WASH Technical Coordinator


Erbil, Iraq 🇮🇶

You will be in charge of

External Positioning

External Relations

  • Act as key ACTED representative on WASH in Iraq
  • Ensure external representation of ACTED in WASH sector, vis-à-vis country and local authorities, other project stakeholders, donors and partners
  • Participate in and report (internally) on WASH technical and sectoral meetings, clusters and working groups involving all relevant stakeholders such as donors, NGOs, UN Agencies, inter-governmental institutions
  • Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders and partners, i.e. NGOs, civil society organizations, community groups, and government counterparts who are working on WASH
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others.


Project Development

  • Collect and analyse primary and secondary data related to the WASH sector in the Iraq
  • Analyse the activities in the WASH sector and relevant stakeholders
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review, and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments in close collaboration with AMEU
  • Lead WASH project conceptualization workshops
  • Provide technical inputs into proposal design and ensure new or adapted projects for the [sector] sector focus on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches


Internal WASH Technical Support and Coordination


  • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent WASH strategy across ACTED’s areas of intervention in Iraq
  • Promote harmonization of approaches and methodologies across the different WASH projects by developing and monitoring use of common tools, as well as creating opportunities for experience sharing and learning
  • Brief Project Managers about main WASH issues, and updating them on a regular basis.
  • Organize internal WASH meetings on a monthly basis.

Technical Leadership

  • Define WASH project implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization)
  • Lead the development of all technical tools related to WASH projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports…);
  • Analyse the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions in the WASH sector based on known contexts and needs
  • Provide technical support to the Project Managers and other WASH staff to implement the ACTED WASH projects to a high quality standard;
  • Liaise with WASH technical staff on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided to projects when needed
  • Disseminate tools, research, best practices and lessons learned internally and externally through publications, networks, working groups, events, and conferences.

Staff Capacity Building

  • Participate in the recruitment and training of WASH sector staff members
  • In coordination with Project Managers identify individual training needs and ensure access to training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the skill gaps and needs
  • Provide training to projects teams on ACTED activities and WASH best practices
  • Develop training material for different trainings to share within the WASH project teams
  • Develop capacity-building programmes for local actors (including partner NGOs and relevant local services providers) on WASH

Expected skills and qualifications

Degree in relevant field of expertise

At least 5 years of experience in project implementation on the field, preferably in an international context;

Being a strong team player;

Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement;

Excellent communication and drafting skills;

Ability to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;

Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;

Ability to organize and plan effectively;

Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;

Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;

Fluent English skills required;

Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience is an asset.


  • Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid depending on education level, expertise, security level and experience
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse / or housing allowance (depending on the contract lenght and country of assignement)
  • Flight tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances

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Alternatively, send your application by email under Ref: WASHTC/IRQ