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World Vision International (WVI) is an international partnership Organization that is committed to the welfare of children around the world and seeks to serve the neediest people, by working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation and seek Justice. World Vision has been working with the communities in Somaliland and Somalia since 1984 in on and off relief operations. Since 2005, World Vision established operations in Somaliland and has been working with communities in Marodijeer, Awdal and Thogdheer regions in Humanitarian relief, Health, Education and Child Protection, Water and Sanitation, Food Security and Livelihoods, HIV/AIDS, Orphans and Vulnerable children, Gender and Advocacy. In the recent past there has been an expansion in WV programs in Somaliland. World Vision wishes to invite applications from qualified dynamic, self-driven and results oriented candidate to fill the following vacancy in the organization.
Title of the Position: Behavior Change Coordinator
Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland
Closing Date December 5, 2015

The Behavior Change Coordinator is a new position and will be responsible to provide specialist technical input and leadership for hygiene, sanitation and public health promotion in WV Somalia’s operational communities, as well as assisting to WV Somalia’s project teams in implementing effective and sustainable behavior change approaches, particularly in WASH but also in other sectors, national sanitation and behaviour change teams and staff of relevant ministries
Major Responsibilities:
1. Programme implementation
-Contribute to the planning of the WASH programmes, specifically the development of CLTS and hygiene behaviour change, with authorities
-Contribute to WV’s collaborative planning and implementation of CLTS interventions by the geographic WASH team (and new response WASH teams if required) integrating CLTS with the different program sectors (Livelihoods, Health, Nutrition) and support functions (HR, Logistics, Finance) according to identified priorities and the response phase (acute first emergency phase, stabilisation or transition phase, recovery and long term development phase) linked to the country strategy, including promoting the community’s resilience to future emergencies.
-Contribute to the development of Disaster Risk Reduction and contingency planning with authorities
-Ensure that mainstreaming and integration of gender, HIV and protection issues are considered and integrated in the work plan.
-Ensure that the CLTS and behaviour change projects address the special needs of Children, the elderly and disabled
-Monitor implementation of activities on CLTS and behaviour change in the work plans and support the update the plans if required.
-Provide timely information on the procurement needs for sanitation and behavior change to WV Somalia support team (logistics, finance) and do procurement activities
-Support the WASH Teams’ work with the Local authorities health Officers and Sanitary Inspectors to apply the approaches for CLTS and behaviour change to the local context, taking into account WV Somalia team’s and partners’ capacities.
-Adapt and implement appropriate participatory approaches for local capacity building for CLTS and behaviour change.
-Support the implementation of the planned interventions by the geographic WASH teams, involving communities, partners and local authorities in the activities as appropriate.
-Systematically assess the quality of work and its impact, whether completed or not, and if necessary make changes to ensure that quality standards (national, WVI and Sphere in humanitarian contexts) are met.
2. Reporting
-Report regularly, orally and in writing to the WASH Sector Lead and Operations Managers (PM) in each geographic programme area, and on the progress of implementation and challenges encountered against targets set, highlighting constraints and proposed solutions to resolve the issues
-Use reporting formats for WASH activities reporting and regular reporting internally and externally to UN and or WASH Cluster purposes. -Participate in and maintain a timely and appropriate flow of information up and down the management line (including programmatic information, security issues, etc.)
-Ensure CLTS and behavior change information is appropriately fed into databases at least weekly.
Partnership and capacity building
-Apply flexible modalities for working with technical partners according to their capacity and experience
-In collaboration with the DRR team, contribute to the identification of capacity building needs of authorities and development of a reinforcement plan for CLTS and behavior change.
-Represent WV Somalia at local, national meetings on sanitation and hygiene behaviour change.
-Support co-ordination and integration with other components of the WASH Programme and related sectoral projects in the geographic area.
-Participate in and support WASH communications activities including staff blogs and vlogs, success and need stories, and collection of photo resources.
Programme development:
-Develop CLTS sanitation and behavior change components of WASH services.
-On request, assess new areas for behavior interventions and emergency public health response across all WV Somalia sectors (WASH, health and nutrition, protection, etc.) and support the development of donor project proposals.
3. Partnership and capacity building
-Apply flexible modalities for working with technical partners according to their capacity and experience
-In collaboration with the DRR team, contribute to the identification of capacity building needs of authorities and development of a reinforcement plan for CLTS and behavior change.
-Represent WV Somalia at local, national meetings on sanitation and hygiene behaviour change.
-Support co-ordination and integration with other components of the WASH Programme and related sectoral projects in the geographic area.
-Participate in and support WASH communications activities including staff blogs and vlogs, success and need stories, and collection of photo resources.
4. Programme development:
-Develop CLTS sanitation and behavior change components of WASH services.
-On request, assess new areas for behavior interventions and emergency public health response across all WV Somalia sectors (WASH, health and nutrition, protection, etc.) and support the development of donor project proposals.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
-Technical background in public health promotion and sanitation with a first or higher degree in a relevant subject (social development, health, or other applied discipline). Experience can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa
-Minimum of 5 years of practical experience in sanitation and behaviour change projects and programmes in a development context, and preferably including some experience in humanitarian context.
-Substantial experience in CLTS is essential
-Experience in working with local government authorities and communities
-Good understanding and experience of the responsibilities of local government in relation to sanitation and behaviour change in development and emergency contexts.
-Experience of appropriate methods to address public health needs and taking into consideration cross cutting issues such as gender and vulnerable groups
-Understanding of gender and child protection issues
-Ability to represent WV Somalia at WASH Cluster and other relevant meetings and fora
-Diplomacy, tact, and cultural sensitivity
-Strong negotiating skills to work with both local governmental representatives and local beneficiaries
-Good written and spoken English is essential.
-Ability to present concise and clear reports and presentations at short notice addressing operational activities and needs/problems and related solutions/recommendations
-Commitment to the values of WV including humanitarian principles and equal opportunity and gender policies

How to submit your application:
Interested and qualified candidates should log on to; http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-somalia for detailed requirements, qualifications and instructions on how to submit application.
NOTE: hand delivery applications will not be accepted.




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