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Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager - EHU Roster

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity and is looking for experienced individuals to join our team as the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager within the Emergency Health Unit (EHU) external Roster to take on short-term consultancy contracts and deploy to support our humanitarian responses as well as take a leading role in our new EMT Field Hospital.

The EHU Roster is intended to support and top up the capacity of the EHU and is made up of clinical and non-clinical external consultants from across a wide range of different sectors and geographical backgrounds, who deploy into humanitarian emergencies to contribute to our work to provide life-saving help to children and their families affected by natural disasters and conflict.


The WASH Manager will be responsible for all technical aspects supporting the WASH activities for an effective Emergency Response including WASH facilities for Save the Children (SC) Primary Health Care facilities and Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) treatment facilities or Cholera Treatment Centres (CTCs) or other infectious disease outbreak responses.

The WASH Manager is also tasked with recruitment and training of WASH officers, Health Promoters, and Hygienists on operation and maintenance of WASH facilities, outreach, disinfection (including chlorine preparation) and liaising with SC’s Health staff to ensure implementation of appropriate protocols and effective health promotion.



  • Experience working within a senior management role within a complex country program in an emergency response including in first phase emergency response.
  • Masters degree in Public Health, Water Engineering, or a related subject, or equivalent field experience
  • Experience working with infectious diseases, particularly in CTCs or with Ebola/ haemorrhagic fever.
  • Experience managing PHC facility water, sanitation, wastewater and waste disposal systems.
  • Experience managing a WASH team at national level, including national and international staff members
  • Experience of WASH project management and program coordination, implementing WASH program within donor constraints, on time and within budget
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in WASH technical skills
  • Experience representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children’s mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


  • Strong knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of working.
  • Proficiency in a second language such as French, Spanish or Arabic

This role can be based in any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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Job description

20 Mar 2023

1 May 2023 - 02:59 EAT


Programme Operations

Fixed-term contract


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