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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advisor - Sudan



The WASH Advisor provides overall strategic leadership and direction to World Vision’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programming in Sudan. The Advisor provides technical support in program design and development, resource acquisition, donor reporting, quality assurance and capacity building within the WASH sector and ensures adequate representation of World Vision through networking. The advisor ensures efficient and timely implementation of sanitation and hygiene programs and in compliance with national and internationally standards.


Technical Support:

  • Work in collaboration with the PDM and the M&E Manager to design WASH interventions based on rigorous needs assessments and donor requirements and meeting internationally accepted WASH standards (e.g. Sphere Document and WASH cluster standards).

  • Facilitate development, enforcement and training around minimum quality standards (MQS) and standard operating procedures (SOPs) in WASH Sector within World Vision Sudan.

  • Develop WASH Sector Strategy, Approaches and Technical Programmes that meet international and World Vision Standards.

Programmes Delivery and Performance Oversight:

  • Lead and oversee planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all WASH projects across the different sites.

  • Consolidate monthly projects’ performance dashboards and management reports (clearly highlighting implementation challenges and successes) for the WASH sector and submit them in a timely manner to the M&E Manager to inform Senior Leadership Team (SLT) decisions.

  • Lead World Vision’s efforts in increasing community participation, inclusive programming and beneficiary accountability in WASH projects.

Representation, Impact Assessment and Learning:

  • Represent / ensure representation of WVI in all major WASH forums at the Federal, State and Locality levels ensuring significant issues are communicated to relevant stakeholders including the PDM, PDQA and Operations Directors and the National Director for decision making.

  • Work with the M&E Manager to determine a couple of sector indicators for longitudinal studies to track and record World Vision’s WASH impact in each targeted community.

  • Lead learning initiatives, documentation and sharing of best practice and ensure lessons learnt are used iteratively to inform development of new programmes’.

  • Effectively represent World Vision’s programs to government, donors and visitors.

  • Liaise with local and governmental authorities to ensure compliance with regulations and regional planning processes; and with PDM to ensure compliance with donor regulations.

Management and other Responsibilities:

  • Management of WASH Sector Officers in all project locations.

  • Identify WASH vacancies and support P+C to recruit (this entails review of role profiles, to review payroll bands, advertise vacant positions, manage interviews, appointment, orientation and probation period).

  • Develop performance agreements with clear and measurable Key Performance Measures (KPMs) and regularly review performance in line with WV policies and agreed upon weekly / monthly work plans.

  • Oversee WASH staff retention and capacity development.

  • Ensure resource allocation for WASH staff salaries in new proposals.

  • Review WASH structure for each location to improve performance and delivery.

  • Manage staff exit processes in a way that reduced organisational liability.

Any other duties as allocated by PDQA Director and / or anyone acting in his behalf.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Water Resources Management, Civil Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure Development or a related field from accredited university.

  • A Diploma in Public Health, Environmental Sciences or related field.

  • Masters’ degree in Civil Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure Development or a related field from accredited university.

  • Six (4) years progressive experience in managing WASH projects in fragile contexts.

  • Hands on experience in designing and building water and sanitation infrastructure projects; and in running hygiene promotion activities.

  • Proposal and report writing experience.

  • Management experience.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Willingness to live and travel in harsh conditions.

  • Knowledge and awareness of Sudan or a similar fragile context.

  • Advanced skills in carrying out WASH-related needs assessments including environmental impact assessments and water quality tests.

  • Thorough understanding and application of WASH and humanitarian standards including ‘Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct’ and the Sphere (WASH) Standards.

  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office, Lotus Notes and related engineering software.

  • People management training and understanding principles of ‘People in Aid’.

  • Fluency in English language.

  • Working knowledge of Arabic.

  • Training and experience in the protection sector, particularly of children in conflict environments.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Field based.