Zonal WASH Advisor in Herat

Job Location: Herat
Nationality: Afghan
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: As Per WVA Salary Scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: World Vision International
Experience: At least 2-3 years of professional experience in t
Contract Duration: 9/5 Months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: University degree in WASH relevant field (Bsc Civil Engineering, Water and Sanitation
Closing Date: 2021-12-07

About World Vision International:

World Vision Afghanistan (WVA) has been working in Badghis, Herat and Ghor provinces for more than 15 years addressing health, education and livelihood and protection issues to improve the well-being of girls and boys. The relationship with the Afghanistan government at the national, provincial, district and village levels is very strong, as is the relationship with the communities in which WVA works. Together with the government and the communities in the target areas, WVA has been working to achieve its national strategy for improving the survival and wellbeing of Afghan girls and boys through building the foundation for a better future for them, their families, and their communities.

There are five strategic sectors that World Vision Afghanistan is focusing upon in order to achieve this:  Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, WASH and Livelihoods.

World Vision Afghanistan is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees, volunteers, and all its affiliates to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation - regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. WV takes diligent measures to screen out all people who might seek to use WV to harm children or adult beneficiaries, or whose past actions indicate an unacceptable risk of such harm.  Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedures include extensive identification checks and an appropriate criminal record/police background check and disclosure of criminal records prior to employment or engagement with WV in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.

Job Description:


This is a full-time, WASH Advisor position, based in Herat. The Zonal WASH Advisor will be responsible for providing technical WASH support to all WASH program staff in Herat Province. He/She will help to coordinate WASH works in Herat, ensuring infrastructure and activities meet technical, government, humanitarian and development standards, through technical oversight of WASH works, and capacity building of zonal WASH program staff to deliver on project requirements.  The successful applicant will also be responsible for consolidating quarterly WASH program reporting to share with the WASH Sector Lead.


Technical WASH Support:

    • Provide technical WASH support to all WASH projects in Herat Province,
    • Provide technical support of engineering works including site surveys, designs, and implementation for construction/rehabilitation works
    • Support WASH project staff to ensure quality implementation of construction/rehabilitation works with respect to government and humanitarian standards.
    • Provide technical support and advice to project team and review all related technical documents to ensure they are within standards.
    • Ensure that proper community development practices and “Do No Harm” practices are incorporated and upheld throughout planning and implementation for WASH projects.  Ensure that WASH grant and financial rules and regulations are strictly adhered to.

Reporting and Administration:

    • Ensure that WASH monitoring and information management tools are up to date and contain all relevant information.
    • Travel regularly to all project sites to ensure proper implementation of engineering activities. Consolidate WASH project achievements and submit to NO WASH Sector Lead for incorporation into quarterly WASH program reporting

Personnel Management:

    • Provide technical support to all WASH staff in Herat.
    • Support the hiring processes for new WASH staff in Herat.
    • Coordinate internal and external training opportunities for WASH staff in Herat.
    • Coordinate and implement new WASH employee orientations and train

      Job Requirements:

      Required Professional Experience:

      • At least 2-3 years of professional experience in the WASH Sector.
      • 2-3 years of working with community mobilization projects.
      • 2-3 years previous experience working with the hygiene and sanitation behaviour change approaches for both development and humanitarian contexts

      Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification:

      • University degree in WASH relevant field (Bsc Civil Engineering, Water and Sanitation, Public Health and other related).

      Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications:

      • Relevant technical background and previous experience in emergency response contexts in the WASH sector.
      • Experience working with or for NGOs and/or UN agencies, particularly international humanitarian organisations in humanitarian contexts (e.g. IDPs and returnee settlements).
      • Proven experience managing teams in complex environments.
      • Proven experience working in consortium projects.
      • Relevant professional work experience in designing and managing water and sanitation infrastructure.
      • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Dari is essential.
      • Proficiency in the following computer programmes: Autocad (or other CAD software), MS Excel, MS Word.
      • Good interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a hostile/complex multicultural environment as a flexible and respectful team member.
      • Familiarity with international humanitarian and protection standards (e.g. Sphere)
      • Ability to engage and mobilise different community groups and leaders is a necessity.
      • Knowledge of hygiene and sanitation approaches and strategies
      • Must have good attention to detail, all work must be checked.
      • Knowledge and experience in construction is useful. Willingness to travel throughout the project area required, familiarity with the project area preferred

      Travel and/or Work Environment:

      Accessibility to the below mentioned areas/locations is required (please specify):

      Submission Guideline:

      The application closing date is 07-Dec- 2021. Please submit your resume and one-page cover letter outlining how you meet the job requirements by email to  wvafg_recruitment@wvi.org.

      Please write on the subject of your Email the Vacancy Number (WVA1206) also avoid sending an attachment of big size (above 1024 KB) if you want your application/CV to be considered.

      • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test and interview.
      • Local candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 
      •   را در عنوان ایمیل خود ذکر کنید (WVA1206) لطفا کد اعلان کاری

      Applications with insufficient, incomplete and inconsistent information to make a determination will not be considered.

      Mobile:+93 799 838 452

      Dear Applicants,

      Please kindly note: As a mitigation measure, and in order to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, during this time we would not be able to receive hard copies of CVs / Applications. We kindly encourage you to apply online. 

      :متقاضیان محترم 

      منحیث یکی از تدابیر پیشگیرانه و برای جلوگیری از انتشار  ویروس کرونا، در جریان این مدت، ما نمیتوانیم درخواستی ها و خلص سوانح شما را به شکل چاپی دریافت کنیم. از همه شما خواهشمندیم تا از طریق آنلاین درخواستی خود را برایمان ارسال کنید

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