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18-201: WASH Consultant
Department:Technical Unit
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility for rapid response to emergencies. International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

This role is focused on providing support to IMC Global WASH strategic directions and program implementation for International Medical Corps country programming to achieve delivery of integrated, evidence-based programs that reduce WASH-related morbidity and mortality in emergency and transitional contexts.


The consultant will serve as the WASH Consultant on the [Roving basis. Specifically, Consultant will complete the following tasks:

  • While deployed work collaboratively with in country technical specialists and advisors at HQ level;
  • Assist in resource mobilization for WASH interventions at health facility, institutional and community;
  • Support deployed country team on program development for WASH in existing and new areas;
  • Contribute to identifying and building strategic partnerships;
  • Enhance strategic and operational planning for WASH interventions;
  • Strengthen internal and external coordination and collaboration.
  • Provide implementation support to WASH field staff and country teams at all stages of the program cycle (assessments, implementation, monitoring and evaluation);
  • Coordinate and collaborate with relevant HQ technical and support departments as it relates to technically supporting program development and implementation;
  • Promote the development, adaptation, testing and mainstreaming of best practices in needs assessment, project design, and implementation.
  • Develop and deliver capacity building initiatives in identified areas (topically and/or geographically), including training and mentoring for WASH field staff based on gaps in specific areas of knowledge and practice;
  • Ensure effective and efficient program monitoring and reporting processes are in place and implemented in full collaboration with the Technical Unit and M&E team;
  • Engage HQ and field staff in lesson learning and use results for program quality improvement in country programs and program partners;
  • Actively engage with all relevant technical, operational and program development team members to identify and respond to opportunities for work both in current operational areas and new geographic areas;
  • Actively network with partners, donors and institutes in assigned countries to promote IMC's WASH and related Public Health programming and seek complementarity to respond to identified program gaps and new program opportunities;
  • Engage actively with WASH cluster and relevant humanitarian platforms to ensure IMC's representation and feedback key developments to country management and field teams;
  • Ensure appropriate visibility of International Medical Corps at global and regional platforms and forums concerning WASH in humanitarian, transitional and development programming.
  • Build and Disseminate Evidence on IMC WASH Programs
  • Build the evidence of best practices in WASH programming and ensure the field teams incorporate the practices into the program while also enabling them to present at local and global forums;
  • Contribute to the development of a WASH results database in collaboration with the technical advisors and M&E team;
  • Participate in relevant meetings at the national, international and policy levels in assigned areas of work to advance International Medical Corps' WASH objectives. This may include meetings with governmental donor agencies, various UN Agencies, the Global WASH Cluster, as well as conferences and meetings of health and WASH organizations.
  • Any other tasks or responsibilities based on organizational and programming need as assigned by the Global WASH Advisor


  1. Monthly progress reports
  1. Reports on Build and Disseminate Evidence on IMC WASH Programs
  1. Reports on evidence of best practices in WASH programming
  1. Final end of mission deployment report

Compliance & Ethics:  Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. 
  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in water and sanitation engineering, civil engineering, or relevant technical WASH specialization
  • At least three years of work experience with designing and implementing water and sanitation systems in IDPs, refugee and migrant contexts, maintaining sanitation systems, and implementing hygiene promotion programs, including 2 years in a humanitarian setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability and good understanding of WASH sector and its hardware and software components
  • Demonstrated analytical, motivational, communication, project conceptualization and planning skills;
  • Experience in developing WASH strategy, clear and realistic activity planning; overseeing implementation, tracking the progress, reporting against the agreed indicators and managing project budget
  • Experience in emergency response, including rapid assessments and the design and delivery of effective water supply and hygiene promotion interventions in humanitarian contexts.
  • Experience and understanding of key intuitional donors’ policies, guidelines and strategies e.g. OFDA, ECHO, DFID, and UN
  • Demonstrated experience in WASH proposal development and preparation of internal and donor reports.
  • Ability to effectively present information (both written and verbally) and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government
  • Demonstrated knowledge of linking WASH activities with other humanitarian sectors.
  • Ability to understand gender-related challenges within the beneficiary groups
  • Demonstrated experience of working closely with support functions (finance and logistics) on activity and procurement planning.