This is a call for a French speaking Water Sanitation generalist to urgently (before 7th February) take up at least 3 months service, preferably longer, with the WHO in Haiti. The task will be to ensure that the water and sanitation activities are implemented with a focus on WatSan in health care settings, and also on water quality monitoring with the WASH cluster lead by the national WatSan institution supported by UNICEF. Experience in low income countries and emergency & reconstruction situations would be of an advantage.
If you or some one who you know speaks French and is a WatSan generalist, we would need your reply as soon as possible to forward to WHO in Haiti. Please send us a CV of a person suitable and available, and when the approximate starting date of that person can be. Please respond urgently to Yves Chartier firstname.lastname@example.org and Dominique Maison, email@example.com.
Please see below detailed description:
Urgent request for a French speaking WatSan generalist from WHO for a minimum 3 months contract (paid by WHO) – deadline 7th February.
Responsibility will be to ensure that the water and sanitation activities are implemented with a focus on WatSan in health care settings, and also on water quality monitoring with the WASH cluster. (Posted 28th Jan 2010)
Description of the type of person needed
• The person needs to be a WatSan generalist, and not a (high) technical specialist
• Experiences in low income countries is very desirable
• A knowledge of WHO would be a best, but the person can be briefed while arriving in Haiti
Description of the type of work requested
• The person will work as a water and sanitation engineer
• Responsibility will be to ensure that the water and sanitation activities are implemented with a focus on WatSan in health care settings (lead cluster is WHO for health) and also on water quality monitoring with the WASH cluster lead by the WatSan national institution with support from UNICEF
• The person will be under WHO contract and paid by WHO
• There will be a hand over on site
• The person will work with a WHO Haiti environmental health technician. She is full time coordinating the emergency response but will be a strong support to the staff coming. She knows the work that is needed, knows the right people to talk to for the task, and is knowledgeable about WHO working procedures and structure.
Proposed activities for 3 months
Work area 1: Health care settings
Activity 1 - Water
Activity 2 - Hygiene
Activity 3 - Sanitation
Activity 4 - Health care waste
Activity 5 - Vector control
Expected result: Environmentally safe health care settings allowing access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene to prevent and control the transmission of disease.
Work area 2: Internally displaced people WatSan activities
Activity 1 - Water quality monitoring
Activity 2 - Sanitation
Activity 3 - Water and sanitation equipment and others
Expected result: Water quality delivered to Internal Displaced People is safe and public toilets are available to respond to the needs of the IDPs.