HEKS/EPER, Swiss Church Aid, supports projects designed to combat hunger, poverty and injustice in over 30 countries on four continents. HEKS/EPER also provides worldwide humanitarian assistance for victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts and supports the Church's diaconal work in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In Switzerland, HEKS/EPER champions the rights and causes of refugees and socially disadvantaged people. Through its development and social policy work in the fields of climate justice, access to land and food, migration, and integration, HEKS/EPER strives for systemic change - globally and in Switzerland.
Therefore, we are looking starting as soon as possible or by arrangement for a proactive and experienced:
Roving WASH Coordinator, Ukraine, 100%
Your main responsibilities:


  • Analyse and provide a diagnosis of WASH-related aspects at the mission level
  • Design / review the WASH strategy and Plan of Action, guidelines, tools
  • Ensure follow up on the roll out of the WASH Strategy through regular field visits (at least one week per month)
  • Meet communities, authorities, and humanitarian actors to contribute to the WASH strategy
  • Make sure appropriate data and analysis are shared from the field to allow decision making and acurate needs understanding at Field CO level


  • Supervise the WASH Manager and together with the SPC, advise to Field COs on HR needs and set-up in the field for successful project implementation
  • Deploy WASH training package for all relevant staff
  • Develop WASH team’s capacities in their field of expertis: needs assessment, data collection and analysis, measure of indicators, complaint and feedback response mechanism, do-no harm analysis and etc.
  • Provide WASH teams with a technical and methodological support for WASH activities
  • Identify technical training requirements and the resources available


  • Together with Field COs,ensure WASH activities are planned according to the expected results, donor requirements and timelines, and consistent with sectoral quality standards.
  • Contribute to the elaboration, review and harmonization of WASH templates and make sure these templates and tools are properly implemented in the field
  • Check relevance of reports, analysis, maps and recommendations produced by the WASH Manager and field teams before dissemination
  • Participate in kickoff meetings, lessons learning and knowledge building sessions, and integrate findings in WASH guidelines


  • Actively participate in the mission’s coordination meetings, proposal writing
  • Take part to the monthly review of programs (budget, operational, logistick)
  • Contribute to proposal writing and technical reporting (WASH objectives, approach, work plan, budget, etc.)
  • Represent HEKS/EPER when asked and/or delegated to do so
  • In coordination with WASH manager and field teams, develop articles, case studies and success stories
To be successful you bring:
  • University degree (including, but not limited to: Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering (strongly related to heavy construction works with local materials)
  • 2 years of experience in a similar position (NGOs/private companies) in the Shelter, WASH or NFI sector
  • Understanding humanitarian actors and donors is desirable.
  • Fluent in English (speaking/reading/writing). Ukrainian and Russian desirable.
  • Good analytical and writing skills
  • Understanding of project cycle management
  • Good management capacities and team leadership spirit
  • Good knowledge of the MS office software (including Word, Excel, Outlook) and AutoCAD
  • Excellent sense of organization and capacity to work autonomously while reporting adequately
  • Result-oriented mindset
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvement
  • Ability to take initiative to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work
  • Good contract and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication and diplomacy skills to manage relationship in potentially tense situations
What you can expect from us:
  • An international position with a duty station in Kyiv, Ukraine with frequent field visits
  • An opportunity to make a difference in this world
  • An interesting and challenging position
  • Duration 6 months (possible extension)
  • Competitive salary
  • Accommodation provided by HEKS/EPER
  • R&R after 3 Months
  • Insurance package
Would you like to join the HEKS/EPER team? We are looking forward to your complete application in English (CV, Cover letter and certificates) exclusively via our online portal.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. HEKS/EPER reserves the right to select a candidate prior to the deadline.

For further information about HEKS/EPER, please consult our website https://en.heks.ch/.