Programme Officer Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Programme Officer WASH
Programme Officer WASH Grade 6a


Starting Salary: £33,535 - £35,854 p.a.

Contract: 12 Month Contract

Position Description

Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults

CAFOD recognises the personal dignity and rights of children and vulnerable adults, towards whom it has a special responsibility and a duty of care and respect. CAFOD, and all its staff and volunteers, undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse. CAFOD is committed to acting at all times in the best interests of children and vulnerable adults, seeing these interests as paramount. Any candidate offered a job with CAFOD will be expected to adhere to CAFOD’s Safeguarding policy and sign CAFOD’s Code of Behaviour as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. This post involves responsibility for people who will have contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults and applicants will be subject to specific checks related to safeguarding issues. If the post is based outside the UK the post holder will be subject to a different checking process

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Understanding our context

Understanding Catholic identity;
Understanding CAFOD
Understanding international development: Understanding and experience of international development and programme management and quality standards within this context

Working together

Managing ourselves
Working with others;
Communicating; Able to communicate with colleagues and partners at a distance
Looking outwards; Understanding of effective and values-based partnership work between northern and southern organisations and communities.

Making change happen

Managing resources Computer literacy i.e. familiar with Microsoft word, excel and knowledge of information and database management; Budget monitoring skills
Achieving results; Able to manage competing work demands
Managing our performance
Taking the lead

Job-specific competencies

Understanding and first-hand experience of institutional funding work/projects, priorities, trends and donor conditions;
Experience using programme cycle management tools effectively to deliver work within an agreed programme framework;
Able and committed to working with and developing the capacity of local partners organisations/ National NGOs;
Financial management understanding and experience;
Ability and willingness to travel (approximately 12 weeks per year), sometimes at short notice and to areas of potential risk
Experience in conducting WASH technical assessments and monitoring using standard tools
Experience with design and construction of rural water supplies including but not limited to piped water schemes, borehole drilling, sand dams, spring protection, rainwater harvesting;
Able to organize own work; use initiative, work within deadlines and work effectively within a team

Desirable Criteria

Understanding and experience of the local government context in Zimbabwe, particularly supporting service delivery in rural areas, rural schools, small towns and growth points;
Demonstrate understanding of the Zimbabwe WASH Sector, policies, priorities and approaches;
Experience with rural/urban WASH rehabilitation and construction, particularly institutional (schools) water sanitation health and hygiene; promotion, social marketing, institutional assessment and capacity building;
First-hand work experience with a values-based partnership approach (between northern and southern organisations and communities).
A relevant first degree/advanced and post grad with focus on water supply and sanitation development/& development is expected
Experience with the use of GIS and CAD.
Clean Class 4 Drivers Licence or equivalent
You must have the existing right to work in Zimbabwe to take up this position.

Created: October 28, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Location: Harare
Expiry Date: Nov. 5, 2019

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