WASH Technical Advisor (Syria Response)

Amman, , JO


To provide guidance and overall technical support for WASH programming, enhancing World Vision’s Syria Response capacity. To develop, support, and coordinate the implementation of WASH activities for Syrian Refugees and host communities in Syria, Jordan, and Turkey.


Program Development:

  • Formulate local WASH strategy within the response strategy and disseminate it to the Syria Response teams.

  • Coordinate with WV technical leads at the regional and global level to ensure alignment and best practice.

  • Support development of Syria Response Strategy, particularly for the WASH sector.

  • Ensure appropriate community and partner engagement in development and implementation of WASH programs.

  • Support the recruitment process of relevant WASH staff.

  • Ensure development of WASH activities in alignment with government, Donor, Sphere, WV, and sector DADD guidance.

  • Support in the organizational capacity assessment of partner and potential partner organizations.

Capacity Building:

  • Coach/mentor/manage WASH related projects/activities in coordination with the Operations Department, to improve the quality of implementation.

  • Ensure staff understand and implement best practice/project models/approaches.

  • Identify and work with Operations/P&C to build the capacities of staff, particularly WASH specialist staff.

  • Identify and work with partner organizations to improve their capacity to implement quality WASH interventions.

  • Ensure compliance with donor, grant, technical standards and budgets.

  • Provide technical input and recommendations in the procurement process for WASH services and materials.

Coordination, Networking, Fundraising:

  • Represent World Vision at WASH sector coordination/donor meetings.

  • Build relationships with other WASH actors, UN, Donor Representatives, other NGOs.

  • Seek opportunities to collaborate with other organizations in both coordination, learning, and programing.

  • Network with other WV entities, particularly around best practices, technical approaches, and resource acquisition.

  • Provide WV’s Communication and Advocacy department with information to highlight WV’s WASH activities and impact.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • In cooperation with the MEAL department, strengthen the monitoring and reporting system.

  • Assist the MEAL department in the selection of appropriate indicators and tools for monitoring WASH activities.

  • Review, analyze, provide input and feedback on WASH program/project reports to improve quality (including assessments, design documents, monitoring, project, and evaluation reports).

  • Utilize monitoring and evaluation data to make operational improvements.

  • Ensure compliance with WV and donor standards in implementation and management of WASH programs.

  • On a quarterly basis, provide a WASH sector report for the Syria Response.

Learning and Research:

  • Ensure experiences and lessons learned are shared between teams and incorporated into new concepts/proposals.

  • Design and carry out sectoral assessments.

  • Collaborate with MEAL department, sectoral or academic actors to identify and pursue focused research initiatives.

  • Identify new trends and opportunities in order to adapt technical approaches and projects.

  • Provide support and close monitoring to test new/adapted project models/approaches.

  • Identify unintended consequences and work to adjust projects and sectors to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities.

Other Duties as required by Direct Supervisor.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in humanitarian WASH interventions.

  • Strong understanding of WASH processes and models.

  • Good coordination and networking skills.

  • Ability to work in and contribute to a collaborative team environment.

  • Willingness and ability to travel to project areas.

  • Excellent analytical/problem solving skills.

  • Detail Oriented.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Humanitarian relief experience with INGOs or UN in the WASH sector.

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Water Management, or relevant Social Science.

  • Excellent knowledge and communication skills in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage.

  • Jordanian citizenship would be an advantage.

  • Experience working with major donors.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.