Emergency WASH Manager

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1075
Date Posted:Mar 26, 2020
Closing Date:Apr 11, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:1133 - 1134 USD monthly
Years of Experience:3 - 5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English



We are a non-political, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian and developmental organization working to improve the lives of the Afghan people since 1984. We address the acute needs of the most vulnerable and support early recovery and sustainable development for all Afghans. We align our work to the specific needs and priorities of the Afghan communities.

Job Summary:

Closely working with Emergency WASH Advisor, Operation Manager and the Head of Program to plan implement and monitor emergency WASH intervention effectively and efficiently. Provide coaching and mentoring services to the Emergency Unit including regional designated staff to enhance the technical and managerial competencies to implement effective and efficient emergency WASH projects. Explore possible options to expand emergency WASH unit to serve other demanding areas.

Skills Required:

Emergency Response Management

Provinces to travel:


Skills Description:

Other qualifications’ an advantage:

  • Experience in implementing Emergency projects
  • Coordination with the other stakeholders 
  • Be able to represent the organization in the external meetings
  • Staff Management

Report Writing

Duties & Responsibilities:


Emergency WASH Project Management                                                                         (50%)

·        Under the guidance of the Emergency WASH Advisor, the Emergency WASH Manager will contribute to the implementation of the emergency programs and the achievement of DACAAR’s objectives.

·        Review UNHCR, OCHA and WASH Cluster report and research documents and coordinate with Regional Managers to stay alert on emergency cases.

·        Work closely with Emergency WASH Advisor to prepare DACAAR Emergency WASH Intervention Guidelines.

·        Under the guidance of Emergency WASH Advisor, train Unit staff and prepare all emergency response items ready and store in strategic located warehouses.

·        Assist in planning project implementation including technical activity, financial and procurement planning as well as preparation, implementation and coordination of monitoring and evaluation activities including logistical, HR and financial aspects.

·        Manage and monitor projects implementation to ensure that activities are implemented on timely manner and according to DACAAR’s standard and donor’s requirements.

·        Supervise and monitor all Emergency Unit staff for their excellent contribution on the emergency response program.

·        In coordination with M& E Unit develop timely quality project reports according to donor requirements and DACAAR’s guidelines.

·        Coordinate all emergency WASH projects activities carried out in all field locations ensuring that activities are in accordance to strategy and being implemented on schedule and according to the approved plans.

·        Participate in drafting of emergency WASH project proposals for the expansion of the existing DACAAR's Emergency WASH Interventions including need assessments, community consultations, technical design of the intervention and the budget associated.

·        Update all Emergency WASH related regional level meeting minutes for the records and reference to prepare a new action plan.

·        Make sure that the WASH emergency materials are procured with good quality in coordination with Technical Unit and Logistic Unit.

·        Conduct regular supervision of WASH emergency activities in the targeted areas

Capacity Building


·        Develop skills amongst emergency WASH related staff through coaching, mentoring or organizing training on carry out needs assessment, common rationale, probing techniques on WASH needs assessment and report writing.

·        Coordination with Emergency WASH Advisor organize regional and national level workshops on learning exchange to exchange the experience and best practices among WASH cluster partners.

Communication and Coordination                                                                           (20%)

·        Represent DACAAR in Emergency WASH Task Force meeting such as ERM meeting,

UNHCR or OCHA and other WASH -related meetings in coordination with Emergency WASH Advisor or Operation Manager.

·        Cooperate with the Regional managers and other relevant partners and local authorities on emergency issues.

·        Prepare monthly reports on WASH project activities, including documentation for final handover and closure of projects.

·        Attend WSG meeting on monthly basis to coordinate with other who are active in the sector.

Working closely with WASH cluster, including reports to the cluster.

Logistics and Quality Management


·        In coordination with Regional Manager, liaise with field WASH authorities and stakeholders to ensure effective implementation and monitoring of the program to ensure quality and accountability.

·        Manage and monitor all DACAAR WASH related warehouses to ensure that our materials stocks are safe and sufficient. Monitor the inventory and report to the Program Head and Emergency WASH Advisor on existing situation and request on time if needs to top off.

·        Manage and monitor projects activities, finance and budgets according to project proposal. Maintain strong update on budgets, ensuring spending within available resources.

·        Ensure adherence to DACAAR policies and donor requirements.

·        Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities.

·        Besides the above responsibilities, Emergency WASH Manager has a responsibility to accomplish any other relevant tasks given by Operational Manager

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Education/ Qualification and Employment Benefits                                               

Education: Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering/ Master degree in civil engineering is preferred.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in implementing  WASH related projects.

Other qualifications’ an advantage:

  • Experience in implementing Emergency projects
  • Coordination with the other stakeholders 
  • Be able to represent the organization in the external meetings
  • Staff Management
  • Report Writing

Languages: Pashto/Dari & English

Employment benefits:

·        Good training opportunities to enhance employees’ skills

·        Severance pay: one month salary per year of service

·        24 days of paid annual leave per year

·        10 days of paid sick leave per year

·        2 days weekend

·        Eid bonus on both Eids (after the completion of three months service)

·        30 days of paid Hajj leave (after the completion of one year service)

·        90 days of paid maternity leave for female employees(after the completion of three months service)

·        5 days of paid paternity leave for male employees(after the completion of three months service)

·        15 days of public holidays per year

·        Transportation allowance AFN (1500)/ month.

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