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Manager- WASH & Infrastructure Manager

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To implement WASH & Infrastructure projects and provide Technical support to Infrastructure projects through variety of community structures, including community groups, user committees and LNGOs. The position is responsible for all aspects of implementation, including partner identification, hiring and performance management of World Vision staff, capacity building of partners and World Vision staff, proposal and budget development and report writing. The WASH & Infrastructure Manager will take an active role in assessments and evaluation exercises in an effort to improve quality and increase scope of WASH & Infrastructure programming. The position is the key focal point at the field level for WASH & Infrastructure programming and will share information to relevant cluster groups, coordination mechanisms, government ministries, and INGO/LNGOs. The position will take a lead role whenever possible at such forums.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Design, Monitoring, Implementation and Evaluation:

  • Provide support in developing proposal designs and program designs in collaboration with, local structures, PDU and Technical Advisors by providing relevant information.

  • Take lead in assessment and evaluation processes for WASH & Infrastructure projects in collaboration with local structures, Quality Assurance teams and Technical Advisors.

  • Take lead at the field in developing M&E tools In collaboration with Programs Development Unit and Technical Advisors provide narrative and financial reports of the highest quality and standards.

  • Ensure evaluation results are shared with relevant partners and effectively used for project redesign within the LEAP framework.

  • Provide technical leadership during project implementation to ensure the projects meet or supersede established WASH & Infrastructure standards and targets.

  • Regular documented, monitoring of project implementation.

  • Liaise with relevant ministries, UN Agencies such as UNICEF and other stakeholders to ensure that programs are in line with cluster strategies and objectives.

Project Management:

  • All projects have appropriate project management documentation in-place, in-use and updated as required (DIPs, Cash Flows, Procurement Plans, etc).

  • Active management of budgets.

  • Project implementation tools are understood and used by World Vision staff and implementing partners.

  • WASH & Infrastructure projects are implemented in alignment with current financial and administrative policy and procedures.

  • Local Partners have good knowledge of World Vision financial and administrative procedures.

Staff & Partner Capacity Building for WASH & Infrastructure Programming:

  • Work local structures, including user committees and LNGOs to identify technical gaps in knowledge and skills and develop capacity building plans to bridge them.

  • Train staff and partners in best-practice WASH & Infrastructure modalities and approaches.

  • Hold regular progress meetings with partners and staff to review project performance and address challenges to implementation.

  • Facilitate linkages between local partners and coordination mechanisms.

  • In collaboration with Quality Assurance and Program Design Unit train WASH & Infrastructure staff and partners in design, reporting, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Facilitate awareness raising of staff and partners in key humanitarian principles, including Local Capacity for Peace, SPHERE, Child Protection, etc.

  • Develop strategic partnerships with donors, coordination mechanisms for coordination purposes and to raise profile of WASH & Infrastructure programming for marketing and fundraising purposes:

  • Represent WVS in coordination and cluster forums, providing regular updates as required and seeking leadership roles when appropriate.

  • Collaborate with Communications Department to market WVS WASH & Infrastructure programming to potential donors and partners.

Human Resource management of staff under his or her care and in line with WV Policy is followed:

  • Staff appraisal and feedback mechanisms in place and updated.

  • Capacity plans in place and resourced.

  • Disciplinary measures undertaken when required.

Community Capacity Developed and enhanced Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with local authorities and relevant user groups and management committees.

  • Work closely with local structures to facilitate the implementation and sustainability of WASH & Infrastructure interventions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor acceptable but degree in relevant field preferred ( Hydrology, Engineering, social science, international development/ International relations).

  • Management experience in a WASH & Infrastructure context; Technical WASH & Infrastructure skills within a humanitarian setting.

  • Experience in a WASH & Infrastructure programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context desirable.

  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP.

  • Experience using GIS software desirable; aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building.

  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills; committed to consultative and servant-minded leadership; able to set clear objectives for staff and to delegate; able to enforce procedures.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of development issues, humanitarian emergency affairs, preferably with experience in developing countries and fragile context.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

  • Good English languages skills.

  • Computer skills.

  • Must adhere to set security standards.

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work.

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment.

  • Cross – cultural sensitivity, flexibility and emotional maturity.

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary life style as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.

  • Travel: 50 % Domestic, with some international travel, as required.