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Job Description:


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 70 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

MSF-Belgium has the following vacant position:


Title:                                 WATSAN MANAGER

Place of Work:              AFAR (Relocated Status)

Contract Type:              Fixed Term

Salary:                              ACCORDING TO MSF SALARY SCALE


Main Purpose


Planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring all logistics activities in the project related to Water, Health and Sanitation, according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure an optimal running of the project.



·       In collaboration with the Project Coordinator and the Logistics Coordinator, planning, elaborating and reviewing the annual budget for the WATSAN activities in order to identify and give a response to the needs of the mission and the targeted population.

·       Monitoring on a day-to-day basis the implementation of the WATSAN activities in the project ensuring compliance of MSF standards, protocols and procedures, and reporting to the Project Coordinator on the development of the ongoing programmes including the following: 

·       Designing, implementing and managing all WATSAN interventions in the project. (including, but not limited to water supply, excreta disposal, waste management, hygiene, and infection control

·       Conducting routine WATSAN assessments in collaboration with project medical teams to identify WATSAN needs at project level and making recommendations for response activities to the line manager (e.g. Project/Field Coordinator, WATSAN Coordinator/Referent/Focal Point). Ensuring the WATSAN contribution to the development and planning of emergency response strategies and resources, in collaboration with the medical and logistical teams

·       Ensuring availability, proper purchasing, and appropriate technical specifications of required materials and equipment through planning, organizing and overseeing the inventory of the WATSAN stock

·       In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator and the HR Coordinator, participating in the planning and implementation of  HR associated processes (recruitment, training, briefing/debriefing, evaluation, detection of potential, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required to correctly perform all logistics activities pertaining to his area

·       Providing technical support to the medical team in identifying possible "risk factors" (e.g. behavioral practices, environmental sources of infection, and transmission routes) and offers solutions for infection control. Actively contributing to the integration of WATSAN activities in the medical intervention offering project proposals and work plans.

  • Ensuring proper collection and monitoring of WATSAN data. Ensuring multidisciplinary data availability. Providing analysis of data and regular reporting of results (as requested by line management)


    MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities


    ·       Participate to the Regional Wash Cluster to ensure coordination and complementarity of activities as well as gain of knowledge of other partner’s presence and response


    ·       In collaboration of PC/PC Support, ensure collaboration and communication with relevant authorities, includind District Administration and Regional Water Bureau

Job Requirements:


•          Academic background in engineering or an equivalent relevant training

•          Watsan in Emergencies Training within MSF is strongly recommended


•          Previous experience in technical aspects of water and sanitation works.

•          Minimum of 6-months of hands on field emergency WHS professional experience in a humanitarian or international development setting

•          Desirable: experience in or familiar with implementing and promoting the use of two or more of the following activities (water supply, excreta disposal, waste and waste water management, vector control, and dead bodies management) in two or more different contexts (conflicts, natural disasters, refugee/IDP camps, etc.)

•          Desirable: public health background or experience


Job Category:
Water and Sanitation
Water and Sanitation
Full time
Full time
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