WASH Programme Manager

Solidarités International

Amman, , JO

About the Mission:

The Coordination team is based in Amman (Jordan) with 6 expatriates and 3 National staff. The North West operation is managed from Amman with currently 5 expatriates and the operational base is located in Azaz (Aleppo governorate) with approximately 60 Syrian staff members. In the North East, in Kobane and Ayn Isa (Raqqa governorate) the intervention is managed by 5 expatriates with 25 staff members. The mission also has a limited team in Gaziantep (Turkey) working in low profile. A new base is being set up to start a response in Deir Ezzor governorate with a team of 4 expats.

The North East Syria (NES) intervention is currently targeting Raqqa and Kobane districts through a WASH and NFI/Winterization support to displaced population and host communities. The North West Syria (NWS) intervention in remote management is currently targeting Azaz district through a WASH, NFI/Winterization and FSL support to displaced population and host communities. The intervention is Deir Ezzor targeting IDPs and host communities currently address WASH and NFI needs. The current total budget of the mission is approximately 5,000,000 USD.

About the Job:

The WASH PM will be required to remotely manage the NW Syria WASH team from Amman. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the full implementation of WASH activities in the area, focused predominantly on interventions in five IDP camps of total circa 40,000 beneficiaries across the Azaz area of Northern Aleppo. An element of NFI distribution in the five IDP camps is also included in the responsibilities of the WASH PM. The intervention is entirely funded by the ongoing OFDA grant, which expires on 21st August 2018 (although it is expected that the ongoing relationship with OFDA will continue).

The WASH PM will be responsible for diagnosis and project design, implementation and operational monitoring, HR management of the WASH team, and for reporting and communication. The remote nature of the operation represents the greatest challenge and therefore requires strong interaction and communication abilities through numerous available platforms. With high insecurity in the region the WASH PM must be able to show flexibility of approach, and a capacity to provide technical solutions and support from distance.

The candidate will directly manage the WatSan, R&D, and HP PMAs in Azaz, as well as overseeing the wider WASH department. A focus on and ability to generate positive and effective working relationships with key staff (notably the PMAs) despite not being able to meet in person is a vital element of this role.

Main Challenges:

  • Job technicity: The candidate will focus on all elements of WASH and she/he will need to deploy regular technical skills for that purpose.
  • Management: Strong management skills are required as the team will be working in very challenging conditions with mixed capacities.
  • Analysis/strategy: The candidate will be required to contribute to developing strategy for the mission, but it will not be a seminal focus.
  • Reporting: Good quality reporting is important given the number, regularity and importance of reporting to OFDA
  • Security: Although not holding overall responsibility in the area, it is necessary to have a strong awareness of safety and security and to effectively support the WASH team in this regard

Your Profile:

  • Formal training and qualifications in WaSH
  • Successful previous experience in emergency response programmes
  • Experience of managing and supporting remote programmes
  • Skilled management and ability to train and develop staff (with remote focus)
  • Capacity in designing assessments and writing-up findings

Application Process:

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.