WASH Manager via ReliefWeb

International Medical Corps

Gaziantep, , TR


· Provide water, sanitation and hygiene sectorial leadership and expertise in relevant needs assessments and analysis.

· Conduct updated assessment (directly and remotely) of current situation in collaboration with relevant stakeholders; determine priorities and immediate activities and resources.

· Assess and monitor field based resources and capacities for response (human, material and financial).

· Ensure quality implementation of defined aims and objectives of the overall WASH response program.

· Rapidly adapt design and overall response to the changing situation, taking into account the needs of the community; the current levels of capacity of actors on the ground; and eventual expanding of current programs.

· Plan and manage WASH programs in a phased and prioritized manner with full consultation and co-ordination with International Medical Corps’ staff and other agencies both governmental and non-governmental.

· Select and design water systems including source selection, abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems and/or the rehabilitation of old systems.

· Ensure appropriate management and operation of sanitation system (including excreta disposal, vector control, solid waste disposal, drainage) taking full account of local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms.

· Define, in collaboration with other actors, a suitable hygiene promotion strategy for camp and host community contexts.

· Ensure that issues of protection, gender, livelihoods, DRR and environmental impact, operation and maintenance and sustainability are factored into the program design.

· Ensure Sphere standards both qualitative and quantitative are considered and any departures documented.

· Develop letters of intent, concept papers, budgets and proposals in respect of the above.

· Organize with the logistics and finance departments materials and support needed for all activities.

· Build a team that has the capacity to respond to the emergency, and assist in hiring and training as needed.

· Contribute to ensuring that the response is fully funded by external donors, and manage (HR, financial, implementation) all aspects of emergency WASH interventions.


· Assist in the hiring and development of qualified program staff

· Supervise technical staff to ensure smooth and effective operations

· Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff


· Determine and address training needs for subordinate WASH staff

· Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure consistency and sustainability of intervention


· Maintain frequent communication with WASH coordinator and senior management to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated

· Work with Logistics and Finance staff to ensure the timely coordination of programs supplies are within budgeted targets

· Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary


· Collaborate with security officer/Team Leader in order to maintain safety and security of staff in the field

· Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies by WASH staff


· Actively promotes PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.


· Bachelor’s degree or higher diploma in water and sanitation engineering, civil engineering, or related field.

· 3+ years of relevant work experience (minimum of 2 years in humanitarian situations; camp settings a plus).

· Experience in emergency response, including rapid assessments and needs analysis

· Experience in effective hygiene promotion in humanitarian contexts.

· Demonstrated analytical, project conceptual and planning skills projects, clear and realistic activity

· Fluency in English (both oral and written skills)

· Able to prepare plans and reports, planning, negotiation and leadership skills.

· Willingness to travel in highly insecurity areas.

· Profound cross-cultural awareness and sound knowledge of public health issues

· Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

· Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations

· Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources