Solidarites International

WASH Project Manager

Solidarites International

Job Description

Desired start date: October 2020 Duration of the mission: 7 months (renewable) Location: Position based in Al Mokha / Yemen


SI opened its mission in Yemen in 2017, establishing its Coordination in Aden. With the support of the Emergency DESK, SI mission was able to quickly acquire operational capacity, which was first deployed in Lahj Governorate, for implementation of WASH and Food Security Programming. Over the course of 2018, SI expanded the geographical scope of its intervention, and established presence in Al Turbah and Al Mokha in Taizz Governorate. For the year 2020/21; the mission has a forecasted budget of about 10M Euros. It operates from Aden, where the coordination is based, and 2 operational field bases located in Al Turbah and Al Mokha. The mission is composed of 23 expatriates and more than 100 national staffs, and is funded by OFDA, CDC, YHPF, DutchMoFA and ECHO. SI Programming in Yemen focuses on addressing immediate food needs of communities at risk of famine, as well as providing timely response to displacements of population and AWD/Cholera outbreaks. Its portfolio is primarily composed of WASH Emergency projects, along with unconditional cash distribution.


General objectives 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 his/her program. He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented program and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance. The Yemeni mission is looking for a WASH program manager, based in Al Mokha with potentially regular field visits. SI is looking for a profile with strong Hygiene Promotion and technical engineering skills in water supply or environmental sanitation or both, and a proactive and solution-oriented mindset. The overall objective will be to lead the implementation of emergency, early-recovery and resilience WASH activities with a particular focus on household WASH access in rural areas, as well as hospitals and primary health centers, and the rehabilitation of centralized (in urban areas) water and sanitation networks. RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Project relevance, quality and design

  • Implementation and operational monitoring

  • Capitalization

  • Personnel management

  • Reporting / communication / representation

  1. Rapid assessment in areas of intervention

  2. Recruitment of the team

  3. Define a clear planning for the activities to be carried out, including but not limited to procurement and implementation plan.

MANAGEMENT This position is under the hierarchical supervision of the Al Mokha Field Coordinator. The WASH program manager will manage a team of 1 Deputy PM, 1 Market monitoring officer, 1 Health Promotion Team Leader, 1 Community Engagement officer, 1 Water Team Leader, 1 Sanitation Team Leader and 3 Watsan Officers.


Education and experience
  • University Degree (Bsc) in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering or Environmental Health Engineering/Science

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience as emergency WASH Program Manager

  • Strong Hygiene Promotion drive and experience or skills.

  • Proven previous experience providing WASH services in health facilities, including waste Management Systems

  • Proven previous experience on rehabilitation of water networks, including solarization, borehole rehabilitation and network extension.

  • Proven previous experience in performance planning, staff training and Capacity Building is an asset

  • Experience in remote project management would be an asset.

Knowledge and technical skills
  • Demonstrated competence in application of modern water supply and construction design Computer Software (Sketch, AUTOCARD, PIPEFLOW, etc)

  • Advanced technical knowledge on water and sanitation system and their design (mandatory knowledge in WASH in health facilities, waste treatment and management, and hydraulic engineering, i.e. water networks and pumping systems).

  • Advanced knowledge on soft component linked with hygiene promotion, waste management and WASH.

  • Good and proven writing and spoken English are required.

  • Willingness to build capacities, train and mentor.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Skill transfer ability highly appreciated.

  • Anticipation and self-organization capacities.

  • Great work and stress management capacities.

Willingness to work in complex and volatile environments.


A SALARIED POSITION: starting from 1980 euros gross per month (1800 € + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 750 USD a month. Please note that salary is not negotiable with SI. VACATION: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time-off is implemented at the rate of one break after two months spent on the field. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 9 calendar days break during the 2nd, 4th, 8th and 10th months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités). In addition to these regular break, SI adds a day off per worked month. These days off as well as the breaks are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary as they are offered by the organization. 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. For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: Security Aden The situation in terms of security remains tense in Aden and its surrounding Lahj governorate, due to the proximity of the frontline, the political unrest and the presence of armed opposition groups. In the context of Aden however, INGOs are not a target, neither for criminal, political or armed groups. Main risks for INGOs in Aden relate to crossfire (wrong location at the wrong moment), kidnapping or hostage taking (even though there is no proven history of kidnapping of expatriates in recent years), crowd mob and road accidents. To mitigate these risks, SI has developed strict security rules that the applicant needs to be ready to abide to. Al Mokha The situation in terms of security remains tense in Al Mokha and its surrounding, due to the proximity of the frontline and the presence of several military groups. Main identified threats for Al Mokha are crossfire (wrong location at the wrong moment) and road accidents. Key information about living conditions The coordination office in Aden is shared with the guesthouse (same building). Security rules in Aden are rather restrictive, with a curfew at 8 pm, extended to 9 pm in the area where most INGOs are located. Trips to the field is possible for expatriates under certain condition but are limited to keep the presence of international staff low profile. The living conditions in Al Mokha are good even though movements are very restricted (early curfew and most of the city being considered as no-go or restricted areas). Trips to the field is possible for expatriates under certain condition but are limited to keep the presence of international staff low profile.
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