London, Greater London

£34,070 plus hardship allowance

Contract, Full-time

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Job Description

Internationally Mobile

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as WASH Manager, working with the West and Central Africa Emergency Health Unit (EHU), taking a lead in WASH technical advisory and implementation during deployments for health emergency responses.

In our Humanitarian department, we fight for children every single day. We integrate emergency and development work, through our country programmes. We increase our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As EHU Wash Manager you will play a major role in supporting the strategic development and implementation of the WASH function, fundraising for WASH and generating learning for further innovations within the Humanitarian Public Health technical team. You will also recruit and train WASH Officers, Health Promoters and hygienists  and liaise with Save the Children’s Health staff to ensure implementation of appropriate protocols and effective health promotion. In addition you will:

  • Support country teams to prepare for emergencies, providing training and assisting in development of emergency preparedness plans
  • Be responsible for ensuring correct WASH protocols, systems, services and infrastructures are in place in health facilities particularly Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) facilities
  • Develop donor proposals and WASH components of donor and organisational reports
  • Develop appropriate waste management and infection prevention control (IPC) measures and activities in consultation with the health team
  • Put in place accountability activities for your thematic area, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in WASH programme design.

To be successful you will be educated to Masters level in Public Health, Water Engineering, or a related subject, or have equivalent field experience. Prior experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response including in first phase emergency response is also essential, as is a high level of written and spoken English and French. In addition you will have:

  • A proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in WASH technical skills with experience of managing a WASH team at national level, including national and international staff members
  • Previous experience of health care facility water, sanitation, wastewater and waste disposal and management
  • Experience of implementing WASH programmes within donor constraints, on time and to budget
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • The ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.