WASH Program Manager

Solidarités International

Kabul, Afghanistan 🇦🇫

  • Job number: SRH04773
  • Domaine de competence: Water Sanitation and Hygiene promotion
  • Statut: Salarié
  • Type de poste: Overseas missions
  • Country: Afghanistan
  • Contract Type: Short term contract


Desired start date: 15/05/2022
Duration of the mission:
 7 months
Location: Afghanistan (Kabul)

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL was created in Afghanistan in 1980 at the time of Soviet Occupation and has been supporting Afghan people for 38 years. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL always maintains its presence in the country until 2018, without interruption covering a wide range of activities, (water, hygiene and sanitation / food security and livelihoods / shelter) for population affected by conflicts or natural disasters, from emergency response to development-oriented programs. The Organization has been working successively in almost all provinces of Afghanistan. In the past years activities were implemented in Wardak, Bamiyan, Khost, Paktika, Samangan, and Kunduz provinces. End of 2018 SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL had to leave the country due to lack of funding but continued to monitor the humanitarian situation in the country with the willingness to support vulnerable Afghan population. The evolution of the situation in the country, marked by a possible collapse of public services and a halt to certain development projects, as well as an aggravation of the impact of changing climatic conditions on rural populations, leads SI to reopen its mission in Kabul during the last quarter of 2021.

The programs are under development and are scheduled to begin in late 2021. A first axis aiming at bringing support to the population’s victims of the drought in already fragile zones like the province of Bamyan will be developed. The second axis should allow to support people living in precarious conditions (EG KIS or IDP settlements in Kabul or other provinces) and whose situation has been worsened by the recent events. This axis of intervention could be developed in Kabul, or in another province around Kabul. Finally, complementary assessments will be conducted at the end of 2021 in other provinces and the overall intervention strategy could be upgraded in the coming months


General objective:

The 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.

Specific tasks and main challenges:

– Project relevance, quality, and design

 Implementation and operational monitoring

 Personnel management

– Reporting / communication / representation

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Participate to the recruitment and induction /training of the Program Team in Kabul

With the support of the Program Coordinator, Initiate, organize lead assessment in its area of intervention to identify / assess intervention sites and beneficiary communities

Revise forecasted activities if needed and draft an operation plan to start activities

Draft the APUIC

Launch program activities

Participate in development of new project proposals



License or master degree in relevant sectors (including WASH technical background) .


  • Previous experience as Program Manager
  • Previous experience in implementing emergency project (Protection, FSL, WASH and Shelter)
  • Previous experience in carrying out assessments
  • Previous experience in Afghanistan is an asset
  • Experience of working in tense security context
  • Experience in team management
  • Experience in delivering training and capacity building of staff.

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Mastering of project cycle management, and project reporting.
  • Knowledge in proposal design and writing
  • Knowledge of SI rules and procedures would be an asset

Languages: English, knowledge of a local language would be an asset (Dari or Pashtu) .


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.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs in the Guest House and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months. To these break periods, one additional rest day per month worked are granted.

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.

Key information about living conditions

Living conditions are quite fair in Kabul, with possible access to all essential goods and services. It should be remembered that the consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Afghanistan. The security situation can be tense, and travel is sometimes restricted, but it is possible to have a social life.

Living conditions in the field are often harsher (limited access to electricity, harsher weather conditions, isolation, etc.) with paradoxically, depending on the area, less strict security conditions.


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/