Program Manager-Water Sanitation and Hygiene Manager
Action Against Hunger

Action Contre la Faim | Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization committed to ending child hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, Currently operational in 50 countries, it started its work in Nepal from 2005. Usually referred as technical expert for acute malnutrition in Nepal, it has been operational in different parts of the country addressing undernutrition through integrated approach following the Nepal Government’s Multi-Sector Nutrition Plan. The organization was successful in bringing attention of the government, key donors, UN agencies and stakeholders to address severe acute malnutrition both in terms of treatment and prevention through Generation Nutrition Campaign where more than 39 different organizations shown their solidarity. Currently operational in 6 districts (Makwanpur, Nawalparasi, Nuwakot, Saptari and Rasuwa, Rautahat), it is fighting hunger through different programme intervention viz. Nutrition and Health, Mental Health and Care practices, WASH, and food security & livelihood. The organization now seeks to strengthen its initiatives around Disaster Risk Reduction to help establish integrated and resilience building approach to all its programmes. 
As a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organization, we are committed to principled humanitarian action as outlined in our International Charter of Principles: independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to affected populations, professionalism and transparency.

Program Manager-Water Sanitation and Hygiene Manager

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Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure technical implementation of integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities;
  • Develop ACF understanding on WASH issues;
  • Manage and supervise WASH program staffs;
  • Strengthen partnerships in the areas of his/her intervention and participate in coordination and representation;
  • Ensure proper reporting of the programmes;
  • Maintain  smooth coordination with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the quality, accountability and impact measurement process of his/her program; and
  • Participate in the administration procedures of the organization associated with programme activities.

Qualification and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Civil engineering, Environmental engineering or relevant sector.
  • At least four (4) years of work experience in WASH program including strengthening WASH sector governance, Functionality & Sustainability of the WASH services & Partnership management of which 3 years should be in a similar position. An experience with INGOs will be  an added value
  • Capacity of handling large scale rural water supply schemes and able to provide technical support to team and partners.
  • Budget management
  • Excellent management skills (HR, projects, stress/conflict management)
  • Ability to organize, train and motivate a team and work with local partners
  • Excellent diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Disciplined and able to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication  and reporting skills
  • Knowledge of the local dynamics and good representation skills (liaison with local authorities, representation with national and international agencies, etc)
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English and Nepali Excellent computer skills including navigating email, internet and MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work under pressure as well as set and manage priorities

Contract Type:
  Fixed Term
Contract Duration:
  1 year with possibility of extension
Duty Station:

Applying Procedure

Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit a motivation letter, updated CV with two referees through email: by 27th August 2017 by 5 pm. The Vacancy Reference must be mentioned in the subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. Applications will proceed as soon as we receive the qualified applications even before the deadline. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Action Contre la Faim Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applicants. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

Action Contre La Faim is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members from disadvantaged/underrepresented ethnic groups.

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