As one of the core sectors within Medair, our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) area is critical to our field programming...

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) relief work focuses on:

  • Access to Safe Water – greater access to safe drinking water saves lives
  • Sanitation  Latrines offer dignity and safety
  • Improved hygiene – Better hygiene practices such as handwashing, safe water collection and storage, and the use of hygienic latrines are proven methods to saving lives
Hear about Water, Sanitation and Hygiene profiles and stories...
James, one of our WASH Advisors shares about his work, challenges and more

How does Medair respond in our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programming in the field?

  • Sanitation
  • Clean Water Supply
  • Hygiene

Medair's day-to-day approach

  • Being cultural and gender sensitive. Adapting to all needs (disabled people, elderly, children…)
  • Providing different types of latrine, different methods of construction and different type of approaches (direct, community led, demonstration…)
  • Providing water supply depending on need ( short-term emergency relief, medium-term or long term, quantity / quality)
  • Providing training and supervision (protection of water…)
  • Oversee data management, logistics, and whatever needs to be done to ensure healthy hygiene and water is provided.

Distributions in Canta Ranas in Borbon Parroquia, Ecuator. Training in use of water filters. Kit distribution including 2 tarpaulins, 1 mosquito net, kitchen set, rope, and sawyer water filter with 2 buckets and 2 jerry cans.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene profiles sought

WASH

Water specialists, Water and Sanitation professional, Engineers in Water Resources

"The last time I went to visit a remote village where we have a health, water and infrastructure project, a lady told me she’d named her baby after me and I was presented with a chicken as a token of gratitude for Medair’s work!" John, Medair WASH in South Sudan

WASH in the region of Bamyan, Afghanistan

Good to know

Relevant graduate degrees

  • Higher level qualification in a technical field, preferably in Water and Sanitation
  • BSc / BEng in a technical field, preferably in civil engineering or in another relevant field such as architecture / engineering / construction management
  • BSc in Water / Environmental Engineering or Management or Hydrology / Geology
  • Postgraduate degree in relevant subject

WASH experience required

  • Experience in managing programmes in international WASH & Infrastructure work
  • Overseas experience in relief work with an NGO managing and coordinating WASH projects
  • Experience in emergency context
  • Experience in programme development and monitoring and evaluation

We love to see candidate who have

  • Experience with different technical softwares
  • Proposal and report writing skills, including ability to develop and report on log-frames and knowledge of indicators and impact
  • Excellent negotiation / advocacy skills within varying cultural and professional contexts
  • Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards and protection issues
  • Advanced leadership and project management skills
  • Good numerical and administration skills

Non-WASH skills that support your application for a role in Medair

  • Able to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks. Able to take the initiative in project decisions
  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner
  • Good people skills

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) - international vacancies

  1. To work with Medair in the field as an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) you can either apply for a specific Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) vacancy below, or
  2. If you can’t find an international field role that matches your profile, you should consider applying directly for a Medair ROC.
  • For successful international field candidates, both of the above application paths will require participation on the Medair ROC. Roles that require attendance at the ROC are indicated by this icon . For more information about the ROC, click here.
  • There are occasionally Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) vacancies at our International Headquarters.
  • For Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) vacancies, please check out the opportunities on this page.
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