WASH Coordinator

 (via ReliefWeb)
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Position Start Date : Middle of April 2019

Duration : 6 months, to be confirmed if funding available

Location : Cox’s Bazar - Bangladesh

Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled

Tdh :

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 45 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 3 million children and their relatives, in the domains of health, protection and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum.

Context :

Following the massive displacement of more than 600 000 people into Bangladesh since end of August 2017, Tdh has put in place an important emergency response plan to provide relief to the Rohingya refugees, notably on health and nutrition, WASH and protection.

The WASH Coordinator is responsible for the overall management and development of WASH programming. He/She ensures the monitoring of qualitative and operational aspects of the delegation’s programs on a day-to-day basis. He/She guarantees the smooth functioning of WASH activities on the bases.

Responsibilities :

  • Provide technical and management leadership to the WASH program in accordance with best practice and Tdh policy.
  • Ensure the management and implementation of delegated portfolio of projects within the program (activities, budget, plans of action, and project documentation) in line with proposals, objectives, strategies and donor requirements while ensuring high technical quality.
  • Ensure that financial, logistical and human resources are meeting needs for a smooth implementation of WASH programs, especially within the framework of new project suggestions, in coordination with the Field Coordinator an the Program Coordinator.
  • Contribute to the development of country sector strategic direction, plans and proposals.
  • Stay informed of changes in the humanitarian and political context in the area of intervention, particularly WASH related, ensuring that these subscribe properly to Tdh’s mandate and the country strategy.
  • Participate in preparing a mission strategy contributing on WASH aspects, involving local and international teams in reflection workshops that lead to recommendations/suggestions to the Coordination team.
  • In collaboration with the M&E team, develop and roll out plans and tools to ensure data are collected to better report on activities and to improve quality services for beneficiaries including: needs assessment, baseline and impact surveys.
  • Represent the organization locally amongst donors, NGOs, International Organizations and local authorities and report representation action to the Country Representative in his/her periodical report, communicated ad-hoc when necessary.

Profile :

  • University degree in relevant field such as hydrology, hydraulic, geology, civil engineering, or environmental engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in humanitarian project co-ordination.
  • Experience in WASH project management in humanitarian context, especially in emergency WASH activities implementation.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English (C2).
  • Successful track record of developing humanitarian strategies and securing high levels of funding from institutional donors (OFDA; BPRM; DFID; ECHO; UN; etc.).
  • Extensive project management experience (management; planning; staff development and training skills) in emergency · Management experience and strong team leadership qualities.
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure.
  • A commitment to excellence; attention to detail.

Salary :

Expatriate contract under Swiss labor code 3’400 CHF (~2’950 €) < > 4’750 CHF (~4’100 €) net /month according to experience x 13 times, Vacancy: 25 days annual leaves local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.

Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies :

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies
  • Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in.

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?

Procedure :

Please applying directly online: http://www.jobs.net/j/JrnRtZOv?idpartenaire=20007

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.

We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.

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How to apply:

Please applying directly online: http://www.jobs.net/j/JrnRtZOv?idpartenaire=20007

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.