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WEWORLD – Project Manager WASH – Siria

WeWorld sta selezionando un/a Project Manager WASH da inserire nella sua operatività in Siria . Durata mesi. Scadenza candidature 23/02/2023

Position: Project Manager WASH Syria

Location: Syria, Damascus

Type of contract: a first 3 (three) month collaboration contract subject to verification of the achievement of specific objectives (these objectives will be agreed together with the Country Representative upon arrival on assignment); a second collaboration contract of 9 (nine) months renewable, following the positive evaluation of the first three months of contract and depending on available funding

Starting date: ASAP

Gross Salary: to be defined according to the candidate’s profile

Application deadline: 23/02/2023

General Description

WeWorld is an independent Italian organization that has been working in international cooperation and humanitarian aid for 50 years. It supports people in overcoming emergencies, and it strives to guarantee that everyone can have a decent and dignified life as well as opportunities and a better future. WeWorld works in 27 countries around the world, including in Italy, with more than 120 emergency, humanitarian aid and development projects. Its activities mainly involve women, girls and young people, actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world. Within the framework of the 2030 Agenda, the organization operates in the following areas: human rights (gender equality, prevention and combating violence against women and children, migration), humanitarian aid (prevention, emergency relief and rehabilitation), food security, access to water, health care and hygiene, education, global citizenship education, quality teaching and international volunteering.

Working context

The presence of WeWorld in Syria dates back to 2011, with an emergency education intervention in favour of Iraqi refugees in Aleppo. The programme aimed at improving the quality and the accessibility of educational services for students, with special needs in 12 primary schools in Aleppo. Since 2014, WeWorld has been providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian population and IDPs with interventions in different sectors such as Education in Emergency and Wash. At present, the main donors are EU (ECHO), individual countries (AICS) and United Nations.

Job description

WeWorld is recruiting a Project Manager WASH who will be primarily involved in the management of emergency projects and will support the mission with other assignments depending on the necessity. He/She will report to the Program Manager and work in coordination with Local Coordinators and Country Representative.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Operations Management

  • Responsible of all aspects of finance, administrative, human resource and logistics management related to emergency projects, ensuring knowledge of and adherence to applicable operational systems, donor requirements and WeWorld country strategy
  • Prepare and follow up comprehensive M&E plan for the supervised projects, in cooperation with the MEAL Department, including resource needs analysis, covering the time frames of the project proposals.
  • Represent WeWorld at relevant meetings with partners and projects stakeholders, reporting back as applicable to the Programs Manager and Country Representative
  • Responsible for the development of project work plans and budgets (financial plans)
  • Ensure effective coordination, timely and quality implementation and monitoring of project activities to meet deliverables in accordance with standards, timeline, and budget
  • Follow-up all the engineering/construction/technical dimension of the program, under the supervision of the Program Manager

Program Management

  • Assist the Program Manager or Country Representative with the identification and design of future projects
  • Conduct technical needs assessments in coordination with the Program Manager
  • Ensure budgets are spent according to donor proposals and regulations and within the appropriate timeframe, updating the Program Manager of the financial status of the projects
  • Highlight and bring to the attention of Program Manager/Country Representative good practices and opportunities raising from the implementation of the supervised projects

Staff Management

  • Collaborate effectively with the Local Coordinators to ensure smooth implementation of the projects’ activities and coordination of field work
  • Work closely with the Program Manager in establishing and maintaining collaborative and high performing team and a good working environment
  • Work closely with the Program Manager to develop and build an effective team

Quality Management

  • In collaboration with the MEAL Officer and the Local Coordinators, develop and implement constant monitoring systems to improve follow up, transparency and to ensure the best use of WeWorld assets and resources
  • Make sure project activities and reports are delivered in time and with the best quality
  • Support preparation of documents and agenda during field visits and at other relevant projects’ milestones
  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of annual reports as well as interim reports as required by donors
  • Perform any other duty as requested by the line manager and the Country Representative.

Job Specifications


Qualifications and Knowledge

  • An advanced university degree or equivalent in the field of Social or Political Science, Development Studies, International relations, Project Management
  • Knowledge of main donors’ policies and procedures (ECHO, UN Agencies, EU, Italian Cooperation)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good computer skills, in particular MS Office package

Professional experience

  • At least 6 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian or development settings
  • At least 4 years’ experience in Project Cycle Management
  • Proven experience in project proposal writing

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal relationships and demonstrated ability to leverage business networks and partnerships for continued growth
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to perform under stress condition
  • Capacity to work autonomously and in problems prevention/resolution
  • 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 effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Integrity in line with the Humanitarian Principles and ethical standards
  • Strong commitment to WeWorld Mission
  • Cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability


  • Previous experience in Syria or in the Syrian crisis context
  • Previous experience in WASH
  • Previous Experience in Early Recovery, Livelihoods and Energy
  • Knowledge of Arabic and Italian

How to apply

Please, send your CV and Cover Letter by applying to the official link. The recruitment process may be closed early if a suitable candidate is found.


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