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We are looking for:


 Home based with regular field visit

Overall objective of the position:

The FST (Field Support Team) will be focused upon providing both direct and indirect support to WASH coordination platforms. All members of the team may also be deployed to or provide support to FST target countries or operations worldwide. All members of the team, although having distinct technical portfolio’s and profiles, are expected to contribute to improved and strengthened WASH coordination (pre, during and after operations) and relevant WASH capacity building activities. All the FST will ensure the functioning of the FST to support coordination and appropriate capacity building, linking with other clusters / actors and response mechanisms at global level, whilst ensuring that FSTs have the tools, capacity and resources they require to sustain high levels of performance in all aspects of their work. Similarly, all team members are expected to contribute to inter-cluster/sector harmonization and cross cutting issues of gender, age, diversity, advocacy, environmental sustainability and accountability to affected populations and ensure dissemination of information, and learning and capacity building through to FSTs.


The FST post holder will support the FST Manager, the CAST and indirectly the Cluster Lead Agency (CLA) in resourcing partners and cluster/sector participants for the effective management and functioning of WASH coordination platforms, encompassing the following:

  • Work towards capitalising further on the measurable impact and relevancy of the FST and delivering coordination functions in accordance with the IASC defined cluster functions
  • Develop a good understanding of the objectives of the FST concept, reflecting the strategic direction of the Global WASH Cluster and the means by which this position is expected to contribute overall to operational coordination and capacity building
  • Capture and document lessons learned, best practices and standards at global level
  • Support hub coordination officers in creation of their work-plans and budgets
  • Establish and maintain consistency and quality and timeliness of reporting, as per requirements set out by the FST Manager, Geneva
  • Contribute to and where required manage any formal agreements or legal frameworks relative to the position
  • Attend and propose seminars, workshops and meetings relevant to the position as appropriate
  • Provide or contribute to the provision of visibility actions to further promote the FST, GWC and its supporters and partners
  • Support the implementation of ‘real-time’ reviews and evaluations during and post operations, develop further mechanisms to inform and gather feedback on coordination and FST deployments, work to define better how the FST works within a framework of accountability and ensures needs based programming.
  • Support the decision making the FST manager by ensuring a clear system to consolidate, share, analyze and report/disseminate information critical to decision making

Qualification and previous experience:


  • Minimum five years field management experience in WASH emergency humanitarian contexts
  • Strong experience in coordination
  • Experience of developing and implementing WASH strategies
  • A good understanding of the humanitarian policy environment including current knowledge of the latest WASH policies, research, international standards and developments in the field
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan monitor and evaluate programmes, as well as to teach skills and build team capacity.
  • Experience with natural and complex political emergencies in diverse cultural and climatic settings.
  • Experience of applying humanitarian accountability standards and practices.
  • Ability to build relationships and networks with international donors, UN agencies and INGOs, national authorities, national/local partner agencies,etc

Knowledge and skills

  • Highest-level technical, analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills
  • Ability to encourage team-working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent training, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to analyse and present diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups and nurtures good relationships across organizational levels and boundaries from government leaders to all stakeholders and the affected population
  • Computer skills

Status: Fixed Term contract of 5 months – Executive Level

Annual Salary: Salary between 54,8 and 62 K€ gross over 13 months, Per-Diem supported by UNICEF when in the field, 19 days of extra leaves (RTT)/ year, complementary health insurance (covered 80% by ACF)

Starting Date:  13th July 2016

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WSSCC Developing Roster of Senior Consultants for Sanitation and Hygiene Programming Support

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is currently recruiting to populate a roster of Senior Consultants Sanitation and Hygiene Programming Support. Placement on the roster will enable consultants to be contracted on a retainer basis to provide support to WSSCC’s country-level work in a variety of countries in Africa and Asia.  The purpose of these consultancies is to strengthen WSSCC’s range of activities around equity and sustainable and integrated hygiene and sanitation behaviour change at scale, within four main task areas:

Programme support: strengthen equity and hygiene and sanitation behaviour change programming aspects in GSF programmes in selected countries by providing technical support to programmes.

Capacity strengthening: Directly respond to programme capacity needs in relation to equity and/or hygiene and sanitation behaviour change; where appropriate develop capacity building materials or tools; advise WSSCC on the development of systems for equity and/or sanitation and hygiene behaviour change related capacity development.

Learning: In line with the 2012-2016 Medium Term Strategic Plan, inform WSSCC’s sustainable behaviour change and equity related learning agenda.

Country scoping and strategic programme development: Scoping, sector reviews and relationship building to support identification of new programme countries for WSSCC engagement.

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