Ended Deputy WASH Coordinator

The Job

Solidarités International seeks to recruit:

Deputy WASH Coordinator

Location of position: Aden, Yemen

I. Presentation of organization

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organization, which has been committed to provide aid in the event of conflicts and natural disasters. SI mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter.

SI has opened a mission in Yemen since mid-September 2017. The mission is currently running three emergency projects with an integrated FSL and WASH approach mostly in Lahj and Taiz governorates.

The position will be based at the Coordination Office, in Aden.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks


Under the direction and supervision of the WASH Coordinator, the Deputy WASH Coordinator contributes to the provision of technical support to SI’s WASH missions in Yemen, conducts surveys, mapping, and evaluations of needs in current and new areas of intervention, monitors the quality of SI’s technical intervention, and represents SI in the absence of WASH Coo.


Under the direction and supervision of the WASH Coordinator, the main tasks to be implemented are:

Technical relevance, cost-efficiency and quality of projects

  • Support the WASH Coordinator in the technical validation of technical approaches and technical components of the programs.
  • Contribute to the validation of the technical relevance of WASH assessments carried out.

Technical relevance, cost-efficiency and quality of projects

  • Support the WASH Coordinator in the technical validation of technical approaches and technical components of the programs.
  • Contribute to the validation of the technical relevance of WASH assessments carried out.
  • Contribute to the identification, design and implementation of evaluation missions.
  • Support in ensuring the technical relevance and consistency of all programs vis-à-vis the needs of the populations.
  • Perform regular field visits to SI’s WASH and multi-sectorial projects.
  • Produce terms of reference before each visit and a field visit report after the visit including SWOT on implemented activities, related recommendations and planning / timeframe.
  • Analyze budget follow-up for budget shared between bases and provide timely alerts and solution to the WASH Coordinator.
  • Support in the coordination with the logistics department on timely WASH orders delivery when required.
  • Support project teams in any aspects required by delegation of the WASH Coordinator (including gap filling of Program manager and deputy program manager position).

Operational monitoring and evaluation

  • Collect and review project activity reports (APUs, Activity Forms) from different projects and produce monthly WASH activity progress report; and provide technical inputs for improvement of program quality.
  • Review project surveys (PDM, end-line, etc.) and provide recommendations for improvement of program quality.
  • Support WASH Coordinator in developing harmonized activity processes, monitoring and evaluation systems (between bases).
  • Ensure timely delivery of documents by the WASH PMs to the WASH Coordinator; and develop technical guidelines and quality assurance tools to improve quality of programming.
  • Upon request, to participate in donors reporting writing and participate in the WASH strategy development.
  • Ensure harmonization of approaches, tools, and methodologies used in the different WASH programs.
  • Support the WASH Coordination in ensuring that the planning and monitoring timetable is consolidated and validated.
  • Support on the monitoring and evaluation of the quality criteria and performance indicators of the programs used by the program managers.
  • Contribute to ensuring that the monitoring indicators in place are used by the project managers.
  • Contribute to ensuring that planning and implementation tools for the project managers is adequately and regularly carried out.
  • Contribute to ensuring that program managers monitor and evaluate the activities implemented.
  • Produce key fact sheets for the country/per base with key WASH information/data and regularly update them.
  • Support in conducting WASH needs assessments (develop tools, conduct training, supervise teams, etc.).
  • Conduct key informant interviews/focus group discussions to understand WASH situations

Strategic orientation

  • Contribute to the identification, design and implementation of diagnostic missions.
  • Support the WASH Coordinator in the monitoring and analysis of SI’s WASH intervention and the analysis of the donors’ strategies for the organization’s activities.
  • Support in the identification of suitable new WASH activities.
  • Support the WASH Coordinator in programming work.
  • Based on WASH analysis, provide recommendations for future programming/re-programming of current programs.
  • Conduct regular desk review to assess the WASH situation (humanitarian agencies report, articles, analysis, etc.).


  • Ensures that handover reports are written by all program managers before the end of their contract and that these are sent to headquarters.
  • Contribute to ensuring that capitalization tools are correctly used by project managers.
  • Contribute in the centralization and dissemination of procedures, guides and tools linked to activities.
  • Contribute to improvements to existing tools.
  • Contribute to the capitalization of methods and techniques, and on the experiences acquired by SI and others actors in the field.
  • Review program monitoring surveys (APUs, PDM, End-line) and capitalize on lessons learnt/best practices.
  • Conduct lesson learnt workshops with field teams to capitalize on experience.
  • Conduct regular meetings with WASH partners to share/learn from their experience and best practices.

Capacity Building

  • Identify training requirements within the programs’ teams and the resources available locally.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of technical training in line with operational needs.

Reporting / communication / representation

  • Support in the consolidation of activity reports.
  • Ensure that all program reports by project managers are delivered on time and in the correct format.
  • Contributes to ensure that SI is represented at all meetings or forums concerning WASH.
  • Represent SI when asked and/or delegated to do so.

ORG CHART POSITION (reporting and functional relationships)

Line Manager: WASH Coordinator

Line Report (on base): -

Functional Manager: -

Functional Report: -WASH Program Manager

III. Profile required

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil or Hydraulic engineering from a recognized university.
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in the field of WASH.
  • Proven previous experience in the technical design of WASH interventions.
  • Proven previous experience in complex project management.
  • At least 1 year of experience in the humanitarian sector.
  • Full proficiency in spoken and written English.

Skills required:

  • AutoCad, EPANET, GIS and Excel Proficiency.
  • Kobo Proficiency is strongly preferred.
  • Proven experience in the design of centralized and decentralized water networks.
  • Proven experience in the design of sanitation facilities.
  • Proven previous experience in the assessment of WASH needs.
  • Proven previous experience in project management.
  • Proven previous experience with M&E of programs, rapid situational analysis and rapid response capacity, and monitoring.
  • Proactive and solutions-oriented mindset.
How to Apply

Please submit your application (CV, Cover Letter, Photocopies of diplomas, Certificates of employment etc.) to Solidarites International by email to:  vacancies@solidarites-yemen.org

NB: Title of the related position must be written in the email subject

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

Final date for applications: 16th of November, 2019

  • Employer: Solidarites Int'l
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 3 November 2019
  • Deadline: 16 November 2019