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WASH Coordinator

Damascus (Syria)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Damascus (Syria)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-28

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Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified individual to fill in the vacancy of WASH Coordinator to work in Damascus under an employment contract

Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home. 

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

About the job

  • Delivers the organization’s policies and programs within the sector area.
  • Functions as a specialist within the sector area
  • This role has a country focus and ensures compliance with DRC procedures and guidelines within the country.
  • The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities.
  • He/she will support the Program Manager on their day to day activities.
  • He/she will be a member of the DRC Syria Emergency Response Unit.

This position is based in Damascus, with frequent travels to the DRC field offices

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordination and representation
• Collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on issues related to relevant sector
• Represent DRC at relevant coordination meetings
• Ensure integration of sector activities with other DRC sectors
• Coordinate with sector counterparts in other locations in the implementation of common funded projects
• Ensure good representation and reputation of the sector at all levels
• Actively participate in an internal coordination meeting
• Ensure and actively participate in regular sector meetings

General Programming & Operations
• Contributes to the daily operation with comprehensive knowledge in a specific area
• Carrying out sector needs assessment
• Ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan
• Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors

Project development
• Provides technical guidance
• Assist in developing project plans and budgets for funding
• Assist in developing the projects’ Monitoring & Evaluation tools
• Assist in project implementation and reporting
• Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to relevant authorities as per need

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or civil engineering
  • Minimum of three years of practical experience in sector area working for an INGO
  • Experience in project development
  • Experience working with national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organizations
  • Documented skills in project planning and design, drafting, calculation, and technical writing
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Full professional proficiency in English


  • Master’s degree in relevant field


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: 

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values. 


We offer

Contract Length:  up to six months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.


Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position, go to


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All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: the 28th of January 2020.


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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