WASH Technician Assistant

Save the Children

Mosul, Iraq 🇮🇶

Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

The post requires strong familiarity and substantial experience in construction and provision of technical advisory related to the construction of water and sanitation facilities. A familiarity of the program cycle and project management as well as active participation in the identification and pursuit of strategic options for the project and the organization will be required of the post.  
Reports to: WASH Officer/ WASH Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post: WASH Supervisors
Budget Responsibilities: None
Role Dimensions: Civil Engineering, Hydrolic Engineering, Water supply, Sanitation 

Need Assessment 

•    Participate in the implementation of WASH needs assessments and assessment of WASH facilities to be rehabilitated and / or build in the project, through technical feasibility studies, household level questionnaires, focus group discussions, visits to facilities and sites.
Program implementation:
•    Participate in defining work specifications and reviewing quotations, and ensure the implementation and direct follow-up of activities related to the construction of WASH infrastructures in public institutions and communities, such as:
o    Construction or rehabilitation of sanitation facilities (latrines, solid waste pit, soak pits, and similar). 
o    Construction or rehabilitation of drinking water infrastructures (hand dug well wells, boreholes, pipe network, reservoir, drinking water treatment device). 
o    Technical training of community volunteers, members of WASH committees, governmental staff 
•    Provide daily supervision of WASH infrastructure rehabilitation and improvement work:
o    Recruitment and supervision of skilled and  daily laborers in the selected communities
o    Control the type, quality and quantity of materials delivered to construction sites by Save the Children and its possible sub-contractors. 
o    Monitor the use, storage and quality of the tools used by community members and workers in the site.
o    Ensure the work site organization and safety.
o    Ensure community mobilization in targeted communities on the issues related to construction, operation and maintenance of WASH facilities.
•    In the case work is sub-contracted, ensure the quality and pace of the work done by subcontractors, through field visit, site reports, and filling of monitoring sheets and sharing these with the WASH PM and Coorindator in a timely fashion. 
 Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:
•    Ensure that WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works are carried out according to quality standards established by Save the Children and the Donor requirements through quality checklists.
•    Weekly reporting of data in order to follow up the standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activities completed…)
•    Weekly (or each time necessary) written and oral report for line manager,
 Integration, coordination and transversal aspects
•    Work with other team members of Save the Children (WASH and non-WASH) working in the same communities, to ensure the integration and complementarity of the different sector of the intervention.
•    Ensure the integration of aspect related to gender, child protection, HIV, environment and other crosscutting issues to the implementation of WASH activities, and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, elderly and disabled people

To perform any other work related activities as agreed with your line management

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

•    holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
•    holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
•    sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
•    widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
•    future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
•    builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
•    values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
•    approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
•    develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
•    willing to take disciplined risks.
•    honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
•    Relevant degree (Civil Engineer, Water Engineer or equivalent acquired through experience)


•    Previous relevant experience in WASH, such as WASH Engineer or Assistant 
•    Excellent IT skills including good working knowledge of Autocad and MS Office 
•    Ability to establish strong working relationship with colleagues from different function and cultures.
•    Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritising high workload and multiple tasks in a high paced environment with tight deadlines.
•    Capacity of proactively identifying and addressing issues.
•    Demonstrated ability in community mobilisation and community-level dialogue
•    Excellent communication and influencing skills
•    Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
•    Experience in knowledge and database management
•    Experience in working with local communities at field level in development projects
•    Experience working with NGOs
Additional job responsibilities
The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Equal Opportunities 
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
The Organisation:
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
•    No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday 
•    All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
•    Violence against children is no longer tolerated 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.