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WASH Delegate Sudan

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Khartoum, Sudan


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WASH Delegate Sudan

From04-06-2021 LocationKhartoum, Sudan Hoursna Educationna

The International Assistance department is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards.

In this regard, the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) is engaged in a partnership with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) to build resilience and provide durable WASH solutions to drought prone vulnerable communities in West Darfur State and is recruiting for the following field position:


Position title: WASH Delegate - Sudan

Duty station: Khartoum, Sudan

Time period: 12 months

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Status: Family posting


Purpose of the position

The WASH Delegate will be responsible for supporting the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC)-Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) Chronic Crisis project in Habila, Sirba and Jabel Moon localities in West Darfur State, Sudan. The main aim of the position is to ensure technical oversight on the planned WASH and Climate Change activities and to support the SRCS project team based in West Darfur. Additionally, the Delegate will support SRCS Project Coordinator in the WASH Working Group meetings and discussions as well as in coordinating activities and synergies with other Movement and non-Movement partners, such as UN Agencies, NGOs, and Government Ministries (Irrigation, Health, Agriculture and Environment). The Delegate will be actively involved in exploring funding opportunities and developing projects proposals to address longer term needs for the community. The delegate must ensure all activities are implemented following the accepted humanitarian standards, while ensuring back donor financial compliance, promoting capacity strengthening of the SRCS and actively pursue community participation in the implementation of the activities.



The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have been working together in West Darfur since 2012 with a focus on Health, WASH and more recently, on COVID-19 prevention, specifically supporting the local healthcare facilities and improving community-based health. Due to the conflict sensitivity of the region, SRCS has been working with IDPs and refugees in the region all along with a focus on Health-WASH, allowing them to build and nurture solid relations with local authorities, the Ministry of Health and other partners in West Darfur.

With the proposed project, it is intended to address the water challenge in the region incorporating the learning from the EU Climate Change. The integration of WASH and Climate Change activities will demonstrate the investment by NLRC and SRCS in the water domain from a wider perspective, not only addressing public health concerns but also climate change and disaster risk reduction to ensure long term durable solutions for people living in chronic crisis conditions.


Position in the organization

The WASH delegate will report directly to the NLRC Country Representative based in Khartoum, Sudan. On technical matters related to the response the WASH Delegate will liaise closely with SRCS WASH, NLRC technical advisors, PMER and NLRC Data team (510), and other relevant actors within the NLRC HQ for support and guidance.


Summary statement and responsibilities

Project Implementation

  • Provide project and technical support in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting throughout the project cycle in accordance with NLRC and SRCS procedures (such as procurement and financial) and agreements as set in the MoU;
  • As NLRC budget-holder responsible for the project budget management, adequate and timely quality narrative and financial reporting according to NLRC and donor standards, and undertaking of project evaluations, all according to NLRC’s Standard Project Approach (SPA);
  • Ensure that all required documentation by the back donor and all other relevant key documents are being stored at NLRC’s digital system SPACE , making use of the required workflows for approval of budget, contracts and other key documents.
  • Responsible for project related finance operations with support of local administrator in order to ensure proper procedures are applied as per MoU and ensure standard documentation is maintained for the project expenses and archived accordingly in NLRC accounting system
  • Review project progress, together with SRCS, ensuring the tracking of project progress against targets, and reviewing quarterly program reports and financial reports with senior management;
  • Provide accurate and up to date information to the SRCS HQ Programme and WASH Departments, NLRC country representative and NLRC HQ regarding progress and deadlines;
  • Provide appropriate mentorship, capacity strengthening and technical support to SRCS staff and volunteers including project management, financial management, assessment and identification of needs, planning and distribution, priorities, objectives, outputs and core components and activities related to WASH, Climate Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction as well as gender and diversity.
  • Support SRCS to carry out community assessment of adaptive capacity of the target communities for WASH and climate vulnerability, hazards, and climate uncertainty involving key stakeholders at communities’ levels.
  • Maintain a mapping of existing services provided by other humanitarian actors present to address WASH and Climate Change in affected areas including identifying community capacities and structures for potential partnership;
  • Undertake regular monitoring field visits and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in assessing the WASH trends, patterns and changing needs and consequently advise;
  • Cooperate actively with NLRC advisors on WASH, Climate Change and Data team (510)
  • Contribute to NLRC Sudan portfolio development and strategic country discussions
  • Contribute to various beneficiary registration methods and ensure appropriate methods of beneficiary communication and channels.

Program Design & Development

  • Contribute to the continuous adaption of the WASH and Climate Change project proposal due to emerging need, changed context, development and revision of quarterly adjusted action plans and budgets, and development of concept notes for innovative project outputs and make them measurable together with the NLRC PMER unit;
  • Perform other work-related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the direct line manager.

Representation & Coordination

  • In close coordination and collaboration with NLRCs Country Representative, support SRCS’ in maintaining and coordinating external relations and partnerships with Locality, State and National stakeholders, including relevant line ministries and agencies of government of Sudan and other national stakeholders of the programme.
  • Promote and contribute to coordination among RC/RC Movement (e.g. IFRC) partners and ensure close alignment with other humanitarian actors active in the area of implementation.
  • Advocate among humanitarian actors, relevant government ministries and the community for quality WASH and Climate Change activities/services to promote risk reduction among the targeted communities.



  • University degree or professional qualification in engineering, WASH and/or Natural Resources Management, Environmental Studies or equivalent professional experience
  • At least 5 years of experience working experience in the humanitarian or development sector, with a focus on WASH.
  • Experience working in an international or cross-cultural environment.
  • Experience in working in African context, preferably Sudan
  • At least 5 years of experience in programme design, development and execution and community development related projects in collaboration with governments, humanitarian aid agencies, civil society, and I/NGOs;
  • Experience in WASH-related procurement activities in disaster response and early recovery operations
  • Experience in designing and implementing development programme: including community-based natural resource management (CBNRM); rehabilitation and reconstruction of rural communities’ water infrastructures and water resources management
  • Capacity strengthening: Experience of training national staff and volunteers
  • Red Cross/Red Crescent knowledge and experience is an asset
  • Proven Experience in Resource Mobilization
  • Experience in financial reporting
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, (spoken) Arabic is an asset
  • Data literate



We expect the WASH delegate to be a team-player, working hand in hand with their counterpart of the Sudan Red Crescent. We need somebody who is able to work under hectic circumstances. A hands on person, who can take initiative, but who can also role out the plan of action. Organizational and cultural sensitivity is a must.


We offer 

  • A full time appointment (based on 40-hour work week) for 1 year.
  • A flexible and human centred working environment in an international environment with a variety of international organizations. 
  • Well balanced employment conditions with space for initiative and development. 



Please send your resume in English and letter of motivation with reference to Rob Vugs before 21 June 2021 using our online application system via https://werkenbij.rodekruis.nl/nl/Vacature/Solliciteren/190744/job 

For more information about the position, you can contact Meindert Korevaar, Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator at MKorevaar@redcross.nl  

An initial assessment of candidates short-listed is part of the selection procedure. 


For more information of the work of the Netherlands Red Cross please go to www.rodekruis.nl.  NLRC on Facebook: Facebook.com/rodekruis  and Twitter: Twitter.com/rodekruis 


Acquisition for this vacancy will not be appreciated 

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