The WASH Project Manager is responsible for delivering a high quality program funded by MADAD and supporting Water Establishments and local authorities to improve WASH service delivery and environmental conditions for communities in Akkar and Beirut and Mount Lebanon. The program entails the participatory design with a number of stakeholders, the implementation of needed infrastructure works and engagement with the wider community regarding improved environmental behaviours to ensure sustainability in service delivery.
ACTED is an International Non-Governmental Organization registered in France with global operations in Central and South Asia, Europe, Middle-East and Africa. ACTED has been active in Lebanon since 2006 operating mainly in the North and Beirut and Mount Lebanon governorates of Lebanon. ACTED has been implementing WASH and Shelter interventions in various areas of the country.
Under the supervision of the WASH Technical Coordinator and the Program Coordinator, the WASH Project Manager will be accountable for the smoothly day to day project implementation of the MADAD project, for project planning, meeting the project timelines and targets, daily reporting, monitoring, supervision and capacity building of project staff and coordination with relevant internal and external stakeholders (INGOs, UN agencies, LNGOs, CBOs, local authorities, finance officer, targeted community beneficiaries etc.).
The WASH & Shelter PM shall be responsible for:
1.1 Project Implementation
· Collaborate with the WASH Technical Coordinator in the development of the project implementation strategy/methodology, and ensure project implementation is carried out accordingly.
· Draft weekly workplans and Guide the day-to-day implementation of the project and ensure smoothly operations;
· Ensure the overall project implementation as per national standards, donor agreement, logframe and ACTED guidelines and agreed implementation strategy.
· Provide relevant technical expertise and advice to ongoing programmes
- Collaborate with engineering teams to ensure infrastructure works are carried out in accordance with agreed drawings, BoQs and specifications, and promptly address any discrepancies according to established procedures.
- Manage transparently end effectively the contractors and/or consultants ACTED hires to design/execute rehabilitation works.
- Review of Budget Follow Up and liaising on regular basis with finance department to ensure all project expenditures are in line with budget forecasts;
· Manage procurements in collaboration with logistic department;
- Supporting the AME department in conducting monitoring and evaluation activities;
· Access and evaluate the field activities on on-going basis (including security) and propose modifications as necessary, including advising on efficient use of resources in further phases of the projects.
· Ensure high outcomes quality and take into consideration national and global relevant guidelines;
· Ensuring that project activities are in line with ACTED’s program strategy;
- Ensure FLAT procedures are respected for all project activities.
1.2 Coordination and external representation
· Attending area-level coordination meetings to avoid duplication of activities with other agencies;
· Represent ACTED in relevant coordination meetings and WGs;
· Bilateral coordination with CBOs and other NGOs to avoid duplication and collect information on gaps and needs;
· Upon request, meet and represent ACTED at Donor meetings.
1.3 Accountability to Communities and Beneficiaries
The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that all relations with the communities we work are conducted in a respectful and consultative manner. Due attention must be paid to ensuring that communities are adequately consulted and informed about ACTED programme objectives, activities, beneficiary selection criteria, and methodologies. This is the responsibility of every ACTED staff member.
2. Knowledge, skills
- · Bachelor or Master degree in Civil engineering, Environmental engineering, Environmental management or similar.
- At least 5 years of experience in similar position and specifically in WASH in Lebanon with an INGO and/or UN agency, with at least 2 years of field experience
- Good knowledge of water and wastewater national standards and common practices in Lebanon.
- Strong project management skills;
- Experience managing project teams;
- Fluent in Arabic, with excellent written and verbal English skills and the ability to work in an international context;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and external relations;
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
- Independent, adaptable, flexible and hardworking;
- Strong humanitarian motivation and understanding of international assistance.
- Proven experience in dealing with local stakeholders;
- Prior experience using basic computer software required, notably in word and excel;
- Prior experience in staff training or capacity building in WASH & Shelter;
- Previous experience working with a variety of stakeholders in humanitarian or development aid.
- Experience in team management.
Applications should include a detailed CV with at least two References. Please send your CV, in English, writing in the subject the reference “WASH PM/ AKR” to the following e-mail address: [email protected]. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2018. Any CV submitted without reference to the position will be disregarded