Location: Gusau, Zamfara

Employment Type: Full Time

Description of the Position

  • The position holder will be responsible for supporting sector coordination of WASH actors in North-East Nigeria in collaboration with the Borno State WASH sector coordinator
  • The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective cholera response by WASH actors in Borno
  • The position might also mobilize partners from Borno State in order to address gaps in cholera response in neighboring Adamawa and Yobe States.
  • The position-holder will be SI staff and will report directly to SI WASH Coordinator. However, the position holder will be accountable to WASH partners in Borno State and the WASH Sector. The position-holder will not be directly involved in the delivery of SI projects.

List of Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The Cholera Taskforce Lead will work impartially, serving the needs of all members of the WASH Sector and should work closely with the Borno State WASH Sector Coordinator, as appropriate.

He/She will be responsible for:

  • Establishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms: organisation of coordination meetings at Maiduguri level – covering updates on Borno, Adawama and Yobe (BAY) States and any other state as per SI need/decision;
  • Ensuring the application of appropriate standards: development and/or sharing of standard operating procedures to improve the quality and harmonisation of the interventions of the partners;
  • In cooperation with WaSH and Health partners, identify cholera transmission mechanisms and promote rationale WaSH prevention programs: identify cholera sources, transmission routes and trends together with WaSH conditions and propose a data-based geo-referred long-term response to WaSH partners;
  • Undertaking the planning and strategy development: development and/or sharing of emergency preparedness and contingency plan for integrated cholera response in consultation with stakeholders;
  • In cooperation with WasH and Health partners, put in place an early warning system: identify, upgrade, formalise and make functional and efficient already existing institutional and communitarian warning mechanisms;
  • Coordinating cholera response and partners to fill gaps in response: consolidation, analysis and regular update of partner’s data to provide a quantitative gap analysis including obstacles and duplications and thus improve response planning;
  • Planning and implementing SI’s Cholera Response in BAY (Borno, Adamawa, Yobe) states and providing technical guidance to emergency teams in consultation with DCD and technical coordinator.
  • Ensuring adapted information management monitoring in collaboration with the WASH Sector to ensure proper reporting and information sharing as required;
  • Ensuring needs assessment and analysis: support the organisation of cholera assessments (joint if relevant);
  • Actively contributing to Inter-Sector coordination: consultation and sharing of information with other coordinating bodies (health Sector, the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), clusters, ICC, OCHA, HC and HCT) and with relevant government departments, with a particular focus on strengthening inter-cluster and decentralised coordination-prioritisation based on analysis of interventions;
  • Ensuring adapted reporting: weekly or daily (during cholera outbreak) presentation to the EOC and Health Sector of WASH cholera response data as well as provision of the bi-monthly bulletin to UNICEF and to WASH Sector partners about the cholera situation, response and gaps in Borno State;
  • Undertaking training and capacity building: capacity building of partners through refresher training (national and international NGOs, particularly at LGA level);
  • Ensuring advocacy on behalf of all WASH Sector partners: Implementation of advocacy activities to promote and defend partners’ interests

Profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health background with minimum 3 years of experience of project implementation in WASH humanitarian response;
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in cholera response required;
  • Previous experience in participating in/leading different coordination bodies/mechanisms required;
  • Previous experience as WASH Sector co-lead is a plus;
  • Excellent analytical skills, writing and speaking
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Wash technical activities
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office applications and database management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Capacity to work with diverse stakeholders to develop consensus;
  • Ability to develop a cluster strategy and to clarify complex strategies for operational implementation;
  • Capacity to handle insecure environments;
  • Strong level of autonomy;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

Application Closing Date

18th January, 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Note

  • Select “Cholera Taskforce Lead”, fill the form and attach your CV and motivation letter.
  • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
  • As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the application closing date.

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