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ACF Somalia WASH, Head of Department Job Vacancy



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Jan 28, 2014

Job Vacancy: WASH, Head of Department

(6 months contract with possibility of extension depending on funding)

Action Contre la Faim (ACF-France) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia from May 1992.
Currently, ACF is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on severe and moderate malnutrition, medical programs, food security and water & sanitation programs via program bases in Mogadishu (since 1995) and El Berde (since 2012).

ACF Somalia is currently for suitable candidates to fill the position of WASH Head of Department.

Purpose / Duties of the Role:
  • The WASH Head of Department provides strategic direction, advice and oversight on WASH programming.
  • The WASH HoD is responsible for the overall quality, management and expansion of the ACF Somalia WASH program and the integration of WASH activities within ACF Somalia. The provision of technical and management guidance and leadership to on-going WASH projects .
  • Overall project development and management responsibilities for the WASH program, including budget management, donor compliance, reporting and staff management.
  • To develop ACF knowledge on water, sanitation & hygiene education issues in Somalia.
  • The holder of this post will also be required to establish and develop strong working relationships with key WASH stakeholders including, but not limited to, representatives from the Government, UN, donors, INGOs, Local NGOS, partner organizations, private sector and other ACF country programs in the region.
  • Forming strategic WASH alliances and/or consortia with appropriate partners is also the responsibility of this position.
Requirements for the Position:
  • A minimum of 5 years managing a WASH program with an I/NGO in various humanitarian context.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of developing and managing urban and rural WASH programs, preferably in Somalia or in the region.
  • Strong demonstrable experience in all aspects of project management including project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and the design/utilization of appropriate project management tools, and the capacity to transfer this experience to others.
  • Experience with institutional donor such as ECHO, DFID, UN, etc.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Water and Sanitary Engineering or Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • Strong demonstrable experience in all aspects of project management including project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and the design/utilization of appropriate project management tools, and the capacity to transfer this experience to others.
  • Excellent interpersonal, motivational and management skills with extensive experience and staff mentoring capacity.
  • Exceptional communication, networking, analysis and writing skills
  • Strong demonstrable experience in liaising with governmental/local authorities and other NGOs.
How to Apply
If you meet the requirements of the above position, please send a cover letter and resume with 3 professional references to [email protected] not later than 31st January, 2014, clearly mentioning the position you are applying for.
This position is open to Kenyan Nationals.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, women candidates are encouraged to apply.
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