Water & sanitation specialists

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders

About the organization

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - bound together by our charter. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, we are a worldwide movement of more than 67,000 people.


From sourcing and delivering clean drinking water to thousands of people displaced by conflict, to siting and building latrines for people who have lost everything in an earthquake, MSF WATSANs are essential to ensure that people in desperate situations access the basic necessities to survive.

WATSANs usually work in the project, and manage a variety of work including hospital waste management, health promotion and clean water provision.

Responsibilities include managing a team of waste zone operators and hygiene promoters as well as sourcing and delivering clean water to populations in need. Water projects can range from drilling bore wells in remote areas to setting up clean water sources in a refugee camp or managing the emergency provision of drinking water after a natural disaster. Sanitation work can involve building latrines or taking care of waste management in a hospital.

To see a generic job description and potential career path with MSF, click here: http://career.msf.be/jobs/lm02200-watsan-manager



• Compliance with Essential Requirements for all potential candidates
• Commitment to work in the field for a minimum of 9 to 12 month assignments
• Previous experience in a low resource setting (priority given to those with experience working in a humanitarian context)
• Qualification in either hydrology, chemistry, civil engineering, geology or land and water management
• Minimum of two years experience in building wells and boreholes, water quality monitoring, pollution, or waste management
• Professional experience supervising, managing or training staff


• French or Arabic language (B2 or above)
• Experience in water filtration techniques
• Experience with health care waste management and vector control

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

MSF-USA is committed to the principles of equity, inclusion, and respect of diversity. As core principles inextricably linked to our success; equity, inclusion, and respect of diversity allow us to carry out our social mission and serve our patients.

MSF Field HR fosters diversity by embracing people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, ages, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic status.

The MSF-USA Field HR Recruitment Strategy reflects MSF-USA’s strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure a highly skilled and culturally responsive workforce.

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