Nov 152022
Country: Panama
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 16 Nov 2022

The Opportunity

This position can be based in: Panama, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, or Peru.

Regional Construction and Wash Adviser


The LAC Regional Construction and WASH Adviser will be expected to:

1.Implement the Construction Policy and Procedure, as per the workplan under the Global Construction Quality Framework, providing input and feedback into the change process through workstream lead.

2.Provide technical support to programmes involving WASH and Construction through review of proposals, advising on quality assurance processes and safe programming for construction.

3.Provide WASH and Construction technical support to large emergency responses in the region

To be successful, you will bring/have:

  • MA/MSc/MEng or equivalent in Architecture, Planning, Civil or Structural engineering, construction, or another relevant subject, or equivalent field experience
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in the built environment field with a focus on Public Health and experience of working in a development / humanitarian context within WASH sector
  • Experience of site supervision and project management for construction
  • Advise on international best practice for building regulations for hazard resistance in non-engineered buildings.
  • Demonstrated WASH program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Fluent English and Spanish language skills and ability to communicate clearly in both verbal and written form.
  • Fluency French is desirable.
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes.
  • Proven ability of mentoring and coaching.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at Save the Children | Regional Construction and WASH Adviser | Latin America and the Caribbean

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications will have priority. Qualified candidates could be interviewed before de application closing date.

How to apply

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