WASH Engineer(Gaza)

Save the Children

***Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Kindly note that the position might be filled before the vacancy announcement is closed; therefore, early applications are encouraged.***

***This role will be contingent upon securing available funds, and we might use this vacancy to fill more than one post.***

The Opportunity – WASH Engineer

Post location: Gaza Field Office – Rafah and subject to change based on SC priorities and response in Gaza.

Contract Duration and Level of Effort: until 31st December 2024, with a possibility of extension based on available funds.


The WASH Engineer will provide technical support to engineering designs, establishment of work specifications and bill of quantities, follow up and monitoring of WASH facilities construction activities. The WASH Engineer is responsible for all the technical aspects supporting the construction of WASH facilities.


Reports to: WASH Programme Manager

Staff reporting to this post: None.


Programme Support

Support on WASH technical assessments in the camps.

Development of WASH Engineering designs and BoQ proactively promoting high quality WASH technical approaches.

Coordinate with the Logistics Team to put in place a sensible procurement plan for the construction of WASH facilities.

Identify WASH staffing needs (national) for technical supervisors and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff (if required).

Prepare and oversee WASH infrastructure implementation within the camps to ensure timely delivery of programme activities for example, preparing work plans, designs, monitoring progress etc.

To ensure that minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

Identify learning and training opportunities for project staff and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.

Oversee development of technical training materials that will improve aspects of WASH work within Save the Children at country level.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and

Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups.

With support from the lead WASH Adviser and/or other senior programme staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers in-country.

Contribute to communications and media work as required.

Take steps to document lessons learned, from WASH programmes, for wider dissemination,

Identify opportunities and material to contribute to WASH communications and media work, acting as a spokesperson when required.


Deliver high quality results in line with the terms of reference agreed in advance – to do this in a way which maintains the reputation of the Humanitarian Department.

Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

To perform such other responsibilities as agreed with your line management.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:



  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or related field.
  • 5+ years of working experience in a technical field related to WASH.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and time management skills.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office.
  • At least 2 years of technical experience in NGO – Preferably INGO.
  • Familiarity with the International Humanitarian operations, coordination structures and mandates of donors and other NGOs.
  • Cross cultural awareness and insight into multi-programming issues.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions with limited supervision.
  • Flexibility and ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
  • Creative and able to work with limited resources.
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Honest, hardworking and committed to community development.
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel. MS
  • PowerPoint is a plus.
  • Basic oral and written English skills with ability to draft and edit program reports.


  • Language skills in Arabic and other local languages
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Specific experience of designing and managing major donor projects
  • Knowledge of consortia working

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions. Application will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis.

Save the Children promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, women and people with different abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Organisation

Save the Children works in development and humanitarian contexts with children and partners to help families, communities, and governments identify and use innovations to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at WASH Engineer.

If you’re unable to apply through the website, please submit your full application through email [email protected]

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Deadline: 10 Apr 2024