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Head of Project for the WASH Self Supply Project

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Thu, 11/06/2020 - 17:00

Organization/project profile and background:
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe was founded as the National Committee for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1962. Today, Welthungerhilfe is one of the biggest private development organizations in Germany. The organization is non-profit, non‐political and non-denominational. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fight hunger and poverty. Currently, Welthungerhilfe is working in more than 70 different countries all over the world. Welthungerhilfe in Sierra Leone aims in cooperation with state and civil society partners, to make an effective contribution to food and nutrition security of disadvantaged sections of the population.

Name of Project: Improved Access to Sustainably Managed Micro-Finance and WaSH Systems – WASH Self-Supply Project (WASH Self Supply 2019)

Job Title: Head of Project for the WASH Self Supply Project 

Location: Kenema, Sierra Leone

Contract Duration:12 months with possible extension based on performance



Job purpose:
The aim of the position is to management the project which focuses on the rollout of the gender and nutrition sensitive community-led WASH Self Supply project implementation


Reporting to:Country Director (CD)
Main Responsibilities:
Roll out of the gender and nutrition sensitive community-led WASH Self Supply approach
Promotion of Sanitation Marketing linked to the Village Savings and Loan Association approach
Coordination of the project consortium including Welthungerhilfe, SEND SL and MOPADA
Cooperation with the WHH SLE 1026 WASH Self Supply project team
Conceptual development of project activities
Supervision in cooperation with the MEAL officer of the WHH and partners’ project implementation
Budget spending supervision
Oversight of partners’ and WHH procurement according to WHH and donor standards Communication / coordination with donor and stakeholders

Minimum 3 to 4 years’ professional experience in a similar position

Excellent command of spoken and written English

Personal Skills:
Professional experience and background in WASH; experience in WASH Self Supply and / or Sanitation Marketing is an added value
Professional experience in technical and financial project management
BSc or MSc in the related topics
Coordination and organisational skills
A high level of resilience and readiness to travel and work in remote areas
Very good spoken and written command of English
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Good written and oral communication skills
Creative, flexible and capable of working in a fast-moving environment
Team player, able to work in a multi-cultural environment

Additional Information:
The WASH Self Supply approach based on the EMAS International technology package is being implemented by Welthungerhilfe since 2015.
Approaches for WASH Self Supply, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, Sanitation Marketing and Village Savings and Loan Association have been developed and piloted

Starting date:
Immediately after background verification

Applications for this position should be sent to:
Please send your letter of application, CV and other relevant documents to:

Closing date:
11th June 2020


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