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Posted on 27 Jul, 2022
Closing on 07 Aug, 2022

Job Description

Position status: Full-time
Location: Al Qaedah Hospital 
Contract: 1 year with possibility of renewal

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics.

Main purpose

Supporting the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WATSAN) Manager in the implementation and supervision of WATSAN activities, including tools and materials employed according to MSF standards and protocols, in order to improve health and living conditions of the target population


  • Ensuring the day-to-day implementation and administration of assigned Watsan activities at project level, including but not limited to, water supply, excreta disposal, waste management, vector control, and dead bodies management
  • Ensuring that the MSF procedures and protocols are followed by the Watsan teams to guarantee the operational quality of the project;
  • Ensuring the maintenance and repair of technical equipment in the project to guarantee an adequate running of Watsan activities;
  • Ensuring the distribution of the materials and tools used in water treatment, hygiene and sanitation (e.g. physical organization and inventory of stocks, receiving and processing orders for water, sanitation and hygiene material, check that the amounts received are recorded, and check monthly consumptions, etc.);
  • Supporting the Watsan Manager in ensuring an appropriate emergency preparedness and response capacity (physical verification of stocks, contacts, transport means, staff training). Ensuring appropriate assistance to the project response team and if required, participating in emergency activities or exploratory visits
  • Supporting the Watsan Manager in the team planning (e.g. staff rosters and admin, HR processes, etc.) and informing and involving the Watsan Manager in case of any major management or technical issue, and providing all required reporting
  • Planning and supervising the HR processes (recruitment, training, performance evaluation, tasks definition and internal and external communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required for the activity
  • Participating in data collection and reporting as required

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities


  • Prepare the WATSAN team rosters and follow up their physical working hours and performance such as waste management area operators, Reverse Osmosis team, water refilling, water distributors, laundry ..etc.
  • Coach and support the WATSAN team to implement MSF WATSAN protocols and inform the line manager for any challenges or misuse.
  • Participate in the IPC trainings and provide the WATSAN inputs, presentations related to area.
  • Communicate regularly with the Mission Watsan Manager for any issues, recommendations, solutions to guarantee the best option to solve any WATSAN issues. 
  • Do the monthly WATSAN reports and send it to the Mission WATSAN and Log Manager.
  • Daily check the watsan agents performance on the daily tasks according to the protocols of waste segregation and elimination.

Waste Management:

  • Ensure that waste operators are following the protocols in waste final treatment/disposals for all type of waste (soft waste in the incinerators Ash pit, organic  organic pit, Sharps: needles in safety box reducer and glass in the crusher  Sharp pit).
  • Ensure that waste follow up sheet exists and is filled properly with all waste data according to the protocols.
  • Collaborate with IPC Supervisor and medical team to ensure the best waste segregation and waste buckets transportation, cleaning and disinfectant.
  • Ensure that all waste area staffs are wearing the proper PPE according to MSF standards and only related staff who allowed to enter to the WMA.
  • Collaborate with medical team to ensure the destructions of any expired drugs (if exist) according to MSF standards/ protocols and always communicate with the Mission WATSAN Manager
  • Good follow-up of the filling levels of the different pits to be able to anticipate and plan emptying/new constructions etc... 
  • Follow up and ensuring the proper cleaning of the yard of the hospital is carried out by the external cleaners and always no garbage or waste accumulated in the yard zones. 

Water treatment/ Borehole / Dosatron:

  • Follow up and ensure the availability of water in the hospital in term of quantity and quality, including drinking water bottles replacements in whole water dispensers.
  • Follow up and ensure to do regular water chemical and microbiology tests to ensure the best quality of the water and report any issues to the line manager.
  • Follow up and ensure to do the regular water tanks cleaning in whole MSF premises including the main underground water tanks and the three claim treatment water tanks.
  • Collaborate with the technicians to do the regular preventive and corrective maintenance for the Dosatron and the water supply network of the hospital (leakages, breakdowns etc…). 
  • Follow up and ensure the amount of the free residual chlorine in the water according to MSF standards and repeat the jar test if necessary. 
  • Ensure the preparation of the chlorinated solution for the Dosatron on a daily basis. 


  • Ensure that the sanitation system in the hospital is working correctly by doing the regular check-ups and cleaning of the manholes and other wastewater facilities to avoid clogging (with reporting and proposals for improvements in case clogging is recurrent). 
  • Regular follow-up of the sanitation facilities to make sure that there is no leakage, water raising, uncovered ventilation pipes or damages covers (to avoid rainwater infiltration and have a good vector control)

Vector Control:

  • Take corrective and preventive measurements for all types of vectors (rats, flies, cockroach etc.).
  • In collaboration with the IPC Supervisor and the Medical Team, ensure Indore Spraying (IRS) in properly done according to MSF standards and protocols and with ONLY validated insecticides (if needed).
  • Make sure all the PPEs and correct equipment are available and used during IRS.


  • Manage the WATSAN items/spare parts stock (Washing machines, filters, Dosatron…).
  • Collaborate with LM and Mission Watsan Manager while preparing the physical inventory and consumption follow up for all Watsan items in order to prepare the international orders and have enough stock.
  • Collaborate and follow up with IPC to ensure to have enough chlorine according the average consumption in the hospital.
  • Collaborate and follow up with IPC to ensure that chlorine and Surfanios solutions are prepared well and all the points are filled regularly. 
  • Assist the LM or Mission WATSAN Manager to identify suppliers or contractors for WATSAN activities/items. 


  • Follow up with Head of Kitchen and ensure the proper hygiene condition in the kitchen and the separate cycle that the cooking area is separated from the washing area.
  • Ensure the usage and the availability of the PPE for all Kitchen staff including hair cover, boots, eprons, ..etc. 
  • Follow up with Head of Kitchen the proper storage consumption/condition for the kitchen food (no food in the floor), fridge, temperature, ventilation, vector measures.
  • Collaborate with Medical team and ensure the quantity/delivery of the food mactch the validated list and the number of the patients. 


Education    Technical diploma with specialization in water and sanitation
Experience    Previous experience in technical works and organizing of multiple activities, preferably within MSF or similar work environment
Languages    Fluency in English and Arabic languages is essential 
Knowledge    Computer literacy


  • Results and Quality Orientation 
  • Team work and Cooperation 
  • Behavioural Flexibility 
  • Commitment to MSF Principles 
  • Stress Management 

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