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
Description of the Position
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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