WATSAN Technician

January 28, 2022

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, gender, creed or political affiliation.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: WATSAN Technician
Location: Kano
Contract: Fixed term contract and Working hours according to Nigerian law

MSF has been active in Katsina since February 2021 after carrying an exploratory mission that end up with an opening of the project under the Emergency-Cell.
Currently, MSF is running 1 ITFC (Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centre) in Katsina in the KofarSauri PHCC and 5 ATFC (Ambulatory Therapeutic Feeding Centre) including 4 in Jibia LGA (Magama, Daddara, GubiMagaria and Riko) and 1 in Katsina (KofarMarusa).
There is ongoing plan to implement additional ATFC in Mashi and Mani LGA.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities (non-exhaustive list)

Supporting the Logistics Manager in the implementation, monitoring, maintaining, and trouble-shooting of Water Hygiene Sanitation activities and infrastructure in the project according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to improve health and living conditions of the target population.
Carrying out tasks directly related to the Watsan activities such as construction and maintenance of infrastructures in the project according to MSF protocols and standards concerning the operation of water supply, waste management and excreta disposal, hy giene and infection control
Ensuring the cleaning and maintenance of the Watsan structures and when applicable, of the medical facilities
Identifying, recruiting, training and supervising daily labourers or hygiene agents for Watsan activities
Informing the Watsan Supervisor/Base /facility log of any difficulties, anomalies and problems that may affect the normal functioning of activities and tasks in his/her area of responsibility
Assisting the Watsan Supervisor / Log base in Watsan data collection and reporting, as well as maintaining updated files and records of assigned project activities
Being responsible for equipment, tools, and consumables, verifying that they are safely used and maintained. Reporting to the supervisor any need of renewal and them weekly/monthly consumption
Under the Log Manager’s responsibility, implementing and ensuring the proper functioning of the health facilities and structures in matters linked to maintenance and improvement of waste management (segregation by proper usage of color coded bins, storage and transportaiton to waste zone areas), sanitation and hygiene, water management, stock and supply, etc.) in accordance with MSF standards and protocols
Under the Log Manager’s supervision, participate in the clinic Hygiene Committee with MSF or/and MoH collaboration to support waste segregation and proper sanitation/hygiene practices in MSF supported clinics (Unguwa Uku, Tudun Fulan and MCH).
Collecting all waste from MSF-supported clinics and ensure the proper management of needles and glass waste (sharp waste).
Complying with all the safety rules regarding the use of the incinerator, taking care of his/her own safety, particularly by wearing provided protection equipment. Including keeping the incinerator in good working order.
Managing the water of the entire clinic facility including ofiice and guest house
On a daily basis prepare chlorine solution and conduct daily water test to ensure residual chlorine/pH levels are to standard and ensure the record are keep and Analyzed monthly
Ensuring that the installation and maintenance of the functional spaces of medical offices are inadequate conditions
Maintaining and servicing the MSF responsible premises including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, carpentry and small repairs.
In collaboration with the clinical team, Support Logsup and Logbase on basic maintenance and upkeep of all biomedical equipment (sterilization room and cold chain)
Support Logbase and ensure adequate fuel stock available for generator at clinic. Cleaning and securing generator and diesel storage area making sure service timing is respected according to MSF standards. Recording running hours and services in logbook.
Reporting to Logistics Manager any problems and issues as they arise and any incidents that may compromise the safety of the clinic.
Submitting and updating basic follow-up monthly reports and tools (biomedical maintenance chronogramme, information on waste management).
Participate to sanitation audits under the direct supervision of the Log Manager.
Reproting: providing monthly report of his activities stating achievement, challenges and action plan.


Technical certification or proven background, desirable specialization in water and sanitation
Organizational abilities


Previous experience in technical work and WATSAN.


English language essential, local language desirable.


Computer literacy.


Results and Quality Orientation
Teamwork and Cooperation
Behavioural Flexibility
Commitment to MSF Principles
Stress Management.

Application Closing Date
7th February, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV, qualifications, any other important document and a cover letter with contact details in a ZIP folder to: [email protected] using "WATSAN Technician Kano" as the subject of the mail.
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Applications must be in English and include:

Complete CV and Copies of all certificates and diplomas mentioned in the CV.
Updated contact details
Contact information of the previous employer/s for reference.

Non-Compliant or late applications will not be considered
Only successful applicants will be called for written test and interview.
No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.
MSF reserves the right to refuse hiring of a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.

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