GVC – WASH Program Manager – Libia

GVC – WASH Program Manager – Libia

La ONG GCV ricerca un/a WASH Program Manager per la sua operatività in Libia. Durata contratto: 6 mesi, rinnovabili. Scadenza invio candidature 10 dicembre 2018.

WASH Program Manager

Location: Tunis with possible mission to Libya according to the security situation
Type of contract: 6 months with possibility of extension (including a 3 months as probation period)
Starting date: Junuary 2019
Monthly Gross Salary Range: 3000-4000 EUR
Application deadline: 10th of December 2019

 

Job Description

GVC is establishing its presence in Libya with the aim to tailor its Community Protection Approach to the Libyan context, building community resilience, fostering inclusive human rights and promoting shared durable solutions. Partnerships are established with national NGOs and local municipalities to strengthen the local response, while providing technical assistance to improve the provision of basic services. One of the most neglected identified sector is WASH, considering both Libyan IDPs/returnees and host communities as well as migrants/refugees either urban or in detention centres.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Within this framework, GVC recruits a WASH Program Manager, who will be responsible to coordinate and implement the operations related to GVC WASH programmes in Libya, by incorporating best practices approaches in the delivery of assigned functions. He/she will be based in the coordination office in Tunis, with possible missions in operational areas in Libya (Tripolitania). He/she will be under the direct line management of the Emergency Coordinator and working in coordination with the Protection/Admin/Logistics staff.

Operations Support (25%)

  • Coordinate with and support the EC, in all aspects of finance, administrative, human resource and logistics management of humanitarian projects, ensuring knowledge and adherence to applicable operational systems, donor requirements and GVC country strategy;
  • Ensure the remote management and support of the national partner implementing the activities, defining, together with the EC, SoPs and guidelines, as appropriate, to provide for a smooth running of the programmes through standardized procedures and improved support;
  • Support the development of work plans and budgets and ensure effective coordination, timely and quality implementation and monitoring of project activities to meet deliverables in accordance with standards, time line, and budgets.

 

Programme Development (30%)

  • Promote and guide needs assessments in identified areas of interest, working with national partners and humanitarian coordination structures,  and develop concept notes/project ideas accordingly;
  • Translate global and country GVC strategy into country specific advocacy strategies, creates and delivers effective evidence-based advocacy messages to promote GVC’s programmes goals taking into account political and social sensitivities;
  • Promote a result-based approach and integrates innovative policies and strategies into the design and formulation of country programmes, and projects based on strategic priorities and responsive to the countries’ needs in the areas of interest;
  • Promote knowledge sharing and continuous learning, testing, linking and documenting innovative strategies, approaches, lessons learned and best practices inside and outside GVC and replicating these strategies and approaches. Ensures that country staff integrates GVC substantive policies, methodologies and tools;
  • Support in mobilizing co-financing resources for support to the country programmes and projects recommending a strategic approach and encouraging Country Office action;
  • Conducts substantive policy dialogue with relevant national and international counterparts and other development partners to facilitate the incorporation of GVC’s programmes priorities into national and donors’ plans and strategies, and development framework;
  • Formalize and upscale best practices and programmes’ achievements coming from the implementation of projects to relevant stakeholders, feeding , GVC policies and strategies/methods;
  • Provide substantive technical support and coordination for the effective management of all GVC outputs including development and implementation of result based work plans, project financial monitoring and budget management;
  • Ensure protection mainstreaming in the WASH sector in cooperation with the protection department/partners, as well as program integration with other components such as health.

 

Representation and advocacy (20%)

  • Represent GVC in the Country in various fora as requested by the EC on programmatic and technical issues;
  • According to area of responsibility maintain and strengthen dialogue with WG and Coordination Mechanisms, NGOs, partners, donors and communities to provide knowledge and understanding while ensuring accurate interpretation of the programme/projects objectives and implementation;
  • Identify additional areas of synergy and cooperation with other NGOs, UN agencies and relevant institutions;
  • Provide input to communication materials to promote GVC strategic objectives.

 

Staff Management (10%)

  • Line manages designated staff, including direct supervision and development;
  • Assist the EC in establishing and maintaining collaborative and high performing team and a good working environment;
  • Assist the EC with the development and building of an effective team.

 

Quality Management (10%)

  • In conjunction with EC, develop and implement (as applicable) systems to improve transparency and to ensure the best use of GVC assets and resources;
  • Regularly assess and provide feedback and recommendations on the quality of the projects and interventions during field visits and at other relevant times;
  • Support to oversee the timely and accurate preparation of annual reports as well as interim status reports (as required) to donors;
  • Proactively contribute to effective and efficient use of resources across projects including during start-up and close-out of individual projects.

 

Security Management (5%)

  • Support EC in security administration, which includes communicating security alerts to the team and maintenance of base security;
  • Liaise with 24/7 for updated contact information and monitoring quality of service;
  • Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the EC.

 

Professional experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience in related fields;
  • Relevant experience in Project Development and proposal writing;
  • Good knowledge of Project Cycle Management;
  • Knowledge of main donors’ policy and procedures (in particular UNHCR and AICS);
  • Previous work experience with international NGOs will be preferred.

 

Education and skills:

  • An advanced university degree or equivalent in the field of Civil Engineering or related;
  • Technical training in WASH and/or humanitarian studies will be positively considered;
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually and to translate these into concrete results;
  • Ability to identify, initiate and maintain good relationships with partner organizations, donors and national authorities including building professional relationships with senior decision-makers and influencers / leaders;
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage effectively multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues;
  • Strong interpersonal relationships and demonstrated ability to leverage business networks and partnerships for continued growth;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Italian and/or Arabic and/or French will constitute a plus;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Demonstrates integrity concerning NGO values and ethical standards;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Computer skills, in particular MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Project;
  • Valid and clean driving license;
  • Previous experience in the Libyan Context will be considered an asset

 

Application procedures:

Send your CV and cover letter to job.openings@gvc-italia.org with reference Li4, only preselected candidates will be contacted; the applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position may be awarded before the deadline.