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A WASH Sector Group / Cluster Coordinator - Coxs Bazaar, Bangladesh

Duration : 7 months
Start date : ASAP

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General description of the position

You first and foremost represent the sector and coordinate amongst more than 50 organizations. You will work together with the co-lead of Unicef and the under the lead of DPHE (government). The WASH sector team consist out of 5-6 persons and the office is based in the DPHE building. 

Under the supervision of ACF Country Director, you will provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective response by participants at District level for WASH Sector within the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) as well as District Focal Agency at Cox’s bazar to lead WASH Sector/cluster. This position will stay very closely with FOD to ensure better coordination has been done with several external agencies and ensure positive image of Action Against Hunger (ACF):

  1. On behalf of the ISCG/ WaSH Sector and in collaboration with the DPHE and other partners, the sector coordinator WASH (Action Against Hunger) needs to provide leadership and facilitate the processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, coherent, strategic, and effective WaSH response in a close guidance with FOD: 

•     Maintain updated contact information of all/most relevant humanitarian WASH partners 

•     Establish and maintain an appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanism;

•     Strengthen pre-existing sectoral coordination through increased predictability and accountability;

•     Build complementarity of partner actions: avoiding duplication and gaps;

•     Ensure adequate resources are mobilized and are equitably allocated for the effective functioning of the cluster and its response;

•     Effective and comprehensive integration of relevant cross-cutting issues, including age, gender and environment; 

•     Maintain flexibility within the sector/cluster to respond to changes in the operating environment, evolving requirements, capacities and participation;

•     Interact with other sector/clusters (including through inter-sector/cluster coordination fora), humanitarian actors, government counterparts, donors and relevant authorities for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners;

•     Monitor performance of the core cluster functions within sectoral coordination system.

2.   Ensure Core cluster functions in sectoral coordination mechanism system in collaboration with UNICEF and ISCG:

Supporting service delivery

•     Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities

•     Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery

•     Assess and analyse gap (across other sectors and within the sector)

•     Analyse to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.

•     Prioritization, grounded in response analysis

Planning and strategy development

•     Develop sectoral plans, objectives and indicators directly support realization of the RC/HCT/HoSo/SEG strategic priorities 

•     Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and cluster contributions to RC’s overall humanitarian funding considerations 


•     Undertake advocacy activities on behalf of sector participants and the affected population

•     Monitor and report the implementation of the cluster strategy and results; recommend corrective action where necessary

Do you fit the requested profile ?

You hold a Master Degree WASH-related technical training with a solid experience in WASH activities and at least 5 years as WASH Coordinator in humanitarian context.  

You have a solid experience in representation and liaison with different partners (local authorities, UN agencies, INGO/NGO). 

Recognized for your networking skills, you have excellent communication skills.  You have the ability to identify, analyse humanitarian needs and provide potential solutions.  

Good knowledge in proposal development process is a great asset. 

You are recognize for your excellent oral and written capacities in English

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