WASH Project Manager

Solidarités International

, , TR

In response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria, in December 2012, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL initially decided to launch a livelihoods/food security program to support the most vulnerable population in northern Syria. Solidarités International has then been assisting displaced and local populations in Aleppo Governorate which were virtually deprived of income sources at a time when their savings and their coping mechanisms were slowly getting exhausted, and when basic commodities have become unaffordable. Following the massive population movement end of January 2016 regarding the power shift in Aleppo country side and the cut off of supply routes from there to the north, SI has found funding to provide emergency cash and resettlement NFIs kits for 1200 households. End of February 2016 a cease fire started agreed by the main parties. However it has been not respected by all of them even though the intensity and frequency of the shelling are substantially lower. Main conflict areas switched from Azaz Governorate to Aleppo countryside, and ISIS controlled zones in general. Since June 2016, SI has launched a WASH program in Azaz Governorate and forecast to contribute to morbidity and mortality reduction amongst IDP’s and host communities affected by the conflict.

Please note that the Coordination team is remotely managing operations and that expatriates are not allowed to go to Syria.

For further information about SI, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/

About the job:

The WASH Program Manager (WASH PM) will be mainly responsible for the good implementation of the Emergency Program in Northern Syria. This program aims at responding to WaSH needs of the most vulnerable people from Syria both IDPs and host community.

The WASH PM will work under the national level supervision of the Program coordinator.

The main objectives of the post entail but are not limited to:

Since SI will implement WaSH activities in Northern Syria for the first time, the WaSH PM will have to:

  • Manage and train the WaSH team
  • Make sure the good implementation of the different interventions:
    • Latrines/Shower construction
    • Needs assessment
    • WaSH activities in one health facility
  • Coordinate with the 2 main WaSH actors of the area to ensure the rapid coverage of the sanitation needs, by selecting the areas where it is necessary to provide latrines/shower to ensure the SPHERE standards are achieved and signing a proper MoU to ensure that the WaSH actors responsible for the site selected will cover the operation and maintenance afterwards

All this will have to be managed remotely

Your profile

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with INGO specialized in Humanitarian assistance including 1 year as Wash Program manager
  • Previous experience with SI would be an asset
  • Previous experience in remote project management,
  • Proven experience in conflict and insecure environments, with consequent experience in supporting emergency response

Skills

  • Diplomacy and coordination skills
  • Knowledge of WaSH intervention in emergency
  • Knowledge in project cycle management
  • Strong management and training/capacity-building skills and particularly capacities to provide at-distance technical support
  • Display initiative with solid organizational and communication skills
  • Stress management skills: ability to work under pressure, with peaks of heavy workloads

Language

  • Fluent English (written, spoken and read),
  • French: working knowledge would be advantageous but not compulsory
  • Knowledge of Arabic

Others

  • Commitment to the fundamental principles of SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL charter and ethos.

Application process

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

We offer

SI will offer you:

A salaried post: according to experience from 1760 euros gross per month and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD.

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.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs)

For further information about SI, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/

Contact: Corinne LORIN, Recruitment and Follow Up Officer


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