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.
 vacancies
D.R. Congo Logistics & Supply Chain Field - International staff
Area Logistics Officer

Supports programs and the base by overseeing all logistics activities that are linked to the grant and/or geographical area. Concretely,...

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South Sudan Project Support Field - International staff
Base Manager

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Benefits & HR Administration Partner

The Benefits & HR Administration Partner plays a key role in the effective management of the Benefits & HR Administration of all...

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Business Intelligence Specialist

The Business Intelligence Specialist's role is to design and implement BI software and systems that drives the decision making capability...

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Communications and Programme Funding Officer, Goma

Provide and facilitate relevant and timely information for Medair’s communication and fundraising activities. The Communications and...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
Community Engagement Manager

Support the Medair emergency response team to manage and support the community engagement activities part of Medair’s interventions in...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Global Support Office staff
Cyber Security Engineer

The purpose of the Cyber Security Engineer role is to monitor security systems, analyse data/logs and detect security incidents. Further,...

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Iraq Senior Management Field - International staff
Deputy Country Director

Manage the development and implementation of the support functions to facilitate the implementation of the country programme strategy. ...

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Syria Senior Management Field - International staff
Deputy Country Director

Provide leadership and oversight of all aspects of the operational aspects of implementation, including programme and support. The DCD...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Deputy Medical Advisor

Support the Medical Advisor and to speed up proposals, having reviewed and updated SOPs, log frames, budgets and so on for the sector.

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Switzerland Global Support Office Communications, Fundraising & Media Global Support Office staff
Donor Relations Assistant

The Donor Relations Assistant supports our fundraising team in building strong relationships with our donors in both, the French- and the...

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Ebola Response Coordination Liaison Officer

Support the Medair emergency response team to more efficiently and effectively coordinate with the various stakeholders, but most...

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D.R. Congo Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
Emergency Response WASH Coordinator

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned Ebola WASH projects, effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
ERT – Emergency Health Manager – Ebola Response

Support the local health team to carry out safe and effective screening, isolation and referrals in Medair supported primary healthcare...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
ERT – Health Project Manager

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s), effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
ERT – Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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D.R. Congo Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Finance Manager

Oversee the financial activities of the programme. The Finance Manager carries out the various accounting functions required in order to...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Finance & Grant Management Global Support Office staff
Finance Programmes Officer

Responsible for providing financial support to a Country Programme assigned to his/her care. Contribute to the development of Country...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Program / Project Management Global Support Office staff
Global Emergency Response Officer

The G-ERT Officer is available for immediate deployment for rapid response operations to provide leadership and management in the field,...

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Jordan Information Technology Services Field - International staff
Global Information Management – Project Manager

Line manage the Global Information Management (IM) team based in Jordan to oversee their contributions to Medair’s global Information...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Senior Management Global Support Office staff
Head of Country Programme (2 positions)

Manage, empower and support the Country Director(s) (CD) as well as the GSO country team; the Head of Country Programme (HCP) oversees...

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Bangladesh Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health and Nutrition Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health and nutrition staff. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the...

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Bangladesh Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health and Nutrition Advisor- Short term

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health and nutrition staff. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Manager

Manage, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s), in close collaboration with the Health PM, effectively managing and...

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Manager

Implement quality health services and contribute to the achievement of proposal objectives within the planned timescale and budget, for...

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Iraq Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Project Manager

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project(s). This involves effectively managing and reporting on the projects in...

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Lebanon Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Project Manager

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the Lebanon Health Programme in close coordination with the Projects Coordinator. The health project...

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Project Manager

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned health project. This involves effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line...

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*All Field Locations Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Health Project Manager, Generic

Manage the health project in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget laid down in the current proposal and meet Medair quality...

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South Sudan Information Technology Services Field - International staff
ICT Officer

Responsible for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of the country programme including Juba base and field locations.

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South Sudan Information Technology Services Field - International staff
Information Communication & Technology Manager

Lead information communication and technology and information management in South Sudan to provide efficient and cost effective systems....

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Internship – ICT Helpdesk

Ensure functionality of end user helpdesk within ICT team including tickets prioritization and resolution within requested timeframe....

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Germany Communications, Fundraising & Media Internship
Internship – Marketing & Relationships – Generic

For our office in Cologne, we propose a 3 month internship with a focus on Marketing & Communication.

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Switzerland Global Support Office Human Resources Internship
Internship – Recruitment

Implement Medair’s International recruitment strategy, sourcing candidates through various channels, planning screencalls, selecting ROC...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Communications, Fundraising & Media Internship
Internship Marketing

Support Medair’s print fundraising activity in the creation, publishing and reporting on their successive efforts.

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Switzerland Global Support Office Information Technology Services Global Support Office staff
IT Infrastructure and Applications Manager

Manage two key IT teams supporting the key infrastructure and systems integration at the Global Support Office. The role will form a key...

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Lead Major Donor Engagement

In collaboration with the Swiss German Office team, develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking Switzerland by raising funds and...

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Logistics Officer – Middle East Focus

Provide advice, support & coaching for the countries to manage of all program logistics; support the the countries logistics for the...

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Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) – June 2019

Medair ROC course

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*All Field Locations Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) – September 2019

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South Sudan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Project Manager

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned MHPSS project(s). This involves effectively managing and reporting on the projects in...

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D.R. Congo Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Nutrition Advisor

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*All Field Locations Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Nutrition Manager, Generic

Assist and supervise the direct implementation of nutrition programme, which includes screening, clinical management of severe and...

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Afghanistan Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Field - International staff
Nutrition Technical Manager

Improve the overall nutrition situation of the target population. This involves implementing quality nutrition services and contributing...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Communications, Fundraising & Media Global Support Office staff
Philanthropy Officer

Develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking Switzerland by raising funds and increasing visibility, in collaboration with the Swiss...

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Iraq Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Program Funding Manager

Research new funding sources, prepare specific bids, proposals and reports for submission to institutional donors as well as donor...

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Afghanistan Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Programme Funding Manager

Provide strategic support and coordination for grant management of all Medair and partner projects. The PFM plays a key role in...

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Jordan Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Programme Funding Manager

Coordinate and facilitate the programme teams to prepare proposals and reports for submission to institutional donors; maintain...

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Lebanon Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Programme Funding Manager

Responsible for tracking the progress of proposals and reports, researching new funding sources and supporting the Country Representative...

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Syria Finance & Grant Management Field - International staff
Programme Funding Manager, Communications Officer

Coordinate and facilitate the programme teams to prepare proposals, reports, and communications resources for submission to institutional...

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Jordan Senior Management Field - International staff
Programme Support Manager

Coordinate and manage the main support functions including general administration, finance, human resources, and logistics. With line...

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Madagascar Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

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South Sudan Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Provide leadership, security management, strategic...

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D.R. Congo Senior Management Field - International staff
Project Coordinator

Manage the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and...

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Afghanistan Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Project Manager

Plan, develop and evaluate the assigned cash transfer projects and disaster risk reduction activities. This involves assessing...

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Afghanistan Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Project Manager

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned project(s), with support from sector advisors. Develop, lead implementation and ensure...

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Iraq Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Project Manager – Cash Assistance

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Madagascar Program / Project Management Field - International staff
Project Manager, Wash Project “Rano Velo”

The project manager supervises the implementation and coordination of MEDAIR’s integrated WASH project in Southern Madagascar in the...

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Madagascar Project Support Field - International staff
Project Support Manager

Overseeing the running of a Medair base, the Project Support Manager (PSM) is involved in a wide variety of activities involving...

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D.R. Congo Project Support Field - International staff
Project Support Manager

Coordinate and manage the main support functions including general administration, base management, finance, human resources, logistics...

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Middle East Region Communications, Fundraising & Media Field - International staff
Regional Communications Manager

Coordinate and support communications about Medair’s life-saving work, our vision, and ways of working to selected audiences in the field...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Health, Nutrition & Psychosocial Global Support Office staff
Senior Health and Nutrition Advisor

Offer strategic and technical advice to headquarters and the field, as well as training and coaching to Medair field health and nutrition...

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Iraq Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
Shelter – WASH Project Manager

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). This involves assessing WASH needs, designing projects, writing...

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Lebanon Shelter & Infrastructure Field - International staff
Shelter and Distribution Project Manager

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned shelter and distribution projects. The Shelter and Distribution Project Manager will...

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*All Field Locations Shelter & Infrastructure Field - International staff
Shelter Project Manager, Generic

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned shelter project(s), assessing shelter needs, designing projects, writing proposals,...

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United Kingdom Project Support Affiliate Office staff
Support Officer – Resources

Enable Medair’s life-saving work by supporting Medair UK’s finance & support activities in accordance with our values and quality...

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Switzerland Global Support Office Human Resources Global Support Office staff
Talent Development Advisor

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South Sudan Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH Advisor

Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the WASH components of the country programme; to provide capacity building for national and...

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D.R. Congo Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH and Infrastructure Project Manager

Manage the assigned WASH and infrastructure project(s) in line with the objectives, budget and timeframe laid down in the proposal(s)....

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D.R. Congo Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH Project Manager

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and...

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*All Field Locations Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Field - International staff
WASH Project Manager, Generic

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and...

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