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WaSH Deputy Program Manager



Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that was created in France in 1979. ACF has been active in Afghanistan in the medical, nutrition, food security, water and sanitation and Mental Health fields since 1995.

Job Summary

1. Involve in the project implementation
2. Supervise the activities of the program and the team members
3. Training, sensitization and social mobilization
4. Relay ACF activities and objectives to the communities and Partner

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Oct 2017 Reference: ACF-HL-2017
Closing Date: 22 Oct 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: 60511 None
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 7 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 2 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Involve in the project implementation

- Participate in the planning of all the activities of the WaSH program;
- Support the BoQ, design and construction of water and sanitation facilities in collaboration with the PM;
- Support the design of key messages booklets, tools and kits for trainings for the committees;
- Do the bill of quantities and the schemes of facilities with the supervisor;
- Support the PM in the Procurement Request process and in the follow-up of the budget;
- Ensure the collaboration with the local authorities in the intervention areas;
- Participate/organize the assessments in the field and llead the KAP surveys
- Collect team data and reports on regular basis;
- Analyse the data collected and note down any errors;
- Support the PM in the writing of weekly and monthly reports.
- Attend external meetings in absence of PM or whenever asked.
- Attend base meetings in absence of PM
- Participate in bid openings and selection of suppliers
- Ensure that security rules and procedures are followed before, during and after the works in the field
- Identify the beneficiaries and the interventions to implement and distribute WASH items as per the criteria and strategy explained by the supervisor
- Organize the movement of the teams
- Monitor the WASH projects on regular basis

2. Supervise the activities of the program and the team members

- Give a technical support to the supervisor;
- Follow-up the progress of the activities in compliance with the planning done by the PM;
- Ensure the supply of construction sites and the availability of materials in the stocks and sites;
- Supervise the quality of the works and the respect of deadlines;
- Ensure the surveillance of materials and of security of workers on the construction sites;
- Supervise and evaluate the activities of the supervisors;
- Supervise the implementation of all hardware activities;
- Ensure with the supervisors the monitoring of water facilities and the work of the water committees.

3. Training, sensitization and social mobilization

- Ensure the technical trainings of WaSH team and building site super visor.
- Support the WaSH supervisors in the project implementation and training during trainings;
- Ensure the follow-up of committee activities;
- Ensure the appropriation of the project by the communities and the participation of communities to the activities;
- Ensure that population accept and implement the practices taught by the committees and the teams.
- Coordinate hygiene and sanitation activities and sensitize local partners in the field ;
- Organize Coordination meetings with community members to develop their knowledge in terms of personal hygiene practices.

4. Relay ACF activities and objectives to the communities and Partner

- Develop contacts and explain to stakeholders and to populations the activities and the objectives of the programs;
- Represent the organisation with the beneficiaries with the agreement of the hierarchical supervisor;
- Coordinate and inform local authorities about all aspects of the programs;
- Involve and inform the communities in the implementation of the program;
Work in collaboration with the stakeholder


- At least professional experience of 2 years in WASH ;
- Skills and experience in supervision of water and sanitation facilities construction;
- Skills in capacity building, Management and social mobilization;
- Analysis and problem solving skills
- Knowledge in training and management;
- Good analysis and problem solving skills;
- Good team management , organizational and training skills
- Experience in project management and project cycle
- Knowledge in budget and stock management;
- Knowledge of computer software Word, Excel, Power Point;
- Good knowledge in English language ( oral written)
- Ability to work with a team;
- Ability to work and live in hard conditions on the field;
- Knowledge on organization, planning and respect of deadlines.
- Excellent communication with people
- Projects surveys and implementation and monitoring skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with local partners and the community members
- Flexibility, dynamism and autonomy
- Excellent knowledge of local languages (oral written)


Degree in Engineering

Job Location

Afghanistan - Helmand
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Engineering

Submission Guideline

Please send your CV and application letter to Human Resources Department,
(1) Shar e Naw, Herate Mosque Street, House , KABUL
Please mention the position title in your email subject line otherwise it will be rejected
We thank all the applicants for their interest, however; only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

If you do not receive a reply to your application within 2 months, your file has not been shortlisted. We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that, because we receive a very large number of applications, only those candidates selected for interviews will receive an explanation as to why their applications were ultimately unsuccessful upon request.

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