WASH Project Manager via ReliefWeb

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Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

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Humanitarian situation and needs :

Bangladesh has been the second theatre of the Rohingya crisis for more than 30 years. The Muslim minority has faced decades of repression and discrimination in its home country Myanmar/Burma, precisely in the north of Rakhine State, resulting in many of its members seeking refuge in neighboring Bangladesh, in the southern region of Cox’s Bazar. Since the events of the 25th of August 2017, over half a million Rohingyas crossed the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh, making this the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency. As of mid-October, there are more than 837 000 cumulative refugees in the country, as 300 000 Rohingyas were already in Bangladesh following previous waves of displacement. The sudden surge in the number of Rohingyas arrivals has stretched the capacities of humanitarian organizations/agencies operating in Bangladesh. These new arrivals are being hosted in camps for registered refugees, but also overcrowded makeshift settlements, including schools, community centers, religious buildings, and with local families. New clusters of settlements have also been set up and continue to expand.

The Rohingya crisis is creating immediate needs for cross-sectorial assistance. Concerns for the newly displaced persons include lack of access to food security and nutrition, need for WASH facilities, shelter, health, psychosocial support (PSS), gender and protection issues and Restoring Family Links (RFL) services .

Our action in the field:

In reaction to the intensification of the crisis in the targeted area, PUI has decided to launch as soon as possible an exploratory mission to assess the needs that should be addressed, in order to provide a rapid improvement of people’s living conditions, as well as to find ways to reduce the refugees’ vulnerability.

Therefore, the exploratory mission will not only be composed of a field assessment of pre-identified sites led by an assessment officer, but also of a set-up, which includes the presence of a country representative during several weeks in the region. A WASH project manager will join the team in order to proceed with the development and implementation of WASH activities in Cox’s Bazar District, in partnership with Handicap International and Aquassistance. Potential new activities could also be designed and implemented concomitantly.

As part of our activities in Nigeria, we are looking for a WASH Project Manager.

The overall objective of the WASH PM is to contribute to the development and ensure the correct implementation of WASH programs/activities in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar in order to improve the living conditions of the Rohingya refugee population and host community.

  • Strategy: He/She contributes to the development of new interventions based on identified needs.
  • Programs: He/She contributes to the design of and ensures the proper implementation, supervision, quality and monitoring of the different component of the project(s).
  • Human Resources: He/She will supervise the WASH team (PUI employees and any daily worker)
  • Logistics and administration: He/She provides logistical and administrative monitoring of activities under his/her responsibility.
  • Representation: He/She represents the organization with partners, local authorities and stakeholders involved in the implementation of programs in Cox’s Bazar district.
  • Security: He/She contributes to efforts aimed at ensuring compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information relating to safety concerns to his / her immediate supervisor.

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Training and Experiences


Project Cycle Management.

Education/Training in WASH

Humanitarian Standards.

Humanitarian Methodologies

Professional Experience

2 years as a manager of humanitarian projects

Successful experience in the management of multisectorial programs

Knowledge and aptitudes

Excellent writing skills

Excellent communication skills

Excellent data collection / Analysis skills


Pack Office

Required Personal Characteristics

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Leadership skills and an ability to make decisions.
  • Ability to show authority, if necessary.
  • Analysis (discernment, pragmatism) and synthesis abilities.
  • Organisation, rigour and respect of due dates.
  • Great ability to listen and to negotiate.
  • Ability to remain calm and level-headed.
  • General ability to resist stress and in unstable circumstances particularly.
  • Flexibility, patience and reactivity



Proposed Terms

Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 3 months

Starting date : 15 Novembre 2017

  • Monthly gross income: from 1 815 up to 2 145 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
  • Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housingin collective accommodation
  • Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance (600€)
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

To know more about our job offer, look at the complete job description on our website!

How to apply:

Please send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) to Romain Gautier, Recruitment &Careers Manager at [email protected] with the following subject : “WASH PM – BGD”