WASH Technician

Job Expired

Job description

Under the direct supervision of WASH engineering officer the position holder will be responsible for the direct supervision of WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation in camps and communities targeted by Save the Children in Kirkuk governorate and surroundings. The position is specifically oriented towards the WASH emergency response in the context of the crisis of Iraqi IDP’s, and special attention will be made on the integration of the WASH sector with other core sector of Save The Children such as education and child protection. 

Need Assessment

  • Participate in conducting WASH need assessments and technical assessment of WASH facilities to be rehabilitated and / or build in the targeted locations, through technical feasibility studies, household level questionnaires, focus group discussions, visits to WASH facilities and sites.

Program implementation:

  • Follow-up/Supervision of the activities related to the construction of WASH infrastructures in public institutions and communities, such as:
    • Construction or rehabilitation of sanitation facilities (latrines, incinerator, refuse pit, soakage pit).
    • Construction or rehabilitation of drinking water infrastructures (hand dug well wells, boreholes, pipe network, reservoir, drinking water treatment device).
  • Technical training of community volunteers, members of WASH committees, governmental staff
  • Assist WASH Engineer in preparation of BOQs and drawings for all type of WASH Infrastructure.
  • Recruitment and supervision of masons and laborers in the targeted communities and camps and maintaining the labor attendance sheets where required.


  • Ensure the quality and quantity of materials delivered to construction sites by Save the Children and its subcontractors and maintaining proper record.
  • Ensure all safety measures are taken at site during construction work to avoid any incident.
  • Ensure community mobilization in targeted communities on the issues related to construction, operation and maintenance of WASH facilities.
  • In the case work is subcontracted, ensure the quality and pace of the work done by subcontractors, through field visit, site reports, and filling of monitoring sheets.
  • In close collaboration with WASH engineer ensure that completion certificates are signed for all completed WASH infrastructure and all completed facilities are handed over to beneficiaries and relevant government authorities where applicable.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

  • Ensure that WASH infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works are carried out according to BOQs, drawings, quality standards established by save the Children through quality checklists.
  • Weekly reporting of data in order to follow up the standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activities completed).


  • Weekly (or each time when necessary) written and oral report to line manager.
  • Preparation and sharing of feasibility and technical reports with WASH engineer.

Integration, coordination and transversal aspects

  • Work with other team members of Save the Children (WASH and non-WASH) working in the same communities, to ensure the integration and complementarity of the different sector of the intervention.
  • Ensure the integration of aspect related to gender, child protection, HIV, environment and other crosscutting issues to the implementation of WASH activities, and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, elderly and disabled people.
  • To perform any other work related tasks assigned by supervisor.

BEHAVIORS (Values in Practice):


  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • willing to take disciplined risks.


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Additional job responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Bachelor/Graduate degree in Civil engineering, Environmental or public health engineering or 2-3 years diploma in Civil engineering, Environmental or public health engineering or equivalent.

Experience: For graduate, professional experience of minimum 2 years in the field of construction, including 1 year in WASH sector. And For Diploma holders minimum 3-4 year experience in the field of construction, including 1 year in WASH sector.

  • Practical knowledge in terms of masonry, plumbing, carpentry and pumping system.
  • Knowledge of using Auto cad and Archie cad
  • Knowledge of preparation of estimates/BOQ
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Ability to listen and adapt
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good in speaking English
  • Perfect knowledge of local languages (Arabic, Kurdish, Turkman)
  • Community mobilization skills
  • Computer illiterate, knowledge of Excel, Word and power point
  • Iraqi Nationality


  •   Experience in NGO sector
  • Practical knowledge in terms of masonry, plumbing, carpentry and pumping system.
  • Knowledge of using Auto cad and Archie cad
  • Knowledge of preparation of estimates/BOQ
  • Good knowledge of supervision techniques
  • Fluent Oral and written English, Kurdish and Arabic languages are desirable.
  • Computer illiterate, knowledge of Excel, Word and power point.
  • This job has expired!


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