WASH Coordinator via ReliefWeb

Gaziantep, Turkey 🇹🇷

Who we are?

IDA is an international independent non-governmental organization providing medical and humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics regardless of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

IDA was founded in 2012 by Syrian doctors from Aleppo in response to the healthcare and humanitarian crisis in Syria.

IDA Syria is the main healthcare provider in Northern Aleppo/Syria area, working closely with 500,000 IDPs and 700,000 host community through 20 healthcare facility and other health and nutrition projects

During last year, IDA has provided 1.2 million services in Heath, Nutrition, WaSH and Camp Management

The WASH Coordinator will be charged with the prioritization and coordination of the WASH interventions, and contribute to the development of concept papers and proposals for interventions, will be conducting the assessment, planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of technical interventions. These will have a strong link to ongoing or planned water and sanitation, as well as health and activities.

  • Provide water, sanitation and hygiene sectorial leadership and expertise in relevant needs assessments and analysis
  • Conduct updated assessment (directly and remotely) of current situation in collaboration with relevant community and stakeholders; determine priorities and immediate activities and resources.
  • Assess and monitor field based resources and capacities for response (human, material and financial).
  • Ensure quality implementation of defined aims and objectives of the overall WASH response program
  • Rapidly adapt design and overall response to the changing situation, taking into account the needs of the community; the current levels of capacity of actors on the ground; and eventual expanding of current programs
  • Select and design water systems including source selection, abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems and/or the rehabilitation of old systems.
  • Ensure appropriate management and operation of sanitation system, taking full account of local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms.
  • Define, in collaboration with other actors, a suitable hygiene promotion strategy for camps and host community contexts.
  • Ensure Sphere standards both qualitative and quantitative are considered
  • Ensure the quality aspect in selection and design of water systems including source selection (ground water, surface water), abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems and/or the rehabilitation of old systems
  • Organize with the logistics, HR and finance departments materials and support needed for all activities.
  • Carry out quality assessments in camps, Community Support Projects and Health Facilities; Conduct updated assessment (directly and remotely) of current situation in collaboration with relevant stakeholders; determine priorities and immediate activities and resources
  • Facilitate Water supply and water quality monitoring


  • Bachelor’s degree or master degree in civil engineering, public health or related field.
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience (minimum of 2 years in humanitarian situations; camp settings a plus).
  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience (minimum of 1 year in humanitarian situations)
  • Experience in emergency response, including rapid assessments and needs analysis
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written skills)
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, design skills and planning skills, clear and realistic activity timetable development, agreement, and overseeing implementation
  • Able to prepare plans and reports, planning, negotiation and leadership skills
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
  • Eligible to work legally in Turkey

Independent Doctors Association does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, and committed to acting professionally and ethically.

Independent Doctors Association is zero tolerable with any SEA case, IDA is creating the best environment to make sure that all staff have understood SEA and how to report in case there is any suspected case *


Applications should include a detailed CV and a cover letter and should be submitted in English with the code: WASH0719 in the email subject to following email address, respectively: [email protected]