Local recruitment: WASH Technical Coordinator

World Vision (WV)

Herat, Afghanistan 🇦🇫

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Technical Support

  • In liaison with the Project Director provide direct technical support to WASH consortium partners to ensure quality, appropriate and timely implementation of WASH Sector interventions in the project.
  • Work with the WASH consortium Partners on WASH related strategies, ensuring that the interventions are adequately layered with other DAWAM project components and activities.
  • Support, facilitate or undertake communication and advocacy activities for the WASH component of the DAWAM Project in consultation with consortium partners.  
  • Provide technical expertise on all WASH activities and work closely with DAWAM project WASH staff to follow up on agreed learnings and actions. 
  • Ensure that all DAWAM WASH partners adhere to and comply with donor guidelines and policies to avoid ineligible costs and risks to project implementation.
  • Identify, coordinate strategic training and capacity development opportunities for WASH partners in the consortium.

Monitoring and reporting

  • Work closely with DAWAM project M&E and Reporting Manager to develop reporting tools, ToRs, design baseline, assessment and endline tools and review reports to ensure data on all WASH indicators is collected, analysed and reported in all project locations. 
  • Ensure regular monitoring of WASH activities under the DAWAM project to ensure the project is on track and is according to developed technical designs, standards and timelines.
  • Consolidate reports from all consortium WASH partners in close collaboration with the M&E and provide regular updates on progress to Project Director and the donor whenever required.
  • Ensure all DAWAM Project monitoring, activity tracking and reporting tools (ITT, M&E plan) are updated and submitted by WASH partners on time. Provide support in introducing the tools, participate in planning and review meetings, if necessary.
  • Organize and conduct regular WASH sector monitoring visits, report to the PMU on findings, potential delays, capture lessons, challenges, provide recommendations for improvements and ensure partners execute solutions and mitigate risks to delays.


  • Lead regular technical programmatic review meetings at the PMU level.
  • Provide support in strengthening collaboration between WASH Partners and other DAWAM project Sectors to enhance integration and coordination for greater overall impact
  • Participate in DAWAM project WASH sector implementation strategy meetings and ensure all partners comply with agreed work plans and key actions. 
  • Represent the consortium and coordinate with MRRD, consortium partner staff and other peer organisations to ensure a well-coordinated and harmonised approach for project delivery of outcomes and outputs.
  • Liaise with consortium partners on project updates, site visits and other communication. 
  • Represent consortium partners in WASH related cluster meetings and forums at National level.
  • In collaboration with the Zonal WASH Advisors and MEAL Managers ensure that DAWAM WASH activities and achievements are reported to the WASH Cluster report Hub in line with cluster guidelines.


  • Adhere to WV Child and Adult Safeguarding policy and standards.
  • Adhere to WV accountability standards.
  • To be aware and prepared to implement WV Afghanistan Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs plan under the context of (Afghanistan) interventions.
  • Required Professional Experience
  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience in the WASH Sector.
  • 2-3 years of working with community mobilization projects.
  • 2-3 years previous experience working with the hygiene and sanitation behaviour change approaches for both development and humanitarian contexts

Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and


University degree in WASH relevant field (Bsc Civil Engineering, Water and Sanitation, Public Health and other related).

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

Relevant technical background and previous experience in emergency response contexts in the WASH sector. Experience working with or for NGOs and/or UN agencies, particularly international humanitarian organisations in humanitarian contexts (e.g. IDPs and returnee settlements). Proven experience managing teams in complex environments. Proven experience working in consortium projects. Relevant professional work experience in designing and managing water and sanitation infrastructure. Proficiency in spoken and written English and Dari is essential. Proficiency in the following computer programmes: Auto-CAD (or other CAD software), Epanet; QGIS; MS Excel, MS Word. Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a hostile/complex multicultural environment as a flexible and respectful team member. Familiarity with international humanitarian and protection standards (e.g. Sphere) Ability to engage and mobilise different community groups and leaders is a necessity. Knowledge of hygiene and sanitation approaches and strategies Must have good attention to detail, all work must be checked. Knowledge and experience in construction is useful. Willingness to travel throughout the project area required, with familiarity with the project area preferred.

Travel and/or

Work Environment


Accessibility to the below mentioned areas/locations is required (please specify): Ghor, Badghis, Faryab, Daykundi, and Bamiyan Provinces.



To be able to travel to remote districts and areas (Ghor, Badghis, Faryab, Daykundi, Kandahar, Uruzgan, and Bamiyan Provinces)



  • Fluency in Dari and/or Pashto, both written and spoken
  • Proficient in English.

Applicant Types Accepted: Local Applicants Only






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