Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Delegate

Canadian Red Cross
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS) is a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world.

  • Are you an experienced professional who works in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) field with international field experience?
  • Do you want to lend your talents to helping families recover and build more resilient communities after disasters?
  • Are you looking for a challenge working in difficult environments that will reshape how you look at community development while helping vulnerable families around the world?

The Canadian Red Cross is looking to expand its register of professionals that can be eventually deployed as delegates in responses in Canada and abroad. When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, rather you are applying to be added to our WASH Register, to be called upon for future international and domestic deployments, as and when the need for your professional skillset is required. As opportunities become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.


Every year thousands of families lose their homes and property due to natural disaster or are forcibly displaced because of violence and war. The SCW (Shelter, Construction and WASH) Unit at CRCS supports Red Cross responses around the world and aims to recruit expert built-environment professionals to work with those who have been affected to rebuild sustainable, resilient communities that are safe and secure. 

This opportunity means that if you are selected to be part of the SCW Register, you will be provided a learning and health pathway towards being a Canadian Red Cross-deployable delegate that can be called upon during times of emergency or project requirements.

Minimum requirements:

  • Post Graduate qualification in one or more of the following professions: Environmental Health, Engineering (civil, mechanical, environmental, chemical, geological/hydrogeological,... etc.) or other relevant field.
  • Further qualification in water or sanitation engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years experience in one or more of the aforementioned professions.
  • Previous work in developing countries for a humanitarian aid organization
  • Experience implementing community-based water, sanitation and/or hygiene programs in the humanitarian sector.
  • Managing and supporting staff
  • Competent computer skills (Windows, Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, Word processing, e-mail)
  • Valid international driving license (manual gears)
  • Demonstrated fluency (spoken and written) in English
  • Successfully complete a Canadian criminal record reference check and vulnerable sector check.

Successful registrants will be provided a learning and health pathway towards being a Canadian Red Cross-deployable delegate that can be called upon during times of emergency or project requirements.

What we offer our delegates:

  • Competitive pay and benefits package
  • Travel, accommodation, medical & insurance coverage when deploying
  • Pre-deployment and recurring training programs and professional development events in Canada and abroad

Want to foresee how you will make a difference? Visit our following websites below to get a glimpse of what we do, aspire to be one of our many current delegates, locate where we deploy, and much more!



If you are up to the challenge and would like to explore the opportunities that the Canadian Red Cross has to offer, please submit your CV/resume and a letter of motivation via our career page at www.redcross.ca

The Canadian Red Cross is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome applications from all applicants particularly Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values.

Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.