Social Facilitator at Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association Zambia

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • 20000 ZMW / Month

Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association

The Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association (BORDA) is a technical expert organisation, specialized in the field of sustainable environmental protection through integrated sanitation solutions. The organisations activities aim at making neighbourhoods more liveable by developing and implementing innovative on-site sanitation solutions that build climate resilience, strengthen social structures, and foster the sustainable and attentive handling of natural resources. BORDA supports holistic approaches on policy formulation, participatory urban planning processes and infrastructure development. In this respect, BORDA designs and implements innovative system packages together with local and global partners, fosters capacity building and facilitates dialogue between civil society organisations, communities, government entities, the private sector, scientific institutions, and international organizations. Together with local partners, BORDA re-imagens water and sanitation systems based on a foundation of research and customises solutions in order to realize water and sanitation for all. BORDA understands that innovation is not only about technology but rather about generating new approaches that work for local communities – and keep working.
BORDA e.V. is active outside Germany in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Its activities focus on achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by enabling the transition towards liveable and inclusive cities which give disadvantaged urban and peri-urban populations access to essential public services such as on-site sanitation, faecal sludge management, solid waste management, energy, and water.
In Zambia, BORDA is active since 2009. In 2016, BORDA established the BORDA Zambia Country Office; therefore, committing to support the development efforts in the country.

The Project
The WASH’n’soul project funded by Viva con Aqua and soulbottles and implemented by BORDA aims at making the human right to water and sanitation a reality through access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services that are sustainable, while establishing and incorporating structures and concepts for waste management, social entrepreneurship and climate protection.
Phase 1 of the Project can to an end in January 2024 and was successfully implemented in 20 schools in Lusaka. Riding on the lessons learnt and key outcomes of Phase 1, the Project will be implemented in a further 10 schools in a Phase 2. Implementation of the Project will take place from February 2024 to January 2026.

Main Responsibilities and tasks include but are not limited to the following aspects:

  • Support with the implementation of all software components and activities under the WASH’n’soul Phase 2 Project this includes WinS Committee trainings, BC and hygiene promotion activities and the development of key advocacy and communication products,
  • Support with the facilitation community participation and engagement processes,
  • Support with the coordination and facilitation of monitoring activities for Phase 1 and Phase 2 target schools, including and baseline and endline survey coordination and implementation,
  • Provides process support for the coordination and facilitation of ward and school selection, including the coordination of key internal and external meetings,
  • Support the process for the establishment and/ strengthening of School WASH (WinS) Committees at all 10 target schools,
  • Supports the review of all training materials and content,
  • Provides support for WinS Committee trainings and follow-up sessions and meetings,
  • Support the implementation of all behaviour change and hygiene promotion activity conceptualisation and implementation, this includes MHH and ULA4BC activities,
  • Assists with knowledge management of social processes and activities through the development of work packages that include guidelines and documents for the implementation of key approaches and activities.

Required Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, development studies or any other equivalent social science,
  • Minimum 3 years of professional work experience in the development sector (NGOs/international development organisations) with focus on WASH,
  • Experience with hygiene promotion models such as CHAST, CLTS, PHAST and/or alternative models such as ULA4BC,
  • Experience working with, and a good understanding of key BORDA behaviour change approaches,
  • Experience in training/ capacity building (development of training curricular incl. materials; training facilitation),
  • Experience working with communities and/or schools in Lusaka’s peri-urban areas.

Other knowledge, additional competences:

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure with high resilience and motivation,
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral,
  • Good communication, social and intercultural skills,
  • Must be computer literate with good working knowledge of MS Office (especially MS Excel),
  • Pro-active self-starter and an active team player.
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