WASH Program Manager (Surge Roster/Interim)

Location: Potential Positions (International)
Position Location: Global


Position: WASH Program Manager (Surge Roster/Interim)

Location: Asia, Africa or Middle East

About Surge Roster/Interim Positions at RI:  We are currently accepting applications for Surge Roster/Interim WASH PM positions for short-term assignments (varying from weeks to months) to manage periods of transitions within Relief International or when an emergency occurs.

Position Summary:

The WASH Program Manager is responsible for overall planning, design, management, evaluation and reporting of WASH programs.


  •          Provide leadership, technical support and strategic direction to WASH programming;
  •          Assess WASH needs, design solutions, monitor progresses, and inform proposal development and reporting activities;
  •          Serve as the primary point of contact with regard to day-to-day implementation and management of WASH interventions;
  •          Ensure achievement of project objectives within the planned timeframe and budget;‚Äč
  •          Ensure quality;
  •          Engage stakeholders and manage expectations;
  •          Oversee and manage WASH program staff and support professional development;
  •          Oversee and build capacity of RI’s teaming partners ;
  •          Make recommendations for course correction if necessary;
  •          Maintain effective communication with donors and other organizations operating in country, for coordination and partnership opportunities;
  •          Participate in NGO sector coordination groups and identify areas for coordination and collaboration;
  •          Maintain effective communication with RI’s GSO regarding program implementation;
  •          Actively contribute to RI’s WASH Community or Practice.


This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or Bachelor’s degree with commensurate work experience;
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in lead management implementing WASH emergency response programs;
  • Solid background and knowledge of the Humanitarian System;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and strategic planning skills required;
  • Strong English skills required; Arabic is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks in a challenging environment;
  • Excellent technical skills with strong attention to detail;

If you are interested in short-term assignments and would like to be considered for our future Surge Roster/Interim positions, please submit:

1.  Resume

2.  Cover letter and let us know your rate, desired length of assignment, what country or countries you will not work in.

3.  Three professional supervisory references (with contact information)

4.  Your date of availability.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability


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