WASH Programme Manager

Solidarités International

Zahle, , LB

About the mission:

As the Syria Crisis is in its fifth year, humanitarian needs inside Syria and in neighboring countries continue to rise. Given the regional instability, the Lebanese political deadlock and poverty, the population influx has put Lebanon under severe strain. As Lebanon has maintained an open border policy, and with more than 1,000,000 refugees registered with UNHCR, one out of five residents in the country is now a refugee. Due to the recent closure of the borders with Syria, no massive new comers’ influx has been reported in Lebanon since the end of 2014.

In order to address the immediate needs of both Syrian refugee and Lebanese host families affected by the Syria crisis, SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) has launched in March 2013 its operations in North Lebanon, in T5 and Akkar and in June 2016 operations in Bekaa.

Responding to the most essential needs of the populations affected by the Syrian crisis, SI intends to improve their living conditions and enhance their livelihood.

How the mission is organized:

The country coordination is based in Beirut, while the operational bases in Lebanon are located in Tripoli, Halba and Zahle. Halba and Zahle are the 2 new bases that opened in May / June 2016.

In Zahle, there is about 40 national staffs and 4 expatriates.

About the job:

The program manager is in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals.

He/she is in charge of supervising the operational teams allocated to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented program and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance.

Objectives of the position

  • Support the opening of a new operation area in Bekaa: handovre with previous actors
  • Coordination with the Reginal working groups system
  • Recruitment and training of the staff
  • Supervision of WASH project activities

Your profile


Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, water network management, or similar field is desirable; it can be balanced by experience


  • Minimum 1 years with INGO specialized in Humanitarian assistance;
  • Previous experience in program management of a WASH project;
  • Experience in conflict/post-conflict contexts, preferably with experience in supporting emergency response;
  • Previous experience with SI preferable.

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Capacity to provide leadership and be a unifying force;
  • Diplomacy;
  • Ability to delegate;
  • Knowledge of Solidarités rules, tools and procedures is a plus;
  • Strong management and training/capacity-building skills;
  • Display initiative with solid organizational and communication skills;
  • Stress management skills: Ability to work under pressure, with peaks of heavy workloads;
  • Very comfortable with standard office software

Soft skills and spirit: 

  • Respect of security rules;
  • Flexible;
  • Adaptability to changing work environment and possible volatile security situation;
  • Stress management skills: ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, with peaks of heavy workloads.


  • Fluent English: speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Arabic and French are assets


  • Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos

Application process

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

NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

We offer

SI will offer you:

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 750 USD.

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 SI, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/

Contact: Corinne LORIN, Recruitment and Follow Up Officer