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Samaritan's Purse

Program Manager, WASH, Mozambique (880)

Samaritan's Purse
Gaza Province, ., Mozambique

Date Posted: 09/16/2011
Categories: Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Gaza Province, Mozambique - The Program Manager, WASH is responsible to manage and coordinate all water, sanitation, and hygiene activities in the province of Gaza, Mozambique. 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 (SP) in other parts of Mozambique.


• To manage and oversee the work of the national WASH engineers and hygiene coordinators/supervisors
• 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 on a regular basis
• To ensure the water, sanitation and hygiene promotion sector representation of SP Mozambique through various co-ordination group meetings and through contacts with various partners.


• Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in a relevant field such as Hydrology, Geology, or Civil Engineering
• Educational background in Water and Sanitation; ideally combined with health
• 2 years experience in managing and implementing programs
• Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities
• Familiarity with the aid system and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements
• Strong organizational and supervisory skills
• Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office
• 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
• Excellent spoken and written English language skills
• Fluent in Portuguese desirable

12 month contract
Position is open until filled
Target date to field is October 2011