Program Manager at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarites International (SI) is an organization that provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster.

Program Manager at Solidarites International (SI) 1

Job Title: Program Manager

Job Location: Gusau – Zamfara

Job Details:

  • The program manager WASH is responsible for implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the operation proposals.
  • (S)he is responsible for overseeing operational teams assigned to the program.
  • (S)he guarantees the good performance and the quality of the program(s) WASH implemented, and, where appropriate, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure relevance.

List of Main Tasks
Diagnosis and project design:

  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of diagnostics
  • Participate in the design and the financial dimension of the human and logistical programs to implement
  • Prepare the appendixes and technical chapters (of logical framework) of operation proposals
  • Implement activities in compliance with the annual operational strategy, Solidarity International technical requirements, and donor criteria

Implementation and operational monitoring:

  • Plan and oversee the implementation of program WASH that (s)he is responsible for, both on-time and within the set technical specifications
  • Plan the activity or activities WASH with the support Departments (administrative, logistics), according to objectives
  • Propose and develop indicators for monitoring program activities WASH and context
  • Use management, activity, results, and context monitoring tools
  • Respect SI procedures
  • Provide support and advice to the logistics base for the purchase of materials specific to activities WASH
  • Assess the relevance of activities, the effectiveness of interventions, and their appropriateness in light of changing circumstances and the needs of populations
  • Propose adjustments to programs if necessary
  • Ensure the achievement of results of the programs (s)he is responsible for
  • Anticipate the difficulties associated with conducting activities WASH and help solve problems related to programs WASH
  • Propose program changes WASH according to the changing environment and indicators
  • In collaboration with the administrative service, contribute to the development of program budgets, budget follow up and proposal budgets for the program parts
  • Develop the state of needs and the Treasury requests with activity managers
  • Report the state of decentralized inventory to the logistics department (“field” inventory)


  • Write the capitalization documents in accordance with SI tools
  • Prepare handover reports before the end of his/her employment contract and forward them to concerned parties in the mission and at headquarters
  • Ensure diffusion of SI technical documentation


  • Participate in validating recruitment for the national technical staff WASH ,
  • With the administrative department, define the prerequisites for the WASH vacant positions and, if necessary, adapt the referent job profile.
  • Welcome and brief new employees or volunteers working under his/her responsibility
  • Implement training related to operational requirements WASH and the identified training needs
  • Manage and support the team under his/her responsibility
  • Conduct workshops and regular or ad hoc meetings
  • Evaluate the performances of his/her team members
  • Identify potential changes in members of his/her team(s) and provide feedback to the Program Manager / HR Desk Referent
  • Make sure his/her team(s) follow the safety rules

Reporting / communications / representation:

  • Share with the appropriate authority any information on the security context and any event which may have consequences on SI activities and team safety
  • Write reports and annexes concerning his/her activity(ies) for donor reports and/or amendment
  • Ensure compliance with reporting deadlines and guidelines
  • Maintain a local operational communication network and positive relations with the local/governmental authorities, donor representatives, UN and other international agencies in cooperation with the Program Manager and Program Coordinator
  • Assure Solidarités International’s representation in the meetings or forums concerning the program in his/her place of employment…activity…
  • Represent SI on request and/or delegation
  • Respond to the requirements of Headquarters concerning specific needs
  • Write the administrative documents to be signed (MOU, handover…) jointly with governmental authorities, communities or partners

ProfileResident of Zamfara State (position not opened to delocalization)

Minimum of two years’ experience as Program Manager or in a similar role

BSc degree in Engineering or similar background

Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)

Familiarity with electronic databases

Ability to deliver high quality outputs in a timely manner

Fluent in spoken and written English, Hausa and Fulani, ability to read and write

A good listener, a good communicator, ability to prioritize and work with little supervision, team player, excellent interpersonal skills.

Good understanding of north west humanitarian context



  • Hard copy applications will also be received in our Solidarites Intenational Gusau Office at Karma Guess – Gusau
  • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
  • As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the application closing date.

Deadline: January 14, 2021

Job Features

Job CategoryProject Management