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Job title:

WASH Coordinator **



Duty Station:

Bamako (no subject to R&R)

Duration of contract:

12 months (renewable)

Closing date


Reporting to

Head of programs

Type of contract

Expatriate (unaccompanied)

About Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe:

Since 1981 “Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe” has provided fast and sustainable support to people in need worldwide.

Our aim is for all human beings to live dignified, peaceful and safe lives of their own accord. Help assists people in need towards achieving self-reliance, irrespective of their gender and political or religious values. Help provides emergency relief after disasters, and assists with reconstruction and long-term development of all spheres of life. In the long run our goal is to reduce the vulnerability of communities to new conflicts or natural disasters and to strengthen their resilience. Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe is active worldwide in 22 countries in the areas of health, reconstruction, climate protection, disaster preparedness, Education, refugee relief, livelihood and food security. Active in Mali since November 2013, Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe, intervenes in the areas of economic recovery, health, food security and WASH and Gender based violence.

About the position: **

The WASH Coordinator is based in Bamako, he/she is in charge of Planning and monitoring of WASH projects as well as partnership development.

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of programs, the WASH Coordinator is responsible to:

  1. Technical support to projects:
  2. Ensure technical support to all WASH projects developed by help
  3. Participate in the definition of intervention strategy in WASH sector
  4. Reinforce the technical quality of documentation submitted to donors
  5. Ensure the respect of reporting calendar on date and hours
  6. Support Finance department to produce financial reports related to WASH projects
  7. Support the team to produce narrative/ technical reports with good quality
  8. Evaluate the level of goals attainments and evaluate impacts
  9. Ensure projects follow – up in coordination with program coordinator
  10. Supervise WASH projects planning
  11. Trace all difficulties encountered during projects implementation
  12. Provide projects team with conceptual reflection documents and ensure a documentary vigilance
  13. Maintain technical partnership relations with actors active in WASH sector
  14. Facilitate and maintain relations with external consultants in WASH sector
  15. Participate in the individual evaluation of WASH projects Managers.
  16. Support to program development
  17. Organize need assessment as well as other WASH evaluation in community and institutional levels
  18. Elaborate concepts notes, and proposals to be submitted to donors
  19. Draft strategies in WASH sectors to be submitted to country Management team ( CMT)
  20. Maintain partnership relations with main donors active in WASH sector
  21. Maintain strategic vigilance for new projects
  22. Identify needs in WASH sector and provide suggestions to management team
  23. Participate as WASH expert in the recruitment of new staffs
  24. Ensure good communication and information sharing inside and outside the program
  25. Contribute to promotion of learning and experience documentation
  26. Identify the capacity building needs of local teams and make reasoned proposals to management
  27. Contribute to partners capacities building to document their field experiences for learning purposes
  28. Representation
  29. Maintain technical relations with institutions related to WASH sector
  30. Participate in coordination meetings, working groups and WASH cluster meetings
  31. Ensure that Project Managers on the field are participating to WASH Cluster and other WASH working groups meetings
  32. Conduct all tasks assigned by supervisor

Required profile/experience:

  • University degree in water resources, environmental engineering, or another related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in humanitarian work, preferably in an emergency context
  • Experience from working in complex contexts
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in WASH
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Humanitarian Principles and WASH in emergency
  • Positive and solutions-oriented person focused on team-building, problem-solving, and support to the teams and beneficiary communities.
  • Knowledge of the context in Cameroon is an advantage

Language Skills

  • French: advanced verbal and written is essential
  • English: advanced verbal and written is a plus

We offer:

· A demanding and meaningful activity with responsibility and creative scope

· An international working environment characterized by a high level of commitment and team spirit

· Flat hierarchies and flexible working hours

· Performance-related, attractive remuneration

· 30 days of annual leave

How to apply

Please send your application stating your salary expectations and earliest availability (please only: cover letter, CV, professional qualification, certificates as well as three references in a file attachment and max. 5 MB data volume!) by e-mail until 09/07/2021 your contact person is our HR Coordinator, Hamidou Youssouf Touré, Please also state in your application where you found the job advertisement. People with disabilities will be given preferential treatment if they are suitable for the position. Further information on our work can be found at

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.

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