WASH Programme Manager

Save the Children

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The Roving WASH Project Manager will ensure management of all WASH related projects or components within one region. He/she is expected to lead on sectoral assessment, project planning, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement, usually at a Provincial or sub-national level. 


  • BSc. level in Public Health, Water Engineering, or any related subject.
  • Master degree in Master’s Degree in project management or other related fields, ideally completed with a certificate/training in project management.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of working in WASH-related humanitarian programmes
  • Previous experience of managing a WASH team
  • Previous Experience in Working in Middle east, preferably Iraq.
  • Previous experience of WASH project management, implementing WASH projects within agreed timescales and budget limitations.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability in a WASH context
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of training and capacity building WASH staff
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • 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


  • Knowledge of local language
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of managing OFDA projects
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • International experience

Contract length: 6 months

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.