Consultant: Project Documenter - WASH in Emergencies Policy & Technical Guidelines Proj. (INT5859)







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The Philippines ranks highly on global indices for disaster risks, ranking third among the countries most at risk from natural disasters (World Risk Index, 2016), and “Very High” in human-induced disasters (INFORM Global Risk Index Results 2018). These disasters range from tropical storms, typhoons, and floods, to armed conflict; and they contribute to the increased risks and vulnerabilities linked with the absence or lack of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in communities. Emergency situations tend to exacerbate pre-existing poor WASH access and practices due to both the damages inflicted on existing infrastructures and the disruptions to WASH practices caused by population displacements.


Oxfam in the Philippines, working in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), will be supporting the Development of National Policy Guidelines on WASH in Emergencies. The development of these guidelines aims to contribute toward ensuring improved quality of WASH interventions during and after emergencies. These national policy guidelines are expected to standardize the implementation of WASH in emergencies across various government and non-government institutions. Specifically, the guidelines will:

  • clearly define minimum standards, priority actions and acceptable performance levels in implementing WASH responses within the different phases of disaster risk management, considering the different physical and socio-economic contexts of the Philippines;
  • institutionalize response coordination mechanisms, i.e., the WASH Cluster, from the national to local levels; and,
  • link emergency response initiatives to early recovery, so that strategies would be developed that would reduce disaster risk factors.



To support Oxfam’s technical team in developing the National Policy and Technical Guidelines on WASH in Emergencies. Development of the national policy and technical guidelines will be done through a consultative process, working closely with the Department of Health, the Government lead of the WASH Cluster, as well as UNICEF, their Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) counterpart.


The Project Documenter will be responsible for leading all documentation processes and reports within the WASH in Emergencies project. Specifically, the Project Documenter will:

  • Lead in the documentation of all project-related activities and meetings related to the guidelines and policy development, including selection of photo content in documentation reports;
  • Ensure that project files, outputs, activity documentation, photos, proceedings, meeting notes, directories and other project documents are properly filed and ready for sharing/distribution as needed;
  • Provide support to all Core Technical Team members in the design of project activities i.e. KIIs, FGDs, desk reviews, and workshop programs and activities;
  • Assist the Core Technical Team in reviewing and copyediting assigned sections of the technical guidelines and draft national policy, and any allied documents connected thereto.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to all Core Team members for the conduct of consultation meetings, workshops, discussions and other activities; and
  • Report to the Team Leader any support needed to carry out tasks, existing issues, and potential constraints in the performance of assignments.



The Project Documenter should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • University degree in or equivalent experience in Development, Social Sciences, Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health, or other related fields;
  • Preferably with some experience in humanitarian/emergency responses, especially related to WASH or Health;
  • A minimum of three (3) years of documentation work, with readily available portfolio of documentation reports;
  • Well-organized and ability to plan work accordingly; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.

Contract Length: 7 months; Manila, Philippines

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All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


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    Philippines - Manila
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  • Closing Date:
    27 August 2019
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