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Manager, WASH at the International Medical Corps (IMC)


 International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, WASH

Location: Damboa, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time


Job Summary

  • The primary function of this role is to implement WASH activities in the coordination and guidance of the supervisor through the WASH team in accordance with the WASH strategy.  Specifically, this will include Conducting assessment, planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development, and administration of technical interventions.
  • The role contributes to developing concept papers and proposals for interventions and provides data required in close cooperation with the team. Besides, the Manager WASH ensures the capacity building of WASH national staff and stakeholders.
  • The individual cultivates and fosters internal and external networks with stakeholders and donors. Ensures effective project monitoring, regular reviews, preparation of donor reports, capturing learnings, close projects and implement exit plans.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Conduct thorough the team the rapid needs assessments, and their analysis.
  • Provides the transition between needs identified into activity plans and budgets.
  • Conducts the assessment of in-country resources and capacities (human, material, and financial) for WASH program roll-out as per agreed objectives.
  • Program Design and implementation
  • Ensure the WASH program is delivered in a phased and prioritized manner with full consultation and coordination with the International Medical Corps staff and other agencies, both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Ensure implementation of the aims and objectives of the WASH response program in line with WASH strategy.   
  • Develop concept papers, letters of intent, proposals, and budgets in respect of the above.
  • Contribute to the selection, design, and implementation of activities for water systems for the given context (communities, health facilities, camps, and Schools), including source selection (groundwater, surface water), abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems and the rehabilitation of old water systems.
  • Contribute to the selection, design, and implementation of sanitation systems in communities, health facilities, camps, and Schools, including excreta disposal, vector control, solid waste disposal, and drainage. It considers local conditions, resources, customs, and cultural norms.
  • Contribute and deliver, in collaboration with other actors, a suitable hygiene promotion program that suits the local context (communities, health facilities, camps, and Schools), and would be widely accepted by beneficiaries.
  • Ensure all the infection prevention and control (IPC) activities, including supervision, training, and non-clinical teams.
  • Work closely with the Human Resources team for hiring and building the capacity of the national WASH team.
  • Ensure and advocate/lobby that the WASH program design considers Health, gender, protection, operation, maintenance, and sustainability.
  • Contribute to ensuring that the response is funded through external donors and support the implementation of all aspects of WASH interventions.
  • Ensure Sphere standards (both qualitative and quantitative) are considered through the program cycle and are well documented.
  • Ensure gender and protection are considered throughout the project cycle, with women enabling decision-making around WASH challenges.
  • Ensure WASH program implementation is linked to Health, Nutrition, gender, child protection, and MHPSS.
  • Implement the appropriate supervisory, monitoring, and evaluation systems for WASH interventions.

Information and Coordination:

  • Provide regular WASH updates on progress, priorities, and challenges – verbally and in writing as required.
  • Represent International Medical Corps in governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the supervisor.
  • Represent International Medical Corps in WASH and relevant Cluster activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Job Requirements

  • Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree in Water and Sanitation Engineering, Civil Engineering, or relevant Technical WASH specialization.
  • At least three years of work experience designing and implementing water and sanitation systems in IDPs, refugee and migrant contexts, maintaining sanitation systems, and implementing hygiene promotion programs, including two years in a humanitarian setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Field experience managing national water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in complex humanitarian settings, including emergency responses.
  • Experience in a national emergency and early recovery phases, including assessments and delivery of adequate water supply and hygiene promotion interventions in humanitarian and development contexts.
  • The ability to effectively analyze complex problems and suggest a solution that would have a positive impact.
  • Ability and understanding of the WASH sector and its hardware and software components.
  • Ability to effectively present information (both written and verbal) and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers, field counterparts, and senior government officials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of linking WASH activities with other humanitarian sectors.
  • Ability to understand gender-related challenges within the beneficiary groups.
  • The ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret, technical and non-technical, in the English language is required.

Application Closing Date
29th January, 2024.

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