WASH Manager via ReliefWeb

International Medical Corps

Gaziantep, Turkey 馃嚬馃嚪


The WASH Manager will be charged with the prioritization and coordination of the start-up and management of technical interventions, and contribute to the development of concept papers and proposals for interventions in close cooperation with the WaSH Coordinator. S/he will be supporting the WASH Team in in the assessment, planning, design, implementation, supervision, expansion/development and administration of technical interventions. These will have a strong link to ongoing or planned water and sanitation, as well as health and activities.


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

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

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

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

路 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.

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

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

路 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


路 Assist in the hiring and development of qualified program staff

路 Supervise technical staff to ensure smooth and effective operations

路 Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff


路 Determine and address training needs for subordinate WASH staff

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


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

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

路 Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary


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

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


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


路 Bachelor鈥檚 degree or higher diploma in water and sanitation engineering, civil engineering, or related field.

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

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

路 Experience in effective hygiene promotion in humanitarian contexts.

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

路 Fluency in English (both oral and written skills)

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

路 Wllingness to travel in highly insecurity areas.

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

路 Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently

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

路 Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.

How to apply:

Note: Please include your legal status information (e.g. residency card, working permit) in your resume.

Applications should include a detailed CV and a cover letter should be submitted in English with the subject title (WASH Manager) to following email address, respectively:

[email protected]