Shelter, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical Officer (Chernihiv) / Технічний (-на) спеціаліст (-ка) із питань забезпечення житла, води, засобів санітарії та гігієни (WASH), Чернігів


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Shelter, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical Officer (Chernihiv) / Технічний (-на) спеціаліст (-ка) із питань забезпечення житла, води, засобів санітарії та гігієни (WASH), Чернігів

Global Communities, formerly CHF International, is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Global Communities is responding to the crisis and war in Ukraine, delivering humanitarian assistance through a community-led response. Global Communities’ response is designed with the goal of saving lives, reducing suffering, and addressing urgent needs while supporting communities to lead their own response and setting them up for recovery.  

Job Summary 

Global Communities is seeking a qualified Shelter & Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Technical Officer to support the Shelter & WASH Technical Advisor in overseeing Shelter & WASH activities where relevant provided under GC’s CLEAR program. This will include working with LNGOs and CSOs to respond to the Shelter and WASH needs of those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. The role is responsible for overseeing the implementation of GC and partner Shelter and WASH programming and outreach, and providing training and capacity building to partners. This position reports to the Shelter & WASH Technical Advisor.  

Essential Responsibilities 

The Shelter & WASH Technical Officer will be responsible for the following:  

  • Prepare and maintain/update detailed work plan(s) that support and achieve planned activities. 
  • Conduct capacity building sessions and training as requested and according to the capacity building plan established by the Partnership Manager. 
  • Provide support to Shelter and WASH partners, in collaboration with the Partnership Team, in implementing activity plans that respond to identified needs. 
  • Ensure all activities run according to minimum standards and best practices and are appropriate for the context, in line with minimum standards and humanitarian principles. 
  • Implement standard tools to gather, assess and utilize data on community needs and partner services, including through Focus Group Discussions  
  • Coordinate the distribution of Shelter or WASH NFI kits and/or Shelter emergency kits to partners and communities, in line with GC policies and in coordination with the GC protection team  
  • Conduct and coordinate frequent field visits to check progress in the field, and to maintain a rapport with beneficiaries, implementing partners and local authorities  
  • Oversee quality control and assurance of Shelter & WASH activities 
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community leaders and other implementing partners. 
  • Develop and maintain referral maps in close coordination with the Protection Team.  
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and three-month work plans in a timely manner, and incorporate supervisor feedback as requested. 
  • Oversee the quality of information/data collection and advocacy related to Shelter & WASH gaps and services and review M&E findings. 
  • Develop materials around lessons learned and best practices and disseminate to partners and relevant GC departments. 
  • Coordinate closely with the Shelter Custer, WASH Cluster, CCCM Cluster, and other relevant coordination groups as agreed with the Shelter & WASH Technical Advisor 
  • Engage with relevant authorities and Government representatives to understand and coordinate with available GBV services 

Position Requirements 


A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required; degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, or other relevant course. 


  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years’ experience with Shelter and WASH projects in a humanitarian/recovery context. 
  • Experience in conducting field assessments, coordinating focus groups, and ensuring community participatory approaches in project design, implementation and monitoring. 
  • Experience implementing in complex and dynamic contexts. 
  • Experience developing technical guidance in line with humanitarian and international standards, including SPHERE minimum standards. 
  • Familiarity with USAID/BHA Shelter and WASH requirements. 
  • Experience in capacity building of host country staff in programmatic, leadership and management skills. 


  • Commitment to the humanitarian principles and Do No Harm. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donors, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators, and staff at all levels of the organization. 
  • Exemplary time management, multi-tasking skills, and attention to detail necessary to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. 
  • A team player who can work collaboratively and with people of diverse backgrounds 
  • A strong understanding of the Ukraine context 
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity 
  • Computer literacy, familiarity with word processing, excel and PowerPoint is required. 
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills 
  • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 25%) to difficult and challenging environments for trips ranging from one to six weeks. 


Professional proficiency in written and spoken English, and Ukrainian and/or Russian. Must be able to read and interpret documents, and communicate with others as necessary to perform job duties effectively. 

Interested candidates are asked to send CVs and Cover letters to [email protected] as soon as possible, indicating position title in the subject line. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.

Global Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability. 

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