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Organization: Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 28 Jun 2018

We are looking for our delegation in Iraq for a

WASH Project Manager

Position Start Date: Middle of August 2018

Duration: 1 year

Location: Kirkuk - Iraq

Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled

Contractual conditions:

Expatriate contract under Swiss labour code 2’950 CHF (~2’550 €) < > 4'300 CHF (~3’700 €) net /month according to experience x 13, Holidays: 25 days per year. Local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.


Tdh has been present in Iraq since 2014 with NFI distributions in Dohuk Governorate and in October 2015 launched unconditional cash assistance with the support of Swiss Solidarity. Since these first interventions, Tdh is now present in eleven districts (Anah, Al-Qa’im, Haditha, Tal Afar, West and East Shirqat, Tikrit, Baiji, Hawija, Kirkuk and Tooz) across four Governorates (Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, Nineveh and Al-Anbar) with operations in the two latter districts since 2017 as Tdh followed the frontlines to provide emergency assistance. Tdh was the first INGO to have field offices in Tikrit, Shirqat, Tal Afar and Anah.

Tdh’s strategy consists on providing emergency assistance in hard-to-reach and newly accessible areas with an integrated emergency response to conflict affected people while building the capacity of its current response in areas where services are being re-established.

Main responsibilities:

In his/her capacity as representative of Terre des hommes, the WASH Project Manager supervises Wash in school and Water treatment Plan(WTP) project and operations activities being implemented in the framework of Tdh projects. S/he participates in the assessment, network equipments, testing and maintenance activities. S/he also supervises and follows-up activities done by Tdh staff or external service providers and contractors. S/he validates the quality of the work in regard to the Tdh mandate and commitments, and international standards.

Fonction details:

Programme Planning and Implementation

  • Responsible for the implementation of the WASH maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation activities on Water Treatment Plants and Water Network. Also responsible for the project Wash in School;

  • Ensures implementation of the activities in line with relevant national/international standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles; ensures that WASH activities correspond to the standards of the Iraqi government, WASH Clusters, and Tdh guidelines;

  • Supervises team members by assigning them activities according to the priorities (including setting up the activities schedule every week) and supports them in order to reach the project objectives;

  • Supervises and directs work through external service providers, including suppliers and contractors (mechanical and electrical work), in order to match deadlines, quality and industrial standards;

  • Reviews the budget with the line manager, in order to direct future spendings or change expenses forecasted; keeping proper records of expenditures and reports on these to the line manager;

  • Communicates clearly with supervisors on all results and findings and seeks approval at all stages : assessments, projects, proposal of solutions, and implementation;

  • Identifies any major discrepancy/delay that may arise in project implementation and reports immediately to line manager; ensures that action is taken to mitigate delay or cost risks;

  • Develops common priority actions leading to solutions to the identified problems; informs HR, logistics and beneficiaries;

  • Conducts assessments on WTPs and networks equipments;

  • Carries out market price surveys, and follows purchase processes;

  • Trains his/her team in the technical and methodological aspects;

  • Adapts the Tdh WASH tools and capitalises experiences by sharing the developed tools in the field with the line manager (including technical plans and BoQ);

  • Compiles all the essential technical documents for the projects on a digital medium to be shared with the line manager;

  • Assists on designing new activities and projects;

Monitoring, Evaluation, Information Management and Reporting

  • In collaboration with the M&E Unit:

  • Ensures the quality of the monitoring of WASH maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation activities on WTPs and networks;

  • Ensures that the project is reaching indicators and accurately reported;

  • Collaborates in organising surveys with his/her supervisor and participates actively in conducting them, and analysing them;

  • Collects data from field activities, ensures proper record keeping of them, and prepares daily follow ups, weekly and monthly reports on global WASH activities in time;

  • Leads and gathers data during needs assessments, baseline, periodic and endline studies;

  • Collects feed-backs or any relevant information (about the WASH activities, security, child protection) from the different stakeholders and from the field and reports them to the WASH Program Assistant or any concerned Tdh manager;

  • Prepares reports on activities for Donors and Partners including pictures, rationale and BoQ;

External Relations and Coordination

  • Liaises with the local government officials, other NGOs and community based organizations (CBO) at the community level to ensure their cooperation and coordination for effective implementation of the programme in the areas;

  • Keeps always close contact with respective local government departments to ensure their active participation for effective implementation of the programme activities as well as proper use of resources;

  • Ensures good relationships with the beneficiaries, promoting and facilitating accountability toward beneficiary populations and maintaining good communication with them;

  • Represents Tdh on local exercises in his/her geographic area of responsibility;

  • If asked by line manager(s), represents Tdh at the interagency coordination meeting (WASH Cluster, special meeting, and any other relevant meeting) and ensures high quality of the information provided;

  • Ensures that a positive and professional image of Tdh is conveyed. In particular, ensures that Tdh’s mandate, thematic policies, ethics, values and views are followed in relation to third parties;

Resource Management

  • Uses programme resources effectively and with care;

  • Facilitates the mobilization of local resources and maximizes the use of them;

  • Develops trainings on WASH technical and methodological aspects and implements them with beneficiaries;

  • Organizes day-to-day logistics, administration, and personal activities in consultation with his line manager;

Team Management

  • Communicates and collaborates in accordance with the Technical Coordinator and the Field Coordinator;

  • Attends and takes part in the necessary meetings for passing on information for the smooth running of WASH activities;

  • Is responsible for his/her own continuing training to develop his/her skills;

  • Provides professional guidance for team members;


  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Arabic is an asset;

  • Education degree in a relevant field such as hydrology, hydrolic, geology, civil engineering, environmental engineering;

  • Knowledge in civil engineering and ability to do BoQs;

  • Experience in water quality testing protocol;

  • Ability to determine sanitation strategy in urban contexts;

  • Project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in development programmes;

  • 2-5 years previous work experience in a relevant position;

  • Ability to report clearly diagnosis results, problems and proposed solutions;

  • Ability to work independently;

This function requires the mastery of Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), *Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC) and Management and Strategic Competencies (MSC)*, in particular:

  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required;

  • Supporting and advising colleagues;

  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms;

  • Cooperation and contribution in achieving goals;

  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure;

  • Ability to manage time and priorites, and to meet deadlines;

  • Ability to adapt communication to the intercultural environment.

Child Safeguarding Policy:

  • Raising awareness within the Foundation on violence against children

  • Providing guidance to employees and others and defining expectations when it comes to preventing, raising, denouncing and responding to issues of child abuse

  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by selectively recruiting employees and others

  • Reducing the risk of child abuse by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?


Please postulate on our website:

We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile.

Your application must include a complete CV and a covering letter. Additional documents such as diplomas and work certificates will only be required in case of an interview.

If you are not shortlisted, your file will be destroyed by us, according to the rules on data protection.

If you face difficulties in applying online, please contact our HR department:

Terre des hommes provides equal working conditions for men and women. Furthermore, for candidates with equivalent qualifications and for positions with responsibilities, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment for child security and protection.

What is Terre des hommes:

How to apply:

We will only consider complete online applications corresponding to the required profile.