Save The Children Emergency WASH Project Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Save The Children Emergency WASH Project Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199347

Category: Water and Sanitation Location: Nekemet
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the scale of the organization

Job Description


Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way.

In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity.

We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.

Job Title

Emergency WASH Project Manager



Place of Work



WASH in emergency response to conflict affected IDPs .

Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

1( one )

Reports to

Field Office Manager

Length of Contract

6 months with possibility of extension

Role Purpose:

The WASH project manager provides technical and managerial direction and oversight to the WASH component of the program.

This includes leading successful implementation according to approved donor and government agreements, guarantee that human, material and financial resources of the project are well managed in line with Save the Children and donor financial grant management and other approved guidelines, in close collaboration with line manager and other team’s members.

He/she aligns the projects annual work plan with government priorities, coordinating and conducting joint field monitoring and review meetings with the government and partners. He/she will ensure close coordination with other donor funded WASH projects and the delivery of joint work plans with partners.

He/she is expected to play key role in integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

He/she is responsible to build capacities of project team. He/she is responsible for routine reporting on WASH activities, and writing technical briefs and reports as needed.

He/she is also responsible in attending cluster meeting at zonal level and submit information to relevant sectors, monitor implementation, ensuring quality and timely submission of monthly, quarterly and final reports.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure that standards of technical quality for our engineering interventions are in line with good national practice and are appropriate to the operating context

  • Ensure that any design elements of the intervention are appropriate to requirements and meet good practice standards.

  • Ensure that, in all WASH/engineering interventions, robust contracts consistent with good practice are developed and adhered to in a manner consistent with organisational standards and processes.

  • Provide technical support to field staff for their community mobilisation work related to construction, the management of infrastructure and the promotion of hygiene and sanitation.

  • Explore and promote innovative approaches to address engineering needs of our programme response

  • Ensure the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) components of the project are implemented according to donor requirement,
    government agreements and SC policies.

  • Prepare quarterly and monthly action plans of project’s activities related to WASH, including checklist for assessments, monitoring, review and evaluation of project’s activities.

  • Lead the realization of baseline assessment on community needs, existing WASH related initiatives (water supply, sanitation and hygiene), existing infrastructures and capacities in WASH, and identify the project intervention’s sites in coordination with local partners.

  • Develop and regularly update detailed work plans to guide the project’s implementation and ensure monitoring of project’s progress, towards the achievement of project’s indicators and objectives.

  • Coordinate and attend sector related meetings at Woredas level, at Zone level and at Regional level as required.

  • Work in close cooperation with Regional, Zone, and Woreda Water, Health and other Offices in relation to the WASH activities at project level

  • Liaise with other actors for appropriate coordination in WASH sector in close consultation with Field office Operation Manager

  • Compile weekly, monthly and periodical progress reports both for internal and external use.

  • Oversee Monitoring and Evaluation activities in all WASH components.

  • Work with government partners and team to identify locations and types of activities.

  • Ensure goods and resources are properly used, in accordance with funding documentation.

  • Directly lead, manage and motivate WASH staff to ensure proper work plans and objectives, and receive monthly supervisions and reviews.

  • Work with relevant government offices, other project team members and Save the Children WASH staff in Addis to identify technical support needs, and ensure this support is provided.

  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

  • Actively participate in WASH focused assessments

  • Perform any other activities based on line manager’s assignment

    Job Requirements


  • Minimum of degree in a relevant field of study (e.g. water supply, hydraulic, water resources engineering or other related field of study).

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in the WASH sector, in areas related to successful Activity implementation such as provision of technical expertise for WASH, demand creation,

  • Demonstrated experience building local government capacity to install, rehabilitate, and maintain water systems, highly desirable.

  • Prior experience with acute emergency responses.

  • Prior experience managing or supporting WASH implementation

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in diversified cultures and ability in working stress environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • INGO experiences is preferred.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through on or before February 27, 2019.

    a. A CV (not more than 3 pages)

    b. A cover letter (not more than one page)

    c. A one page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this

    Please Do Not Submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

    Please Make Sure You State the Code of the Vacancy on the Subject of Your Email.

    We need to keep children safe and as such, our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts.

    All successful applicants will, therefore, be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

    In the selection of its staff, Save the Children is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

    Note: All travel costs should be covered by the applicant if invited for written exam or interview

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