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WASH Program Manager at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarites International (SI) is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 38 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs – water, food and shelter. Currently present in Nigeria since 2016, SI carries out emergency / post-emergency programs in WASH sector in North East region.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WASH Program Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Description of the Position
Goal/Purpose:

  • The Wash Program Manager is in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals.
  • He/she is in charge of supervising the operational teams allocated to his/her program.
  • He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented program and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance.

Main Tasks
Project relevance, quality and design:

  • Contribute to establishing assessments
  • Contribute to define Solidarités International’s local strategy and contribute to the annual programming by proposing new activities
  • Organize and facilitate evaluation missions
  • Propose a technical approach and a financial, human and logistical scope for the programs to be implemented
  • Write the technical annexes and chapters (including the logical framework) for the proposals
  • Implement activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, Solidarités International’s technical requirements and the financial donors’ criteria
  • Evaluate the relevance of the activities carried out, as well as the effectiveness of the interventions and their appropriateness with respect to contextual developments and the populations’ needs
  • Propose adjustments to the programs, if necessary
  • Ensure that the programs under his/her supervision achieve the required results
  • Ensure that program objectives meet sustainability requirements and, if required, compliance with established norms and standards
  • Participate in building the WASH teams’ abilities with respect to techniques or new methodologies

Implementation and Operational Monitoring:

  • Plan activities and activity cycles for WASH (hiring, purchasing, etc.) in the light of established objectives
  • Used the project management, monitoring and evaluation tools for WASH, particularly the planning and monitoring timeline
  • Propose and implement quality criteria and monitoring indicators for WASH program
  • Support and advise to the base’s logistical department for the purchase of specific materials for WASH activities
  • Plan and supervise the WASH program implementation he/she is in charge of, being sure to meet deadlines and adhere to predefined technical specifications
  • Supervise and provide support for the WASH managers; monitor and evaluate the implemented WASH activities
  • Anticipate any issues linked to carrying out the WASH activities and help to resolve any problems related to the WASH activities
  • Suggest any adjustments to be made to the WASH activity depending on contextual and indicator developments
  • Working with the administrative department, contribute to developing budgets relative to his/her program and monitor expenses and budget forecasts
  • Working with given project manager, draw up requirement statuses and cash flow needs Regularly visit Solidarités International’s intervention sites

Capitalization:

  • Use the capitalization tools proposed by Solidarités International
  • Participate in the centralization and distribution of procedures, guides and tools linked to the WASH activities
  • Capitalize on intervention methods and techniques and on the experiences acquired by Solidarités and other participants in the WASH activities
  • Write procurement and handover reports before the end of his/her contract and send it to the appropriate persons on the mission and at headquarters

Personnel Management:

  • Participate in validating the hiring of national technical staff for activities
  • Define the prerequisites for opened WASH positions together with the administrative department; adapt existing job descriptions if required
  • Greet and brief the expatriates working on the program
  • Identify and pass on any training needs for WASH teams
  • Set up technical training depending on WASH operational needs and identify training requirements
  • Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility
  • Lead work groups and thematic meetings
  • Evaluate and assess the performance of colleagues under his/her direct supervision
  • Ensure adherence to security regulations by personnel under his/her supervision

Reporting / Communication / Representation:

  • Pass upward to the relevant persons any information on the security situation or on any event that could impact Solidarités activities and the safety of the teams
  • In his/her assignment area, represent Solidarités International’s at meetings or forums concerning the WASH activities
  • Represent the organization when asked and/or delegated to do so
  • Reply to headquarter information requests regarding specific needs
  • In collaboration with the WASH /program coordinator, prepare the administrative documents (MOU, handover, etc.) to be jointly signed with government authorities, communities or partners
  • Draft activity reports and any annexes relating to specific activities for the financial donor reports and/or amendments
  • Ensure that all reports are delivered on time and in the correct format
  • Maintain a local operational communications network and good relations with local and government authorities, financial donor representatives, UN agencies and other international agencies

Profile

  • Training/Education: B.Sc. / HND Civil Engineering, Building technology, Architecture or related degrees
  • Professional experience: 2 year of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector) and 1 year of progressive experience in an INGO
  • Languages: English compulsory (Hausa/Kanuri – Added Advantage)
  • Project related skills: good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow-up
  • IT skills: Good knowledge of Office software: Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, Data collection and analysis software
  • Personal qualities: rigorous, organized, able to manage important workload, good learning capacity, good communication, reactive, team spirit, good written and analyses capacities, resistance to stress.

Deadline: 4th August, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • The CV attached must be named with your name and surname.
  • As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the final date.

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