WASH Assistant Monguno

Published date: 01/03/2018
  • Location: Monguno, Borno, Nigeria

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: water, food and shelter.

SI has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities.

WASH Assistant

Beginning of contract: 20/1/2018

Contract duration: 6 months– Probation period: 2 months

Salary and conditions: in accordance with SI’s Terms of Employment; for national staff in Nigeria

Job Description


Goal / Purpose:

The WASH Assistant is in charge of supporting the Multisector Project Coordinator and the Activity Managers towards the good implementation, achievement and reporting of the objectives defined in the proposals;

S/he guarantees the proper coordination mechanisms are in place inside the operational teams in the different areas of intervention, and in cooperation with the Multisector Project Coordinator.

Main tasks:

Project relevance, quality and design
• Contribute to establishing operational assessment and evaluations activities;
• Contribute to define SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL’s WASH local strategy and contribute to the annual programming by proposing new activities, especially activities targeting vulnerable people and IDPs in Borno State;
• Responsible to propose and guarantee quality approach mechanism are in place for the programs to ensure transparency accountability of SI activities;
• Support the writing of technical annexes and chapters (including the logical framework) for the proposals;
• Support the implementation of the activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy and SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL’s technical requirements;
• Participate in evaluating the relevance of the activities carried out, as well as the effectiveness of the interventions and their appropriateness with respect to contextual development and the population’s needs;
• Propose to the Multisector Project Coordinator adjustments to the programs, if necessary;
• Participate in building the teams abilities with respect to techniques or new methodologies;

Implementation and operational monitoring
• Support the Activity Managers in planning their operational activities;
• Meet the deadlines and adhere to predefined quality specifications;
• Support the Multisector Project Coordinator in ensuring the project management, monitoring and evaluation tools are in each operational department;
• Propose quality criteria and monitoring indicators for programs;
• Anticipate any issues linked with carrying out the activities and help to resolve any problems related to the activities;
• Suggest any adjustments to be made to the activity depending on contextual and indicator developments;

Institutional Knowledge Building - IKB
• Use the IKB tools proposed by SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL ;
• Participate in the centralization, validation, and distribution of procedures, guidelines and tools linked to the multisector activities;
• Build up on SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (and stakeholders) intervention methods and techniques;
• Ensure that project files are complete, regularly updated, and saved on the mission external hard drive;
• Define the prerequisites for opened positions together with the Multisector Program Manager;
• Greet and brief the new staff working on the program;
• In collaboration with the Multisector Project Coordinator, set up technical trainings depending on the operational needs and identified training requirements;
• Lead working groups and thematic meetings with the support of the Multisector Project Coordinator;
• Evaluate and assess the performance of colleagues under his/her direct supervision on a regular basis;
• Ensure adherence to SI security regulations and reinforce them with his/her team.

Reporting/ Communication / representation
• Pass upward to the Multisector Project Coordinator and Coordination team any information on the security situation or on any event that could impact SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL activities and safety of the teams
• Support the drafting of activities reports and amendments (including any annexes relating to specific activities) for the financial donors, local authorities and for internal purposes (weekly and monthly reports) by compiling all the operational data before sending them to the Multisector Program Manager;
• Ensure that all reports required by the Multisector Project Coordinator are delivered on time and in the correct format;
• In his/her assignment area, might be appointed to represent SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL at meeting or forums concerning the activities;
• In collaboration with the Multisector Project Coordinator, and administrative department, support the preparation of administrative documents (MoU, handover, etc.) to be jointly signed with government authorities, communities or partner’s;
• Coordinate with field representatives in accordance with management guidelines;
• Coordinate with support team (Logistic and Administration) as well as field team involved on the program;
• Represent the organization when asked and/or delegated to do so;

Personal abilities :
• Professional experience: 1 year of experience in similar position (NGO/Private or Public sector)
• Languages: English, Kanori, Haussa, Shua (additional languages a plus)
• Personal qualities: reliable, honest, very good organization, resistance to stress, good interpersonal skills (communication), team player, capacity to delegate and to manage, initiative and autonomy, capacity of prioritsation of tasks

Technical competences :
• Training: University degree in Water and Sanitation or Environmental or Water Resources Development or in one of the Civil Engineering disciplines of Water Supply and/or Hydrology, hydrogeology or Sanitation/Hygiene Engineering.
• Relevant experience on deep borehole drilling and development will be highly appreciated
• Project related skills : good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow-up
• IT skills: Good knowledge of Office software : Excel, Word, GIS, and drawing software (autocad)

Method of Application

Please submit your application (CV, cover letter, references) on an envelope at Solidarites International office No 8 Manassa Street, Behind Polo ground, Maiduguri, Borno State

Applicants can also send CVs to job.applications@solidarites-nigeria.org

Important: to be considered, the position you want to apply for has to be specified on the envelope or as subject of your e-mail.

As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the final date.

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