Wash Advisor


Damascus, Syria 🇸🇾

  • Location: Syria – Damascus
  • Hours: 40
  • Salary: As per Oxfam Salary Scale
  • Region: MENA
  • Job Family: Programme
  • Division: International
  • Grade: C1
  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: 1 February 2023

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have Graduate qualification in either one of the following: water and/or sanitation engineering; environmental, public, or preventive health; community development ?

Do you have at least over  five  years of  international humanitarian relief field work experience on large scale WASH, Public Health Engineering or Public Health Promotion  coordination ?

Do you have  technical understanding of small to large scale urban water and sanitation infrastructure projects, and a detailed comprehension of appropriate community engagement/hygiene promotion activities ?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

The Role

We are looking for Wash Advisor  To provide strategic technical leadership and capacity building to programme teams in the design, implementation and monitoring of Oxfam’s WASH programme in Syria. This will involve contextual analysis, WASH sector assessments, implementing the current strategy, internal and external coordination / representation, ensuring the consolidated and quality implementation/follow-up of Oxfam’s WASH programme in Syria, and integrating WASH into multi-sectoral programming (with Gender, Protection and Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods). The role will influence strategic and operational decision-making within the WASH programme in line with the Oxfam’s overall strategy for Syria.  Oxfam in Syria is a principal WASH INGO provider.

What we are looking for

Our next Wash Advisor  will require  At least over five  years of  international humanitarian relief field work experience on large scale WASH, Public Health Engineering or Public Health Promotion  coordination and direct implementation programmes, employing  community engagement and hygiene behaviour change approaches,  in a range of  environments – urban, peri-urban, rural and collective shelters/schools targeting both displaced and host populations, and complex armed conflict contexts

We offer

This role  offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply 

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  OR

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and respond to three key questions related to your experience in xxx. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.






IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development