WASH Program Manager

Solidarités International

Sucre, Venezuela 🇻🇪

  • Job number: SRH05130
  • Domaine de competence: Water Sanitation and Hygiene promotion
  • Statut: Salarié
  • Type de poste: Overseas missions
  • Country: Venezuela
  • Contract Type: Short term contract


Desired start date: 05/01/2023
Duration of the mission:
 until 15/07/2023
Location: Venezuela, Carupano (Sucre state)

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is a French humanitarian organization that provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 39 years, our organization has worked towards meeting the three basic needs – water, food and shelter – of vulnerable and crisis-affected populations and has been more specifically committed to fight against waterborne diseases, leading cause of death in the world. SI’s interventions are carried out based on its expertise in the field of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential ones of food security and livelihoods. SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL is currently present in about 20 countries where SI staff – a total of 2,000 people comprising expatriates, local staff, HQ employees and some volunteers – implements programs with professionalism and commitment whilst being mindful of respecting other cultures.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has started its activities in Venezuela relatively recently. After several exploratory missions were carried out in 2019, missions were opened and progressively increased their scopes of intervention. They now include activities such as WASH in health facilities, schools and targeted rural or urban communities through the improvement of water services and hygiene practices. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL operated in Venezuela within Consortiums with other French NGOs and some of its activities are implemented through local partners.


General objective:

The candidate will be in charge of all WASH activities of the Sucre projects, in terms of design, implementation, monitoring and reporting.

Responsibilities and main activities:

Small mission with reduced project team. SI works through local civil society organization. In the case of this project SI is working with a well-recognized Venezuelan association working in education (running schools) throughout the country.

Sucre state, which is a state with several logistic limitations. The PM will have to take the lead in the implementation of wash activities in synergy with the health components of consortium partners. The PM will have to forge relations locally with other actors. The PM will have to improve capacity of local team, and participate in identifications of new proposals and interventions.

  • Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
  • Partnerships and planning: Consolidate workplan updates, refine planning for implementation of ongoing and new projects, follow-up of on going project.
  • Technical oversight: Ensure quality of technical components and propose reorientations as needed.
  • Monitoring: Develop and disseminate project monitoring tools, ensure training of staff on it.
  • Team and partnership management: Ensure project team management, formalize evaluate needs for trainings or capacity building of SI wash staff. Work closely in collaboration with staff of the consortium


Specific required skills

  • Capacity to quickly get on board with an already started and delayed project: capacity to rapidly identify stakes and potential difficulties, adaptability, solution-oriented approach, etc.
  • Strong project management skills, perfect command of PCM tools, knowledge of humanitarian NGO environment and specificities
  • Skilled management and ability to train, develop and support staffs
  • Ability and appetence to work with local partners
  • Relatively high level of autonomy

Previous experience:

  • A minimum of 1 year of field experience in WaSH programs in a managing position
  • Previous experience of WASH in communities and WASH in health and school programs
  • Experience working with local partners highly appreciated
  • Previous experience with donors appreciated
  • Previous experience in Latin America appreciated


  • Good communication skills in both written and verbal Spanish. +English would be a plus
  • Reactive, Flexible and resourceful
  • Solution-oriented management


A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 1800 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly i.e. 1980 euros gross per month)

and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs 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 (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités). To these break periods, one additional rest day per month worked is 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.


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development