Position: WASH Program Manager (Somalia)
Reports to: Country Director
Location: Based in Balet Hawa, GEDO region with frequent travel to field site (Baletwayne or Mogadishu)
Duration: 1 year (with possibility of extension)
About RI: Relief International (RI) is a leading global change organization and home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.
Position Summary: As WASH Program Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and monitoring all WASH activities as part of Relief International’s program in Gedo and Hiiraan region. Currently the program is implemented in one township, but this is expected to expand over the course of the year. As such, you will provide guidance and technical input on WASH activities in IDP camps, as well as design and implement awareness and capacity building activities for the surrounding township, including follow up on WASH infrastructure and hygiene promotion for recently relocated IDP populations. You will participate actively in the WASH cluster, and liaise closely with UNICEF and other WASH actors as needed. You will provide technical input to new proposals and overall RI strategy, particularly with respect to expansion of WASH in Gedo and Hiiraan region. You will design and carry out an implementation plan for WASH in new areas, as needed. You will directly manage a team of 3 national staff and build their capacity to carry out the program activities independently, as well as recruit and train the necessary staff to implement RI expansion of WASH programming.
Position Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide technical guidance to the national staff, through coaching, and promote and organize national staff capacity building and development.
Identify learning and training opportunities for staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model.
Reporting and Data management
Program Planning and Development; Implementation of Best Practices
Build staff capacities on WASH in emergencies.
Backstop other program managers, as necessary.
Qualifications & Requirements:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value: