Save the Children, Jacmel, Haiti

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th February, 2015

Job Description

The role

  • The post holder is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of an EC-funded pilot urban sanitation project in Jacmel, and has a strong background in sanitatoin marketing or WASH engineering. S/he will work in partnership with local organization CRESFED and in association with the government, to deliver a comprehensive programme that supports Haiti to make tangible progress towards its Millennium Development Goal on sanitation: to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Qualifications and experience


  • At least 3 years of senior management experience in an NGO environment, managing health, water & sanitation engineering, community mobilization, behaviour change communication, social marketing, or other similar development operations.
  • University degree in engineering, health, development or other relevant social sciences.
  • Good understanding of the public health needs of poor rural and urban communities, including the particular needs of women and children, and of appropriate ways of tackling them.
  • Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
  • Ability to plan and organize a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi- disciplined team through a period of change.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


  • Proficiency in engineering/ technical software, particularly Auto Cad.
  • The ability to prepare concise reports, sometimes at short notice, reflecting the problems.
  • Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff development.
  • Willingness to travel on short notice, and often in difficult circumstances.


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