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Posted on 28 Nov, 2023
Closing on 11 Dec, 2023

Job Description

TITLE:  WASH Coordinator 
LOCATION: Taiz and IBB (Based in Taiz)
GRADE: (please leave this blank)     

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)

The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The WASH coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of all WASH program activities in Taizz and IBB.  Responsibilities shall include developing monthly plans based on the master plan, ensuring the implementation of all activities to achieve expected results, staff supervision and mentoring, reporting and data collection, identification of unmet needs and participation in the office coordination team. The WASH coordinator will ensure that project activities are consistent with Save the Children’s programming principles and approaches, draw on relevant best practices and lessons learned, enable children to attain their rights and are compliant with donor regulations.
He/she will provide regular reports on the progress (including monitoring and evaluation follow up) of all SCI WASH activities to the Deputy Field Manager
As part of SC’s dual mandate, the WASH coordinator will participate in emergency preparedness activities and be ready to respond in the event of an emergency, as required.


Reports to: Deputy Field Manager. 
Staff directly reporting to this Post:  WASH Officer/Hardware & WASH Officer/Software.
Staff indirectly reporting to this Post: WASH Engineering Assistants, Water Quality Technician, WASH Software Assistants.
Budget Responsibilities: As per the SCI Shecme of Delgation.


Program Planning and Implementation

  • Plan WASH activities in collaboration with the field team after consultation with the Deputy Field Manager and coordinate across different program activities to ensure that they are synchronized in a logical order.
  • Oversee the implementation of activities/projects to ensure SCI is meeting its deadlines and maintaining technical standards. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the Deputy Field Manager, WASH Advisor and Specialist and addressed in an appropriate and timely way.
  • Revise activities bill of quantities in collaboration with Deputy Field Manager.
  • Regularly visit the activity sites to oversee the implementation of works
  • Support the Deputy Field Manager with the identification of HR needs, logistical and financial resources needed at different stages of the activities/project. 
  • Identify WASH gaps/needs on the ground of work and prepare assessment reports, funding calls and chances with close frequent coordination with Deputy Field Manager.
  • Identify any risks and constraints related to the activity/project and propose alternate strategies to the Deputy Field Manager
  • Assist the Deputy Field Manager to improve any activities/projects in the field.
  • Ensure that the safeguarding in intervention/project sites is guaranteed.
  • Assist the Deputy Field Manager in the updating of tools for monitoring and forecasting financial, logistical and operational programs.
  • Participate to the monitoring and evaluation of SCI’s projects (activity indicators, program result, activity progress and context monitoring) through the design, follow up and report of SCI monitoring, evaluation and learning tools
  • Prepare reports on regular basis including weekly, monthly, quarterly, midterm and final reports according to SCI policy with indicating the challenges, success stories, progress rates comparing to the project work plan and time schedule.
  • Facilitate the work by conducting excellent coordination with local authorities and related stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of activities and secure movement of team supervising ongoing activities.

Staff supervision and mentorship

  • Supervise and mentor direct reports ensuring that they are empowered to achieve their performance objectives and program results
  • Conduct performance reviews of direct reports and support them to set performance objectives
  • Build capacity of direct reports in technical and administrative areas
  • Identify any staffing issues (day-to-day management and/or technical issues) and coordinate closely with the Deputy Field Manager and WASH Advisor/specialist to resolve them.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure that all program data is properly and regularly collected by field staff, check data and ensure that it is logically presented to the Deputy Field Manager and/or WASH Advisor/specialist.
  • Contribute to the preparation of internal and external reports.
  • Lead on and complete bi-weekly sitrep reports and data to feed into the monthly MEAL reports (IPTT).
  • Participate in team reviews of results and program progress.

Collaboration and Representation

  • Represent Save the Children and the program with government and non-governmental agencies to explain the program, secure their support and follow up with them on progress.
  • Actively participate and play a leadership role in the office Coordination Team bringing key issues, proposing solutions and collaborating with other teams to build synergies and efficiencies.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Actively participate in the Country Office’s emergency preparedness and planning processes as requested.
  • In case of emergency, be prepared to contribute to the delivery of an appropriate and timely response.


  • Deliver results in line with the current proposals and Save the Children’s strategy
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with line management

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


University level of Civil or Structural Engineering or Architecture, or hydrology engineering.


  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience in WASH sector at managerial position in a humanitarian or development context.
  • Previous experience of emergency WASH project management and program coordination, implementing WASH programs, on time and within budget. The emergency WASH includes water trucking for IDPs, rehabilitation of water systems/points, WATSAN facilities at community/institutional level, WASH NFI distribution, Water quality issues etc.
  • Good knowledge of safety standards and legislation related to construction and rehabilitation in Yemen
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children and their families in the community.
  • Strong understanding of water, sanitation and hygiene situation in the community.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proven leadership and management skills including planning and budget tracking capacities.
  • Proven technical knowledge and skills in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff to achieve results.
  • Ability to travel independently, including to rural communities and work long hours.
  • Strong English as well as strong Arabic skills, written and spoken.
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email). AutoCAD knowledge is an advantage.
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children’s  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities 

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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