Iraq: IRAK – WASH SPECIALIST – ERBILBaghdad, Iraq 143 views

Solidarités International Closing Date : 2019-11-22
Duty Station : Baghdad, Iraq
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Organization: Solidarit s International
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 22 Nov 2019

Desired start date:October 1st 2019**
Duration of the mission:** 9 months


The SI mission has been opened in February 2017, with emphasis on the Mosul response. The mission is relatively small with at the moment one Coordination base in Erbil (3 expatriates and 8 national staff) and one operational base in Mosul (1 -2 expatriate and 23 national staff). Regarding the evolution of the context, the mission will aim at keeping an early recovery WaSH component with ongoing research for development of new areas in line with the shift of context that entail wave of return movements to newly secured area. Simultaneously, as some camp will remain at less until 2020, being a key actor in wash in camps is a process already launched through the consortia.

More specifically, being leader of 2 consortia, for out of camps (6 partners) and in camps activities (5 partners), and leader of wash sub cluster in Mosul, SI is positioning itself to become one of the key actor in WASH in Iraq.


General objective:

The WASH specialist, as technical advisor dedicated to the consortium is mainly involved in the follow up and technical advise of the projects implemented within the consortia. Punctually, he can provide advises about projects or strategies at mission level.He contributes to: Guarantee the technical follow up and the reporting of the projects implemented by the partners in the 2 consortia, in camps and out of camps, to the donor. He is playing a key role in the consortia follow up but is also involved in the potential other project of the mission.Occasionally, the wash specialist contributes to the development of Solidarit s International strategy by proposing a sector-based strategy in the field of Water supply, Sanitation and HP.

The main challenges:

He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of WASH programs implemented in the intervention country, mainly within the 2 consortia.He/she contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarit s International methods and techniques in the field of WASH.Readjust the operational WaSH strategy according to contextual evolutionsWork jointly with the PM for the coordination of the sub wash cluster of Mosul.Work jointly with the consortium manager.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Have a clear overview of each project and each partner involved in the consortiaAccording to access, organize visit in the intervention areas of partnersConduct assessments in new areasEnhance understanding of the operational environment to develop SI WaSH positioning



One MEAL manager to manage.Under the supervision of the country director.

Specific skills and experience:

Knowledge of project cycle management, project design and proposal writing.Technical knowledge on emergency water supply and gravity flow network design and management, WaSH response in camps, urban WASH (water treatment and network rehabilitation). Prior experience as a wash coo as a requirement (min. 2 years)Knowledge of community mobilization, water and sanitation social management, hygiene promotion methodologies and public health basics.Experience in representing an organization in strategic and operational meetingsExcellent analytical and writing skills.Strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation.Knowledge of SI rules and procedures is an advantage.

Soft skills:

Representation, communication and interpersonal skillsApptitudes to develop sector strategy in a competitive environmentAnticipation, decision taking and initiative capacitiesGreat work capacity and stress managementCapacity to work in complex and volatile environments


English written and spoken/Arabic is an asset

A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2860 euros gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD. SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate s country of origin and the place of assignment.

During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time-off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 750 USD allocated by Solidarit s). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarit s will cover travel costs).

Social and medical cover:
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Living Conditions:

Good living conditions in Erbil: individual rooms, fully equipped guest house and office, possibility to walk in the neighborhood, lots of restaurant, no curfew. Nevertheless, movements by foot for female staff alone at night are not allowed due to risks of harassment, dedicated taxi drivers or SI drivers are identified.

Fully equipped Guesthouse/Office in Mosul: The expatriate cannot stay overnight if alone in the base. In that case he/she does have to do the back and forth between Erbil and Mosul (1h30 by the road). The expatriate team (PM & Field Co) stays the all week and come back to Erbil for the week-end. The curfew is now at 6pm. No cook, the food is bought outside (plenty of restaurant, and food product in the market).

How to apply:

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link:

CV only applications will not be considered.

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

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