Contract Type National contract
Job title: WASH Team Leader
Employment Category: G
Reporting to: Area Manager
Technical line manager: Technical Engineer
Direct reports: 2 water project and latrines officers and 3 water project and latrines assistants
Location: KIBONDO (including frequent travel camps and host communities)
Authorization level: Team Leader
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implementing DRC’s WASH programming in camps and host communities
related to safeguarding and improving public health and safety of the
refugees and host communities by ensuring access to longer term water
solutions, promoting safe hygiene practices and supporting social
cohesion and early recovery.
Lead planning for emergency WASH assistance projects at the field level
including safe hygiene practices, and improvement of sanitation
facilities at household and communal levels, and emergency water supply
measures including better and efficient management measures, promoting
social cohesion and early recovery.
- Provide technical
assistance and overall coordination to the roll out of the WASH project
activities, including in the development/adaption of tools,
methodologies, assessments for use by staff, community-based groups.
- Participate and lead on community planning activities in liaison with community based protection and livelihood teams
Liaise and coordinate with WASH actors to plan and foster better and
sustainable water resources at the camps and settlements.
- Support ongoing harmonization between field office operations in WASH activities and approaches;
- Program Implementation, monitoring and reporting
Support implementation of DRC’s WASH projects being implemented in the
refugee camps and host communities and provide timely advice through QA
of work plans, review of technical designs of water systems and
sanitation infrastructures developed, BoQs for the technical systems,
and regular site visits.
- Provide technical and operational
support throughout all stages of programming processes for the
achievement of the WASH output results. Ensure effective collaboration
with other DRC sectors, where needed.
- Support timely
implementation of the WASH projects through regular checks against the
work plans and assisting in adjustment of program implementation
strategies where needed.
- Monitor quality of the WASH
projects against established quality and quantity indicators, through
field visits and constant communication and oversight of the field
- Collect and collate regular implementation reports
from the field, assess program implementation progress and devise
corrective measures where needed.
- Participate in monitoring
and evaluation exercises, programme meetings, programme reviews and
annual sectoral reviews and follow up actions to ensure timely and
- Support the MEAL coordinator/officer in preparation of monitoring and evaluation exercises as well as reports.
Undertake field/site visits to monitor the quality of activity
implementation and provide technical advice, guidance and oversight to
coordinators/managers and field project staff as necessary.
- Responsible for the development of project plans, budgets and reporting.
- Undertake gap analysis in the areas of WASH and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to the analysis.
Responsible for the efficient and effective program implementation of
all WASH projects within the given timeframe, budget and quality
- Coordination and representation
and develop relationship with a range of key stakeholders including,
community and camp leaders, community-based protection groups, local
- Coordinate with other sectors within DRC’s program to ensure coherent and coordinated planning of the interventions
Participate in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that DRC position,
interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the
planning and agenda setting.
- Program development and reporting
- Assist the Grants Management Coordinator in developing concept notes and proposals related to WASH activities.
- Prepare and review donor reports for the WASH activities in collaboration with the WASH, MEAL, Grants and Finance teams.
Contribute to the planning, design and evaluation of WASH activities,
including proposal and budget drafting, to secure programme funding for
- Enhance effective programme, sectoral or
inter-sectoral, planning, development and management by leading,
guiding, coordinating and supporting country WASH projects
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
- Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned;
Prepare learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and
good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
Support the capacity building and development of DRC WASH staff and
community partners as relevant, to ensure effective implementation of
activities and maximize impact of initiatives in the communities/camps.
Contribute to the assessment of WASH sector capacity gap analysis, in
collaboration with other stakeholders, and support the design of
initiative to strengthen capacities systematically.
Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and
provide timely feedback on budget follow-ups on a daily/weekly/ annual
- Plan and coordinate proactively logistics and movements
of staff from and to different locations within the Project
- Initiate procurements and ensure their execution.
- Ensure the delivery of supplies to the right beneficiaries following our SOPs.
- Contribute to grants management of all WASH activities through management of day-to-day project expenditures.
Experience and technical competencies:
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Water, Environmental/Sanitation
Engineering or other related field but with WASH experience programming
is a required.
- At least four (4) years’ experience in WASH
program management including planning of water systems, including deep
borehole systems with NGOs, UN, Government or similar organizations
- 4 years of proven experience in large scale WASH infrastructural project management.
Proven technical expertise in area of WASH assessment including
surveys, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation and
coordination is required.
- Ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common objective in the area of WASH.
Proven technical expertise in the area of WASH assessment including
survey, programme implementation, technical design, monitoring and
- A good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders
- Fluency in spoken and written English required
- Previous experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings.
- Previous experience working with refugees or IDPs or other vulnerable populations.
- Understanding of Economic Recovery and Protection Sectors
- Experience in community development and participatory techniques
- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, Construction Management, or related discipline from recognized institutions
- Documented skills in project planning and design, drafting, calculation, and technical drawing.
- Thorough knowledge of construction national and international standards.
- Excellent computer skills in programs such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and Microsoft office.
- Knowledge of Kirundi would be a significant advantage.
- Community and Camp Leaders and Groups,
- Local Government
- DRC sector leads
- WASH Actors
Core competencies Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence ☐ ☒ ☐
Collaborating ☐ ☒ ☐
Taking the lead ☐ ☒ ☐
Communicating ☐ ☒ ☐
Demonstrating integrity ☐ ☒ ☐
•Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
•Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
•Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
Providing equal opportunities
are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment
based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered
for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity,
nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital
status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and
appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique
skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested
candidates to apply.
Promoting high standards
capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s
and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to
uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional
conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including
safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC
conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the
Deadline 21st August, 2022.