WASH Adviser

at HelpAge International
Published March 20, 2022
Location Chișinău, Moldova, Republic of
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



As one of the few INGOs with an operational presence in Ukraine, we are already responding with initial life-saving activities in the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions, with the intention to scale-up assistance in the central and western regions of Ukraine. We have also launched a programme to support refugees arriving in Moldova, where we also already have a presence, and are investigating a further response in Poland.


We are now seeking passionate, professional and experienced humanitarian professionals to support our response to the crisis. We are looking for talent which thrives in collaborating with others (inside HelpAge International and beyond) and who can work in agile ways and across boundaries.


The WASH Adviser will provide technical advice and support to all WASH activities in Ukraine, Moldova and Poland


Provide technical guidance to WASH assigned field staff and teams at all stages of the program cycle (assessments, grant and proposal writing, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation);

Advise on technical designs from an array of appropriate technologies for water, sanitation, hygiene and infection prevention and control in different contexts

Work collaboratively in a team of technical specialists and advisors across sectors and cross-cutting issues; Support the development of technical guidance for WASH interventions in the Ukraine humanitarian response

Provide technical capacity building to HelpAge staff and partner organisations through coaching, mentoring, and on-the-job training during field's visits and remotely on global WASH standards and approaches for WASH in emergencies

Represent HelpAge International at relevant regional meetings with governmental donor agencies, various UN Agencies, the WASH Cluster, as well as conferences and meetings of health and WASH organizations.

Develop appropriate reporting systems for data collection, analysis and follow up and support with donor reporting on WASH activities

Assist the MEAL team and provide any technical support required during MEAL activities related to WASH activities

Lets talk about you:

You will be someone with:

7+years of relevant and progressive professional experience.

Significant field experience in managing water, sanitation, hygiene, in complex humanitarian settings including in rapid emergency responses

The ability to effectively analyse complex problems and find appropriate solutions

Good written and spoken English

Strong interpersonal and representation skills and previous experience of working with the WASH cluster


Proven experience in capacity building


Ability to work in a fast paced and stressful environment




Fluent spoken and written Russian

Previous experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or Ukraine

Previous experience of working with older people


How to apply


Please send CV and cover letter by email.


Due to the urgent need to fill this role we will be shortlisting applications as and when they are received

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