Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Job opportunity

Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Promotion (WASH) : Quality Coordinator

Based in: Bukavu

Closing date: February 06th, 2013



I.              Description


Salary: £29,171- £40,795 net per annum (net = take home pay) in addition Oxfam will reimburse the tax and social security liabilities of the post holder plus £4000 net per annum Hard to Work Allowance.

Be there when it matters.

What is a WASH Quality Coordinator?

The WASH Quality Coordinator will provide technical support for the delivery of existing and future high quality WASH programmes in DRC. Whilst the post holder will facilitate access to technical support for all WASH teams her/his main focus will be on Public Health Promotion interventions. The post holder will work closely with provincial and Kinshasa WASH Coordinators.

What you’ll be doing as a WASH Quality Coordinator

-       Strategy and Coordination: contributing to the implementation of the country WASH strategy for long term and humanitarian WASH programmes and engaging with internal and external coordination mechanisms which support effective programme delivery ;

-       Technical Support to WASH programmes :

·       Identifying technical support needs and implementing plans to address them, working with staff and partners on cholera preparedness and response, and helping communities increase their resilience to conflict and environmental health threats through WASH preparedness and the development of long term, high quality WASH programmes ;

-       Human Resource Management & Capacity Building :

·       Building the WASH skills of Oxfam and partner staff and facilitating cross programme learning and the documentation of good practice.

What are we looking for? You will need a suitable academic qualification in an environmental health or social sciences related discipline with a strong background (Emergency and Development) in Public Health Promotion or Water and Sanitation engineering in developing countries. Proven experience in coordinating large water and sanitation programmes is essential, as is experience in cholera preparedness, response and prevention. You will have a good understanding of the public health needs of poor rural and urban communities and as well as your technical expertise, you will have strong communication, interpersonal and diplomacy skills that will ensure you are confident in providing leadership and able to influence other WASH sector actors. Your highly developed cultural awareness and people management skills will enable you to use a variety of approaches to capacity building and you will be comfortable in adapting to the demands of working in acute and longer term WASH programmes. Good spoken and written French and English is essential for this post.

How to apply:

To apply

As Oxfam’s most dependable expert in the field, you’ll receive a generous salary, leave entitlement and additional allowances. While this is a demanding role it is also most directly involved in delivering Oxfam’s work, first-hand and through partners. For more information, specific job profile including the full skills and criteria go to www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs searching ref: INT5971 or click on the link below: