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Water and Sanitation (Watsan) Technician

Posted 22 days ago by Médecins Sans Frontières
Location Mosul Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
Deadline for application: 07/10/2020

Main purpose of the job: 

Supporting the Watsan Supervisor in the implementation, monitoring, maintaining, and trouble-shooting of Water Hygiene Sanitation activities and infrastructure in the project according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in Covid-19 treatment centre.
Accountabilities: 
  • Carrying out tasks directly related to the Watsan activities such as construction and maintenance of infrastructures in the project according to MSF protocols and standards concerning the operation of water supply, waste management and excreta disposal, hygiene and infection control.
  • Ensuring the cleaning and maintenance of the Watsan structures and when applicable, of the medical facilities
  • Identifying, training and supervising daily labourers or hygiene agents for Watsan activities
  • Informing the Watsan Supervisor of any difficulties, anomalies and problems that may affect the normal functioning of activities and tasks in his/her area of responsibility
  • Assisting the Watsan Supervisor in Watsan data collection and reporting, as well as maintaining updated files and records of assigned project activities
  • Being responsible for equipment, tools, and consumables, verifying that they are safely used and maintained. Reporting to the supervisor any need of renewal and the weekly/monthly  consumption
Specific requirements for the role: 
  • Essential technical diploma, desirable specialization in water and sanitation 
  • Essential Fluency in Arabic ; Desirable good level of English
  • Essential 1 year of technical experience (plumbing, sanitation)
  • Essential basic literacy and basic mathematics and basic computer skills
  • Desirable experience with MSF or other NGOs

 What we offer: 
  • Legal contract and pay in accordance with MSF Salary Grid. 
  • The position can also be treated as Daily Worker and pay is in accordance with MSF Daily Worker salary grid.
  • The chance to gain professional development and to develop (career path, training, etc.) within the organisation.
  • The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and working with those most in need.
How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their complete application file (CV + motivation letter + ID card), Only applications with complete documentation will be considered.
  • By email to MSFCH-MosulEast-Recruitment@geneva.msf.org
  • Or in the CV box located in Mosul Nablus Hospital  
  • Please indicate “Watsan Technician Waiting List East Mosul” in the e-mail title or on the envelope.
  • We recommend all applicants to write a cover letter containing an introduction of yourself, explaining why you are applying for the position, and explaining why you think you are suitable for the position. 
  • English CVs accepted 
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 
  • Your application will not be returned to you at any stage of the recruitment process.

FURTHER INFORMATION
ACTIVITY

MSFCH will manage COVID-19 Intensive Care Facility in the Al Salam Teaching Hospital, Mosul, in order to support DOHN’s response to COVID-19 pandemic by providing lifesaving intensive care for COVID-19 confirmed severe cases.
 
ADDITIONAL INFO
As a part of the MSFCH team, you will be directly exposed to potential contact with COVID-19 patients. Therefore, all interested candidates must ensure not to have any medical pre-existing condition that would make them more vulnerable in case of contamination of the virus.
 
COVID 19
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth. People with the following pre-existing medical conditions are more vulnerable to develop complications from this disease:
  • Age > 60 years old
  • Obesity and Severe Obesity – BMI >30 and ≥ 40
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease, including hypertension, coronary disease, arrhythmia, heart failure
  • Chronic lung disease (including asthma, COPD, TB), heavy smokers
  • Chronic kidney or liver disease, including Hepatitis B/C
  • Pregnancy
  • Immunosuppression/immunocompromising conditions such as:
  • Cancer treatment 
  • Bone marrow or solid organ transplant
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Prolonged use of corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants

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