Role and Responsibilities
Improving access to remote locations as well as access to safe water and sanitation for the target population, effectively managing the assigned WASH and infrastructure project(s) in line with the objectives, budget and timeframe laid down in the proposal(s). Enhancing beneficiary participation; Managing and training local staff; Implementing control and quality procedures in cooperation with the Project Quality Manager (PQM); Assessing, planning and initiating new infrastructure and WASH projects / proposals.
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The project is a WASH and infrastructure project to be implemented in North Kivu.
Medair brings life-saving relief and recovery in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.
Based in Walikale (North Kivu), D.R. Congo. Take a look at Medair’s work in D.R. Congo.
Starting Date: April 2014
Initial Contract Details
Full time, minimum 12 months
Key Activity Areas
- Be responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and support of the assigned infrastructure and/or WASH project(s) in line with the activity plan and time frame of the relevant project proposal(s) and any applicable national and international guidelines and standards as well as providing support to the Wash & Infrastructure Advisor (WIA) in developing new standards.
- Manage the quality construction of all infrastructure structures, ensuring good maintenance and sustainable processes are put in place especially helping to involve more the local communities drawing on similar experience in WASH projects, namely helping to improve the current committees setup.
- Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments are conducted both against project objectives and to ensure the quality of the programme, with reports being made to the relevant field managers. This will be done through frequent visits to field locations and involve a lot of travelling.
- Work towards the continual improvement of the processes and the technical implementation of the infrastructure WASH programme. In particular help implementing a better framework and give feedback on how to both have better ensure quality of the work being done while keeping paperwork to reasonable amount.
- Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability (BA) in all aspects of the project. Help integrate beneficiary participation into the existing project(s) framework: comities, random selection of casual labourer for interview and help develop new ways in integrating BA into infrastructure project(s).
- Manage and oversee the assigned team including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
- Coordinate and oversee petty cash requirements of the assigned team(s), ensuring all required paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner.
- Manage the correct and timely ordering (within budgetary constraints) of all necessary Infrastructure and WASH supplies and equipment for the assigned activities, ensuring minimum stocks are maintained and items are stored and distributed correctly and timely.
- Ensure the careful use, regular servicing and appropriate replacement of all equipment, within budgetary constraints, for the assigned project(s).
- Oversee field depots and help develop project(s) specific handling of field depot in order to comply with Medair standards and better track movement of goods in the field.
- Higher level qualification in a technical field, preferably in water and sanitation
- BSc / MSc in Water / Environmental Engineering or Management or Civil Engineering or Hydrology / Geology desirable
- Strong working knowledge of French (spoken and written)
- Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
Experience / Competencies
- 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field
- Management experience in a WASH context desirable
- Experience working in a WASH programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context desirable
- Technical WASH skills within a humanitarian setting
- Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP
- Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, beneficiaries, other agencies and local authorities
- Ability and willingness to manage project implementation
- Team-player with good inter-personal skills
- Good communicator, able to pass on information efficiently
- Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building
- Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels
- Able to work effectively in a wide variety of situations
Medair Standard Working Requirements for the Field
- Experienced professionals in a relevant field; Overseas intercultural experience
- Committed Christians; commitment to the Medair values
- Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written
- Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes
- Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
- Successful completion of Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)
- Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, external contacts
- Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions
- Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit
- A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder
- Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
- Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments
- Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
- Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
- Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food allowance)
- Annual leave; Death and disability allowance
- Contribution matching programme for retirement savings (for experienced relief workers)
- Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
- Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing
- Security in North Kivu can be extremely volatile.
- The job may require frequent travel under difficult circumstances to field locations with very basic living conditions.
Please fill out your application for this position via the apply buttons on the Medair website. Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications.
Only English-language applications and CVs will be reviewed.
Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.
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