Deputy Wash Head Of Department in Abuja, Nigeria

at Action Against Hunger

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Post Graduate Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Specific Objectives:

• To collaborate with the WASH HoD in ensuring coordination/integration between all ACF WASH (Regular Program and Emergency intervention) and other department programs

  • To support WASH Project Managers
  • To provide technical support and guidance to nutrition programs and assessments
  • To represent ACF and its interests to donors, partners and counterparts
  • To ensure proper reporting of the programs



  • Post graduate level education in a technical field, preferably in civil/environmental engineering or in another relevant field such as architecture / construction management, public health etc
  • At least 4+ years of experience in construction, managing construction/WASH programs in underdeveloped/crisis contexts.
  • Significant experience might be considered in lieu of educational qualification, but not other way around


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian WASH guidelines Min. 2-3 years’ experience as a professional in internatAional NGO context, with a sound knowledge of WASH issues in crisis contexts
  • Technical design skills using AutoCAD or Arch CAD,
  • Proposal development and reporting skills
  • Good anticipation, planning skill, especially in changing work contexts.
  • Problem solving ability; able to enforce procedures
  • Experience communicating in different cultural work environments & with a wide diversity of culture
  • Experience in attending and contributing in meetings with government and other agencies
  • Good communicator: verbal and written. Diplomatic skills are a plus.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision and attention to details.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to the field for program monitoring and supportive visits


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous ACF experience a plus
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Independent, can lead the department as well as ask for guidance and follow instructions.
  • Expertise in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian operations.



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