WaSH Project Manager-WEAG project

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Environment and Natural Resources, Management and Strategy, Project Management
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The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity


The job holder is responsible to manage efficiently and effectively the Sun WASH project at the field level of the program area to meet the intended goal of the project by coordinating PIE’s Gambella PA Sun WASH team with the field office, Country and other regional stake holders in line with the country strategy to meet the donor compliance requirements to benefit the target community. In doing this, S/he is responsible and accountable to facilitate:

  • Effective and smooth communication between the CO and the project area the project technical teams
  • Integrated programming in joint collaboration by focusing on cross-learning, downward accountability for smooth and effective management of the project
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the project deliverables and producing consolidated narrative reports for financial and physical progress to the PA and the CO
  • A joint and effective working relationship amongst the Sun WASH team, and representing PIE primarily Gambella regional State bureaus, zonal & District level offices and other stakeholders like UNHCR and UNICEF as per the need at the different coordination forums of the partners and stakeholders’ meetings, workshops and events as necessary and delegated
  • Participate the proposal development, project evaluation and need assessment sessions at the PIE assignments

In this way, her or his work directly advances the Plan’s objectives and offers effective and efficient managerial direction and assistance for the successful implementation of the Sun WASH project in Gambella Regional State as a stand-alone WASH programme of the Plan’s emergency response within the framework of the Plan Ethiopia Country Strategic Plan.

The Individual


Qualifications/ Experience Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable Energy and related solar powered fields.
  • 7 years plus relevant experience and of which at least 3 years in managerial position with NGOs in leading programs/ projects or demonstrated
  • Demonstrated solid experience in the management of key programmatic areas relevant to Gender Transformative WASH emergency response under the country program.
  • Additional experience and commitment to, and understanding of, participatory approaches to respond for disaster affected people, child protection, GBV, and Climate resilient
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a multi-disciplinary team.

Qualifications/ experience desirable:

  • Extensive knowledge on Climate resilient Gender transformative WASH, and the sector environment.
  • Understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards which are workable by sector.
  • Knowledge of human resource and coordination role from general and organization perspectives.
  • Understand organizational principles, systems and have the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level for disaster affected population.
  • Knowledge of child-rights programming particularly Child Protection in Emergency, CPiE
  • Knowledge of participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Research systems and processes.
  • Conceptual and strategic thinking skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues
  • Have good writing and oral communication skills, including presentation.
  • Experiences in resource mobilization through preparation of Humanitarian and Development Nexus WASH Project proposals.
  • Understands budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ability to provide team leadership and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to conduct assessment, analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that all staff signed safeguarding policies;

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Location: Gambella

Type of Role: Definite Contract

Reports to: Peogram Area Manager

Grade: D2

Closing Date: September 27,2023

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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