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WASH Specialist



The position holder ensures development and implementation of the WV Lebanon National WASH Program strategy and Technical Programme in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. The WASH specialist is responsible for:

  1. Ensuring quality implementation of WASH programming from design to implementation according to strategy.

  2. Partner with proposal writers to design WASH programming across funding streams toward achieving the relevant child well-being objective(s) and according to the pathway of change and prioritised project models

  3. Provide external and donor representation for WASH programming, including cultivation of partnerships

  4. Build organisational capacity and provide training to implement prioritised project models and evidence-based practices

  5. Spend time in the field (at least 30% of the time), working with field operations staff to troubleshoot implementation issues

  6. Provide input on WASH to ELA when it designs tools and leads monitoring, evaluation and other evidence building initiatives.

  7. Review ELA data and reports to understand and influence the quality of WASH programming


% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected


Strategy & Program Development

  1. Meet donors to preposition for new program ideas and models based on evidence.

  2. Co-develop new proposals, in consultation with Programmes, Evidence, learning and accountability (ELA) and Operations teams.

  3. Provide input into budget of technical components within new proposals.

  4. Participate in design of WV Lebanon strategy and priorities based on emerging needs and donor interests.

  5. Lead the development of Technical Program components in alignment with strategy.

  1. WV Lebanon current and prospective donors are aware of WV priorities, approaches and the evidence behind them.

  2. New proposals submitted in alignment with sector standards and evidenced approaches.

  3. Proposal budgets account for needed technical costs.

  4. WV Lebanon strategy informed by up to date and recent sector needs and priorities

  5. Technical Programs are in place and updated as per strategy revision terms.


Support Implementation, monitoring and reporting

  1. Provide technical supervision to field WASH staff including coaching, sharing resources and materials, revision of reports, analyzing lessons, etc.

  2. Monitor progress of WASH projects and discuss challenges and support needed with field teams. Address implementation delays and issues with relevant project manager, Area Managers, and operations Director.

  3. Co-lead with ELA team the development of Evidence Building Plans (EBPs) for Technical Programs and for new projects.

  4. Develop sector measurement tools in collaboration with ELA team. Specifically, set sectoral/technical tool questions based on accredited global tools.

  5. Intervene, when necessary, at procurement level, to facilitate/find solutions to material purchase difficulties or delays that are affecting the program quality implementation.

  6. Review grant progress reports and M&E reports specifically program findings and recommendations.

  7. Develop annual TP reports that document progress against objectives of the TP and hence strategic objective.

  1. Strengthened capacity of field WASH project staff

  2. Programmatic lessons learned are captured and recommendations provided to project teams

  3. EBP’s are in place for TP and each project

  4. Sectoral/technical tools are in place and used across aligned projects

  5. Technical procurement standards are met

  6. WVL projects are informed by tangible and quality technical recommendations

  7. Progress against strategy objectives is captured


Staff Management & Capacity Building

  1. Revise WAH related JDs when needed and participate in the recruitment of relevant project and technical staff.

  2. Develop and revise WASH capacity building plans and share with P&C.

  3. Orient and train WV Lebanon relevant staff on WASH Technical Programs, standards, tools, models, etc.

  1. Needed WASH capacity is in place.

  2. Relevant WVL staff have needed skills to implement quality WASH programs

  3. Relevant WVL staff have needed skills to implement quality WASH programs


Networking & External Engagement

  1. In collaboration with Programmes and External Engagement Teams, engage in networking and coordination with external WASH Stakeholders and partners (Energy and Water working group, Ministry of Energy and Water, Ministry of Environment, UNICEF, MEHE, local municipalities, INGOs, National NGOs, etc.).

  2. Participate in National workshops, training and internal WVL meetings, workshops, etc.

  3. Coordinate with regional office and other relevant internal stakeholders at WV, whether at the Regional or Global level as necessary.

  1. Established relationships and well maintained with all key WASH stakeholders.

  2. WVL is always up to date on sector developments in the country; relevant MoUs signed with specific Ministries if needed for facilitation of work and TP implementation.

  3. WVL WASH programs remain aligned to global models and trends


Learning and Research

  1. Identify key sources of information around WASH including government bodies, local and International organizations, academic institutions to identify learning trends, and new parameters that could affect the implementation of current or future WASH projects

  2. Participate in all WASH projects’ lessons learned events.

  3. Participate in design and roll out of new research proposals and initiatives of WVL.

  4. Conduct regular situational analysis of the sector and feed recommendations back to WVL for decision making on future priorities.

  1. Technical programmatic recommendations are captured and reflected in future program revisions

  2. Evidence of approaches is established

  3. WVL is always up to date on sector developments in the country.


Other duties

  1. Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally

  2. Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events

  3. Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  4. Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

  5. Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager




  • Bachelors degree in any area related to Energy and Water Management, Water and Hydraulics, Civil Engineering, etc.

  • Masters Degree in the above mentioned areas is preferred

  • Strong understanding of concepts and practice in Energy, Water quality, Sanitation, Environment, Waste management, etc.

  • Creative and able to come up with, embrace and coordinate innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills;

  • Good analytical and writing skills;

  • Good interpersonal skills, influencing skills and cross-cultural sensitivity;

  • Strong networking

  • Effective in written and oral communication in English;

  • Able to work on multifunctional tasks in the pressure of time and organizational changes;

  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Three to five years of technical expertise in the areas of WASH, Sanitation, etc. in a similar role

  • Experience in capacity building processes, tools and methodologies

  • Proven experience in working with the relevant ministries and WASH stakeholders

  • Two years or more NGO experience in the humanitarian and development fields respectively

  • Experience in needs assessment and project design

  • Proven experience in WASH in Emergency settings

  • Valid driving license (in Lebanon) for more than 2 years is required.

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking Arabic and English

  • The position requires 70% of the time to be office based.

  • The position requires 30% of travel within the country.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to continue to function during a crisis, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.

  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.