International Medical Corps WASH Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

International Medical Corps WASH Coordinator Jobs in Nigeria

Job Purpose

  • The WASH Coordinator's role is to lead and provide technical support for planning and smooth operation of WASH activities in any defined context.

  • This includes the active involvement in developing and rolling out the country WASH strategy based on the specific context, assessments/needs identified, program implementation of multiple WASH projects, fundraising and to ensure the smooth operation of WASH related interventions.

    Main Responsibilities

  • The individual will plan and implement WASH projects, foster internal and external networks with stakeholders and donors; provide technical support to the development of funding proposals.

  • The WASH Coordinator will manage, lead and provide direction to the WASH team in line with Country priorities. In addition, where required, the Coordinator will support the program team in obtaining the required government permissions and positively engage with institutional and private donors as well as IMC HQ.

  • Moreover, the Coordinator will ensure project monitoring, regular reviews, preparation of donor reports, capturing learnings and is able to close the project and implement exit plans.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive


  • Provide WASH sectoral leadership and technical support to rapid needs assessments in emergency and development contexts and their analysis and ensure their linkage to activity plans and budgets.

  • Conduct initial joint multi sector rapid assessment to depict the current humanitarian situation in collaboration with other sectoral staff and affected population; translate the needs into priorities and formulate immediate interventions activities and required resources.

  • Assess in-country resources and capacities (human, material and financial) for WASH program roll out as per agreed objectives. In addition, evaluate the strengths/gaps in the capacities.

    Program Design

  • Formulate the overall aims and objectives of WASH response program through a clear WASH strategy for senior Country Management.

  • Design an appropriate overall response to the country specific needs, taking into account the needs of the community; the current levels of in country WASH capacity and the overlapping of WASH and other IMC sectors.

  • Select and design from array of appreciate technologies for water systems for the given context (communities, health facilities, camps and Schools), including source selection (ground water, surface water), abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems and/or the rehabilitation of old Water systems.

  • Select and design the most appropriate form of sanitation systems in communities, health facilities, camps and Schools to include excreta disposal, vector control, solid waste disposal, drainage. Taking full account of local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms.

  • Select and design, in collaboration with other actors a suitable hygiene promotion program that suits the local context (communities, health facilities, camps and Schools), and would be widely accepted by beneficiaries.

  • Ensure WASH program implantation is linked to other IMC key sectors health, Nutrition, gender, child protection and MHPSS.

  • Coordinate with IMC functions (HR and MEAL) to design and develop appropriate supervisory, monitoring and evaluation systems for WASH interventions.

  • Lead (alongside the WASH Manager) for oversight of WASH team workplans, vacation schedules, staff training, development and appraisals.

  • Work closely with program support functions (logistics and finance departments) for WASH program supplies and activities planning.

  • Work with the Country Team to prepare donor visits, accompany any visitors (including donors) to showcase appreciate program activities progress and achievements on the ground.

    Information and Coordination

  • Impact and influence will be within their own team but will also include other parts of their program and the external public.

  • Provide regular updates and technical guidance to team on progress, priorities and challenges – verbally and in writing.

  • Represent International Medical Corps to governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the supervisor
    Represent International Medical Corps in WASH and relevant
    Cluster activities.

  • These duties and responsibilities are not comprehensive enough to describe all activities, other tasks may be assigned from time to time by the country team (CT) and/or Technical Unit (TU).

  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

  • As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

  • It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If a staff see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then the staff has an obligation to report.

  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

    Job Requirements


  • Minimum of bachelor's degree (masters preferred) in Water and Sanitation Engineering, Civil Engineering, or relevant Technical WASH specialization


  • At least five years of work experience with designing and implementing water and sanitation systems in IDPs, refugee and migrant contexts, maintaining sanitation systems, and implementing hygiene promotion programs, including 2 years in a humanitarian setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability and good understanding of WASH sector and its hardware and software components
    Demonstrated analytical, motivational, communication, project conceptualization and planning skills;

  • Experience in developing WASH strategy, clear and realistic activity planning; overseeing implementation, tracking the progress, reporting against the agreed indicators and managing project budget
    Diverse and complex problem solving requiring professional knowledge, field experience and an understanding of both development and humanitarian work in a complex security environment.

  • Experience in emergency and early recovery phases, including assessments and the design and delivery of effective water supply and hygiene promotion interventions in humanitarian and development contexts.

  • Experience and understanding of key institutional donors’ policies, guidelines and strategies e.g. USAID, OFDA, ECHO, DFID and UN.
    Demonstrated experience in WASH proposal development and preparation of internal and donor reports.

  • Ability to effectively present information (both written and verbally) and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of linking WASH activities with other humanitarian sectors.

  • Ability to understand gender related challenges within the beneficiary groups.

  • Demonstrated experience of working closely with support functions (finance and logistics) on activity and procurement planning.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Office 365, PAMS, SharePoint (minimum requirement).

    Other – Languages

  • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language is required.

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