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Posted on 04 Aug, 2022
Closing on 11 Aug, 2022

Job Description

Action Contre la Faim is an International Humanitarian Organization which is private, non-political, non-denomination and non-profit making. Action Contre la Faim vocation is to save lives by combating hunger, disease and those crises threatening the lives of vulnerable men, women and children. Action Contre la Faim currently operates in 46 countries including Yemen globally and conduct programs in nutrition, food security, health, water and sanitation.


JOB TITLE:  Wash Program Manager

Location:  Aden

Duration: 7 months, with possibility of extension

Basic monthly salary: 2303$ to 2753$ based on experience salary calculation

Medical and Life insurance: Including the employee, spouse, children and parents


Reports to:        

Line Manager: Field Coordinator

Technical/Support Manager: Deputy Country Director


Major responsibilities and tasks:

Objective 1: Contribute to consultations on strategy and the positioning of the WASH Department

The WASH Program Manager is responsible for:

  • Systematic, and thorough analysis of the humanitarian situation in respect to WASH and of the context of intervention in his/her field of activity
  • Internal dissemination of collected information and analysis to Grants team, Field Coordinator and the WASH Head of Department
  • Participation in defining the WASH strategy at mission level
  • Ensuring that teams have a clear understanding of SPHERE & WHO standards
  • Participating, as and when necessary, in the development of the WASH section of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (EPRP) in his/her area of intervention
  • Promoting transversal integration of the WASH sector with other sectors, in collaboration with the Field Coordinator
  • Accounting for cross-cutting issues associated with WASH interventions (Gender & protection issues, Disaster Management, Environment, etc.)

Objective 2: Identify needs and contribute to project formulation

The WASH Deputy Program Manager is responsible for:

  • Identifying humanitarian needs for WASH in his/her area of intervention including the submission of reports pertaining to such matters
  • Including, where appropriate, target populations and local actors in the identification of needs and in the modalities of the response
  • Participation in formulating WASH programs
  • Contributing to writing the WASH sections of project proposals

Objective 3: Ensure the implementation, monitoring and reporting of WASH projects

The WASH Deputy Program Manager is responsible for:

  • Implementation of the WASH program(s) in line with the logical framework of the program(s), the budget, and the logistical and administrative procedures of ACF
  • Ensuring the quality of the programs established in conformity with the technical and project management standards of ACF
  • Familiarizing him/herself thoroughly with his/her project(s), the issues at stake, the logical framework and indicators; retaining printed copies of donor contractual documents; and sharing project information with his/her teams
  • Identifying the technical constraints associated with project implementation and proposing innovative technical solutions in response to such constraints
  • Ensuring the implementation of technical recommendations concerning his/her project (given by  Head of Department)
  • Supervising his/her programs, by means of the Project Monitoring Tools (PMT) including APR, PPP, BFU, Work plan, Recruitment plan and field visits and monthly project review meetings
  • Ensuring the visibility of both the donor and ACF on the project sites
  • Timely preparation of the WASH components of external and internal reports relating to his/her projects
  • Identifying and implementing safety measures for both the teams and the wider population (construction sites, community-based work…)

Objective 4: Contribute to program quality and accountability processes and measure program impact

The WASH Deputy Program Manager is responsible for:

  • Taking part in the impact evaluation of his/her project (external evaluation)
  • Promoting and contributing to learning and program quality improvement (internal evaluation and joint visits)
  • Implementing complaint and feedback mechanisms promoting ethical and transparency principles, particularly in respect to beneficiary populations
  • Ensuring that a double KAP survey is implemented (baseline/final)

Objective 5: Participate in the coordination, representation, and partnerships of ACF in his/her area of intervention

The WASH Deputy Program Manager is responsible for:

  •  Coordination of activities with other sectors and departments of ACF in order to ensure rational use of resources and optimum integration
  • Participation in visits by donors whenever requested by the Field Coordinator
  • Representing ACF and ensuring coordination with partners, the authorities, agencies of the United Nations and NGOs in his/her area in collaboration with the Field Coordinator
  • Contributing to the process of selecting partners, formalizing partnerships and enhancing their capabilities (Local NGOs, international NGOs, national authorities, private agencies etc...)
  • Reinforcing the WASH capacities of partners.

Objective 6: Supervise and manage the team

The WASH Program Manager is responsible for

  • Determining team size and involve in recruitment of his/her team
  • Team management (leadership, monitoring, motivation)
  • Objective setting and performance appraisal of team members
  • Staff development of team members

Objective 7:  Contribute to capitalization and technical development in his/her sector

The WASH Program Manager is responsible for

  • Engaging in the Capitalization of program-related data and documentation of the innovations achieved
  • Dissemination of the technical and operational expertise acquired in the course of the program
  • Contributing to the upward transmission of data from the field to better inform ACF communications

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor Degree in Civil engineering “master degree is an advantage”
  • Work Experience: Three years of experience in WASH sector, preferable in the humanitarian field

Required Skills:

  • Good analytical and technical writing skills, organizational capacity,  communication ,flexibility and adaptability skills
  • Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, GIS is additional advantage
  • Language skills: Fluency in English and Arabic
  • Capacity to organize and supervise the work of the team, good human relations and diplomacy, training experience
  • Demonstrated  technical knowledge on WASH interventions, infra-structure, networks and Water quality, WASH in emergency
  • Capacity to establish and develop a network of professional contacts
  • Technical knowledge on technical need assessments, project formulation and overall supervision
  • Capacity to monitor projects, analyze a situation and propose solutions
  • Culturally sensitive, energetic, ability to lead Experience in WASH in Emergency & in health facilities, digging wells, water schemes.

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