WASH Officer JOB VACANCY - CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICESWASH Officer Based in Savannakhet – 01 position (Lao National Only)Primary Responsibilities:The WASH Officer focuses on activities related to access to water, water point construction or rehabilitation, sanitation and hygiene activities in classrooms, and latrine and hand washing station construction or rehabilitation. Under the supervision of the WASH Manager and with technical guidance from the WASH consultant, the WASH Officer will also play a key role in liaising with VEDCs and the community to plan and prioritize WSAH infrastructure projects and to build the governance structures for on-going Operation and Maintenance.General areas of responsibility include: Planning and Coordination Training Other duties as assignedSpecific Responsibilities include: Develop coordinated work plans with other CRS staff Assist the WASH Manager in conducting a WASH assessment in LEAPS II schools to understand the water, sanitation, and hygiene. Work with the WASH Manager to coordinate with the Village Education Development Committees to plan and implement WASH-related infrastructure improvements. Assist in the procurement process for a WASH infrastructure engineering contractor. Assist the WASH Manager in working with the contractor to ensure the quality of construction of all water and sanitation infrastructure, including boreholes, wells, rain water harvesting stations, separate male-female latrines with special consideration for students with disabilities and environmentally appropriate septic tanks. Assist in water quality testing and monitoring, and in communications with Provincial NAMSAAD Unit (Water and Sanitation Unit of the Department of Health). Assist in the formation of Water User Committees at schools. Train the Water User Committees on roles and responsibilities, including calculating and collecting fees from households, basic book keeping, and operations and maintenance. Assist in training and developing the professional and technical skills of CRS staff, local partners, and beneficiaries in terms of WASH infrastructure and community mobilization. Assist in providing technical support and guidance on hygiene promotion in targeted schools, including the development of effective messages and high-quality materials in hygiene promotion. Conduct community meetings to ensure that WASH implementation procedures are transparent and that stakeholders understand their role/involvement in operations and maintenance. Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team to capture monitoring data and regularly review and document progress against indicators, lessons learned, and challenges encountered, in order to ensure the achievement of performance targets and adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines. Support Community Mobilisers in conveying key messages on WASH to target audiences, such as principals, teachers, students, VEDCs, and cooksOther Responsibilities: Identify and meet the training needs of the CRS staff and partners as requested. Coordinate with team members and Logistics Unit to ensure compliance in documentation and reporting. Conduct regular field visits to monitor the activities and performance of staff at the schools. Perform any duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Party and the Head of Programs.Key Working Relationships:Internal – Head of Programs, Chief of Party, Project Manager, MEAL Manager, Training Manager, Logistics Coordinator, Administration and Finance Manager, Community Mobilizers, Officer Manager, WASH Manager, WASH consultantExternal - Various Government Ministries and Agencies, Save the Children staff, University of Oregon staffAgency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results. Serves with Integrity Models Stewardship Cultivates Constructive Relationships Promotes LearningMinimum qualifications and experience Minimum Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, sanitary engineering, public health and/or nursing. Two to three years practical experience in implementing WASH programs in partnership Experience in training and implementing field-level WASH projects. Proven strong ability to provide technical assistance and expert advice to partners in WASH. Experience in project planning and reporting. Solid working knowledge of computers and the following software: Windows, Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word; ability with MS Access highly desired. Independent thinker, ability to identify potential problems and offer solutions. Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills. Ability to work in a large, cross-sectoral team Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks Proficiency in written and spoken English.APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please submit an application letter stating your expression of interest along with your most current CV by emails to LA_HR@global.crs.org. Indicate on the subject line of the email: Application for (Position title), (Location), (First and Last Name). Full JD you can fine at www.108job.laClosing date for applications: August 27, 2017– Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply prior to the dead line as selection will be done on an ongoing basis.CRS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.Only short listed candidates will be contacted.