Ended Team Leader - WASH

The Job

Team Leader - WASH


Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

DRC has been operating in the Middle East (ME) region for over a decade, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey with a Regional Office (RO) in Amman.

DRC Yemen’s response

Throughout its nine field offices and a workforce of 450 staff, DRC upholds its main programmatic objectives to provide immediate and life sustaining assistance, to strengthen the protective environment, and to reduce displacement related risks and vulnerabilities by promoting self-reliance at household and community level.

About the job

DRC Yemen is seeking an experienced WASH Teal Leader at Hajjah Governorate to coordinate WASH activities. It is a key DRC position, with DRC expecting that the post holder with be qualified and possess WASH and civil engineering skills, knowledge and attitude to be immediately effective in the field. These include the active involvement and the full participation by all authorities and community leaders/members, paying special attention to women and girls. The WASH team Leader in Hajja governorate will report directly to the Base Manager and technical to the North WASH Manager / Specialist.

Key Responsibilities

Coordination tasks:

  • Co-ordinate and work with government authorities, local government institutions, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and local communities in order to ensure the smooth execution of projects’ activities.
  • Ensure the buy-in and participation of local communities in projects’ activities.
  • Participate in coordination meetings and share information with external stakeholders as appropriate.

Implementation of projects:

  • Oversee the design and implementation of related surveys and other data collection activities.
  • Supervise technical assessments of project’s to determine options and select best solutions based on technical, cost criteria and community priorities.
  • Develop/Review BoQs and drawings and procure technical services in line with DRC contracting procedures.
  • With the MEAL team, develop and implement mechanisms to monitor projects performance, in consultation with local stakeholders, against work plans and project targets.

Leadership and technical support tasks:

  • Identify and prepare ToRs and contracts for technical consultants, as needed.
  • Provide technical support and capacity building for the team members at field level.
  • Follow-up projects budget, including monthly review of expenditures, ensuring that funds are used for approved purposes and in accordance with DRC requirements.
  • Monitor/supervise technical interventions to ensure they are implemented according to agreed standards and within budget / take appropriate remedial action if/when these standards are not being met.
  • Ensure that the projects are implemented in accordance with DRC and donor policies and procedures.
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc reports, as needed, and attend DRC regular meetings.
  • Ensure staff compliance with DRC’s Code of Conduct and humanitarian accountability requirements.
  • Liaise regularly with partners and represent DRC in sub-cluster and partners’ meetings.
  • Contribute to proposal writing and donor reporting.

About you

  • To be successful in this role we expect you to have a university degree in a civil engineering or relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of direct experience in WASH projects.

. Moreover, we also expect the following:

  • Excellent English language (written and spoken).
  • Solid planning, budgeting, M&E and computer skills.
  • Solid team leading skills.
  • Excellent social/diplomacy skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a minimum of guidance.
  • INGO experience preferred.


Required and competencies                                                                                                                         

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:  

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.  
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.  
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: Contract till 30th May 2020. Extension will be based on fund.

Work place: Hajjah with frequent travel to other areas.

Start date: 01/01/2020

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level (MG).

How to Apply

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV in English. Apply online on our link below. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: Dec 12th, 2019. We expect to conduct interviews on Dec 25th, 2019.

Further information

For questions regarding the vacancy please contact yem-recruitment@drc.ngo. If you are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo


  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Hajjah
  • Posted on: 28 November 2019
  • Deadline: 12 December 2019