SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:53:29 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Technical Advisor, WASH - Washington, DC - by: psiwash
Implementation of market development programs in both urban and rural areas to ensure sustainable sanitation solutions for target populations.
Promotion of healthy hygiene behaviors using social marketing and other innovative and consumer centric behaviour change communications; and,
Marketing and distribution of household water treatment, including working to build local markets for a range of water treatment options;
PSI is seeking an experienced, dynamic and innovation-driven Technical Advisor to lead PSI’s efforts to launch and scale up its WASH programs globally, capture and share best practices, as well as provide technical support to specific country programs to ensure high quality of and measurable impact through their WASH portfolios. PSI is specifically looking for sanitation enthusiasts to focus on incubating and informing scale-up of PSI’s pioneering work to develop sustainable market development strategies for sanitation related products and services in 12 countries.

The full-time position is based in Washington D.C. with 30% travel and reports to the Private Sector Team Leader in the Malaria and Child Survival department.


  • Provide technical support to PSI country platforms in developing and executing sustainable business models for water, sanitation and hygiene, including research on existing markets and barriers to growth.
  • Provide in-country technical assistance on product design, marketing and sales, behavior change communications and integrated approaches (either directly or by working with internal and external resources).
  • Develop and actively promote PSI’s strategy for market development and scaling up sustainable sanitation programs across PSI country platforms, including developing guidance for quality program design and providing in-country technical support for implementation with a particular focus on achieving high coverage and increased use.
  • Help PSI country platforms to raise funds for WASH programs in support of national strategies.
  • Produce and disseminate knowledge products and processes (toolkits, case studies, best practices, peer review publications, etc.) for national and international audiences to accelerate rapid transfer of best practices.
  • Act as the primary technical focal point for WASH for all PSI global services and country platforms.
  • Proactively engage with partners to improve coordination at national and international levels.
  • Influence the context in which PSI works in WASH through representation at relevant technical working groups, conferences, workshops, and policy-oriented forums using appropriate media.


Demonstrating Results: You have 5+ years track record demonstrating leadership generating tangible results in mobilizing private sector solutions in serving social needs in a developing country.

Private sector and Marketing Orientation: You have proven skills in leading large market-based initiatives.

Forging Partnerships: You are able to coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and project support staff.

Flexible Change Agent: You are a proactive leader who catalyzes innovation by both, leading and working through others.

Curious: You are an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday may not necessarily work today (or tomorrow), that each context is different.

Simplify: You quickly distil complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches.

  • Relevant post-graduate degree (MPH, MBA, MSc, ME, etc.) or equivalent implementation experience.
  • Sound technical knowledge of WASH and diarrheal disease control policy and context.
  • Established reputation in the field of WASH programming; knowledge of the partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community.
  • Experience in one of the following areas preferred: marketing, sales, micro-finance, and/or product design.
  • Demonstrated fundraising skills.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; French highly preferred.

Jobs and internships Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:38:24 +0000
The IWA WaterWiki is looking for a Sanitation and Development Editor! - by: CParkerWaterWiki
The review process is absolutely essential for ensuring and maintaining the quality of WaterWiki content.

By reviewing newly-added content you will have your name featured extensively on the WaterWiki and the opportunity to promote your own work via our Editorial Group page, which remains among the top 3 most popular pages on the site.

Please note that this is a voluntary activity and no financial remuneration will be given, however, all reviewers will be entitled to exclusive discount on IWAP books based on their level of contribution, awarded on a 6-monthly basis.

We ask all editors to set up weekly email alerts to be notified of new content and to select relevant content to review as and when it appears. We anticipate that each editor will have to review 2-3 articles in their subject area per month and that probably only 1 of these will require editorial intervention.

We require that all WaterWiki Editors:
  • Hold a teaching or research position at a university or academic institution.
  • Be fluent in academic and professional English.
  • Be pro-active in reviewing all content within their subject area as it appears on the site.
  • Submit a summary of their activities every 6 months along with confirmation of whether they wish to continue in the role

The Editorial positions we are currently recruiting for are:
  1. Spanish-language Editor
  2. Water Law/Policy/Governance Editor
  3. Sludge Management Editor
  4. Drinking Water Quality Editor
  5. Water Supply and Distribution Editor
  6. Sanitation and Development Editor
  7. Water, Energy and Climate Change Editor
  8. Water Resources Editor
  9. Water Treatment Editor
  10. Health-Related Microbiology Editor
  11. Water Reuse Editor
  12. Wastewater Treatment Editor

More positions may be added at a later point.

We will require that all potential Editors demonstrate a deep knowledge of the subject area as well as a basic knowledge of how to use the site.

If you would like to be considered for a position in the WaterWiki Editorial Group, please email Chloe Parker for further information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .]]>
Jobs and internships Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:47:20 +0000
WASH Positions in Sierra Leone - GOAL - by: goalglobalwash
Please note that GOAL is currently hiring for two WASH positions in Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola outbreak.

One position can be found here on the GOAL website

The other position is not posted yet, but focuses more on improving WASH infrastructure in existing health centres.

Feel free to follow the instruction on the website, or alternatively contact me directly with any questions.


Jobs and internships Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:29:13 +0000
Four post-docs required to develop the Nano Membrane Toilet - by: AParker
The Nano Membrane Toilet is designed for single-household use (equivalent to 10 people accepting urine and faeces as a mixture). The toilet flush uses a unique rotating mechanism to transport the mixture into the toilet without demanding water whilst simultaneously blocking odour and the user’s view of the waste. Solids separation (faeces) is principally accomplished through sedimentation. Loosely bound water (mostly from urine) is separated using low glass transition temperature hollow-fibre membranes. The unique nanostructured membrane wall facilitates water transport in the vapour state rather than as a liquid state which yields high rejection of pathogens and some odorous volatile compounds. A novel nano-coated bead enables water vapour recovery through encouraging the formation of water droplets at the nanobead surface. Once the droplets form a critical size, the water drains into a collection vessel for reuse at the household level in washing or irrigation applications. Solids will be processed in a gasifier, generating enough energy to power the toilet. Users will rent the toilet for a small fee which also covers the servicing.

The team is multi-disciplinary, comprising engineers, scientists, designers and social scientists, all of whom are motivated to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems –providing a safe place to go to the toilet. What could you contribute?

We are looking for four talented postdoctoral researchers:

· Research Fellow in Design for Manufacture

· Research Fellow in Membrane Technology and Process Engineering

· Research Fellow in Energy Systems

· Research Fellow in Mechanics and Mechanisms

Salary £30,542 to 34,042 per annum

Closing date for receipt of applications: 28th October 2014
Expected interview date: 30th October – 5th November 2014]]>
Jobs and internships Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:26:57 +0000
Job opportunity: TDY MANAGER (WASH) in Jacmel, Haiti - by: pascalgarde
Deadline: 15 September 2014!

For more information:]]>
Jobs and internships Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:59:30 +0000
Job opportunity: Urban Sanitation Programme Manager (Jacmel, Haiti) - by: pascalgarde
Deadline: 15 September 2014!

For more information:]]>
Jobs and internships Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:55:55 +0000
World Vision Job: WASH Operations Director - by: Doreen
Find attached a job opportunity in World Vision, Ethiopia.

Best regards,

Jobs and internships Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:53:18 +0000
Professional in Sanitary Engineering, Water Provision and Wastewater Treatment (La Paz, Bolivia) - by: pascalgarde
The purpose of the position is to improve the regulation of water provision, wastewater treatment and disposal and the respective supervision of water utilities and suppliers.

Deadline: 20 September 2014

Read the full job description:]]>
Jobs and internships Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:15:06 +0000
Re: Vacancy: WASH Coordinator, GOAL Syria - by: goalglobalwash
I have forwarded your details to our HR Department who will probably be in contact with you about posting the vacancy.


Jobs and internships Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:41:52 +0000
Re: Vacancy: WASH Coordinator, GOAL Syria - by: pascalgarde Would you like us to announce this vacancy on our website?
Let me know by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jobs and internships Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:17:21 +0000
Job opportunity - WASH Advisor - Middle East Region - London-based - by: pascalgarde
This position is focused on leading the WASH strategic directions and program implementation for the organization regional programming to achieve delivery of integrated, evidence based programs that reduce WASH-related morbidity and mortality in emergency and transitional settings.

Deadline: 15 September 2014.

For full job description:]]>
Jobs and internships Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:48:06 +0000
Job opportunity - Environmental Sanitation & Hygiene Education (Freetown, Sierra Leone) - by: pascalgarde]]> Jobs and internships Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:42:36 +0000 Vacancy: WASH Coordinator, GOAL Syria - by: goalglobalwash
More details can be found here:

Feel free to contact me directly for more details.


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Jobs and internships Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:41:22 +0000
Vacancy: Regional Director, SOIL, Port-au-Prince Haiti - by: NPreneta01 Thank you for sharing this announcement widely and helping us find the right person to join our passionate and dynamic team!

For more information, please see attached job description. Additional inquiries can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Jobs and internships Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:37:36 +0000
Vacancy: Project Manager, SOIL, Port-au-Prince Haiti - by: NPreneta01
Please see the attachment for a full description of the position. Inquiries regarding the position can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Jobs and internships Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:00:39 +0000