Shelter & WASH Coordinator

 (via ReliefWeb)
Social Development International (SDI)
Gaziantep, Turkey
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Title: SHELTER & WASH Coordinator**

Location: Gaziantep / Turkey**

Reporting Line: Programs Manager**

Job Status: Fixed term – 1 year (extendable)**

Probation Period: 3 months.


  • Planning and implementing Shelter projects in accordance with SDI’s and donors’ guidelines and standards.
  • Conducting needs assessments and identifying Shelter requirements according to the requirements of the projects.
  • Building capacity of the local Shelter team in Syria depending on the size and structure of the team.
  • Issuing progress and final reports of activities and projects in addition to accomplishments and statistics reports and sending them to donors and SDI’s program manager.
  • Identifying geographic areas of interest to SDI under the humanitarian needs and context of vulnerable populations.
  • Analyzing and reporting humanitarian needs and providing clear and detailed recommendations for interventions
  • Setting proper targeting criteria and mechanisms to afford and meet the identified needs of vulnerable groups.
  • Ensuring technical guidance to implement programs in multiple operation bases through regular field visits (30-50% of the time) according to donors’ and SDI’s requirements, internal procedures and program’s standards.
  • Ensuring monitoring for Shelter projects (field visits, regular program monitoring, budget estimation, staff evaluation and planning, donors reports, monthly reports…etc.)
  • Ensuring preparing and writing Shelter proposal and reporting to donors (framework, narrative, and budget) in cooperation with local staff and support team.
  • Coordinating and cooperating with other program departments and support departments.
  • Coordination with Shelter related partner organizations, NGOs, governmental bodies and groups.
  • Ensure that awareness, water, sanitation and hygiene projects and programs are implemented effectively and professionally according to the culture and practices of the local population.
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene programming.
  • Advising the WASH team on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion programs, in wide coordination with other sectors.
  • Ensure quality and safety of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative regulations and deadlines set.
  • Identify and address staff capacity building opportunities.
  • Evaluate the importance and relevance of current and future programming in relation to the promotion of water, sanitation and hygiene in the local context.
  • Advising on gender mainstreaming, protection and disaster risk reduction in project and program activities.
  • Help prepare water, sanitation and hygiene proposals.
  • Make inquiries to evaluate the water, sanitation and hygiene project costs for one year.
  • Preparing the activity plan and the monitoring and evaluation system for the proposal.
  • Analyze the basic study data to determine the basic needs of the beneficiaries.
  • Pledge to build staff capacity in using mapping tools.
  • Contribute to contingency planning for a potential emergency response in the area of ​​water, sanitation and hygiene if necessary.
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reporting for NGOs and donors, including spending plans and status reports.


Representing the organization externally:

  • Cooperation and coordination with the government, NGOs and UN agencies on Shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene issues at the Turkish level with the direct supervisor.
  • Participate in Shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene meetings at the Turkey level and other relevant humanitarian / recovery coordination meetings.
  • Ensure that all relevant stakeholders have information about the organization's background, program, goals and areas of work and the duration of programs and activities in the field.
  • Strengthening relations with local and regional technical authorities.
  • Ensure that there are valid MOUs with relevant stakeholders in the region.


  • University degree in Architecture, Civil / Environmental Engineering or a related field from an accredited academic institution.


  • Work experience within the required field for at least three years.
  • Proven experience and a good understanding of humanitarian relief operations related to Syrian context, especially in mentioned sectors.
  • Knowledge of Sphere project standards in humanitarian response.
  • Experience with design and analysis software such as Autocad, SkyCiv, Solidface, and similar software, in addition to advanced knowledge of Microsoft office application especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project.
  • Experience in dealing with sensitive issues and appreciation for how to deal with these issues in different contexts.
  • Team leadership and high communication skills.
  • Gender training will be an advantage.

How to apply

To apply, follow the link below:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

Closing date for applications: 28/06/2020.