Concern Worldwide – Syria Programme JOB DESCRIPTION Job

Concern Worldwide – Syria Programme
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WASH Officer (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
Sanliurfa, Turkey
Sanliurfa, Turkey
WASH Programme Manager
Overall role:
To design and supervise the implementation of WASH activities in Turkey under the direction of the WASH
Programme Manager.
Specific responsibilities:
To reduce the health risks to people affected by emergency / disaster conditions by providing or rehabilitating
water and sanitation systems and promoting good hygiene practices:
 Consult with community representatives (including women) about access, design and management of
water systems and sanitation facilities, as well as hygiene promotion needs.
 Design and implement water storage, treatment and distribution systems - potable / other uses.
 Design and implement sanitation systems for household and/or communal toilets, household liquid and
solid wastes, hospital wastes and other community facilities, including drainage and vector control and in
close coordination with health and education services.
 Deliver training on water treatment, water quality testing; maintenance and hygiene promotion to
technical staff, water monitors, truck drivers, cleaners, community volunteers & community facilitators.
 Assess condition, set up maintenance systems, train staff and arrange repairs of tanks/water towers,
pumps, generators, pipe networks, drainage systems and water quality testing equipment.
 Prepare technical drawings, BOQ, specifications for water and sanitation infrastructure.
 Contribute in the development, negotiation and management of contracts with service providers
(including preparing tender documentation and evaluating capacity and quality of contractors).
 Supervise direct reporting staff, contractors and direct labour work teams.
 Liaise with other agencies/government bodies/control groups to ensure coordination and works
suitability. Participate in or facilitate Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) coordination meetings.
 Set up systems for cleaning and maintenance of water and sanitation infrastructure.
 Any other duty as may be assigned by his/her line manager
Required Experience, Skills and QualificationUniversity Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or other relevant field(s) and at least 5 years of
practical, hands-on experience in water treatment and supply, sanitation, public health or
hydrology/hydrogeology with a minimum of 1 year experience in emergency response or
humanitarian relief context.
Good command of English and Turkish languages. Arabic and Kurdish an asset
Able to work in harsh, unstable and difficult conditions, independently and in a team.
Strong cross-cultural communication and resilience skills are very important.
Experience in supervising and mentoring other staff.
Able to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural
Important additional responsibilities of all staff:
To adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and Programme Participant
Protection Policy.
Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Programme Participant Protection Policy
Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to
ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and
exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by
Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern
staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day
conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.
Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant
Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing
the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they
have understood their content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two
Any breach of the Concern Code of Conduct or the Programme Participant Protection Policy by employees of
Concern Worldwide during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including,
termination of employment.
I confirm to have read and understood the details provided by this Job description and I agree to undertake the
responsibilities in full throughout the contract period.
Contract period From_________________________ to ___________________________
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