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Project Manager WASH (INTERSOS)
« on: January 18, 2015, 05:44:56 PM »
INTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assist the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable and unprotected people.

INTERSOS, in the framework of its activities in Somaliais currently selecting candidates for the following position.

JOB TITLE: Project Manager WASH

STARTING DATE: January 2015


The PM WASH represents INTERSOS with NGOs and partners within the WASH Sector, in agreement and on the basis of the Head of Mission indications and the NGO strategy.

S/he is responsible for all the WASH Sector activities and the direct management of the Sector staff. Specifically he/she is responsible to:

· Assist the organization on all technical issues concerning water, hygiene and sanitation activities.
· Manage and oversee the work of the WASH staff (mainly water engineers and hygiene promoters); guarantee an on the job capacity building of local staff.
· Supervise and monitor the implementation of the WASH activities, ensuring that all the activities are compliant with the projects requirement as instructed by the Project Managers and in coordination among the different projects and sectors.
· Plan and supervise project budgets, while ensuring appropriate expenditure for the activities in respect with donor requirements and INTERSOS procedures.
· Recognize further needs and undertake assessments as necessary, contribute to identify and write project proposals for new or follow-on WASH projects in close co-operation with the Head of Mission.
· Provide timely and adequate documentation for project proposals and reporting.
· Liaise and coordinate all technical activities with the local competent authorities.
· Participate to WASH Sector coordination meetings according to the NGO strategy in the Sector.


· Bachelor's degree in WASH related field such as Civil, Water or Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Geology.
· At least 3 years’ experience in WASH Sector, and in the coordination of humanitarian interventions, with NGOs
· Knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene standards (i.e. SPHERE). Knowledge of community based approach for hygiene in recovery&development (i.e. PHAST, CATS) will be considered a plus.
· Basic knowledge of the procurement guidelines of international main Donors.
· Technical experience in construction of water, irrigation and civil work related to rain water harvesting in arid situations (earth dam, check dam, sand dam etc) will be considered a plus.
· Previous experiences in working within CLUSTER System will be considered a plus
· Comfortable with computer use
· Problem solving, strategic planning capabilities and strong supervisory skills
· Proven capabilities of personnel and financial resources management in multicultural environments
· Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office, in difficult conditions and under pressure
· Fluent English is mandatory: Oral, written, spoken ; Somali is an asset
· Comfortable to work in a High Risk Environment. Team worker and flexible in job planning
· Knowledge of Somali context is an asset

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their comprehensive resume, cover letter expressing interest in the position and references to:, with subject line: "WASH PM Somalia”
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview

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