WASH Sector Manager at Action Against Hunger Nigeria

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WASH Sector Manager

Location: Yobe (Potiskum)
Job type: Full-time
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Project Manager

Tasks and Responsibilities
Objective 1 – Ensure technical implementation of integrated AAH-USA WASH programs in Yobe State:

  • Ensure appropriate design, construction and implementation of WASH hardware according to technical standards, as well as proper maintenance and use of WASH equipment.
  • Implements, in the framework of projects, the mission’s WASH strategy taking into account the key internal and external documents: AAH charter, 2015 strategic framework, policies  (WASH and other AAH sectors), positioning papers (WASH and transversal), national strategies and other specific legal framework enforced by the body/department in charge of WASH issues.
  • Develop and ensure the use of appropriate techniques and materials for hygiene promotion and training.
  • Ensure contractual activities are completed on time, within budget and with acceptable quality.
  • Identify and monitor risks, constraints or escalating issues relating to the management of the WASH program, and inform the SPM accordingly.
  • Ensure post-implementation monitoring of AAH WASH structures.
  • Support the project manager in developing a Project implementation plan including procurement and distribution schedules of project inputs in line with project logistics/supply chain capacity.
  • Responsible for the implementation in the working sites of the safety measures/rules for both AAH teams (including daily hired) and the populations/public.

Objective 2 – To develop AAH understanding of WASH issues in Northern Nigeria:

  • Ensure that all data and information is updated, well organized and easily accessible; and that lessons learnt and best practice are capitalized.
  • Analyze and report on the evolving humanitarian needs and provide clear recommendations for interventions.
  • Carry out needs assessments.
  • Participate in the definition of the WASH strategy for AAH as well as identification and design of potential new intervention areas.

Objective 3 – To supervise WASH program staff at field bases:

  • Supervision of the WASH program staff; induction, follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation.
  • Take part actively in the recruitment and the training of WASH staff, in cooperation with the HR department.
  • Supervision of WASH technical staff carrying out activities in the project.
  • Overseeing the work of WASH program staff in order to ensure good compliance of activities within the objectives of the mission and of proposals – this includes regular visits to the field sites in order to evaluate achievements; to discuss the constraints encountered, the possible solutions and to make recommendations for current and future programs.
  •  Identify (and where possible, provide) learning and training opportunities for WASH staff, and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.
  • Establish performance management of staffs under your supervision through effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measurable objectives, on-going feedback, periodic reviews, and fair and unbiased evaluations.

Objective 4 – To actively participate in external coordination within the WASH sector at the state level as well as national level as required:

  • Participate in WASH Coordination meeting held at LGA and state levels.
  • Develop WASH contacts with other NGOs, agencies and technical bodies.
  • Assess the feasibility of AAH technical support and guidance to partner agencies and relevant governmental bodies, specifically the RUWASA.
  • Support capacity building of AAH WASH partners in the area of intervention.
  • Participate in emergency WASH interventions in Nigeria as required.
  • Support WASH coordination efforts outside of Yobe as required.

Objective 5 – Support the project manager in developing proper Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting of projects:

  • Reporting on attended meetings or training to share with program managers, coordination team as necessary.
  • Participate and support the project manager actively in developing M&E and indicator tracking plans for all grants, developing additional M&E tools as necessary to monitor project progress, with support of the M&E team.
  • Contribute to appropriate, timely, and accurate data collection against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting.
  • Contribute to project monitoring/learning feeds into alterations into the project design.
  • Work with the M&E team to identify and incorporate project suitable accountability mechanisms.
  • Monitor program progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets, making adjustments to project design as necessary.
  • Support the project manager to establish appropriate checks and controls to ensure the quality of WASH construction works.
  • Prepare timely and high-quality project reports on project activities in compliance with internal AAH requirements.

Objective 6 – Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and to AAH communication:

  • Ensure the compilation on a soft drive of all essential documents related to his/her project (s) and transmits them to the WASH PM and WASH Coordinator who will ensure that technically validated documents are further disseminated.
  • Contribute to the definition and implementation of capitalization/technical research topics.
  • Contribute to the setup of the AAH WASH database in the base.
  • Write and submit a handover report when his/ her employment is overusing the AAH format.

Position Requirements

  • Engineering, Technology or Public Health Degree (Bachelor level or equivalent/higher) in a field related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Civil/Building/Geology/Public health).
  • Additional training courses specific to WASH in development contexts (and/or Program Management professional certifications, strongly preferred.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant working experience, in WASH management/supervisory capacity.
  • Strong computer literacy, organizational and planning skills, report writing, budget oversight.
  • Commitment to upholding AAH’s values, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Experience in the INGO / NGO and humanitarian context.
  •  Experience managing a team of staff.

Minimum Basic Salary
N308,589 Naira per month

Application Closing Date
Friday, 7th August, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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