WASH Project Manager (Ngala) at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarites International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs:  water, food and shelter.SI has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: WASH Project ManagerJob number: SRH03499Location: Ngala, BornoContract Type: Short term contractType de post: Overseas missionsDesired start date: 05/08/2019Duration of the mission: 9 monthsDomaine de competence: Water Sanitation and Hygiene promotionAbout the Mission in NigeriaThe current political and military crisis has affected millions of lives in Nigeria and SI is answering the needs of displaced populations and host communities in Borno State. The targeted areas of intervention are WASH, shelter, logistics, food security and livelihood. Seven programs are currently running:Multi-sectorial project over 3 years in Monguno, Ngala, Askira/Uba and Hawul in consortium with ALIMA and funded by EuropAidLogistic Platform project funded by WFP in MongunoEmergency WASH and Shelter response funded by OFDA in Maiduguri, Monguno, Dikwa, NgalaEmergency WASH in Health funded by ECHO - in consortium with ALIMA in Maiduguri and MongunoEmergency WASH funded by ECHO in Maiduguri, Monguno and DikwaWASH response for vulnerable IDPs and host communities in Dikwa funded by CDCEmergency WASH response for new onset manmade disaster in Ngala funded by NHFThis mission has potential to continue developing relevant and mandate-based interventions to cover the needs in the area and to ensure a humanitarian impact. Here are the key numbers and information about the mission:5 bases (Maiduguri, Abuja, Dikwa, Ngala and Monguno) plus Coordination Office in Maiduguri.The number of expatriates is around 20The national staff are approximately 200The total budget of the mission is around 7,5 million eurosAbout the Job (1/2)In Ngala, SI is working on two main interventions:Emergency response to provide WASH interventions in both hard and soft components that include borehole drilling, pump & water supply rehabilitations, latrines & shower constructions, hygiene promotions under OFDA, NHF and EU (which is an early recovery project)Implementation of FSL in promotion of small scale farming (seeds + tools), IGA’s and VSLA, Cash Transfers (harvest protection) and livestockNgala base has currently 40 national staff and 2 expatriates.General ObjectiveThe WASH program manager is in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals.He/she supervises the operational teams allocated to his/her program.He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented programs and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance.Main TasksProject relevance, quality and design:Contribute to establishing assessmentsContribute to define Solidarités International’s local strategy and contribute to the annual programming by proposing new activitiesOrganize and facilitate evaluation missionsPropose a technical approach and a financial, human and logistical scope for the programs to be implementedWrite the technical annexes and chapters (including the logical framework) for the proposalsImplement activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, Solidarités International’s technical requirements and the financial donors’ criteriaEvaluate 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’ needsPropose adjustments to the programs, if necessaryEnsure that the programs under his/her supervision achieve the required resultsEnsure that program objectives meet sustainability requirements and, if required, compliance with established norms and standardsParticipate in building the WASH teams’ abilities with respect to techniques or new methodologiesImplementation and operational monitoring:Plan activities and activity cycles for WASH (hiring, purchasing, etc.) in the light of established objectivesUsed the project management, monitoring and evaluation tools for WASH, particularly the planning and monitoring timelinePropose and implement quality criteria and monitoring indicators for WASH programSupport and advise to the base’s logistical department for the purchase of specific materials for WASH activitiesPlan and supervise the WASH program implementation he/she is in charge of, being sure to meet deadlines and adhere to predefined technical specificationsSupervise and provide support for the WASH managers; monitor and evaluate the implemented WASH activitiesAnticipate any issues linked to carrying out the WASH activities and help to resolve any problems related to the  WASH activitiesSuggest any adjustments to be made to the WASH activity depending on contextual and indicator developmentsWorking with the administrative department, contribute to developing budgets relative to his/her program and monitor expenses and budget forecastsWorking with given project manager, draw up requirement statuses and cash flow needs.About the Job (2/2)Capitalization:Use the capitalization tools proposed by Solidarités InternationalParticipate in the centralization and distribution of procedures, guides and tools linked to the WASH activitiesCapitalize on intervention methods and techniques and on the experiences acquired by Solidarités and other participants in the WASH activitiesWrite procurement and handover reports before the end of his/her contract and send it to the appropriate persons on the mission and at headquartersPersonnel management:Participate in validating the hiring of national technical staff for activitiesDefine the prerequisites for opened WASH positions together with the administrative department; adapt existing job descriptions if requiredGreet and brief the expatriates working on the programIdentify and pass on any training needs for WASH teamsSet up technical training depending on WASH operational needs and identified training requirementsManage and support the team under his/her responsibilityLead work groups and thematic meetingsEvaluate and assess the performance of colleagues under his/her direct supervisionEnsure adherence to security regulations by personnel under his/her supervisionReporting / 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 teamsDraft activity reports and any annexes relating to specific activities for the financial donor reports and/or amendmentsEnsure that all reports are delivered on time and in the correct formatMaintain a local operational communications network and good relations with local and government authorities, financial donor representatives, UN agencies and other international agenciesIn his/her assignment area, represent Solidarités International’s at meetings or forums concerning the WASH activitiesRepresent the organization when asked and/or delegated to do soReply to headquarter information requests regarding specific needsIn 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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