Infrastructure Manager – South Sudan/GAWASH
Blumont is a global organization working in concert with local communities to design and implement innovative approaches to build infrastructure, deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance, and foster opportunities for long-term stability and development. With two decades of experience working in the world’s most challenging environments, we have the capacity to effectively operate in nearly any conditions. Blumont serves refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of conflict, and other underserved populations through programming tailored to local contexts and needs in order to empower communities from relief and recovery to sustainable resilience.
Blumont is looking to identify and collaborate with an Infrastructure Manager for the upcoming South Sudan Gender Aware Sustainable Water, and Sanitation Hygiene Activity (GASWASH) project to be funded by USAID. The project will look to expand gender-sensitive sustainable access to basic safe drinking water, basic sanitation coverage, and increase uptake of key hygiene behaviors to improve health and household resilience in accordance with USAID South Sudan Strategy.
The Infrastructure Manager must be an experienced and independent professional who helps the project meet its goals and objectives by designing and managing the construction activities in a timely manner. S/he must provide expert guidance to both the COP as well as construction Subcontractors.
Other duties include, but are not limited to:
- Engage the private sector and social enterprises to support water system management
- Supervise the day-to-day construction activities of the USAID funded program.
- Foster the private sector’s role in WASH supply chains, market linkages, and construction, including where the public sector has begun to phase out large scale subsidization of the spare part supply chain and transition toward a commercialized national and sub-national supply chain with ample focus on reliable, high-quality pumps and parts.
- Adoption of key WASH behaviors by individuals, households and communities increased and harmful gender norms relevant to WASH addressed
- Ensures that all policies and practices instituted are compliant with USAID’s performance monitoring, policy and compliance programming requirement
- Creation of water infrastructure investments focused on community systems strengthening and include nearby or health facilities
- Creation of infrastructure investments sensitive to gender roles, incorporating input from women, men, youth, children, and vulnerable groups and empower all users to utilize and operate and maintain facilities
- Develop and employ new and locally appropriate, innovative, supportive approaches to achieve O&M sustainability and provide innovative solutions to both preventative and corrective maintenance needs in complex environments, including in any schools or health facilities where infrastructure has been rehabilitated or constructed.
Qualifications and Skills:
· At least 10 years’ experience in small scale infrastructure development;
· At least 5 years’ experience in low-cost, context-appropriate infrastructure design and management of the related procurements;
· A bachelor’s degree or higher in civil engineering; and.
· Be a licensed Professional Engineer in the United States.