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WASH Project Manager in Tal Afar - Iraq at Terre des hommes.

Date Posted: 5/3/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/3/2019

Job Description

Workplace :
Job posting date :

03/05/2019

Type of contract :

CDM

 

Contexte :

 

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief organization, based in Lausanne (Switzerland). Every year our projects support more than 2 million children (3 million in 2016) and their families in over 35 countries. We are part of the Terre des hommes International Federation (TDHIF), with 9 other sister organizations in Switzerland, Europe and Canada.

 

General description of the position :

 

Tdh has been present in Iraq since 2014 with NFI distributions in Dohuk Governorate and in October 2015 launched unconditional cash assistance with the support of Swiss Solidarity. Since these first interventions, Tdh is now present in eleven districts (Anah, Al-Qa’im, Haditha, Tal Afar, West and East Shirqat, Tikrit, Baiji, Hawija, Kirkuk and Tooz) across four Governorates (Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Nineveh and Al-Anbar) with operations in the two latter districts since 2017 as Tdh followed the frontlines to provide emergency assistance. Tdh was the first INGO to have field offices in Tikrit, Shirqat, Tal Afar and Anah.
Tdh’s strategy consists on providing emergency assistance in hard-to-reach and newly accessible areas with an integrated emergency response to conflict affected people while building the capacity of its current response in areas where services are being re-established.

In his/her capacity as representative of Tdh, the WASH Project Manager supervises Wash in school and Water treatment Plan (WTP) project and operations activities being implemented in the framework of Tdh Projects in Tal Afar. S/he participates in the assessment, network equipments, testing and maintenance activities, and supervises and follows-up activities works by Tdh staff or external service providers or contractor. S/he validates the quality of the work in regards to the Tdh mandate and commitments and international standards.

 

Contractual Conditions:

 

Expatriate contract under Swiss labour code 2’950 CHF (~2’550 €) 4'300 CHF (~3’700 €) net /month according to experience x 13, Holidays: 25 days per year. Local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.
Duration: 3 months.             

 

Main responsibilities :

 

Program Planning and Implementation:

  • Responsible for the implementation of the WASH maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation activities on Water Treatment Plants and Water Network. And the project Wash in School.
  • Ensures implementation of the activities in line with relevant national/international standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles; that WASH activities correspond to the standards of the Iraqi government, WASH Cluster, and Tdh guidelines.
  • Supervises team members by assigning them activities according to the priority and supports them in order to reach to project objectives, including setting up the activities schedule every week.
  • Supervises and directs works through external service providers, including supplier, contractor (mechanical erection and electrical works), in order to match deadlines, quality and industrial standards.
  • Reviews the budget with the line manager, in order to direct future spending or change expenses forecasted; keeping proper records of expenditures and reports on these to the line manager.
  • Communicates clearly with supervisors on all results and findings and seeks approval at all stages : assessment, project proposal of  solution, and implementation. 
  • Identifies any major discrepancy/delay that may arise in project implementation and reports immediately to line manager; ensures that action is taken to mitigate delay or cost risks.
  • Develops common priority actions leading to solutions to the identified problems; informs HR, logistics and beneficiaries.
  • Conducts assessment on WTPs and networks equipments.
  • Carries out market price surveys, and follows purchase processes.
  • Trains his/her team in the technical and methodological aspects.
  • Adapts the Tdh WASH tools and capitalizes experiences by sharing the developed tools in the field with the line manager (including technical plans and BoQ)
  • Compiles all the essential technical documents for the projects on a digital medium to be shared with line manager.

 

Monitoring, Evaluation, Information Management and Reporting:

In collaboration with the M&E Unit:

  • Ensures the quality of the monitoring of WASH maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation activities on WTPs and networks.
  • Ensures that the project is reaching indicators and accurately reported.
  • Collaborates in organizing surveys with his/her supervisor and participates actively in conducting them, and analyzing them.
  • Collects data from field activities, ensures proper record keeping of them, and prepares  daily follow up, weekly and monthly reports on global WASH activities in time.
  • Leads and gathers data during needs assessment, baseline, periodic and end line studies.
  • Collects feed-back or any relevant information (about the WASH activities, security, child protection) from the different stakeholders and from the field and reports them to the WASH Program Assistant or any concerned Tdh manager.
  • Prepares reports on activities for Donors and Partners including pictures, rationale and BoQ.

 

External Relations and Coordination:

  • Liaises with the local government officials, other NGOs and community based organization’s (CBO) at the community level to ensure their cooperation and coordination for effective implementation of the program in the areas.
  • Keeps always close contact with respective local government department to ensure their active participation for effective implementation of the program activities as well as proper use of resources.
  • Ensures good relationships with the beneficiaries, promoting and facilitating accountability toward beneficiary populations and maintaining good communication with them.
  • Represents Tdh on local exercises in his/her geographic area of responsibility.
  • If asked by line manager(s), represents Tdh at the interagency coordination meeting (WASH Cluster, special meeting, and any other relevant meeting) and ensures high quality of the information provided.
  • Ensures that a positive and professional image of Tdh is conveyed. In particular, ensures that Tdh’s mandate, thematic policies, ethics, values and views are followed in relation to third parties.

 

Resource Management and Team Management:

  • Uses program resources effectively and with care.
  • Facilitates to mobilize local resources and maximize the use of them.
  • Develops training on WASH technical and methodological aspects and implements them with beneficiaries.
  • Organizes day-to-day logistics, administration, and personnel activities in consultation with his line manager.

 

Profile :

 

  • Fluency in spoken and written English.  Arabic is an asset.
  • The ability to report clearly diagnosis results, problems and proposed solution.
  • The ability to work independently.
  • Education degree in a relevant field such as hydrology, hydraulic, geology, civil engineering, environmental engineering.
  • Project  management experience (management, planning, staff  development and  training skills) in development programmes.
  • 2-5 years previous work experience in a relevant position.
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required.
  • Good skills in written and spoken English.
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms.

 

 

 

 

Job Requirements

  • Fluency in spoken and written English.  Arabic is an asset.
  • The ability to report clearly diagnosis results, problems and proposed solution.
  • The ability to work independently.
  • Education degree in a relevant field such as hydrology, hydraulic, geology, civil engineering, environmental engineering.
  • Project  management experience (management, planning, staff  development and  training skills) in development programmes.
  • 2-5 years previous work experience in a relevant position.
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required.
  • Good skills in written and spoken English.
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms.

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