Temporary WASH Project Officer

Save the Children

Somaliland, , XV

WASH Officer

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


Role Purpose: To contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its Covid19 response and child survival objectives in Maroodijeex region, through the provision of quality water and sanitation programmes in emergencies.  The role will specifically address water and sanitation, temporary construction or rehabilitation needs in emergencies through assessment, programme design, management, capacity building and evaluation. The role exists to assist in implementing direct emergency hygiene promotion and sanitation programmes and build capacities of hygiene promotion assistants, volunteers and support hygiene promotion activities for Save the Children’s core programme sectors of health, education, child protection and hunger reduction In Somaliland

Contract Duration: 6 Months
Location: Hargeisa
Qualifications and Experience
  • A suitable educational qualification in community health, public health, nursing, social science. 

  • Experience in implementing and coordinating hygiene promotion activities, including programme design, implementation and evaluation.

  • Ability to write clear, well-argued assessment and project reports, and assist in preparing successful funding proposals for donors relevant to hygiene promotion

  • Monitoring and evaluation skills including knowledge on KAP surveys

  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Capacity to supervise, train and coach national staff.

  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact  and diplomacy


    Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

    We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

    Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.




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