12 October, 2017

7209 Construction Support Officer

Live & Learn

Non-Government Organization
Port Vila, Vanuatu with areas of work including the peri-urban areas of Port Vila on Shefa Province
Job Hours: 
Short Term - 8 months
Due Date:

Job Description:
Responsible to:
Live & Learn Vanuatu Management, WASH Country Project Manager, Technical Advisor - Construction

Position Objective:
Support and monitor the 2 community based sanitation enterprise construction team in Blacksand and Erakor Half

Live & Learn will support local community-based enterprises to effectively deliver sustainable sanitation and hygiene services to urban informal communities through development of supportive sanitation markets and enabling environments. A key mechanism for advancement of urban sanitation and innovation will be through empowering local communities and mobilizing multiple changes agents and creating partnerships between these. Environmental health risk to children from flooding and disaster are key demand triggers, and an inclusive approach will ensure women will play a leading role and sanitation facilities are safe and accessible for people with disabilities, the elderly, and children.

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field of building design, construction or plumbing
  • At least five years’ experience in constructing or plumbing /sanitation.
Experience in project costing, quantity surveying and budgeting

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English and Bislama with some understanding of French is required 
  • Review and assess existing and potential supply chain actors, and demand and size of target market
  • Support the day to day activities of each CBSE construction team, including technical mentoring, logistics and organization of activities
  • Record and update toilet costing and material lists on weekly or monthly
  • Contribute to improving the design of toilet options that the community based sanitation enterprise (CBSE) are using for toilet construction
  • Co-ordinate and communicate activities with LLV WASH staff on daily basis and help support WASH staffs for activities related to the sanitation enterprise
  • Support community-based sanitation enterprise development, in liasing with hardware and suppliers
  • Engage with stakeholders from community level, to supply chain actors, government staff, and other relevant contacts. This includes supporting and coordinating the national sanitation marketing working group with stakeholders from key government departments
  • Commit to developing an excellent working knowledge of climate change, water, sanitation, health & hygiene management issues
  • Provide budgets, reports and acquittals on fieldwork as required by the Live & Learn Good Practice Manual
  • Undertake monitoring and evaluation as required through the project. This includes baseline assessments, regular updates, and collection of feedback for refinement of sanitation marketing models
  • Undertake reporting requirements to WASH Program Manager, Live & Learn Vanuatu management, as well as to donors
  • Any other tasks required by the WASH Project Manager, Technical Advisor – Construction and the Live & Learn Management team.
  • Workshop facilitation and presentation skills in both formal and non-formal settings
  • Sound cross-cultural, gender-awareness, interpersonal and networking skills
  • Proven ability to write reports, develop budgets and prepare acquittals
  • Excellent organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and lead a team of junior officers, community enterprises, and volunteers, to achieve own objectives and contribute to overall project success
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of climate change and water security management relevant to Vanuatu and Melanesia
  • Proven ability to develop training programs and lesson plans
  • Proven ability and experience in water, sanitation, health and hygiene management
  • Understanding of installation, maintenance, and management of sanitation, health & hygiene infrastructure such as Ventilated Improved Pits (VIP), Compost Toilets, Pour Flush and Flush Toilet Systems
  • Must have a valid driving license.
  • Commitment to consultative and participatory engagement processes with all stakeholders including staff
  • Commitment to environmental conservation; community-based work; sanitation enterprise marketing; health & hygiene; sustainable development; and community development values.


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        Not Stated

        How To Apply:
        If interested please submit a cover letter and CV and mail it to:
        Live & Learn Environmental Education
        PO Box 1629
        Port Vila
        OR email to:
        Application close on the 20th October 2017 before 4.30pm

        Live & Learn are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the wellbeing and safety of all children, and employees are required to agree and abide by our Child Protection Policies, our Good Practice Manual, and follow our Code of Conduct.

        Contact Person:

        Nathalie Kenneth


        Not Stated
        Live & Learn Environmental Education, PO Box 1629, Port Vila, Vanuatu

         Not Stated
                      12-October-17 Direct from Employer

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