WASH Program Manager

Solidarités International

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  • Job number: SRH03011
  • Type de poste: Overseas missions
  • Domaine de competence: Water Sanitation and Hygiene promotion
  • Statut: Salarié
  • Contract Type: Short term contract
  • Country: Myanmar (Burma)


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A salaried post: according to experience from 1600 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly and a monthly Per Diem of 500 USD.
Bearing in mind that an increase in salary levels is planned for April 1, 2018, which will substantially change remuneration levels.
Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs)

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website:  http://www.solidarites.org/en/


Good communication skills, with good written and spoken English Knowledge of Bengali, Burmese or Rakhine is an asset

Transferable skills:

Patience, tact and sensitivity Diplomacy and strong communication skills Ability to take initiatives, decisions and work in autonomy Good problem solving skills in day to day and crisis situations Capacity to analyze and report on security situation Capacity to work in remote areas with difficult access (travel by speed boats, by canoe and by foot – between 2 to 4 Km walk  on difficult grounds in the camps) Good social skills to work as part of a large team and live in shared accommodation An understanding of and commitment to SI’s mission and values

Technical skills and knowledge:

Emergency water supply, sanitation and civil engineer competencies required Previous experience with water networks is an asset Knowledge in sludge treatment is an asset Good knowledge of communication with community and accountability concepts required Good knowledge of community engagement and participatory methods for hygiene promotion (PHAST, CLTS) required Ability to manage and prioritize a high workload and multiple tasks with tight deadlines Ability to write/edit quality reports in English Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office


Minimum of 3 years of relevant international WASH experience, most of the experience time preferably performed in emergency or humanitarian contexts Previous experience in challenging IDP/refugee camps is highly  preferred Experience of budget management and donor compliance Proven experience in managing teams notably in complex ethnic and/or religious contexts or sensitive environments

Living conditions :

Sittwe is the capital of the Rakhine State.

From Yangon, it takes 1 hour by flight to get to Sittwe. There is constant flight all the week between Sittwe and Yangon.

Sittwe is a town located on the Bay of Bengal. The environment is quite conservative and basic, but social life remains possible, with some good restaurants and bars. Walking in the street is usual practice, and despite the tensions that do exist between the Rakhine and the presence of expatriates – mainly perceived as biased somehow -, the relationships with the population is all right.

The office and expat guesthouses are situated in Sittwe town.

The guesthouses are equipped with basic furniture (beds, tables, cupboards…) and mosquito nets, bed linen, towels and fans.  A cook can prepare dinner upon request.

The guesthouses are comfortable (, with a large common area, private bathrooms in almost all the rooms, AC in rooms, TV, etc…) and a proper kitchen area. The office is situated 5 minutes from the guesthouse by car. Expatriates can also move independently in bicycles or by foot.


Academic and practical knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene is essential. Degree in civil, environmental or construction engineering is essential.


Coordination and programs monitoring Reporting / communication / representation Team management


Desired start date: 01/04/2018
Duration of the mission:  09 months
Location:  Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar


SI has been in Myanmar since 2008, first in the Delta in response to the Cyclone Nargis. In 2011, SI expanded to three new regions (Dry Zone, Rakhine, and Chin State) focusing on Livelihoods, Food Security, Shelter, and WASH. In 2012, SI started emergency response to people displacements due to violence in Kachin and later in Rakhine (between armed forces in Kachin State and between communities in Rakhine). SI has a base in Sittwe which is responsible for managing programs in Sittwe and Pauktaw T/S (emergency programs for IDPs), and in Rathedaung T/S since October 2013.

SI currently has a coordination base in Yangon, with field bases in the Rakhine and Kachin States. Each office is operational with a Field Coordinator and between 35-200 colleagues.

The Program Manager (PM)  is responsible for implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the operation proposals in IDPs camps and affected surrounding village in Pauktaw Township.

(S)he is responsible for overseeing operational teams assigned to the program.

(S)he guarantees the good performance and the quality of the implemented activities, and, where appropriate, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure relevance.

(S)he is responsible for Communication with Camp Management/leaders

(S)he might be required to support for emergency interventions in any other township.


Human resources management: management is one of the biggest dimensions of the Pauktaw WASH PM position. Indeed, the Pauktaw team is composed of 53 persons Community management and involvement in activities: the communities in Pauktaw are facing unfavorable living conditions. Multisector activities: The WASH PM may be involved in additional activities in his/her are, involving Food Security (home gardening) and Livelihood (cash grant for IGA)