Health & WASH Technical Program Manager Vacancy-Job Ref: JKRWWVI/2011/2020101

World Vision

Health & WASH Technical Program Manager Vacancy-Job Ref: JKRWWVI/2011/2020101

Kigali (Rwanda)


World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programmes in 29 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions are currently reaching more than 1.5 million people.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly-qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the role of WASH and Health Technical Program Manager. This critical position will be based at HeadOffice in Kigali.

Purpose of the position:

The job holder will provide overall leadership in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Health for the National Office, ensuring alignment with Regional and Global Technical Sector strategies, to include advocacy, MEAL and integration with other Technical Programs and functional areas. Provides guidance to field staff for quality technical sector programming implementation. Determines National Office WASH and Health sector capacity gaps and develop capacity building plan with regional assistance. Seeks opportunities for WASH and Health sector implementation research, and communicates learnings from programming. Maps donors, understands their technical expectations, pre-positions the National Office for grants bids and leads the design and development of proposals. Strong and regular external engagement with technical sector stakeholders in the country. Maintains situation awareness of potential emergencies and ensures readiness for sector response.

The major responsibilities include:

Technical Leadership and management: 30%

Provide leadership in the designing and adaptation of the WASH sector under Integrated WASH and Health Technical Program

Advise on implementation of approved WASH and health project models

Accountable to assess and track quality of implementation and alignment to standards, government policies and Technical Program Detailed Implementation Plans.

Provide technical leadership in the design and performance of water supply systems, ensuring alignment with national and global Technical Sector strategies.

Provide technical support to WASH teams in all projects sites, including feasibility studies and evaluations, recommendation of appropriate technologies and works supervision.

Support the country office to develop typical engineering designs, BoQs, cost estimates and specifications for commonly implemented WASH infrastructure, in line with international and country standards

Conduct activities to assess quality in the field, solicit community and stakeholder feedback

In collaboration with the finance unit, ensure planning and budgeting, project funding, expenditures and process are aligned and operating smoothly.

Monitoring, Accountability and Innovation 20%

Work with the MEAL function to ensure quality programming, innovative designs, monitoring, evaluation, reflection, learning and reporting of all projects in the WASH program

Promote research, documentation and scaling up of best practices

Ensure the development of the WASH capacity to focus strategically on initiatives which generate high quality programing leading to measurable and sustainable development

Ensure proper management and stewardship of donor and organizational resources

Ensure that findings and recommendations from various accountability mechanisms such as Peer Review, Operational and Finance Audits, Program evaluations, Program Capability Review, are acted upon in a timely and effective manner

Develop departmental risk register, ensure its implementation to mitigate risks and ensure accountability

Monitor the implementation of WASH and Health audit recommendations

Donor engagement and Resource Mobilization: 15%

Raise local resources for WASH and Health TP

Develop proposals for WASH grants including integration with other sectors

Track accountability to WASH specific grants

Provide support to RAM in responding to appropriate request for applications for bilateral and multilateral sources in coordination with relevant SOs and management of grant funded program

Collaboration and advocacy 15%

Develop and maintain a national level Stakeholder Register, (that include Strategic Government Departments, Development Partners, Private Sector, Faith Based Organizations, Civil Society Organizations)

Networking with national WASH stakeholder

Representing NO at sector-related forums

Attending regional, national and local meetings as appropriate

Staff capacity development and performance management 15%

Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships that support spiritual development of the team.

In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentored and coached for development.

Assess and plan for staff capacities/competencies.

Engage appropriate SMEs for identified training gaps

Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical modules, through trainings, workshops, OJT, technical backstopping etc.

Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensivemanagement of technicalprogram

Safeguarding and Faith & Development integration: 5%

Ensuring alignment to safeguarding of program activities

Support Faith & Development integration

Ensure safeguarding training and orientation for all sector partners including community level

Qualifications: Education, Competencies and Experience

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Required Education, Competencies and Professional Experience

First degree of Engineering in Water, Civil, Agricultural, or soil and water engineering or closely related fields.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience of progressive leadership in WASH and related programs with a thorough understanding of all areas of project management cycles in a complex, international development organization especially in development and Relief Projects. 3 years should have been at a managerial level.

Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation

Experience of working with an international NGO in the sector of WASH and Health

People management skills, with ability to lead, inspire, train, and mentor team members, and to achieve the highest possible results through staff.

Fluency in English (excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication skills).

Excellent computer skills

Preferred Education, Competencies and Professional Experience

Masters’ degree in Public Health, Social Science, Water Resource Management or closely related field

Experience in electromechanical systems (water pumps, motors and generators is essential)

Training or certification in installation of PV systems, integrated water resources management, behaviour change, market-based solutions, and other WASH and Health areas (documented experience alternately accepted)

Licensing with Engineers Board of Rwanda

Work Environment:

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.


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