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Deputy Head of Project

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Description :

Deputy Head of Project: Welthungerhilfe
Deadline: 17 December 2019

Reports to: Head of Project
Duty Station: Harare with frequent travelling to Mazowe and Muzarabani districts.

Management of all WASH Technical project activities; Providing technical guidance and support to programme staff and local partners to ensure quality programming and efficiency in implementation; Influencing the development of strategy and supporting operational implementation; Interpreting and applying operational and specialist information in a variety of formats from a variety of sources; Contributing to and influencing operational planning; Developing effective networks with partners and key stakeholders; Providing sound technical and management leadership for WASH projects in accordance with best practice and Welthungerhilfe policy; Ensuring that technical quality and standards are maintained during implementation; Undertaking quality control, analyse technical added-value and project impact; Representing Welthungerhilfe in the WASH forum (DWWSC, PWSSC, National cluster and PMT); Providing technical support and guidance to WHH partners and the WASH team; Planning the various stages of project implementation and guide the implementation of the project; Liaising with all partners, assess activities undertaken to ensure efficient use of project resources; Maintaining regular communication with the Head of Project on project planning and progress; Contributing to the compilation of reports as per donor requirements and ensure timely submission of reports as per given deadlines; Assuring appropriate and timely spending of funds to achieve project goals and objectives; Any other duties as assigned by the Head of Project.

Knowledge, skills and experience required
A University Masters degree in Civil/Water Engineering, Public health, Environmental studies, Hydrology or Natural sciences; Knowledge of Public health engineering with more emphasis on the designing, Quantity surveying, monitoring and supervision of the construction of Water and Sanitation infrastructure such as Solar Powered Piped Water Schemes, Boreholes, Deep wells, School incinerators and School latrine construction; Ability to design WASH facilities that are inclusive and address MHM, disability and Child friendliness issues; Knowledge of participatory health and hygiene promotion and one or more other relevant areas (e.g. health promotion, community development, education, community water supply systems, sanitation systems); The post holder should have at least five years practical experience in designing and implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in developing countries; Experience and understanding of community participation and mobilisation in relation to water and sanitation activities; Understanding of international health and development and relief issues and national WASH issues; Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations; Experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into public health programmes; Assessment, analytical and planning skills; Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills; Training/counterpart development skills; People management skills; Good communication skills and ability to work well in a team; Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs; Ability to travel at short notice and to work in difficult circumstances.


How to apply

To apply
Interested candidates should submit a letter to stating the position applied for in the subject line of the email. Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. During the entire recruitment process, Welthungerhilfe will not charge a fee nor will we require payment to be made for any application to be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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