WASH Program Manager

Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted May 28, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Insurance - (Life, Group Personal Accident and Medical Insurances are covered upon the organization policies).

Seniority Allowance – paid depending up the years of service.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

About Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger-USA is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children and we enable entire communities to be free from hunger. With more than 8,000 staff in over 50 countries, our programs reached 17 million people in 2019.

About the Country Program in Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger has been operational in Ethiopia since 1984 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-sectoral strategy where nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH, and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support activities are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience. Action Against Hunger currently operates in 5 different regions (Oromia, Somali, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, and Gambella) with a portfolio of 20m USD/year of emergency, resilience building, research, and innovation programs. We have a country team of around 600 staff in 17 regional and satellite offices. Our main donors in Ethiopia in 2020/2021 are BHA, ECHO, Europaid, UNHCR, UNICEF, GFFO, BPRM, SIDA, EHF, WFP, CIAA, and others.

I.  Summary of position

To manage WASH program activities, staffs and coordinate with government line bureaus and humanitarian actors in the target area. He/she will be involved in all the project cycle (assessment, proposal writing, implementation, M&E, and report writing to all stakeholders).

The WASH Program Manager role’s purpose, engagement and delivery is:

§  Purpose (The substantive focus of the job encompassing scope, depth and difficulty of work both conceptual and applied)

Objective 1:- Contribute to the definition and implementation of ACF Policies, positioning and strategies in the mission.

  • Implements, in the framework of his projects, the missions WASH strategy taking into account the key internal and external documents: ACF charter, 2015 strategic framework, policies (WaSH and other ACF sector), Positioning papers (WaSH and transversals), national strategies and other specific legal framework enforced by the body/department in charge of WASH issues.
  • Contributes to the definitions of the missions WaSH strategy in cooperation with WaSH TA’s

Objective 2:-Contribute to the identification, definition, formulation of WaSH projects

  • Responsible for the geographic areas of intervention and working with target populations of:
  • Needs assessments and related reports. These reports must be written and transmitted to the WaSH TA
  • Writing and submission to the WaSH TA’s of WaSH related parts of the proposals (proposal narratives, budget and LFA)
  • Follow up the general situation(AWD, Outbreaks, humanitarian crisis,…) of intervention areas and immediately forward feedback

Objective 3: Contribute to evaluation (internal and external) of projects effect/impact.

  • Contribute to the definitions of external evaluations (opportunities, ToR,….), supports external evaluators (during their missions), and implement recommendations coming out from external evaluations
  • Implement a double KAP(Baseline and Endline KAP) for projects that are relevant
  • Ensure and follow up data are properly prepared, codded, collected, analysed and reported
  • Ensure participatory monitoring of projects and update the result for relevant stakeholders in consultation with WaSH TA’s
  • Collect data using GPS and plot on the intervention area map

Objective 4: Contribute pro-actively to HR management (including national staff career plan development)

  • Is the functional and hierarchical manager for the WaSH teams working on his project(S)
  • Takes part activities in the recruitment and the training of his staffs, in cooperation with the administrator or the logistic- administrator office
  • Ensure the evaluation (performance appraisal) of his staff
  • Ensure that WaSH staffs  weekly movement plan  are inconformity with meeting objectives of the program
  • Follow up staff movement (per-diem, day-offs, annual leave..) logistical needs,

Engagement: (The focus of interaction both internally and externally needed to deliver a service seek collaboration and build effective partnerships)

Objective 5: Ensure Local ACF representation and coordination with other stakeholders within the intervention area

  • Coordinates ACF’s action with other stakeholders working in the intervention area
  • Support capacity building of AAH WaSH partners in the area of intervention
  • Promotes partnership with Local NGO’s, including capacity building, at district/provincial/regional level

Objective 6: Contribute to the mission’s capitalisation and to ACF communication

  •  Writes and submits a handover/mission reports when his mission is over using the ACF format
  • Ensure the compilation on a soft drive of all essential documents related to his project(s) and transmits them to the WaSH TA’s. The WaSH TA’s will ensure that technically validated documents are further disseminated
  • Ensure compilation of soft drive of all relevant pictures of his project(s). these photos have to be transmitted to the communication department during the end of mission debriefing period at the HQ
  • Closely link with the WaSH TA’s and update info’s on regular basis.
  • Contribute to the definition and implementation of capitalisation/technical research topics and on advocacy activities.
  • Contribute to the setup of ACF WaSH database in the mission
  • Representing ACF participate in the regional joint WaSH assessments, surveillances, and  taskforce meetings and forward feedbacks on time to line managers

Delivery: (The focus on the execution of the work and the role on the team for supporting business/operational functions in terms of timeliness and quality)

Objective 7: Ensure projects implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • Masters preferably his project(s) and related stakes, Logical framework and indicators (LFA). Has got printed copies of all projects contractual documents and ensures that his team is aware of them.
  • Develop technical guidelines for the implementation of his projects and have them validated by WaSH TA’s
  • Plans the implementation of his projects activities
  • Supervises the implementation of projects activities using ACF tools (APR, DIP, Budget follow up …)
  • Contribute to and promote the monthly budget follow up
  • Implements donor and ACF visibility on the working sites of his projects
  • Responsible for the implementation in the working sites of the safety and security measures/rules for both ACF teams (including daily hired) and the populations/public
  • Implement transparency and accountability measures vis-à-vis the project beneficiaries, by making them participate throughout the project cycle.
  • Undertake feasibility study, design Water supply and sanitation projects, prepare DIP, prepare tender document for contracted out projects, and prepare procurement plan for items will procure at base and AA level
  • Ensure sanitation and hygiene approaches and interventions will bring behavioral change within the community
  • Prepare, compile and submit monthly APRs to the manager and WASH TAs
  • Undertake reports (Donor report, government quarter report, monthly AAH report, contextual assessment report, KAP analysis report, terminal report,) and share to line manager and WASH TA.

II.     Supervisory Responsibilities

  • WASH Teams

III.       Gender Equality Commitments  

  •  Foster an environment that supports values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect all cultures. 

 IV.    Fiscal Responsibility

 Managing WaSH Program Funds for the base

V.   Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames under stressful situations in the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

VI.     Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends as required.

Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business purposes. While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as to infectious diseases.

Job Requirements

I.  Required Qualifications and Professional Experience

  •  Engineering degree or equivalent in the field related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, or training/courses specific to WaSH in humanitarian contexts with a minimum of 5-years working experience.

II.   Required Skills & Competencies

  •  Applied skill on water, sanitation and hygiene projects management (public health, engineering….) interpersonal skill (team management, communication, reporting, autonomy, organisational skill, staff development, creative and innovative thinking, leadership skill, strategic decision making and planning, delegation of work, management of staffs, team building…)
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