Austrian Red Cross Job Vacancy: Regional WASH Delegate East Africa, Vienna - Austria


The Austrian Red Cross (AutRC) is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Regional WASH Delegate for East Africa, starting at the latest in January 2021. The Regional WASH Delegate (RWD) leads the technical planning and monitoring of all WASH-related project aspects in the East Africa Region. The RWD ensures that programs are delivered at a high technical standard in line with international best practices. The RWD works closely with all partners to further develop the quality and outreach of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement WASH activities.

Main responsibilities
  • Technical responsibility of quality implementation and back-stopping of all WASH-related AutRC projects
  • Assistance in participatory project design as well as technical quality assurance of project proposals
  • Proactive development of WASH capacities within the RCRC movement and develop accordingly programs and projects based upon requests from local RCRC Societies. Especially pro-actively advance gender-equality and environmental sustainability in RCRC WASH programming
  • Coordinate specialists (e.g. Emergency WASH, engineers,…) and develop ToRs for required technical support
  • Stay on top of the latest developments in the WASH and cross-cutting sectors and contribute to the sector-specific dialogue, including fostering RCRC WASH advocacy and public relations
  • Networking and establishment of/maintaining contacts with national, regional, and international institutions and stakeholders as well as contributing to communication strategies and knowledge dissemination
  • Close coordination with local project teams and AutRC WASH team in HQ Vienna
Desired profile and skills
  • Higher education in environmental, civil engineering, water management
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in a WASH-related field
  • Experience in the humanitarian or development sector, with a focus on WASH is an asset
  • Experience in the Red Cross- and Red Crescent Movement is an asset
  • Experience in project development, management, and monitoring including finance management skills
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team in complex and demanding environments
  • Fluently spoken and written English, East African languages (e.g. Swahili, Amharic,…), French and/or German would be an asset
What we offer
  • Job Location: Vienna (with frequent travels in the region)
  • Working time: full-time
  • Compensation: minimum monthly all-in salary € 3,455 gross and willingness for overpayment depending on qualifications and experience
  • Duration of assignment: minimum 1 year starting in January 2021
To apply for this opportunity, please send us your application until November 15, 2020, to

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