Senior Hygiene Coordinator

WaterAid Nepal
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2015-06-18 Deadline: 2015-06-28
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

WaterAid Nepal (WAN) was established in 1987 during the UN Water and Sanitation Decade, 1981-1990. WAN has particularly a strong track record in supporting local partners for service delivery on water, sanitation and hygiene. WAN has placed an increased emphasis on learning, advocacy and influencing the sector in recent years.

In the aftermath of the recent disastrous earthquake in Nepal, several WAN projects (implemented through partners) have been directly affected. WAN is putting in place a ‘WASH Emergency Programme Team’ comprising of various WASH experts who have experience working in emergency response. The team will have a set of focused roles and responsibilities to make planned intervention in the affected WAN project areas to ensure that the urgent water, sanitation and hygiene needs are addressed.


Job Title: Senior Hygiene Coordinator- Emergency Response (1 post)              

Department: WASH Emergency Programme Team

Duration: Initially for one year with high probability of extension

Location: Kathmandu with frequent visits to WAN project sites


Purpose of Job:       

The post-holder will make detailed assessment and analysis of urgent and long term hygiene needs in WAN working areas to design and implement emergency response and recovery program in close coordination with various internal and external stakeholders. The Coordinator will lead further development of the WAN Hygiene programme.   


Duties and Responsibilities:

Assessment and Analysis:

Ø  Work within the emergency programme team and with WAN programme team for assessment and analysis of urgent hygiene needs of the affected people in the targeted areas,

Ø  Identify most appropriate response (immediate, medium and long term) to address the needs


Programme Plan, Development and Implementation:

Ø  Develop clear Concept notes to present detailed plan, aims and objectives with budgets for emergency hygiene response activities/projects and hygiene promotion strategy for overall WAN programmes

Ø  Support partners to plan, design and implement emergency and long term hygiene promotion for the most marginalised people in the targeted communities.

Ø  Support partners to undertake research works, pilot innovative and creative ideas on Hygiene promotion issues with WASH rights etc

Ø  Identify training/support needs in the field and undertake targeted capacity building activities for strengthening knowledge, skills and attitude of staff, volunteers and community groups . It must be ensured that all capacity building activities are aimed at improved hygiene messaging and behaviour change

Ø  Support partner organisations to continue linkages with local stakeholders (including DDRC, DWSHCC, VWSHCC etc.) for increased programme efficiency, leverage and achieve advocacy objectives

Ø  Actively participate and contribute in internal and external meetings such as WASH cluster meetings, meetings with government and sector agencies

Ø  Work in a collaborative manner with WAN Finance and Admin teams for effective support

Ø  Ensure that standard policies, processes and systems of WaterAid are followed while making project planning/budgeting and expenditure

Ø  Ensure that during programme design and implementation, the issues of protection, gender, livelihoods, DRR, natural environment, local customs & norms, sustainability etc are factored in


Monitoring and Reporting

Ø  In close coordination with Monitoring and Evaluation team, adopt an appropriate M&E system for analysing results to ensure and enhance programme effectiveness and quality

Ø  Ensure timely receipt of progress and programme completion reports from partners, review the reports and provide feedback to partners

Ø  Support partners to improve the quality of their reports, so that the information on programme outputs, outcome and impact is well managed and analysed against plans and objectives.

Ø  Ensure effective utilization of the resources provide by WaterAid to partners, ensuring funds are used appropriately according to the budget and as approved by the line manager.

Ø  Monitor programme activities for approval, assessment of progress, verification of outputs and analysis of outcomes and impact.

Ø  Ensure support to the line manager to consolidate long term recovery plan and donor reporting (specifically on Hygiene Promotion works).

Ø  Support partners to comply with donor contractual agreements

Ø  Support WAN Emergency team on financial reporting for the project (focusing on hygiene)


Documentation and Learning

Ø  Support WAN emergency team and partners  to initiate new innovative approaches, creative works that adds value to the organization and its partner organization

Ø  Initiate and undertake evidence based documentation, such as preparation of case studies, learning documents, research and studies

Ø  Work with partners to enhance and improve their abilities to analyse, document and communicate their work through quality reporting and case studies.

Ø  Provide regular updates on the emergency relief and recovery work to the immediate line manager, and other colleagues as appropriate



Ø  Work with the best interest of WaterAid and its beneficiaries in mind

Ø  Promote importance of value for money as a part of organisational culture

Ø  Represent WAN emergency programme team at  meetings/forums/workshops whenever deemed necessary and advised by the line manager

Ø  Any reasonable official duties as requested by the line Manager

Ø  Work in coordination with:

o   District stakeholders and line agencies

o   Project management team at district level

o   Partner field offices

o   Central WAN programme team


Person specification


Ø  At least a Masters degree in Public Health from a reputed university

Ø  A minimum of five years of progressive work experience in programme development, monitoring and evaluation, with strong expertise in emergency response, rapid assessments and need analysis

Ø  Experience in hygiene promotion strategies and approaches

Ø  Demonstrable experience in implementing community based and led hygiene behaviour change, preferably in the emergency context

Ø  Strong leadership, strategic planning and coordination skills with an ability to work in a multi-cultural setting

Ø  Excellent capacity building skills in development and facilitation of training to staff and local community

Ø  Experience in technical report writing and research activities

Ø  Fluency in spoken and written Nepali and English language

Ø  IT literate (word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation)

Ø  Good interpersonal skills

Ø  Self-motivation, creativity and an ability to perform without close supervision



Ø  Experience of working in post-disaster situation

Ø  Knowledge and experience in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)


Apply Instructions

In order to apply for these roles you must be a Nepalese national. Interested applicants must submit a completed WaterAid job application form together with their up-to-date CV via email to  or in a sealed envelope to: 
People, OD and Admin Manager
WaterAid Nepal, Kupondole Lalitpur
P O Box 20214, Kathmandu, Nepal
(Please clearly mention the name of the position you are applying for in your emailsubject line/label your envelope)
Applications without a completed WaterAid Nepal standard job application form will not be considered.
Detailed job descriptions and application form can be downloaded from our WaterAid Website: 
Alternatively, these can be requested via email: WAN is an equal-opportunity employer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
Telephone enquiries shall not be entertained.

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Organization Summary

WaterAid Nepal (WAN) is an international non-governmental organization established  in 1987 with the aim of transforming lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the poorest communities. WAN has been contributing to the water and sector in Nepal by increasing peoples’ access to inclusive and sustainable water and sanitation services, improved hygiene behaviour coupled with advocacy and capacity building on WASH.
Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal GPO Box. 20214, Kathmandu, Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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