WASH Coordinator

Save the Children

Kabul, Afghanistan 🇦🇫


Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The WASH Coordinator is responsible for management of WASH and WASH integrated projects. S/he will be responsible for implementation and monitoring of the project with close coordination project managers, WASH engineers to ensure about the quality and effective implementation of the project by means of weekly and monthly budget and indicator tracking; collation of incoming data from field activities; coordination with provincial government stakeholders and existing coordination mechanises; regulating and monitoring the progress of the field staff; writing and editing project reports (monthly, quarterly, and final); and preparing routine email correspondence for this project. In addition, the post holder will support the capacity building of project staff at provincial level. A proven leader of a unit, s/he will also ensure that all unit staff have objectives, performance feedback and weekly / monthly workplans to follow.


Reports to: BHA Humanitarian Senior Program Manager
Staff reporting to this post: WASH Officers as dotted reporting line (technically)


•    Support the Senior Program Manager and project field staff in the preparation, review, and periodic revision of their detailed WASH implementation plans and management.
•    Monitor the implementation progress of the project by means of provincial field visits (security permitting) and periodic meetings with local stakeholders.
•    Work with the provincial based project team for the implementation of monthly targets; weekly work plans; database management; regular reviews of target indicators; and the processing of status updates from field staff.
•    Prepare and monitor the detailed procurement plan, so that project material is purchased on time and within budget.
•    Work closely with the Senior Program Manager to implement the project objectives within the budget.
•    Ensure all training and related materials are prepared and that the staff orientated on time in province.  
•    Ensure that the project team have objectives and regular performance reviews with constructive feedback.
•    On an ongoing basis, support and coach project staff to strengthen capacities. 
•    Set weekly and monthly targets for the team.
•    Participate in meetings with key stakeholders’ meetings. 
•    Carry out field-based needs assessments and gap analyses in term of WASH where appropriate.
•    Ensure project management approaches following SCI standards and ethical principles (including the humanitarian principles).
•    Ensure that timely and accurate reports are provided to the Senior Program Manager.
•    Support the day to day implementation of WASH component in the projects.
•    Collaborate with WASH specialist to ensure that quality benchmark trainings are held, understood and achieved. 
•    Monitor the WASH software activities and regular visits to the project sites.
•    Organize the team’s work: optimize the distribution of tasks according to the members’ potentials.
•    Develop contacts and explain to stakeholders and to populations the activities and the objectives of the programs;
•    Represent the organization with the beneficiaries with the agreement of the hierarchical supervisor;
•    Inform local authorities about all aspects of the programs; drive the development of the project’s HBCC activities to ensure the inclusiveness and ‘no child left behind’ messaging, across several awareness raising platforms.
•    Develop project tools and guidance to ensure quality implementation and monitoring of WASH standards. 
•    Identify potential WASH/HBCC training needs of Save the Children and its partners staff, and support development of short trainings and/or reviews of WASH/HBCC implementation.
•    Support evidence-based learning for programme development, innovation, improvement and advocacy, ensuring that lessons learned are properly documented, effectively disseminated and, incorporated into wider design and implementation of SCI’s work.
•    Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to ensure quality MEAL systems and frameworks for WASH activities that monitors the impact of projects and progress towards strategic programme objectives.

Reporting and Documentation
•    Prepare and edit project reports –– monthly, quarterly, and final.
•    Collate incoming data from field activities.
•    Ensure that field-level workplans are reported against every two weeks. 

Coordination and Representation
•    Meet regularly with the field staff and community leaders for maximum coordination, information sharing, and problem solving.
•    Liaise with the MEAL Department for outcome-level analyses (quantitative and qualitative) of the project’s progress, beneficiary impact, and challenges from the field.
•    Ensure that the views of community staff are factored into programme implementation throughout the life cycle, and to bring improvements both in terms of efficiency and quality.
•    Have close collaboration with WASH specialist about development on any new tools for WASH. 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

•    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; and 
•    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; and
•    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; and 
•    Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
•    Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions; and 
•    Willing to take disciplined risks.
•    Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.


•    Degree in Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Social Sciences or related field from an accredited/recognized institute. 
•    Courses in Engineering Design, Bill of Quantity, Hydrology Survey and familiar with Auto Cad, communication techniques such as graphic design, visual language and in the use of mobile technology and social media in behaviour change campaigns.
•    Familiar with project management cycle (PMC) 


•    At least three years’ experience in designing and implementing of WASH/HBCC related interventions for humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response and recovery efforts. 
•    Proven experience with WASH/HBCC material and message design, and capacity strengthening.
•    Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and advocate consensus. 
•    Experience in water trucking and drinking water supply with sustainable approach.  
•    Experience planning and facilitating workshops and meetings, with excellent presentation skills. 
•    Ability to “think out of the box” and to make innovative proposals as related to WASH integration as service provider to SC core sector such Health & Nutrition, Education, FSL and Protection. 
•    Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing, fluid environment; including possessing skills in proactive and strategic thinking, problem solving, demand prioritization, and flexibility.
•    Excellent written and verbal English language skills including writing reports, and program success stories.
•    Strong knowledge of structures at national, district, and community levels and a minimum of one year working experience for the public health issues at the national level.
•    Good understanding of Dari and Pashto languages. 

Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities 
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Location: Kabul

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Nov 23, 2021