Colombia Program Manager

WaterAid
Riohacha, Colombia
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
Spanish

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Job Description

Deadline: 15 January 2021
Salary : COP 6.000 to 7.500 per month with excellent benefits

WaterAid is recruiting a Colombia Program Manager (PM) to oversee and ensure high-quality implementation of WASH programs and projects in La Guajira, Colombia and timely, high-impact reporting to our national and global donors and partners. In addition to leading a growing programs team, the PM will develop & implement effective MEL tools and systems to improve the quality of project delivery and reporting.

The role requires an in-depth understanding of how sustainable, inclusive and empowering WASH projects and programs are implemented in Colombia, with a special knowledge of complex contexts including dispersed rural and/or indigenous communities. Knowledge of relevant public policy, institutional arrangements and sector stakeholders are also key to ensuring that WaterAid's programs and leadership continue to contribute to overall strengthening of the WASH sector at all levels.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced program manager to make substantive impact working on one of the world's most urgent - and solvable - crises.

The Program Manager will be responsible for:

  • Leadership, technical and administrative responsibility for program design and implementation
  • Providing technical guidance and support to the Program implementation team in La Guajira, as well as partners, consultants and contractors
  • Work together with the Administrative and Finance Manager to ensure compliance with grant budgets, reporting and administrative procedures
  • Leading the documentation and systematization of projects, initiatives and innovations, promoting learning and knowledge sharing among the WASH sector at local, national, and global levels.

To be successful, you'll need to have:

  • Degree in a relevant field (e.g. engineering, social sciences), preferably with significant relevance to the WASH sector
  • Extensive relevant experience in developing and implementing WASH projects in rural communities.
  • Experience managing implementation of grants and/or projects, including carrying out program design, operational planning, conducting monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and relationship building skills with ability to collaborate and build professional relationship
  • Spanish/ English fluency is required

We started because no NGO like us existed. We'll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we're making great progress - since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.

We're looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We're looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

We started because no NGO like us existed. We'll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we're making great progress - since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.

How to Apply

To apply for the role, please click on the "Apply" button for the Job Description which contains the link to the application portal. Your cover letter should describe your relevant WASH programmatic experience within the respective geographic area(s) in which WaterAid operates.

Deadline for the application is no later than 15th January 2021

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

No recruitment agencies please.