WASH Specialist- Duhok

Goal: To address immediate and medium term humanitarian and recovery needs of Iraqi IDPs and Syrian

refugees in KRI, WV will be operating in Kurdistan Region in Iraq (KRI), addressing immediate survival needs of

displaced Iraqis as well as Syrian refugees in Sulaymaniah, Dohuk and Erbil Governorates. Key sectors of the response

are envisaged to include Food assistance, Non Food Items, winterization, health – mobile clinics, Children in

Emergencies, Child Protection and WASH.


Provide support in the development, planning, implementation and monitoring of WASH projects in KRI. The

projects which are predominantly emergency response to the IDP crisis in Iraq involving the rehabilitation and

construction of WASH facilities and hygiene promotion in camp and non-camp settings.




I. WASH Project Supervision 40%

 Ensure BoQ is priced properly for pipe

extension project, pump installation, water

trucking and drilling boreholes for needed

work in Fayida

 Assist in design and assist in tendering


 Review designs, specifications, BOQ and

conditions of contract issued by Water

Directorate and attend all site level

meetings with Contractor and Water

Directorate Engineers.

 Provide supervision, technical assistance

and project management skills to local

staff within operational areas of KRI in

particular Fayida, Dohuk in coordination

with WASH Program Manager

 Coordinate, manage resources and

implement WASH activities, including

constructing and rehabilitating water

supply and sanitation systems and

promoting good hygiene practices to IDPs

and host communities within operational


 Monitor and inspect private contractor

work at vital construction milestones per

project schedule

 Conduct WASH rapid needs assessments

in the field.

 As a result of the assessments, assist

with identification of specific project

locations, design and implementation of

appropriate WASH interventions with

coordination with Sector Manager.

 Prepare specifications and documentation

for the procurement of key WASH related


 When required, Assist in establishing and

maintaining UN led coordination’s through

WASH cluster for WASH interventions

both at National and field level.

 Prepare project technical reports, and

assist sector Manager in project proposals

and periodic reports.

 Assist in facilitation of the promotion of

WASH program impact on and potential

for conflict between beneficiaries and non-

beneficiaries, and adjust program


 Develop design plans, working drawings,

technical specifications, bill of quantities

as per approved standards by the Ministry

of Water Resources and Irrigation and the

Ministry of Physical Infrastructure for all

construction works outlined on the project

designs for the said projects, including

emergency sanitation facilities.

 Ensure that all WASH components are

implemented as per the project papers

and including: design, developing of bills

of quantities for water supplies,

emergency latrines, Emergency WASH

NFIs etc, as per identified needs and

within provisions of the project budget;

 Develop, negotiate and manage contracts

with service providers (may include

preparation of tender documents for

purposes of soliciting bids/tenders from

contractors for the said project.

 Assist in ensuring the close liaison and

consultation with IDP Communities

leaders during implementation of the

WASH services as per project document


 Assist in undertaking of the capacity

building of the various groups involved in

projects, including Household Sanitation

Committees, Water Committees,

Community Hygiene Promoters, in

aspects of Water Sanitation and Hygiene

in an emergency humanitarian situation.

 Under take water quality (microbial,

physical and chemical) analysis of treated

water using potable water quality kit, as

per water quality technical guidelines

approved by the government/WHO and

other donors.

 Coordinate and supervise implementation

works including managing construction


 Coordinate and participate in projects

start up meetings and end of Project


II. Work quality outputs and budget



 Assist in establishing and oversight of

implementation of systems for efficiently

controlling the quality of technical works;

closely tracking works progress against

payment and work plans, and controlling

the quality of the final construction outputs

as per donor and user community


 Maintain construction budgets

components to ensure appropriate and

efficient use of resources in the project

and area of operation.

III. Coordination with local community

groups/ Government Departments/ Other

stake holders (Internal and External)

 When required, in collaboration with

WASH Manager, Represent World Vision

at interagency coordination –

Representing the organization and

actively participate in the WASH Cluster

Meetings to review progress, as well as

attending state level WASH Cluster


 Coordinate day-to- day operation and

financial management of the construction

works and re-measured all implemented

works in the field in accordance with the

approved project work plans and liaison

with WASH Sector Manager.

 Support in Liaising with beneficiary

community, WASH cluster and local

authorities in the selection of project sites

as per requirement of the project design.

 When required and in collaboration with

WASH Manager, Represent WVI KRI

WASH projects on internal WV CoPs,

working groups within Syria Response

and outside


IV. Reporting and communication 15%

 Ensure that project documentation is

prepared, including weekly and monthly

project reports on implementation/

construction status, as per requirements

of World Vision

 Conduct regular development inspections

highlighting potential area of concern

 Support WASH Manager in liaising with

Finance and Grants team via Project’s

Camp Manager in tracking WASH

component project expenditure, reviewing

financial reports, and addressing queries

of related expenditure in timely manner

VI. Other 5%

a. Other tasks as requested by the Line

Manager and/or Response Manager

c. Safety and Security responsibilities

 Responsible of own security and

actively contribute to a positive

security culture

 Abide by the security policies and

procedures and report any incidents

or breaches to line manager and / or

security manager


No. Direct Report: Positions


Other Reporting



Annual Total



Decision Making


1. Types of decisions made without prior approval:

a. Decisions made within scope of work and within own Department’s scope

of work, in line with established policy and standards.

b. Routine decisions pertaining to work which occurs regularly or within pre-

established schedules/plans.

2. Types of decisions referred to higher authority or decisions

controlled by policy:

a. Programming decisions made within scope of approved operating plans.

b. Decisions which have an impact outside of area of work

c. Decisions falling outside of established guidelines and which impact the

NO or WVI.

d. Donor engagement decisions at a high level.

e. Decisions pertaining to funding which may impact the program.

Important Functional Relationships:

Contacts Reason & Nature of/for Contact

(e.g. Coordination, information,

influencing, coaching)

Frequency of Contact

(Daily, Weekly, Monthly)

WASH Team Line Management, Supervision,

Follow up, coaching, information


Programs and Operations Sector specific input,

coordination, influencing,

information sharing


Local partners, government

officials, cluster groups

Liaison, influencing, fundraising As required

SMT Information, follow up,


As required

Ops Manager Coordination, Information

sharing, reporting

As required

Major Challenges:

Challenge Possible Approaches/Solutions

Project management of multiple, complex and

geographically dispersed projects.

 Regular contact and close working

relationship with field staff to understand

needs manage issues as they arise.

 Ensure all operations/programming staff

understand projects deliverables and


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

(The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal

schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the- job training.)

Education Bachelor’s degree in Civil / Environmental / Public Health



Masters degree in above related fields Preferred

Knowledge & Skills  Successful track record in project coordination in

particular with water infrastructure projects such as

boreholes and pumps.

 Experience in working on Bill of Quantities and design

for water supply projects and construction of tank


 Experience of working with cross-functional teams.

 Working knowledge of English and ability to write

reports in english.

 Experience in coalition building and ability to rally

coalitions and networks to take positions on specific

policy issues.

 Ability to manage a wide range of work assignments

and changing priorities in high pressure and

demanding environment

 Fluency in Arabic and Kurdish


 Strategic, creative and innovative thinking.

 Demonstrated understanding of the NGO sector, public

sector planning in MEER countries

– 1-3 years of experience focused in the management

of humanitarian programs involving rural communities

to promote humanitarian response.

 Experience in project management and programming

knowledge in WASH in addition to Livelihoods.

 Ability to work in high tension and high security risk

situations and be able to adapt to rapidly changing


 Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and

NGO Code of Conduct and capability of incorporating

standards in design, implementation and evaluation of

relevant projects

 Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse

cultural contexts, psychologically stressful

environments, and physical hardship conditions with

limited resources

 Ability to respect and relate appropriately to people of

other faiths.


Other Attributes  Understands work from a process point of view and

uses measurement and accountability systems


 Excellent time-management and prioritization.


Experience  Experience in designing and putting bill of quantities, Essential

WASH facilities like toilet, bathing cubicles, water

supply lines and hygiene promotion for affected people

in particular in schools.

 Understands and have implemented PHAST, FOAM

and other participatory methodologies in emergency


 Demonstrated experience in managing WASH grants is


Work Environment  Up to 60% domestic travel

CORE CAPABILITIES: Required Preferred

Achieving quality results and service X

Practicing accountability and integrity X

Communicating information effectively X

Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly X

Understanding the Humanitarian industry X

Understanding WV’s mission & operations X

Practicing continuous innovation & creativity X

Demonstrating Christ-Centered life and work X

Learning for growth and development X

Maintaining work/life balance X

Building collaborative relationships X

Practicing gender & cultural diversity X

World Vision is an equal-opportunity employer that values and respects the importance of a

diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes and supports all employees to achieve the

maximum extent of their potential. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Only candidates can apply for this job.
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