SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:44:49 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Ethiopia COP Position - by: jsauer
Please find here information on an urgent position (pending funding) to be filled. If you have COP, Ethiopia, and market development experience please consider.


Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:01:11 +0000
Re: Looking for a job in WASH? - Announcing the launch of Josh’s Water Jobs - by: JoshuaNewton
First, thank you for the kind words about the site. The whole endeavor has been a labor of love going on 5+ years now, so it's always nice to get good feedback. We've had a total of 3 contributions totaling not very much, so definitely too little to cover costs, but that's okay. I will introduce other things on the website in a few months that will help us recuperate costs (ads, a featured job section, etc.). It will always be free to post and to look for jobs though. That is very important to me.

The name won't change at this point. It's what it's been known as for 5 years now and it's out there already as this, the URL is there. It makes it more personal too, which I'm trying to keep with after getting away from the listserv that was the precursor to the website. It's so far been a huge success since the launch. The only way I see it changing is much farther down the road if I start to include other things besides jobs on the website. But, we'll see what happens. It's been growing slowly, organically, for all this time now and I'm in no hurry to veer away from what has been successful thus far. With the name, it's also kind of following the Craigslist model.

On sanitation... Well, I don't mention sanitation explicitly anywhere. It's always WASH, but I see your point. My current focus on the jobs is that it's about jobs that touch water, because if I only put specific water jobs on there, it would reduce the amount of jobs on the site significantly. I did a test group before the launch of the website and the respondents said that they liked the current model. They wouldn't want me to go much further afield than I currently have it, but don't go too narrow either. So, that is why there are "environment", "climate change adaptation", "disaster risk reduction", etc. jobs on there as well. If it touches water (or mentions it in the job description), I tend to add it. Although not environment jobs that are specific to forests, energy, etc. Takes a bit of time to get the nuance right, but it seems like a good balance. So, this is the same for sanitation, but since I know the WASH and water resources communities are siloed, I made them separately searchable. Maybe at a later date I could try to parse out the other "sectors", but it takes a lot of work and some aren't so clean cut. A lot of it is a time thing. Since launching the website, it takes 10-12 hours/week, which is a lot, especially when I have a full slate of other work!

So, that's a good couple of questions that you have. I wouldn't want to dissuade people from posting jobs on your site by only having them go to mine. I think it's good that you have that section of your forum there. Maybe what we can do now that the "launch" phase is over for the website is to erase the current thread and put a new "sticky thread" there that has more longevity that both encourages people to look for and post jobs. I'm trying to think of a way to post jobs from my site in the forum that wouldn't get too burdensome for both me and for the forum user, as it would end up being like 15-20 times a week (WASH-related jobs). Any thoughts on that? Or maybe we just do the above suggestion? It would be great find an arrangement that benefits both websites.

Thanks for getting in touch!

All the best,
Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:40:29 +0000
Re: Looking for a job in WASH? - Check out Josh’s Water Jobs - by: Abdul
Abdul Qadir
WASH Specialist]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:07:08 +0000
Re: Looking for a job in WASH? - Announcing the launch of Josh’s Water Jobs - by: muench
Your website indeed looks very nice (amazing that you built it all up in a volunteer capacity!).

I am wondering how would you see the interaction between your website and this forum's sub-category for jobs? Would you recommend to people to post their jobs here and also on your website, or only on your website, or use this forum to point people to your website regularly with their key/major jobs?

I have made this thread into a "sticky thread" which means it gets more attention and stays at the top of this sub-category.

I like how you've set up a voluntary donation button and I hope that you get just the right amount of income from it - not too much and not too little. I guess people who find a job through your website should feel obliged to donate a few dollars afterwards. And if you got "too much" you could donate it to your favourite NGO in WASH.

Just one thought, the title "Josh's Water jobs" doesn't seem ideal to me. Firstly, the "Josh's" is hard to pronounce (and one thinks "who is Josh?" - is it important to focus on your name?) and secondly, sanitation topics don't always fit with the "water" theme. Perhaps rather "Water and WASH jobs"? But I guess most people subsume sanitation under water, even though that's not ideal.

I wish you best of luck with your website! I might start searching there for my future dream job myself soon!

Jobs, consultancies, internships Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:42:05 +0000
SOIL is hiring a composting advisor - by: SOILHaiti Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is a US based non-profit organization that has been promoting ecological sanitation in Haiti since 2006 ( SOIL’s work is on the cutting edge of human waste recycling and we are currently treating over 30 metric tons of human waste each month at our 2 composting facilities. SOIL’s compost sites support innovative sanitation services in the form of household toilets (EkoLakay), public toilets, and mobile toilets (EkoMobil) while treating and transforming the wastes from these toilets into a high-quality compost, branded Konpòs Lakay.. SOIL’s compost is not only beautiful, it is popular and sells out on a monthly basis with the revenues going towards defraying the costs of waste treatment.
We are a small organization focused on the quality of our work and committed to developing innovative and sustainable sanitation solutions in Haiti. We are also committed to conducting rigorous research on novel sustainable sanitation technologies to be passed on to the Haitian government and private sector. Helping us improve operations through applied research and outreach is where you come in!
SOIL is currently seeking a Composting Program Advisor to provide guidance to SOIL’s composting program in achieving its strategic objectives. The advisor is responsible for providing key support to the Composting Program Managers and acting as a liaison between external researchers and the SOIL operational team to push forward innovations and improve operational efficiency.

The advisor will also play a critical role in the development of two new compost sites in Port-au-Prince. The first site will be designed to support the expansion of SOIL’s EkoLakay service to provide quality sanitation and waste treatment services to over 25,000 families. The second site, developed in collaboration with DINEPA (Haitian Sanitation Authority), will be located within the government’s waste treatment site and will facilitate SOIL’s research into the potential for treating latrine waste and sludge from waste stabilization ponds via thermophilic co-composting with available agricultural wastes.

We are looking for someone with a passion for environmental protection and increasing access to sanitation who is ready to put their knowledge to work in the field. This position is critical to SOIL’s long-term vision of increasing access to affordable, dignified sanitation services and creating sustainable livelihood opportunities in Haiti.

We are seeking a candidate with the following qualities (many of these qualities are desirable but not an absolute pre-requisite for the job):

• Passion for development and appreciation for Haiti
• Respect for co-workers
• Readiness to work in a supportive capacity
• MBA or experience developing and/or evaluating business plans
• Experience and/or background in overseeing and/or developing composting operations
• Engineering design experience, ability to produce professional drawings (ex. AutoCAD)
• Laboratory experience, familiarity with basic protocols
• Experience in preparing and managing budgets
• Ideally, experience in WASH, especially sustainable sanitation technologies
• Fluency in English and French
• Moderate fluency in Haitian Creole (the primary language used within the organization) or willingness to achieve it

As Composting Program Advisor you will be responsible for the following:
• Work with Program Directors to develop an annual strategy for the Composting Program with clear objectives and indicators.
• Develop a business plan for management of SOIL’s waste treatment activities by exploring ways to optimize all steps of the related processes as well as actively seeking out new sources of revenue to enhance cost-recovery.
• Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of other waste treatment options in comparison to SOIL’s composting model.
• Explore methods to optimize the sourcing and production of cover material, or bonzodè, for use in the household toilet and portable toilet programs.
• Provide engineering and design support for the development of SOIL’s new composting sites as well as improvements and expansion on existing site(s).
• Analyze and improve SOIL’s current data management systems for compost monitoring (including quantities, pathogen elimination, quality etc.).
• Coordinate between the Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien offices to improve information sharing and to promote streamlined best practices between offices in cooperation with Regional Directors.
• As requested, provide the Development team with project outcome data, photos, and impact metrics to be used for funder reports and donor outreach.
• Actively seek external research partners to help SOIL achieve strategic objectives.
• Act as a liaison between external researchers and SOIL staff, coordinating all compost research.
• Ensure that research results generated by external research are clearly communicated to relevant SOIL staff through written reports and/or oral presentations.
• Research and share lessons learned with SOIL staff regarding similar projects around the world, including relevant business case studies and similar composting operations.
• Make frequent field visits to inspect progress of composting activities.
• Improve laboratory capacities for testing pathogens, nutrients and other parameters during the composting process and on the end product.
• Help with translation of key documents in French and other mastered languages.
• Other tasks as requested and mutually agreed upon.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and 3 references to SOIL by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than July 30th, 2016.]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:42:33 +0000
Re: Looking for a job in WASH? - Announcing the launch of Josh’s Water Jobs - by: sphpan Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:35:55 +0000 Re: Looking for a job in WASH? - by: adeniyiadebiyi2000 Jobs, consultancies, internships Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:21:25 +0000 Opportunities at the SHARE consortium/LSHTM - by: AlexandraChitty SHARE:

1.Research Uptake Officer - deadline 21st July
2.Research Communications & Monitoring Volunteer - deadline 24th July

Please do share these widely amongst your networks.

Best wishes,
Jobs, consultancies, internships Fri, 08 Jul 2016 16:20:22 +0000
Consultant : Market-based WASH programming: development of MEAL framework & ICT applications for market mapping & monitoring - by: jonpar
Dear all,

Oxfam is aiming to develop and support the application of a robust framework for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and associated ICT applications to support market-based programming and build the evidence-base for market-based approaches.


1. Develop detailed workplan including summary of expectations from different stakeholders.
2. Document most relevant MEAL frameworks (used by Oxfam and other agencies), ICT tools and summarize experiences of their application.
3. Define monitoring priorities, MEAL indicators and framework and approach for application in each of the OFDA countries.
4. Define ICT requirements to support MEAL, either modify existing tool or develop new ICT application, and support piloting in one country.
5. Prepare generic MEAL guidance for market-based WASH programming with modules for application for different market systems.
6. Recommendations for capacity building to promote uptake of MEAL framework and ICT user guidelines.

Qualifications, experience and competencies
Expressions of interest/ proposals are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultants with capacity to undertake the above activity. Oxfam is looking for small team of 2-3 consultants either a company or with a lead consultant who will sub-contract to other consultant(s). The lead consultant may consider a joint submission with inputs from an additional consultant to be sub-contracted by the lead consultant. For example, if the lead consultant is an expert on M&E person, there may be a need for some additional input from an economist to focus on the market questions of examining the impact on the markets in both the short and long term.
We are looking for a team of consultants who can demonstrate the following:
• Experience of WASH programming in humanitarian and development contexts.
• Understanding of market-based programming concepts and market system mapping and analysis.
• Experience with development and application of M&E frameworks in emergency / crisis situations taking into account both quantitative and qualitative indicators.
• Expertise in developing and applying ICT applications in the development / humanitarian sector to supporting monitoring.
• Strong analytical, writing and presentation skills.

Application Process

Interested and qualified teams of consultants should send their applications before or by 22th July 2016 by 17:00 BST to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and indicate “MEAL and ICT Consultancy for Market-based WASH programming” in the subject line to the email. Please note that applications submitted in part will not be reviewed.

All submissions later than the date or through other means other than the Oxfam application system will not be accepted. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

best regards,


Dr. Jonathan Parkinson
Senior Urban WASH Advisor - Global Humanitarian Team - Oxfam
email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
skype: jonathan_oxfamgb
Home office: + 44 20 300 48528 (voicemail redirected via email)
Mobile: + 44 79 140 129 81]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:52:49 +0000
Re: Looking for a job in WASH? - by: Doreen
I subscribed to it a couple of weeks ago. Very user-friendly. I like how at first glance you are able to know the position type and experience level required and that you can share the position via twitter and Facebook.

All the best and kind regards,

Jobs, consultancies, internships Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:23:39 +0000
Trainee position available for cewas Middle East - by: lvolat]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:12:15 +0000
Job Announcement- Southern California - by: JasminBarco
The William C. Velasquez Institute is seeking to hire 1-2 southern California-based Community Education and Outreach Staff to build support for its landmark anti-drought Pro-Agua campaign among Latin@ grassroots leaders.

The focus will be to gain support from the Latino community for clean water production through diverse strategies including a community education, outreach, leadership development and advocacy program that starts immediately!

Apply by sending your resume and cover letter to Patricia Gonzales at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More Information:]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:42:21 +0000
Re: Looking for a job in WASH? - by: JoshuaNewton
Any suggestions on improvements are welcome as well!

Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:35:09 +0000
Consultant to design social marketing campaigns and behaviour change communication activities for the FSM project in Freetown, Sierra Leone - by: GOALSierraLeone
Please see attached word document or for more information.

Deadline is 7th July 2016.]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:24:39 +0000
Re: Looking for a job in WASH? - by: sanibabangida Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:04:45 +0000