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Role and Responsibilities
To manage the Medair Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) programme in D.R. Congo and to ensure proposal objectives are met within the appropriate timescales and that the services delivered are within the overall budget and meet Medair quality standards. To manage the WASH staff and anticipate, plan, and lead in the development of new WASH project proposals.
Medair currently operates in three sectors in D.R. Congo: in health, supporting of IDPs in Irumu and Bas & Haut Uélé; in WASH, improving water, sanitation and hygiene in health centres and households; in infrastructure, by rehabilitation of bridges and crossings to improve humanitarian access.
Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff is 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.
Dungu, Province Orientale, DR Congo
1st of January 2013
Initial Contract Details
12 months, 100%
Key Activity Areas
Regularly visit the work in the field to ensure quality standards are met consistently.
Write interim and final reports for the project.
Motivate and train the WASH staff.
Manage the Beneficiary Outputs and other appropriate sections of the project budget.
Oversee technical design and execution of the WASH project activities.
Ensure the work meets quality standards and budget, logframe and timing requirements.
Ensure the quality of the construction of all water and sanitation infrastructure, ensuring good maintenance and sustainable processes are put in place.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with the WASH cluster leads, other NGOs conducting WASH projects, and other agencies working in the areas of project implementation.
Planning and Reporting
Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives.
Lead needs assessments for new WASH projects.
Ensure in collaboration with the logistics department that items are procured in time, at optimal cost and to the required quality standard.
Ensure careful use, regular servicing and appropriate replacement of all WASH equipment.
Security and Safety Management
To ensure that all that is possible is done to ensure the safety of staff, beneficiaries and contractors involved in Medair WASH activities.
University degree in Water Technology, Hydrology or Civil Engineering
Experience / Competencies
2 years engineer professional experience post qualification
Preferably at least 1 year in developing country with experience in Hygiene and Health Promotion (HHP) and Sanitation in emergency settings
Technical skills in emergency WASH interventions
Experience in training and mentoring staff
Experience in financial management
Strong working knowledge of French (spoken and written), Fluent French (written and spoken) desirable
Ability to stay motivated when results are not immediately forthcoming
Able to communicate in a constructive way even through tensions
The ability to involve communities in a participatory manner
Reliable, organised, good communicator
Medair standard working requirements for the field
Experienced professionals in a relevant field
Commitment to Medair values (faith, hope, accountability, integrity, dignity, compassion)
Overseas intercultural experience
Strong English communication skills (spoken and written)
Working knowledge of French (spoken and written) for French-speaking roles
Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
Competent with Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts
Able to live and work with 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
Full 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)
Annual leave and additional benefits for those who commit to longer contracts: up to four weeks additional paid leave every 12 months, and re-entry allowance
Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing
Dungu is a rural town that experienced LRA attacks in 2008/9. Our base is south of the river in a secure location. Security in the town is generally good. Although social activities are limited there are several international NGOs with expat staff and a good social life is possible. Living conditions are basic.
Follow this link: www.medair.org/work-with-us to read about the Medair values, programmes and culture, the “Medair ROC” and how to apply, and then follow links to Apply for a Medair ROC, or for a Field vacancy.
We request that you complete all applications on-line at www.medair.org. Only English-language applications and CV’s will be reviewed. We will not review email applications. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled. We review every online application. Applicants will be contacted only if they are selected as a potential candidate.
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