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WASH Project Manager Jobs in Sudan

Role and Responsibilities
Responsible for the implementation and positive impact of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programme in West Darfur: supervision and training of WASH staff; coordination of WASH programming with other NGOs and UN agencies; develop high quality WASH proposals and drafts of donor reports; contribute to overall project coordination in the core management team.
Project Overview
A relief response to the needs of approx 330,000 conflict affected people in West Darfur state. Activities include: provision of primary health care, reproductive health; health education and hygiene promotion; improved water quality and access; and support of latrine construction (WASH component for about 140,000). Some activities are in El Geneina town, however most are in rural locations.
Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.
Workplace: West Darfur, Sudan
Starting Date: September 2011
Initial Contract Details: Minimum 18 months, 100%
Key activity areas
Technical / Management
• Develop and manage a comprehensive activity plan covering the time frame of the project proposal.
• Ensure regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives. Take the lead on the LQAS-surveys for WASH project and adapt programming accordingly.

Financial Management
• Manage the WASH budget in consultation with relevant managers.
• Develop WASH budgets for new proposals.
• Organise and manage major contracts (drilling, water yards) in consultation with WASH Advisor

Staff Management
• Line-manage three team leaders Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) and one Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS), the WASH Manager.
• Take the lead and advise on transition of WASH team set up to function more independently and efficiently with a focus on improving community participation and ownership, and better systems for monitoring and evaluating impact.
• Support team leaders in leading their teams and growing in responsibilities (day-by-day planning of teams, regular reporting, CNF, staff management, setting targets for the teams).
• Manage personnel related issues with the WASH project, both specifically for directly managed staff and generally for all WASH staff.
• Oversee the assessment of staff training needs with a focus on greater responsibility for national staff and ensure that appropriate training is conducted.

Reporting / Coordination
• Responsible to plan and ensure accurate and timely reporting of the impact of WASH project activities for donor, government and internal reports.

Quality Management
• Aim to adhere to the Sphere standards and HAP principles and other relevant good practice as far as possible and in an accountable and professional manner.
• Higher level qualification in a technical field, preferably in water and sanitation
• BSc/MSc in Water, Hydrology, Environmental Engineering or Management desirable
Experience / Competencies
• Two years work experience post qualification; two years of overseas experience
• One year of overseas experience in relief work with an NGO, having worked preferably in the water / sanitation sector desirable
• One year of work experience in relief projects in unstable security environments desirable
• Previous management and leadership experience
• Good report writing, administration, advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills
• Ability to set clear objectives for national staff / delegates and to coach/guide staff to develop their skills
• Able to develop and maintain effective relationships to work colleagues, beneficiaries, other agencies and local authorities
• Sensitive to team security and adheres security protocols and guidelines
• Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips
• Capacity to give spiritual support
Medair standard working requirements for the field
• Committed to Medair values
• Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts
• At least one year of professional experience in a relevant field
• Minimum three months inter-cultural overseas experience
• Single, or married (without dependent children)
• Strong working knowledge of English (oral and written)
• Working knowledge of French (oral and written) for French speaking field programmes
• Competent with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions
• Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit
• Successful completion of Medair Relief & Rehabilitation Orientation Course (ROC)
• A salary based upon the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder
• Full HQ organisational and role briefing, as well as in-country briefing
• Additional security training for those going to insecure environments
• A return flight each year of service to and from the country programme
• Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
• Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post assignment cover, which includes debriefing
• Annual leave; Rest & Recuperation (R&R) leave including associated travel, accommodation, food expenses
• Additional benefits for those who commit to longer contracts – re-entry allowance, additional paid leave (up to four weeks) every 12 months
Working Conditions
• The role is estimated to be 90% based in El Geneina and 10% on field trips but these percentages may vary substantially. El Geneina is a remote town in West Darfur, without continuous running water or electricity.
• Medair has been in the region for seven years and very good relationships with local people have been established. However, past and current conflict in Darfur means a constant awareness of the security situation is essential.
How to apply: 
For more information on this and other positions, please follow this web link:, read the relevant information, and check the Field Vacancies.
We request that you complete all applications on-line at Only English-language applications and CV’s will be reviewed. We will not review email applications. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is ongoing until the position is filled. We review every online application. Applicants will be contacted only if they are selected as a potential candidate.

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