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Samaritan's Purse

Program Manager, WASH, South Sudan (578)

Samaritan's Purse
Akuem, Norhtern Bahr El Ghazal, Sudan


Date Posted: 05/24/2011
Categories: Missions/Int. - Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Northern Bahr el Ghazal , South Sudan - The Program Manager, WASH is responsible to manage and coordinate all water, sanitation, and hygiene activities in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of Sudan. This includes supervising the current integrated water, sanitation, and hygiene program, as well as developing new programming opportunities. The Program Manager, WASH may also be called upon to provide broader technical assistance in water and sanitation for Samaritan’s Purse in other parts of Sudan.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• To manage and oversee the work of the national WatSan technicians, hygiene coordinator, trainers, and other WASH staff
• To assist with project planning and development
• To assist with planning of project budgets and ensure appropriate expenditure of budgets in respect with donor requirements
• To supervise and monitor the implementation of the water and sanitation project
• To ensure that all project reporting is completed in a timely and accurate manner
• To liaise with all internal and external counterparts of the project
• To actively pursue contracts with local government officials and with NGO and UN representatives as needed
• To ensure the WASH sector representation of SP South Sudan through various coordination meetings and contacts with various partners

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university in a relevant field such as Civil or Environmental Engineering, Public Health, Hydrology, Geology, or International Development
• 1-2 years overseas experience in managing and implementing programs
• Proven ability to coordinate and manage staff, finances and project activities
• Strong organizational and supervisory skills. Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office
• Be a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit
• Highly motivated; with a desire to work with local communities
• Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people
• Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure
• Ability to speak Arabic and/or Dinka, preferred

Length of contract: 12 months
Open until filled
Target date to the field: July 2011