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19-028: National Consultant- WASH Reconstruction Assistant
Department:Humanitarian Response
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 to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


Background to the Assignment
A series of powerful earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, September 28. The largest quake, a powerful magnitude 7.4, shook the region at 5:02 p.m. local time, triggering a tsunami, major liquefaction and landslides that hit nearby coastlines, including the coastal city of Palu. The quake was centred about 35 miles northeast of Donggala and 50 miles north of Palu, which have a combined population of more than 600,000 people. Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, stated that an estimated 2.4 million people were affected by the earthquake and tsunami. State authorities also report more than 82,775 people displaced and at least 10,679 injured.International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team arrived in Jakarta within 48 hours of the disaster and began coordinating with national and local actors to determine the scale of need and consider potential interventions.


Purpose of the Assignment
IMC has already identified several partners that are capable and willing to respond. Furthermore, IMCs ability to implement any activities hinges upon maintaining standing, formal partnerships with local organizations. Engaging with local NGOs now will allow rapid implementation of relief efforts and position IMC to respond in the long term.


Scope of the Assignment
The primary function of the WASH/Reconstruction Assistant includes supporting the local partners in assessments, implementation, supervision of WASH and Shelter interventions. In addition, IMC places its heart in training of local staff and stakeholders in WASH/Shelter related topics. The position would support the direct implementation of WASH and Shelter interventions at health facility and community’s levels through local partners.


Deliverables Description
The individual will be implementing WASH/Shelter activities and foster internal and external networks with stakeholders. The WASH/Reconstruction Assistant will support the local partner for collection of data and report on the WASH/Shelter program in project monitoring, donor reports and documents to build evidence base. The Position would be implanted in the local partner and will directly report to IMC WASH/Reconstruction Specialist.

- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential functions with limited or basic living conditions and working environment. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.


Implementation of the Assignment
Support the rapid needs assessments conducted by local partners.

Program Implementation

  • Ensure the direct implementation of WASH/Shelter response program to be in line with agreed WASH/Shelter strategy.
  • Enforce the selected and designed activities by WASH/Reconstruction Specialist from an array of appropriate technologies for water systems for the given context to be implemented by local partners, including source selection (ground water, surface water), abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems and/or the rehabilitation of old Water systems.
  • Enforce the selected and designed activities by WASH/Reconstruction Specialist from the most appropriate form of sanitation system (to include excreta disposal, vector control, solid waste disposal, drainage) taking into full account the local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms to be implemented by local
  • Support the local partners to Implement a hygiene promotion program that suits the local context and is widely accepted by beneficiaries.
  • Enforce the selected and designed activities by WASH/Reconstruction Specialist from the agreed shelters designs by BNPB and other government institutions/agencies, considering the local national conservation. taking into full account the local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms to be implemented by local partners.
  • Ensure SPHERE and local national standards (both qualitative and quantitative) are considered through the program cycle and are well documented.

Management and Implementation

  • Ensure implementation of WASH/shelter program in a phased and prioritized manner with full consultation and co-ordination with International Medical Corps’ staff and other agencies both governmental and non-governmental.
  • Ensure gender and protection is considered throughout the project cycle with women being enabled to influence decision- making around WASH/Shelter challenges.
  • Ensure WASH/Shelter program implantation is linked to Health, DRR, Gender, Child Protection and Nutrition.
  • Responsible for data collection from WASH/Shelter interventions for effective monitoring and evaluation of the interventions.
  • Work closely with program support functions (logistics and finance departments) for WASH/Shelter program supplies procured by local partners.

Information and Co-ordination

  • Represent International Medical Corps in governmental and non-governmental groups as needed and agreed with the supervisor. In addition, if required represent International Medical Corps in WASH/Shelter and relevant Cluster activities.


Code of Conduct

All Consultants are required to adhered to  and promote International Medical Corps shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report to International Medical Corps.??

To perform this consultancy successfully, an individual must be able to perform each task with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in water and sanitation engineering, civil engineering, or relevant technical WASH/Shelter specialization. 


  • At least two years of work experience with delivering water and sanitation systems and Shelter in IDPs contexts, maintaining Shelter, sanitation systems, and implementing hygiene promotion programs; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in implementation, tracking the progress and reporting against the agreed indicators.
  • Experience in emergency and early recovery phases, including assessments and the design and delivery of Shelter, effective water supply and hygiene promotion interventions in humanitarian and development contexts.


  • Good knowledge and understanding of WASH/Shelter sectors and its hardware and software components.
  • Demonstrated analytical, motivational, communication, project conceptualization and planning skills
  • Ability to effectively present information (both written and verbally) and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field, counterparts, senior government.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of linking WASH and Shelter activities with other IMC core 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.


  • Fluent in Baha Indonesia and English

Equal Opportunity
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal consultancy opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.