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WASH Groundwater Surveillance Project Manager

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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International is recruiting for Full time WASH Groundwater Surveillance Project Manager

Job Description

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WASH Groundwater Surveillance Project Manager

: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Programmes - WASH
Level: Manager/Supervisor
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: WASH Head of Department

Objective 1

  • To collaborate with the WASH HOD  in ensuring coordination/integration among all relevant stakeholders

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and support government leadership of ground water surveillance technical working group.
  • Meetings with key stakeholders to ensure harmonization of projects and approach for project
  • Facilitation of MOU with key government stakeholders
  • Development of monthly bulletin for external stakeholders validated by technical working group
  • Linking with academic institutions and coordination of research into ground water surveillance, safe water abstractions
  • Arrange relevant training and capacity building sessions for relevant partners
  • Support coordinator to ensure cohesion of the WASH  teams within themselves and with the other sector programs

Objective 2

  • Implementation of ground water monitoring strategy

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Establish data monitoring surveillance system to support the early warning system and the national emergency preparedness plan.
  • Contribute towards an understanding of trends in groundwater levels over time in Borno and Yobe states and support the general national ground water surveillance system.
  • Inform decision-making by government, donors, and NGOs related to the development of new boreholes and management of existing boreholes
  • Contribute to the development of early warning networks system at national level
  • Contribute to the development of “Nationwide Arsenic and other harmful chemicals mitigation plan”
  • Train Government, NGOs and decisions makers on, best drilling practice, borehole management, hydrogeological monitoring and sustainable groundwater management.

Objective 3

  • Maintenance and oversight of monitoring system, follow up of national databases

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure upkeep and functioning of ground water and weather systems and instruments
  • Enable and undertook monitoring trips for equipment installation, monitoring with relevant partners
  • Working with local communities to explain project and ensure local awareness of project
  • Ensure clear database systems up to date and available for relevant parties
  • Linking with national databases system for ground water, weather and hydrogeology
  • Follow up and protocol respects to access external databases and data sources relevant to the project

Objective 4

  • To represent AAH and its interests to donors, partners and counterparts

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitation of external consultants supporting the project
  • Facilitation of workshops supporting the project
  • Represent AAH in relevant meetings and conferences when requested.
  • Participate in in country relevant meetings related to WASH, including meetings with donors, partners and governmental bodies, in coordination with the WASH HoD
  • Encouraging the collaboration with other sector agencies, Support the AAH advocacy activities related to WASH issues (follow up on advocacy plans, press releases), in coordination with the WASH HoD

Objective 5

  • To coordinate within the AAH team

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and communicate with other Technical and Support Coordinators, Program Managers, Sector Managers, Country Director, and any other AAH resource people in order to ensure the coherence of activities and report in terms of AAH WASH strategy.
  • Informing/updating the WASH HoD on WASH program implementation and any issues on a regular basis
  • Participation in weekly coordination team meetings and any other general team or strategy meetings
  • Follow up of WASH program budgets in liaison with the Admin coordinator and program managers, to ensure budget expenditure is in line with program objectives and timeline in collaboration with WASH HoD
  • Follow up of logistics requirements for WASH programs in liaison with the Logistics Department and in collaboration with program managers
  • Participation in the overall mission and program strategy, narrative and financial project proposals and reporting, in collaboration with WASH Co/Log/Admin and other program coordinators as necessary

Internal and External

  • Supports: Supports HR, Finance, Logs and Procurement in national staff related recruitment matters
  • Line Manager: WASH Coordinator.


  • WASH Ground Water technical Working Group
  • RUWASA, Ministry of Water Resources, BOSEPA, NIHSA, WASH sector, Donor, Universities
  • Any other WASH related.


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Position Requirements

  • Post graduate level education  in  Hydrogeology or in another related field
  • At least 3+ years of experience in construction, managing construction/WASH programs in underdeveloped/crisis contexts.
  • Significant experience might be considered in lieu of educational qualification, but not other way around

Skills And Experience:

  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, SPHERE and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian WASH guidelines with a minimum 2-3 years’ experience as a professional in international NGO context, with a sound knowledge of WASH issues in crisis contexts
  • Good anticipation, planning skill, especially in changing work contexts.
  • Problem solving ability; able to enforce procedures
  • Experience communicating in different cultural work environments & with a wide diversity of culture
  • Experience in attending and contributing in meetings with government and other agencies
  • Good communicator: verbal and written. Diplomatic skills are a plus.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision and attention to details.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to the field for program monitoring and supportive visits


  • Experience in GIS, Water quality testing and database management
  • Facilitation of coordination platforms and stakeholder engagement
  • Worked with research projects and supported consultants
  • Independent, can lead the department as well as ask for guidance and follow instructions.
  • Expertise in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian operations.

Minimum Monthly Basic Salary
NGN 424,310 per month.

Application Closing Date
15th November, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF-International
Action Against Hunger | ACF-International  is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. The organization helps malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. Action Against Hunger was established in 1979 by a group of French doctors, scientists, and writers. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Alfred Kastler served as the organization's first chairman.Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnu...
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November 14, 2019
Offer Type
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Minimum of 3years
November 15, 2019
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