WASH Coordinator

Save the Children

Taiz, Yemen 🇾🇪


The WASH coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of all WASH program activities in Taizz and IBB.  Responsibilities shall include developing monthly plans based on the master plan, ensuring the implementation of all activities to achieve expected results, staff supervision and mentoring, reporting and data collection, identification of unmet needs and participation in the office coordination team. The WASH coordinator will ensure that project activities are consistent with Save the Children’s programming principles and approaches, draw on relevant best practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations.

He/she will provide regular reports on the progress (including monitoring and evaluation follow up) of all SCI WASH activities to the WASH Program Manager/WASH PM

As part of SC’s dual mandate, the WASH coordinator will participate in emergency preparedness activities and be ready to respond in the event of an emergency, as required.


Reports to: WASH Program Manager.

Staff directly reporting to this Post:  WASH Officer/Hardware & WASH Officer/Software.

Staff indirectly reporting to this Post: WASH Engineer Assistants, Water Quality Technician, Hygiene Promotion Assistants, WASH community Mobilization Assistants.

Budget Responsibilities: N\A


Program Planning and Implementation

  • Plan WASH activities in collaboration with the field team after consultation with the WASH PM and coordinate across different program activities to ensure that they are synchronized in a logical order.
  • Oversee the implementation of activities/projects to ensure SCI is meeting its deadlines and maintaining technical standards. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the WASH Manager and WASH Advisor and addressed in an appropriate and timely way.
  • Revise activities bill of quantities in collaboration with WASH PM
  • Regularly visit the activity sites to oversee the implementation of works
  • Support the WASH PM with the identification of HR needs, logistical and financial resources needed at different stages of the activities/project.
  • Identify WASH gaps/needs on the ground of work and prepare assessment reports, funding calls and chances with close frequent coordination with WASH PM.
  • Identify any risks and constraints related to the activity/project and propose alternate strategies to the WASH PM
  • Assist the WASH PM to improve any activities/projects in the field.
  • Ensure that the safeguarding in intervention/project sites is guaranteed.
  • Assist the WASH PM in the updating of tools for monitoring and forecasting financial, logistical and operational programs.
  • Participate to the monitoring and evaluation of SCI’s projects (activity indicators, program result, activity progress and context monitoring) through the design, follow up and report of SCI monitoring, evaluation and learning tools
  • Prepare reports on regular basis including weekly, monthly, quarterly, midterm and final reports according to SCI policy with indicating the challenges, success stories, progress rates comparing to the project work plan and time schedule.
  • Facilitate the work by conducting excellent coordination with local authorities and related stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of activities and secure movement of team supervising ongoing activities.

Staff supervision and mentorship

  • Supervise and mentor direct reports ensuring that they are empowered to achieve their performance objectives and program results
  • Conduct performance reviews of direct reports and support them to set performance objectives
  • Build capacity of direct reports in technical and administrative areas
  • Identify any staffing issues (day-to-day management and/or technical issues) and coordinate closely with the WASH Manager and WASH Advisor to resolve them.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure that all program data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the WASH Manager and/or WASH Advisor.
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports.
  • Lead on and complete bi-weekly sitrep reports and data to feed into the monthly MEAL reports (IPTT).
  • Participate in team reviews of results and program progress.

Collaboration and Representation

  • Represent Save the Children and the program with government and non-governmental agencies to explain the program, secure their support and follow up with them on progress.
  • Actively participate and play a leadership role in the office Coordination Team bringing key issues, proposing solutions and collaborating with other teams to build synergies and efficiencies.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Actively participate in the Country Office’s emergency preparedness and planning processes as requested.
  • In case of emergency, be prepared to contribute to the delivery of an appropriate and timely response.


  • Deliver results in line with the current proposals and Save the Children’s strategy
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with line management

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
  • Education:
  • University Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or Architecture or relevant disciplines, or equivalent field experience



  • At least 2 years of experience in planning and implementation of small scale construction works, mainly community based water and sanitation or related works.
  • Previous experience of working effectively as part of a WASH project team.
  • Experience in supervision of contractors and contract administration.
  • Effective use of computers – Word and Excel and preferably a design and drawing software
  • Commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Good knowledge of safety standards and legislation related to construction and rehabilitation in Yemen
  • A good team worker willing to learn from others, listen and provide sound technical advice on construction that will benefit children
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with good communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


  • Oral and written reporting Language skills in English
  • Registration with a relevant professional authority in Yemen

Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts NGO or humanitarian programming experience

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

“We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

We are looking for people with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children and to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve the living standards of the child.” 

Location: Taiz

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Sep 12, 2021