MEDAIR Job Vacancy: WASH and Shelter Project Manager - Amman, Jordan

Role and Responsibilities

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH and Shelter project(s). 

Assess WASH and Shelter needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and effectively manage and report on projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction; meet quality standards in WASH and Shelter delivery; encourage beneficiary participation; liaise with other stakeholders; manage and train WASH and Shelter staff.
Project Overview
Assist Medair programming to conflict-affected populations in the Middle East Region. Programmes supported to be in line with Medair’s core sectors of WASH and Shelter.

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the worlds most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. Workplace Middle East Region, Based in Amman, Jordan Starting Date As soon as possible Initial Contract Details Full time, minimum contract of 12 months Key Activity Areas WASH and Shelter

Project Management
  • Manage the assigned WASH and Shelter project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame.
  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned WASH and Shelter project(s), working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local authorities (where applicable) and local WASH and Shelter staff.
  • Develop and implement an appropriate and effective WASH and Shelter strategies in consultation with other WASH and Shelter staff and field managers and HQ Senior WASH and Reconstruction advisors.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise WASH and Shelter activities, overseeing the technical design, execution and evaluation of progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data.
  •  Input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.
  • Contribute to development of new proposals and relevant strategic/planning documents for WASH and Shelter, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the Medair country strategy. Staff Management
  •  Manage the WASH Engineer and Shelter Manager(s) of each project; day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
  •  Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between partners and project staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of project objectives, progress, current work plans and to provide the opportunity for feedback.
  • Partner Technical Oversight
  • Contribute to establishing and maintaining partner relationships, especially in regards to technical oversight and overseeing monthly technical reporting.
  • Contribute to capacity building of relevant partners
  • WASH and Shelter staff, ensuring Medair standards are met especially in regards to finance, HR, and logistics processes.
  • Hold regular team meetings with partners
  •  WASH and Shelter staff to ensure all objectives are on track. Financial Management
  • Manage the WASH and Shelter budgets for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance. Communication and Coordination
  •  Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned WASH and Shelter team, partners, Medair in-country and HQ WASH and Reconstruction managers and advisers and other relevant stakeholders.
  •  Participate in WASH and Shelter coordination meetings and working groups or meetings as required.
Support the logistics activities of WASH and Shelter staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of supplies and equipment for the assigned WASH and Shelter activities.

Quality Management
  • Ensure WASH and Shelter projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards.
  • Effectively use mobile information technologies for monitoring quality and gathering data for learning.
  •  Higher level qualification in a technical field, preferably in construction, water and sanitation Languages
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
Experience / Competencies
  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field
  • At least 1-2 years management experience in a WASH and Shelter context in a developing country or humanitarian setting
  • Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building
  • Good understanding of humanitarian work desirable 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 Working Conditions
  • Based in Amman, Jordan where working and living conditions are generally good.
Application Process
Follow this link: HERE, check if you are an Experienced or New Relief Worker and that you fit our standard working criteria, then: a) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or b) apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs). Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

Deadline: 15 Jan 2016