WASH/Infrastructure Advisor

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Ciudad Guayana, Bolívar, Venezuela 🇻🇪

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With its 40 years of experience, Première Urgence Internationale :

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement   Supports close to 6 millions beneficiaries

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement   With more than 100 Millions € yearly budget

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement   Present in 22 countries, on 5 continents 

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement   Thanks to the work and commitment of : 

   More than 2000 national staffs 

   Around 200 expatriates from 45 different nationalities

   And 90 employees at HQ  

PUI works in 10 areas of intervention and distinguishes itself by the implementation of an integrated approach in its response. This method aims to identify and understand the needs of all those affected by a crisis. Our teams come together to bring a rapid global response to the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises to help them regain independence and dignity.

Learn more on our historyour valuesour areas of intervention.

Focus on our activities in VENEZUELA

PUI has been addressing humanitarian needs in Venezuela since 2019. The organization is framing its intervention through an integrated health, nutrition, MHPSS, protection and WaSH approach. PUI coordinates its programs within the humanitarian cluster system, establishing multi-sectoral partnerships with both national and international NGOs. Projects are implemented in highly populated urban vulnerable areas as well as in hard-to-reach rural and indigenous communities, supporting both fixed and mobile health clinics. The mission is growing, differentiating its donor portfolio, sectors of intervention and areas of implementation, focusing on increasing the quality of its programming. 

What about the WASH/Infrastructure Advisor ?  

As WaSH/Infrastructure Advisor, you will be responsible for the technical quality of WaSH/Infrastructure programs on the mission and contribute to the mission strategy.

For this purpose, you will be responsible for :

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement  Technical support and oversight : You will provide technical support and guidance to the program implementation team, and ensure the quality of all PUI activities related to WaSH/Infrastructure taking into account national, international, and internal standards.

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement  Strategy : You will support the HoM/DHoMP in the design and inclusion of WaSH activities in PUI programs and strategy.

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement  Human Resources : You will develop PUI internal capacity on WaSH/Infrastructure related matters through standalone training, on-the-job training and mentoring.

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement  Representation : You will liaise with stakeholders working in the WaSH/Infrastructure sector including but not limited to WaSH, Shelter Cluster and its technical working groups, Ministries, and ensure the effective coordination as well as visibility of PUI WaSH/Infrastructure activities.

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement  Logistics/Finances : You will provide technical inputs to Logistics and Finances departments in their activities related to WASH/Infrastructure interventions.

The challenges that await you :

1) Setting-up the WaSH department, following-up on recruitment, procurement 2) Strengthening institutional relationships with local authorities for the activities to be implemented with all due authorizations 3) Positioning PUI within the cluster system as well as networking with other organizations operating in the area 4) WaSH-related Capacity-building of the implementing partner

What you will need to succeed 

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement   Training 

You hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in civil engineering or architecture, borehole construction, or any water related field.

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement   Experience 

You are strengthened by minimum 2 years in engineering and construction practices, particularly in the field of WaSH/Infrastructure. You also have experience in WASH/Infrastructure project management, and in needs assessment. Experience in Wash-in-Health and/or in market-based approaches will be highly appreciated. You already worked with Première Urgence Internationale? It would be a definite asset!

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement   Skills 

You demonstrate technical expertise according to the specific context (hydraulics, hydrogeology, IWRM…), and you master the project cycle management. You master GIS softwares and other technical tools (eg. Autocad, Epanet). Good knowledge of procurement and contracts management processes and donors (BHA, ECHO, UN) will be highly appreciated.

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement   Qualities 

You are able to work independently and to take the initiative and the responsibility in a proactive approach. You are self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization in addition to having strong commitments in humanitarian principles. You show diplomacy and open-mindedness, resilience to stress and have good analytical skills. You are organized and able to manage priorities and varied workload. You have problem-solving and leadership skills, and are able to work and manage professionally and maturely. You are able to integrate into the local environment, taking account its political, economic and historical characteristics. You have also a strong resilience to stress.

Première Urgence Internationale recrutement   Languages 

English and Spanish have no secrets for you! All the better, both are mandatory for this position. If you speak French, it would be a definite asset.

A word from the manager

« Venezuela is a peculiar complex humanitarian context, which requires professionals that are keen to challenge themselves to fit in! PUI mission in Venezuela is relatively recent, but in an expansion phase. We really value the expertise new staff members can bring in to strengthen our team. This position is new and will be key to start and consolidate operations according to the plan. In addition, further expansions are foreseen with a diversified portfolio of donors. For this reason, we are looking for a proactive and autonomous Spanish-speaker professional, who will be able to contribute to a fast-growing and ambitious team. Are you ready to join? »

PUI will offer you 

          Status : Employee with a Fixed-Term Contract 

      Monthly Gross Income :  2,340.00 – 2,590.00 EUR depending on your experience in International Solidarity + 50€ per semester of seniority with PUI 

      Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation 

      Housing in collective accomodation 

      Daily Living Expenses (“Per Diem”) 

      Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

      Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months  

Our commitments

Première Urgence Internationale sees diversity of nationalities, genders, beliefs, profiles and statuses among its Human Resources as a major asset for its humanitarian action, and therefore compels itself to the strict observance of the principle of non-discrimination throughout its recruitment process.  

Première Urgence Internationale applies a policy of  zero tolerance towards exploitation, sexual abuse and mistreatment, in all its forms, of women, children and all other vulnerable persons. It engages all its staff to promote, disseminate and respect the principles set out in its ethical charter.

Please note that Première Urgence Internationale shall not in any case request a financial contribution for administrative costs related to recruitment. Any such information would be fraudulent, please disregard it. 

You recognize yourself in this profile and you adhere  to our commitments ? You feel ready to take up the challenge  and to join PUI great family ?  






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