Senior FSL/WASH Officer

Published May 22, 2022
Location Diinsoor, Somalia
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Background on ACTED


ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.


ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the Snr.FSL/WASH Officer position in Diinsoor, Somalia.


Position Profile:


The Snr. FSL/WASH Officer will be responsible for the needs assessment and implementation of water, environmental sanitation and hygiene promotion activities in the operation area. He/she will also be in charge as assigned to him/her by the CASH Manager and Deputy Wash Manager for all FSL/Wash activities in target communities. Additionally, this position will support FSL/Wash Component i.e LA Engagement, Geographical targeting, Food development of staff/hygiene promotion volunteers and ensure implementation is done in close collaboration with program staff, the local community, the Local authority and other relevant agencies


Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Assessment and mobilization


Conduct field-based needs assessments and consolidate the information for planning and implementing FSL/WASH project activities in Somalia.

Translate field assessment findings into feasible and relevant project proposals

Mobilize community members to actively participate in FSL/WASH interventions.

  1. Design


Design appropriate sanitation facilities for the target communities.

Design and implement a context specific health promotion strategy for the operation area.

Implement appropriate FSL/WASH requirements; waste management, safe water supply and hygiene promotion, in ACTED facilities.

  1. Monitoring


Develop and implement a monitoring plan for all FSL/ WASH activities in the area of jurisdiction. Identify forums for community involvement in monitoring of FSL/WASH activities.

Integrate FSL/WASH into primary activities

  1. Supervision and Training


Directly supervise the FSL/WASH assistant(s) and Community Volunteers.

Develop and implement capacity building plans for FSL/WASH assistant(s) and community volunteers.

Develop and implement context specific training guides on hygiene promotion for community volunteers

Qualifications/Skills Required:


Degree/Diploma with 4 years working experience in the field of Food Security and WASH or water engineering or other related disciplines; plus, relevant work experience in Food Security and community water, Sanitation and hygiene programs for displaced populations.

Be able to use a wide variety of software, including Word, Excel and Power Point.

Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.

Proven practical experience in the planning and execution of water and sanitation projects. Possibly experience in social work and / or humanitarian assistance.

Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into FSL/WASH Programming.

Fluency in English, oral and written with strong report writing skills

Technical Skills:


Project Management

Knowledge on Wash Programming

Knowledge in Budget Management

Transparency and accountability

Planning and organizing


Effective communication

Report Writing


How to apply


Application Procedure:


Qualified Somali Nationals with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts with the subject line


“Snr. FSL/WASH Officer – Diinsoor”

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