MSF Switzerland

WATSAN Manager 70%

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Job Overview

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics.


We are seeking to employ a candidate for the following position:

WATSAN Manager 70%


Place of work: Position based in Erbil

Deadline for application: 18/01/2022

Number of Jobs: 1


Main purpose of the job:

 Planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring all logistics activities in the project related to Water, Hygiene,Sanitation and Environmental Health, according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure an optimal running of the project


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Logistics Coordinator and Project Coordinator, planning, elaborating and reviewing the annual budget for the Watsan and Planetary Health interventions in order to identify and give a response to the needs of the mission and the targeted population.
  • Monitoring on a day-to-day basis the implementation of the Watsan and Planetary Health activities in the project ensuring compliance of MSF standards, protocols and procedures, and reporting to the Project Coordinator on the development of the ongoing programmes including the following:
  • Designing, implementing and managing all Watsan interventions in the project with a special focus on Planetary Health. (including, but not limited to water supply, excreta disposal, waste management, hygiene, and infection control
  • Conducting routine Watsan assessments in collaboration with project medical teams to identify Watsan needs at project level and making recommendations for response activities to the line manager (e.g. Project/Field Coordinator, Watsan Coordinator/Referent/Focal Point). Ensuring the Watsan contribution to the development and planning of emergency response strategies and resources, in collaboration with the medical and logistical teams
  • Ensuring availability, proper purchasing, and appropriate technical specifications of required materials and equipment through planning, organizing and overseeing the inventory of the Watsan stock.
  • Providing technical support to the medical team in identifying possible “risk factors” (e.g. behavioural practices, environmental sources of infection, and transmission routes) and offers solutions for infection control. Actively contributing to the integration of Watsan activities in the medical intervention offering project proposals and work plans.
  • Ensuring proper collection and monitoring of Watsan data. Ensuring multidisciplinary data availability. Providing analysis of data and regular reporting of results (as requested by line management)
  • In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator and the HR Coordinator, participating in the planning and implementation of HR associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, detection of potential, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required to correctly perform all logistics activities pertaining to his area



Requirements for the role:

Education –        Engineering Degree (Water and Sanitation/ Civil Works/ Environmental Health or an equivalent Water and Sanitation training

–        Watsan in Emergencies Training

Experience –          Previous experience in technical aspects of water and sanitation works.

–          Minimum of 1-Year of hands on field emergency Water, Hygiene and Sanitation professional experience in a humanitarian or international development setting

–          Desirable: experience in or familiar with implementing and promoting the use of two or more of the following activities (water supply, excreta disposal, waste and waste water management, vector control, and dead bodies management) in two or more different contexts (conflicts, natural disasters, refugee/IDP camps, etc.)

–          Desirable: public health background or experience


Languages                     –           Essential: Fluency in Kurdish and Arabic Languages

–           Desirable: English Language


Knowledge & Skills –           Good knowledge computer,

–           Desirable: Report Writing and Data Analysis skills


Competencies –           People Management and Development L2

–           Commitment to MSF Participles L2

–           Behavioural Flexibility L3

–           Results and Quality Orientation L3

–           Teamwork and Cooperation L3


What we offer:

  • Legal contract and pay in accordance with MSF Salary Grid. (Level 09)
  • 70% activity rate
  • The chance to gain professional development and to develop (career path, training, etc.) within the organisation.
  • The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and working with those most in need.


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