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WASH Manager

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The DRC/DDG Somalia Programme is the largest programmes in East Africa region.

DRC/DDG is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with country-wide programmes implemented through six main sub offices in Somaliland, Puntland, Hirran Region, Gedo Region, Bay Region and Banadir Region.  Because we are there, DRC/DDG is able to respond rapidly and flexibly to recurrent crises and the needs of Somalis who are affected by humanitarian crises

The WASH Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the technical engineering direction of DRC construction projects in Somalia. This will include providing the requisite support to program activities that require engineering support including livelihoods, WASH, shelter and protection projects. The core responsibilities will include technical support with project implementation, review of project implementation, representation at external events such as cluster meetings, networking and liaison, communication, capacity-building and field staff mentorship, monitoring, reporting & evaluation. The WASH Coordinator will review projects both at proposal and implementation stages to ensure engineering quality and control including adequate safeguards against environmental impact. S/he will provide capacity building for DRC local engineers.

Key Responsibilities: 
•    Provide technical engineering support to Somalia program activities related to all construction and WASH project activities.
•    Maintain accepted infrastructural standards such as those outlined in the DRC/DDG Regional Infrastructure Manual and ensure that project staff, partner agencies and recipient communities understand, accept and adhere to these standards.
•    Keep abreast of WASH & Shelter sector developments, for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in WASH programme design, management and implementation and ensure that various technical Templates (including drawings, bill of quantities, bill of materials and reporting formats) are in place and well used
•    Work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss WASH priorities, resources, strategies and methodologies to ensure the most strategic use of the collective resources of external support agencies.
•    Review of the technical specifications, engineering designs and work schedules to ensure consistency with the most appropriate technology and existing ministry /sector standards.
•    Lead in strategic WASH programme planning discussions and the formulation of the WASH outcome and output results, related indicators, baselines, targets and means of verification, ensuring alignment with the DRC Strategic SPD and donor requirements.
•    Prepare WASH and shelter donor proposals, ensuring alignment with the WASH output results in the country strategic program document and donor Guidelines.
•    Review of the bill of quantities and bill of materials of the proposals to ensure the estimated costs are reasonable and comparable to the market rates.
•    Review projects both at proposal and implementation stages to ensure engineering quality control including adequate safeguards against environmental impact.
•    Review and advice on the bidding and tender documents and processes to ensure competitive bidding and conformity with the procurement procedures.
•    Ensure the projects are implemented with the set designs, BOQs and BOMs, and project budget lines are expended within approved limit as stipulated by individual donors’ guideline as far as construction work is concern.
•    Ensure the construction project activities are well coordinated and implemented in an integral manner so as to ensure effective and efficient utilization of physical and human resource during implementation.
•    Regularly review the physical progress reports to ensure accuracy and consistency in reporting.
•    Undertake regular field visits to carry –out technical audits during the implementation of the projects
•    Representing DRC in Shelter and WASH Cluster technical issues with close consultation with the CD/DCD, RIC and relevant Area Managers.
•    Representing DRC in Cluster Review Committees and Cluster workshops and ensure our visibility at country and regional level (when needed).
•    Review and advice on innovative ways of carrying our hygiene promotion and awareness creation in target communities.
•    Coordinate with National Program Manager in requisition, procurement and delivery of project input materials, supplies and labor as far as construction work is concerned.
•    Contribute to the creation and compilation of the annual operation plans and project proposals whenever required.
•    Document, share and strive to solve difficulties that may be encountered in implementation of the construction projects.
•    With support of the RIC, regularly conduct training sessions for field engineers and community facilitators (who will in turn train communities and local authorities) in the use of the various standards and the technical templates including bill of quantities, bill of materials, and technical reporting templates etc.
•    Train field engineer on collecting materials prices and construction unit prices, including data entry and analysis
•    Share regular Report upon completion of every mission with the CD/DCD, RIC and relevant Area Managers.
•    Provide technical guidance on water quality monitoring and modem gadgets that are internationally approved and train DRC staff and government counterparts.
•    Share “Success Stories” in a regular manner.
•    Any other task as may be assigned by direct Supervisor/Senior Management/RIC.

About you 
To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:
•    Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
•    Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
•    Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership
•    Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
•    Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values..

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Essential qualifications: 

•    Strong knowledge of WASH and Shelter activities and implementation projects.
•    A bachelor’s degree in Civil/Architectural Engineering or other relevant post-graduate degree. A post graduate degree will be an added advantage
•    Practical working knowledge on direct implementation of WASH interventions in emergencies.
•    A minimum of 5 years of field experience in emergency and displacement situations and particularly Somalia
•    Practical knowledge of AutoCAD, Archicad, ArcGIS or other GIS programmes is required
•    Willingness and physical ability to perform field missions in rural areas under restricted security conditions
•    Excellent organizational skills, self-motivated, proactive and able to accomplish set deadlines.
•    Very honest and trustworthy person
•    Willing to travel and can work under pressure
•    Good problem solving and social skills and creative, to think of alternative solutions;
•    Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications skills;
•    Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
•    Stable and robust character and a good team-player
•    Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor

•    Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles.
•    Ability to multi-task and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines.
•    Identify priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required.
•    Aptitude and openness to change, with an ability to lead change management


Availability:    15th February 2020

Duty station:    Baidoa – Somalia; this is a non-family and unaccompanied positon.

Reporting:        Head of Programme

Duration:          1 year

Contract:          Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates available at under Vacancies graded as Band M.F level 1. For qualified Somalia staff the terms of employment will be in accordance  with DRC terms for National staff in Somalia

Commitments:     DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (  All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels.  In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.  We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

All applicants must send a cover letter (max 1 page) and an updated CV (max 3 pages) in English. The cover letter should outline your personal motivation for applying and your key qualifications for the position. Apply online on our page Current Vacancies at Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 31st January 2020

Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis as the applications are received.

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