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New Job Vacancy at DRC Tanzania – WASH Team Leader

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WASH Team Leader
Workplace Kibondo
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
Unit/department: Programe
Location: KIBONDO (including frequent travel camps and host communities)
Authorization level: Team Leader

The overall purpose of the role:
Responsible for
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.  

Program Planning

  • 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
    quality implementation.
  • 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  
  • Liaison
    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
    identified needs;
  • 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.

Logistics /Finance:

  • 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
    Implementation Area.
  • 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.

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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

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  • 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.


  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • Knowledge of Kirundi would be a significant advantage.

Key stakeholders:

  • Community and Camp Leaders and Groups,
  • Local Government
  • DRC sector leads
  • WASH Actors
  • Suppliers

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
recruitment process.
Deadline 21st August, 2022.

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