WASH Coordinator

at Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe
Published September 11, 2022
Location Pemba, Mozambique
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


For our office in Pemba, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. International Assistance, is looking for a


WASH Coordinator


1 Year Contract (with possible extension)


Organisation Description:


Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. (www.thejohanniter.org) is a German Christian non-governmental organisation, dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance service, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field. The Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin, Germany. Johanniter International Assistance (JIA) is the operational unit for humanitarian aid, development co-operation and emergency relief, implementing and supporting projects in Health, Nutrition, WASH as well as Food Security & Income Generation worldwide.




Johanniter started their activities in Mozambique in 2019 with a focus on the Northern Provinces. The overall objective of Johanniter International Assistance’s Program in Pemba, Mozambique, is to reduce mortality and morbidity by improving the health conditions and reducing vulnerability of IDPs and host population. Johanniter’s interventions aim to improve, in close cooperation with the MoH, the provision of and access to quality primary health care and to support the improved nutrition status of children under five, pregnant and lactating women and other vulnerable people (such as elderly people, people with disability, people living with HIV/AIDS, and survivors of SGBV). Furthermore, Johanniter’s Mozambique program seeks to improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene.


In a Nutshell


You will:


improve the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of WASH projects and activities, through strategic and operational design

plan, follow-up and provide technical guidance and orientation to the program team

be reporting to the Senior Programme Manager

What you will do:


Strategy and Vision


Actively support the values of Johanniter and shape the work according to these values

Support the implementation of the country strategy in line with the global Johanniter strategy

Support the development of long-term programming as well as exit strategies

Program Development


Contribute to identify geographical areas of interest according to humanitarian context, vulnerable populations’ needs, national and donors’ priorities

Carry out needs assessments; analyse, report and provide recommendations for interventions

Support the identification and design of new interventions and programs through assessments and technical contributions

Programme Implementation and Quality


Plan and implement WASH activities in line with humanitarian, donor and country specific quality standards, country strategy and project documentations

Contribute to the financial projections and regularly monitor their thematic budget utilization status

Develop target criteria and mechanisms to ensure needs of identified vulnerable groups are met

Ensure links with community representatives, mobilisation/engagement with project communities and other relevant stakeholders

Implement activities according to work plan, in line with national/international technical and humanitarian standards, guidelines and best practices

Conduct distributions of procured items and provide required support to staff/partner staff, stake-holders, beneficiaries in line with work plan

With PMEAL staff, monitor progress of interventions' indicators against programmatic outcomes targets and ensure that targets are met

Programme Implementation and Quality cont.


Ensure quality of programming and technical guidance of program implementation through frequent field visits

Ensure WASH activities are aligned & integrated with other programmatic areas, such as health, nutrition and livelihoods

Support ownership of local communities and development of exit strategies/handover to local stake-holders and communities

Monitor, Evaluate, Accountability, Learning, Report


Ensure compliance of the WASH activities to internal, donor and governmental requirements

Establish and maintain systems/tools to monitor and evaluate project activities, quality and impact

Develop and maintain community feedback mechanisms

Conduct monitoring of all aspects of Johanniter WASH intervention,

Provide data and information, data verification, storage and management of databases

Provide technical input and support project progress reports

Support knowledge management, document and share project information, lessons learned

Capacity Building


Conduct technical capacity building sessions and workshops to staff, partners, government counterparts and communities

Representation and Communication


Build and strengthen external relationships, represent Johanniter in WASH Clusters and other relevant coordination for a

What you bring:


MSc /BSc degree in Public Health -, Civil -, Water Resource Engineering, Environmental Sciences/Public Health or any related discipline with an excellent technical understanding and demonstrated experience on WASH.

At least 4 years of experience as a WASH professional in a leading position

Experience working in volatile contexts

Experience working in humanitarian/development operations

Solid technical WASH experience that exceeds Public Health

Excellent technical skills and practical experience of preparing technical drawing, designs, BOQs and estimates of water and sanitation infrastructure preferably in refugee/ IDP camp settings

Strong command GIS and/or other engineering software

Full working proficiency in English, Portuguese is a strong asset (in lieu of Portuguese, Spanish or Italian are acceptable)

Conflict sensitive and result-oriented management skills and experience.

Ability to prepare concise high quality reports on time

Strategic development experience is a strong asset

Solid proven representation and networking skills and experience

Strong analytical skills

Experience and skills in positive leadership and building staff capacity

Safety and security sensitivity and awareness

Ability to prioritize and work under pressure

Structured work mode

Strong team player with excellent social skills and high levels of cultural sensitivity

Willingness to work in a volatile context

What we offer:


Remuneration: 45 114 - 47 488€/annum gross (Johanniter AVR DWBO Annex Johanniter internal tariff and relevant previous experience)


Benefits: 13th cheque, Social security (375€/month for expats not under German social security); rental contribution of 300 €/month; international insurance package; 29 days annual leave; yearly home flight (for contracts >1 year); CoLA (930€/ month).


Please note that this position is unaccompanied.


How to apply


If this is what you are looking for, please submit your application via email (cover letter, CV, reference contacts of 3 former supervisors, job certificates if available), earliest start date indicating “WASH Coordinator Mozambique” in the subject line

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