WASH Field Officer- ACF (Mogadishu)

WASH Field Officer- ACF (Mogadishu)

Position Title: WASH Field Officer

Duty Station : Mogadishu

Type of contract: Fixed term

Contract duration:  4months with possibility of extension

Organizational background

Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia Since May 1992. Currently, ACF is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security and the livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Mogadishu (since 1995), El Berde (since 2012), Xudur (since 2014), Eyl (Puntland, since 2014) and Tieglow (2015).

The positions and responsibilities

ACF Somalia is looking for suitable Somali National to fill WASH Field Officer position, based in Mogadishu. Reports Hierarchically to the Field Coordinator and Technically to the WASH Head of Department, the WASH Field Officer’s core responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:


Responsible for the field implementation of WASH activities in Mogadishu.

Objective 1: To organize and follow-up data collection and processing


  • Management (make planning, control the quality of the work, the timing, the cost)
  • Ensure all field activities are being undertaken in a responsible and safety conscious manner.
  • Follow the project’s advancement by regular field visits ;
  • Evaluate and update the project’s needs (HR, financial, logistics) ;
  • Identify and foresee problems or constraints ;
  • Schedule activities according to the project’s planned priorities ;
  • Propose solutions or improvements for better performance of the project ;
  • Attend WASH Cluster meetings, communicate about the on-going activities

Objective 2: WASH Staff Management


  • Participate in the technical recruitment process
  • Organize the team and ensure team spirit and staff motivation
  • Assist in the implementation of the training sessions on the base and to perform continously self-training to be able to properly train the staff
  • Ensure Communication between the WaSH Staff & the rest of the ACF program teams
  • Delegate new tasks & responsibilities to the staff when appropriated and ensure the follow-up
  • Make staff evaluation, and make proposals to improve the staff capacities
  • Ensure the safety and security of the staff , providing timely reporting to the Base Officer / WaSH Coordinator any problem encountered in the field

Objective 3: Participate in needs assessments and interlink WaSH with other Program Sectors


  • Coordinate all WaSH assessments prior to project implementation and during the course of the project
  • Liaise with Field Officers in other departments and ensure coherence in activities execution and provide technical assistance when needed by other departments
  • With the support of the Programme Manager, disseminate the results of the WaSH assessments to the local stakeholders
  • In Consultation with the Programme Manager and the WaSH team, identify intervention areas for program implementations

Objective 4: To produce relevant reports


  • To report (verbally or in writing) to the WASH Coordinator when it’s necessary
  • To produce monthly report on fields activities to WASH Coordinator
  • To produce weekly activities report
  • To read, make comments and validate the reports of the staff under his supervision.
  • To produce technical documents in English as required by the WASH Coordinator.

Objective 5: To be a representative of Action Contre la Faim


  • To attend local WASH Coordination meetings held in Mogadishu
  • Ensure linkages are established with agencies implementing WASH projects in Mogadishu
  • To make presentation of ACF activities as requested by the Field Coordinator Who we are looking for:

Qualifications, experience and competencies

  • A University degree with a background in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Fluent in Somali and English (oral and writing)
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Flexibility
  • Dynamic
  • Good relations with other people
  • Good capacity to work in a team
  • Capacity to manage priorities – Excellent organisational skills

How to apply

APPLICATIONS including CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to: hr-recruitment@so.missions-acf.org  not later than 2nd December 2015 clearly mentioning the reference number and the name of positions on the subject line. e.g VA014/2015 – WASH Field Officer-Mogadishu

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews Female Candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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