WASH Coordinator

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HELP - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V.
Bamako, Mali
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job announcement (urgent)

Job title: WASH Coordinator

Country : Mali

Duty Station : Bamako (no subject to R&R)

Duration of contract : 12 months (renewable)

Closing date : 01/12/2019

Reporting to : Country program Coordinator

Type of contract : Expatriate (unaccompanied)

Other Conditions : Accommodation is in collective guest house with a private room

About Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe:**

Since 1981 “Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe” has provided fast and sustainable support to people in need worldwide.

Our aim is for all human beings to live dignified, peaceful and safe lives of their own accord. Help assists people in need towards achieving self-reliance, irrespective of their gender and political or religious values. Help provides emergency relief after disasters, and assists with reconstruction and long-term development of all spheres of life. In the long run our goal is to reduce the vulnerability of communities to new conflicts or natural disasters and to strengthen their resilience. Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe is active worldwide in 22 countries in the areas of health, reconstruction, climate protection, disaster preparedness, Education, refugee relief, livelihood and food security. Active in Mali since November 2013, Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe, intervenes in the areas of economic recovery, health, food security, WASH and Gender based violence.

About the position:

The WASH Coordinator is based in Bamako, he/she is in charge of Planning and monitoring of WASH projects as well as partnership development.

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the supervision of Country Program Coordinator, the WASH Coordinator is responsible to:

1. Technical support to projects:

Ensure technical support to all WASH projects developed by Help

Participate in the definition of intervention strategy in WASH sector

Reinforce the technical quality of documentation submitted to donors

Ensure the respect of reporting calendar on date and hours

Support Finance department to produce financial reports related to WASH projects

Support the team to produce narrative/ technical reports with good quality

Evaluate the level of goals attainments and evaluate impacts

Ensure projects follow – up in coordination with program coordinator

Supervise WASH projects planning

Trace all difficulties encountered during projects implementation

Provide projects team with conceptual reflection documents and ensure a documentary vigilance

Maintain technical partnership relations with actors active in WASH sector

Facilitate and maintain relations with external consultants in WASH sector

Participate in the individual evaluation of WASH projects Managers

Ensure work is done within an agreed upon scope, schedule, and budget

Prepare and make presentations to other departments, country program office staff, strategic partners, donors, etc.

Ensure gender and protection is considered throughout the project cycle and all WASH infrastructures where required.

2. Support to program development

Organize need assessment as well as other WASH evaluation in community and institutional levels

Elaborate concepts notes, and proposals to be submitted to donors

Draft strategies in WASH sectors to be submitted to Country Management Team (CMT)

Maintain partnership relations with main donors active in WASH sector

Maintain strategic vigilance for new projects

Identify needs in WASH sector and provide suggestions to management team

Participate as WASH expert in the recruitment of new staffs

Ensure good communication and information sharing inside and outside the program

Contribute to promotion of learning and experience documentation

Identify the capacity building needs of local teams and make reasoned proposals to management

Contribute to partners capacities building to document their field experiences for learning purposes.

3. Representation

Maintain technical relations with institutions related to WASH sector

Participate in coordination meetings, working groups and WASH cluster meetings

Ensure that Project Managers on the field are participating to WASH Cluster and other WASH working groups meetings

Conduct all tasks assigned by supervisor.

4. Reporting

He/She is responsible for the preparation or review of projects’ reports and all monitoring documents requested by coordination department

Required profile/experience:

  • University degree in water resources, environmental engineering, or another related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in humanitarian work, preferably in an emergency context
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in WASH
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and WASH in emergency
  • Positive and solutions-oriented person focused on team-building, problem-solving, and support to the teams and beneficiary communities.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their CV, motivation letter to: malirecruitment@help-ev.de with subject line: " WASH Coordinator Bamako Mali ”.