Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization which provides assistance and promotes durable solutions for refugees and internally displaced people, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights.
Job title: WASH Manager
Start Date: asap
Danish Refugee Council is a humanitarian actor in Tanzania. As part of the Burundian Refugee Response in Tanzania, DRC work in the sectors of camp management, community services, Protection, General Food Distribution, Livelihoods and WASH/small infrastructure in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps.
PURPOSE: The position reports to Area Manager, and technical line supervision, coordination and guidance of WASH team leader, WASH officers and Assistants in different field location in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu and in other area that may be opened up. S/he collaborate with respective other Managers of different sectors to strengthening programming and interventions in the operational areas.
Responsible for leading in the development of DRC’s Country WASH program aimed at early recovery and results related to safeguarding and improving public health of the refugees and host communities by ensuring access to longer term water solutions, excreta disposal and promoting safe hygiene practices.
1. Strategy and Program Planning
i. Lead DRC’s WASH response in country in consultation with the WASH technical teams based in the field.
ii. Prepare comprehensive plans and strategy for DRC’s WASH strategy in line with the broader WASH Country strategy adopted by the WASH working group and ensure that WASH programs are aligned with this strategy.
iii. Lead planning for emergency WASH assistance strategy at the field level including safe hygiene practices, and improvement of sanitation facilities at household and communal levels, and emergency water supply measure including better and efficient management measures.
iv. Develop relationship with a range of Key stakeholders including, UN Agencies, Local Governments and Private Sector.
v. Provide technical assistance and overall coordination to the roll out of the WASH strategy and its constituent projects, including in the development of tools, methodologies, assessments.
vi. Plan and implement longer term water solutions such as broader but accurate planning of water supply including deep boreholes, connecting these to longer term sustainable water supply systems in the refugee settlement such as hybrid or solar pumps and putting in place distribution networks in the settlements.
vii. Liaise and coordinate with the national WASH working group to plan and foster better and sustainable water resources at the settlements.
viii. Take up leadership/managerial role in an emergency response and early recovery, as and when the need arises.
ix. Promote and advocate innovative WASH solutions at national and field level.
x. Lead in WASH programme planning discussions and the formulation of the WASH outcome and output results, related indicators, baselines, targets ensuring alignment with the relevant country WASH strategy.
xi. Support ongoing harmonization between field office operations in WASH activities and approaches;
xii. Stay abreast of developments that have an impact on and influence the WASH environment in the country and provide analysis and recommendations on key issues on a regular basis to management.
xiii. Representation of DRC and active participation in the local WASH Sector and relevant sub‐sectors/working groups.
xiv. Maintain/establish rapport with government authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOs as required.
xv. Ensure coordination and close working environment with other sectors of DRC.
2. Program Implementation, monitoring and reporting
i. Support implementation of DRC’s WASH projects being implemented in the refugee camps and host communities and provide timely advice through QA of work plans, review of technical designs of water systems and sanitation infrastructures developed, BoQs for the technical systems, and regular site visits.
ii. Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes for the achievement of the WASH output results. Ensure effective collaboration with other DRC sectors, where needed.
iii. Support timely implementation of the WASH projects through regular checks against the work plans and assisting in adjustment of program implementation strategies where needed.
iv. Monitor quality of the WASH projects against established quality and quantity indicators, through field visits and constant communication and oversight of the field teams.
v. Collect and collate regular implementation reports from the field, assess program implementation progress and devise corrective measures where needed.
vi. Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme meetings, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews and follow up actions to ensure timely and quality implementation.
vii. Support the MEAL coordinator/officer in preparation of monitoring and evaluation exercises as well as reports.
viii. Undertake field/site visits to monitor the quality of activity implementation and provide technical advice, guidance and oversight to coordinators/managers and field project staff as necessary.
ix. Responsible for the development of concept notes, project plans, budgets and funding proposals.
x. Undertake gap analysis in the areas of WASH and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to the analysis.
xi. Responsible for the efficient and effective program implementation of all WASH projects within the given timeframe, budget and quality standards.
3. Coordination and representation
i. Represent DRC at the camp/national WASH coordination working group, technical working groups and liaise closely with other actors in country, and advocate for common WASH strategies in the sector.
ii. Stay abreast of developments that have an impact on and influence the WASH/Shelter environment in Tanzania and provide analysis and recommendations on key issues on a regular basis;
iii. Maintain high level of coordination with WASH sector leads and co-leads as well as with the Ministry of Water and Environment
iv. Coordinate with other sectors within DRC’s program to ensure coherent and coordinated planning of the interventions
v. Participate in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that DRC position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the planning and agenda setting.
4. Program development and reporting
i. Assist the Grant Manager/HOP in developing concept notes and proposals related to WASH sector in the country
ii. Prepare and review donor reports for the WASH sector in collaboration with the WASH team.
iii. Contribute to the planning, design and evaluation of WASH projects, including proposal and budget drafting, to secure programme funding for identified needs;
iv. Enhance effective programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral, planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting country WASH projects
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
i. Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.
ii. Manage the implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems), ensuring rigorous monitoring and wide sharing of results.
iii. Prepare learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
iv. Support the professional development of WASH staff as relevant, to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.
v. Initiate and contribute to the systematic assessment of WASH sector capacity gap analysis, in collaboration with other stakeholders, and support the design of initiative to strengthen capacities systematically.
To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature technical leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, Programmes, and impact.
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate following of DRC’ core competencies:
• Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through effective solutions
• Collaborating: You lead DRC’s national WASH initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
• Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
• Communicating: You listen to beneficiaries, staff and other stakeholders; and you communicate concisely and persuasively
Moreover, we also expect the following:
• Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, Water, Environmental/Sanitation Engineering or other related field but with WASH experience programming is a required.
• At least eight (8) years’ experience in WASH program management including planning of water systems, including deep borehole systems with NGOs, UN, Government or similar organizations
• 5 years of proven experience in large scale WASH infrastructural project management.
• Proven technical expertise in area of WASH assessment including surveys, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation and coordination is required.
• Ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective in the area of WASH.
• Proven technical expertise in the area of WASH assessment including survey, programme implementation, technical design, monitoring and coordination.
• A good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders
• Fluency in spoken and written English required
• Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings.
• Previous experience working with refugees or IDPs or other vulnerable populations.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
Closing Date: 2020-07-31