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WASH Advisor (French Speaker)-Humanitarian Surge Team

About the role

We are currently looking for a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Adviser – Humanitarian Surge Team to join our team. As the WASH Adviser, you will generally be deployed to the field as the lead Technical Adviser in a small or medium-sized emergency or the second phase of large emergency. You will be expected to lead on sectoral assessment, programme design and master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement.  You will also ensure that the programme design complements existing local capacity.

You will bring to the role prior experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state and managing a WASH team at national level; previous first phase emergency response experience; and previous experience of WASH project management and programme coordination, implementing WASH programmes within donor constraints, on time and within budget.

Proficiency in English & French is a must and working knowledge of a second language (Spanish, or Arabic) is highly desirable. 

About us 

The Global Expertise and Humanitarian Surge Platform (GEHSP) is Save the Children's global humanitarian surge, technical expertise and new business development deployment management function, operating o behalf of both members and SCI. It is dedicated to identifying, developing and deploying skilled and experienced talent from across the movement to meet the needs of our domestic and international programmes and humanitarian responses. Our vision is to help to improve the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of our humanitarian responses and programmes; directly contributing to Save the Children's capability to deliver the best outcomes for children and their families.

About HST
HSTs work alongside country, regional and member teams to support the scale up and management of international and domestic emergency responses, enabling positive change for children. The role of the surge staff varies depending on the needs of the response and could include: 

  • deploying in the first days or hours following a natural disaster or crisis to lead the first phase of a response to sudden onset emergency. 
  • supporting ongoing emergency response and recovery work through providing advice, guidance and expertise in a specific skill area. 
  • providing short term interim cover for country office staff.
  • supporting delivery of capacity building initiatives. 

For more information about the requirements and role’s scope and purpose, please check the attached Job Description.  

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role can be based anywhere and is offered on the basis of compliance hiring.  

How to apply
Please attach a copy of your CV, cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. 

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy. 


Job Description

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Job description

6 Dec 2023

20 Dec 2023 - 08:35 CET


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