WASH Program Manager

Solidarités International
Mosul, Iraq
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified


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Desired start date: 02/01/2019
Duration of the mission: 6 months (TBC depending on fundings)
Location:  Iraq, based in Mosul (with frequent travels to the field)

The SI mission has been opened in February 2017, with emphasis on the Mosul response and is currently running one WaSH project in West Mosul under the CDC stabilization funds. The activities are focused on the rehabilitation of secondary water networks & support household connections to the networks. This project will end with the NCE in December 2018.

From now, 2 projects are under submission:

  • One 4 months Wash project out of camps Mosul (Urban context) and Mohalabiya, (rural context)
  • One 4 months Wash project in camps: one camp targeted by SI (3500 individuals); technical assessment with local authorities about the water treatment plant providing water to three camps; host communities and waste water treatment.

Both projects will be implemented in consortium, starting end of December / beginning of January 2019.

About the Mission

The mission is relatively small with at the moment one Coordination base in Erbil (3 expatriates and 8 national staff) and one operational base in Mosul (2 expatriate and 23 national staff).

Regarding the evolution of the context, the mission will aim at keeping:

  • An early recovery WaSH component with ongoing research for development of new areas in line with the shift of context that entail wave of return movements to newly secured area
  • An adapted WASH support to camps planned to remain at least until 2020. This support is including the assessment of longer term solution for WASH facilities including connection to water network, improvement of water quality, potentially waste water treatment.

About the job...

General objective:

SI is looking for an emergency-focused, proactive WASH program manager 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.

The Wash PM will notably focus on:

  • the provision of technical expertise to prepare the next standard allocation in 2019,
  • the training and support to the technical team.
  • the remote management with the Implementation of the 2 projects in camp and out of camp (under HPF funds) and the challenge to access West Mosul intervention areas

S/he will monitor water production quality and quantity according to needs and water trucking quality and quantity according to established criteria. 

The main challenges:

The WaSH Program Manager will work under the technical support and supervision of the Wash Coordinator and will contribute to the development of Solidarités International Wash emergency response, ensuring quality programming.

  • Management of 2 projects
  • Inclusion of new area of intervention in Ninewa or KRI based on an in-depth wash assessment planned to be done with international partners
  • Participation with the Program Coordinator to the Coordination of the Wash Sub-cluster in Ninewa which could be time consuming

Priorities for the 2/3 first months are:

  • Launch the two WaSH projects in camp and out of camp in close coordination with local authorities
  • Additional operational Staff recruitment (design to be finalized)
  • Participate to the design and the writing of the next HPF schedule for first quarter of 2019
  • Contribute to the stabilization of the implementation phase

Responsibilities and main activities:

On the management Level, the set up will be adapted according to the needs and may change.

  • Operational team: it will include 1 activity Manager, 2 Team Leader, 6 officers.
  • M&E team: 1 team leader and 2 officers

Your profile

Specific skills and experience:

  • Strong WaSH technical background or proven experience in WaSH programme management
  • Previous professional experience in a similar position is mandatory.
  • Previous experience with Solidarites International is a plus
  • Proven Experience in team management and in training, capacity building.
  • Previous experience in an emergency and volatile context
  • Previous experience in the Middle East would be an asset.

Soft skills:

  • Organization and planning skills;
  • Strong and good management skills
  • WaSH: water treatment, desludging, waste water treatment, distribution, assessments, network rehabilitation
  • Monitoring: data base management and analysis;
  • Patience and support stressful environment;


  • Problem-solving skills and ability to make decisions
  • Outstanding communication skills, including excellent training skills
  • Proven organization and methodical skills
  • Strong interest in the context and strong commitment to humanitarian work and principles
  • Ability to work under pressure, with peaks of heavy workload
  • Adaptability to changing work environment and possible volatile security situation


  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset

Living conditions and Security

  • Living Conditions :

In Erbil there are good living conditions: individual rooms and fully equipped guest house and office, no curfew.

In Mosul, the guest house and office are in the same building. There is no stay overnight if alone in the base. The expatriate team (PM & Field Co) stays the all week and come back to Erbil for the week-end. The curfew is now at 6pm. No cook, the food is bought outside (plenty of restaurant, and food product in the market). Issue of visa can limit the travel to Mosul periodically.

  • Security

Erbil security situation is stable, nevertheless, specific attention for female staff and movements on foot at night.

Field security remains volatile so daily security checks are conducted prior to the validation of movements. A specific attention is given to road movements between Erbil and Mosul and then between Mosul and the field: Mohalabiyah and Nimrod.

However, so far no major constrain to access/visit the area of intervention. The opening of Mosul Base in January has greatly improved the operational capacity.

SI will offer you

A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 1980 euros gross per month (1800 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

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 750 USD 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).

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.

Application Process

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 

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website:  http://www.solidarites.org/en/