WASH Assistant (Madani) – Relief International


About Relief International

About RI: Relief International (RI) is an international non-governmental organization US and UK based, working in the humanitarian field since 2004 in Sudan, providing emergency relief and early recovery activities to internally displaced persons (IDP) and rural communities, focusing on life-saving health and nutrition services. RI is looking for qualified candidates to fill the vacancies mentioned herewith

Relief International is a nonprofit organization that partners with some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. … Relief International is non-sectarian and non-political. Relief International works in 19 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

It is based in Washington, D.C., and in London. Relief International was founded in the U.S. in 1990 by Farshad Rastegar, an Iranian American. The European headquarters under the title Relief International UK began operations in 2005. Focus: Human Rights, health, empowerment, …Location: Washington, D.C., and London.


The WASH Assistant will be responsible for providing technical support, leading the smooth implementation of day-to-day activities including water trucking, operation and maintenance supports, rehabilitation/construction of infrastructures, hygiene promotion activities, distribution of NFIs, need assessment, evaluation surveys… at the community and health/nutrition/school facility level in RI Emergency Response operational areas with close coordination of the WASH TC and program Manager. He/she also leads the process of building water user committees(WUCs) and other local committees’ capacity to improve their well-being through adopting safe and effective water, hygiene, and sanitation practices and safely operating and maintaining their water points.  This position will also oversee the implementation of all other infrastructure-related activities in WASH operational areas, including training and capacity building of staff and beneficiaries.  The position will actively participate in assessments, designs, monitoring, and evaluations of RI Sudan WASH Emergency programs.

Essential Job Functions:

Objective 1: -Contribute to running field activities (identification, definition, formulation of WASH projects).

  1. Responsible for the geographic areas of intervention and working with target populations of the project. 
  2. To follow-up and monitor the water trucking activities, maintenance/rehabilitation/construction of WASH-related infrastructures in consultation with WASH TC.
  3. To prepare bills of quantities, PRs, Tender documents, and estimation of project durations in consultation with the line manager and WASH TC. 
  4. To control and ensure that materials and tools are properly stored and used.
  5. To review and approve all construction designs and establish technical standards in materials and building techniques in consultation with WASH TC. 
  6. To oversee the Hygiene promotion sensitization activities.
  7. Providing the required inputs for the geographic area to the WASH TC  in the preparation of WASH-related proposals & CNs (need assessments, humanitarian info, narratives, BoQs, and related annexes).                       
  8. Submit bi-weekly and monthly reports as well as regular progress updates as required for the line management and  WASH TC. 
  9. Actively follow-up and monitor humanitarian situations (outbreaks, disasters, conflicts…etc) and immediately share information/data to line management and WASH TC. 

Objective 2: Ensure projects implementation, monitoring and reporting

  • To have good understanding of his/her project(s) and related stakes, Logical framework and indicators (LFA). Has got printed copies of all projects contractual documents and ensures that his/her team is aware of them. 
  • Develop local technical documents for the implementation of his/her projects and have them validated by WASH TC.
  • Prepare plans, PRs, specifications and cost estimates of the prioritized construction works.
  • Implement of his/her projects activities according to project plan and RI WASH standards and approaches in consultation with PM and WASH TC.
  • Supervises the implementation of projects activities using planning tools (DIP, BVA Budget follow up, spending plan …) to effectively implement and within time and budget of the WASH project as per the project proposals and project requirements.
  • Ensure that accurate and detailed records of project matters are formulated and kept.
  • Implements donor and RI visibility on the working sites of his/her projects. 
  • Responsible for the implementation in the working sites of the safety and security measures/rules for both RI teams (including daily hired) and the local communities/public. 
  • Implement transparency and accountability measures vis-à-vis the project beneficiaries, in coordination with the MEAL team, by making them participate throughout the project cycle. 
  • Provide on-site technical assistance/supervision to contractors or vendors and beneficiaries during the process of implementation, including contract management of construction activities.
  • Ensure sanitation and hygiene approaches are smoothly implemented in order to bring tangible behavioral change within the community. 
  • Prepare, compile, and submit weekly updates and monthly reports to the line Manager and WASH TC.
  • Undertake and draft reports input of (Donor report, government quarter report, monthly RI report, humanitarian situation analysis, KAP analysis report, terminal report,) and share to line manager and WASH TC.
  • Carry out other related tasks as directed by the line management or WASH TC.
  • To follow-up and carry out programs/projects monitoring and tracking (field visits, meetings, consultations) in coordination with local authorities. 

Objective 3: Ensure documentation, local RI representation, and coordination with other stakeholders within the intervention area

  1. To provide weekly and monthly plans and progress reports on distributions, water trucking, Hygiene promotions, assessments, infrastructure, and other project implementation activities
  2. Ensure documentation of the Project activities including photos, case studies, and other information. 
  3. Closely link with the WASH TC and update info on a regular basis. 
  4. To keep project records and humanitarian information up-to-date at all times (WASH database)
  5. Representing RI participates in the State Cluster meetings, joint WASH assessments, surveillances, and taskforce meetings and sends updates timely to line managers and WASH TC.
  6. Coordinates RI’s action with other stakeholders working in the intervention area.
  7. Coordinate with communities and get feedback from the community in order to incorporate new project designs. 
  8. To liaise with other NGOs, various bodies, and individuals, including local authorities, government agencies, clients, contractors, residents, suppliers, technical experts, and other consultants.
  9. To plan, organize, and carry out tenders on bid offers in collaboration with the Program Manager and WASH TC.
  10. To keep an inventory of the material and consumables used in the field.
  11. To monitor and control WASH stock balance and prepare R.O. for replacement when needed according to the project document.  
  12. To actively follow up on all pending orders until final and timely delivery.

Objective 4: Contribute pro-actively to HR management (including national staff career plan development)

  1. Is the functional and hierarchical manager for the WASH teams working under his/her supervision. 
  2. Takes part in activities in the recruitment and training of his/her staff, in cooperation with the HR administrator or the Area Manager. 
  3. Ensure the evaluation (performance appraisal) of his/her staff.
  4. Ensure that the WASH staff’s weekly movement plan is in conformity with meeting objectives of the program.
  5. Follow up staff movement (per diem, day-offs, annual leave tracking, timesheet.) logistical needs, and collaborate with the Operation team for necessary support.


Hygiene promotion supervisor 

Qualification and Experience:



  1. University degree in Water Management, engineering, public health engineering, or related field.


  1. Minimum of 5 years of field experience in WASH and/or Infrastructure.
  2. Experience with NGOs in a relative sector is preferable.

Critical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Good understanding of RI and Sphere, Phast, and relief standards
  2. Good understanding of RI and Sphere relief standards
  3. Knowledge of and adherence to the NGO Code of Conduct.
  4. Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity, and physical stamina.
  5. Ability to work in and contribute to the team-building environment.
  6. Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
  7. Readiness to travel
  8. Organizational skills, ability to take initiative and work independently

Strongly Preferred:

  1. Fluency in English and Arabic will be better
  2. Good managerial, organizational, and communication skills
  3. Knowledge of MS Office and engineering software
  4. Good follow-up, organizational, and communication skills
  5. Strong negotiation skills

RI Values:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

How To Apply

  • Please, submit your CV, work certificates, and qualifications and state the name of the position on the envelop, a telephone contact number, and three professional references to Labor Office Wad Madani or HAC, Closing date: 21.09.2023, at 14:00 
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview. To find out more about Relief International please visit our website at http://www.ri.org

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