WASH Sector Manager (Internal)
Action Against Hunger
Damasak, Borno, Nigeria
11h ago

Company Overview

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

Position Details

Title : WASH Sector Manager

Location : Damasak, Borno

Start date : As Soon as Possible

Direct Line Manager : Project Manager

Minimum Basic Salary : N308,589 per month

Objective 1

Ensure technical implementation of integrated Action Against Hunger WASH programs

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure appropriate design, construction and implementation of WASH hardware according to technical standards, as well as proper maintenance and use of WASH equipment.
  • Design, estimate provide B&Q of the water and sanitation activities to be undertaken in coordination with the officers, report immediately any changes required in design and cost beyond the scope of the approved budget
  • Implements, in the framework of projects, the mission's WASH strategy taking into account the key internal and external documents : Action Against Hunger charter, 2015 strategic framework, policies (WASH and other Action Against Hunger 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 and lead the planning of NFI kits distribution alongside PHP officers and assistants.
  • 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 program, and inform the hierarchy accordingly.
  • Ensure post-implementation monitoring of Action Against Hunger WASH structures.
  • Plan and manage emergency responses, and prioritize activities according to humanitarian needs.
  • To lead and carry out assessments and surveys for water, sanitation, solid waste disposal, drainage situation in the planned camps / host communities.
  • This includes preparing ToR, assembling a team and arranging tools, checklist, etc as necessary.

  • Impact and influence within the team and AAH allocated camps / host communities, but also monitor trends in returnee settlements and foster strong external relations with other agencies responding in target areas
  • Objective 2

    To develop Action Against Hunger understanding of WASH issues in Northern Nigeria.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all data and information are updated, well organized and easily accessible; and that lessons learned 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 Action Against Hunger as well as the identification and design of potential new intervention areas.
  • To undertake innovation works relevant to the program and report on the development and progress (especially on the type of material / design on water, sanitation, and handwashing facilities).
  • Objective 3

    To supervise WASH program staff at field bases.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supervision of the WASH program staff : induction, follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation
  • Supervision of WASH technical staff carrying out activities in Yobe
  • Recruitment and training of WASH staff as needs arise.
  • 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.

  • Evaluation of WASH program staff as per the defined schedule.
  • Capacity building of WASH staff and mentoring of WASH program officers
  • Objective 4

    To actively participate in external coordination within the WASH sector at the county and state level, as well as national level as required

    Task and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the WASH Coordination meeting held at LGA and state levels.
  • Develop WASH contacts with other NGOs, agencies and technical bodies.
  • Assess the feasibility of Action Against Hunger technical support and guidance to partner agencies and relevant governmental bodies, specifically the RUWASA.
  • Support capacity building of Action Against Hunger WASH partners in the area of intervention.
  • Participate in emergency WASH interventions in Nigeria as required.
  • Support WASH coordination efforts outside of Borno as required.
  • Objective 5

    To coordinate within the Action Against Hunger team.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate and communicate with Technical and Support Coordinators, Program Managers, CD, and any other Action Against Hunger resource people in order to ensure the coherence of activities and reports in terms of Action Against Hunger WASH strategy.
  • Informing / updating the Project Manager and Field Coordinator on WASH program implementation and any issues on a regular basis.
  • Participation in weekly base team meetings and any other general team or strategy meetings.
  • Follow up of WASH program budgets in liaison with the Admin coordinator and program managers, to ensure budget expenditure is in line with program objectives and timeline.
  • Follow up of logistics requirements for WASH programs in liaison with the Head of Base.
  • Participation in the overall mission and program strategy, narrative and financial project proposals and reporting, in collaboration with Log / Admin / CD and other program coordinators as necessary.
  • Objective 6

    To ensure proper reporting of the programs.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Reporting on attended meetings or training to share with program managers, coordination team as necessary.
  • Track the progress of activities, ensure the collecting of program indicators.
  • Monthly Action Against Hunger WASH report to be sent to Area Co (line manager) and copied to CD, TechCo and NY Technical Advisor - which includes an overview of the WASH situation, external coordination update, achievements for the past month and objectives for the following month.
  • Preparing inputs for the mission weekly and monthly sitrep.
  • Writing of contractual donor reports.
  • Prepare handover report as necessary for replacement.


  • Engineering, Geology or Public Health Degree (Bachelor level or equivalent / higher) in a field related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Preferably Civil / Environmental Engineering).
  • Additional training courses specific to WASH in development contexts (such as Bioforce Institute graduates), and / or Program Management professional certifications, strongly preferred.
  • Essential

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience, in WASH management / supervisory capacity.
  • Strong computer literacy, organizational and planning skills, report writing, budget oversight.
  • Commitment to upholding Action Against Hunger's values, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Preferred

  • Experience in the INGO / NGO and humanitarian context.
  • Experience managing a team of staff.
  • The deadline for this position is Thursday, April 2, 2020.

    Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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