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WASH Project Manager - Puntland, Somalia (World Vision)
« on: March 11, 2011, 09:03:42 PM »
Project Manager ? WASH

World Vision
Closing date: 24 Mar 2011
Location: Somalia - Puntland

POSITION SUMMARY:
To facilitate improvement of community access to safe drinking water by coordinating community based Hygiene and Sanitation education with a view to influencing a positive change in their knowledge, attitude and practices towards hygiene and sanitation

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Overall:
* Implementation of water and sanitation projects with a view to increasing access to potable water, development of better sanitation facilities, and work to improve community hygiene.

Overseeing daily Management and operations of water and sanitation programs
* Ensuring expenditures are done according to the planned activities and projected/forecast cash
* Tracking project out puts against the program blue print over the period of 20008 - 2011
* Preparing detailed implementation plans, monthly work plans and ensuring compliance with regional program targets
* Answering all project related queries to the main office and to the donors to ensure timely programming and compliance with donor regulation

Project Design, Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting
* Compiling project narrative reports, developing financial projections and submitting to the main office monthly
* Developing new proposals with the help of program office for water and sanitation projects
* Ensuring all reports adhere to World Vision LEAP standards in structure
* Mentoring national staff and orienting the project officer to develop new concept papers, log frames and work plans
* Organizing a 2 day learning event before phase out/ Transition of the every projects.
* Developing initial proposals/ concept papers and detailed implementation plans for all new proposed projects

Staff Management and Development
* Ensuring all project staff sets targets and sign performance contracts
* Ensuring all staffs are well versed with their roles and responsibilities and have staffs signed job descriptions in place
* Appraising all project staffs and documenting their performance targets against their agreements
* Developing capacity building, mentoring and coaching plans for staff and with the help of staff training office track their development

Representation networking/Collaboration
* Participating in field interagency/ partnership meetings where I was WASH cluster coordinator for Puntland Region
* Undertaking joint inter agency initiatives with local NGO?s with the aim of developing their capacities
* Developing and nurturing partnership relationships with other organizations

Community mobilization, sensitization and capacity building
* Holding development meetings with the local elders, and local administration with a view to educating communities prioritize their needs
* Revitalizing/forming community water user committees and training them.
* Identifying CBOs/ Local institutions and undertaking capacity assessment with the aim of partnership in implementing program activities

Technical and strategic leadership on sector/ project activities
* Developing emergency interventions adhering to Sphere standards and Humanitarian accountability and partnership (HAP)
* Fostering sector integrations in the program, undertaking joint assessments and participating in program design

Financial management and control
* With the help of finance office developing finance reports with budget line variance explanation
* Ensuring proper expenditures are done, expenses are limited to the projected and planned activities
* Developing Project Procurement plans to enable the supply chain delivers within the projected schedule and sharing them with supply chain department
* Ensuring that all procurements are undertaken in accordance to the developed project procurement plan
* Undertaking all audit management response

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
REQUIRED:
* Bachelors Degree in a water resource management or related discipline with five years experience in implementation of community based water supply systems
* Post-graduate certificate in Public Health,Water /Civil Engineer, Hydrogeologist, Sanitary Engineer with extensive experience ground water research, water supply and distribution , good knowledge of water treatment process and sanitation.
* Previous experience in managing or implementing WatSan engineering programs in developing countries, integrated to hygiene promotion. The experience in previous emergency setting is preferable.
* Assessment, analytical and planning and site management skills.
* Highly developed inter-personal skills combined with the ability and desire to further develop local staff members some training experience an advantage.
* Ability to live and work in sometimes insecure environments.
* Ability to live and work in the field - often in rustic conditions coupled with a willingness to travel, often at short notice.
* Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs.
* The post-holder will be an efficient communicator/teacher/coach with strong technical expertise in Water and Sanitation.
* The post-holder is expected to spend 100% of his time In Somalia.

PREFERRED:
Experience in other typical rehabilitation sectors like road and school construction
How to apply
For more information and/or to apply for this role, please visit one of the following website(s):

https://jobs.wvi.org/WebJobs.nsf/WebPublished/143D8D95E37B302D8825784D006433B3?OpenDocument

OR

http://www.wvi.org
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