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Water and Sanitation Specialist

Being a water and sanitation specialist (WATSAN) with MSF is a diverse and stimulating job. From sourcing and delivering clean drinking water to thousands of people displaced by conflict in Nigeria, to siting and building latrines for people who have lost everything in an earthquake, MSF WATSANs are essential to ensure that people in desperate situations access the basic necessities to survive.

Responsibilities

Our WATSANs usually work in the project, and manage a variety of work including hospital waste management, health promotion and clean water provision.

It’s an exciting and diverse role and you would be responsible for some or all of the following:

  • Managing a team of waste zone operators, hygiene promoters, WATSAN assistants and various others
  • Sourcing and delivering clean water to populations in need
  • Siting and constructing latrines and other sanitation facilities
  • Managing hospital waste
  • Supervising hygiene promotion

Requirements

  • Education in Civil Engineering, Water and Sanitation, Land and Water Management (preferably international), or similar
  • Significant work experience in water and sanitation
  • Experience in managing, supervising and training others
  • Available for a minimum of nine months
  • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travel experience in developing countries
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team
  • Flexible and able to manage stress
  • Able to provide training and supervision to others
  • Fluency in English
Desirable
  • Knowledge of Arabic and or French
  • Experience working with INGOs

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