Sector Advisor WASH


Goma, , CD

Are you aiming to work for an organization where it is worthwhile investing your personality, your skills and your time? Are you looking for a job that is exciting and has clear goals? Welcome to Welthungerhilfe!
We are one of the largest and most respected private organisations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. As a politically and confessionally independent organisation, our value-oriented actions are always based on ethical principles. Our vision is clear: “Zero Hunger by 2030” – If you want to become part of this joint mission and support us in the fight against hunger worldwide, we look forward to receiving your application as:
Sector Advisor WASH*
in Goma
The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration until December 31, 2021. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, with frequent travel to the Ituri and North Kivu provinces.
As Sector Advisor WASH you will be in charge of all water, sanitation and hygiene activities within a project that aims at rehabilitating water points, implementing hygiene awareness measures, distributing WASH kits and preventing epidemics at community level. You will take over the technical management of the project and ensure that project results are achieved in terms of promoting hygiene, raising awareness of behavioural changes in the communities and supporting communities’ access to clean water. You will oversee the WASH staff in the field to ensure that effective and consistent WASH policy models are implemented and contribute to the development of project work plans and performance reports.
Your responsibilities
  • Take over the technical lead on all WASH activities
  • Manage the development of project work plans and ensure that project objectives are met
  • Lead the planning, supervision and monitoring of both emergency and community WASH structures
  • Active participation in the development of new WASH projects
  • Close cooperation with project staff, government agencies and other stakeholders to design and implement targeted strategies to improve the access, safety, use and maintenance of small-scale water infrastructure for local communities
  • Participate in the recruitment and supervision of WASH staff during project implementation
  • Collaborate with other ongoing WHH projects in DRC to ensure an effective and consistent coordination of project activities
  • Maintain records of all WASH performance indicators and adjust the implementation plan accordingly
  • Participate in relevant coordination meetings to present project activities, ensure coordination with other projects and assure the highest quality of project implementation
  • Act as the primary representative of the project’s WASH activities within and outside the project
Your profile
  • A university or polytechnic degree in a relevant field, preferably in engineering and/or water resource management
  • At least 5 years of technical experience in implementing WASH programmes in a developing country
  • Extensive regional experience and proven commitment to remote communities, local governmental WASH or water systems, processes and service delivery models in developing countries
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate
  • Excellent diplomacy and communication skills, ability to engage a range of actors from local stakeholders to Ministers of the National Government
  • Strong planning skills, ability to work under pressure and to deliver results in a challenging context
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  • Excellent spoken and written English; French and/or Kiswahili language skills are highly desired; communication skills in German are welcome
Our offer
We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under “Our benefits”.
Please send your application via our online recruiting system by May 10, 2020. Your contact person is Barbara Kuersten.
*We welcome applications from all people, regardless of gender, confession, or origin. In case of equal qualification, people with disabilities will be given preferential consideration.