Water Sanitation and Hygiene Technician

Save the Children

Zahlé, Lebanon 🇱🇧


Save the Children Lebanon is implementing a large and varied Shelter and WASH program to meet the needs of the refugees and host communities in Lebanon. The role is required in order to ensure technical quality of the Shelter and WASH programming at field-level. The WASH Technician will be responsible for conducting technical assessments, technical monitoring, Hygiene awareness sessions, monitoring of water trucking, desludging, water quality and supervision of new installation & rehabilitation activities in Informal Settlements.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


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)


  • Reports to: WASH Officers
  • Staff reporting to this post: WASH Volunteers


Programme Implementation/Management

  • Conduct technical assessments of existing WASH services & systems in Informal Settlements.
  • Develop technical proposals and Bills of Quantities (BOQ) and cost estimates including material, labour and transportation requirements for all shelter and WASH related works.
  • Prepare technical drawings, where required.
  • Support all technical aspects of quality control.
  • Conduct regular visits to beneficiaries.
  • Attend and support distributions.
  • Conduct Hygiene promotion awareness sessions.
  • Provide the necessary trainings to community WASH committees.
  • Monitoring of water trucking, desludging, water quality.
  • Implementation of sewage treatment plants.
  • Provide daily/weekly reports, as requested.
  • Contribute to data entry, as needed.

Programme Design/Development

  • Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of activities by collecting appropriate data from selected beneficiaries, using pre-made questionnaires.
  • Conduct regular site visits to supervise and/or monitor progress and quality.
  • Conduct Post Distribution / Intervention Monitoring. Conduct awareness sessions on Save the Children’s Feedback Mechanism System, and encourage its use


  • 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.
  • Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with your line management.


  • Degree in the engineering or similar fields.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English


  • 1 to 2 years of experience in the Shelter & WASH sector.
  • Experience in fieldwork and community mobilization.
  • Experience in conducting training and sensitization sessions for communities and beneficiaries.
  • Computer skills (especially Excel).
  • Strength in interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

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: Zahle

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Dec 1, 2021






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