The WASH Program Manager (PrMgr) is responsible for overall program technical design, development, administration and implementation of the RI WASH portfolio in Iraq. S/he will supervise RI’s Iraq WASH team and have oversight of RI’s multiple WASH projects. In addition, the WASH PrMgr will be specifically focused to address water and sanitation needs in the communities in Iraq and to assist in developing WASH programming in Iraq. The WASH PrMgr will play a key role in representing RI at all WASH-related cluster meetings and with donors, and will liaise with various donors, local governments, the Department of Water and the Department of Sanitation, all Iraqi water and natural resource authorities, including liaison with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment (or its equivalent), academics and UN agencies, as well as various NGO partners.
Main responsibilities include national staff supervision, technical and policy leadership, and program guidance and senior-level liaison with the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), the Departments of Water and Sanitation, and other Government of Iraq (GOI) officials.
This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.