WASH Officer - Engineer

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Job description
Job title: WASH Officer / Engineer

Employment category:
Reporting to: WASH TL North

Direct reports: N.A

Unit/department: WASH
Location: Bayt AlFagih

Authorization level: N.A

Overall purpose of the role
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in Yemen since 2008. Using a right-based approaches, DRC has mainly focused on refugees, migrants and internally displaced People by conflict and natural disasters. Programs include WASH, protection, Food security/livelihoods and mine risks education, amongst others. DRC has hub offices in Sana’a, Aden, Hodeida, Hajjah, Saada and several sub-offices throughout Yemen. In response to the humanitarian needs and the resulting increase of conflict affected population in Yemen, DRC is seeking qualified WASH Officer with civil engineering background to facilitate, guide and coordinate WASH interventions in Hajjah district , Hajjah Governorate.

Geographic scope: Country (Yemen)

DRC Yemen is seeking an experienced WASH Officer / Engineer to fill in this position preferring applicants from same targeted areas (Hajjah district , Hajjah )

Main responsibilities

Key responsibilities
WASH Programming
§ Provide technical and professional support to WASH field team and Community health Volunteers on water, sanitation and hygiene matters.

§ Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH program design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation at district and governorate levels.

§ Support governorate and district levels’ stakeholders for planning, orientation, training and other relevant activities on WASH issues.

§ Perform designs, specifications, BoQs for WASH intervention in particular water supply and sanitation services and WASH facilities at household level, schools and health institutions.

§ Supervise and guide construction of civil works according to contracts including BoQs and drawings

§ Coordinate with WASH Manager and WASH TL for technical advice, integration of WASH and nutrition components with other thematic interventions during planning, designing and implementation.

§ Support to form/reactivate and capacitate the CHVs, CWMCs and school’s WASH clubs.

§ Support to organize the various community level sanitation and hygiene campaign as well as manage all WASH supplies and the IEC materials for distribution.

§ Support to design and conduct the district, HH, school and health clinics level water, sanitation and hygiene related events.

§ Support to organize WASH related training, orientation, workshop at the district level.

§ Facilitate to disseminate the WASH related messaging from the district and up to the ward levelat different group existing in the community (For example: CHVs, CWMCs, school’s WASH clubs, community leaders etc.).

§ Coordinate and organize the process of review and joint monitoring of WASH project with government counterparts and relevant stakeholders for review and monitoring of WASH project to ensure achievement of objectives and attainment of high quality interventions. Recommend corrective actions when necessary to meet the objectives.

§ Facilitate the process of capturing, documenting and disseminating project experiences, achievements, good practice as lesson learnt, case studies and progress reports related to WASH to concerned stakeholders.

§ Coordinate and engage with key WASH partners (especially GARWSP) and other stakeholders and ensure their participation at different stages of project implementation as required.

§ Facilitate partnership and supervise DRC WASH local partners at targeted governorate’s level or the surround governorates, in order to improve their abilities to implement WASH interventions/partnership in smoothly way.

§ Work as a WASH team member and maintain smooth coordination and communication with other projects’ staff members.

§ Ensure gender equity and social inclusion in all aspects of WASH interventions.

§ Contributing to the preparation of internal and external reports including regularly reports, expenditure reports and projection plan.

§ Accomplish the other necessary activities related to the office and program and tasks assigned by the Supervisor.

§ Representation
§ Representing the WASH Sector at the governorate’s level.

§ Collaborating and coordinating with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies on WASH issues at district and governorate’s level with his/her supervisor.

§ Participating in district and governorates’ level WASH meetings and other relevant humanitarian/recovery coordination meetings.

§ Ensuring that all relevant stakeholders have information about the WASH project, objectives, working areas, duration of programs and activities in the field.

§ Promoting and reinforcing relationships with district/governorate technical authorities.

§ Ensuring correct MOUs are in place with relevant district/governorate stakeholders.

Required experience and competencies
§ Bachelor Degree in water/environmental civil Engineering or a related field.

§ At least 2-year experience in water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.

§ Previous experience with community facilitation project.

§ Solid understanding of administrative procedures.

§ Strong working knowledge of written and spoken English and Arabic.

§ Ability to use Microsoft office programming, Outlook and internet websites.

§ Self-motivated, Enthusiastic, Desire to learn.

§ Aptitude for community mobilization and engagement.

§ Team-player with good inter-personal skills.

§ Willing to support others and share workloads.

§ Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.

§ Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner.

§ Ability to adapt communication strategies for different situations.

§ Strong communication, particularly verbal

§ Ability to translate between spoken Arabic and English.

§ Able to take initiative, encourage others, and working within hostile environments and deal with conflict.

§ Problem solver and positive attitude, Motivator, Ability to plan and follow activities through.

§ INGO experience preferred.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

§ Relevant university degree.

§ At least 2 years of direct experience in WASH projects.

§ Good skills and experience with Ms Office and internet usage.

§ Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

§ Leaving or from targeted governorates

§ Able to make strong relations with community and key persons.

§ Ethical, trustworthy, creative, dynamic and enthusiastic.

§ Ability to work on multiple tasks, under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

§ INGO experience preferred.



Striving for excellence


Taking the lead


Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here


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Languages: (indicate fluency level)

§ Able to communicate in English.

§ Fluency in Arabic language (written and spoken)

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

§ DRC different sectors;

§ WASH Cluster and its partners;

§ Local authorities and community leaders;

¨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.

The Job descri

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

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

DRC’s 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. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.


Application due:

Bayt AlFagih


Contract type:
National contract


DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

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