Expert WASH 


Niamey, Niger 🇳🇪

Are you aiming to work for an organization where it is worthwhile investing your personality, your skills and your time? Are you looking for a job that is exciting and has clear goals? Welcome to Welthungerhilfe!

We are one of the largest and most respected private organisations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. As a politically and confessionally independent organisation, our value-oriented actions are always based on ethical principles. Our vision is clear: “Zero Hunger by 2030” – If you want to become part of our global community to end hunger around the world, we look forward to receiving your application as:

Expert WASH* in Niamey 

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. Employment location will be Niamey, Niger.

As Expert WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene), you will support and advise the program management in the development and implementation of Welthungerhilfe’s WASH strategy in Niger through emergency relief and development activities in the project regions Diffa, Tillabery and Tahoua. In doing so, you will be responsible for the conception as well as for a well thought-out technical quality of the local infrastructure and its monitoring.

Your responsibilities

  • Propose and design relevant WASH components of interventions in target communities, taking into account the triple Nexus approach, and assist in the development of project proposals 
  • Supervise and monitor the technical project implementation of WASH aspects and ensure the involvement of local communities, authorities and state technical services 
  • Responsible for the conception of bills of quantities (BoQs), work plans and budgets
  • With support of the Human Resources department, select and train qualified staff in the field
  • Facilitate project assessments, monitoring and reporting

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in civil engineering, water management or a comparable specialised qualification suitable to the position
  • At least 5 years of project experience in the field of WASH for international (aid) organisations, preferably in the region and in an emergency/development context 
  • Strong intercultural competence and willingness to work in a multinational team 
  • Excellent coordination and organisational skills, including ability to work under pressure
  • Good mental and physical resilience and willingness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for traveling to Welthungerhilfe’s project countries
  • Excellent spoken and written French and English; German language skills would be an asset

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under “Our benefits”.

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by May 8, 2022. Your contact person is Carolin Moellenbeck. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.