WASH Program manager (Kabul, Afghanistan) 28 views

Job Description



The program manager is in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals. He/she is in charge of supervising the operational teams allocated to his/her program. He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented program and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance. JOB

List of main tasks:

Project relevance, quality and design

  • Contribute to establishing assessments Contribute to define Solidarités International’s local strategy and contribute to the annual programming by proposing new activities Organize and facilitate evaluation missions Propose a technical approach and a financial, human and logistical scope for the programs to be implemented Write the technical annexes and chapters (including the logical framework) for the proposals Implement activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, Solidarités International’s technical requirements and the financial donors’ criteria
  • Evaluate the relevance of the activities carried out, as well as the effectiveness of the interventions and their appropriateness with respect to contextual developments and the populations’ needs Propose adjustments to the programs, if necessary Ensure that the programs under his/her supervision achieve the required results Ensure that program objectives meet sustainability requirements and, if required, compliance with established norms and standards Participate in building the WASH teams’ abilities with respect to techniques or new methodologies

Implementation and operational monitoring

Plan activities and activity cycles for WASH (hiring, purchasing, etc.) in the light of established objectives

  • Used the project management, monitoring and evaluation tools for WASH, particularly the planning and monitoring timeline Propose and implement quality criteria and monitoring indicators for WASH program Support and advise to the base’s logistical department for the purchase of specific materials for WASH activities Plan and supervise the WASH program implementation he/she is in charge of, being sure to meet deadlines and adhere to predefined technical specifications Supervise and provide support for the WASH managers; monitor and evaluate the implemented WASH activities
  • Anticipate any issues linked to carrying out the WASH activities and help to resolve any problems related to the  WASH activities Suggest any adjustments to be made to the WASH activity depending on contextual and indicator developments Working with the administrative department, contribute to developing budgets relative to his/her program and monitor expenses and budget forecasts Working with given project manager, draw up requirement statuses and cash flow needs.


  • Use the capitalization tools proposed by Solidarités International Participate in the centralization and distribution of procedures, guides and tools linked to the WASH activities Capitalize on intervention methods and techniques and on the experiences acquired by Solidarités and other participants in the WASH activities Write procurement and handover reports before the end of his/her contract and send it to the appropriate persons on the mission and at headquarters

Personnel management   

  • Participate in validating the hiring of national technical staff for activities Define the prerequisites for opened WASH positions together with the administrative department; adapt existing job descriptions if required Greet and brief the expatriates working on the program Identify and pass on any training needs for WASH teams Set up technical training depending on WASH operational needs and  identified training requirements Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility Lead work groups and thematic meetings Evaluate and assess the performance of colleagues under his/her direct supervision Ensure adherence to security regulations by personnel under his/her supervision

Reporting / communication / representation

  • Pass upward to the relevant persons any information on the security situation or on any event that could impact Solidarités activities and the safety of the teams Draft activity reports and any annexes relating to specific activities for the financial donor reports and/or amendments Ensure that all reports are delivered on time and in the correct format Maintain a local operational communications network and good relations with local and government authorities, financial donor representatives, UN agencies and other international agencies In his/her assignment area, represent Solidarités International’s at meetings or forums concerning the WASH activities Represent the organization when asked and/or delegated to do so Reply to headquarter information requests regarding specific needs
  • In collaboration with the WASH /program coordinator, prepare the administrative documents (MOU, handover, etc.) to be jointly signed with government authorities, communities or partners

ORG CHART POSITION (reporting and functional relationships) Line manager:  Field coordinator/Base Manager Line report(s) on base: Direct assistants, Project Manager Functional manager: WASH /program coordinator Functional report(s):  – 


SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 38 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs – water, food and shelter. Currently present in 20 countries since 2010, SI carries out emergency / post-emergency programs in 4 sectors in worldwide.

Job Requirements

  • Education: License or master degree in relevant sectors (including WASH technical background) – Engineer profile appreciated


  • Minimum 2 years of experience as WASH Program Manager Previous experience in carrying out assessments Experience in team management. Experience in delivering training and capacity building of staff. Experience in coordinating via cluster

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Mastering of project cycle management, and project reporting. Ability to write high quality report Knowledge in proposal development would be appreciated Knowledge of SI rules and procedures would be an asset Technical knowledge on WASH Knowledge of Sphere standards

Languages: Excellent English. Knowing both Dari and Pashto would be an asset Other desirable qualities:  leadership and management / coordination with partners / planning and prioritization / flexibility / capacity to work under stress / solution making oriented / Team player / Transparency

Vacancy Number

AFG -KBL – 30

No. Of Jobs






Years of Experience

Minimum 2 years of experience as WASH Program Manager


9 months (upon submitted donor funding opportunities)


According to SI salary Scale

Submission Guideline

Interested and qualified national candidates can submit their application including CV and Cover letter to the following email address recruitment@solidarites-afghanistan.org by stating the position title WASH Program Manager and vacancy number AFG-KBL-30 on the subject line of the email; otherwise it will not be considered. The closing date for accepting application is 3rd April 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for written test. DO NOT ATTACH OTHER DOCUMENTS LIKE WORK CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA and other documents in this stage.
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