WASH Project Manager

WASH Project Manager

Solidarites International

Ngala, Nigeria

General objective:

  • The WASH program manager is in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals;
  • He/she supervises the operational teams allocated to his/her program;
  • He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented programs and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance.

Main tasks:

  • Project relevance, quality and design;
  • Contribute to establishing assessments;
  • Contribute to define Solidarités International’s local strategy and contribute to the annual programming by proposing new activities;
  • Organize and facilitate evaluation missions;
  • Propose a technical approach and a financial, human and logistical scope for the programs to be implemented;
  • Write the technical annexes and chapters (including the logical framework) for the proposals;
  • Implement activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, Solidarités International’s technical requirements and the financial donors’ criteria;
  • Evaluate the relevance of the activities carried out, as well as the effectiveness of the interventions and their appropriateness with respect to contextual developments and the populations’ needs;
  • Propose adjustments to the programs, if necessary;
  • Ensure that the programs under his/her supervision achieve the required results;
  • Ensure that program objectives meet sustainability requirements and, if required, compliance with established norms and standards;
  • Participate in building the WASH teams’ abilities with respect to techniques or new methodologies.

Implementation and operational monitoring

  • Plan activities and activity cycles for WASH (hiring, purchasing, etc.) in the light of established objectives;
  • Used the project management, monitoring and evaluation tools for WASH, particularly the planning and monitoring timeline;
  • Propose and implement quality criteria and monitoring indicators for WASH program;
  • Support and advise to the base’s logistical department for the purchase of specific materials for WASH activities;
  • Plan and supervise the WASH program implementation he/she is in charge of, being sure to meet deadlines and adhere to predefined technical specifications;
  • Supervise and provide support for the WASH managers; monitor and evaluate the implemented WASH activities;
  • Anticipate any issues linked to carrying out the WASH activities and help to resolve any problems related to the WASH activities;
  • Suggest any adjustments to be made to the WASH activity depending on contextual and indicator developments;
  • Working with the administrative department, contribute to developing budgets relative to his/her program and monitor expenses and budget forecasts;
  • Working with given project manager, draw up requirement statuses and cash flow needs.


  • Use the capitalization tools proposed by Solidarités International;
  • Participate in the centralization and distribution of procedures, guides and tools linked to the WASH activities;
  • Capitalize on intervention methods and techniques and on the experiences acquired by Solidarités and other participants in the WASH activities;
  • Write procurement and handover reports before the end of his/her contract and send it to the appropriate persons on the mission and at headquarters.

Personnel management

  • Participate in validating the hiring of national technical staff for activities;
  • Define the prerequisites for opened WASH positions together with the administrative department; adapt existing job descriptions if required;
  • Greet and brief the expatriates working on the program;
  • Identify and pass on any training needs for WASH teams;
  • Set up technical training depending on WASH operational needs and identified training requirements;
  • Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility;
  • Lead work groups and thematic meetings;
  • Evaluate and assess the performance of colleagues under his/her direct supervision;
  • Ensure adherence to security regulations by personnel under his/her supervision.


  • Pass upward to the relevant persons any information on the security situation or on any event that could impact Solidarités activities and the safety of the teams;
  • Draft activity reports and any annexes relating to specific activities for the financial donor reports and/or amendments;
  • Ensure that all reports are delivered on time and in the correct format;
  • Maintain a local operational communications network and good relations with local and government authorities, financial donor representatives, UN agencies and other international agencies;
  • In his/her assignment area, represent Solidarités International’s at meetings or forums concerning the WASH activities;
  • Represent the organization when asked and/or delegated to do so;
  • Reply to headquarter information requests regarding specific needs;
  • In collaboration with the WASH/program coordinator, prepare the administrative documents (MOU, handover, etc.) to be jointly signed with government authorities, communities or partners.

 Your Profile:

  • Masters’ degree or equivalent in related sectors of WASH;
  • Previous field humanitarian experience as a Wash program/project manager in emergency context;
  • Experience in tensed context in terms of security;
  • Good and proven writing and spoken English are required;
  • Strong HR management skills with field experience in delivering training and capacity building;
  • Very strong proficiency in Excel, with good data treatment abilities;
  • Anticipation and self-organization capacities;
  • Great work and stress management capacities;
  • Willingness to work in complex and volatile environments.

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