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Emergency Environmental Health Manager -Pariang, Unity, South Sudan

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Position Title: Emergency Environmental Health Manager

Location: Pariang, Unity, South Sudan

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2014



The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

On December 16, 2013, heavy military exchanges occurred between rival SPLA factions in Juba (Central Equatoria State). The fighting and violence quickly spread to other states in South Sudan, trapping thousands of civilians in Unity, Lakes, Upper Nile, and Jonglei States in UN bases or makeshift IDP settlements. OCHA estimates over 700,000 people have been displaced across five states, Central Equatoria, Unity, Lakes, Upper Nile, and Jonglei. It is estimated that around 70,000 IDPs have sought refuge in UN bases through out the country including 3,000 in the UN base in Pariang; The IRC South Sudan country program is gearing up to respond to the ongoing emergency and is looking for emergency response staff to assist with this.

The Emergency Environmental Health/WASH Manager is responsible for ensuring smooth implementation of the emergency Environmental Health/WASH response in South Sudan. The location for this position will be Pariang County (Unity state). The position reports to the Emergency Environmental Health Coordinator or the Environmental Health Coordinator.

Program Management

  • Conduct assessments to determine the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs of the target areas;
  • Oversee the implementation of the Environmental Health/WASH program to ensure the program is implemented according to schedule and budgets, international standards, and that Environmental Health/WASH program objectives are met
  • Work closely with other IRC sectors present in the same location and integrate program components to the extent possible
  • Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with the (Emergency) Environmental Health Coordinator, DDP, Grants team, and HQ Technical Unit
  • Monitor materials, equipment and supplies for technical work
  • Monitor and evaluate appropriate implementation of projects against program objectives and IRC’s Program Framework

Staff Management

  • Recruit national staff in conjunction with the Human Resources Department
  • Maintain updated job descriptions, conduct interviews, orient new staff to the IRC and the Environmental Health/WASH program
  • Supervise Environmental Health/WASH staff directly, providing ongoing leadership to the project team and overseeing implementation and coordination of activity plans to ensure targets are met
  • Provide ongoing supervision, leadership, training and technical support and guidance to Environmental Health/WASH staff, and ensure all Environmental Health/WASH staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation
  • Overall responsibility for Environmental Health/WASH team’s timesheets, work plans, vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities
  • Ensure Performance Management System documentation for all staff is in place and followed up regularly
  • Build staff capacity in work plan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities.
  • Recommend and implement a capacity building/development plan for project staff based on documented capacity needs assessments exercise .
  • Ensure Environmental Health/WASH staff understands and follows IRC and donor Policies and Procedures.

Grants Management and Reporting

  • Manage and oversee all Environmental Health/WASH grants; develop and maintain work, spending and procurement plans for all projects
  • Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings
  • Prepare internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required
  • Assure appropriate and timely spending of grants to achieve program goals, grant reporting contributions, use and distribution of supplies and resources

Representation & Coordination

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders – including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organisations and other IRC sectors to enhance cooperation and coordination
  • Ensure that information from coordination meetings is shared internally and with other sectors, as appropriate
  • Attend the WASH coordination meetings or represent the IRC in other relevant forums
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Professional Standards

  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies


  • University degree in civil/environmental engineering or related field;
  • At least 3 years professional technical experience in Environmental Health, Civil or Sanitation engineering or equivalent, including 2 years implementing Environmental Health/WASH programs in emergency and conflict contexts;
  • Minimum 2 years overseas experience, preferably in a conflict or post disaster setting;
  • Solid managerial skills and experience in an international multi-cultural setting;
  • Strong project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Proven technical writing skills;
  • Competent in Windows, MS office programs, AutoCAD (or similar computer aided design), email and database experience.

Security level:
orange. The situation overall seems calm but remains tense and unpredictable; concerns include criminality, presence of armed troops, communal violence, and looting. There is still active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and possibly other states.

In field sites sleeping accommodations range from tent to traditional hut to permanent structures. Field compounds have latrines and showers. All IRC sites have electricity and internet at least several hours per day. Food is the individual’s responsibility.

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