West and Central Africa WASH Manager (Emergency Health Unit)

Save the Children
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Languages Required: 
English and French


Please note: this job post has expired! To the best of our knowledge, this job is no longer available and this page remains here for archival purposes only.

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as WASH Manager, working with the West and Central Africa Emergency Health Unit (EHU), taking a lead in WASH technical advisory and implementation during deployments for health emergency responses.

In our Humanitarian department, we fight for children every single day. We integrate emergency and development work, through our country programmes. We increase our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As EHU Wash Manager you will play a major role in supporting the strategic development and implementation of the WASH function, fundraising for WASH and generating learning for further innovations within the Humanitarian Public Health technical team. You will also recruit and train WASH Officers, Health Promoters and hygienists  and liaise with Save the Children’s Health staff to ensure implementation of appropriate protocols and effective health promotion. In addition you will:

  • Support country teams to prepare for emergencies, providing training and assisting in development of emergency preparedness plans
  • Be responsible for ensuring correct WASH protocols, systems, services and infrastructures are in place in health facilities particularly Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) facilities
  • Develop donor proposals and WASH components of donor and organisational reports
  • Develop appropriate waste management and infection prevention control (IPC) measures and activities in consultation with the health team
  • Put in place accountability activities for your thematic area, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in WASH programme design.

To be successful you will be educated to Masters level in Public Health, Water Engineering, or a related subject, or have equivalent field experience. Prior experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response including in first phase emergency response is also essential, as is a high level of written and spoken English and French. In addition you will have:

  • A proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in WASH technical skills with experience of managing a WASH team at national level, including national and international staff members
  • Previous experience of health care facility water, sanitation, wastewater and waste disposal and management
  • Experience of implementing WASH programmes within donor constraints, on time and to budget
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • The ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 7th March 2019

Save the Children UK is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities in employment. To see our full statement please visit this link: https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/our-policies/diversity/

Save the Children UK has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please visit this link: https://jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/what-we-offer/

Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based. 

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role