WASH Junior Project Manager

Juba, , SS

Contexte :

Juba became the world newest national capital on the 9th July 2011, when South Sudan formally declared its independence from the Republic of Sudan. In December 2013 a conflict broke out between the President (Salva Kiir) and former Vice President (Riek Machar). Numerous ceasefires were mediated between the SPLA (Sudan’s People Liberation Army) and SPLA- IO (in opposition) but were subsequently broken.

In August 2015 an Agreement of the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan was signed between the parties in conflict, nevertheless the violence never stopped in the country and the metaphorical road toward real peace still looks very difficult.

In November 2016, following massive displacement of population and start of the conflict in Equatoria, Tdh launched an assessment in Yei to determine the immediate humanitarian needs of the affected population. Tdh has opened a new base in Yei and started activities early 2017.

Tdh launched a new assessment in Lainya counties with a focus on WASH, health and nutrition in April 2017. Activities are now implemented in Yei and Lainya counties to address a great variety of needs including Health, nutrition, food security, WASH and protection, both in Yei city and in Lainya, in collaboration with local partners (notably SSUHA when it comes to health and WASH).

A WASH project has been put in place in Yei in 2017 with the rehabilitation of dozens of boreholes. In Lainya, the current project focuses on the rehabilitation of boreholes and on the construction of Rain Water Harvesting systems and blocks of latrines, on top of distributions of hygiene items and sensitization activities.

Responsabilités principales :

S/he is based in Yei with frequent trips to Juba and Lainya where the project is implemented,
S/he is responsible for supervising and training his/her field teams.
S/he ensures decisions and actions are taken in his/her area of intervention and deals with them independently on a daily basis in consultation with the sector coordinator and the Country Representative.
S/he ensures that the outcomes of the project(s) s/he is in charge of are achieved.
S/he also acts as the link / the synergy between the project for which s/he is authorized and the other projects developed within the delegation.
S/he builds up the expertise in his/her field of intervention.
If a sector coordinator is in office in his/her intervention country, s/he works very closely and in consultation with the coordinator and his/her counterpart project manager in another zone.
S/he collaborates and coordinates with the Wash Specialist and the thematic advisors at headquarters to develop and validate the thematic strategy in line with the Tdh strategic commitments, and conduct advocacy and strategic capitalization actions.
S/he collaborates with the other Tdh sectors.

Conditions Générales:

Junior position Swiss salaried contract 2’200 CHF (~1’900 €) <> 2’400 CHF (2’100 €) net /month x 13 times (+ Withholding AVS candidate for Switzerland). Vacancy: 25 days/year, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, location, return flight.
This position is a non-accompanied, non-family expatriate position.
Duration:4 months             

Fonction details :

WASH Technology

  • Conduct technical and social feasibility studies
  • Devise estimated plans and cost estimates for the facilities according to the procedures
  • Define the thematic strategy by involving the thematic expert
  • Monitoring of project and thematic indicators
  • Comply with the Tdh WASH standards and the international standards (SPHERE, minimum standards etc.) and those of the country
  • Prepare an exit strategy (end of mission)
  • Train his/her team in the technical and methodological aspects
  • Validate the quality of the construction materials
  • Implement procedures for invitations to tender, specifications and technical clauses in collaboration with log and admin and in compliance with Tdh procedures
  • Train the partners in the management and maintenance of the facilities built to improve the lifespan of the facilities
  • Make sure technological solutions are proposed which are suitable for the capabilities of the beneficiary populations (take into account the disabled, elderly people and children, for example)
  • Check and monitor the Wash activities closely
  • Manage the partners, a local NGO
  • Be responsible for the implementation of action plans and budget monitoring
  • Adapt the Tdh tools in WASH and capitalize on experiences by sharing the tools developed in the field with the headquarters (thematic expert)
  • Follow the recommendations of the thematic expert / present arguments if not followed
  • Make sure that the referencing for Tdh facilities is registered in the national databases
  • Compile all the essential technical documents for the projects on a digital medium to be sent to his/her technical advisor (HQ)
  • Compile the photos of his/her project(s) to be sent to his/her technical advisor (HQ) during his/her debriefings / copies to the communications department
  • Validate his/her project leaders’ exchange of technical knowledge and send it to the headquarters (if no coordinator)
  • Take on the shared knowledge and integrate it into current and future projects (if no coordinator)
  • Write and submit a mission/handover report at the end of the mission using the Tdh format (copy to thematic advisor)

Reporting and monitoring

  • Make sure that the referencing for Tdh facilities is registered in the national databases
  • Compile all the essential technical documents for the projects on a digital medium to be sent to his/her technical advisor (HQ)
  • Compile the photos of his/her project(s) to be sent to his/her technical advisor (HQ) during his/her debriefings / copies to the communications department
  • Validate his/her project leaders’ exchange of technical knowledge and send it to the headquarters (if no coordinator)
  • Take on the shared knowledge and integrate it into current and future projects (if no coordinator)
  • Write and submit a mission/handover report at the end of the mission using the Tdh format (copy to thematic advisor)

Partnership and Coordination

  • Initiate, develop and strengthen relationships and collaborations with state structures and relevant actors EHA at the region and district as at the community level
  • Strengthen and develop collaborations with UN organizations and international and national NGOs
  • Establish and maintain a local and regional exchange mechanism on issues EHA
  • Consult, cooperate and coordinate with officials of the Health  and Protection Sectors of Tdh for the integrated operation of the activities and operational strategies under the program coordinator

Budget (EN)

  • Participate in drawing up project budgets in compliance with current standards with the local partner

Fundraising

  • Pass on to the Field Coordinator or Country director any useful information for canvassing sponsors
  • In collaboration with the delegate, contact and monitor the sponsors represented on site (on a technical basis; the Head of Delegation is responsible for sponsor relations) if no coordinator

Administration / logistics and recovery services

  • Participate in sponsors’ visits
  • Adhere to and enforce current administrative and logistical regulations and procedures
  • In consultation with the Head of Delegation or the thematic coordinator, participate in drawing up and presenting project proposals to sponsors
  • Evaluate future requirements and order the necessary equipment within the time frames
  • Ensure that equipment and other material resources available to the project are used wisely
  • Ensure quality and technical specifications of all WASH-specific supplies procured.

Advocacy – Representation – Networking

  • Collaborate in developing advocacy in connection with the delegation’s missions, policy and strategies and thematic policies

Information / Publications / Communication / Reporting (EN)

  • Collaborate in the effort to publicize the delegation in collaboration with the Program Management: Participate in and promote the development of external communication tools
  • Pass on any information about the project’s progress which is useful for media coverage to the Program Management
  • Produce periodic reports on activities within deadlines
  • Keep in regular contact with the coordinator or the DI/Thematic Advisor at the headquarters regarding the status of the project’s activities
  • Communicate with the organization’s other employees on a regular basis
  • Contribute to the SITREPs in coordination with the coordinator or DP, produce them if these posts do not exist within the delegation

Project Cycle Management

  • Plan and draw up project proposals in consultation with the thematic advisor and Wash Specialist, including in particular the validation of the impact of the project, its consistency, coverage, efficiency and effectiveness, long-term viability and relevance/feasibility, and taking into account cross-cutting issues (gender, HIV, environment, etc) before submission to the Head of Delegation and the headquarters
  • Guarantee the quality of project reports (including the annual project reports)
  • Conduct regular field visits for supervision and assessments of the project’s progress
  • Involve an need assessment for further project (Unity)

Values

  • In his/her professional activities, adhere to the values defined in the strategic plan: commitment, expertise, integrity and self-reliance
  • Undertake to comply with the Tdh Good Governance Policy and behave in an exemplary manner with regard to the various resources and logistics available to him/her for accomplishing his/her activities

Security Management

  • Adhere to the security guidelines employed by Tdh on site and when travelling.

Other

  • Be available to carry out any other tasks deemed useful by his/her direct manager or the management at headquarters.
  • Agree to comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and promote Child Safeguarding policy.
  • Report serious cases of abuse on children that she/he would be aware of in Tdh’s intervention locations. Strict confidentiality must be respected.
  • Work in close collaboration with child protection projects, as well as with administrative and logistical departments.
  • Adhere to and enforce current administrative and logistical regulations and procedures.

Profile :

Knowledge :
  • Strong background on community development
  • At least 1 year’ technical experience with WASH infrastructure
  • Previous experience with an NGO is appreciated
  • Previous experience in emergency response is needed
Skills :
  • Required qualities: organized, sense of human relations, diplomacy, communication skills, capacity to work under pressure and on tight deadlines and in an insecure environment
  • Desirable: proactive, autonomous, rigorous, analytical, willingness and motivation to work in an international and intercultural context, able to provide constructive critique and evaluation
Languages:
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of the South Sudan context would be a distinct advantage

POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL