WASH and Infrastructure Program Manager - Zahle

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Deadline for submitting applications: 30/06/2024

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Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only will not be considered.

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] with the keyword "WASH and Infrastructure Program Manager - your name" included in the subject.

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SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian NGO which, for more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their vital needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly involved in the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the first cause of death in the world, SI's interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in around twenty countries, SI's teams - 2000 people in total made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at headquarters, and a few volunteers - work with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultures.


General objective:

The program manager is responsible for implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the project proposals covering WASH & Infrastructure activities.

(S)he is in charge of supervising the operational teams allocated to WASH & Infrastructure projects. The position will manage multiple projects in Bekaa and Baalbek area – which are contributing to provide support to the most vulnerable communities (Lebanese and refugees) through multi sectorial activity implementation.

The position holder is expected to manage approximately 2 staff (direct and indirect), and is based 100% in Zahle, Bekaa.

(S)he guarantees the good performance and the quality of the program(s) WASH & Infrastructure implemented, and, where appropriate, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure relevance.


The main challenges:

  • Use newly developed program tools.
  • Effectively implement a long term development project in coordination with other partners.


Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Finalize a widescale assessment of water facilities in the Baalbak region.
  • Participate and lead in the design of multiple WASH and Infrastructure projects.
  • Assist the head of programs and field coordinator in the fundraising efforts for the WASH projects.


Responsibilities and main activities:

Main tasks:

Diagnosis and project design:

  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of multi-sectorial assessment and diagnostics.
  • Participate in the design and the financial dimension of the human and logistical programs to implement.
  • Prepare the appendixes and technical chapters (of logical framework) of operation proposals.
  • Implement activities in compliance with the annual SI Programmatic strategy, Solidarity International technical requirements, and donor criteria.


Implementation and operational monitoring:

  • Plan and oversee the implementation of WASH & Infrastructure activities that (s)he is responsible for, both on-time and within the set technical specifications.
  • Plan the WASH & Infrastructure activities with the support Departments (administrative, logistics), according to objectives.
  • Propose and develop indicators for monitoring multi-sectorial activities related to her/his project management and context.
  • Use management, activity, results, and context monitoring tools.
  • Respect SI procedures.
  • Provide support and advice to the logistics base for the purchase of materials specific to activities.
  • Assess the relevance of activities, the effectiveness of interventions, and their appropriateness in light of changing circumstances and the needs of populations.
  • Propose adjustments to programs if necessary.
  • Ensure the achievement of results of the programs (s)he is responsible for.
  • Supervise and support the monitoring and evaluation of the implemented activities.
  • Anticipate the difficulties associated with conducting activities and help solve problems related to programs activity.
  • Propose program changes according to the changing environment and indicators.
  • In collaboration with the administrative service, contribute to the development of program budgets and track spending and budget forecasts.
  • Develop the state of needs and the Treasury requests with activity managers.  



  • Compose capitalization documents respecting SI tools.
  • Prepare contracting reports before the end of his/her employment contract, and make them available to those interested in the mission and at headquarters.
  • Guarantee the dissemination of technical documentation.



  • Participate in validating recruitment for the national technical staff according to the program’s requirement,
  • Define, in conjunction with the administrative service, the requirements for position to open for application, adapting Job Descriptions to professional guidelines if necessary
  • Welcome and brief new employees or volunteers working underneath him/her
  • Implement training related to operational requirements and the identified training needs
  • Manage/support the team working for him/her
  • Conduct workshops and regular or ad hoc meetings
  • Evaluate and assess the performances of his/her team members
  • Identify potential changes in members of his/her team(s) and provide feedback to the Field Coordinator and HR department
  • Ensure his/her team’s compliance with safety regulations


Reporting / communications / representation:

  • Make known all information on the security situation or any event with a possible consequence on SI activities or team security.
  • Write reports or appendixes relating to his/her reporting and or funding amendment activities.
  • Ensure compliance with reporting deadlines and formats.
  • Maintain a local operational communications network and good relationships with local and governmental authorities, donor representatives, UN agencies, and other international agencies Ensure Solidarités International’s representation in the meetings or forums concerning the program in his/her place of employment
  • Represent SI on request and/or delegation
  • Respond to the requirements of Headquarters concerning specific needs
  • Prepare administrative paperwork to sign (MOU, hand over, etc ) in conjunction with governmental authorities, communities, or partners training needs.


POSITION OF THE POST IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHART (hierarchical and functional relationships)

Under the hierarchical authority of: Field coordinator

Hierarchical authority over: Deputy Program Manager(s), Hygiene Promotion Officer

Under the functional authority of: WASH Coordinator

Functional authority over: -



  • Studies:

Bachelor’s Degree Civil engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, engineering management, Geography, Hydrology, environmental health or similar studies.


  • Experience :
  • At least 2-year experience in a similar position, for INGO/NGO sector
  • Strong experience managing WASH and/or Infra projects.
  • Experience with major humanitarian donors and donor compliance rules
  • Proven experience in team management
  • Experience in implementing solarization projects is an asset.
  • Experience in implementing infrastructure projects is an asset.


  • Language :



FRENCH LANGUAGE: None (a plus)


  • Qualification :

Knowledge and technical skills:

  • Knowledge of Humanitarian WASH sector.
  • Knowledge in long term development projects.
  • Good knowledge of protection issues and protection mainstreaming within WASH projects.
  • Excellent understanding of humanitarian principles, accountability, and do no harm.


IT:  Proficiency with the standard MS Office package compulsory (Word, Excel -large data management capacity is a must, Outlook).


Soft skills:

  • Excellent prioritization and organization skills to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to handle multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Work accurately with close attention to details.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communications and diplomatic skills
  • Strong capacities in team management including training and capacity building.
  • Diplomacy, cultural sensitivity, negotiation skills.
  • Motivation and commitment to humanitarian work and values



A salaried post: 2,300 USD as basic salary

Vacation: 1.75 paid leave per month

Social and medical cover




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Last modified: 
13 Jun, 2024
Intervention Sector(s):
Infrastructure & Services Rehabilitation, Refugees
Application Deadline:
Sunday, 30 June 2024
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
Until December 2024, renewable according to performance and funds
2,300 USD as basic salary
Salary Range:
2000 to 2500 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Bachelor’s Degree Civil engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, engineering management, Geography, Hydrology, environmental health or similar studies.
Experience Requirements:
2 to 3 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • Lebanon
  • Beqaa
  • Zahleh