Local recruitment: WASH Engineer x2

Save the Children

Gaziantep, Türkiye 🇹🇷

Hatay, Türkiye 🇹🇷

The Opportunity

On February 6 at 4:17 am local time, the strongest earthquake since 1939 struck southern Türkiye, at a magnitude of 7.8, with its centre in Pazarcık district of Kahramanmaras province. 

Save the Children is focussing on life saving support in this initial stage, which will be followed by rehabilitation-based efforts in the program area. SCI aims to reach more children through integrated program intervention. 

Shelter and WASH Engineer aims to conduct infrastructure damage need assessment, prepare feasibility reports to establish temporary and semi-permanent structures, develop the bill of quantity (BOQ), cost estimate and monitor checklist etc. WASH Engineer needs to ensue existing national WASH policies and guidelines, Sphere standard, SCI policy etc are considered while implementing any WASH activities.  More specifically, WASH Engineer is expected to;

In order to be successful you will bring/have: 


  • Professional experience of 2 years minimum in the field of water and sanitation infrastructure.
  • Degree or other relevant qualification in civil engineering, environmental engineering hydraulics.
  • Fluent in spoken and written Turkish language.
  • High level computer skills (Ms Office, CAD). 
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate, a child focused approach and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


  • Experience with working in humanitarian sector. 
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of Arabic language.
  • Direct experience in Save the Children’s area of operation.

Position holder will be based in Gaziantep or Hatay, therefore legal right to work in Türkiye is necessary at the time of application.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 
Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better. Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy. 

Location: Istanbul

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Apr 1, 2023






IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development