WASH Specialist

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Are you aiming to work for an organization where it is worthwhile investing your personality, your skills and your time? Are you looking for a job that is exciting and has clear goals? Welcome to  Welthungerhilfe !

We are one of the largest and most respected private organisations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. As a politically and confessionally independent organisation, our value-oriented actions are always based on  ethical principles . Our vision is clear:  “Zero Hunger by 2030”  – If you want to become part of our global mission to end hunger around the world, we look forward to receiving your application as:

Position: WASH Specialist

in Lilongwe


The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are very good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Lilongwe, Malawi. The position is paid according to National paygrade.


Your responsibilities

Duties with own area of responsibility


  • Providing WASH technical assistance to Malawi WHH country programmes for the development of regional and country specific strategies and programme planning;
  • Supporting the regional operationalization of WHH’s sector strategy and approaches;
  • Enhancing WHH positioning on sector level at federal level and in different working groups / discussions etc. in Malawi;
  • Liaising with relevant external WASH in country stakeholders including donors, learning institutes, ministries, networks, UN and NGO representatives to identify opportunities, synergies and partnerships for WHH programmes
  • Facilitating and promoting sector relevant horizontal exchange in the region (and beyond);
  • Facilitating and supporting capacity development for country and project offices: Organizing workshops and trainings to build staff knowledge and capacity, technical mentoring including regular field visit, meetings, case debriefing
  • Facilitating and supporting capacity development for WHH partner: Organizing workshops and trainings to build staff knowledge and capacity, technical mentoring including regular field visit, meetings, case debriefing


    1. Duties without own area of responsibility


  • Jointly developing and update WHH’s sector strategy and positioning in line with WHH overall strategy;
  • Building and maintain sector relevant networks and communities of practice (internal and external networks);
  • Provision of technical assistance to HQ-level upon request (e.g. marketing department, Institutional Donor Unit, Policy and External Relations Unit);
  • Presentation of Welthungerhilfe’s work and own sector relevant experience to private donors, supporters and members of Welthungerhilfe upon request;
  • Technical supervision of short-term experts and consultants;
  • Fulfillment of any other tasks which are assigned by the management and correspond in general with the character of this position

Your profile


Professional/ formal qualification

  • Advanced level (master’s degree) in water resources engineering, Environmental Sciences, civil engineering, or any related field. Further qualification in advocacy, policy development or social studies will be an added advantage.


1.2     Job-related professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in WASH programming in Malawi, including both project level (in districts) and national level experience in working with NGOs and INGOs in the humanitarian sector;
  • Diverse and hands on experience related to water & sanitation engineering in a humanitarian and development contexts, including practical experience and knowledge on operation and maintenance of water supply and sanitation facilities in IDP or urban settings. Technical expertise should also include water quality analysis, design and/or construction of water and sanitation facilities;
  • Hands on experience in WASH systems strengthening approaches and engagement with external stakeholders such as government, civil society organization, local NGOs, implementing partners, and advocacy, for effective strengthening of the WASH sector in a region or a country;
  • Excellent MS Office: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and other relevant computer applications such as GIS, MS Teams, ICT for WASH and online/cloud document processing and storage;
  • Ability to review and write detailed and accurate progress reports, proposals, and other monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning documentation.



Foreign language skills

  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chichewa languages (fluent).



  • Advisory, influencing and facilitation skills;
  • Ability to manage own work priorities;
  • Proactive, creative and collaborative team member;
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment;
  • Willing to learn and share knowledge;
  • Professional and commitment to projects demands.

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale.



Please send your application via our online recruiting system –  https://cutt.ly/zRlHpXq

by November 02, 2021.

Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

You can submit your application online by  clicking HERE https://cutt.ly/zRlHpXq

* Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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