Mission East is in search of a qualified and enthusiastic manager for their cross-border WASH and DRR programme in Tajikistan-Afghanistan. You will be based at Mission East’s office in Dashtak, Khalaikhumb in Tajikistan, close to the border with Afghanistan. From there you are expected to regularly visit our activities in Nusai, Afghanistan. Monthly you will be expected to attend management meetings at our office in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
The objectives of the position are:
Mission East is a Danish relief and development organization. Our mission is to help vulnerable populations, support their capacities to organize and assist themselves, through activities ranging from disaster relief to development assistance. As well as direct implementation, our organization works with and through local and international partners in order to enhance the relevance, impact and sustainability of our programmes. The organizational values that we strive for are: honesty, integrity, compassion, valuing the individual, and respect for all people.
We currently have offices and programmes in: Afghanistan, Armenia, Iraq, Nepal and Tajikistan. In addition, we support programmes in Myanmar and North Korea. We are member of EU-CORD network, Integral Alliance, VOICE (European platform for humanitarian NGOs), CONCORD, Globalt Fokus (Danish development CSO platform), the CHS Alliance and ISOBRO (Danish umbrella organisation for ethical charity fundraising). Institutional donors include the Danish and German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Commission: Mission East has held an ECHO FPA since 1993 and has a PVO status with USAID. In addition, our organization has a strong private donor support.
Our WASH-DRR programme
The primary objective of our WASH-DRR programme in Tajikistan is to improve the livelihood of local communities by reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases in the communities and by strengthening their disaster risk reduction measures.
To effectively fight water borne diseases we apply a three-fold approach: we construct 1) village water supply systems and 2) public and household latrines and 3) we intensively promote improvement of individual hygienic practices.
To strengthen the communities’ resilience against disasters we focus on two elements: 1) building local capacity to respond to and mitigate natural hazards, and 2) promote for inclusive DRR through awareness-raising and local and national level advocacy.
We work with a demand-driven approach in which participation of, and contribution by communities is essential. With regard to WASH the international SPHERE standards are our quality guideline. With regard to DRR the Sendai Framework is guiding.
Your objectives under this programme will be to:
Key characteristic of our programme is the cross-border element. You will be responsible for organizing cross-border training, visit and collaboration with regard to WASH and DRR, in order to support cross-national communication and stabilization in this border area of Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
Your position in our team
You will have, via the Country Director, lines of communication with our office in Denmark (private fundraising), in Brussels (programme management, institutional fundraising and donor liaison) and in Dushanbe (country programme management and HRM).
Length of contract
Annual contracts, renewal subject depending on performance and funding. It is Mission East’s intention to have the same PM for a continuous period of at least 30 months.
PATRIP Foundation, KfW Germany
Reporting & communication
Office and HR management
Support to the operation of our sub-offices in Dashtak and Nusai, with administrative and financial oversight on matters such as recruitment and procurement procedure, vehicle allocation, resource distribution, staff timings and contributions etc.
Mission East expects her staff to perform other reasonable tasks, in cases of need, as required.
Qualifications, skills and experience
We are in search of a technical and managerial expert with a higher education qualification (degree or equivalent) in engineering related to WASH and/ or DRR, and an experience of more than 5 years in both fields.
We expect the candidates applying to have:
We also expect the candidates also to:
To apply, please visit www.miseast.org/vacancies
Please ensure that all sections of the form are fully answered as candidates will be initially screened using data submitted on the online form.
Applications must contain a full CV and a Cover Letter in English.
The applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, we encourage interested candidates to submit their application sooner rather than later.
WASH & DRR Programme Manager
Mission Ost (Mission East)
Dashtak, Tajikistan 🇹🇯