WASH Project Manager at World Vision International Rwanda

1 WASH Project Manager at World Vision International Rwanda
WASH Project Manager

World Vision International Rwanda | Type: Job
Published: 2024-05-24 | Deadline: 2024-06-02


WASH Project Manager

World Vision is a child-focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in 30 Districts of Rwanda. Our interventions in the strategic period of 2021-2025 seek to reach 2 million of the most vulnerable children. This is done through programming in Resilience and Livelihoods, WASH and Health, Child Protection and Education.

World Vision Rwanda seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated, and experienced Rwandan national for the role of WASH Project Manager, joining an established and experienced team. This stimulating position incorporates a range of skills and development in multiple areas, allowing for an exciting opportunity for career growth in a dynamic, global organization. It will be based in Gisagara, Rwanda, and reports to the Head of Disaster Management.  

Purpose of the position:

Provide leadership, management, strategic guidance, networking, integration and coordination of the Mugombwa & Kigeme Refugee Camps WASH Project of World Vision Rwanda in order to convey optimal contribution for the well-being of children. Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is exemplary to others.


Planning, coordination and implementation 40%

  • Lead WASH planning and implementation
  • Develop proposals, Action plan/Work plan and budgets for the project;
  • Implement developed work plan within the approved budget and timelines;
  • Take responsibility for regularly reviewing project delivery, responding to new opportunities and challenges
  • Plan and implement successfully WASH training program;
  • Make sure that camps as well as refugees’ requests and complaints are addressed;
  • Build relationships with other stakeholders across the WASH sector relevant to the project (e.g. local authorities, funders, camp leaders, consultants, UNHCR, MINEMA and service providers);
  • Produce and manage partnership agreements/ contracts for project partners;
  • Participate in any meeting, which may be called at camp, sectors or national level about the project.
  • Other activities requested by the supervisor.

Capacity building 20%

  • Work with WASH colleagues to ensure project is contributing to the wider mission of Whole WASH and health sectors;
  • Build relationships with key project participants to ensure the project is successfully implemented (normally camp leaders and refugees) and ensure they are fully accessing and engaging with the projects you are responsible for

Monitoring and Evaluation, Learning and reporting 40%

  • Ensure effective documentation of all the information related to the project success stories, innovations, best practices and disseminate them through appropriate mechanisms.
  • Prepare and submit, monthly and quarterly accurate and quality reports based on relevant templates.
  • Closely monitor the project implementation and suggest improvements to the project management.
  • Keep project data up to date all the time.
  • Maintain and monitor the project budgets, working with finance and operations;
  • Day to day Follow up of students and handling their challenges; by Conducting regular visits of WASH infrastructures;
  • Ensure that project information is shared to the extent possible and that appropriate decisions are made;
  • Ensure project implementation promptly, managing risks and escalating any issues where necessary;
  • Safeguard and update the project data including changes to the project Beneficiaries;


  • BSc Degree in Water Resource Engineering, Hydrogeology, Sanitary Engineering, Hydraulics, and other related fields with a BSc in Civil Engineering with at least 5 years of relevant experience in WASH in an emergency in an international NGO or similar organization with a minimum of 2 years of managerial position;
  • BSc with the same qualification with at least 5 years experience in WASH in emergency
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, and integrity;
  • Proven experience of managing donor(s) funded projects or programs;
  • Good computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Internet with professional software related to WASH (ArcGIS, ArchiCAD, etc)
  • Knowledge and Experience in CLTS, CBEHPP and PHAST;
  • Appropriate skills and experience in the capacity building and training of staff and partners;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in proposal development, budget preparation and report writing;
  • Fluent in oral and written English.
  • Experience in working with most vulnerable communities including refugees
  • Strong leadership skills to manage the project
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, box, outlook, and teams

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Relevant working experience in a refugee setting.
  • Preferably a master’s degree in related fields
  • Project management and proposal writing skills
  • Ability to manage the implementation of the project for the improvement of WASH project and child protection.
  • Working with most vulnerable communities in emergency settings
  • Strong skills in networking with WASH, Child Protection, UNHCR, and Camp leaders and stakeholders at camp and national levels.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Ability to comply with do-no-harm principles.


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

N.B: Women are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to:

https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WorldVisionInternational/details/WASH-Project-Manager_JR32418?q=RWANDA this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process.

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know at wvrwanda-recruitment@wvi.org (no applications will be accepted through this email).

The closing date for submission of applications is June 2, 2024; no late applications will be accepted.

As a child-focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.