Thursday, February 2, 2017

ARC,Wash and Construction Coordinator Jobs in Rwanda

Vacancy Announcement
ARC is looking for efficient and qualified persons to fill up the following positions in our organization
POSITION TITLE:  WASH and Construction Coordinator

RESPONSIBLE TO: Site Manager with technical reporting to TA – Shelter, WASH, and Infrastructure
STATUS:  Full Time
SUPERVISORY CAPACITY:  WASH or Construction Assistants, refugee workers
DATE: February 2017

The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to improve the well-being and self-reliance of the displaced refugee population from eastern DRC and Burundi by ensuring the provision of basic services (adequate health care & nutrition, shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment), improving food security and enabling economic recovery in six refugee camps located in Rwanda.

Based at the site-level, the WASH and Construction Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of all activities related to water, sanitation, waste management, hygiene, construction, rehabilitation, infrastructure maintenance, and shelter.  Reporting to the Site Manager and receiving technical direction and support from the WASH/Construction Technical Advisor, he/she works towards the goal of ensuring refugees have sustainable clean water resources, hygienic living conditions, access to sanitation facilities, access to shelter, and by following project workplans and budgets.  He/she will also supervise rehabilitation, construction, and maintenance of public/shared infrastructure within the camps, including roads, medical facilities, drainage, shared WASH facilities, camp offices, and other facilities/buildings.

WASH Related Activities:
  • Responsible for a safe water supply in the camp (water testing, treatment, and water supply mechanism to beneficiaries)
  • Ensure maintenance of the water system (water source, motor-pump, generator, distribution network, reservoirs, tap stands) in the camp including recordkeeping system, observations of security measures, building capacity of refugee workers on best practices
  • Monitor and direct sanitation activities, including waste management daily cleaning of latrines and chemical spraying of latrines and dwellings
  • Manage the direct implementation of all WASH related activities in line with established work plans and available budgets
  • Work closely together with various partners, including refugee committees in the areas of water and sanitation,
  • Support WASH/Construction Technical Advisor on developing technical drawings, blueprints, and BoQs for WASH related construction activities
  • Organize trainings and capacity building activities for refugee committees, casual laborers, as well as ARC staff on hygiene and sanitation best practices
  • Supervise and monitor the construction, emptying, replacing, cleaning and maintenance of latrines in the camp. This includes monitoring the number of available latrines in line with international standards on the number of people per drop hole
  • Follow up on the emptying of garbage pits and sanitation areas by ARC staff. This also includes carrying out sensitization activities on waste disposal and the usefulness of compostable waste
  • Organize and supervise construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation and maintenance of public showers, washstands, garbage pits, incinerators, and drainages
  • Organize and supervise communal work for cleaning of  latrines, showers, washstands, garbage pits, water kiosks and drainages
  • Support ARC Technical Advisor on design of blue prints and BoQs for construction related activities
  • Coordinate receiving and delivering supplies and materials to various work sites in the camp, in line with internal ARC policies and procedures
  • Implement construction-related activities and oversee progress of work sites for construction, maintenance,  and rehabilitation of shelters and public infrastructure in the camp
  • Certify works completed and insure safety of all infrastructures to prevent all possible hazard
  • Plan and supervise maintenance of access roads to the camps and internal camp road network, to allow safe and easy vehicle access
  • Supervise construction workers at work sites to meet deadlines and follow technical guidelines
  • Responsible for requesting and safekeeping of construction and maintenance equipment/tools used at work sites,
General Duties/Responsibilities
  • Organize and submit WASH/Shelter/Construction data for monthly, weekly, and quarterly reports
  • Develop and follow workplans (with support of WASH/Shelter Technical Advisor and Site Manager) for WASH and shelter/construction activities
  • Coordinate (with support from the site manager) with MIDIMAR, camp authorities, shelter committees, WASH committees, and other partners on WASH/Construction activities to ensure complete, efficient, timely, appropriate, and non-overlapping service
  • External representation: Act as focal person for WASH/Shelter related activities at the site, represent ARC at coordination meetings, donor meetings, and other external meetings
  • Support the Logistics Coordinator and Storekeeper in the control all resources assigned to WASH/construction and ensure monitoring, storage, and proper use
  • Participate in the recruitment process, capacity building and the evaluation of managerial WASH/Shelter staff as necessary;
  • Perform administrative tasks related to WASH/construction sector (maintaining databases, record keeping, report writing, making requisitions, etc
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ARC Senior Manager
  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction, WASH, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Construction and/or WASH programming
  • Demonstrated strong capacity and experience in program development, proposal & report writing for humanitarian WASH interventions.
  • Proven experience of program and financial management
  • Knowledge of basic WASH standards, including latrine placement, monitoring water provision
  • Knowledge of basic shelter standards
  • Computer skills (Excel, Word) for managing WASH/Shelter data
  • Knowledge of the regional political and social conditions.
  • Kinyarwanda, English, and French oral/writing skills
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience working in protracted refugee situation and/or previous experience in Rwanda a plus
  • Experience in managing and working with a multicultural staff;
  • Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to motivate and counsel staff working in a refugee camp environment

  • Strong leadership and management skills including strategy formation, process improvement and team building.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including effective presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent strategic thinking, process management and problem solving skills
  • Collaborative, result-oriented management style.
  • Initiative, resourcefulness and innovation.
  • Experience in managing multi-cultural and multi-level (numerous offices) programs.
  • Strong participatory leadership and interpersonal skills.  Ability to motivate staff and lead a high performing team in a politically sensitive environment.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills; strong computer skills.
To apply for this position: Submission of applications – to include Cover letter and updated CV (maximum three pages) - shall be either hand delivered to
ARC Rwanda
KG 622 St 19
Kimihurura, Kigali
Submitted via email to with Vacancy Announcement- Wash and Construction Coordinator in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is Sunday 12th February, 2017 at 17:00hrs
Note:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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