WASH Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Reference Code : CFA – 14/2022

WASH Assistant

Duty Station : Kathmandu, Nepal
Classification : General Service, Ungraded
Type of Appointment : Special short-term, 3 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 14 September 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the National Program Officer and in collaboration with relevant units at the country office, the successful candidate will be supporting in the implementation of the overall Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH) interventions of the project entitled “Effective case management by strengthening Isolation centers and Ground Crossing Points (GCPs) management for Rapid Response and Preparedness against COVID-19” funded by the Directorate-General European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (EU DG ECHO) and implemented in the targeted locations (Provinces 1, 2 Lumbini and Sudurpaschim) in Nepal.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Assist the manager in the overall WASH interventions aligning with the national COVID-19 protocols, and national and international standards including the Sphere standards.
2. Serve as the point of contact with the local governments, local implementing agencies and other stakeholders for WASH related interventions.
3. In coordination with the program unit, local governments and implementing partners, assist in preparing BOQs, designs, methodologies, and technical specifications to ensure the quality, effectiveness, sustainability and ensure its standards as per project requirements.
4. Support in supervising the construction works to ensure the compliance of the designs and the technical specifications including but not limited to gender- and disability-friendly toilets, washrooms, deep tube wells, water testing, filtered drinking water, waste management, cleanliness, hygiene practices, and washing and sanitizing.
5. Support in ensuring the quality of the WASH interventions within the allocated time frame and budget.
6. Assist in effective RCCEA messaging at all designated areas in coordination with local health authorities, implementing partners, WHO and other stakeholders.
7. Support in developing mid- and long-term WASH strategies aligning with the project document, and present the strategies to local governments, GCPs/isolation centers authorities and implementing partners to ensure the project’s understanding, reach and visibility.
8. Support in BoQ preparation, monitoring through field visits, all the WASH interventions and ensure the implementation is aligned with the pre-agreed BoQs, designs and relevant activities, report regularly (monthly, quarterly and final reports including meeting minutes) the updates (in written) aligning with the WASH indicators of the project.
9. Undertake duty travel to project locations as needed.
10. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Development Studies or relevant discipline from an accredited academic institution with minimum three years of relevant professional experience; or
  • High school degree/ certificates with at least five years of relevant working experience.


  • Demonstrated experience in the area of WASH interventions, WASH policies and relevant guidelines of the Government of Nepal.
  • Proven experiences of Engineering Project Management with WASH program implementation, monitoring and evaluation and exposure to WASH trainings/accreditation.
  •  Experience of working in WASH projects with UN, ECHO or UN funded projects.
  • Familiarity with the UN system is an advantage.
  • Experience of working in WASH intervention in the remote provinces and in COVID-19 prone areas of Nepal is an advantage.


  • In-depth knowledge of overall Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion technical components as per national and international standards/plans/policies/protocols.
  • In-depth understanding of the COVID-19 protocols of WHO and the Government of Nepal.
  • Good understanding about the movements at Ground Crossing Points and operation of the isolation centers.
  • Strong ability to coordinate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Team Player and ability to work in a difficult situation (including areas prone to COVID-19)


Fluency in English, Nepali is required.

Required Competencies

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural
    differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  •  Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
    Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  •  Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely
    manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes
    responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains
    complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment. Only Nepali Nationals will be considered for this position.

How to apply:

Interested Candidates are requested to submit their application indicating clearly the position applied, CFA number and CV with three references to the following address: Human Resource Department, International Organization for Migration, P.O. Box 25503, Baluwatar, Kathmandu or email to iomnepaljobs@iom.int by 14 September 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.

Posting period:

From 01.09.2022 to 14.09.2022

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