Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Nothing is perhaps more critical during emergencies than providing safe drinking water and sanitation. That’s why our WASH teams prioritise restoring these vital services for communities devastated by disaster or conflict. We also bring safe drinking water to communities where there is none, repair water points, build latrines, and teach people about healthy hygiene practices in particularly vulnerable or hard-to-reach places.

We look for professionals who...

  • Hold a higher-level degree (Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree) in one of the following fields: Civil Engineering, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Water, Environmental Engineering, Management, Hydrology, or Geology
  • Have experience implementing WASH projects in humanitarian and/or emergency contexts
  • Have experience writing proposals
  • Possess training and skills in project management, budget management, and people managementespecially the training and empowering of other staff.

Jobs in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

WASH Project Manager, Generic

ROC Required
Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and effectively manage and report on projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction; meet quality standards in WASH delivery, encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with other stakeholders and manage and train WASH staff.

WASH Advisor

ROC Required
The WASH & Food Security Advisor provides technical advice and support to management and project staff, delivers training and ensures quality programming. On a day-to-day basis this involves developing, leading, monitoring and evaluating technical aspects of the country programme activities in WASH and Food Security. The role includes coordinating and networking at a senior level with national and regional authorities, clusters, and other NGOs, providing capacity building for national and international staff, championing best practice (international and Medair) in the programmes and contributing to the overall management of the country programme. The WASH & Food Security Advisor will advise on assessment and survey design, for existing and new project areas. Provide technical advice and ensure quality programming in WASH and some Food Security aspects of programmes. Provide capacity building for national and international Project Managers.

Apply to our Relief & Recovery Orientation Course

Medair’s Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) is a one-week simulation course that will help determine if a humanitarian career with Medair is the right fit for you, and if you are a strong fit for Medair. After participating in the course, you will enter a “pool” of qualified candidates that are ready to be called upon to respond to humanitarian crises. When needs arise in our country programmes, we will offer you a position in line with your competencies and our needs. If you apply for an international position, the ROC will be mandatory for you to work in our country programmes.
Humanitarian relief worker from Medair walking in the jungle