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Job Purpose:
The Gender & WASH Project Manager is responsible for managing WaterAid Rwanda Project called” Strengthening capacity for sustainable, climate resilient and gender sensitive WASH in Bugesera District”. The project aims at increasing the capacity of the district authorities and local communities to sustainably manage WASH services. It will also increase the participation of women in decision making and WASH Governance starting from planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
The role of Gender& WASH Project Manager involves working closely with communities, government agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure that WASH project is implemented in a way that promotes gender equality and social inclusion.

Key Accountabilities
The key responsibilities of the Gender & WASH Project Manager include:

1. Project Planning: Developing project plans, timelines, budgets, and resource requirements for WASH projects with a focus on gender equality and social... inclusion.

2. Project Implementation: Managing the implementation of the project “Strengthening capacity for sustainable, climate resilient and gender sensitive WASH in Bugesera District”, ensuring that it is delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.

3. Stakeholder Engagement: Building strong relationships with local communities, government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders to ensure that the project is implemented in a way that meets their needs.

4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track project progress and impact and using this information to make improvements to project implementation.

5. Reporting: Preparing regular reports on the project progress for internal and external stakeholders.

6. Capacity Building: Conducting a capacity needs assessment on sustainable, gender and climate resilient WASH service provision to identify the capacity gaps and to inform capacity development plan, approaches, and tools. Providing training and capacity building support to project staff, community members, and other stakeholders to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge needed to effectively implement WASH projects.
7. Documentation and learning sharing: Documenting the role of capacity building, approaches, and impact in Bugesera. Documenting community engagement and empowerment approaches and results. Documenting learning platforms, their modes of working, their reach, and their sustainability

• Manage and coordinate project implementing partners and stakeholders for successful implementation of FCP
• Work with the programmes team for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the project,
• Ensure quality programme standards in all the implemented projects
• Ensure health and safety at construction sites
• Ensure all the project outcomes are met within time and budget
• Ensure quality donor and project reports are done and submitted on time,
• Ensure donor compliance to donor requirements,
• Organise and lead donor visits,
• Ensure project documentation is properly done and learning shared,
• Represent WaterAid in Project location,
• Ensure good collaboration between project leads at both regional and global levels.
• Ensure WASH infrastructures meet the required standards for climate change resilience
• Support proper documentation of the project to inform future planning and learning
• Support the district capacity building in WASH especially for the district WASH Officers and JADF.
• Supporting advocacy and influencing engagements with district partners, for improvement of access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services through JDAF platform.
• Perform any other activities in interest of WaterAid as assigned by the Leadership.

Person Specifications:
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender, Environmental Health, and Public Health
• Minimum 7 years working experience in the field of WASH and gender programming for candidates with Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum 4 years working experience in the field of WASH and gender programming for Master’s degree candidates.
• Experience of working with INGOs in areas of WASH is required

• Proven experience in managing Gender WASH integrated projects.
• Excellent project management skills including planning, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting.
• Ability to lead and motivate a team towards achieving project objectives.
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills for building partnerships and engaging with stakeholders.
• Proficiency in data analysis and use of relevant software/tools for monitoring and evaluation.
• Familiarity with donor requirements and experience in proposal development.
• Understanding of gender equality and social inclusion principles in WASH programming.

• Excellent skills in writing, producing excellent monitoring and programme / project reports for wider audience
• Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these.
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Team player and able to work independently and with minimal management oversight.
• Ability to adhere to Safeguarding principles.
• Language
• Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda (both written and spoken), and working knowledge of French

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Kigali Rwanda


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