Deputy Regional WASH Coordinator

Action Against Hunger

Job Summary

To collaborate with the WASH coordinator in ensuring coordination/integration between all ACF WASH (Regular Program and Emergency intervention) and other department programs.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

  • To collaborate with the WASH coordinator in ensuring coordination/integration between all ACF WASH (Regular Program and Emergency intervention) and other department programs.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of the WASH situation in Nigeria.
  • Ensure effective integration and coherence of ACF’s WASH activities – technical designs, constructions, capacity building – in accordance with the ACF country strategy and the national RUWASA and Ministry of Water Resources.
  • Support coordinator to ensure cohesion of the WASH  teams within themselves and with the other sector programs.
  • Support WASH  coordinator to ensure that programs are harmonized, standardized and in line with the most up to date ACF protocols and tools.

Objective 2

  • To support WASH Sector Managers.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • With the Regional WASH Co ensure regular technical supervision of the WASH project managers: technical induction, follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation.
  • Assist the WASH coordinator in overseeing the work of WASH project managers in order to ensure good compliance of activities within the objectives of the mission and of proposals - this includes regular visits to the teams in the field in order to evaluate achievements; to discuss the constraints encountered, the possible solutions and to make recommendations for current and future programs.
  • Evaluation of WASH sector managers as per the defined schedule and make recommendations for their career path.
  • Develop/revise HR structure and plan for ACF WASH department in Nigeria, in collaboration with WASH coordinator, project managers and according to evolving program needs.

Objective 3

  • To provide technical support and guidance to nutrition-sensitive programs and RRM.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Together with the WASH coordinator, guarantee the technical quality of the construction activities (respect of ACF and RUWASA designs and guidelines)
  • Review and update technical designs for construction of water and sanitation facilities.
  • To ensure compliance of programmes in achieving project objectives according to current grants.
  • Review construction BOQs, designs and validating them

Objective 4

  • To represent ACF and its interests to donors, partners and counterparts

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Represent ACF in relevant meetings and conferences when requested.
  • Participate in in-country relevant meetings related to WASH, including meetings with donors, partners and governmental bodies, in coordination with the WASH HoD.
  • Encouraging the collaboration with other sector agencies Support to ACF advocacy activities related to WASH issues (follow up on advocacy plans, press releases), in coordination with the WASH HoD

Objective 5

  • To coordinate within the ACF team.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and communicate with other Technical and Support Coordinators, Program Managers, sector Managers,  Country Director, and any other ACF resource people in order to ensure the coherence of activities and reports in terms of ACF WASH strategy.
  • Informing/updating the WASH HoD on WASH program implementation and any issues on a regular basis.
  • Participation in weekly coordination team meetings and any other general team or strategy meetings.
  • Follow up of WASH program budgets in liaison with the Admin coordinator and program managers, to ensure budget expenditure is in line with program objectives and timeline in collaboration with WASH HoD.
  • Follow up of logistics requirements for WASH programs in liaison with the Logistics Department and in collaboration with program managers.
  • Participation in the overall mission and program strategy, narrative and financial project proposals and reporting, in collaboration with WASH Co/Log/Admin and other program coordinators as necessary.

Objective 6

  • To ensure proper reporting of the programs

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Reporting on attended meetings or training to share with program managers and coordination team if necessary.
  • In Coordination with WASH HoD, prepare bi-weekly WASH updates
  • Revision and compilation of field team reports, including narrative, Monthly ACF WASH report to be sent to WASH HoD– which includes an overview of the WASH situation in Nigeria, external coordination update, achievements for the past month and objectives for the following month
  • Prepare handover reports as necessary End of mission report to be sent to WASH HoD

Internal & External Relationship

  • Supervises: N/A
  • Supports: Supports WASH Coordinator & HR, Finance, Logs and Procurement in national staff related recruitment matters
  • Line Manager: WASH Coordinator


  • WASH in Emergency Working group
  • RUWASA, Ministry of Water Resources, BOSEPA
  • RRM group
  • Any other WASH related

Position Requirements

  • Post graduate level education  in a technical field, preferably in civil/environmental engineering or in another relevant field such as architecture/construction management, public health  etc
  • At least 3+ years of experience in construction, managing construction/WASH programs in underdeveloped/crisis contexts.

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian WASH guidelines Min. 2-3 years’ experience as a professional in international NGO context, with a sound knowledge of WASH issues in crisis contexts
  • Technical design skills using AutoCAD or Arch CAD,
  • Proposal development and reporting skills
  • Good anticipation, planning skill, especially in changing work contexts.
  • Problem-solving ability; able to enforce procedures
  • Experience communicating in different cultural work environments & with a wide diversity of culture
  • Experience in attending and contributing in meetings with government and other agencies
  • Good communicator: verbal and written. Diplomatic skills are a plus.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision and attention to details.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to the field for program monitoring and supportive visits


  • Previous ACF experience a plus
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Independent, can lead the department as well as ask for guidance and follow instructions.
  • Expertise in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian operations.

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