WASH Project Manager

Plan International

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 🇪🇹

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Dimensions of Role:
•  This position is generally based at the Country Office of Plan International Ethiopia.
• The post holder will report to the head of Disaster Preparedness and response Management and will be technically responsible for all the emergency response WASH program budget based on the annual and/or multiyear resilience building plan.   
• The post holder will manage all emergency WASH related projects and supervises field based emergency WASH coordinators based at the program area and/or specific project field level.  She/he will work to ensure smooth working environment between the country office emergency response team and the field respective staff. 
•  The post holder is responsible to manage program design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of all emergency WASH projects programs.  The post holder will be part of the national and regional or disaster specific WASH need assessment and proposal design.
• The post holder support the country program emergency response and recovery in formulating specific and overall WASH emergency response interventions at country-office level by planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
• Key components of the position include operationalization of the country emergency WASH with it’s elements of advocacy and networking, developing and strengthening partnerships, engage in resource mobilization and emergency WASH team management.  

Educational Qualification and Experience
•    A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Hydraulic/Civil /Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Health or related field with minimum 5 years of work experience in emergency WASH response.
•    Master’s degree on the above-mentioned area is preferable. 
•    Demonstrated experience in the management of key programmatic areas relevant to WASH emergency response under the country program.

Location: Addis Ababa

Type of Role: WASH Project Manager – RRM 

Reports to: Head of Disaster Preparedness and Response Management 

Grade: D2

Closing Date: 18 July 2021

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.