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WASH Deputy Program Manager (ACF)

Job Summary

For Sittwe, Rakhine State

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements


1: Provide support for assessment, monitoring and evaluation activities

 Act as the focal point for the department in the absence of a WASH PM for all issues including meetings, coordination, staff issues etc.

 Work with PM and other team members in the planning and implementation of the various components of the project cycle (needs assessments, project design, activities orientation, monitoring)

 Ensure the relevance of the intervention area, the selection of beneficiaries, identification of key stakeholders

 Ensure the project’s technical follow-up, making sure activities are inline with the appropriate technical and global standards.

 Take into account the project’s global performance: impact, relevance, consistency, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, coherence, kinds and covered groups.

 Ensure the project’s external representation where necessary.

 Participate in defining the approach to donors/ local institutional partners/ and orienting the project

Ensure all materials and equipment are in stock by making the necessary orders are and follow ups Objective

2: Implementation of the WASH/DRR activities

 Ensure good quality implementation of all WASH/DRR programme activities (hardware, software, water quality, DRR)

 Plan activities according to the agreed/approved work plan of the programme

 Identify and anticipate problems or constraints

 Follow the project’s advancement by regular follow up field visits (at least 60% of time in the field) in NRS townships

 Propose solutions or improvements for better performance of the project

 Ensure safety measures are respected on worksites

 Update WASH/DRR database  Ensure data from assessments are stored in a useful manner and that all technical data is well organized and easily accessible Objective

3: Manage WASH/DRR programme budget in collaboration with PM

 Prepare monthly spending forecasts

 Ensure all programs are in-line with projected budgets Objective

4: Track progress of activities within the WASH/DRR programme

 Contribute to monthly report on activity progress report and issues within the department.

 Contribute to the preparation of donor and other external reports Objective

5: Contribute to WASH/DRR programme development

 Contribute to the development of new proposals for donors as necessary

 Evaluate the programme in order to make suggestions for future projects to the PM

 Evaluate and update project needs (HR, financial, logistics)

 When possible, capitalize on experiences of programme and write reports on case study and lessons learned Objective

6: Manage the project team

 Supervise the WASH/DRR team: Team Leader for WASH/DRR and water access and seconded staff from local partner

 Participate in the recruitment of the project team

 Identify the training needs – particularly of senior WASH/DRR staff – and facilitate trainings

 Conduct regular appraisals


 Degree: University qualification in several of the following fields: civil engineer, water, hygiene, sanitation, disaster risk reduction, public health or other related education/experience background.

 Experience: previous working experience in WASH programmes. Previous experience in WASH/DRR is a strong asset.

 Good knowledge in computer; Micrsoft Office (word, powerpoint and excel), AutoCAD

 Communication and community mobilisation abilities; adapt quickly to context and programmatic changes

 Good knowledge of English (speaking and writing)

 Good analytical, organizational, team management and planning skills

 Strong communication and community mobilization abilities

 Flexible, ability to meet deadlines

 Can work in emergency contexts

 Capacity to train and build capacity

 Willingness and interest to work in IDP context 

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