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WASH Coordinator

COOPI aspires to a world without poverty, a world in which the ideals of equality and justice, sustainable development and social cohesion can be achieved, thanks to the coming together and cooperation of its peoples.

COOPI is present in 31 countries and works directly on the main humanitarian crises: Lake Chad region, Syrian crisis, Horn of Africa and Venezuelan crisis


 Vacancy No: WASH Coordinator
 Vacancy Announcement: WASH Coordinator
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Section/Unit: Area Coordination Khartoum
 Grade Level: L2
 Supervisor: Area Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension
 Closing Date: 25 Nov 2021


Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an international Italian NGO established in 1965. Since its establishment, COOPI has been undertaking activities to help and empower the poor and needy in different countries. COOPI Sudan started its operation in 2004 and has been primarily implementing emergency, relief and early recovery programs in water hygiene and sanitation, food security and livelihood, nutrition and protection sectors.


COOPI is currently implementing several projects in North Darfur, Kassala and Khartoum in the sectors of WASH, Food Security and Livelihood, Climate Change adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Refugee Response.


In Khartoum, COOPI is implementing WASH (Water, Hygiene and Sanitation), Shelter and DRR programming, specifically in the Open Areas in Khartoum state. As such, COOPI is looking for a qualified and competent WASH Coordinator to carry out the assigned activities in the sector.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide technical expertise for WASH programming in Khartoum
  • Lead WASH needs assessment, baseline surveys and reviews at community level to determine interventions that are required
  • Lead the Engineers and WASH Officers in the development of design plans, working drawings, technical specifications and Bill of Quantity
  • Supervise efficiently controlling the quality of work during drilling, rehabilitation of bore holes, construction/installation of water yards and hand pumps, cleaning water drainage systems and other civil works, as well as water quality testing
  • Lead and coordinator sector-specific resources for WASH, including SOPs, guidelines, monitoring and evaluation tools, ensuring adherence to international and COOPI standards
  • Contribute to Concept Note and Proposal Development for WASH component


  1. Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting
  • Oversee and coordinate the WASH components of all project interventions in Khartoum State, in close coordination with the Project Managers
  • Provide leadership and support to WASH Officers and Engineers in the unit, and report to the Project Manager
  • Support the M&E officer in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities including baseline and endline surveys, pre and post surveys, lessons learned, needs assessments and evaluations
  • Report possible problems or conflicts during the execution of project activities


  1. Community Engagement and Accountability
  • Participate together with the Hygiene Promotors in the establishment, strengthening and capacity building of community-based structures, including WASH committees, through training, sensitization workshops, awareness campaigns and regular follow up
  • Ensure Accountability to Affected Populations in line with COOPI standards
  • Ensure gender and disability mainstreaming in all WASH activities, with special attention to those who are marginalized and overlooked in community decision making aspects are adequately considered during the planning and implementation process
  • Conduct participatory monitoring of water and sanitation facilities usage and maintenance with community


  1. Coordination and representation
  • Participate in meetings with communities, CSOs/CBOs, and local authorities, including the locality and other government stakeholders, when needed and agreed with the project manager/assistant project manager
  • Collaborate with relevant Internal and External technical experts on issues related to WASH implementation
  • Represent COOPI at WASH meetings and other relevant technical coordination meetings organized by the WASH partners or state at community level
  • The staff member may be asked to perform duties and tasks not covered in this job description as well as to provide support to other functional units when requested and necessary

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Master’s degree level or equivalent/higher Degree in civil engineering, Natural Resource Management, environmental science, development studies, humanitarian action and/or other relevant fields; qualifications and training on WASH are an asset
  • At least seven years of relevant professional work experience
  • Previous experience in carrying out assessments and surveys
  • Previous experience in community engagement and capacity building, conducting trainings and workshops on WASH and crosscutting themes
  • Strong computer literacy (excel, word), organizational, planning, and report writing skills
  • Experience in the INGO/NGO and humanitarian context
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Respect to culture, belief of diverse ethnic communities;
  • Excellent at coordinating a team as well as working independently
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles and values, including SPHERE
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English

Application Deadline: 25 November 2021

Duration of the contract: 12 months with possibility of extension based on performance 

Salary and Benefit: Gross salary from 900 to 1,100 Euro per month based on qualifications and experience, including benefits required by Sudanese law

Duty starting date: ASAP after selection

Interested candidates can submit their application online or in a sealed envelope at the Labor Office, properly marked “WASH Coordinator – COOPI”. Any inquiry can also be addressed to COOPI’s office in Khartoum: Amarat, Street 13, East of French Embassy, Khartoum, Sudan. Your application should contain:

  • Cover/Application Letter
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae,
  • Copy of Residence ID


NB: Only shortlisted candidates who meet the requirements will be contacted. Women and people with physical disability are highly encouraged to apply.

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