WASH Sector Advisor

World Vision
Juba, South Sudan
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-9 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Job Description


  • To provide technical leadership to WASH Sector in World Vision South Sudan (WVSS).
  • To provide technical input in WASH project design, implementation and reporting based on Project designs and initiatives geared towards reducing conflicts.
  • To lead WASH sector engagement and networking with partners, East Africa Region (EAR) and Support Offices (SOs).


Technical Leadership and Technical Input:

  • Develop WASH Sector technical approaches, implementation guidelines and tools and promote implementation.
  • Undertake periodic project monitoring and technical backstopping.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the WVSS WASH Technical Approach, including identifying on-going priority areas.
  • Ensure that sector budgets are aligned to project designs and DIPs.
  • Define WASH focus areas relevant to WVSS ministry and in accordance with the practical and strategic needs of children;
  • Build the capacity of WVSS staff to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate WASH programs.
  • Provide relevant technical advice to WVSS on WASH technical issues.
  • Ensure that projects adhere to set sector standards(donor, government, cluster, etc)
  • Lead Contextual sectorial analysis to inform strategy and programming.
  • Ensure integration with sector and departments to optimize resource use and program impact.

Engagement and Networking:

  • To actively engage with various WASH networks (within and outside WV Partnership) and regularly update the National Office (NO).
  • Ensure representation on relevant humanitarian cluster and technical working groups to profile WV and influence decision.
  • Regular provide reports and information required by relevant humanitarian cluster.
  • Represent WV in sector specific national, regional and global forums deemed necessary for quality programming and profiling WVSS.
  • Support field research, analysis and documentation of sector promising practices in collaboration with the Policy Advocacy Specialist, QA and communications.

Grant Acquisition and Resource Mobilisation:

  • Provide technical support in needs identification and assessments.
  • Preposition WV in cluster meetings and networks.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements during project implementation.
  • Provide technical support in resource acquisition and project design.
  • Develop realistic project budgets in line with project proposal narrative.
  • Contribute to ‘go/no go decision’ for project location and resource acquisition.


  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Water Resources or Public Health).
  • Minimum 5 years WASH experience fragile context or a country experiencing armed conflict or natural disaster.
  • Minimum 2 years field experience in an emergency response program.
  • Excellent experience in accessing programming resources, especially from donor governments.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in developing proposals and their budgets.
  • Thorough knowledge of project management cycle.
  • Experience in management of implementation teams and project budgets.
  • Experience in models and methods of National staff training, facilitation and capacity building.
  • Experience of implementing Do not Harm /Local capacity for Peace.
  • Experience in developing systems to capture and measure the impact of WASH activities.
  • Highly experienced in representing and presenting at high level meetings.
  • Ability to live and work in difficult conditions.
  • Skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Engineering Design Software (Auto card etc).
  • Excellent English, both spoken and written.

Working Environment / Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-Based Staff with frequent movements to the fields.
  • Travel: 30% domestic/international travels is required.
  • On call: Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.