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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advisor

Liongwe, Liongwe, Malawi
Deadline: May 30, 2019  12:00:00 am

City  Lilongwe, Malawi

Start Date Jun - Aug 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English


The Volunteer’s Role


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced WASH professional to contribute to a regional nutrition project led by CARE Canada!

As WASH Advisor, you bring strong technical expertise to the South Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) team in Malawi, working with colleagues to ensure that SANI builds local capacity to improve water and sanitation practices in target communities. This will involve working with colleagues to conduct situational analysis, sharing international and evidence-based best practices, developing and testing KAP tools to identify gaps in current sanitation and hygiene practices, and supporting the team to finalize the SANI WASH strategy in Malawi.

You bring to this role a solid understanding of a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach to implementation and the development of tools and resources, strong analytical skills, and an ability to work with a range of stakeholders using strong relationship building and facilitation skills. You will be living in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, which offers diverse opportunities to engage with the community from cultural events like music festivals and theatre shows to joining local sports and activity groups. Your objective in coming to Malawi will be to support the SANI project in its goal to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in this region.

Apply to this position and use your skills to make a difference in the lives of the people in Malawi!


As a volunteer, you will:

-Work with staff to develop tools and field test to capture individuals’ knowledge, attitude and practice of sanitation and hygiene practices

-Assess and advise on the technical gaps on current WASH and CLTS practices in Malawi’s SANI target districts.

-Document and share best WASH and CLTS practices with team and partners

-Facilitate capacity building for project staff and key stakeholders in WASH and CLTS

-Lead in development of SANI Malawi nutrition gender sensitive WASH and CLTS strategy


Essential Academic Qualifications:

-Degree in Environmental Health /Public Health or closely related fields.


Essential Professional Background:

-Minimum 2 years’ experience in WASH programming, particularly in sanitation and hygiene

-Understanding behaviour change and health promotion methods


Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months



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