WASH Technical Expert

Muslim Hands

Nottingham, UK 🇬🇧

  • Vacancy Reference: WTE/UKPR=R1
  • Position Title: WASH Technical Expert
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Duration: 12-Months’ Fixed Term Contract (6-Months Probationary Period), Extendable and Renewable
  • Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Based at: Nottingham, UK
  • Salary: ÂŁ40,000 – ÂŁ44,000


As a dedicated WASH Technical Expert within Muslim Hands UK, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the organisation’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives. Muslim Hands is a leading international non-governmental organisation committed to sustainable development, with a diverse portfolio spanning Emergency Response, Health, Livelihoods, WASH, and Food Security across 30 countries, predominantly in Asia, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

NB: The following Job Description is illustrative and non-exhaustive in scope.  The post-holder may be required to undertake any reasonable tasks as and when required by Line Manager from time to time to reflect the changing needs of the Organisation

Job Posted: 06/02/2024

Deadline for Applications: 07/03/2024


Position Summary

Develop WASH Standards:

  • Evaluate existing WASH standards and technical documents.
  • Developed detailed programme documentation for different WASH initiatives.
  • Propose enhancements or create new standards aligned with industry best practices.

Project Review and Gap Analysis:

  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of ongoing WASH projects.
  • Identify gaps, needs, and opportunities for learning and improvement.
  • Working with the Muslim Hands Fundraising Department to ensure that the fundraising strategy is aligned with the WASH thematic area
  • Provide training and guidance to country delivery partners and other stakeholders on WASH technical aspects

Horizon Scanning:

  • Provide forward-looking insights by monitoring trends and advancements in the WASH thematic area.
  • Carry out and present research-based findings to guide Muslim Hands’ future strategies.
  • Disseminating Muslim Hands work at conferences and external stakeholders

General Responsibilities

  • To demonstrate Muslim Hands’ values and ethics in own working practices, approach and conduct
  • To support with Fundraising activities from time-to-time, committing to partake in Live-TV-Appeals during our peak periods [Ramadan, Qurbani and Emergencies].
  • To undertake any reasonable responsibilities as required by Line Manager
  • To promote and adhere to all Muslim Hands Policies, Procedures and Professional Practices

Person specification

  • Graduate degree or extensive experience in water sanitation engineering, international development or related fields
  • Extensive relevant experience in WASH program implementation at the field and global level in leading international NGOs or charities
  • Solid understanding of cross-cutting issues and related research agenda in international WASH programmes in humanitarian and development contexts
  • A track record of critical analysis of needs, gaps and opportunities related to the effective delivery of quality programming
  • Proven experience in knowledge development and evidence-based advocacy
  • Proven experience in capacity building, facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, organisational learning, and change processes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write technical documents and give presentations to colleagues in and outside of Muslim Hands
  • Proven experience in participation in technical platforms
  • Ability to develop trust and strong collaborative working relationships

About Muslim Hands

In 1993, a community in Nottingham, moved by the devastation of the Bosnian war, sprang into action. A small group of volunteers began collecting money, clothes and medicine for the people of Bosnia.

Muslim Hands, an international aid agency and NGO, grew from this grass roots movement and since these first efforts, we have responded to countless more emergencies, as well as establishing long term projects such as schools, healthcare clinics and livelihood programmes worldwide.

We are working in over 50 countries and have field offices in over 30 of these. By working closely with our partners and offices on the ground, we are able to distribute aid in an effective, efficient, transparent and wholly accountable manner and to make a lasting difference to the communities we work with.

Dedicated to tackling the root causes of poverty around the world, Muslim Hands is passionate about working beyond the provision of immediate relief, towards supporting communities over the long-term.

How To Apply

Application is by CV and covering letter by email to hr@muslimhands.org.uk or by hard copy to our address.





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