WASH Adviser

Save the Children
Goma, Congo (Kinshasa)
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 


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The role

Under the general direction and guidance of the Director of Programme Development and Quality, ensure all programming in WASH is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes to Save the Children’s strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy.

The WASH TA is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved, with frequent visits to the field to support staff capacity and high quality programme implementation. S/he shall facilitate the development of the DRC country office strategy on WASH in integration with health, nutrition, education and protection, and work with colleagues to drive its effective roll-out. S/he will work closely with the advocacy team where appropriate. The WASH TA will represent Save the Children in national forums, such as the national cluster on WASH.


Qualifications and experience

  • A WASH professional with a Degree in hydrologic engineering, construction or related.
  • Significant professional experience, at least 3 years of working at a senior level in WASH for international NGOs, UN or government
  • Excellent understanding of the WASH sector within the DRC context; experience working in integration with other sectors such as health, nutrition and education an advantage.
  • Experience working in Ebola or cholera responses an advantage.
  • Knowledge of and Experience with the Clean Clinic Approach an advantage.
  • Proven representation and advocacy skills.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
  • Experience writing donor funding proposals for institutional grants in excess of US$1 million.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
  • Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and oral. Local languages an advantage.
  • Knowledge of design software AutoCAD or similar and epanet.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

Contract length: 01 Year



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 reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

Location: Goma

Employee Status

: Fixed Term

Closing Date
: Jul 22, 2019