About the Role

Role Purpose:

The Humanitarian WASH Advisor will provide technical assistance to ongoing humanitarian programs, serve potentially as a first responder to new emergencies, provide technical assistance and strategic planning, and contribute to new business development, global research priorities, and to state-of-the-art guidance. Technical support to country programs will include technical needs assessments, response strategy development, capacity development initiatives, mobilizing resources for emergency WASH activities, and implementation of the emergency WASH responses.

Another aspect of technical assistance and strategic planning will be gravitating around the emergency WASH in Health Care Facilities domain with potential appointment to support the quality and approach of Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit (EHU) WASH programming.

The Humanitarian WASH Advisor is expected to bring forward the innovation component of the Humanitarian WASH team and global portfolio as elaborated below in the areas of responsibilities. The Humanitarian WASH Advisor will be part of the Centre Humanitarian Technical Team (CHTT) of the One Humanitarian Team.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly. In order to be successful you will bring/have:



  • Significant experience in delivering high quality humanitarian programmes and providing technical support.
  • You have a minimum 5-7 years of proven experience working internationally in the management and/or coordination of humanitarian WASH programs expertise
  • Considerable experience in needs assessment, program evaluation, and program development and writing of funding proposals and reports.
  • Fair/Good understanding of Humanitarian WASH sector’s principles, practices, and policy priorities.
  • Ability to undertake significant and regular international travel, often on a short notice, for more than 30% of time.
  • Fluent spoken and written English


  • Professional qualification in or closely related sphere
  • Previous experience of working in a child-focused humanitarian organization.
  • Additional languages, particularly French, Spanish and/or Arabic.

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