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WatSan Team Leader At Solidarites International (SI)

Date Posted: 15/May/2019
Deadline: 24/May/2019

Solidarités International (SI) is a French humanitarian organisation operating for over 35 years who is committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs:  water, food and shelter.

SI has started activities in North-eastern Nigeria in August 2016 in the fields of Wash and is now intervening in 4 areas of the state for Wash and Shelter activities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


WatSan Team Leader

Beginning of Contract: ASAP    
Contract Duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension) – Probation period: 1 month
Salary And Conditions: In accordance with SI’s Terms of Employment; for national staff in Nigeria 

Goal and Purpose

  • The WatSan Team Leader will coordinate a team of Water and Sanitation officer in order to set up the Water and Sanitation activities, ensuring that Solidarités International technical recommendations and procedures are followed.

List of Main Tasks:
Setting Up The Activities /Control And Supervision:


  • Plan the weekly activities for his/her team and have them approved by his/her Line manager:
    • Plan human resources needs (daily workers, workers...)
    • Plan tool and material needs (request from stock)
    • Anticipate administrative issues (requests in advance)
    • Anticipate logistics issues (transport, communication means...)
  • Organize and carry out, with his/her team, tasks assigned by his/her Line manager
  • Supervise and monitor each stage of activity. Ensure that standards and instructions given by his/her Line manager, as well as Solidarités procedures, are followed
  • Respect schedules and deadlines agreed upon with his/her Line manager
  • Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities and suggest operational solutions

Logistics and Administration:

  • When recruiting daily workers, follow procedures and directives outlined by his/her Line manager and the administrative service
  • Train his/her team members to use and maintain the available tools correctly
  • Track usage with monitoring tools provided
  • Enforce safety procedures
  • Ensure that safety procedures are followed by members of his/her team
  • Monitor the quality and quantity of material delivered to working sites
  • Ensure the receipt and storage of material and equipment necessary for his/her work to be carried out on site

Reporting / Communication:

  • Take part in weekly program meetings and clusters on request
  • Keep his/her monitoring tools and files archived in the Solidarités office, accessible to his/her Team Leader and/or line manager
  • Draw up and submit a weekly task report (which should include progress made by the team) to his/her line manager
  • Take part in the drafting of the monthly program pack
  • Establish and maintain good relations with local participants and communities (populations) in the operational fields
  • Listen to the populations and local participants in the field and report to his/her line manager any non-technical or safety-related issues which could affect the activities or safety of Solidarités International teams

Personal abilities:

  • Professional experience: 2 years of experience in similar position (Supervisor, Team Leader, etc.) in NGO/Private or Public sector.
  • Languages: English, Kanuri, Hausa, Shua (additional languages a plus)

Personal qualities:

  • Team working skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication skills

Technical Competences:

  • BSc/HND Civil and Water resources engineering or related field
  • Good knowledge of planning, implementing and evaluating shelters project
  • IT skills: Excel, Word, Outlook, AutoCAD

Application Instructions:

  • When the above link opens, select "WatSan Team Leader Ngala", fill the form and attach your CV.


  • The CV attached must be named with your 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 final date.

Method of Application

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