SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:42:44 +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 ACF-USA recruits a WASH Technical Advisor based in New York, USA - by: nvillemi http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8260-acf-usa-recruits-a-wash-technical-advisor-based-in-new-york-usa#8260 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8260-acf-usa-recruits-a-wash-technical-advisor-based-in-new-york-usa#8260 www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities

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Action Against Hunger is part of the ACF International network which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, & food security. ACF-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Sudan & Uganda. ACF-USA, has over $45 million in programs, approximately 60 permanent staff based in NYC, 100 expatriate employees in the missions, & over 1,200 national staff. Additional growth is anticipated.
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Summary of position
As a member of the ACF-USA technical team & specific focal point for a portfolio of countries (currently in East Africa but subject to change), the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical Advisor supports the development & implementation of WASH interventions, influences ACF-USA’s strategy & multi-sector approach, and is part of the global humanitarian WASH sector development & learning. More specifically, the post’s main responsibilities are to provide technical support & guidance to ACF-USA’s WASH interventions by:
 supporting country programs in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, (other countries of intervention as needed),
 providing technical leadership to the ACF WASH sector,
 representing ACF-USA at WASH sector external coordination meetings & maintaining communication with all key actors in the sector,
 participating in the selection, placement & training of WASH personnel.

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Essential requirements
 Masters’ degree, or higher, in Water, Sanitation, Public Health, Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology or related field
 At least 4 years work experience with an international humanitarian organization, leading a variety of WASH programs.
 Knowledge of related technical fields including WASH-related public health, community mobilization, & monitoring & evaluation
 Competence in hydraulics, pumping, hydrogeology, drilling, geophysics, or use of emergency WASH equipment preferable. Good working knowledge of relevant computer software
 Genuine interest in & commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger
 Capacity to represent the organization within the ACF network & externally to other humanitarian actors, funding agencies & private donors.
 Must have strong organizational skills & ability to pay attention to detailed work.
 Ability to take initiative & prioritize multiple tasks with minimum supervision
 Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently & as a member of a team
 Excellent written & verbal English communication skills are essential
 Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish preferred

The complete Job Description for this role is available at www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities.

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All candidates should apply online at www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities
The salary range for the WASH Technical Advisor position is $64,000. ACF-USA provides all staff with an attractive benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. ACF-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
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Jobs and internships Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:58:49 +0000
Senior job at American Standard Global Sanitation Programme - by: arno http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8255-senior-job-at-american-standard-global-sanitation-programme#8255 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8255-senior-job-at-american-standard-global-sanitation-programme#8255
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Jobs and internships Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:08:30 +0000
PhD opportunity: Commercial scale insect-based transformation of organic wastes to benefit small-holder farmers in Ghana - by: emaccra http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8165-phd-opportunity-commercial-scale-insect-based-transformation-of-organic-wastes-to-benefit-small-holder-farmers-in-ghana#8165 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8165-phd-opportunity-commercial-scale-insect-based-transformation-of-organic-wastes-to-benefit-small-holder-farmers-in-ghana#8165
www.stir.ac.uk/natural-sciences/about-us/aqua/phdopportunity/

Rapidly urbanizing Ghana is challenged with meeting the growing demand for animal source foods, ensuring sanitary waste disposal and creating livelihood opportunities for the poor. Transforming agricultural wastes through insects can provide a mechanism for producing inputs valuable for both fish and crop production. As fish production intensifies, the requirement for quality feeds is also growing. In contrast production of nutrient-dense vegetables, usually by women smallholder farmers, is constrained by nutrient scarcity. Insect larvae can substitute for high quality imported feed ingredients (i.e. fishmeal, soybean meal) that constitute a major proportion of total costs. The left-over, ‘treated’ biomass can be used as bio-fertilisers, substituting for conventional fertilisers. The University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture is implementing trials with local and international partners that will build on Chinese experience in the production and use of maggots and by-products to support commercial development in Ghana. The project is piloting two insect production systems co-located with strategic waste-streams and potential end-users for their technical, environmental, economic and social performance/acceptability. Waste substrates and co-products will be screened for potential contaminants and their nutrient profiles. Potential for commercial use of the co-products by women smallholder vegetable producers and commercial enterprises for juvenile fish production will also be evaluated. Public, occupational health and environmental impacts will be assessed using a range of tools including Life Cycle AnalysisAnalysis (LCA).

We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher to take a lead role in the local coordination of the field work over the next two years. This person should have good communication and management skills, be flexible and practical in working in challenging conditions, and ideally already have experience in SS Africa or Asia. The successful candidate who would be expected to spend extended periods in Ghana conducting research over first two project years (near the capital Accra) - would have the opportunity to register for a PhD at the University of Stirling. For further information contact Dr. Francis Murray ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Mr. Will Leschen ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) of the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling.]]>
Jobs and internships Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:21:48 +0000
Join us in Naivasha Kenya-Field Engineer Needed, - by: AFoote http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8160-join-us-in-naivasha-kenya-field-engineer-needed#8160 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8160-join-us-in-naivasha-kenya-field-engineer-needed#8160 Field Engineer
May 15th - Aug 1st
Full Time in Kenya

Overview
Sanivation is an expanding start- up based around complete sanitation provision for low income households in Kenya. We focus on toilets, waste collection, waste treatment via solar concentration and conversion of treated waste to alternative solid burning fuels. We are looking for an engineer intern for the summer to design, prototype and test various components of the project in Naivasha, Kenya.

Read the entire description here on our internships page: sanivation.com/internships/]]>
Jobs and internships Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:15:28 +0000
Assignment in Vietnam Sanitation Consultant - by: arno http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8129-assignment-in-vietnam-sanitation-consultant#8129 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8129-assignment-in-vietnam-sanitation-consultant#8129 Job purpose: The Sanitation Consultant will conduct and document a market scan of rural sanitation supply chain in at least 2 rural provinces of Vietnam, in consultation with PSI’s Hanoi and field-based team members familiar with WASH programming issues, rural markets and social marketing techniques. The objective of this consultancy is to identify commercially viable sanitation business models, which will make investment in hygiene sanitation attractive both to rural households and to private sector partners/entrepreneurs along the value chain.

See attachment.

Contact:
Nguyen Thi Huong Thuy
HR/Admin. Manager
Population Services International (PSI)
11th floor, 127 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tel:(84 4) 3944 63 26
Mobile:(84 4) 903 2345 11]]>
Jobs and internships Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:53:00 +0000
Job Opening: PMC Project Manager on Project Sammaan - by: kshane http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8113-job-opening-pmc-project-manager-on-project-sammaan#8113 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8113-job-opening-pmc-project-manager-on-project-sammaan#8113
Project Sammaan 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 co-grantees
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).


Responsibilities

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

Project Management
• A Project Management Consultancy (PMC) will be appointed to supervise the construction
sites, do 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.
• 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.
• Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency
plans.
• Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life
cycle.


Technical Oversight

While it is not expected for the Project Manager to have in-depth technical knowledge (which
the PMC is suppose 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
○ Construct-ability of the design

• The Project Manager will be expected to have a detailed understanding of the field conditions
and challenges faced by the Contractor(s). They must be able to convey specific elements of
the design and overall project to the Contractor(s) throughout the construction phase.

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), Grassroot 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 and to provide the client
with a set of documents which will allow the successful bidding contractors to construct the
project efficiently and with minimal changes.


Qualifications





This position requires a degree in engineering and management (ideally both but the lack of a
management degree can be made up through years of relevant managerial experience). The
ideal candidate will have approximately 15 years of practical experience. The applicant should
have exceptional communication skills, exhibit great attention to detail, and be capable of
managing multiple job sites and multiple team members simultaneously. !
Additional qualifications include, but 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.
● Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative
environment is essential.
● Can 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.
● Ability to defuse tension among project team, 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 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 10:42:27 +0000
Avis de recrutement : Expert senior en Appui institutionnel Eau et Assainissement - by: dietvorst http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8079-avis-de-recrutement--expert-senior-en-appui-institutionnel-eau-et-assainissement#8079 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8079-avis-de-recrutement--expert-senior-en-appui-institutionnel-eau-et-assainissement#8079 Durée : Plein-temps
Localisation : Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Salaire : Fonction des qualifications et de l’expérience (salaire mensuel brut : 716.950 FCFA – 914.580 FCFA)
Contrat : CDD 1 an renouvelable après période probatoire

A propos d’IRC :

Avec son siège à La Haye aux Pays Bas, IRC est un leader mondial en matière réflexion et d’innovation dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’hygiène et de l’assainissement. Nos interventions couvrent environ 25 pays. Etabli au Burkina Faso depuis 2012, notre programme vise à développer et diffuser des approches et solutions éprouvées pour assurer des services fiables et pérennes d’eau, d’hygiène et d’assainissement en zones rurales et semi-urbaines au Burkina Faso et dans les pays francophones d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Rejoignez-nous et soutenez notre action (www.ircwash.org/).

Aperçu du Programme :

Le programme d’IRC au Burkina Faso est fondé sur l’accord de coopération avec le Gouvernement burkinabè pour accompagner les acteurs stratégiques à mettre en œuvre l’approche de fourniture des services, améliorer l’efficacité de l’aide et renforcer la collaboration intersectorielle en matière d’eau, d’hygiène et d’assainissement. Le programme se concrétise à travers des plans stratégiques quinquennaux renouvelables jusqu’en 2030. Le premier plan stratégique quinquennal couvre la période de 2012 à 2016.

Rôles and Responsabilités :

L’expert senior en appui institutionnel Eau et Assainissement aura la responsabilité de développer et conduire les activités d’appui ou d’assistance technique aux acteurs stratégiques du secteur (services centraux et déconcentrés d’Etat, collectivités locales, ONG, bureaux d’études, partenaires techniques et financiers, opérateurs privés de services, etc.) pour le développement de services fiables et pérennes d’eau, d’hygiène et d’assainissement. Les attributions spécifiques mais non exhaustives sont :

  • Développer avec le Directeur Pays (DP) et les équipes techniques des projets, les orientations techniques des activités d’appui ou d’assistance technique aux acteurs, institutions ou organisations ciblés (études, travaux de recherche, capitalisation, publications, formation, ateliers d’échanges et de réflexions, séminaires, animation de réseau, formulation de politiques et stratégiques publiques, etc.)
  • Assister le DP dans la formation et l’encadrement des équipes techniques des projets pour la conduite des opérations
  • Exécuter des activités d’assistance technique ou d’appui aux acteurs, institutions ou organisations ciblés conformément aux plannings des différents projets du programme (études, travaux de recherche, capitalisation, publications, formation, ateliers d’échanges et de réflexions, séminaires, animation de réseau, formulation de politiques et stratégiques publiques, etc.)
  • Assister le DP dans le développement du programme pays (formulation de projets et programmes, mobilisation de financement)
  • Assister le DP dans le rapportage technique des projets et programmes aux partenaires financiers et à IRC Siège
  • Participer aux réflexions stratégiques d’IRC Siège sur les activités au niveau international et dans les pays de la sous-région.

Qualifications minimales requises :

  • Niveau Master ou Ingénieur en développement rural, administration publique, développement des petites et moyennes entreprises, eau, assainissement ou équivalent.
  • Au moins 10 ans d’expériences à un poste ou avec des rôles et responsabilités équivalents à ceux indiqués précédemment dans les domaines de l’eau et de l’assainissement, du développement rural, de l’administration publique ou du développement des petites et moyennes entreprises dans un pays francophone d’Afrique de l’ouest ;
  • Familiarité avec les outils et méthodes de recherche socioéconomique ;
  • Très bonne expérience en matière de facilitation et modération ;
  • Ouverture d’esprit, flexibilité et créativité ;
  • Très bonnes capacités à exprimer clairement son opinion, à travailler efficacement avec les autorités publiques et les partenaires de tous niveaux, à influencer et à convaincre ;
  • Excellentes capacités d’expression orale en français ;
  • Excellentes capacités de rédaction de documents d’analyses, de rapports d’études, de publications en français ;
  • Bonnes capacités d’expression orale et écrite en anglais ;
  • Excellentes aptitudes dans les rapports interpersonnels ;
  • Bonnes capacités à s’intégrer et à opérer efficacement dans un environnement de gestion matricielle, d’obligation de résultats et de travail sous-pression ;
  • Solides aptitudes en organisation et gestion individuelle du temps et des tâches ;
  • Excellentes aptitudes à travailler individuellement et en équipe multiculturelle ;
  • Excellentes capacités d’adaptation et de flexibilité tout en restant très efficace ;
  • Aptitudes et disponibilité à voyager très fréquemment à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur du Burkina Faso.

Candidatures :

  • Prière envoyer votre CV et une lettre de motivation à This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it au plus tard le mercredi 30 avril 2014.
  • Compte-tenu du nombre élevé de candidatures que nous recevons, seuls les candidatures remplissant les qualifications minimales requises seront examinées. Les candidats sont donc priés de présenter leur CV et lettre de motivation de façon à faciliter l’appréciation de leur adéquation pour le poste.
  • Seules les candidatures présélectionnées sur la base des CV et lettres de motivation, seront contactées.
  • Les interviews des candidats présélectionnés sont prévues dans la semaine du 12 au 16 mai 2014
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Jobs and internships Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:16:27 +0000
Vacancy: Finance and administration manager - by: dietvorst http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8078-vacancy-finance-and-administration-manager#8078 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8078-vacancy-finance-and-administration-manager#8078 Hours: full-time
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications (Monthly gross salary: 716,950 FCFA – 914,580 FCFA)
Contract: 1 year renewable after probation period

About IRC:

Headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, IRC is a leading think-and-do-tank in the water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) sector. Our work spans over 25 countries around the globe. Established in Burkina Faso since 2012, our mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to ensure reliable and sustainable WASH services in rural and semi-urban areas in Burkina Faso and other francophone countries in West Africa. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.ircwash.org/).

Programme Overview:

The Burkina Faso Country Programme has a cooperative agreement with the Burkina Faso Government to support strategic stakeholders in implementing a Service Delivery Approach, for improving aid-effectiveness and for improving inter-sectorial cooperation in the WASH sector. The programme is based on 5-year renewable operational plans (OP) until 2030. The first OP covers the period from 2012 to 2016.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Finance and Administration Manager will oversee and manage administrative, logistical, human resources and finances of the programme, in compliance with policies and procedures of IRC HQ and financing partners (USAID, EU, private foundations, etc.). The position will require close collaboration with IRC HQ to ensure adequate and timely responses to all reporting needs and to provide sufficient support to technical staff and activities. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Country Director (CD) to ensure efficient functioning of administrative and financial processes and maintain adequate internal control;
  • Develop and maintain personnel and operational manuals, as well as financial and accounting procedures that comply with IRC’s policies & procedures and Burkinabé laws, policies and customary labour practices;
  • Develop and manage budgets for project components and activities, in close collaboration with CD and HQ Project Controller;
  • Oversee the day-to-day accounting processes and the production of monthly financial reporting to the IRC Country Office and IRC HQ;
  • Oversee the timely and accurate preparation of monthly cash flow projections; monitoring cash flow throughout the month and do monthly bank reconciliations;
  • Develop procedures in coordination with CD and HQ Project Controller to ensure that cash needs for forthcoming activities are addressed in a timely manner consistent with cash management requirements;
  • Preparation of project financial reports, project evaluations and input for project auditing;
  • Communicate regularly with other key technical personnel and local staff to ensure that smooth administrative and financial processes are upheld;
  • Responsible for management of sub-grants to project’s subcontractors;
  • Responsible for all logistical, administrative and procurement matters;
  • Manage procurement and inventory procedures, in accordance with Burkina Faso policies and regulations;
  • Work in close collaboration with CD and other appropriate staff to ensure contracts monitoring and reporting;
  • Oversee recruitment of locally hired personnel;
  • Monitor annual employee performance reviews in consultation with CD;
  • Monitor local salary levels, working conditions and benefits and providing guidance to CD and country office staff;
  • Administer employee files and records in order to ensure accurate payment of benefits and allowances;
  • Administer payroll in order to ensure that employees are paid in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Develop and manage human resources procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or other relevant field (an official degree of a reputable institution is mandatory):
  • At least 5 years’ experience in equivalent position or function, meaning administrative and financial management of large international development projects, including experience in management of EU and/or USAID funded projects and a track record in developing and managing large budgets (average 1.5 million Euros per year);
  • Familiarity with compliance to EU and USAID procurement regulations and Burkina Faso accountancy, tax and acquisition policies and regulations are highly expected;
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills in French;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English essential;
  • Ability to work effectively and thrive in a matrix management setting in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work well independently and in intercultural teams;
  • Proven ability to finish high quality work in a timely manner with flexibility when necessary to comply with deadlines and adapt to changing work conditions;
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically occasionally.

To Apply:

  • Please send your application letter and CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it latest Wednesday 30th April 2014.
  • Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates clearly meeting the requirements for this position will be considered. Only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.
  • We aim to organise selection interviews in the week of 12-16 May 2014.
  • Since we are active around the world in the field of WASH services, we may wish to retain your CV in our consultant database against other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.


Thank you.]]>
Jobs and internships Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:06:32 +0000
Extension of dealine for Sanitation and Hygiene policy development consultant at AMCOW. - by: Kitchinme Bawa http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7473-consultancy-on-sanitation-and-hygiene-policy-development-training-needs-analysis-and-training#8076 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7473-consultancy-on-sanitation-and-hygiene-policy-development-training-needs-analysis-and-training#8076
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Jobs and internships Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:48:28 +0000
Job opening in Kenya - Human waste sourcing strategist with Waste Enterprisers Fellows Program - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8009-job-opening-in-kenya-human-waste-sourcing-strategist-with-waste-enterprisers-fellows-program#8009 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8009-job-opening-in-kenya-human-waste-sourcing-strategist-with-waste-enterprisers-fellows-program#8009
Position: Human waste sourcing strategist

Application deadline: 25 April 2014
Interviews conducted: As applications are received
Fellowship timeframe: 1 June – 31 October 2014 (with potential for transition to
permanent position)

Position Description
The Fellow will be charged with developing and piloting strategies for maximizing sewage sourcing from private exhauster trucks and manual pit latrine emptiers in Mombasa. The successful candidate will possess skills to identify and implement collection opportunities, experiment with creative incentive schemes for suppliers, and optimize the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of getting human waste to WE’s waste-to-fuel facility(s).

Building upon WE’s previous research on fecal sludge generation rates, and collection and disposal practices in Mombasa, the Fellow will develop and test various mechanisms and incentives schemes maximizing sewage collection from various sources across the county.]]>
Jobs and internships Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:57:39 +0000
Evaluation Consultant - Sanitation Marketing Sierra Leone - by: goalglobalwash http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7894-evaluation-consultant-sanitation-marketing-sierra-leone#7894 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7894-evaluation-consultant-sanitation-marketing-sierra-leone#7894
More details can be found here:

www.goal.ie/Suppliers/162

Regards,

Niall Boot]]>
Jobs and internships Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:41:00 +0000
WASH Coordinator - Sierra Leone - by: goalglobalwash http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7892-wash-coordinator-sierra-leone#7892 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7892-wash-coordinator-sierra-leone#7892
You can apply at www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Micro/JobDet...WDFFGT&site=Goal

Regards,

Niall Boot]]>
Jobs and internships Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:11:41 +0000
Job: International Education & Training Advisor at CAWST - by: tngai http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7671-job-international-education-a-training-advisor-at-cawst#7671 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7671-job-international-education-a-training-advisor-at-cawst#7671 International Education & Training Advisor to complement its WASH Education Program Development team and provide WASH training and consulting support services across the globe.

Full details and application instruction is found here:

www.cawst.org/en/get-involved/employment...and-training-advisor

The position
The International Education and Training Advisor is responsible for building the capacity of CAWST staff, partner organization staff and client trainers in effective facilitation skills. Another key aspect of the position is to support partners and clients in CAWST’s education program development process, to customize and develop their own education and training materials. This position will also help to develop and improve CAWST’s suite of education and training materials on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). This is a demanding role that requires a creative, motivated, and enthusiastic individual who wants to contribute to building the capacity of WASH educators globally.

International travel will be approximately 3-4 trips per year, up to 50% of the time. The position is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (the base of the Rocky Mountains!)

Working at CAWST
Take it on
Work with CAWST to scale-up sustained access to WASH by building human capacity. We focus on training and consulting support of WASH practitioners and implementers, building practical knowledge and skills needed to initiate, improve and scale-up their WASH projects.

Make it happen
CAWST’s unique hybrid “non-profit business” model drives action. You’ll join a team with a clear humanitarian purpose and a disciplined, efficient business approach.

Learn Everyday
CAWST is dynamic, and you will learn something every day. We continually transform ourselves based on what we learn from the hundreds of organizations, of all types and sizes, that we work with in over 60 countries. We dedicate more than 2 weeks a year exclusively to learning and sharing within the organization.]]>
Jobs and internships Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:49:10 +0000
Consultancy - Using a Participatory Design Approach for Sanitation Technologies in Peri-Urban Freetown (Sierra Leone) - by: cahillcolm http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7624-consultancy-using-a-participatory-design-approach-for-sanitation-technologies-in-peri-urban-freetown-sierra-leone#7624 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7624-consultancy-using-a-participatory-design-approach-for-sanitation-technologies-in-peri-urban-freetown-sierra-leone#7624
Closing date for submissions is 9am (GMT) 10th March.]]>
Jobs and internships Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:12:33 +0000
Job opportunities with the WSSCC Global Sanitation Fund - Deadline 30 March 2014 - by: DaveTrouba http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7619-job-opportunities-with-the-wsscc-global-sanitation-fund-deadline-30-march-2014#7619 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/7619-job-opportunities-with-the-wsscc-global-sanitation-fund-deadline-30-march-2014#7619
Join a dynamic team working to help millions of previously unserved people in Africa and Asia achieve the status of accessing and using a toilet, through a country-owned programme, coordinated by a multi-stakeholder collective including national and international NGOs, WASH coalitions, government, external support agencies, and others.

Senior Programme Officers (3 positions, P4 level) are being recruited to manage a USD 25-35 million grant portfolio of large scale sanitation and hygiene programmes in five to six countries, respectively. They will foster cooperation among GSF affiliates in each country and provide oversight throughout the life cycle of the grant, reviewing programmatic and financial reports, advising on sanitation and hygiene related issues, making oversight visits to countries, providing technical support for strategic planning and management and approving the disbursement of funds. For a full description see:
https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=4845

A Senior Programme Development Officer (1 position, P4 level) will manage the process of selecting countries, building relationships and identifying or establishing mechanisms for WSSCC engagement and GSF support. The incumbent will work with stakeholders to enable the development of a Country Programme Proposal on sanitation, as well as proposal evaluation criteria. For more information go to: https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=4844

A Financial and Systems Advisor (1 position, P4 level) will support the GSF Programme Manager in preparing annual department budgets, and liaise with UNOPS, Geneva Cluster Finance and Portfolio Management, to ensure compliance and application of financial regulations. The incumbent will also contribute to the coordination of WSSCC audit activities. To learn more see the link: https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=4848

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership and membership organization that works to save lives and improve livelihoods. It does so by enhancing collaboration among sector agencies and professionals who are working to improve access for the 2.5 billion people without safe sanitation and the 780 million people without clean drinking water. Through its work, WSSCC contributes to the broader goals of poverty eradication, health and environmental improvement, gender equality and long-term social and economic development. WSSCC supports coalitions in around 20 countries, members in more than 160 countries.]]>
Jobs and internships Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:35:53 +0000