WASH Advisor
CARE International in Sudan

CARE Internationl is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE International  in Sudan is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.  We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.


Photo: Youth training session in Kass, South Darfur @CARE

 Vacancy No: 17
 Section/Unit: Programs
 Grade Level: Grade G
 Supervisor: Humanitarian Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 1 Year
 Closing Date: 02 Oct 2022


CARE International is a global confederation that is working in 104 countries around the world to save lives, end poverty and fight social injustice. CARE has been operating in Sudan since 1979, implementing humanitarian and development programs focused on women's and girls' empowerment, gender justice, humanitarian action and resilience building. CARE has over 150 staff in 12 offices: a headquarter in Khartoum with field offices in East Darfur, South Darfur, Kassala, Gedaref and South Kordofan. CARE has strong experience in Sudan and has established long-standing relationships with local authorities and communities.


 Duties and responsibilities:


  • Provide water, sanitation and hygiene sectoral leadership and expertise in the assessment.
  • Conduct initial rapid assessment of current situation in collaboration with volunteers/water committees, health workers and affected population; determine priorities and immediate activities and resources i.e. more detailed assessment versus need to address immediate WASH problems.
  • Represent CARE to stakeholders and Governmental and non-Governmental agencies for the purposes of the WASH aspect of the assessment.
  • Assess resources, human, material and financial for response with relevant staff and agencies.
  • Lead in the production of a practical, good quality initial assessment report.

Programme Design

  • Define aims and objectives of the overall WASH program.
  • Select and design water systems including source selection (ground water, surface water), abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems and/or the rehabilitation of old systems.
  • Select and design the most appropriate form of sanitation system (to include excreta disposal, vector control, solid waste disposal, drainage) taking full account of local conditions in the different states, resources, customs and cultural norms.
  • Select and design, in collaboration with other actors a suitable hygiene promotion strategy.
  • Wherever possible consider options for delivery of WASH activities through cash and markets-based mechanisms.
  • Ensure that issues of protection, gender, livelihoods, DRR and environmental impact, operation and maintenance and sustainability are factored into the program design.
  • Ensure Sphere 2018 standards both qualitative and quantitative are considered and any departures documented. 
  • Develop letters of intent, concept papers, budgets and proposals in respect of the above.

Response Management and Implementation

  • Plan and manage WASH program in a phased and prioritised manner with full consultation and co-ordination with CARE staff and other agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Ensure gender is fully considered throughout the project cycle, using CARE’s WASH Minimum Commitments tool to guide this. 
  • Organise with the Logistics Team materials and support needed for all WASH activities. 
  • Design and develop appropriate supervisory, monitoring and evaluation systems for WASH interventions.

Information and Co-ordination

  • Provide regular updates to the DCD-Program and team on progress, priorities and constraints – verbally and in writing.
  • Represent CARE to governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the DCD-P.
  • Represent CARE in WASH Cluster activities.
  • All staff members understand and abide by the CARE Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) / Child Protection (CP) Policy. All Staff must sign the relevant Code of Conduct. Staff are required to report any suspicions of exploitation and abuse of children and vulnerable people via established internal mechanisms. All staff must adhere to CARE’s zero tolerance policy for sexual exploitation and abuse of children. 

Human Resources and Administration

  • Coordinate and/or implement training and briefing of CARE staff and stakeholders on WASH issues.

Key Internal Contacts: DCD-P and other members of the team as appropriate; WASH TLs and WASH Managers: CARE teams in Khartoum and at State level

Key External Contacts: other agencies and groups in WASH, in particular those working in the nutrition, health and WASH Sectors. Line Ministries and Departments(Water, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Urban Planning, Etc).

Reporting Lines: Reports to the DCD-P or designate


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of CARE. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE's core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.
  • Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Knowledge and skills: knowledge of CARE policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct. Requires general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.
  • 3 – 5 years humanitarian aid experience.
  • Multiple language skills desirable.



Required Technical Competencies 

  • 3 years humanitarian aid experience in the WASH sector applied in emergency response operations.
  • 3 years experience in the WASH sector applied in development operations including urban WASH.
  • Civil/Environmental health engineering or relevant WASH specialisations (wide technical experience will be necessary).
  • Hydrology, hydrogeology, water quality and testing (as needed).
  • Demonstrable experience in design and construction of WASH infrastructure– including supervision.
  • Experience in WASH coordination at national levels.
  • High level of awareness of environmental health issues as applied to emergency and development settings, with special attention to the needs of women and children.


Any persuasion will disqualify the candidates.  Only short-listed candidates shall be invited for the interview. 


Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women to apply.






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