Emergency Preparedness And Response (EP&R) WASH Program Manager

Solidarites International
  • Location
    Juba, South Sudan
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 23

Position description

The EPR PM is under direct responsibility of the Program Coordinator.

General objectives:

Manage the EPR team to plan and implement rapid emergency assessments and intervention.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Strong coordination with other departments required, especially HR/Finance and Logistics.
  • Responsible for Coordination with local authorities in absence of Field Coordinator position, in consultation with Coordination.
  • Writing of rapid assessment reports and response TORs within a short time frame following emergency assessments.
  • Improve EPR organization and mechanisms to reach the minimum deployment and response times expected in EPR/RRM mechanisms
  • Develop SI EPR team as an EPR actor in FSL and SNFI
  • Activities typically more basic but require rapid development and preparation to meet minimum response times. Key activities may include rehabilitation of boreholes, set up of SWAT systems, distributions, emergency hygiene promotion, and sometimes emergency latrines construction/repair. In case of disease outbreak or malnutrition crises, a WASH in Health component including water supply, sanitation, and Infection Prevention and Control may be included.

Priorities for the first 2 months:

  • Recruit WASH PM Assistant and Multisector Officer
  • Plan with INTERSOS the exact method of coordination and joint assessment/intervention and provide training to both teams on this.
  • Prepare team and equipment for rapid assessment and mobilization
  • Liaise with WASH Cluster on SI’s renewed EPR capacity

The main challenges:

Due to the nature of EPR work, the team can be deployed to insecure areas, or involve travel through insecure areas to reach targeted areas. A rapid security assessment is undertaken before every deployment, and the EPR PM is required to update the security assessment once on the field.



Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, water resources, emergency/crisis management or equivalent experience in WASH related project management or a relevant field.


  • At least 2 years in humanitarian environments.
  • 3 years of experience as Program Manager.
  • Experience in protracted crisis context (being able to switch between short/medium/long term solutions)
  • Previous experience in insecure and access-hindered environment required.
  • Experience in working in South Sudan is a strong asset


  • Good knowledge in MS Office package: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power point, Microsoft Outlook.
  • Good and proven writing and spoken English are required
  • Arabic and/or French speaking is an asset


  • Significant knowledge and experience of project cycle management
  • Knowledge of the WASH sector with good technical knowledge
  • Experience in NFI’s/WaSH distribution
  • Knowledge on estimation and design of basic WaSH infrastructures (emergency pit latrines, SWAT, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to multi-task and support and/or fill multiple positions at one time
  • Experience of external coordination with Cluster, other NGOs, local authorities, etc.
  • Strong resilience and resistance to stress, difficult living and working conditions
  • Commitment to the job and the organization
  • Knowledge of WASH in health and public health an advantage
  • Experience of emergency FSL and Shelter-NFI sectors an advantage
  • Knowledge of SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL’s field of expertise and specific tools would be a strong asset
  • Ability to lead the process of program development
  • Capacity to provide clear and well documented strategies
  • Capacity in managing a multi-technical and multi-ethnic team.
  • Capacity-building and training abilities and experience
  • Good analytical skills and proactive, solution oriented approach to work
  • Flexibility and adaptability to quick context/strategy changes

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