WASH Field Manager
General Description of the Program
• GOAL first started working in South Sudan in the mid-1980, originally through short term emergency intervention.
• GOAL South Sudan currently has 3 programme sites Twic County, Warrap, Agok, Abyei Region, Southern Blue Nile and Malakal and Sobat in, Upper Nile State.
• At these sites GOAL South Sudan operates public health programmes activities include curative primary health care, based on the management of 28 primary health clinics; preventative health care including HIV/AIDS messaging, malaria control and hygiene promotion; nutrition and food security, water and sanitation engineering and clinic construction/rehabilitation.
General Description of the Role
The WASH Field Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the WASH activities in the field, ensuring that they run on time and that the quality of work meets the set standards. The WASH Field Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all steps in the process are followed closely to ensure quality, community owned, sustainable facilities. The WASH Field Manager will put special emphasis on community ownership and contribution to water and sanitation projects in order to promote and ensure sustainable operation and maintenance of WASH facilities. The WASH Field manager is the main Technical liaison point between Goal and the County level water and sanitation structures/Authorities. The WASH Manager administratively reports to Area Coordinator with technical functional dotted line to the WASH Coordinator.
In addition, the WASH Field Manager is expected to work closely with the other sectors of the overall programme to ensure efficient, integrated programme activities. In particular, the WASH Field Manger will work closely with the Community Health and Livelihood team to promote an integrated approach to water, sanitation and hygiene activities and improve the sustainability of project outputs.
Overall responsibility for the management and supervision of the Goal WASH programme
Provide technical expertise to the communities in the selecting of suitable development options for identified water sources.
Ensure that the vital elements of community ownership, hygiene promotion and sustainability are being addressed with all WASH interventions.
Conduct assessments and ensure information is updated for all WASH works in the target Counties.
Ensure water quality analysis is conducted at water points within target area,
Design, review and develop BOQs for relevant WASH works
Provide technical expertise to the Field WASH team and, where appropriate, to other Goal programmes.
Regular inspection of all WASH-related works to ensure that the quality of work being carried out meets the set standards.
In collaboration with the WASH Coordinator, develop and maintain information database of all WASH interventions in target area.
Planning of WASH activities in collaboration with the WASH Coordinator, WASH team and Area Coordinator.
Supervise all related WASH works to be carried out by GOAL or contracted firms
Work with the WASH Coordinator to develop and update programme management and monitoring tools.
Contribute to the development of funding proposals
Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the WASH Coordinator and Area Coordinator.
Coordination and Representation
Coordinate with other NGOs and UN actors involved in WASH
Coordinate closely with County and State WASH offices
Attend and participate in sector meetings
Assist with the organization and hosting of Donor field visits
Capacity Building and Human Resource Management
Provide supervision and mentoring for the whole WASH team with direct line management of the WASH Construction Supervisor and the Community WASH Officer.
Support capacity building initiatives for the local authority
Support capacity building of communities in areas of operation to manage and sustain WASH interventions.
Facilitate linkages between communities and local authorities in WASH-related issues.
Organise for timely Performance Appraisal of all WASH staff
Report weekly and monthly on the progress of WASH activities highlighting any anticipated programme delays and proposing solutions in order to meet deadlines.
Contribute as required to donor progress reports.
Ensure a timely submission of reports to the AC, WSH Coordinator and other relevant external reporting
Logistics and Finance
Submit monthly cash forecasts based on planned activities to WASH Coordinator and Area Coordinator as appropriate.
Monitor monthly expenditure on programme activities and review the BMT with the Area Coordinator/WASH Coordinator as appropriate.
Collaborate with logistics in generating and tracking orders and in approving internal requisitions of stock for WASH-related activities.
Requirements (Person Specification)
Degree in civil/Water/Environmental engineering, Public health or similar related subject with a technical background with special focus on hygiene promotion
Experience in various design, tendering and supervision of WASH engineering works.
A minimum of three years’ experience in the development/emergency programme as programme manager
Previous experience of implementing rural water and sanitation projects
Experience of working with communities and community-based organisations
Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee activities
Ability to implement effective projects with sometimes limited resources.
Excellent computer skills including familiarity with AutoCAD (latest version), Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability and willingness to work in a remote areas.
Outgoing personality with excellent communication skills.
Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team
Previous work experience with Non-Governmental Organisations particularly in a WASH programme management position
Please Note: This Job Description only serves as a guide. As such, is not exhaustive and the Manager can from time to time be called upon to do other necessary WASH related work, which might not be explicitly reflected here
Gender – GOAL practices and does not discriminate because of ethnic background, colour, age, disability, marital status, religion or gender and will practice positive gender employment as far as possible.
Women are actively encouraged to apply for positions within GOAL.
Child Protection - GOAL recognises the rights of all children within our care to be protected from harm in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). GOAL takes seriously its duty of care and it undertakes to create an organisation that is safe for children where all efforts are made to prevent abuse. GOAL sees the best interests of the child as paramount.
Interested candidates who meet the above conditions should forward their CV and covering letter (which should include the contact details for at least two professional references from previous employers to:
The Human Resources Manager,
GOAL South Sudan Office,
Juba Munuki Area, or alternatively email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org before the application end date listed above. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Do not submit original documents.
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