SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:48:50 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Re: Seeking WASH expert w/ West Africa experience - by: Marinie
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Jobs, consultancies, internships Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:13:40 +0000
WASH Advisor (Job with Medair, South Sudan) - by: Mark Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate technical aspects of the country programme WASH activities. Provide capacity building for national and international staff, leading on all WASH elements of proposals and reports. Coordinate and network at senior level with national and regional WASH authorities and other NGOs. Championing best practice (international and Medair) in all WASH programmes.

Project Overview
Multi-sector relief and rehabilitation programme including: provision of primary and emergency health care, water and sanitation, and non-food items and emergency shelter to assist in reducing morbidity and mortality in vulnerable populations of South Sudan.

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.

Juba, South Sudan, with regular field trips to project sites

Starting Date
November 2015

Initial Contract Details
Full time, minimum contract of 24 months

Key Activity Areas
WASH Project Management
• Responsible for the overall quality and performance of all Medair South Sudan WASH programmes. In close liaison with HQ WASH Advisor on matters of programme quality, objectives, and design and for all programme related WASH technical advice.
• Define the country level scope for the WASH programme based on beneficiary needs, Medair experience and best practices as well as donor requirements in collaboration with the HQ WASH Advisor.
• Research and recommend appropriate technologies for use in country WASH programmes.
• Initiate, lead WASH Technical Working Groups (TWG).
• Ensure technical cohesion between the various country WASH programmes.

Programme Coordination
• Liaise with stakeholders: beneficiaries, ministries, local government officials, UN agencies (UNICEF, UNOCHA) and NGOs, on overall WASH coordination for South Sudan.
• Assist the Project Coordinator and WASH Project Manager in the development of a project performance baseline integrating scope, schedule and cost for each WASH programme.
• Monitor the project performance baseline and make necessary recommendations.
• Identify and initiate corrective action related to changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs.

• Be the liaison to the Medair HQ WASH advisor for all WASH related questions and issues; provide feedback to the relevant managers within the South Sudan team.
• Develop and maintain a transparent, honest and supportive communication structure with the team members, so as to uphold a spirit of unity and mutual respect.
• Represent Medair to donor representatives of all projects, always with notice and close liaison with Project Coordinators, Deputy Country Director Programme and Country Director.

Staff Management
• Support in the necessary technical development of WASH staff, by training and encouraging attendance of Medair WASH workshop.
• Support WASH Project Managers and Project Coordinators with the selection of appropriate technical knowledge when recruiting WASH staff.

Financial Management
• Advise the (Deputy) Country Director on the overall WASH project budgets and spending.
• Assist and advise the project managers in planning and construction of WASH project budgets.

Quality Management
• Ensure all WASH project implementation is according to Medair policy and compliant with Medair, donor, South Sudanese and international guidelines, policies and standards, including Sphere, Beneficiary Accountability (BA) and Core Humanitarian Standards.
• Ensure sectorial integration, learning, sharing and adoption of best practices as outlined in Sphere guidelines, and Medair South Sudan guidelines to ensure quality of projects in liaison with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Health and Nutrition Advisor, and under advice of HQ WASH Advisor.

• Provide advice and support on security related issues while on field trips if required.

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

• Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)

Experience / Competencies
• 2 years of experience in WASH in a developing country
• Extensive experience in managing and implementing WASH programmes in developing countries desirable
• Planning, assessment and analytical skills; at ease in report writing
• Coaching / teaching skills; clear verbal and written communication skills
• Organized and works with attention to detail; able to establish priorities and plan ahead to meet objectives and deadlines
• Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels
• Committed to team-building and able to develop and support other team members

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

• 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-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.

Application Process
Follow this link:, 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.

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Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:30:11 +0000
OXFAM Water and Sanitation Governance Adviser - Programme Strategy & Impact Team (PSIT), Oxford - by: jonpar
Salary:£37,380 - £47,888
Region:United Kingdom
Job Type:Open ended
Closing Date:31 August 2015

About the role

Oxfam GB’s ambition is to create a significant portfolio of work on ‘Water’ that is aligned to the Women; Work; Water programme portfolio. We aim to connect our humanitarian and long term development WASH work ensuring Oxfam strengthens its position as a leader in the sector on ‘Water’ across humanitarian and long term development.

The Water and Sanitation Governance Advisor will provide strategic leadership to Oxfam’s long-term work on Water and Sanitation governance specifically focusing on supporting the transition of Oxfam’s Humanitarian WASH to longer term development WASH Governance. In addition, the role will support Oxfam’s work on Water Governance for resilient economic development.

The post holder will explore partnerships and alliances with Government authorities, civil society, academic institutions and the private sector to promote affordable and sustainable Water and Sanitation in support of resilient economic development and public health goals.

About you

You will have proven experience of innovating and leading the development of strategic approach to Water and Sanitation management and governance and significant experience of either working in developing countries or providing advisory support to country teams. You will understand the emerging trends and challenges in WASH, including water for domestic and agriculture or other productive uses and potential solutions. You will be able to demonstrate experience of integrating gender justice and climate change adaptation into WASH programmes and policy. A strong communicator and excellent team player you will enjoy working and collaborating with others.]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:08:38 +0000
Oxfam Senior WASH Advisor, Asia Region - Closing Date:27 August 2015 - by: jonpar

Location: The Philippines. Other locations will be considered based on visa regulations.
Hours:40 hours per week
Type of Post: Fixed-term Contract (1 October 2015 - 31 September 2017, renewable)
Post Level: Global B2
Salary: Competitive
Other benefits: Oxfam offers staff a comprehensive benefits package including annual leave entitlements, sick pay provision, medical cover plus opportunities for learning and development.

As the Senior WASH Advisor you will consolidate Oxfam’s position as a leading WASH agency by promoting innovation and learning across the region. You will lead strategic thinking for WASH programming in the region. You will work closely with the regional team to develop and implement the Regional Humanitarian Strategy. You will explore and test new ways of working in middle income countries, that influence and support government, civil society and the private sector to deliver their humanitarian commitments, in relation to water and sanitation, especially in urban areas.

What we are looking for

You have proven successful experience of working as part of a cross disciplinary team that designed and tested new urban WASH approaches in middle income countries, that created space for influencing and supporting government, civil society and the private sector to deliver their humanitarian commitments. You have the skills needed to build institutional relationships with private sector and academic institutions.

You are a WASH leader and mentor. You have senior level experience leading the design and delivery of large complex humanitarian response and recovery programmes. You have demonstrated skills in knowledge management. You have developed and use tools that promote learning, skill transfer and knowledge generation, that are accessible to both WASH and none technical stakeholders.


° Influences the development of the regional and country programme and sector strategy and ensures and supports implementation

° Impacts directly on programme quality through providing professional support to senior managers on areas of work covered in their remit

° Develops innovative solutions to diverse and complex problems within organisational policy

° Develops effective networks within Oxfam and strengthen partnerships with external bodies (public private partnerships)

° Maximises sharing of lessons between Asian countries and other regions, both internally and externally of Oxfam


Strategic Direction

° Act as the lead on strategic thinking for WASH programmes in the region, working closely with country teams, global staff and regional colleagues.

° Explore and test new ways of working for Oxfam in Asia in middle income countries that create space for influencing and supporting government, civil society and the private sector to deliver their humanitarian commitments, with a specific focus on urban contexts.

° At the regional level and with strategic countries identify private sector willing and able to play a more active role in responding to humanitarian crises.

° Support willing private sector companies to engage with the humanitarian sector which may involve training staff, contingency plans and stocks

° Leads on raising multi-year funds to support this work Programme quality, learning and representation

° Represent OGB to other agencies and authorities, including academic institutions, private sector and the WASH cluster where this is operating. Building institutional relations to strengthen and grow our WASH influence

° Ensure that programmes are designed based on a strong gender analysis and set up to maximises opportunities for women’s economic leadership.

° Ensure that programmes are set up in a way that maximises learning opportunities, and ensure that lessons learnt are fed back into the refinement and development of other programmes within the region.

° Provide direct or remote support to WASH country teams and senior managers to identify promising technologies for WASH innovation.

° Coordinate with the Oxfam’s humanitarian innovation leads and the Global WASH Advisor to identify new technologies and strategic priorities.

° Coordinate with technical colleagues in other Oxfam affiliates

° Utilise or develop mechanisms to disseminate information and research findings on new technologies, approaches towards engagement within Oxfam and externally as appropriate.

Capacity building

The capacity building component of this role will focus on supporting the development of a 3-5 year capacity building strategy and supervising and working with the Regional Capacity Building Coordinator- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion to ensure delivery of:

° Informal and formal training sessions for a variety of stakeholders and evaluate the impact of this training. Assisting with capacity building of partner agencies. Ensuring that all training take gender issues fully into account. This includes the introduction of mechanisms to enable women to participate in decision making around WASH issues and programme decisions.

° Mentoring and/or coaching of identified OGB staff and partners to enable them to develop their skills in humanitarian programming, DRR programming and building links between our long-term LH interventions and public health priorities.

° When needed recruiting, training and supervising WASH staff as requested by country programmes.

Emergency Programme Implementation:

° Give technical input to country teams, Oxford and the Regional Team to assist in “go/no-go” decision-making

° When required, assist with the start-up of new humanitarian response programmes and provide ongoing support to programme managers and the WASH team as required throughout programme implementation.

° As necessary facilitate the recruitment, training and supervision of public health engineers and health promoters. This may involve coordinating the mobilisation of RRT’s and providing support with the production of job descriptions, work schedules, training plans and appraisals

° As a member of a multidisciplinary Oxfam Regional Humanitarian Team monitor the effectiveness of activities and the continuing level of humanitarian need in the region.

° In certain cases, be deployed during the first phase of a large-scale emergency response as an acting senior public health coordinator


° Masters degree or higher in water and sanitation, engineering, or public health. Equivalent technical experience and training can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa.

° Experience of senior level representation with Governments, INGO’s, the UN and the private sector.

° Substantial experience of water and sanitation programming in multiple developing countries, including significant experience in complex emergency contexts.

° Experience in integrated public health programming (combining water and sanitation with public health promotion), and a demonstrated understanding of health promotion approaches and methodologies

° Experience in assessment and designing response in both rapid and slow-onset emergencies.

° Experience in the development of urban WASH programming- with a focus on governance and the role of private, public partnerships

° Ability to work well under pressure and in response to rapidly changing needs.

° Good written and spoken English is essential.

° Willingness to travel up to 40% of the time.]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:00:38 +0000
Vacancies at the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) - by: sailas
Technical Officer: Knowledge and Learning (New Delhi, India)
Technical Officer: Equality and Non Discrimination (New Delhi, India)
Senior Programme Officer, Equality and Non-Discrimination (Geneva, Switzerland)
Evaluation Support Officer (Geneva, Switzerland)
Communications Intern - Monitoring & Evaluation (Geneva, Switzerland)

Join our team]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:02:04 +0000
Service & Business Design Specialist (with WSUP, London, UK) - by: gsmikhael Salary: £40,000 depending on experience + up to maximum 5% pension contribution
Closing date: Friday, 4 September at 9am UK time

Please apply here:

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a dynamic organisation with the scope to make a significant contribution to the innovation and design culture within WSUP.

Experience starting new and exciting businesses or services and leading on design is essential, together with creative thinking and skills in analysing business / financial models. The successful candidate will be comfortable growing an innovative culture and able to drive their own work forward within a small team.

WSUP is a non-profit partnership between the private sector, NGOs and research institutions focused on solving the global problem of inadequate water and sanitation in low-income urban communities. WSUP brings lasting solutions to low-income areas by working in partnership with service providers; including water utilities, local authorities and businesses, and the communities they serve. WSUP strengthens the capacity of service providers to deliver sustainable city-wide water and sanitation services, promote good hygiene and raise the environmental standards of low-income communities.

Interview dates: Tuesday 22 and Wed 23 September 2015

WSUP is an equal opportunities employer – equality of opportunity, fairness and valuing diversity underpin every area of our work.

We request no contact from agencies.]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:26:24 +0000
Development Worker as advisor for WASH at schools - by: secretariat
Your tasks
  • You will provide support to DepEd ARMM in the operationalization of the new health and nutrition policy
  • You will contribute to capacitate school health personnel and DepEd ARMM management to institutionalize and scale-up a school-based management (SBM) approach to WASH in Schools (WinS)
  • You will support DepEd ARMM to define criteria for minimum standards for WinS based on the Three Star Approach
  • You will contribute to the development of an accreditation system based on these minimum standards
  • You will provide support to develop a transparent monitoring system to accredit schools on an annual basis which meet minimum standards

Application details can be found here.

Uta Horn
Phone: +49 228 4460-1188

Kind regards,
on behalf of the SuSanA secretariat]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:13:24 +0000
Program Coordinator for CS WASH Fund - Australia - by: kimmee22, and is full-time based in Brisbane, Australia.

The links to the position description and selection criteria are below. Applications close 17th August 2015.

See the post here:]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:20:01 +0000
In German: Entwicklungshelfer/in als Berater/in für städtische Wasserver- und Entsorgung in Kenia - by: philfei
Berater/in für städtische Wasserver- und Entsorgung
JOB-ID: 23037

Link: Application Form


Das Wasserunternehmen (WVU) "Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company" mit Hauptsitz in Ongata Rongai ist zuständig für die Wasserver- und Abwasserentsorgung in vier Städten im Großraum Nairobi, Kenia. Oloolaiser ist ein mittelgroßes WVU mit ca. 5.500 Kunden und 100 Mitarbeitern und steht vor großen Herausforderungen. Weniger als 30 % der Bevölkerung im Versorgungsgebiet werden zurzeit mit Trinkwasser versorgt. Ineffiziente Betriebsabläufe führen zu Wasserverlusten von ca. 50%. Die Bundesregierung finanziert in den kommenden Jahren durch die Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) den Ausbau der Infrastruktur, um die Versorgungsrate und die Leistungsfähigkeit des Unternehmens zu erhöhen. Gleichzeitig setzt das WVU Projekte des kenianischen Armutsfonds für Wasser- und Basissanitärversorgung um.

Ihre Aufgaben
Sie beraten die Partnerorganisation bei der Optimierung ihrer Prozesse/Betriebsabläufe und ihrer Struktur zur Verbesserung der Leistungsfähigkeit
Ihr Augenmerk richten Sie darauf, das Unternehmen für den Betrieb der erweiterten Infrastruktur zu stärken, insbesondere bei der Bereitstellung von Dienstleistungen in den städtischen Armutsgebieten
Sie unterstützen das Unternehmen bei der Entwicklung von Ansätzen zur Reduzierung technischer und kommerzieller Wasserverluste

Ihr Profil

Diese Qualifikationen bringen Sie mit
  • Berufserfahrung im Wassersektor als Mitarbeiter/In oder Berater/In
  • Kenntnisse in Organisationsberatung/-entwicklung mit einem ausgeprägten technischen Verständnis
  • Fähigkeit Veränderungsprozesse zu gestalten
  • Gute Englischkenntnisse

Folgende Kompetenzen runden Ihr Profil ab
  • Arbeitserfahrung im Wassersektor
  • Berufserfahrung in der Beratung von Organisationen
  • Erfahrung in armutsorientierter Wasserversorgung und im Menschenrechtsansatz
  • Gute Kommunikationsfähigkeit und Erfahrung mit Teamarbeit im interkulturellen Kontext

26 Monate

- Wohnort: Ongata Rongai oder Nairobi
- Klima: Angenehmes, tropisches Höhenklima mit zwei Regenzeiten
- Gesundheitsversorgung: Sehr gut
- Einkaufs- und Versorgungsmöglichkeiten: Sehr gut
- Erreichbarkeit: Sehr gute Anbindung über den internationalen Flughafen in Nairobi
- Schulsituation und Schulgeld: Internationale Schulen und Deutsche Schule sind in Nairobi vorhanden. Etwa 1500 - 8000 EUR, abhängig von der Klassenstufe
- Sonstiges: Gute Erholungsmöglichkeiten

Unser Angebot
Wir bieten Ihnen eine Mitarbeit in einer innovativen, weltweit tätigen entwicklungspolitischen Institution. Ihre Kompetenzen sind in einem interdisziplinären Team vor Ort gefragt. Der Entwicklungsdienst der GIZ bietet ein umfangreiches Leistungspaket. Dazu gehört auch die gezielte fachliche und persönliche Vorbereitung. Ihre Vertragslaufzeit beträgt mindestens 2 Jahre mit der Option der Verlängerung.

Informationen zu Voraussetzungen und Leistungen des Entwicklungsdienstes der GIZ

Der Entwicklungsdienst der GIZ freut sich über Bewerber/innen mit abgeschlossener Berufsausbildung und/oder abgeschlossenem Studium, die über mindestens eine zweijährige relevante Berufserfahrung verfügen. Sie besitzen darüber hinaus die deutsche Staatsbürgerschaft, die Staatsangehörigkeit eines anderen EU-Mitgliedsstaates oder der Schweiz.

Bitte haben Sie Verständnis dafür, dass wir Bewerbungen grundsätzlich nur über unser E-Recruiting-System annehmen und bearbeiten können. Sollte Ihnen dies nicht möglich sein, so können Sie gerne die in der Stellenanzeige angegebene Person ansprechen.

Bitte überprüfen Sie nach Ihrer Bewerbung regelmäßig Ihren Spam / Junk-Ordner in Ihrem Posteingang, da die E-Mails des Recruiting-Systems von manchen Providern als Spam eingestuft werden.

Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt, dann freuen wir uns auf Ihre Bewerbung bis zum 31.07.2015.

Link: Application Form]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:21:39 +0000
Industrial Design Specialist (with WSUP, London, UK) - by: gsmikhael Salary: £40,000 per annum + up to maximum 5% pension contribution
Closing date: Monday, 10 August at 9am

Please apply here:

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a dynamic organisation with the scope to make a significant contribution to the innovation and design culture within WSUP, leading the development of product and process design.

Experience of developing products or industrial processes and leading on design is essential, together with strong skills in problem-solving and capacity-building in the countries where we operate. The successful candidate will be comfortable in an innovative culture and able to drive their own work forward.

WSUP is a non-profit partnership between the private sector, NGOs and research institutions focused on solving the global problem of inadequate water and sanitation in low-income urban communities. WSUP brings lasting solutions to low-income areas by working in partnership with service providers; including water utilities, local authorities and businesses, and the communities they serve. WSUP strengthens the capacity of service providers to deliver sustainable city-wide water and sanitation services, promote good hygiene and raise the environmental standards of low-income communities.

Interview date: Thursday, 20 and Friday 21 August 2015

WSUP is an equal opportunities employer – equality of opportunity, fairness and valuing diversity underpin every area of our work.

We request no contact from agencies.]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:30:08 +0000
Chief of Party: Uganda Sanitation Project + 2 other sanitation positions - by: kengelly
PSI seeks the following for its Uganda Sanitation Program:

Chief of Party

CLTS/BCC Advisor

Private Sector Development Advisor

**contingent on funding**

Details of the COP position below, all 3 job descriptions attached.

PSI seeks an experienced Chief of Party (COP) to plan and coordinate all activities under an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Uganda Sanitation Program. The COP will lead the in-country management and implementation components of the program aimed at sustainable improvement to the quality, access and supply of water and sanitation services and improvement of hygiene behaviors in Uganda.

The COP will have significant leadership, management and international development experience; a demonstrated track record in successfully managing government relations; a commitment to capacity building; a strong interest in private sector approaches to development; and experience successfully implementing market-based approaches. This position will be based in Uganda and will report to the Executive Director of PACE.


Oversee the design and implementation of the project using social marketing and market development approaches.
Provide expertise in developing and executing sustainable business models for sanitation service delivery, including research on existing markets and barriers to growth.
Serve as main point of contact/representative of the project to USAID/Uganda and AOR
Facilitate senior level policy and dialogue with the Ministries of Health, Urban Planning, Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Education, donors and partners.
Ensure the effective use and coordination of USAID resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with USAID standards.
Lead internal and external program planning and reporting including annual work planning with sub-award partners.
Ensure that cross-cutting themes such as gender and youth are fully integrated into programming.
Contribute to supporting the design and diffusion of innovative business models and commercialization of technologies for sanitation service delivery in Uganda, including providing effective guidance and support to technical members of the in-country management teams and staff assigned to the project.
Develop and manage a team that includes members of diverse backgrounds, including finance, marketing, engineering and product design in order to successfully co-create and support sustainable models for sanitation service delivery.
Develop business plan outlining financial sustainability of the initiative.
Ensure sound financial management including programmatic budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments.
Ensure high-quality periodic reporting in line with USAID and PSI requirements
Work with in-country staff and regional WASH teams to ensure clear, strategic direction in technical areas.


Master’s degree or higher in environmental or civil engineering, public health, business, governance or a related field
10+ years’ experience successfully implanting projects in water and sanitation, local governance, or private sector capacity building for improvement of water and sanitation services and behavior change promotion
Familiarity with the state of the Uganda WASH sector including Ugandan water supply and sanitation issues
Progressively responsible experience, including: direct supervision of staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
Demonstrated experience leading large donor supported programs in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting.
Strong experience and commitment to developing markets for sanitation
The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a passion for private sector approaches to development; and proven ability to produce results.
Prior experience working with finance and/or business development agencies to develop financial products and to deliver business development services preferred.
Demonstrated ability in the concepts, principles, methods and techniques of delivering market-based approaches to sanitation preferred.
Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, UN agencies, other USAID projects local organizations and partners.
Demonstrated knowledge of USG grant implementation
Ability to successfully recruit, train, develop and manage staff
Ability to manage agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management.
Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day to day operations of the projects
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
Excellent management skills.
Capacity to effectively deal with and resolve conflict.
Fluency in English required

***positions contingent on funding***

Instructions in the attached for how to apply.

Jobs, consultancies, internships Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:36:46 +0000
Vacancy Notice: Senior Programme Officer, Equality and Non-Discrimination, UN-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council - by: DaveTrouba
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) seeks a Senior Programme Officer, Equality and Non-Discrimination. The post is now advertised on the website of UNOPS, the WSSCC host agency in the UN system. See here: The application deadline is 9 August 2015.

The purpose of this P4-level post is to deepen and consolidate WSSCC’s work on equality and non-discrimination using hygiene and sanitation as an entry point to voice, agency and social justice. This requires a combination of policy analysis, evidence gathering through applied research, and effective knowledge management and strategic advocacy with key stakeholders in national and local government together with linked capacity on the ground to implement change. It also requires networking and effective advocacy with partner UN organisations, international NGOs, think tanks and research institutes to strengthen the normative agenda. Further, it entails establishing, managing and maintaining programme partnerships with select international organizations, member State governments, and private sector companies.

Please feel free to share this notice within your respective networks.

With regards,

David Trouba]]>
Jobs, consultancies, internships Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:53 +0000
Intern in our project - Sustainable Sanitation Alliance - by: secretariat
GIZ is currently looking for an intern to support the SuSanA secretariat in Eschborn, Germany for three months.

Time Period
03.08.2015 - 30.11.2015 (It is possible to extend the internship up to 6

Your Tasks
You will carry out various tasks for the Sustainable Sanitation programme. The focus of your activities will be supporting the work of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) secretariat. This includes a wide spectrum of tasks such as working on the content management system, preparing presentations, uploading photos to our photo database on flickr, and supporting the SuSanA forum community manager, uploading documents to the SuSanA library and improving and supporting further development of the SuSanA website. Furthermore, your tasks will include support of event logistics and organisation, social media campaigns, web-research, screening and compilation of
information, literature as well as editing and reviewing of texts on sanitation related topics.

Find the job advertisement attached or read it online here (JOB-ID: 22910).
Please apply ONLY via the GIZ-online portal before July 12, 2015!

For additional information or questions please contact Mr. Jan Schlenk
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Jobs, consultancies, internships Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:31:31 +0000
Research - PhD Studentship in Environment Engineering - by: secretariat
The University College London offers a PhD Studentship in Environment Engineering, closing date for applications is the 31 Jul 2015!
Click here for the job description.

Vacancy Information
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship to work on a Unilever and UCL funded project that seeks to develop a human safety risk assessment framework to identify interventions and inform strategies to reduce exposure to pathogens in container-based sanitation value chain.

Applications are invited from UK and EU members, residing in UK. Applicants must meet EPSRC eligibility requirements found here

Luiza Campos
Contact details
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Jobs, consultancies, internships Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:39:22 +0000
WASH Technical Advisor - South Sudan - by: PopServIntlOC
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 seeks qualified, dynamic candidates for the consultancy of WASH Technical Advisor for a USAID funded health program in South Sudan. Under this project, the Technical Advisor will be responsible for planning, supervising, and implementing the WASH strategy.

The current portfolio is comprised of various interventions addressing diarrheal disease prevention, such as behavior change communications program on point-of-use (POU) water treatment products, including social marketing of Waterguard chlorine tables and PUR chlorine-based powder, proper hand washing practices and sanitation marketing. The WASH Technical Advisor will work closely with USAID-funded primary contractors: JHPIEGO, Proctor and Gamble (P&G), UNICEF, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water Resources & Irrigation (MWRI), WHO, and a wide array of local and international NGOs.


The Advisor’s responsibilities include representing PSI in a complex political context, fund-raising, and strategic planning and overall management of the programs.

This consultancy is based in Juba, South Sudan, with 40-50% field travel. As this is a multi-partner project, this consultancy will be seconded to the lead partner and reporting to the project’s Technical Director. The consultant will also work in close liaison with the PSI Deputy Country Representative and collaborate closely with other PSI departments that include WASH, M&E, sales and marketing.


Technical Support

*Provide technical support for staff working on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects
*Provide technical oversight and strategic direction for program implementation and development;
*Coordinate supply of inputs with the Warehousing and Logistics Manager and manage a value adding supply chain
*Participate in Technical Working Groups at Government and State Levels as needed;
*Support the Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative in strategic planning and overall institutional development.
*Travel to field sites as needed for assisting and training field staff
*Oversee implementation of all WASH programs, including sales and distribution in Central and Western Equatoria States in South Sudan;


*Maintain knowledge of water and sanitation approaches for disaster response and support to Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) structure with appropriate WASH information as well as the support of WASH officer on DARTs.
*Mobilize appropriate water and sanitation measures in disaster response

Assisting with WASH staff hiring and Training

*Assist PSI in the screening and selection of WASH program staff, through review of application documents, interviewing and selection
*Manage, mentor, train and coach program staff responsible for program implementation;
*Plan, assign, and direct work to be undertaken;
*Advise on performance of employees;
*Develop systems to motivate, reward and discipline employees;
*Develop a system to address complaints and resolve problems.
*Compile, review and prepare financial, technical and other reports as required by donors and PSI/Washington;

Supervisory responsibilities

*Enforce policies and ensure contractual compliance;
*Prepare and supervise the implementation of annual marketing, sales and distribution plans;
*Keep a database of updated information regarding completed work, contacts, and situation context.
*Professionally present regular written and oral reports to the Country representative donors and Local Government officials or as requested.

Proposal/program development

*In collaboration with the Research Department, coordinate program-related research activities, including product coverage and distribution surveys, project baseline and end-line surveys and qualitative studies to inform communication and sales strategies;
*Develop new water and sanitation programming
*Participate in the writing of proposals for new projects with water and sanitation as their sole or partial (integrated) focus, ensuring that WASH proposals are in alignment with the objective of delivering evidence based results and any other requirements in project management guidelines
*Review and provide feedback on all grant and project proposals to ensure that projects meet quality standards for excellence
*Responsible for all aspects of program management for all grants funding including budget oversight;
*Develop proposals and identify funding opportunities as appropriate;

Networking in the field, and research/pilots and concepts

*Attend Cluster meetings and other related networks;
*Maintain awareness of appropriate water treatment technology options, and new developments in this field
*Network with potential sectoral donors
*Coordinate in the field with peer organizations, and national partners
*Establish and maintain new partnerships with private and institutional distributors to facilitate access to products and services in project areas;
*Coordinate brand advertising and promotion activities including working with creative agencies and designers;

Job Requirements


*Relevant post-graduate degree or equivalent experience;
*Minimum four years of WASH program management experience;
*Demonstrated ability to manage multi-sectoral programs with diverse funding streams;
*Budget and contractual compliance experience;
*Familiarity with international health development issues, and the international donor community;
*Knowledge of social marketing;
*Proficiency in the use of Information Technology and tools
*Exceptional and established diplomatic skills;
*Excellent written and oral communication skills;
*Knowledge of USAID requirements is a significant advantage;
*Experience with social mobilization programs in Africa is an advantage

The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker and will have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills; interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; a proven ability to produce results in difficult circumstances; and the ability to work efficiently and quickly under pressure. The ideal candidate will come equipped with a good sense of humor, the willingness to live with basic amenities, and ready to deliver results in a challenging environment.


*6 month contract

Closing date for receiving applications: 15 June 2014
Please apply by emailing a CV, cover letter, and copies of documents of eligibility to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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