We are looking for :

A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical Advisor for Afghanistan, Jordan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Yemen countries

Based in Amman, Jordan

Responsibilities : Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director of pool desk and under the functional responsibility of the referent of the WASH Department, you will support field and HQ teams to ensure the quality, relevance and technical innovation of ACF interventions.

More particularly, you will be responsible for:

Provide contextual technical analysis to the pool desk and the missions on technical issues across the geographical area :

  • Decline learning strategies on regional technical operation positioning, in collaboration with the Head of the regional office

Provide technical advice to the WASH Head of Department of the missions :

  • Provide your technical expertise and advice the WASH Head of Department
  • Provide your support on technical choices
  • Propose a strategy of capitalization, appropriate tools and methods for its implementation
  • Develop the partnership approach (local NGOs, private and academic sectors)

Promote and evaluate the technical quality of interventions in the missions :

  • Contribute to the definition and updating of intervention strategies developed by the missions
  • Disseminate internal technical standards and reference documents and accompany implementation
  • Evaluate compliance with ACF technical standards through field visits and internal audits, produce recommendations to improve program performance
  • Participate on the production of technical and operational articles, in collaboration with the regional communication officer
  • Monitor performance and quality of programs

Develop the technical expertise of the field teams :

  • Capitalize best practices developed on missions
  • Propose innovative approaches and intervention methodologies to the missions
  • Develop internal training modules and conduct training modules
  • Organize and participate in regional technical workshops

Participate and influence the regional coordination of the WASH sector :

  • Participate in regional technical platforms
  • Develop local partnerships (private, public, NGO) to supplement local capacity
  • Develop new methods of intervention, in line with ACF and other NGOs, appropriate to the Middle East region

Participate in the human resource management of the WASH sector :

  • Ensure the role of functional reference of WASH Head of Department, assess their skills and needs for development
  • Carry out technical recruitment interviews for expatriates
  • Brief, train, and debrief expatriates
  • Develop the recruitment for local experts
  • Develop links with local academic institutions

Promote technical advances and contribute to the development of ACF expertise in the field :

  • Participate in the development of reference materials on the sector
  • Solicit other partners (NGOs, UN agencies, scientists in institutes, universities, …) to exchange documents and methodologies
  • Analyze problems encountered in the field, propose research priorities for the missions and animate their thinking

Qualification and previous experience : You hold a bachelor degree in WASH (hydrology, hydrogeology, hydraulic and/or environment), you have at least 3 years of WASH humanitarian experience and 1 year at a coordination level. Field experience with ACF as well as knowledge of the pool desk’s countries would be a real asset. Rigorous and organized, you have good interpersonal skills and must be able to make decisions quickly while managing priorities. You work well in a team and are able to adapt to different situations and interlocutors.
Fluent French and English are required.

Status : Expatriate Contract – 12 months fixed term contract – Full-time

Annual Salary : Gross monthly salary is ranging from €1948 to €2498. Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, individual accommodation, health and repatriation insurances are covered by the organization. 5 weeks of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) are available per year.

Family status is possible.

Starting Date : As soon as possible


To apply, please visit our website: http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/2086/A-WASH-Technical-Advisor/

WASH & Infrastructure Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the WASH and Infrastructure staff. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the WASH & Infrastructure aspects of the country programme. Coordinate and network at a senior level with national and regional WASH and Infrastructure authorities and other NGOs. Lead on all WASH and Infrastructure elements of proposals and reports, providing capacity building for national and international staff. Promote best practice in the WASH and Infrastructure programmes and contribute to the overall management of the country programme.

Project Overview

Emergency health, WASH and infrastructure projects targeting displaced, war affected and vulnerable populations in NE Congo. Projects aimed at long term and sustainable behaviour change in general population and state health employees to improve public health and humanitarian access.


Goma, D.R. Congo

Starting Date

As soon as possible

Initial Contract Details

Full time, minimum contract of 2 years

Key Activity Areas

WASH & Infrastructure Project Technical Oversight

  • Maintain an overview of the country WASH and Infrastructure programme and of the regional context, with a view to strategically developing new projects in current sites and/or surrounding regions, and proactively planning for responsible exit.
  • Give technical advice to field managers and HQ on potential involvement in new WASH and Infrastructure interventions, including NFI distributions, and internal WASH and Infrastructure capacity for implementation.
  • Define appropriate policies, guidelines and protocols for WASH and Infrastructure work in country, in consultation with HQ advisors, field managers, in line with government, Sphere and WHO guidelines.
  • Provide technical support to the WASH and Infrastructure teams in all project sites, including the evaluation and impact analysis of current projects and the writing of donor proposals and reports.
  • Carry out regular monitoring visits in conjunction with field managers, ensuring that project objectives are met within the stated timeframes and in accordance with recognised international standards.
  • Supervise and monitor the development of reporting systems for data collection (qualitative and quantitative), analysis and follow-up; feedback to relevant staff, donors, partners and other agencies.
  • Maintain oversight of WASH and Infrastructure supplies ordered for health projects, supporting WASH and Infrastructure and logistics staff in the coordination and quality control of WASH and Infrastructure supplies. Input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in projects.


  • Develop relationships with Ministry of Roads, Environment, Public Works, UN, NGOs, donors, partners and stakeholders, to raise awareness of Medair and ensuring good co-operation and partnerships.
  • Accompany donors on field trips; ensure programme details are transmitted in a timely manner.
  • Represent Medair at national WASH, Logistics (for roads) and Shelter/NFI cluster, coordination, sector and bilateral meetings, working groups, with national and/or local government departments and any other relevant meetings or events, facilitating supportive synergies and overall progress in the sector and avoiding duplication with the work of other agencies (e.g. NGOs, UN, etc).

Staff Management

  • Be involved in the recruitment of WASH and Infrastructure staff for the country programme, providing advice on technical skills and experience as requested.
  • Ensure that all WASH and Infrastructure staff are adequately trained and, if necessary, create possibilities for capacity building, mentoring and coaching, within budget constraints. Plan and develop training material, supporting line managers with inductions and appraisals.


  • Responsible for quality input to all WASH & Infrastructure external reports for the Country Programme.  Support the Project Managers with providing feedback on all WASH reports before external release.
  • Responsible for providing accurate and timely feedback regarding all WASH & Infrastructure technical and programme issues to PMs, Deputy Country Directors, Country Director and HQ WASH Advisor.

Financial Management

  • Work with field managers and HQ staff to plan and construct WASH and Infrastructure budgets.

Quality Management

  • Ensure WASH and Infrastructure projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards e.g. Sphere and HAP standards, WHO recommendations, etc. Follow the direction of the WASH and Shelter Advisors at HQ regarding quality, strategy and technical guidelines.
  • Regularly assess and provide feedback / recommendations to HQ advisors and field staff on the quality of WASH and Infrastructure programmes and interventions during field visits and at other times.

Field – Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.
  • Instigate and contribute to prayer times within internationally recruited staff and HQ teams.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.



  • BSc / BEng in a technical field, preferably in civil engineering or in another relevant field such as architecture / engineering / construction management


  • Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written)

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years’ experience in managing programmes in international WASH & Infrastructure work, with at least 1 year in humanitarian emergency context
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols; advanced leadership and project management skills
  • Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills; good report, proposal writing, negotiation skills

Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field

Relief experience

  • Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience (Experienced Relief Workers)
  • Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience (New Relief Workers)


  • Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise
  • Overseas intercultural experience


  • Fully committed to the Medair values; to reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, and external contacts


  • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written
  • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes

Personal qualities

  • Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit


  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.

Final selection

  • All potential candidates for field positions must successfully complete the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC). Information, dates and related costs can be found via this link.

The benefits package provided to all Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)

  • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss Headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
  • Security training for those going to insecure environments
  • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
  • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food)
  • Annual leave
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post-assignment coverage, including debriefing
  • Disability insurance

Specific benefits for Experienced Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience)

  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, starting from USD 1,700 per month
  • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings
  • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
  • Highly subsidised contribution to Medair ROC travel and accommodation costs

Specific benefits for New Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience)

  • USD 300 per month
  • As soon as 12 months relief work or its equivalent has been completed, a salary based upon the grade of the position, starting from USD 1,700 per month, and other experienced relief worker benefits

Working Conditions

  • The role will mainly be office-based in Goma, but with trips to remote field sites where living and working conditions will likely be more basic.

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medairorganisational values
  2. MedairRelief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions)

Then to apply, go to the “Current Vacancies” page then:

  1. apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or
  2. apply for aMedair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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Director of international programs – One Drop

Job Title: Director of international programs – One Drop

Apply here: https://cirquedusoleil.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=245501&lang=en


One Drop, an ambitious, agile and entrepreneurial non-profit organization created in 2007 by the founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté, strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever. As an emerging leader of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH), One Drop significantly and sustainably improves the living conditions of communities within developing countries worldwide through innovative water-access projects. To learn more, visit onedrop.org.

Such an ambitious mission calls for extraordinary measures delivered by exceptional people, and the men and women who lead at One Drop are those who step up to the plate. Charting paths through unfamiliar territory and inspiring everyone around them, they are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities within today’s challenges. You are one of these leaders. With your energy, passion and determination, you motivate and inspire those around you to use their clarity of vision, their enthusiasm and their will to succeed to turn dreams into reality. And you get results.


One Drop is seeking a Director of International Programs ready to take on challenges in a stimulating, rapidly growing environment and entrepreneurial culture. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer of International Programs, the Director of International Programs will be responsible for managing all aspect of One Drop’s international programs for access to water and sanitation in developing countries.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Supervise the implementation of new and current water and sanitation programs in collaboration with the regional teams in Latin America, Africa and Asia, governments, funding and executing partners, and make sure quantitative and qualitative objectives are met;
  • Manage a team of Regional Directors and Program Managers based in Montreal, by creating an environment of accountability, respect, motivation, professional growth, high productivity and efficiency;
  • Manage partnership relations at the highest level, solve problems with financial and executing partners in situations unresolved by the team;
  • Manage the consolidated budget administration of the programs, and ensure adequate pace of disbursements;
  • Collaborate with the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning to implement the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) process in every program to ensure all key performance indicators and sustainability actions of each interventions are met;
  • Work with the Director of Behavior Change and Social Art in every program to ensure the optimization of the social art tools as part of the behavioural change goals defined in each program;
  • Work with the Director of Program Development to coordinate the transition of projects from their initial development stages through to their implementation;
  • Plan the annual operations as part of One Drop’s annual business planning;
  • Work with the other One Drop departments regarding fundraising and communication/marketing according to projects and their needs;
  • Represent, when necessary, the organization within the community of experts in international programs for access to water and water management.

Job requirements

  • Master’s degree in project management, international development or business management;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing projects funded by bilateral or multilateral organizations in international cooperation and/or a related sector;
  • WASH sector experience, an asset;
  • Excellent fluency in French and English, both spoken and written;
  • Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese a definite asset;
  • Proficient in Windows;
  • Creative, entrepreneurial, ambitious, resourceful, dynamic and motivated;
  • Ability to mobilize a team;
  • Capacity for synthesis;
  • Autonomous and rigorous;
  • Thorough, result-oriented, and attentive to detail;
  • Ability to conduct a financial analysis;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic, multicultural and constantly evolving setting;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills;
  • Availability to travel (about 50 % of the time).

Apply here: https://cirquedusoleil.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=245501&lang=en

Legal Counsel – One Drop – Permanent, part-time position (3 to 4 days per week)

Job Title: Legal Counsel                 

Permanent, part-time position (3 to 4 days per week)

Apply here: https://cirquedusoleil.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=242881&lang=en


One Drop, an ambitious, agile and entrepreneurial non-profit organization created in 2007 by the founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté, strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever. As an emerging leader of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH), One Drop significantly and sustainably improves the living conditions of communities within developing countries worldwide through innovative water-access projects. To learn more, visit onedrop.org.


Such an ambitious mission calls for extraordinary measures delivered by exceptional people, and the men and women who lead at One Drop are those who step up to the plate. Charting paths through unfamiliar territory and inspiring everyone around them, they are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities within today’s challenges. You are one of these leaders. With your energy, passion and determination, you motivate and inspire those around you to use their clarity of vision, their enthusiasm and their will to succeed to turn dreams into reality. And you get results.


One Drop, a non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial culture and operating within a global context, is looking for a dynamic individual who is results-oriented and ready to take on new challenges in a high-growth and stimulating environment. This is an excellent professional opportunity for a lawyer mainly practicing in commercial law, inspired by the non-profit sector, and looking to engage with an extraordinary global mission, but on a part-time basis.

Under the supervision of the Director of Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel will provide support for all files that are entrusted to the Director. The Legal Counsel will also autonomously carry out and manage a wide array of different files in various areas of law.

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and opinions required by the executive team, managers and employees of ONE DROP and its international affiliates regarding all legal and business-related questions;
  • Draft, analyze, and review commercial contracts of all types and participate in negotiating these agreements;
  • Develop and draft agreement templates used by the organization in order to ensure standardization and develop best practices;
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of the organization’s systems and procedures put in place for the management of the legal aspects of the organization’s activities;
  • Participate in the development of legal structures for the implementation of the organization’s projects;
  • Assist the Director in maintaining the corporate minute books, drafting meeting minutes, organizing board meetings, submitting annual reports, as well as in all corporate-secretary related tasks for the organization and its international affiliates;
  • Prepare and oversee the filing of all other documents required by competent authorities and which are under the responsibility of Legal Affairs;
  • Assist and support the Director in any other legal files in various areas of law in connection with the organization’s activities;
  • Manage any files assigned to external law firms, if required.



  • Member of the Barreau du Québec.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in commercial law. Experience in corporate law and entertainment law is a definite asset;
  • Experience in negotiating agreements with bilateral institutions (ex.: Canadian International Development Agency – CIDA) and multilateral institutions (ex: World Bank) is an asset.
  • Perfectly bilingual in French and English (written and spoken);
  • Knowledge of Spanish an asset;
  • Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Thoroughness, attention to detail and excellent skills in contract drafting;
  • Methodical, analytical and structured thinking and capacity for synthesis;
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team as well as efficiently manage a wide variety of business transactions and legal questions;
  • Ability to recommend solutions to achieve concrete business goals;
  • Excellent time-management skills and capacity to manage priorities and multiple files at the same time;
  • Client-oriented and good team player;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Proactive attitude, initiative and leadership skills.

Apply here: https://cirquedusoleil.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=242881&lang=en

Topic Expert/Facilitator for WASH South Asia Regional Learning Event

The Civil Society WASH Fund is seeking a dynamic facilitator with expertise in sanitation for the role of Topic  Expert/Facilitator for the upcoming South Asia Regional Learning Event.


The South Asia Regional Learning Event will be held in Kandy, Sri Lanka, from 8-11 November 2016 and will have approximately 70 participants from five countries; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The overarching theme for the South Asia RLE is:  Thinking beyond Open Defecation Free (ODF) towards the SDGs and safely managed sanitation for all.

The South Asia Regional Learning Event will explore the roles of CSOs, relevant government agencies and other actors in achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) and thinking beyond ODF, particularly in rural contexts. For sustainability, CSOs need to work to ensure that communities are moving beyond basic to improved sanitation with the safe handling and treatment of waste, as well as supporting on-going service provision by relevant duty bearers.

The Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund II (CS WASH Fund/the Fund) is an Australian aid initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Fund is overseen by the WSH Section within DFAT and managed by the CS WASH Fund Management Facility (FMF) under contract to Palladium International Pty Ltd. The Fund resources 13 international civil society organisations (CSOs) to deliver 29 WASH projects over a four-year implementation period in countries in Southern Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific.



Research Fellow in Water Engineering for Developing Countries

Here at Cranfield, we can offer you the opportunity and resources to really develop your career. The Cranfield Water Science Institute has over 25 years of successful research and teaching based on the knowledge, skills and abilities of our staff and our undoubted ability to partner with and develop our post-graduate students.  We host a suite of unique, near industrial-scale facilities that attract funding from across the water sector as well as from government and charitable trusts and we have strategic partnerships with several water utilities. The quality of our research and teaching on water and sanitation for low income countries was recognised this year through award of the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education. Our expanding Water & Sanitation Group is committed to improving access to safe, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation worldwide. As part of delivering on this ambition we wish to recruit a Research Fellow with capabilities aligned to the Group’s emerging interests to support both teaching and research. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to deliver pioneering research that changes water and sanitation thinking and practice. You will join a leading provider of progressive educational and research support for international development, delivered through ground breaking collaborations with the private and public sectors. You will have a PhD or equivalent degree in a field related to water engineering with particular emphasis on applications in low income settings (or associated subject), a track record of winning and delivering research projects sponsored by both the public and private sectors, a peer-reviewed publication track record on WASH topics and experience of teaching and supervision at post-graduate level. Your experience should have provided you with a close understanding of the contemporary challenges facing the WASH sector and practical knowledge of the design and implementation of WASH interventions. We are looking for someone with excellent oral and written communication skills who is comfortable and confident dealing with senior colleagues and research sponsors. In return Cranfield University offers substantive opportunities for professional development and operates an effective collegiate working environment. If you have ambition to build your own reputation through research, an impressive publications record and a great student teaching approach, then we would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion, please contact Prof Sean Tyrrel, Professor of Bioaerosol Science/SEEA Director of Education on +44 (0)1234 758320 or (E); s.tyrrel@cranfield.ac.ukInterviews to be held:  12 September 2016

Organisation: Cranfield University

School/Department: School of Water, Energy and Environment

Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work: 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Contract type: Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period: 12 months

Salary: £31,620 to £35,244 per annum

Ref No: 2243

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A WASH Coordinator – Flying

We are looking for a WASH Coordinator – Flying

Context: The overall mission of this position is to perform successively short support missions or “gap filling” in different countries.
The variety of situations requires a minimum of theoretical and practical experience in WASH with ACF and/or other NGOs. It also represents an opportunity to work in different contexts and to rapidly acquire new experiences and professional skills.

Country: Various locations (All ACF International Missions)

Length of contract: 4 months starting as soon as possible

The Position : The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordinator will have to guarantee the quality, relevance and scaling of WASH strategy and interventions at the mission, in conformity with ACF and international standards and national policies. More precisely, the main responsibilities will be:

Contribute to the definition of the country strategy as well as the strategy and positioning of the WASH technical department

Coordinate the identification of needs and the formulation of project proposals

Oversee the implementation of projects and ensure that reports are submitted

Guarantee the quality and cost-effectiveness of projects

Ensure the active participation of ACF in national sectoral coordination and technical forums and develop sectoral partnerships

Manage the WASH team in capital and be Technical Manager of WASH Program Managers in the bases

Promote capitalization, technical development and research within the WASH Department

The Applicant: Civil/Water Engineering or other WASH-related technical training with a solid experience in WASH activities and coordination in humanitarian context.

Recognized for your capacity to analyse and have a global approach, you have the ability to provide professional technical advice in a broad range of WASH technical areas, including water sources rehabilitations, sanitation, and hygiene promotion. You have also excellent interpersonal, organizational, multitasking, team player and communication skills. You are also able to manage stress in an unstable security environment.

Fluent in French and English (speaking and writing) is mandatory


Gross monthly salary ranging from €2076 to €2651

Job content varies from intervention situations (3 months of assignment maximum)

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris


To apply, please visit our website: http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/2072/A-WASH-Coordinator-Flying/