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Job Overview

Main Purpose:


Supporting the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (Watsan) Manager in the implementation and supervision of Watsan activities, including tools and materials employed according to MSF standards and protocols, in order to improve health and living conditions of the target population.


Main tasks of the role:

  • Ensuring the day-to-day implementation and administration of assigned Watsan activities at project level, including but not limited to, water supply, excreta disposal, waste management, vector control, and dead bodies management
  • Ensuring that the MSF procedures and protocols are followed by the Watsan teams to guarantee the operational quality of the project;
  • Ensuring the maintenance and repair of technical equipment in the project to guarantee an adequate running of Watsan activities;
  • Ensuring the distribution of the materials and tools used in water treatment, hygiene and sanitation (e.g. physical organization and inventory of stocks, receiving and processing orders for water, sanitation and hygiene material, check that the amounts received are recorded, and check monthly consumptions, etc.);
  • Supporting the Watsan Manager in ensuring an appropriate emergency preparedness and response capacity (physical verification of stocks, contacts, transport means, staff training). Ensuring appropriate assistance to the project response team and if required, participating in emergency activities or exploratory visit
  • Supporting the Watsan Manager in the team planning (e.g. staff rosters and admin, HR processes, etc.) and informing and involving the Watsan Manager in case of any major management or technical issue, and providing all required reporting
  • Planning and supervising the HR processes (training, performance evaluation, tasks definition and internal and external communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required for the activity
  • Participating in data collection and reporting as require. Provides analysis of these data and reporting
  • Run Watsan assessments, focussed on hygiene, in collaboration with project medical teams to identify Watsan needs at project level
  • Technical support to the medical team in identifying possible “risk factors” in terms of hygiene and offers solutions for infection control.



Education –         Essential technical diploma, desirable specialization in water and sanitation
Experience –         Previous experience in technical works (electronic, mechanic, electrical)

–        Essential at least two years previous working experience. Desirable in MSF or other International NGOs

–        Desirable previous experience in emergency interventions

Languages –        Essential Arabic, and English desirable
Competencies –          Essential capacity to work in multidisciplinary team, flexible and creative

–          Good flexibility and stress management

We offer

  • Remuneration in accordance with MSF Grid. Level (06)
  • The chance to gain professional development and training within an international organisation
  • The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and working with those most in need.

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