SUN WASH Project Team Lead

Plan International

Ethiopia 🇪🇹

Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Country Office, Ethiopia

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity

 Plan International Ethiopia has been implementing a Wash project which is a climate-resilient solar powered water supply system, sanitation and hygiene promotion services for the target communities in Gambella regional state to increase access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene to refugees and the hosting- communities. So, the project needs an experienced WASH project manager to handle the technical aspects of the WASH project at the expected level in order to realise the primary goals and guarantee the quality of the deliverables.

The job holder is responsible to manage efficiently and effectively the Sun WASH project to meet the goal of the project by coordinating PIE’s Sun WASH team with the country office, Plan Danish National Office (PlanBørnefonden), Water Mission (WM) and other stake holders in line with the country strategy to meet the donor compliance requirements to benefit the target community. In doing this, S/he is responsible and accountable to facilitate:

  • Effective and smooth communication between the teams
  • Integrated programming in joint collaboration by focusing on cross-learning, downward accountability for smooth and effective management of the project
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the project deliverables and producing consolidated narrative reports for financial and physical progress
  • Play a key technical role in programme development for new climate resilient, gender sensitive or transformative WASH proposals development Programmes
  • Working hand in hand with the WASH and Construction thematic sector, with the key Country Office focal points, heads and departments for the benefit of Girls and children
  • A joint and effective working relationship amongst the Sun WASH team, and representing PIE primarily NO and CO level as per the need at the different coordination forums of the partners and stakeholders’ meetings, workshops and events as necessary and delegated
  • Participate the proposal development, project evaluation and need assessment sessions.

In this way, her/his work directly advances the Plan’s objectives and offers effective and efficient managerial direction and assistance for the successful implementation of the Sun WASH project in Gambella Regional State as a stand-alone WASH programme of the Plan’s emergency response within the framework of the Plan Ethiopia Country Strategic Plan.

The Individual

  • A minimum of a University Master’s Degree in Project Management, Environmental Engineering, Public Health, Child Protection, Development Studies, Sociology/Social work, Economics or any related fields
  • Minimum 7 years plus relevant experience and of which at least 3 years in managerial position with NGOs in leading programs/ projects.
  • Demonstrated solid experience in the management of key programmatic areas relevant to Gender Transformative WASH emergency response under the country program.
  • Additional experience and commitment to, and understanding of, participatory approaches to respond for disaster affected people, child protection, GBV, and Climate resilient
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a multi-disciplinary team. 


  • Extensive knowledge on Climate resilient Gender transformative WASH, and the sector dynamics.
  • Understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards which are workable by sector. 
  • Knowledge of human resource and coordination role from general and organization perspectives.
  • Understand organizational principles, systems and have the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level for disaster affected population.
  • Knowledge of child-rights programming particularly Child Protection in Emergency, CPiE
  • Knowledge of participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes


  • Conceptual and strategic thinking skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues
  • Have good writing and oral communication skills, including presentation.
  • Experiences in resource mobilization through preparation of Humanitarian and Development Nexus WASH Project proposals.
  • Understands budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ability to provide team leadership and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to conduct assessment, analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications


  • High language proficiency of all skills, able to perform under stress and supervision in remote environment, innovative, build relationships, communicate effectively, coach and mentor, facilitate change, develop teams, initiate action, strategic decision making, planning and organizing and a personal commitment to children’s development


  • Understand and put into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding, Child Protection and GESI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC).
  • Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day-to-day work.
  • Ensure that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GESI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

 Please click on this link to review the full job description: Link

Location: Country Office 

Type of Role: Definite contract 

Reports to: Head of Disaster Preparedness, Response & Resilience

Grade: D2

Closing Date:September 28,2023

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 





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