WASH Coordinator

Save the Children

Dohuk, Iraq 🇮🇶

Under the direct supervision of the field Manager, the post holder will be responsible for implementing and coordinating a WASH Programme. Specific roles will be carried-out by the WASH coordinator including sectoral assessment, project planning, implementation, monitoring and coordination. Budget management 

The position is specifically oriented towards both the WASH in emergency and early recovery responses in the context of Duhok governorate and the IDPs and Refugees camp. With the aim towards maximizing the impact of SC’s interventions, special attention will be made on the integration of the WASH sector with other core sectors of Save the Children such as education and child protection, 


Reports to: Duhok Field Manager
Staff reporting to this post: WASH Officer & Hygiene Promotion Officer
Budget Responsibilities: N/A
Role Dimensions: Work closely with programs, procurement and finance teams 
Programme Support:
•    With support from senior technical staff, carry-out WASH assessments in coordination with other SC thematic sections, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s, gender, people with disability and elder needs.
•    With support from senior WASH colleagues, help develop project plans and budgets.
•    With support from senior WASH colleagues, support fundraising for your area, including contributing to the development of high quality concept notes and proposals.
•    Implement projects as set out in WASH project planning documents, flagging up both successes and risks to senior managers in a timely manner.
•    Support the preparation of WASH programme and donor reports on project activities. 
•    Conduct performance review for the direct reporting staff, and support other sector staff on how to conduct the review. 
•    Identify project supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to ensure materials arrive in good time.
•    Carry out monitoring and evaluation of project activities as agreed in a monitoring and evaluation framework.
•    Ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all relevant stakeholders, including disaster affected children and their families.
•    To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:
•    Participate in WASH cluster meetings and forums at field office level, sharing information from Save the Children programmes.
•    In collaboration with other senior WASH colleagues, participate in feeding in learning, experiences and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.
•    Deliver results in line with the current proposals and Save the Children’s strategy – to do this in a way which maintains the reputation of the WASH team.
•    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.
•    Help be responsible for the security of all staff. Ensure that the security, health and well-being of staff are ensured and staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect SCI’s principles of equity and fairness.
•    To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with your line management.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
•    holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
•    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 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
•    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
•    approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
•    develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
•    willing to take disciplined risks.
•    honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
•    At least BSC Degree in engineering, water, sanitation, or public health

Communication and Technical Skills:
•    Good English communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Computer Skills and familiar with Drawing Software and BoQ/Cost Estimation /Project Progress report.
•    Personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
•    Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environment according to project requirements. 

•    Strong/Good/Relevant Significant people management skills/experience and proven ability to create an environment which encourages team-working and motivates a team across various geographical areas.
•    At least one year of management experience (Managing activities and staff). 

•    Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
•    Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
•    Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy
•    Experience in related field, including minimum three year of working in WASH-related humanitarian programmes. 
•    Previous experience of working effectively as part of a WASH project team
•    Commitment to working through systems of community engagement and accountability
•    Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and learning. 
•    Commitment to capacity building and developing others
•    Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
•    Good communication skills in written and spoken English
•    Strong influencing skills
•    Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
•    The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
•    Commitment to the aims and principles of SCI. In particular, a good understanding of the SCI mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

•    Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
•    Humanitarian programming experience 
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.

The Organisation 

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.   

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: 

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday  

All children learn from a quality basic education and that, 

Violence against children is no longer tolerated  

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.  

Application Information: 

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.   

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. 

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.