Upon completion of the program, graduates should have the following competencies:

Humanitarian infrastructure

  • Apply Humanitarian principles, International and domestic law into programming.
  • Design project according to national /humanitarian standards
  • Integrate Sustainable Development goals, the Grand bargain, Humanitarian-development nexus into programming
  • Advocate to make sure WaSH programming meet the needs of population and use continuous functional, cost-effective technically and institutionally sound solution as far as possible.
  • Participate in coordination of humanitarian actions
  • Be involved in national /regional contingency planning
  • Coordinate with others stakeholders, cluster/sector

WaSH Project cycle management

  • Mobilize resources.
  • Conduct needs assessment.
  • Conduct a response analysis.
  • Design WaSH project based on the needs assessment.
  • Design and implement contextually appropriate behaviour changes activities for appropriate practice in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Design and implement contextually appropriate safe water supply interventions.
  • Design and implement contextually appropriate sanitation interventions.
  • Design and implement specific interventions (conflict, displacement, urban context, natural disaster, disease outbreak, WaSH in schools, health centre, etc.).
  • Design and implement a preparedness and contingency planning.
  • Monitor and evaluate projects by identifying SMART indicators, selecting tools to monitor the progress of the project and the impacts.
  • Integrate lesson learned.
  • Report, carry out administrative and budget management of WaSH projects.
  • Ensure project continuous functionality, cost effectiveness of project and include an exit strategy.
  • Coordinate with others stakeholders/ cluster/sector

Humanitarian concepts and cross-cutting programming

  • Support local partners in assessing their capacity building needs
  • Support investment (capacity building, accountability, materials, financial) in the institutional capacities of local and national actors
  • Work to remove/reduce barriers that prevent local stakeholders from partnering with local and national responders/ donors
  • Use local resources (materials and work force) from the beneficiary community and local institutions when appropriate
  • Include gender in WaSH programming
  • Include marginalized groups, people with disabilities, elders, special needs in WaSH programing
  • Mainstream Protection in WaSH programing
  • Reduce the impact of WaSH programming on the environment
  • Consider climate change and water scarcity situations and the energy nexus
  • Promote livelihoods activities
  • Guarantee accountability towards beneficiaries and participation
  • Guarantee accountability towards donors and authorities
  • Include rights based approach in WaSH programming
  • Assess and analyse the market, implement, and monitor cash based intervention tools and ensure quality and achievement of WaSH outcome when using cash base interventions.

Communication, human resources, relation with administration, logistics, security and finance department.

  • Recruit competent staff
  • Manage staff, team and conflict
  • Promote staff training
  • Assess staff performance
  • Apply the code of conduct/Safe guarding
  • Manage staff remotely
  • Follow on procurement procedures and finances expenditures
  • Draft calls for tenders and manage contracts with suppliers/contractors
  • Supervise subcontractors’ work
  • Assess Security context and risks
  • Apply security and safety rules while implementing activities
  • Use advance formulas and graphs in Ms Excel, mapping tools and statistics tools (KOBO, ODK)
  • Represent and position the organisation
  • Communicate appropriately
  • Organise meetings
  • Coordinate with other sectors, cluster, sector

Ethic and behaviour

  • Develop empathy towards beneficiaries.
  • Understand and apply the humanitarian principles and code of conducts into programming.
  • Show cultural sensitivity
  • Manage stress and adapt to the situation