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WASH Activity Manager at Solidarities International


Solidarities International is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 40 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs – water, food and shelter. SI is present in North-East Nigeria since 2016 and is currently operating in 4 bases across Borno State (Maiduguri, Monguno, Ngala, and Dikwa) with outreach capacities across all BAY States through its emergency component. Currently, SI carries out emergency / post – emergency programs in FSL & WASH sector in North-West Nigeria where limited actors are currently present.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WASH Activity Manager

Location: Monguno, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Contract Duration: Projected contract duration is 4 Months – with possible extension

Objective / Aim

  • The WASH activity manager is in charge of carrying out and accomplishing the objectives as defined in the operation proposals.
  • He/she is responsible for the supervision of the operational teams assigned the WASH activity.
  • He/she must ensure that the WASH activity are well executed and deliver quality results, where appropriate, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure relevance.

Main Responsibilities
Diagnostics and Project Conception:

  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of diagnostics
  • Participate in the design and the financial dimension of the human and logistical programs to implement
  • Prepare the appendixes and technical chapters (of logical framework) of operation proposals
  • Implement the activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, SOLIDARITES International’s technical requirements and the donors’ criteria
  • Participate in the development of the WASH team’s capacity in regard to techniques or new methodologies

Implementation and Operational Follow-up:

  • Plan the WASH activity(ies) with the support department (Administration, logistics) according to the set objectives
  • Assess the relevance of activities, the effectiveness of interventions, and their appropriateness in light of changing circumstances and the needs of populations
  • Propose adjustments to programs if necessary
  • Anticipate difficulties in the carrying out of the WASH activity(ies) and facilitate problem solving
  • Suggest new …activity… activity directions in accordance with context and indicators
  • In cooperation with the administrative department, help draw up budgets for his/her activity(ies), budget follow up and proposal budgets for the program parts
  • Prepare Internal Order Forms (IOF) and follow orders using the logistics service
  • Report the state of decentralized inventory to the logistics department (“field” inventory)
  • Make sure the objectives for the activity(ies) under his/her responsibility are achieved
  • Suggest and implement monitoring indicators for the WASH activity(ies) and context
  • Use the SI management and monitoring tools for the activities, results and context
  • Plan and supervise the implementation of the WASH activity(ies) under his/her responsibility


  • Write the capitalization documents in accordance with SI tools
  • Prepare handover reports before the end of his/her employment contract and forward them to concerned parties in the mission and at headquarters
  • Ensure diffusion of SI technical documentation


  • Recruit the national technical staff for his/her activity(ies)
  • With the administrative department, define the prerequisites for the WASH vacant positions and, if necessary, adapt the referent job profile.
  • Welcome and brief new employees or volunteers working under his responsibility
  • Conduct workshops and regular or ad hoc meetings
  • Evaluate the performance of the members of his/her team(s)
  • Identify team members’ potential for advancement and communicate this information to the program manager/desk HR Referent
  • Make sure his/her team(s) follow the safety rules
  • Implement training activities in accordance with WASH operational requirements and the identified training needs.
  • Serve as intermediary between team leaders
  • Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility

Reporting / Communication / Representation:

  • Share with the appropriate authority any information on the security context and any event which may have consequences on SI activities and team safety
  • Write regular reports concerning the progress of the activity(ies) under his/her responsibility
  • Write reports and annexes concerning his/her activity(ies) for donor reports and/or amendment
  • Ensure compliance with reporting deadlines and guidelines
  • Represent Solidarités International in meetings or forums concerning the WASH activities within his employment location
  • Represent SI on request and/or delegation
  • Respond to the requirements of Headquarters concerning specific needs
  • Write the administrative documents to be signed (MOU, handover…) jointly with governmental authorities, communities or partners
  • Communicate with team leaders concerning the progress and results of their activity(ies)
  • Maintain a local operational communication network and positive relations with the local/governmental authorities, donor representatives, UN and other international agencies in cooperation with the program manager and Program Coordinator


  • HND / B.Eng in Civil Engineering, Water and Sanitation Engineering, Environmental / Water resources Development or in one of the Civil Engineering discipline of water supply and/or Hydrology, Hydrogeology.
  • Experience: 2 years’ relevant experience in Deep borehole drilling and development, Good knowledge of the project cycle, projects implementation and project follow-up.
  • IT: Good knowledge of office / CAD software; Auto CAD, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Interpersonal skills, reliable, honest, accountable, resistance to stress, team player, good prioritization of task; Good understanding of north west humanitarian context;
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Languages: English, Hausa or one of the local dialect is an added advantage.

What We Offer

  • Salary + Transport, Leave & housing allowance + social benefits (medical coverage, 24 days of Annual leaves per year, compassionate leaves, public holidays as announced by government, festive bonus, Life insurance – covering death and permanent disability) etc.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
  • Solidarités International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the application closing date

Application Deadline  18th July, 2022 at 12:00pm.

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