SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:36:37 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Job vacancy - WASH Project Manager (Generic) for Medair's Field programmes - by: Mark http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9517-job-vacancy-wash-project-manager-generic-for-medairs-field-programmes#9517 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9517-job-vacancy-wash-project-manager-generic-for-medairs-field-programmes#9517 Role and Responsibilities

To plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and effectively manage and report on projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction; meet quality standards in WASH delivery, encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with other stakeholders and manage and train WASH staff.

Project Overview

Emergency Relief and Recovery projects in countries of high vulnerability.

Medair

Medair brings life-saving relief and recovery in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.

Workplace

Generic Field Vacancies are based in a capital city or main field base in one of our programmes in Afghanistan, D.R. Congo, Haiti, Madagascar, Somalia / Somaliland, South Sudan, or Syria.

Starting Date

This position is not currently open, but frequently required in the Field

Initial Contract Details

Normally ranges from (a minimum of) 12 months to 2 years, full time

Key Activity Areas

WASH Project Management

  • Manage the assigned WASH project(s) to meet the project objectives within budget and allotted time frame.
  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned WASH project(s), working to ensure both short / long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local authorities (where applicable) and local WASH staff.
  • Develop and implement an appropriate and effective WASH strategy, setting clear objectives and indicators, for WASH activities in consultation with other WASH staff and field managers, and, where appropriate, with the local communities.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise WASH activities, overseeing the technical design, execution and evaluation of progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.
  • Develop new proposals, linked to the country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers.

Staff Management
  • Line-manage the WASH Manager(s) of the assigned project(s), including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
  • Facilitate regular staff meetings to ensure awareness of project objectives, and opportunity for feedback.
  • Provide staff coaching and technical supervision to develop ownership / responsibility for WASH activities.

Financial Management
  • Manage the WASH budget for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance.

Communication and Coordination
  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned WASH team, Medair in-country and HQ WASH managers and advisors and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.
  • Participate in WASH coordination meetings and other working groups or meetings as required, representing Medair and feeding back to the WASH staff and field managers on relevant issues.

Logistics
  • Liaise, as necessary, with the WASH, logistics and finance staff to ensure items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly.

Quality Management
  • Ensure WASH projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards i.e. Sphere and HAP standards.

Qualifications
  • Higher level qualification in a technical field, preferably in water and sanitation
  • BSc / MSc in Water / Environmental Engineering or Management or Civil Engineering or Hydrology / Geology desirable

Languages
  • Strong working knowledgeof English (spoken and written)
  • Working knowledge of French (spoken and written) for French-speaking programmes

Experience / Competencies
  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field
  • Management experience in a WASH context; Technical WASH skills within a humanitarian setting
  • Experience in a WASH programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP
  • Experience using GIS software desirable; aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building
  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills; committed to consultative and servant-minded leadership; able to set clear objectives for staff and to delegate; able to enforce procedures

Medair Standard Working Requirements for the Field
  • Experienced professionals in a relevant field
  • Committed Christians
  • Commitment to Medair values(faith, hope, accountability, integrity, dignity, compassion)
  • Overseas intercultural experience
  • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written
  • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written for French-speaking field programmes
  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply
  • Competent with Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Successful completion of Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)
  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts
  • Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit

Benefits
  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder
  • Full briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
  • Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments
  • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
  • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food)
  • Annual leave; Disability Allowance
  • Re-entry allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing

Working Conditions

Living conditions on field trips (which may last several days) can be very basic.

Application Process

Follow this link: www.medair.org/work-with-us, check if you are an Experienced or New Relief Worker and that you fit our standard working criteria, then:
a) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or
b) apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.]]>
Jobs and internships Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:28:28 +0000
Medair seeking a WASH Project Manager - Madagascar - by: Mark http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9516-medair-seeking-a-wash-project-manager-madagascar#9516 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9516-medair-seeking-a-wash-project-manager-madagascar#9516 Role and Responsibilities

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). This involves assessing WASH needs, designing projects, writing proposals, initiating, effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction, meeting quality standards in WASH delivery, and managing and training WASH staff.

Take a look at Medair’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene work.

Project Overview

In July 2013, Medair officially launched the Rano Tsara II WASH project, due to last for 42 months. This WASH project will serve over 137’000 beneficiaries within 10 districts, working with the local communities to provide over 700 water points and 800 latrines. The infrastructure will be accompanied by a large-scale behaviour change communication campaign and capacity building process. The identification and training of local enterprises for the construction and installation of new water infrastructure plays an essential role in the project’s objectives to develop the locally available WASH services.

Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure.

Workplace

Maroantsetra, with frequent visits to Mananara (north east coast), Madagascar. Take a look at Medair’s work in Madagascar.

Starting Date

November 2014

Initial Contract Details

Full time, minimum contract of 24 months

Key Activity Areas

WASH Project Management

• Manage the assigned WASH project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame.
• Develop and implement an appropriate and effective WASH strategy in consultation with other WASH staff and field managers.
• Set clear objectives and indicators for WASH activities in collaboration with the WASH staff, field managers and, where appropriate, with the local communities.
• Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.

Staff Management

• Line-manage various team members, including development and training, appraisals, the resolution of conflicts and taking disciplinary measures in coordination with the HR Manager.

Financial Management

• Manage the WASH budget for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance.
• Collaborate with the wider Medair team in order to ensure correct procedures and anti-fraud measures are respected.

Communication and Coordination

• Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the WASH team, Medair in-country and HQ WASH managers, advisors and other relevant stakeholders.

Logistics

• Support the logistics activities of WASH staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of supplies and equipment for the assigned WASH activities. In particular, assist the sector managers in defining material and equipment needs for the project activities in terms of specifications, quantity and timings in order to ensure an early planning of procurement and logistic needs.
• Ensure a good level of communication and sharing of information with the support team in order to ensure that the implementation of water infrastructure activities respect Medair’s procedures.

Qualifications

• BSc / MSc in Water / Environmental Engineering or Management or Civil Engineering or Hydrology / Geology desirable

Languages

• Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
• Strong working knowledge of French (spoken and written)

Experience / Competencies

• 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field
• Management experience in a WASH context
• Experience working in a WASH programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context desirable
• Experience using GIS software desirable
• Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP
• Good communicator
• Ability and willingness to manage project implementation
• Good numerical, report writing and administration skills

Medair Standard Working Requirements for the Field

• Experienced professionals in a relevant field; Overseas intercultural experience
• Committed Christians; commitment to the Medair values
• Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written
• Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes
• Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
• Successful completion of Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)
• Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, external contacts
• Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions
• Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit

Benefits

• A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder
• Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
• Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments
• Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
• Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
• Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food allowance)
• Annual leave; Death and disability allowance
• Contribution matching programme for retirement savings (for experienced relief workers)
• Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
• Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing

Working Conditions

• This is a field position based in Maroantsetra, with frequent visits to Mananara and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.
• The security situation in Maroantsetra and Mananara is stable – the main threat will be from cyclones.

Application Process

Follow this link: www.medair.org/work-with-us, check if you are an Experienced or New Relief Worker and that you fit our standard working criteria, then:
a) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or
b) apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.]]>
Jobs and internships Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:16:10 +0000
Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) - November 2014 (Also for WASH people) - by: Mark http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9515-medair-relief-a-recovery-orientation-course-roc-november-2014-also-for-wash-people#9515 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9515-medair-relief-a-recovery-orientation-course-roc-november-2014-also-for-wash-people#9515 Role and Responsibilities
If you have professional experience that matches one or more of the Medair sectors but you cannot see any current jobs that fit your profile, apply directly for the Medair ROC, our “Relief and Recovery Orientation Course”. We will try and match your profile to our upcoming field vacancy needs and if there is a good match, we will consider you for this or a future ROC. Everyone who works as an Internationally Recruited Staff in one of our field programmes must first successfully complete the ROC.

Overview
The ROC is an intensive experiential orientation to relief work with Medair. This 7 day course is held three/four times a year. The cost of the course is dependent on your relief experience. Participants experience the challenges of relief work through practical simulations and become familiar with Medair’s values, projects, and country programmes. Each participant will be interviewed by a senior member of the Medair Human Resources team to evaluate the week and discuss their possible future with Medair in a field programme. The course is normally held in Switzerland or in Europe, occasionally in the United States.

Medair
Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity - working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint.

ROC Course Location
near Chattanooga, United States of America

Starting Date
8th - 15th November 2014

Closing Date for Applications
13th September 2014

Initial Contract Details
If a field contract is signed after the ROC, it normally ranges from (a minimum of) 12 months to 2 years

Field Workplace
Medair is currently working in Afghanistan, Haiti, Madagascar, D.R. Congo, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, and the Syrian crisis (Lebanon and Jordan). Field contracts given will be based in one of these countries or any new programmes that Medair starts up.

Key Activity Areas
The ROC simulation includes practical exercises, research, and daily updates of changing field conditions and security bulletins.

Key Experience / Qualifications
Medair seeks a wide range of professionals with experience, qualifications and training in the following sectors:

  • Relevant professional qualification; Post-graduate qualification in relief or development desirable
  • Humanitarian, security, international development
  • Senior management, project management, business administration
  • Medical, nutrition, public health, tropical medicine
  • Engineering, (civil, environmental)
  • Construction (architecture, site management)
  • Logistics / Supply Chain
  • Human Resources
  • Finance, accounting, grant management
  • Communications, fundraising, marketing and media
  • Information and communications technology (ICT)


Other Experience / Competencies
Standard ranges of experience and competencies required for Medair field positions:

  • Minimum 1 year's professional experience in one of the sectors referred to above
  • Project management and team management experience
  • Management experience desirable, especially in a relief environment
  • Experience at cross cultural communication techniques; Diplomatic and sensitive to cross cultural issues; Good negotiation skills, especially in the context of another culture
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills; Able to express views clearly
  • Experience in dealing with donors and government officials desirable
  • Experience in training/mentoring staff; Team player with strong relational skills
  • Committed to team-building, and to consultative and servant leadership
  • Planning, assessment and analytical skills
  • Report writing and proposal writing skills desirable
  • Good level of self-motivation, with a pro-active approach to work, problem solver, dynamic, mature
  • Able to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks
  • Capacity to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to live and work in conflict and rural environment
  • Medair standard working requirements for the field
  • Experienced professionals in a relevant field
  • Committed Christians
  • Commitment to Medair values (faith, hope, accountability, integrity, dignity, compassion)
  • Overseas intercultural experience
  • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written
  • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written for French-speaking field programmes
  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
  • Competent with Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Successful completion of Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)
  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts
  • Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit


Benefits
If successfully placed in a field assignment after the ROC, the following benefits are provided:

  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder
  • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
  • Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments
  • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
  • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food)
  • Annual leave; Death & Disability Allowance; Contribution matching programme for retirement savings
  • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing


Working Conditions
The following are standard working conditions in our field programs (specific locations may vary in their security situations):

  • Based in the capital or main base, or in field project locations.
  • Living standards are reasonably good and often the security situation is stable but this can change rapidly.
  • International staff is sometimes quite limited in their movements and the options for social activities can also be limited.
  • Some of the projects may be implemented in more remote and potentially insecure locations.
  • Field visits will involve more basic living conditions, sometimes arduous travel and potentially high levels of insecurity.


Application Process

Follow this link: www.medair.org/work-with-us, check if you are an Experienced or New Relief Worker in one of our professional sectors, and that you fit our standard working criteria, then:

a) apply for this Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs), or
b) apply for a vacancy that matches your profile.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CV’s will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.]]>
Jobs and internships Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:03:38 +0000
GIZ Water Sector Reform Programme Development Advisor position in UBSUP - by: Doreen http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9425-giz-water-sector-reform-programme-development-advisor-position-in-ubsup#9425 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9425-giz-water-sector-reform-programme-development-advisor-position-in-ubsup#9425
The GIZ Water Sector Reform Programme in Kenya is looking to hire a development advisor. The advisor will be working in the Up-scaling of basic sanitation for the urban poor (UBSUP) programme. To apply for the position, please follow the link below:

www.giz.de/Entwicklungsdienst/de/html/1704.html

JOB-ID: 12700-KE-WS

Best regards,

Doreen]]>
Jobs and internships Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:03:54 +0000
International WaterCentre seeking a Project Officer (Brisbane, Australia) - by: IWC http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9221-international-watercentre-seeking-a-project-officer-brisbane-australia#9221 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9221-international-watercentre-seeking-a-project-officer-brisbane-australia#9221
The IWC is a joint venture of leading Australian universities, The University of Queensland and Griffith University, with a vision of creating water leaders of the future. In addition to creating innovative environments for people to share knowledge and build capacity in the challenging area of integrated water management, the IWC delivers a range of education and training programs and undertakes applied research around the world.

The IWC is seeking applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience in a water related field; those with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and international development experience are particularly welcome. A successful candidate will be able to work effectively and independently in cross-cultural and team contexts, will have proven communication and inter-personal skills, and strong financial management and organizational skills.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES


Administer and manage capacity building, applied research and training projects including managing partner relationships;
Participate in and provide input in various team contexts and projects across a range of integrated water management topics;
Contribute to project management including preparation and delivery of high quality project outputs as well as meeting reporting and budget requirements.

Click here for a detailed Role Statement.

HOW TO APPLY

Email:
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Post:
International WaterCentre
PO Box 10907, Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Qld 4000

Interested applicants: please submit a CV and response to selection criteria (5 pages maximum each) by close of business Thursday 17 July.
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Jobs and internships Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:56:45 +0000
ACF recruite un Responsable de Programme Marketing Social - Production de chlore en RD Congo (in French, job offer) - by: nvillemi http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9195-acf-recruite-un-responsable-de-programme-marketing-social-production-de-chlore-en-rd-congo-in-french-job-offer#9195 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/9195-acf-recruite-un-responsable-de-programme-marketing-social-production-de-chlore-en-rd-congo-in-french-job-offer#9195 actionagainsthunger.theresumator.com/apply/jobs/details/mTPq9E?

Finalité du poste: Développer et mettre en œuvre un projet de reprise communautaire du chlore en lien avec les partenaires au projet, sur une base de marketing social et de production locale

Le Responsable de Programme est en charge d’un projet novateur pour le Kivu-RDC, basé sur le développement d’une filière fiable de production et de vente de produits chlorés pour le traitement de l’eau de boisson, et sur la définition d’une stratégie de marketing social adaptée au contexte et aux moyens, afin d’influencer durablement les pratiques et lutter contre les maladies, et notamment le cholera endémique depuis de nombreuses années dans la zone. Le Responsable de Programme doit donc posséder des compétences sur l’entreprenariat local et le marketing social.]]>
Jobs and internships Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:42:07 +0000
Project Sammaan Vacancy: PMC Project Manager (Bhubaneswar, Odisha) - by: kshane http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8873-project-sammaan-vacancy-pmc-project-manager-bhubaneswar-odisha#8873 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8873-project-sammaan-vacancy-pmc-project-manager-bhubaneswar-odisha#8873
Please see below and attached for an exciting and challenging opportunity to join the Project Sammaan (projectsammaan.com) team!


Project Overview
Project Sammaan (www.projectsammaan.com) is an urban sanitation initiative dedicated to
redesigning and improving toilet facilities in slum communities across India, beginning in
Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. The project was borne out of the abysmal state of sanitation in India
and the enormous public health hazard the lack of a basic infrastructure like toilet poses for
urban and rural populations in India.

Project Sammaan is a unique project that seeks to:
(1) design improved versions of shared community toilet blocks for formal and informal urban
settlements,
(2) institute financial and organizational management systems for sanitation facilities to ensure
proper maintenance over the long run, and
(3) build rigorous evidence on the optimal combinations of toilet infrastructure design,
management systems and service delivery models. The ultimate goal of the project is to identify
which solutions will produce the most attractive, sustainable and hygienic alternatives to open
defecation for slum residents and replicate that model in cities across India.
Project Sammaan is the first pilot project of its kind focusing on community toilets and will
design and build 119 operating toilet facilities in slums located in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar
and Cuttack, Odisha. These facilities are intended to directly impact more than 65,000
beneficiaries.

The initiative is partly funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is being led by cograntees
Quicksand Design Studio and the Institute for Financial Management and Research
(IFMR).

About Quicksand
Quicksand is a multi-disciplinary design and innovation firm with studios in Delhi and Bangalore
(www.quicksand.co.in). Established in 2005, Quicksand has steered several projects in the
development sector, in partnership with multi-lateral and international development
organizations such as The World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GIZ, PATH etc.
Quicksand’s approach has been to bring together principles of design, business, technology and
research in order to conceptualize and implement innovative products, services and programs in
areas of water and sanitation, education and livelihoods, financial inclusion and others.
Our work in the area of sanitation started in 2010 with a year long research study on the
attitudes and perceptions of urban slum residents towards issues pertaining to sanitation
(www.pottyproject.in) - which eventually paved the way for Project Sammaan.

Job Purpose and Description
The Project Manager is responsible for the overall supervision of the facilities’ construction in
Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, Odisha. The underlying focus of the Project Manager should be
ensuring that the individual facilities are completed within the allocated period of time and
within the budget that has been assigned.

The Project Manager is expected to operate under a certain degree of autonomy using the staff
and resources allocated to them. The Project Manager is directly accountable to a Senior Project
Manager and ultimately accountable to the Project Sammaan’s lead grantees (Quicksand and
IFMR).

Management is a key component of Project Sammaan as there are a multitude of stakeholders
located in cities across India and abroad, the project’s footprint is massive (with the 119 facilities
spread across the entirety of both Bhubaneswar and Cuttack), and the potential impact
enormous. We are looking for someone dynamic that is able to juggle numerous extremely time-sensitive
matters simultaneously, and to do so with absolute dogmatic attention to detail and
moral fortitude. The Project Manager will need to be savvy enough to understand the technical
intricacies of the project and make on-the-fly adjustments accordingly, while also clearly and
effectively communicating all pertinent information to the project consortium. The ideal
candidate will be as comfortable in the !eld working alongside contractors as they are in a
boardroom working with senior level government officials.

Most importantly the Project Manager will be someone that understands the importance of the
project and is driven by an unshakeable determination to get the job done right. The Project
Manager will be joining a team that has dedicated the last several years to providing an
innovative solution to India’s urban sanitation crisis. Literally tens of thousands of lives will be
affected by Project Sammaan. We are looking for someone that understands the gravity of that
statement and is committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure the end-users of these
facilities receive the highest-quality work that is possible.

Lastly, and in the interest of full disclosure, this role will be as challenging professionally as it is
rewarding personally. It will likely be one of the most taxing managerial experiences of the
selected candidate’s career for all the reasons listed above, and more. We cannot promise that
this job will be easy, but it is a vital part of the project and requires someone willing to put the
work first and capable of leading a large group efficiently, effectively, and with the utmost
consideration for the end-users of these facilities. If any of this casts any doubts in your mind,
please do not apply; we are only looking for the best, most capable and committed candidates.

Responsibilities
The specific responsibilities of the Project Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

Project Management
• A Project Management Consultancy (PMC) will be appointed to supervise the construction
sites, conduct regular quality audits, provide engineering and technical expertise for site-specific issues, prepare monitoring and completion reports, and keep the construction schedule
on track. The Project Manager is Quicksand’s representative on the ground and will be expected
to direct and manage construction for the project through the appointed PMC.
• Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate
recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
• Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
• Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
• Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team quickly, fairly, and permanently
• Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path, including resources and
participants needed to achieve project goals.
• Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
• Track project milestones and deliverables and communicate progress to the consortium
accordingly.
• Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency
plans.
• Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project
life cycle.

Liaising and Relationship Management
• Represent Project Sammaan to the Government for all critical issues and approvals. Maintain
an open channel of communication with all the concerned government personnel in order to diagnose where the project is stuck and liaise with them to ensure timely redressal and resolution.
• Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence
them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
• The Project Manager is expected to work closely with state and other municipal authorities to
ensure all appropriate approvals are granted prior to commencement of construction.

Communications and Documentation
• Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents, and effectively
communicate this to all team members and stakeholders. The important stakeholders during
the construction phase will be - Quicksand (Delhi/Bangalore), Architects (Delhi), Sewage
Technology Experts (Bangalore), Grassroots Community Engagement Firm (Bhubaneswar/
Cuttack), PMC (Bhubaneswar/Cuttack) and the Municipal Corporations (Bhubaneswar/
Cuttack)
• Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and
presentations.
• Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results,
and troubleshoot problem areas.
• Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where
necessary.
• Oversee preparation and implementation of construction documents which will allow the
successful bidding contractors to construct the project efficiently and with minimal changes.
Technical Oversight
• While it is not expected for the Project Manager to have in-depth technical knowledge (which
the PMC is supposed to provide), the PM should have no qualms about acquiring the necessary
knowledge about multiple key factors including:
- Sound engineering practices
- Municipal regulations and requirements
- Client-dictated criteria
- Sensitivity to costs
- Constructability of the design
• The Project Manager will be expected to have a detailed understanding of the !eld conditions
and challenges faced by the Contractor(s). They must be able to convey speci!c elements of
the design and overall project to the Contractor(s) throughout the construction phase.

Qualifications
This position requires a degree in engineering and management (ideally both but the lack of a
management degree can be made up through relevant managerial experience). The ideal
candidate will have approximately 10-15 years of practical experience. The applicant should have
exceptional communication skills, exhibit great attention to detail, be capable of managing
multiple job sites and multiple team members simultaneously, and be committed to providing
at-risk people with a product and service that will greatly improve their quality of life.
Additional qualifications include, but are not limited to:
• Construction project management experience, along with experience working on government
projects.
• Strong familiarity with technology tools for collaboration, analysis and reporting such as project
management software, word processing, spreadsheet analysis, emails, Internet tools, etc.
• Demonstrated experience in personnel management, particularly in large organizations or in
projects involving a multitude of stakeholders.
• Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is
essential.
• Proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and
problem-solving capabilities.
• Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
• Flexible during times of change.
• Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a
broad spectrum of disciplines.
• Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management,
clients, and other departments.
• Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating, while still being fair and just.
• Ability to defuse tension among project team members, should it arise.
• Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

Location
The Project Sammaan field office is in Bhubaneswar, where 60 Community Toilets and 27 Public
Toilets will be constructed; an additional 32 Community Toilets will be constructed in Cuttack
(~25kms from Bhubaneswar). The Project Manager will be located full time in Bhubaneswar with
occasional travel to Delhi as necessary.

Compensation
Salary will be commensurate with experience and is negotiable.

Contact
In case this resonates with you, please get in touch with us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with a
portfolio of selected work and/or links to relevant online work, along with a thoughtful cover
letter. Please mention “Project Manager - Project Sammaan” in the subject line of your
application email.

We look forward to hearing from you.]]>
Jobs and internships Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:55:07 +0000
IWA Vacancies in Nairobi/Dakar & The Hague for Water and Sanitation - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8872-iwa-vacancies-in-nairobidakar-a-the-hague-for-water-and-sanitation#8872 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8872-iwa-vacancies-in-nairobidakar-a-the-hague-for-water-and-sanitation#8872

The International Water Association (IWA) is currently looking for a Programme Coordinator and a Programmes Officer.

Applicants are asked to submit their CV in English and a supporting letter of motivation along with the names and contact details of two referees.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail before June 20th 2014 to: IWA Human Resources department, Mrs Kim Schipper, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

IWA is an equal opportunity employer.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

Read the ToR for these positions in the pdf attached to this post.

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Jobs and internships Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:34:08 +0000
Urban Water & Sanitation Specialist - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8793-urban-water-a-sanitation-specialist#8793 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8793-urban-water-a-sanitation-specialist#8793 Urban Water & Sanitation Specialist

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) is seeking an Urban Water & Sanitation Specialist (UK-based) to support the growth of WSUP Advisory and to participate in delivering projects.

Find the Job description in the attached pdf and more information about WSUP in the following link:
http://www.wsup.com/programme/





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Jobs and internships Fri, 30 May 2014 11:05:36 +0000
Program Associate for Aquaya - Nairobi, Kenya - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8680-program-associate-for-aquaya-nairobi-kenya#8680 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8680-program-associate-for-aquaya-nairobi-kenya#8680 Program Associate for Aquaya - Nairobi, Kenya

Background

Aquaya is a non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to safe, equitable, and sustainable water and sanitation in developing countries. Our mission is to improve public health by reducing the burden of waterborne diseases.
We conduct applied research to identify the technical innovations, implementation methods, and policy changes that best support safer water and better sanitation. We share our results by consulting with development agencies and implementing organizations.
Since 2005, Aquaya has completed projects in over 20 developing countries. We have contributed to nine peer-reviewed research articles and produced numerous other publications. Aquaya maintains offices in San Francisco, USA and Nairobi, Kenya.
Our research and consulting efforts address two broad questions:

1.How can we strengthen the collection and application of data for improving service provision?

2.How can local entrepreneurship address needs in underserved areas?

The following examples illustrate our work:

Monitoring for Safe Water. Through this applied research program, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we are evaluating constraints to regulated microbial water quality testing in six African countries. We are collaborating with multiple water suppliers and public health offices across in each country.
Nigeria: Water Quality Testing Study. In this consulting assignment with the World Bank, we are collaborating with the municipal water provider in Port Harcourt, Nigeria to determine drinking water quality across a large urban center.
Water Business Kits. Our on-going program to establish business support and financing services for local water entrepreneurs in Kenya has been supported by foundation grants and a consultancy with the International Finance Corporation.
Supply Chain Development for Sanitation in Tanzania. We are initiating field trials that will compare marketing and distribution strategies for sanitation hardware in rural Tanzania. This initiative is supported by a consultancy with the World Bank.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Program Associate who exemplifies the abilities and commitment to support our senior staff in the implementation of a diverse and expanding project portfolio. Eligible candidates must demonstrate both a passion for working in developing countries and at least one significant technical skill, for example:

• environmental microbiology
• business modeling and development
• water resources management
• data analysis and statistics
• epidemiology
• sanitation
• development economics
• water treatment
• institutional and policy analysis
• wastewater and fecal sludge management
• GIS and spatial data analysis
• risk analysis
• qualitative and social science research

The Program Associates will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and report to Aquaya’s Research Manager.

Experience and Education

• Minimum of two years of work experience or equivalent, including significant activity in developing countries
• Preferred graduate degree in a relevant field (international development, public health, civil and environmental engineering, public policy, microbiology, economics, environmental sciences, epidemiology)

Skills and Attributes

• Strong work ethic and a commitment to delivery
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Outstanding organization and time management skills, with an attention to detail and an ability to establish systems to manage constant flows of information and deliver on deadlines
• Ability to travel up to 50% of the time and adaptive to different cultures and contexts
• Fluency in English required. French and Portuguese speakers are encouraged to apply
• Eligible to obtain the legal right to work in Kenya
• Proven ability to work closely with a small team and to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, while maintaining a positive and productive attitude and a good sense of humor!

Compensation

This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation includes a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and benefits.

To apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Jobs and internships Tue, 20 May 2014 14:03:47 +0000
Generic WASH Consultancy panel- Expression of Interest (EoI) for UNICEF - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8676-generic-wash-consultancy-panel-expression-of-interest-eoi-for-unicef#8676 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8676-generic-wash-consultancy-panel-expression-of-interest-eoi-for-unicef#8676 Generic WASH Consultancy panel- Expression of Interest (EoI) for UNICEF

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

Purpose:

UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks consultants for Water Sanitation and Hygiene in the following areas:

1. Water Supply
2. Environment and Climate change
3. Sanitation
4. Sanitation Marketing
5. Hygiene promotion
6. WASH in schools
7. Monitoring and Evaluation
8. Water supply in Emergency
9. Sanitation in Emergency
10. Hygiene promotion in Emergency
11. Knowledge management
12. Communication and advocacy
13. Policy, strategy and

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIALISED KNOWLEDGE/COMPETENCE REQUIRED:

Qualifications
Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, finance and Institutional arrangement, Policy, economics, Information and data management and communication

Key skills and experience required
Minimum of Five years of professional experience gained with Government, NGOs or international organizations, involving some or all of the following responsibilities.

The candidate should be able to:
• Communicate effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking
• Work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
• Analyze and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
• Demonstrate, applies and shares expert technical knowledge on WASH
• Be Computer literate
• Language: Fluency in English. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable

How to Apply:
Consultants are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to be included in a pool of experts available for the assignments areas over the timeframe of May 2014 to May 2016.
Please send all Expression of Interest with Subject: Expression of Interest- WASH Consultancy to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 23 May 2014.

The Expression of Interest must include:
• Cover letter with an indication of: 1- ability, 2- availability, 3- Areas of interest, 3- Number of years of experiences, 4- quote for daily rate (in US$).
• Maximum 3-page curriculum vitae (CV).
• Signed P11 form (which can be downloaded from www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html).
• Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants / Individual Contractors

1. Legal Status

The individual engaged by UNICEF under this contract as a consultant or individual contractors (the “Contractor”) is engaged in a personal capacity and not as representatives of a Government or of any other entity external to the United Nations. The Contractor is neither a "staff member" under the Staff Regulations of the United Nations and UNICEF policies and procedures nor an "official" for the purpose of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, 1946. The Contractor may, however, be afforded the status of "Experts on Mission" in the sense of Section 22 of Article VI of the Convention and the Contractor is required by UNICEF to travel in order to fulfill the requirements of this contract, the Contractor may be issued a United Nations Certificate in accordance with Section 26 of Article VII of the Convention.

2. Obligations

The Contractor shall complete the assignment set out in the Terms of Reference for this contract with due diligence, efficiency and economy, in accordance with generally accepted professional techniques and practices.

The Contractor must respect the impartiality and independence of UNICEF and the United Nations and in connection with this contract must neither seek nor accept instructions from anyone other than UNICEF. During the term of this contract the Contractor must refrain from any conduct that would adversely reflect on UNICEF or the United Nations and must not engage in any activity that is incompatible with the administrative instructions and policies and procedures of UNICEF. The Contractor must exercise the utmost discretion in all matters relating to this contract.

In particular, but without limiting the foregoing, the Contractor (a) will conduct him- or herself in a manner consistent with the Standards of Conduct in the International Civil Service; and (b) will comply with the administrative instructions and policies and procedures of UNICE relating to fraud and corruption; information disclosure; use of electronic communication assets; harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority; and the requirements set forth in the Secretary General's Bulletin on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.

Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate official in the office concerned, the Contractor must not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, Government or other entity external to UNICEF any information that has not been made public and which has become known to the Contractor by reason of his or her association with UNICEF or the United Nations. The Contractor may not use such information without the written authorization of UNICEF, and shall under no circumstances use such information for his or her private advantage or that of others. These obligations do not lapse upon termination of this contact.

3. Title rights

UNICEF shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trademarks, with regard to material created by the Contractor which bears a direct relation to, or is made in order to perform, this contract. At the request of UNICEF, the Contractor shall assist in securing such property rights and transferring them to UNICEF in compliance with the requirements of the law governing such rights.

4. Travel

If UNICEF determines that the Contractor needs to travel in order to perform this contract, that travel shall be specified in the contract and the Contractor’s travel costs shall be set out in the contract, on the following basis:
(a) UNICEF will pay for travel in economy class via the most direct and economical route; provided however that in exceptional circumstances, such as for medical reasons, travel in business class may be approved by UNICEF on a case-by-case basis.
(b) UNICEF will reimburse the Contractor for out-of-pocket expenses associated with such travel by paying an amount equivalent to the daily subsistence allowance that would be paid to staff members undertaking similar travel for official purposes.

5. Statement of good health

Before commencing work, the Contractor must deliver to UNICEF a certified self-statement of good health and to take full responsibility for the accuracy of that statement. In addition, the Contractor must include in this statement of good health (a) confirmation that he or she has been informed regarding inoculations required for him or her to receive, at his or her own cost and from his or her own medical practitioner or other party, for travel to the country or countries to which travel is authorized; and (b) a statement he or she is covered by medical/health insurance and that, if required to travel beyond commuting distance from his or her usual place or residence to UNICEF (other than to duty station(s) with hardship ratings “H” and “A”, a list of which has been provided to the Contractor) the Contractor’s medical/health insurance covers medical evacuations. The Contractor will be responsible for assuming all costs that may be occurred in relation to the statement of good health.

6. Insurance

The Contractor is fully responsible for arranging, at his or her own expense, such life, health and other forms of insurance covering the term of this contract as he or she considers appropriate taking into account, among other things, the requirements of paragraph 5 above. The Contractor is not eligible to participate in the life or health insurance schemes available to UNICEF and United Nations staff members. The responsibility of UNICEF and the United Nations is limited solely to the payment of compensation under the conditions described in paragraph 7 below.

7. Service incurred death, injury or illness

If the Contractor is travelling with UNICEF’s prior approval and at UNICEF's expense in order to perform his or her obligations under this contract, or is performing his or her obligations under this contract in a UNICEF or United Nations office with UNICEF’s approval, the Contractor (or his or her dependents as appropriate), shall be entitled to compensation from UNICEF in the event of death, injury or illness attributable to the fact that the Contractor was travelling with UNICEF’s prior approval and at UNICEF's expense in order to perform his or her obligations under this contractor, or was performing his or her obligations under this contract in a UNICEF or United Nations office with UNICEF’s approval. Such compensation will be paid through a third party insurance provider retained by UNICEF and shall be capped at the amounts set out in the Administrative Instruction on Individual Consultants and Contractors. Under no circumstances will UNICEF be liable for any other or greater payments to the Contractor (or his or her dependents as appropriate).

8. Arbitration

(a) Any dispute arising out of or, in connection with, this contract shall be resolved through amicable negotiation between the parties.
(b) If the parties are not able to reach agreement after attempting amicable negotiation for a period of thirty (30) days after one party has notified the other of such a dispute, either party may submit the matter to arbitration in accordance with the UNCITRAL procedures within fifteen (15) days thereafter. If neither party submits the matter for arbitration within the specified time the dispute will be deemed resolved to the full satisfaction of both parties. Such arbitration shall take place in New York before a single arbitrator agreed to by both parties; provided however that should the parties be unable to agree on a single arbitrator within thirty days of the request for arbitration, the arbitrator shall be designated by the United Nations Legal Counsel. The decision rendered in the arbitration shall constitute final adjudication of the dispute.

9. Penalties for Underperformance

Payment of fees to the Contractor under this contractor, including each installment or periodic payment (if any), is subject to the Contractor’s full and complete performance of his or her obligations under this contract with regard to such payment to UNICEF’s satisfaction, and UNICEF’s certification to that effect.

10. Termination of Contract

This contract may be terminated by either party before its specified termination date by giving notice in writing to the other party. The period of notice shall be five (5) business days (in the UNICEF office engaging the Contractor) in the case of contracts for a total period of less than two (2) months and ten (10) business days (in the UNICEF office engaging the Contractor) in the case of contracts for a longer period; provided however that in the event of termination on the grounds of impropriety or other misconduct by the Contractor (including but not limited to breach by the Contractor of relevant UNICEF policies, procedures, and administrative instructions), UNICEF shall be entitled to terminate the contract without notice. If this contract is terminated in accordance with this paragraph 10, the Contractor shall be paid on a pro rata basis determined by UNICEF for the actual amount of work performed to UNICEF’s satisfaction at the time of termination. UNICEF will also pay any outstanding reimbursement claims related to travel by the Contractor. Any additional costs incurred by UNICEF resulting from the termination of the contract by either party may be withheld from any amount otherwise due to the Contractor under this paragraph 10.

11. Taxation

UNICEF and the United Nations accept no liability for any taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant and individual contractor on payments made under this contract. Neither UNICEF nor the United Nations will issue a statement of earnings to the consultant and individual contractor


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Jobs and internships Tue, 20 May 2014 12:52:55 +0000
Sanitation & Water for All (SWA) Civil Society Advisor – Consultancy for End Water Poverty (EWP) - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8673-sanitation-a-water-for-all-swa-civil-society-advisor--consultancy-for-end-water-poverty-ewp#8673 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8673-sanitation-a-water-for-all-swa-civil-society-advisor--consultancy-for-end-water-poverty-ewp#8673 Sanitation & Water for All (SWA) Civil Society Advisor – Consultancy for End Water Poverty (EWP)

Job ID: #658541
Career categories: Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
Theme: Water Sanitation Hygiene
Job years of experience: N/A
Job type: Consultancy


Procurement for services - Consultancy arrangement

Background

It’s hard to believe that today 748 million people still don’t have clean, safe water and 2.5 billion live without a toilet. The resulting diseases kill 2,000 every day.
End Water Poverty (EWP), a global coalition of over 270 organisations, is looking for a consultant to undertake the role of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Civil Society Advisor. The EWP global secretariat is hosted by the international NGO WaterAid.

The Consultancy Agreement

This is a procurement of services for a 15 month period from October 2014 and ending in December 2015. The services are required for a maximum of 60 days work in 2014 and 171 days work in 2015 and requires regular travel to support civil society organisations across Asia, Africa and possibly Latin America. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have self-employment status, as no part of the consultancy arrangement will constitute employment.

Key responsibilities

The objective of this contract is to provide technical and coordinating support for EWP’s role in strengthening Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) engagement in the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership. Key responsibilities are:

1.To support CSOs to engage in and conduct effective strategic, coordinated SWA advocacy and monitoring at global, regional and national levels, reinforcing the Partnership’s accountability and securing leaders’ political will.
2.Support CSOs so that they have an increased understanding of SWA with improved capacity and tools to participate and contribute, strengthening national processes and the sustainability of actions
3.To improve dialogue among CSOs and with other SWA partners through developing more effective communication platforms wand the sharing of higher quality information

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for further information

Terms of Reference – Sanitation & Water for All (SWA) Civil Society Advisor – Consultancy

1. Background to the Project

The Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA) is the leading global partnership working on water and sanitation. It consists of over 90 development partners, donors, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other development partners working to catalyse political leadership and action and improve accountability. All partners work towards a common vision of universal access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

SWA aims to create a virtuous cycle of robust planning, institutional strengthening, better resource utilisation and higher investment that has the potential to make a real difference to the lives of billions of people.

Since 2011 End Water Poverty (EWP) has been supporting CSOs to effectively engage in the SWA at all levels – globally, regional and nationally.

EWP was founded in 2007 and is a global coalition of over 270 members campaigning to end the water and sanitation crisis. The global Secretariat is hosted by WaterAid.

2. Brief Description of the services to be provided

To provide technical and coordinating support for EWP’s role in strengthening Civil Society engagement in the Sanitation and Water for All partnership

3. Key Objectives

1.To support Civil Society Organisations to engage in and conduct effective, strategic and coordinated SWA advocacy and monitoring at global, regional and national levels, reinforcing the Partnership’s accountability and securing leaders’ political will
2.Support Civil Society Organisations so that they have an increased understanding of SWA with improved capacity and tools to participate and contribute, strengthening national processes and the sustainability of actions
3.To improve dialogue among Civil Society Organisations and with other SWA partners through developing more effective communication platforms and the sharing of higher quality information.
4.To effectively manage and report against the budget allocated for this project

4. Working time requirements

Between October 2014 – December 2014 a maximum of 60 full time days (or equivalent)

Between January 2015 – December 2015 a maximum of 171 full time days (or equivalent)

5. Milestones, including deadlines and review dates

All milestones to be completed by December 2014 – objectives and milestone will then be revised and amended for 2015

Objective 1
•Provide guidance to CSOs to actively engage in the national processes to follow up on commitments made at the 2014 High Level Meeting
•Support CSOs with ongoing monitoring of commitments and their greater inclusion in multi stakeholder dialogues assessing these
•Coordinate CSOs involvement and participation in key SWA related events (HLM, partnership meetings, WASH international events)
•Support CSOs in developing specific action plans to interact with, lobby and engage Ministry of Finance officials in WASH sector dialogues
•To work with national CSO networks to enable coordination at a national level

Objective 2
•Carry out specific and tailored SWA country support visits in response to clearly identified capacity gaps (training workshops, meeting facilitation...)
•Assess and consolidate the CSO SWA Focal point system, including reaching out to new partners and countries without CSO contacts
•Support CSOs in developing materials and tools for their participation in SWA activities (HLM briefings, presentations, lobby letters, etc)

Objective 3
•Documentation of CSOs activities, contributions and impact in the SWA Partnership (case studies, blogs, tweets, photos, etc)
•Coordinate high quality inputs and updates on the CSO Constituency for the SWA website
•Support the production of SWA related communication materials (guidelines, reports, toolkits, key messages briefs etc)
•Provide and coordinate timely SWA updates tailored to the CSO constituency (SWA CSO Google Group, Skype calls, CSO meetings)
•Support SWA Steering Committee CSO reps in consulting with their focal points and agreeing on key positions and messages for the SWA Steering Committee

Work will be reviewed with the EWP international campaign coordinator on a monthly basis

6. Reporting/monitoring requirements

The consultant will be expected to prepare an end of year report evaluation work and impact to date at the end of each calendar year. This report will be submitted to EWP and UNICEF (who are the funders of this role)

7. Stage Payments

The fee will be payable upon submission of invoices on a fortnightly basis.


How to apply:

Pleased submit a CV and covering letter to Esmee Russell stating how you can meet the requirements. You will also need to include references, information on your rates and availability. You will find his E-Mail here: reliefweb.int/job/658541/sanitation-and-...procurement-services

For further information please contact Esmee Russell on 0207 793 4960 or Skype: endwaterpoverty

Please see for further information: reliefweb.int/job/658541/sanitation-and-...procurement-services


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Jobs and internships Tue, 20 May 2014 08:39:08 +0000
Consultants pour mener une étude sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle - Cameroun, du Niger, Sénégal - by: inajurga http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8670-consultants-pour-mener-une-etude-sur-la-gestion-de-lhygiene-menstruelle-cameroun-du-niger-senegal#8670 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8670-consultants-pour-mener-une-etude-sur-la-gestion-de-lhygiene-menstruelle-cameroun-du-niger-senegal#8670
Consultants pour mener une étude sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle par les jeunes filles et les femmes de régions du Cameroun, du Niger et du Sénégal (3 postes)


Localisation : Sénégal - Cameroun - Niger

Type de contrat : Consultant

Durée du contrat : 2 mois

Date limite de soumission : 30 Mai

Please send your application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with object: « Consultants pour mener une étude sur la gestion de l’hygiène menstruelle par les jeunes filles et les femmes de régions du Cameroun, du Niger et du Sénégal ».]]>
Jobs and internships Tue, 20 May 2014 08:19:45 +0000
Climate Change Senior Scientist at The Water Institute at UNC at Chapel Hill, NC, USA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8617-climate-change-senior-scientist-at-the-water-institute-at-unc-at-chapel-hill-nc-usa#8617 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8617-climate-change-senior-scientist-at-the-water-institute-at-unc-at-chapel-hill-nc-usa#8617 Position Information:
Position Type: Permanent Staff (EPA NF)
Department: Environment Sciences & Engi-4630
Working Title: Senior Scientist
Appointment Type: EPA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category: Research Professionals
Salary Range: Dependent on experience
Full Time/Part Time?: Full Time
Vacancy ID: NF0000945
Position ID: 1004955
Posting Open Date: 04/17/2014
Application Deadline: 05/18/2014
Open Until Filled: No
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2014

Position Summary:

The Water Institute at UNC (WI) was established in 2009. It is hosted within the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. The WI: focuses on the interfaces between water, health and development; fosters partnership across UNC nationally and worldwide; works with government, industry and civil society; pursues quality in its work; tackles issues of major importance to global public health; acts inter-disciplinarily and inter-sectorally; and recognizes and enhances the contributions of science, technology, management, enterprise, policy and practice. In its first three years of operations, the Water Institute received 33 funded grants and awards, ranging in value from 15,000 to 1.5million, to a total value of 4,405,920, from 28 different awarding bodies; produced 60 research papers and delivered three large international conferences. For FY2012-13 the Water Institute had approximately 1.5M expenditure of which around 900,000 was research. The Water Institute has 5 associated faculty, approximately 20 affiliated students, 5 Post-Doc researchers, 10 research staff, and approximately 7-8 temporary positions. The WI pursues around five thematic Focus Areas at any one time. They are cross-cutting subjects in WaSH-health-development in which there are identifiable ongoing problems, and in which the Water Institute can contribute to accelerating progress. Our Focus Areas reflect the ‘elephants in the room’ complex issues that are too readily ignored in favor of simpler and easier to answer questions. We aim to work with others to identify them, understand them, and find creative, added-value, ways forward. This is a professional position providing services to the Water Institute in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. The individual in this position provides leadership, coordination, and management in a Focus Area, working across the WI core functions of: research, teaching and learning, networking and partnership development and knowledge management and in cooperation with the Directors of those core functions and the Director of the Water Institute.

Educational Requirements:
Ph.D. degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, atmospheric science, public health or other field relevant to studying the relationships between climate change and future water supplies.

Qualifications and Experience:
Knowledge of accepted practices, standards, and systems for analyzing the interrelationships between climate, WaSH and water resources. Demonstrated skill in managing large projects with multiple internal and external partners. At least seven years of post-doctoral experience in studying the impacts of climate change on water resources. Demonstrated experience in supervising multiple staff and projects. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, professional staff, and researchers. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Knowledge of water resource challenges facing developing and developed nations, particularly in the context of climate change would be helpful. Prefer working knowledge of ArcGIS and data management.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Special Instructions:
Please include a list of three references with contact information.

Quick Link: unc.peopleadmin.com:80/postings/42094

Department Contact Information:
Department Contact Name and Title: Janet Scearce, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Contact Information:
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Supplemental Questions:
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
1. What is your highest level academic qualification? •Doctoral
•Masters
•Bachelors
•other

2. How many years of post doctoral work experience do you have?
(Open Ended Question)

3. How many successful (funded) proposals have you played a major role in preparing? Of what financial value?
(Open Ended Question)

4. How many years work experience do you have with your principal activities on WaSH and/or climate?
(Open Ended Question)

5. Do you have substantive experience with ArcGIS or similar software? •yes
•no

Applicant Documents:
Required Documents1.Curriculum Vitae / Resume
2.Cover Letter
3.List of References
Optional Documents

Organization website: waterinstitute.unc.edu/


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Jobs and internships Wed, 14 May 2014 09:21:47 +0000
Climate Change Program Coordinator at The Water Institute at UNC at Chapel Hill, NC, USA - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8616-climate-change-program-coordinator-at-the-water-institute-at-unc-at-chapel-hill-nc-usa#8616 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8616-climate-change-program-coordinator-at-the-water-institute-at-unc-at-chapel-hill-nc-usa#8616 Position Information:
Position Type: Permanent Staff (EPA NF)
Department: Environment Sciences & Engi-4630
Working Title: Program Coordinator
Appointment Type: EPA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category: Research Professionals
Salary Range: Dependent on experience.
Full Time/Part Time?: Full Time
Vacancy ID: NF0000944
Position ID: 1004953
Posting Open Date: 04/17/2014
Application Deadline: 05/18/2014
Open Until Filled: No
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2014

Position Summary:
The Water Institute at UNC (WI) was established in 2009. It is hosted within the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. The WI: focuses on the interfaces between water, health and development; fosters partnership across UNC nationally and worldwide; works with government, industry and civil society; pursues quality in its work; tackles issues of major importance to global public health; acts inter-disciplinarily and inter-sectorally; and recognizes and enhances the contributions of science, technology, management, enterprise, policy and practice. In its first three years of operations, the Water Institute received 33 funded grants and awards, ranging in value from 15,000 to 1.5million, to a total value of 4,405,920, from 28 different awarding bodies; produced 60 research papers and delivered three large international conferences. For FY2012-13 the Water Institute had approximately 1.5M expenditure of which around 900,000 was research. The Water Institute has 5 associated faculty, approximately 20 affiliated students, 5 Post-Doc researchers, 10 research staff, and approximately 7-8 temporary positions. The WI pursues around five thematic Focus Areas at any one time. They are cross-cutting subjects in WaSH-health-development in which there are identifiable ongoing problems, and in which the Water Institute can contribute to accelerating progress. Our Focus Areas reflect the ‘elephants in the room’ complex issues that are too readily ignored in favor of simpler and easier to answer questions. We aim to work with others to identify them, understand them, and find creative, added-value, ways forward. This is a professional position providing services to the Water Institute in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. The individual in this position provides leadership, coordination, and management in one of several Water Institute Focus Areas, working across the WI core functions of: research, teaching and learning, networking and partnership development and knowledge management and under the general direction of the Directors of those core functions and the Director of the Water Institute.

Educational Requirements:
Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, atmospheric science, public health or other field relevant to studying the relationships between climate change and future water supplies.

Qualifications and Experience:
Knowledge of accepted practices, standards, and systems for analyzing the interrelationships between climate, WaSH and water resources. Demonstrated skills in managing projects with multiple internal and external partners. At least 8 years of progressive experience post-Master’s (or at least 5 years progressive experience since attaining post-doctoral degree) in climate change and its impacts. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders including faculty, staff, students, leaders, and government agency staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, professional staff, and researchers. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Knowledge of water resource challenges facing developing and developed nations, particularly in the context of climate change would be helpful. Prefer working knowledge of ArcGIS and data management.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Special Instructions:
Please include a list of three references with contact information.

Quick Link: unc.peopleadmin.com:80/postings/41998

Department Contact Information:
Department Contact Name and Title: Janet Scearce, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Contact Information: If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Supplemental Questions:
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
1. What is your highest level academic qualification? •Doctoral
•Masters
•Bachelor
•Other

2. How many years of post doctoral work experience do you have?
(Open Ended Question)

3. How many successful (funded) proposals have you played a major role in preparing? Of what financial value?
(Open Ended Question)

4. How many years work experience do you have with your principal activities on WaSH and/or climate?
(Open Ended Question)

5. Do you have substantive experience with ArcGIS or similar software? •yes
•no

Applicant Documents:
Required Documents1.Curriculum Vitae / Resume
2.Cover Letter
3.List of References
Optional Documents

Organization website: waterinstitute.unc.edu/


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Jobs and internships Wed, 14 May 2014 09:10:57 +0000