Solidarités International (SI) recruits 01 Technical Pm Wash
Desired start date: ASAP
ABOUT THE MISSION …
SI opened its mission in Yemen in 2017, establishing its coordination in Aden. With the support of the Emergency DESK, SI mission was able to quickly acquire operational capacity, which was first deployed in Lahj Governorate, for implementation of WASH and Food Security Programming. Over the course of 2018, SI expanded the geographical scope of its intervention, and established presence in Al Turbah and Al Mokha in Taizz Governorate. With the opening of Al Mokha base late 2018, SI was one of the first humanitarian actors to start operations on the “West Coast”, which are now covering the southern districts of Hodeidah Governorate, close to one of the main frontlines of the conflict. In Al Turbah, SI is now looking at expanding its programming to recovery-type of projects, as well as its outreach to the city of Taizz, which after Hodeidah has been the second main frontline of the war.
For the year 2019/20; the mission has a forecasted budget of about 8M Euros. It operates from Aden, where the coordination is based, and 2 operational field bases located in Al Turbah and Al Mokha. The mission is composed of 15 expatriates and about 100 national staffs and is funded by OFDA, CDC, YHPF, DutchMoFA and ECHO. SI Programming in Yemen focuses on addressing immediate food needs of communities at risk of famine, as well as providing timely response to displacements of population and AWD/Cholera outbreaks. Its portfolio is primarily composed of WASH Emergency projects, along with unconditional cash distribution. Strategic and institutional priorities for the mission in 2019/20 is to strengthen its Emergency Response capacity, and develop operational capacity in Taizz city. In parallel, and where feasible, SI is looking at implementing recovery-type of programming.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Yemeni mission is looking for a WASH program manager, based in Al Turbah with potentially regular field visits. SI is looking for a profile with strong technical engineering skills, and a proactive and solution-oriented mindset. The overall objective will be to lead the implementation of emergency and early-recovery WASH programs with a particular focus on hospitals and primary health centers, and the rehabilitation of centralized (in urban areas) and decentralized (in rural areas) water networks. Specifically, the WASH program manager will be responsible of the design, implementation and M&E of water rehabilitation activities, including but not limited to pressurized systems (solar-based or diesel generators), deep borehole rehabilitation, water network expansion (part of this type of activities will support the rehabilitation of the urban water network in Taizz city, which has been affected by the conflict); sanitation facilities, including latrines, bathing shelters and handwashing points; waste treatment and management systems, including but not limited to medical waste, blackwater, organic and inorganic waste.
Responsibilities and main activities:
The WASH program manager pilots WASH activities of the mission and ensures the quality and relevance of SI’s WASH programs under his/her supervision. He/she ensures the capacity building of the program team under his/her supervision. A special attention will be put on the capacity building of the WASH Project Manager Assistant (PMA) or Deputy WASH PM, the objective being to train him to be able to carry out manager responsibilities and duties. He/she provides support and advice to the logistics for the purchase of materials specific to its program activities. In collaboration with the administrative department, he/she contributes to the development of bill of quantities and technical designs, program budgets, budget follow up and proposal budgets for the program parts. He/she shares with the security focal points any information on the security context and any event which may have consequences on SI activities and team safety. An outstanding ability to manage heavy workload and constant operational stress is required for this highly challenging position. The WASH program manager will manage a team of 1 PMA, 2 Watsan Team Leaders, 1 HP Team Leader, 6 Watsan Officers and 1 HP Officer.
Specific Stake and Challenges :
Design, implementation and M&E of water rehabilitation activities, including but not limited to pressurized systems (solar-based or diesel generators), deep borehole rehabilitation, water network expansion (part of this type of activities will support the rehabilitation of the urban water network in Taizz city, which has been affected by the conflict). This activity will be implemented in urban, peri-urban and rural areas.
Priorities for the 2/3 first months :
SI WILL OFFER YOU
A salaried post:
Social and medical cover:
LIVING CONDITIONS AND CONSTRAINTS RELATED TO SECURITY :
The situation in terms of security remains tense in Aden and its surrounding Lahj governorate. Main identified threats for Aden are crossfire, kidnapping or hostage taking (even though there are no proven history of kidnapping of expatriates), crowd mob and road accidents.
The living conditions in Aden are good and are being constantly improved for expatriate staffs. The guesthouse and office are in the same building, which has limited outdoor space except for a very large rooftop. Because of the context and nature of threats, security rules are restrictive: curfew at 8PM, movements allowed only within limited perimeters, few places authorized for expatriates. Local supermarkets are supplied with most food items we can find in Western countries, except for cheese. Most INGOs in Aden have permanent expatriate presence, and, within the limits of the curfew, social gathering can/is taking place. Trips to the field is possible for expatriates under certain condition but are limited to keep the presence of international staff low profile.
Ash Shamaytayn district, Taizz governorate, is currently bordering frontlines at the east and west parts of the district. Al-Turbah city remains out of reach of pro-Houthi fighters, the nearest frontline at Hifan is at 25 km, however, there is no easy road access due to the mountains. Nowadays, based near Al Turbah city, military forces pro-Hadi (national army) secure the district and are comprised of 1,100 soldiers, and 500 additional soldiers part of the central security forces.
Also in Al Turbah expats are living in individual rooms in the shared guesthouse with good conditions. Movements are restricted but possible, few pre-assessed and validated areas for groceries shopping, haircut, park, some hiking places, etc., with curfew at 06:00 pm. SI is one of the only INGOs have permanent expatriate presence in Al Turbah, despite the fact that many have offices there. Opportunities for social gathering are hence limited.
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension
For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/
|Experience||0 à 3 ans|
|Fonctions||Technicien spécialisé, Gestion de projets/programmes|
|Secteurs d’activité||Eau et assainissement, Gestion crise / post-crise|
|Pays||Moyen Orient, Yémen|
|Postuler en ligne||https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=P1IFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NQ9&nPostingTargetID=41529|
|Date de fin de validité||09/09/2019|