ASB Vacancy: Senior WASH/SHELTER Officer – Ioannina

The Senior Wash/Shelter Officer supports the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)/ shelter Team and reports towards the Regional Senior WASH/Shelter Officer.

Job Description
Job Title: Senior WASH/SHELTER Officer
Department: WASH/Shelter – Programs
Location: Epirus
Salary: L6; S1-S7
Period: 01/04/2021 – 30/06/2021


  1. Background/ASB Summary:


ASB Germany

The “Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland (ASB)” is a German aid and welfare organization with more than 300 branches at national, regional, district and municipal level all over Germany.  More than 1.2 million members provide a broad social basis for our organization and more than 20,000 employees as well as over 17,000 volunteers form part of the ASB ensuring a high level of quality in areas such as rescue services, civil protection and social services. Since its foundation in 1888, the ASB has acted as a politically and denominationally independent association ensuring a high level of continuity and reliability.


ASB Foreign Aid

ASB Foreign Aid Department provides both direct emergency relief to people hit by man-made or natural disasters and longer-term rehabilitation measures designed to promote recovery and to rapidly help restore the livelihood of refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable people. ASB currently has a portfolio of more than 50 relief, rehabilitation, development and DRR projects in countries like Niger, Nicaragua, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, Nepal, Haiti, Georgia, Ukraine, Iraq and Greece.


ASB Greece

“Arbeiter Samariter Bund Deutschland e.V (ASB) started its activities in Greece in March 2016, focusing on the provision of Humanitarian Aid to refugees/migrants. Between 2016 and 2018 the ASB implemented two major projects funded by the European Union (DG ECHO) and the German Federal Foreign Ministry. In 2017 the ASB  built the technical facilities and shelters for the Long – Term Accommodation Centre (LTAC) of Diavata and in 2018, ASB acquired four accommodation sites in the Epirus Region (Katsikas, Filippiada, Doliana and Konitsa).

In 2019, the ASB with the funding of the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs of the European Union (DG HOME) and in coordination with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) implemented the “Improving the Greek Reception System Through Site Management Support and Targeted Interventions in Long – Term Accommodation Sites” project for the sites of Diavata, Filippiada, Katsikas and Doliana.

In 2020 the ASB implemented the Program “Supporting the Greek Authorities in Managing the National Reception System for Asylum Seekers and Vulnerable Migrants (SMS)”, for the LTAC of Diavata (Thessaloniki region), Katsikas, Filippiada, Doliana and continues it into 2021 as a no cost extension and with the addition of the LTAC of Agia Eleni.”




  1. Job Overview/Summary:


The Senior Wash/Shelter Officer supports the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) /shelter Team and reports towards the Regional Senior WASH/Shelter Officer. S/he is an essential part of the WASH/Shelter team, is responsible for the management of the team, assessing, planning and implementing the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities at the site and coordination with the SMS team from ASB at the site in line with ASB and Donor regulation.


General Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Wash/shelter officer will be responsible for the wash/shelter teams of Filippiada Camp
  • Plan the maintenance and upkeep of the shelter and WASH facilities at technical level at the allocated site in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Oversee the daily operations of the WASH/Shelter Teams and coordinate this with the SMS Team and the Regional WASH/Shelter Officer;
  • Plan and suggest any possible improvements on site in collaboration with Regional WASH/Shelter Officer and SMS Teams. Draft the relevant scope of works and supervise any construction on site.
  • Identify any gaps in the technical level that could improve the standards of living of POC’s and draft the relevant SOW and BOQ.
  • Work closely with the other WASH/ shelter officers to have an efficient wash/shelter team, and avoid overlaps.
  • Draft health estimates and bills of quantities needed for repair works, consumables and the need of service contractors at the site;
  • Ensure all maintenance activities take into consideration the needs of women, girls, persons with disabilities, and older persons.


Specific Tasks

Coordination and Support

  • Work closely with sector-specific teams from Greek Government or other NGOs to ensure integration between camp management and other sectors, specifically related to WASH and Shelter needs. Coordinate the maintenance works with the municipality workers present at the site as much as possible;
  • Develop site-specific strategies and plans – related to WASH and Shelter – including strategies for the regular and participatory engagement with the communities;
  • Maintain a robust feedback system within the site, focused around a daily helpdesk organized by ASB;
  • Identify gaps and needs in service provision in the site and develop solutions and strategies in agreement with the responsible Greek authorities;
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally if necessary;


Monitoring and Reporting

  • Support the collection of information and data by the M&E Officer of ASB;
  • Provide towards the SMS Officer and Regional WASH/Shelter Officer a weekly report on gaps, needs and progress on activities;


  • During his/her work, uphold all relevant ASB standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles;
  • Act in a way that is sensitive to gender, protection, the environment and other important cross-cutting concerns;
  • Fully comply with the ASB safety and security procedures.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position. All staff of ASB is expected to be flexible and contribute constructively towards achieving the goals of ASB in Greece.

Reports to:

Regional WASH/Shelter Officer


Staff Management

  1. Directly: Plumbers, Electricians, Handymen



  1. SMS staff
  2. Area Coordinator (Ioannina)


  • Greek National, or legally allowed to work in Greece;
  • Completed engineering university studies (civil, mechanical, electrical, architectural);
  • Minimum three (3) years of professional work experience as an engineer in construction sites, with at least one (1) year of experience working with migrants in Greece or in other refugee and mixed migration contexts;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, flexible and wide understanding of the community’s needs;
  • Spoken and written fluency Greek and English, other languages would be an asset;
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Patience, a ‘can-do’ mentality and a good sense of humour;
  • Valid driving licence
  • Creativity and the capacity to produce would be highly appreciated.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, flexible and wide understanding of the community’s needs;
  • Patience, a ‘can-do’ mentality and a good sense of humour;
  • Openness to accept ASB’s Greece working values, such as:
  1. Open, Honest and Professional Relationships
  2. On-time, Open and clear horizontally and vertically communication
  3. Transparency
  4. Integrity
  5. Positive Team Work
  6. Productive attitude to excellence
  7. Recognition and rewarding
  8. Pride for the Humanitarian Orientation
  9. Willingness for the extra mile
  10. Collaboration for professional evolution, training and learning



  • Standard twenty-four days of paid leave per year (plus seniority legal additions);
  • Extra private life and accident insurance;
  • Relocation accommodation bonus, 7 days if applicable to the position
  • Organizational phone, with monthly credit, if applicable to the position;
  • Facilitation of transportation to and from work;


Base of Position

Ioannina, Greece

Length of contract

Till 30.06.2021


How to apply:

All interested parties are requested to submit their CV and Cover Letter in English to the following address: clearly stating the “ S-WASH-OFF/IOA ” in the subject field.

The deadline for application submission is March 25th 2021 at 23:59 hrs.

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“I concede and allow ASB Greece to keep the documents/ files and data included in them, for a period of 6 months, starting from the date of dispatch, and in order to be used only for the purpose of further recruitment that I might be suitable. I have the right to recall this consent at any point, by sending a written application in the form of email to ”.