SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:04:47 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Open Call, Technical Consultant (Location is Flexible) - by: PopServIntlOC PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.

PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. PSI has programs in 67 countries. For more information, please visit

PSI’s Malaria and Child Survival Department (MCSD) is composed of experts who help conceive, design and implement Malaria and Child Survival projects all around the world, in the 60+ countries supported by PSI.

The Malaria and Child Survival Department (MCSD) seeks qualified candidates for inclusion in a roster of consultants, available for short to medium term assignments to assist on specific tasks where relevant expertise is needed. Depending on the assignment, the work may be performed either in-country or remotely.

Through bold and innovative approaches, PSI changes the way the international community thinks about health. Several PSI programs help shape the landscape of malaria control and child survival at the global level.

You will be an exceptional candidate if you:
• Have attention to detail and strong organizational skills
• Demonstrate a great commitment to delivering excellent customer service
• Have a passion for achieving results
• Can work with people from different backgrounds in a multicultural environment
• Have experience implementing global heath projects
• Show adaptability to changing circumstances
• Are a team player
• Have field experience working in international development
• Have exceptional communication and writing skills
• Are familiar with the international donor community
• Have a relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MIA, MBA, etc.)
• French, Spanish or Portuguese proficiency a plus

• Neo-natal and Child health
• Malaria Management and Control
• Integrated Fever Case Management
• Pneumonia and Diarrhea Case Management
• Integrated Community Case management
• Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Market Based Approaches)
• Child nutrition
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Quality Assurance
• mHealth
• Electronic Data Collection
• Behavior Change Communications
• Marketing
• Advocacy and Communications
• Analysis of health metrics data
• Report writing for international donors (USAID, Global Fund, UNITAID, DfID,…)
• Support in grant writing and proposal submission


Population Services International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:54:44 +0000
Join me in Gemena, DRC! Oxfam is recruiting a Sanitation Marketing Project manager - by: ggalli]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:25:19 +0000
West Africa - OXFAM Regional WASH Advisor (INT1292) - by: jonpar
Based in Sierra Leone
Contract type: Fixed term until 31 March 2016- not accompanied
Salary : £26,596 - £35,656 per annum + competitive benefits

Please submit CVs in English

Closing date: 22nd of March 2015

West Africa is experiencing a deepening cycle of chronic poverty, whose roots lie in a number of complex issues. In many ways, West Africa's crisis is a crisis of decreasing livelihoods options and decreasing food security. Other issues also play their part, including cyclical drought, floods and disease outbreaks, which further undermine people's capacity.
WASH has a major role to play in addressing issues of food security, livelihoods and emergencies. To date Oxfam in West Africa has had a moderately sized WASH program in the region. However we now have an opportunity to increase the scale of our WASH work, and more importantly to increase the impact of the program, by ensuring that it is structured to most appropriately respond to the real underlying problems and to ensure that it integrates more effectively with other existing programs.
Oxfam's WASH work in West Africa also includes using water for livelihoods - including water harvesting and appropriate irrigation. We also aim to build on approaches to WASH that can lead to risk reduction in regard to potential emergencies in the region.
Oxfam in West Africa is seeking to have a much more significant impact in the region through its WASH Work. This is an opportunity to lead on the process of change required to help Oxfam achieve this aspiration.

Leads on strategic thinking for WASH programs for the region
Required to be a leader of innovation in respect to WASH approaches across the region
Develops and manages regional programs as appropriate
Budget oversight and direct budget management as appropriate
Matrix manages staff in at least 5 countries
Direct line management of staff as required
Represents Oxfam externally in WASH for a at regional level
Forms part of the regional program advisory team and contributes to all regional program design
Leads on knowledge management and lesson learning for the region on WASH issues
Contributes to Oxfam globally in terms of innovation, learning and program development
Maintains a close involvement with the WASH sector in general, is aware of and shares developments on best practice with Oxfam's programs.

Facilitate review consultations with Country Program Managers, HQ based staff, Advisors, regional stakeholders and external experts regarding the options and most appropriate approaches for taking forward Oxfam's WASH work in the region.
Support countries to contextualize the regional WASH strategy
Develop a WASH advocacy strategy in consultation with the regional campaign policy manager and country WASH program managers
Work closely with other regional advisors, especially DRR and livelihoods and food security advisors to ensure that the WASH strategy closely integrates with other program approaches.
Highlight areas of innovation and innovative technology that may be appropriate in West Africa for inclusion in the strategy and overall approaches.
Lead on initiating, monitoring and learning from trial projects that will contribute to increasing our overall effectiveness

Program Development and Implementation:
Support country WASH leads to develop a program plan and program proposals to take forward the WASH strategy at country level.
Ensure that program plans are appropriately informed by an in depth gender analysis and an analysis of the malaria & HIV situation in country.
Ensure that program plans fit closely with livelihoods and food security strategies and programs.
Support recruitment for dedicated WASH staff in countries where necessary
Lead on the development of regional proposals - such as Water Resource Management
Monitor program implementation, and undertake support visits as necessary to ensure Oxfam attains a high quality of program and achieves its intended program impact.
Provide proactive support on program monitoring and development of appropriate monitoring frameworks and tools
Assist with program evaluations as required.
Assist directly country WASH program to cover gap in strategic senior WASH staff

Technical Advice:
Provide technical advice, or find alternative sources of technical advice as necessary, to programs on hardware and software issues relating to WASH, as well as on issues such as integrated water resources management, low cost technologies and urban WASH

Emergency Work:
Review Oxfam's capacity for emergency WASH responses and the effectiveness of current and recent responses.
Implement strategies to increase Oxfam's preparedness and response capacity, utilizing to the greatest extent possible capacity within existing development staff.
Take the lead on WASH components of emergency responses in the region when capacity is exceeded within country programs.
In times of acute crisis, take an active and hands on role in assessing impact, advising on appropriate interventions, and operationalizing strategies
Coordinate with HR on management of the regional humanitarian register

Contributing to program quality standards:
Ensure that work aims to meet Sphere Standards and adheres to Oxfam's emergency guidelines and protocols
Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and promotes the full and equal participation of women
As much as possible ensure that an empowering approach to working with communities is employed rather than one, which relies on didactic message based methodologies
Be familiar with and abide by Oxfam's Code of Conduct and other regulatory codes such as the Red Cross Code of Conduct, Partners in Aid Code, Oxfam International protocols and the Inter- agency Field Co-operation Protocol.
Contribute to program reviews and evaluations where appropriate

Learning and Development:
Ensure that programs are set up in a way that maximizes learning opportunities, and ensure that lessons learnt are fed back into the refinement and development of other programs within the region
Identify and develop systems to share information and extract lessons learnt between country WASH programs and eventually feedback on a technical brief (e.g. extract lessons learnt from the various consortium, 3 at country level and 1 at regional level - use of low cost technologies in at least 3 countries
Ensure that lessons learnt are well documented and transparent
Lead on WASH staff technical capacity development within the region - this may include various forms of training as well as possibly playing mentoring and coaching roles for key staff
Share learning within Oxfam globally and with external organizations as appropriate.
Lead on developing trial projects that feed into our learning, especially around new and appropriate technology
Ensure technical cross regional learning is effective where appropriate

Work closely with Oxfam regional and country advisors to ensure that programs are well integrated - using a one-program approach as the ideal model
Work closely with line management on key program decisions
Link with appropriate professional networks at country, regional and global levels to ensure that Oxfam remains connected to current thinking and has an opportunity to influence others outside of the organization Regular liaison with HD / HQ for support / advice / information sharing
Coordinate with technical colleagues in other Oxfam affiliates
Work with Key Business Unit staff in countries and Regional Centre to support and develop best practice, cost effectiveness and compliance with Oxfam standards and processes.

Masters Degree or higher, or equivalent technical experience and training in WASH
At least 5 - 7 years experience of leading WASH programs in both emergency and development contexts
Experience of assessing and responding to slow and fast onset emergencies
Experience of managing and advising teams from a distance
Ability to influence effectively both inside and outside the organization
Ability to work as part of a team and adopt a consensus based approach to working where possible
Creative and innovative approach - ability to lead thinking on technology choices and development approaches
Experience of designing program strategies and of implementing new programs
Experience of training staff and developing staff capacity
Able to take on a mentoring and coaching role
Experience of monitoring and managing budgets of several million pounds
Experience of establishing and using effective program monitoring frameworks
Willing to travel up to 50% of the time (according to the needs)
Good written and spoken English AND French are essential (candidates with no working skills in both languages will not be short-listed)

Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
Knowledge of any West African language would be advantageous
WAF Regional WASH Advisor March 15.pdf (20.24 KB)]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:31:23 +0000
Oxfam - National consultant required for Liberia - WASH Consortium Sanitation Mapping - by: jonpar

Vacancy Notice
Consultancy - WASH Consortium Sanitation Mapping
Based in Monrovia
(Fixed Term Consultancy – 30 days)

The Liberia WASH consortium (sitting within Oxfam GB Liberia) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and highly qualified candidate for the above key position

Job Purpose:
To provide a digital map of the boundaries of 4 township zones & communities: Clara Town, New Kru Town, Logan Town and West Point
The map will provide data on the location of:
- Existing improved communal sanitation facilities (and if they are in use)
- Existing unimproved communal sanitation facilities (and if they are in use)
- Areas of open defecation
- Areas of solid waste dumping (formal and informal)
- Drainage lines (formal and informal)
- Sewerage lines (if any)

Key Responsibilities:
Work with Liberia WASH consortium technical advisor to develop final work plan including schedule for data gathering, tagging system and data processing.
Provide or source sufficient equipment for the capturing of data
Identify, train and lead a team of local data capturers
Source relevant government city boundary maps
Liaise with a community and block leadership in each location to provide guidance to quickly identify point locations
Capture data in all 4 township communities and in all zones
Data processing
Delivery of products specified below
Presentation back to EUWF project managers team

All data capture using
GPS (to an accuracy of ±10metres),
Digital camera (GeoTIFF)
Collection of tag ID and infrastructure use
Raw data:
Latitude, longitude and elevation
Tag ID
Use of sanitation facility
Mapped areas to be delivered in both:
Shape file (.shp)
Goole earth file (kml.)
Each point location to be tagged with an ID number and photograph
Facilitate a presentation and Q&A session with EUWF project managers team at completion of the final product

Skills and Competencies:
Extensive knowledge and work experience of data capture in difficult environments using GPS and digital photography
Extensive knowledge and experience producing and manipulating shape files, google earth files and GeoTIFF images
Strong capacity and experience in managing and building the capacity of a team
Strong ability to manage the available time and resources
Experience of managing and training a team of data collectors
Strong communication skills

Application process
CV of the lead expert
Name and contact details of 2 references
1 page ONLY written document on how the consultant plans to carry out this piece of work.

To apply for this position, submit application and detailed CV to
Oxfam, Liberia Programme at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing date: Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 at 4:00 pm and interviews on Friday, 25th April 2014
We are committed to diversity & gender equality within our organisation.
vacancy announcement-WaSh Consortium Sanitation Mapping.pdf (138.50 KB)]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:27:47 +0000
Short visit (4 to 6 monts) opportunity in Canada: fully funded (applicants from the Americas) - by: caetano
Applicants must be currently enrolled in (preferrably) a MSc or PhD programme and must be from the Americas (Canada & USA excluded). If you know of anyone that could be interested in doing a such a research visit in Quebec to work on one of our WASH projects or develop something new, please forward this opportunity to them. French training opportunities can also be provided, if not fluent. Functional English is a requirement.
Interested applicants can contact me directly ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to discuss potential projects.
Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 10 Mar 2015 01:17:43 +0000
Sandec/Eawag seeks intern - by: Moritz
Short notice, the research group of Excreta and Wastewater Management (EWM) @Sandec/Eawag ( is looking for an intern to support its research on resource recovery from faecal sludge in Kampala, Uganda.

Please see the attached announcement.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Jobs, consultancies, internships Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:07:01 +0000
World Toilet Organization seeking Project Manager - Events - by: WTO project manager, based in its Singapore headquarters, to manage two major annual events as well as ad hoc projects throughout the year. WTO is a global non-profit committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. We believe in empowering individuals through education, training and building local marketplace opportunities to advocate for clean and safe sanitation facilities in their communities.

The project manager will be working alongside a small and dynamic team of dedicated toileteers!

You can view the full position description and any other open roles on the WTO website

Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any questions about this, and any other open roles]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:49:55 +0000
GOAL seek WASH Coordinator for Malawi - by: goalglobalwash
GOAL are currently recruiting for a new WASH Coordinator to lead our Malawi WASH programming. More details on the GOAL website here:

Feel free to contact me for details.

Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:05:07 +0000
iDE is recruiting two new country directors - by: BlakeMcK
iDE ( is currently recruiting for two amazing country directors for our Zambia and Burkina Faso programs. These programs focus primarily on agriculture but also work in the WASH sector. This is a great opportunity for a business-minded professional to join a thriving organization and fantastic team making real impact. The recruitment decks are attached.

Jobs, consultancies, internships Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:37:34 +0000
Internship at CAWST - by: tngai
We are presently hiring a a technical intern for our Research Learning team. The key role of this position will be to assist in the collection, management, analysis and reporting of the results and impacts of CAWST and of CAWST clients. Additional projects will be based on the intern's interests and CAWST's needs, such as the construction of sieve sets, water filters, and low-cost toilets; communicating with CAWST clients to collect stories and case studies; reading research papers and summarizing them in order to contribute to the online knowledgebases or to present to CAWST staff.

We are looking for someone with a Bachelor's degree, or at minimum in the 3rd year of the Bachelor's program, in engineering, science, health, or international development.

For more information or to apply, please visit the job posting on our website at

The application deadline is 9 March 2015.]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:27:53 +0000
SEI is recruiting: Research Associate on Sustainable Sanitation and Integrated Natural Resource Management (Stockholm) - by: KimAndersson SEI is recruiting an independent and motivated junior researcher with a background in sustainable sanitation, integrated natural resource management, WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), or related areas, to support our innovative work on making sanitation more sustainable. Our work is focused on low and middle income countries, so the candidate should have a strong interest in and experience from development issues.

The recruitment is part of a broader strategy to strengthening the sanitation work at SEI, which is done through our new SEI Initiative on Sustainable Sanitation. The Initiative, launched in the beginning of 2015 with a program horizon to 2019, is a global venture with special focus on sub-Saharan Africa. This initiative will stress the case for “productive” sanitation, with a focus on hygienic management and safe, efficient use of sanitation waste products, e.g. for energy and agricultural production. It has both strong research and communications components; hence the candidate will be involved in a diverse set of stimulating tasks and missions.

In collaboration with a team of SEI researchers, the candidate will undertake the following tasks:
- Carry out independent applied research and implementation projects dealing with sustainable sanitation, aiming for improved health, equity, livelihoods, natural resource management, and environmental quality
- Compilation and synthesis of project results into communication products (e.g. briefs, reports and scientific papers)
- Participation in capacity building and training activities
- Contribute to networking, knowledge management and outreach activities
- Contribute to relevant project proposals and tenders in order to raise external funds

Please follow this link ( to see the full position description and to apply!

Best wishes,
Jobs, consultancies, internships Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:38:29 +0000
CAWST Knowledge and Research Coordinator position - by: tngai
We are presently hiring a new member for our Research Learning team. The key role of this position includes the analysis and management of WASH technical knowledge from academia, grey literature, and the field experience of practitioners, and then sharing that knowledge, both within CAWST to ensure that staff are informed and current, as well as with partners and clients.

The three main tasks associated with this role are:
- Create innovative strategies and processes to transfer relevant knowledge to staff
- Capture knowledge from staff and clients
- Generate and disseminate new knowledge to the sector through innovative channels

We are looking for someone with a Masters level degree (or higher) in engineering, public health, science or related fields and a minimum of 2 years of experience working in water, sanitation, hygiene, or health in an international development context.

Experience in library and information science and of applying ICT (information communications technology) to knowledge management would be an asset.

For more information or to apply, please visit the job posting on our website at

The application deadline is 23 February 2015]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:36:07 +0000
Recrutement d’un Consultant international procédures de gestion du guichet eau (huit mois) [Job offer: Consultant for Water Management in Burundi] - by: secretariat
Principales Activites:
  • Vérifier la conformité aux procédures de la gestion financière des ressources du guichet eau et conseiller le FONIC sur la manière d’améliorer la gestion si cela est jugé nécessaire
  • Conseiller le FONIC dans le suivi de la gestion des fonds et de l’avancement des travaux par les communes
  • Conseiller le FONIC dans le rapportage sur l’avancement des activités du Guichet
  • Exploiter les défis éventuellement rencontrés pour proposer des améliorations et accompagner le FONIC dans leur mise en œuvre
  • Appuyer le FONIC dans la préparation et la communication des résultats de la phase teste du guichet

Le profil du consultant:
  • Minimum titulaire d’un Diplôme universitaire (BAC + 5) en sciences du développement, sciences économiques ou tout autre diplôme jugé équivalent
  • Moins 10 ans d’expérience internationale dans les domaines combinés de la décentralisation et l’appui à la maîtrise d’ouvrage communal, des finances publiques locales ainsi que la gestion des fonds communs
  • Expérience dans le conseil et le développement de capacités des institutions publiques
  • Parfaite maîtrise du français exigée; bonne connaissance de l’anglais souhaitée
  • Excellentes qualités rédactionnelles, de communications et de présentation

Date limite de dépôt des offres : 06/02/2015 avant 15 heures.]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:00:40 +0000
Eawag is offering a 2-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship - by: donahupa]]> Jobs, consultancies, internships Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:24:56 +0000 New Job Opening at Population Services International - Technical Advisor, Child Survival - by: psiwash

PSI and its local affiliates work to support Ministries of Health in around 32 developing countries to improve the health of young children. Our child survival efforts are focused on finding the most appropriate channels to reach mothers and care givers, to provide them with high quality, cost-effective, integrated health products and services that address the main causes of childhood disease and death.

PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic Child Survival Technical Advisor to join a high performing team to support and further develop its child survival portfolio.

The position will be based in Washington, DC with 40% travel and will report to the Director of the Malaria and Child Survival department.

To work as part of a team, supporting the existing ICM technical advisors to define and manage PSI’s child survival strategies to maximize health impact through improved service delivery.
To act as the primary focal point for Integrated Community Case Management and scale up of child survival intervention
Lead regional / global proposal development initiatives to scale up ICCM
Provide in-country and remote technical assistance on program design, resource mobilization/proposal development, implementation, behavior change communications and integrated health delivery approaches.
To engage at the policy level with partner organizations, donors and international networks to share PSI learning and achievements and to ensure PSI is delivering programs in line with international best practices
Act as primary technical focal point for the Global Financing Fund (GFF)
Support the child survival knowledge management activities efforts of the team
Represent PSI at international child survival meetings in order to facilitate knowledge and information exchange and improved partnership

Relevant post-graduate degree MD, PhD, or MSc, MPH
7+ years work experience in a developing country in a technical or management capacity role
In-depth technical knowledge of child survival issues in developing countries in both policy and practice
Established international reputation in child survival in developing countries
Professional experience in navigating partnership landscape and the international donor community
Strong and demonstrated fundraising skills
Previous proposal development experience
Strong writing and presentation skills
Fluency in written and spoken English
Written and spoken fluency in French is highly desired
Experience in private sector / marketing is advantageous

Level 6

Please apply online by selecting this link to the PSI Career Page.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:56:03 +0000