WASH Coordinator
International Medical Corps
6d ago
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Job Details

Reference No : 20-156

Location : Nigeria

Department : Technical Unit


International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013, and currently has projects in Kano and Borno States.

In Borno, International Medical Corps has been actively implementing interventions to support vulnerable populations recently affected by conflict and displacement due to Boko Haram insurgency.

Northeastern Nigeria has experienced large-scale population displacement over the last few years because of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Currently it is estimated that at 8.5 million people need humanitarian assistance in the three affected states of Yobe, Adamawa and Borno in North eastern Nigeria, of these, 4.

4 million are in Borno state alone. There are 1.4 million IDPs in Borno, accounting for 69% of all IDPs in the three states.

The IDPs are either living in informal settlements, host communities, or government designated formal IDP camps around Maiduguri town, the capital city of Borno State.

Since Oct. 2016, International Medical Corps has been implementing Humanitarian Response projects supported by the World Food Program (WFP), UNICEF, USAID, and ECHO.

These programs have focused on WASH, nutrition, health and protection / GBV activities for the most vulnerable populations of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in North East Nigeria.

WASH interventions, including construction and renovation of facilities, support to WASH at health facilities, and hygiene promotion, account for the largest percentage of our overall funding.

Job Purpose

The WASH Coordinator's role is to lead and provide technical support for planning and smooth operation of WASH activities in any defined context.

This includes the active involvement in developing and rolling out the country WASH strategy based on the specific context, assessments / needs identified, program implementation of multiple WASH projects, fundraising and to ensure the smooth operation of WASH related interventions.

In addition, the WASH Coordinator will support with the overall building of capacity of local staff and stakeholders in WASH.

The WASH Coordinator is a key member of the Senior Management Team, the technical liaison with the Federal and State governments of Nigeria and the WASH Sector / Cluster.

The WASH Coordinator must also guide his / her team technically while building their capacity and be responsible for ensuring that all WASH activities are compliant with Sphere standards, donor requirements and government guidelines.


Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (Masters preferred) in Water and Sanitation Engineering, Civil Engineering, or relevant technical WASH specialization

Experience :

  • At least five years of work experience with designing and implementing water and sanitation systems in IDPs, refugee and migrant contexts, maintaining sanitation systems, and implementing hygiene promotion programs, including 2 years in a humanitarian setting;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Competencies :

    Ability and good understanding of WASH sector and its hardware and software components

  • Demonstrated analytical, motivational, communication, project conceptualization and planning skills;
  • Experience in developing WASH strategy, clear and realistic activity planning; overseeing implementation, tracking the progress, reporting against the agreed indicators and managing project budget

    Diverse and complex problem solving requiring professional knowledge, field experience and an understanding of both development and humanitarian work in a complex security environment.

    Experience in emergency and early recovery phases, including assessments and the design and delivery of effective water supply and hygiene promotion interventions in humanitarian and development contexts.

    Experience and understanding of key institutional donors’ policies, guidelines and strategies e.g. USAID, OFDA, ECHO, DFID and UN.

    Demonstrated experience in WASH proposal development and preparation of internal and donor reports.

    Ability to effectively present information (both written and verbally) and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government.

    Demonstrated knowledge of linking WASH activities with other humanitarian sectors.

    Ability to understand gender-related challenges within the beneficiary groups.

    Demonstrated experience of working closely with support functions (finance and logistics) on activity and procurement planning.

    Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions.

    Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Office 365, PAMS, SharePoint (minimum requirement).

    Other - Languages :

    Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language is required.

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