Emergency and Preparedness Response (EPR) WASH Program Manager
Desired start date: 01/04/2017
Duration of the mission: 8 months
About the mission
General context of South Sudan
On July 9th 2011, South Sudan gained its independence, putting an end to a twenty-year civil war between the Khartoum regime and the separatist rebels in the South. The youngest state in the world boasts significant oil reserves but suffers from a lack of development and especially a lack of infrastructure.
For now three years, South Sudan has been facing a civil war. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), one fifth of the population - about 2 million people - were displaced before the events of July 2016.
In July 2016, heavy fighting erupted between rival forces – the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) loyal to President Salva Kiir and the SPLA in Opposition backing the former First Vice-President Riek Machar –in and around the capital city, Juba, on 7th July. Following this, the number of IDPs rose to more 3.2 millions, with an estimated 5.1 in dire need of humanitarian help.
Overview of Solidarités International’s work in the country
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been operating in South Sudan since October 2006, and is strongly focusing on the emergency response to the life-saving needs of populations affected by the recurring armed crises and displacements in the country.
SI has a strong field and coordination-based WaSH expertise. Beyond pure emergencies, SI aims at using it to contribute to the alleviation of malnutrition, water-borne diseases which still plague a substantial part of South Sudan population.
This commitments works through 2 strategic axes :
- A country-wise flying deployment capacity, through the Emergency Preparedness & Response mechanism (EP&R), which includes the conduction of rapid assessments and the implementation of emergency short WaSH interventions throughout the whole country. SI is an active EP&R partner, currently setting up a new humanitarian access-related setup and facilitating the reactivity of emergency air deployments for all EP&R partners, in collaboration with a specialized partner.
- A province-tailored response, through a permanent presence if key cities and provinces (currently Malakal, Upper Nile). SI aims at developping an overall “WaSH package” for the area, being it inside the PoCs or outside in the towns/villages. Complementary interventions (FSL/Cash pilot/shelter projects) can be developed, and a strong focus is put on humanitarian actors’ coordination.
For 2016/2017, SI will focus on 2 areas of improvement:
- Securing proper humanitarian access management tools, in order to maximize its capacity to respond swiftly within the EP&R mechanism, in deteriorating environments.
- Develop semi-permanent or permanent solutions and response related to displacements in key affected provinces.
You can find all the information about the Solidarités International (SI) South Sudan's mission here:
About the job
- In line with the Deputy EPR coordinator, to ensure emergency response to accurate WASH needs
- Team management of all operational staff including trainings
- Collaboration with support department (logistics, admin and HR)
- Proper organisation of all aspects related to the EPR WASH reponse
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, hydraulics, water network management, or similar field
- At least two years of program management experience in WASH including a field experience (conflict/ post conflict area) of implementing emergency humanitarian programs
- Working knowledge of repair and maintenance requirement of India Mark hand pumps, bio sand filter and surface water treatment plant
- Experience in training; ability to design and implement training sessions on Water Treatment Plant / hand pump maintenance and repair, water analysis, etc.
- Working knowledge of sensitization methodologies and experience in targeted hygiene promotion activities
- Experience in community mobilization and skills in developing the social aspect of water management
- Experience in emergency response required and establishing temporary water points
- Experience on team management
- Preferable experience in organizing and conducting KAP surveys
- Experience with SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL is an asset
- Humanitarian program implementation/ follow-up
- Good skills in staff management
- Technical support for the staff
- Knowledge of emergency humanitarian strategies
- Good command of initial evaluation tools in emergency contexts
- Writing skills
- Fluent English, written and spoken
- Knowledge of Arabic is an asset
- Knowledge in GPS / Google earth
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension
Salaried post: According to experience from 1600 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD.
Solidarités International will cover accommodation and travel expenses from the expatriate’s home country to the site of the assignment.
- Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
- Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs).
During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: one week at three and nine months (with a 500 euro allowance) and two weeks at six months (with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarités).
CONTACT: Mano GAUDIN, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer