WASH Coordinator – VSF Germany


Job Description

Gross Salary:1400 – 1600 USD subjected to all statutory deductions
Supervisor: Country Program Manager
Duty Station: Khartoum with frequent travel to different VSFG field offices
Duration:One year subject to renewal based on performance and Fund availability
Closing Date: 30/09/2021

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières – Germany (VSF Germany) is a non-governmental, non-profit making international organization, engaged in the field of veterinary relief and development work providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. With support in animal health, agriculture, marketing, and food safety, VSFG works towards food security and strengthened the livelihoods of pastoralist communities. VSF Germany implements activities in Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, and Somalia. VSF Germany is registered and licensed in Sudan by the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) since 2010 and has renewed its license every year. 

VSF Germany seeks to recruit a qualified person to fill the following position according to its job description and specifications. Women are highly encouraged to apply. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support on the implementation of all WASH and construction related activities across all VSFG offices and ensure quality and timely deliverables.
  • Provide leadership and management to WASH Sector for successful project implementation and supervise appropriate problem solving measures to keep projects on track.
  • Develop and manage relationship with VSFG’s partner organizations & stakeholders  in line with the agreed principles
  • Accountable for quality of WASH work and WASH technical inputs to VSFG partner NGO field teams.
  • Oversee and ensure VSFG  donors compliance requirement and reports are prepared on a regular basis as per donor/organization requirements
  • Work closely with MEAL team on the development of WASH MEAL framework to ensure quality activity and impact monitoring
  • Support the Sector Lead in procurement of WASH related items.
  • Ensure team coordination in the field, organize periodic meetings and staff and partner NGOs for quality delivery of WASH project as well as team building.
  • Develop materials to promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services
  • Ensure that actions are taken to mitigate priority water and sanitation related health risks.
  • Play a lead role in providing WASH technical expertise capacity to new ongoing WASH  activities through field level operational support, and other support as needs assessment, project design, development and implementation in the area of WASH
  • Evaluating the relevance and appropriateness of current and future programming in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in the local context
  • Assisting in the preparation of the WASH proposals
  • Analyzing the baseline study data to determine the underlining needs of the beneficiaries
  • Contributing to contingency planning for possible WASH emergency response if required
  • Contributing to the preparation of internal and external reports for the INGO and donors, The WASH officer will be a primary focal person for WASH components of OFDA funded project) and responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring of WASH activities
  • Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective rehabilitation of Boreholes in the localities with a particular focus on creating safe water access for humans and livestock.
  • Provide technical support to relevant government lines offices and project staff as well as communities in order to develop capacities related to their roles and responsibilities of WASH components of the running projects
  • Ensure rehabilitated boreholes of the project provide quality water services to beneficiaries in accordance to existing standards
  • Lead the planning, promotional and awareness creation on the objective of the water component of the project in collaboration with line offices and community mobilizers.
  • Conduct and lead assessment in the different states which inform identification of borehole to be rehabilitated by the project based on priority needs, develop specification, for the boreholes to be rehabilitated
  • Technically provide leadership role for the implementation of rehabilitation of boreholes as per the existing standards in the region. 
  • Submit timely and accurate weekly, monthly, quarterly and final  reports on WASH component of all running  projects
  • Plan, cooperate, collaborate and work closely with water office.
  • Support other livelihood activities of the project by closely working with partner project officers to ensure the attainment of project objective.
  • Actively participate in the identification of strategic water point to be rehabilitated through participatory approach with beneficiary communities and government line offices

Specifications Required.

  • BSc in Civil engineering, Water Engineering or related Engineering studies. Sanitation and hygiene related discipline Master’s Degree is a plus with sound understanding of INGO operations and management.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in the field of WASH.
  • Experience in managing staff and related programs
  • INGO experience in the same field is an asset
  • Experience of representation at senior level (Clusters, Coordination meetings, government agencies)
  • S/he should have an extensive experience in WASH Projects.

Skills & Competencies

  • Good knowledge in Socio-economic context
  • Good reporting and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of project cycle.
  • S/he should possess excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills in both English and Arabic
  • S/he must be well versed in MS Word, Excel, and Access& PowerPoint.

How to Apply Note

  • Clearly state your contact address and telephone number
  • Only short listed will be contacted
  • Closing date is 30th September 2021
  • Applicants are requested to submit applications and CVs and non-returnable photocopies of certificates to be addressed to: Labor office, Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), Eastern end of Gamhoriya Street
  • Women are encouraged to apply for this position

About VSF Germany

VSF Germany supports people in developing countries whose livelihoods depend on agriculture – especially on livestock – in their endeavors to improve their living conditions actively.

Global warming, the population growth and local conflicts increasingly diminish the opportunities of the rural population. Based on these premises VSF Germany’s projects support these people in utilizing their natural resources in a more sustainable way and solve conflicts peacefully.

We promote non-violent conflict resolution methods as peace is a basic precondition for a stable livelihood. It is VSF Germany’s conviction that the globalization makes it necessary to build intercultural bridges to promote understanding and respect for different ways of life.

The livelihood of many people in developing countries depends on livestock.

Our vision is that these people live on a stable livelihood through sustainable management of their animals and nature in a self determined manner.


  • sufficient food and access to clean water
  • education and development
  • to access basic health services and ­the preservation of their environment
  • cultural identity and to live in dignity


Since its foundation in the year 2000 VSF Germany is a member of VSF International. VSF-Int is an international network of NGOs working for the wellbeing and the resilience capacity of the most vulnerable populations, by promoting livestock’s health and productivity and small-scale farming systems that operates within a sustainable environment.

Association of German development non-governmental organizations (VENRO): VSF Germany is one of more than 100 members of the Association of German development non-governmental organizations. It is the umbrella organization of independent and church-related NGOs working in the fields of development cooperation, emergency assistance, development education, and advocacy. It lobbies for the position of NGOs in German politics and sets certain codes of conduct in the field of development work and public relations.

Coalition of European Lobbies on Eastern African Pastoralism is a coalition of European lobbying groups, which makes itself felt for pastoralists in East Africa. The current 27 European organizations are committed to national governments, EU institutions and other policy-shaping organizations in Europe. The aim is to draw attention to the situation of pastoralists and to provide support for the promotion and preservation of the pastoralist way of life.

For jobs from VSF Germany visit: VSF Germany Jobs Page

WASH Coordinator – VSF Germany
WASH Coordinator – VSF Germany

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