MEDAIR Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technician, Emergency Response Job in South Sudan

MEDAIR is a Christian humanitarian international NGO founded in 1988, with its HQ in Switzerland.
MEDAIR’s mission is to respond to human suffering in emergency and disaster situations by implementing multi-sectoral relief and rehabilitation projects, in a compassionate and serving attitude inspired by its Christian ethos.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technician, Emergency Response

Applications are hereby invited from qualified persons to fill the position mentioned above, based in South Sudan
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assess existing water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion in remote areas and recommend actions to be taken in line with SPHERE standards, Medair guidelines and capacity.
  • Implement WASH activities such as hand pump rehabilitation, construction of emergency water treatment systems and construction of emergency latrines.
  • Train beneficiaries and local staff on maintenance and repair of water points and sanitation facilities
  • Ensure the quality of construction of water supply and sanitation structures
  • Provide input into the technical design and implementation of WASH activities, for both current activities and future interventions
  • Conduct WASH assessments and interventions in response to emergencies throughout South Sudan, and ensure that they are completed in line with the Terms of Reference provided
  • Writing assessment and intervention reports as well as weekly reports for project sites
  • Liaise with local authorities as well as beneficiary representatives on the ongoing activities
  • Act as Team Leader at field sites as requested
Skills and Attributes
  • Degree in Water Technology, Hydrology, Civil Engineering or related field from a recognized institution
  • At least two years working experience with water supply and sanitation in a developing country, especially in South Sudan
  • Ability to work in and lead a team
  • Fluent in Written and Spoken English
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and e-mail applications
If you meet these requirements, please send your application to:
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Closing date for receiving applications is 16th July 2012

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