Location Yabello, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 10, 2021
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB




WASH Programma Manager

Country:           Ethiopia
Work Base:          Borena-Yabello
Availablity:As soon as possible
Number of Posts1 (One)
Salary Scale:As per the organization salary Scale
Contract Duration:End of December 2022 with the possibility of extension


About US

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Cambodia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethipia, Haiti and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $75 million in programs, and approximately 2000 staff based in in the various country offices, Head Quarter in New York City and Operational Centre in Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

I.                     Summary of position

To ensure that ACF Ethiopia’s emergency and development WASH projects at the duty station , incorporate all the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene standard requirements and that  quality assurance systems are developed to monitor the performance of these activities for affected communities, health institutions, Schools and IDP’s (internally displaced peoples

To ensure the proper planning, implementation and timely completion of WASH projects at different intervention areas and check the compliance with ACF working systems and procedures.

To manage WASH program activities, staffs and coordinate with government line bureaus and humanitarian actors in ACF different intervention areas. He/she will be involved in all the project management cycle (assessment, emergency response plan, 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 AAH Policies, positioning and strategies in the mission.

  • Implements, in the framework of WASH  projects implementations of  the missions’ WASH strategy taking into account the key internal and external documents: AAH charter, 2021  strategic framework, policies (WaSH and other AAH 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 and local administrative   and active  WASH partners in the areas
  • Needs assessments and related reports. These reports must be written and transmitted to the WaSH TA for feedback and enrichment.
  • 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, flood  and natural and manmade  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 End line KAP) for projects that are relevant
  •   Ensure and follow up data are properly prepared, codded, collected, analyzed 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
  •  Prepare various WASH related success and case stories in collaboration with MEAL at base

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

  • Responsible for functional and hierarchical manager for the WaSH teams working on  project(S) at the duty stations and WASH staffs working at the base.
  • Takes part activities in the recruitment and the training of WASH  staffs, in cooperation with the administrator or the logistic- administrator office
  • Ensure the evaluation (performance appraisal) of  base WASH  staffs a
  • Ensure that WaSH staffs  weekly movement plan  are inconformity with meeting objectives of the program
  • Follow up staff movement (peridiem, day-offs, annual leave..) logistical needs,
  • Responsible to Perform any other relevant/emerging  duties and tasks  assigned by supervisors ( field coordinators and  capital WASH team.

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

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

  •  Coordinates AAH’s action with other stakeholders working in the intervention areas
  • 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.
  • Represent AAH  regularly on various WASH related meeting held at  regional  and zone cluster meeting , consortium and GO/NGOs and partners forums

Objective 6: Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and communication, strategy and vison of AAH

  • Writes and submits a handover/mission reports when WASH   projects  are ended using the AAH format
  • Ensure the compilation on a soft drive of all essential documents related to WASH  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  WASH  project(s). these photos have to be transmitted to the communication department during the end of mission debriefing period at the HQ
  • Closely  work ,coordinate and link with the WaSH TA’s and update  on WASH implementation  and humanitarian updates on regular basis.
  • Contribute to the definition and implementation of capitalization/technical research topics and on advocacy activities.
  • Contribute to the setup of AAH WaSH database in the mission
  • Representing AAH 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 quality and standard of  projects implementation, monitoring ,and reporting

  • Masters preferably WASH 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 WASH  projects and have  the projects validated by WaSH TA’s
  • Plans the implementation of WASH projects activities and quality monitoring plans.
  • Supervises the implementation of  projects activities using AAH tools (APR, DIP, Budget follow up …)
  • Contribute to and promote the monthly budget follow up and monthly budget forecast of the WASH projects
  • Implements donor and AAH visibility on the WASH  working sites of WASH  projects
  • Responsible for the implementation in the working sites of the safety and security measures/rules for both AAH 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, Bill of quantities (BOQ) ,specification, drawing and  prepare tender document for contracted out projects, and prepare procurement plan for items will procure at base and AA level.
  • Prepare and review technical specifications details (including materials specification, cost break down) and provide technical supports to the Base level WASH activities and team at all levels.
  • Ensure sanitation and hygiene approaches and  interventions will bring behavioral change within the community (such CLTSH, CHAST, WASH’em, PHAST, sanitation marketing, …etc)
  • Prepare, compile and submit monthly APRs (activity progress report )  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

  •  Base 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


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  the field of study hydraulics  engineering , water resources engineering, Civil engineering , hydrogeology ,environmental health engineering   or related study with a minimum of 7 years related work experience in  emergency  and  development WASH  management experience

II.                   Required Skills & Competencies

  • Applied skill on emergency and development   water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH )projects management (
  • interpersonal skill (team management, communication, reporting, autonomy, organizational skill, staff development, creative and innovative thinking, leadership skill, strategic decision making and planning, delegation of work, management of staffs, team building…).
  • Experience in working with in international NOGs, consortium WAS projects management, government counterparts and other partners at various levels – federal, region to woreda levels. This includes technical support, capacity building and coordination.
  • Excellent understanding of development and humanitarian  WASH issues in Ethiopia/Region at both field and policy levels.
  • Demonstrable experience in WASH project management
  • Good presentation, training and facilitation skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to train and mentor staff
  • Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
  • Good spoken and written Local language is a most.
  • Good computer and report writing skill  ( familiar to engineering  soft wards  tools such as ,AUTOCAD, Water CAD,,EPANET, Arc- GIS ,mWater and  Microsoft  others )

Applying Instructions

If you are interested, please send your application composed of none returnable CV, Covering Letter with “ WASH Programme Manager- Yabello” written in the subject lineand three references, applicants to the following addresses: Through www.ethiojobs.net

NBOnly short listed applicants will be, communicated on and selection process includes technical test and an interview.

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