Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) is a member of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), a UK based international relief and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people.


Position Identification
Position Title: WASH Facilitator

Organisation: Islamic Relief South Africa ‘IRSA’

Location: Durban Office-KZN

Contract: Three Months fixed term Contract

Reports to: Regional Programmes Coordinator-KZN

Purpose of Position
Reporting to the Project Manager, the WASH Facilitator will play a central role in ensuring that the WASH component of the KZN Floods Emergency Response Project is implemented in a timely and effective manner.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Project Management:
    • In liaison with the Project Manager, plan community awareness sessions to promote WASH uptake in target areas.
    • Facilitate health and hygiene sessions in target areas.
    • Promote WASH practices including personal hygiene, environmental and food
    • Work closely with area Councilors in securing attendants and venues for the health and hygiene sessions.
    • Ensure that health and hygiene sessions are implemented according to the project concept and attendance registers are signed and retained.
    • Ensure that relevant indicators are recorded, tracked, and reported.
    • Ensure visual documentation of all health and hygiene sessions.
    • Provide technical input in developing WASH information and education materials including brochures.
    • Coordinate transport logistics of participants to attend sessions.
    • Provide timely and high-quality activity reports.
    • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence.
  1. Financial Management and Controls:
    • Oversee the efficient administration of the project in terms of finances.
  1. Project Monitoring:
    • Ensure accurate attendance registers of all sessions
    • Oversee the distribution of hygiene and dignity kits, Water and Diarrhea kits.
    • Confirmation of training venues.
  1. Reporting:
    • To provide activity weekly and monthly reports,
    • Maintain records of all training materials.
  1. Others:
    • Travel to project sites .
  • Carry out, where possible, any other duties that is in line with the job purpose as requested by the line-manager.

Key interfaces:

  • Communicates effectively and systematically across the organization.
  • The Regional Programmes Coordinator-KZN,
  • The Project Manager.
  • HoD.

Educational Qualification:

  • A graduate degree in Water and Environmetal Engineering, public health or any other related field.

Skills & Knowledge Required:

  • Minimum of 3 years of successful project management, experience in Water and environmental Engineering or public health,
  • Knowledge of community participation and engagement.
  • Proven skills in facilitation and training of behaviour change programs.
  • Well-developed organizational and planning skills.
  • Management skills, including strong teambuilding skills.
  • Able to communicate fluently in iSiZulu and English.
  • Good Computer Skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Ms Project).
  • Punctuality and respect for rules and procedures.
  • Able to work independently, i.e. with minimal supervision and well under pressure.
  • Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information and data.

Key Islamic Relief Qualities Required

  • It is essential that the post holder shows a good understanding and sympathy with Islamic values and principles as well as commitment to IR’s vision and mission as per below:
    • Excellence (Ihsan): Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and conduct which are deserving of the people we serve.
    • Sincerity (Ikhlas): In responding to poverty and suffering our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfil our obligations to humanity
    • Social Justice (Adl): Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfil the rights of the poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed towards realising their God-given human potential and developing their capabilities and resources.
    • Compassion (Rahma): We believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and we shall join with other humanitarian actors to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.
    • Custodianship (Amana): We uphold our duty of custodianship over the earth, its resources and the trust people place in us as humanitarian and development practitioners to be transparent and accountable.

Closing date: COB 26th August 2022

Please forward a copy of the completed application form (available on the website), 1 page motivational letter and your CV along with a certified copy of your ID to recruitment@islamic- before the 26th August 2022.


Dearest applicant, kindly consider the following:

If the requirements of the application as above, is not met, we will consider the application as incomplete and this will therefore not be accepted.

Please note that if you do not hear from us by 2nd Sepember 2022, consider your application unsuccessful.

Over and above operational requirements Islamic Relief South Africa will take into account the country’s and organisational employment equity imperatives.

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