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About Afghanaid:

Afghanaid is a British international NGO (www.afghanaid.org.uk) that has been working in Afghanistan since 1983. Headquartered in Kabul, Afghanaid implements projects directly in 8 provinces and through partners in a further number of provinces and maintains a marketing and fundraising office in London. Afghanaid works in some of the most remote areas of the country and through a range of programme interventions supports development of basic services, such as water and sanitation, access roads, education facilities and other community infrastructure; strengthens livelihoods through improved natural resource management, agricultural and small enterprise development, and improved access to markets; and provides humanitarian assistance in times of emergencies. Gender mainstreaming, local governance and community development are integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work. The results achieved have earned Afghanaid the respect and recognition of stakeholders as an effective and collaborative charity.

Job Description:

The Water, Hygiene & Sanitation (WASH) trainer is expected to carry out the planned WASH trainings to the community members in the target district. The role of WASH Trainer will be preparation of the training materials and to conduct the project’s planned trainings to the community members. Also the WASH Trainer will be over seeing the Hygiene Promoters and assist them in their role of awareness raising sessions. Also the WASH Trainer will gather participant feedback as well as update participants on how their input has been handled.

Job Requirements:


The following are the key areas of responsibility for this position:

  1. Project Planning and Implementation:
  • Prepares and practices sufficiently in advance of training sessions in order to deliver trainings successfully.
  • Takes an active part in the revision and enrichment of training materials.
  • Develops training schedules as per the training modules/content.
  • Assists in designing pre-tests and post-tests to screen trainees before and after training sessions.
  • Effectively uses the required training materials/aids during training sessions.
  • Provides support to the provincial team in following up on Open Defecation Free (ODF) verification certification declaration ceremonies at the community level.
  • Oversees and provides technical support in the design, implementation and monitoring of appropriate WASH interventions in close cooperation with the Project coordinator and technical staff on the ground.
  • Acts as a specialist to prepare, manage and implement a variety of technical and administrative tasks related to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Programme’s WASH outputs and outcomes.
  • Supports the development of WASH sector response plans and budgets and contributes to Afghanaid’s overall response strategy.
  • Develops and modifies technical standards for all WASH construction and hygiene promotion programming within emergency and early recovery contexts, adhering to humanitarian standards.
  • Builds capacity and knowledge of provincial and district staff in delivering WASH trainings and awareness campaigns.
  • Conducts hygiene, sanitation, community led total sanitation (CLTS), and other related trainings to project staff and target beneficiaries.
  • Assists the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey team in conducting KAP household surveys at the village level and with data entry of KAP questionnaires into the database.
  • Prepares and reviews existing WASH information, education and communication (IEC) materials and generates a database of all these items.
  • Identifies gaps in IEC materials required in various trainings and public education campaigns.
  • Conducts a training needs assessment prior to designing any trainings.
  • Designs appropriate training materials for use in local community development work and for informal educational activities.
  • Assists community and school WASH committees in developing operational work plans to conduct public education campaigns and repair and maintain water supply systems.
  • Supports the identification of training needs for district WASH teams and provides technical support in training activities.
  • Conducts behavioural change training in communities on hygiene practices such as hand washing, water treatment, and latrine use.
  • Develops and submits accurate monthly work plans and reports to the Project Manager and Project Coordinators on delivered activities.
  1. Networking and Representation
  • Develops and maintains relationships and closely works with local WASH actors, including members of national and local government, the private sector, communities, NGOs and other related sectors.
  • Participates as the Programme Department’s WASH representative in WASH cluster meetings and other related meetings/workshops as required.
  1. Budget and Logistics Management
  • Prepares Supply Requests and Service Requests and ensures they are properly documented and carry the correct Account Code, Donor Code and Donor Budget Code.
  • Ensures that correct procedures are adhered to in procurement of materials and services and that each procurement process is well documented.
  • Ensures and certifies that there is no misuse of supplies procured for external events such as training programmes, advocacy workshops, and stakeholder meetings.
  1. Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Ensures that there is a pre and post evaluation for every training event.
  • Prepares the training impact report for the project manager/coordinator.
  • Ensures that project beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders are oriented to Afghanaid’s Complaints Feedback Response Mechanism (CFRM) and AWAAZ.
  • Incorporates pieces on the impact and measurement of COVID-19 into training events
  1. Reporting
  •  Reports to the Project Manager on the appropriate implementation of project trainings as planned according to developed technical standards, schedules and timelines.
  1. Staff Capacity Building:
  • Conducts training needs assessments on project staff.
  • Organizes WASH training of trainers (ToT) sessions for project staff.
  1. Learning and Knowledge Management:
  • Shares training lessons learned and best practices with project staff.
  • Prepares learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
  1. Risk, Security and Access Management
  • Ensures that the compliance and control environment is effectively managed by project staff and that our staff are safe.
  • In consultation with the PM and Security Colleagues, explores ways to resolve humanitarian access problems/issues.
  • Ensures that we have a good relationship with communities to promote humanitarian access and support smooth project implementation.
  • Regularly reports to the PM and head of security on safety and security issues.

Any other duties as and when assigned by the line manager, MD and/or Directorate.


Education & Professional Qualification

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in any of the following: Environmental Science Public Health or a related field associated with WASH and hygiene behavior change.

Work Experience

  • 5 years of work experience in a relevant field including with social development training design, lesson planning, development of IEC materials/teaching aids, and with training conduction, facilitation, monitoring and supervision.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience specifically in WASH.

Professional Skills, Competencies, Values and Attitudes

Afghanaid seeks a responsible and dependable Wash Trainer with strong initiative, judgment and adaptability as well as excellent skills in communication, organisational, interpersonal relations, decision-making and reporting skills.

Specifically, the holder of this position should also demonstrate the following:

    1. Proficiency in computer software MS Office etc.
    2. Effective Communication & Representation Skills
    3. Reporting writing skills
    4. Ability to deal with difficult, often challenging work situations.
    5. Behavioural role model for peers and fellow team members.
    6. Competent to work with significant levels of autonomy and able to meet tight deadlines.
    7. A results-oriented approach to delivering work priorities in personal workload,
    8. Creative and innovative in conceptual and analytical thinking
    9. Sensitivity to gender issues.
    10. Fluent in Dari, Pashto and English (written and oral).
    11. Personal integrity, sense of humour, intuitive and self-motivation
    12. Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses, active listener

Specifically, the holder of this position should also demonstrate the following:

Key Skills and Competencies


  • Highly developed reporting, budget monitoring, and management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of community development and social mobilisation.
  • Proven management ability and strong interpersonal skills – team player.
  • Problem solving and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in the most common computer software including word processing, and excel spreadsheets.
  • Gender sensitivity.
  • Sensitivity to the Islamic culture.
  • Commitment to support/develop the capacity of the national staff and of rural communities.
  • Personal integrity and a sense of humour.
  • Knowledge of personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities in personal workload.
  • Knowledge of exit strategies and sustainability issues.


  • Computer skill
  • Familiarity with English
  • Effective Communication & Representation Skills

Submission Guideline:

Please email a covering letter and your CV, by no later than 13 Aug 2022 to vacancies@afghanaid.org.uk , including your name and the job title in the subject line. Your covering letter should be no more than 1 standard A4 page in length and explain how you meet the essential and desirable position requirements and why you feel you would be a suitable candidate for this role. Your CV should be no more than 4 pages and include 3 professional references including your current employer. The precision and style with which you present yourself in your covering letter and CV will be given significant weight in short listing candidates. Application with no proper subject (requested above) will not be considered.

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