SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:52:44 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb COP for Sanitation Service Delivery proposal (West Africa) - by: KDeierlein Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is seeking a Chief of Party for an anticipated $16 million USAID-funded sanitation service delivery project in West Africa. The project seeks to increase the use of improved sanitation, expand the safe disposal and use of fecal waste, and disseminate learning on market-based approaches to sanitation. With a focus on Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and Benin, the five-year project is slated to cultivate the private sector in sanitation programming in urban and peri-urban areas.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the program, particularly in technical areas such as private sector support and/or sanitation;
  • Effectively represent Global Communities to the program donor and host country governments;
  • Provide oversight of the project’s financial management and procurement systems;
  • Make key decisions and solve problems under tight deadlines while ensuring operational and program integrity;
  • Ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans and performance and financial reports;
  • Provide effective leadership to ensure integration of program implementation among partner organizations.


  • Master’s degree or higher in Business or Management;
  • A minimum of 20 years of experience in the private sector or providing technical assistance to improve private sector performance;
  • At least 10 years of successful experience as Project Director of large donor-funded technical assistance teams for projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries;
  • Prior experience with private sector development programs;
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other implementers and teams carrying out USAID- and other donor-funded programs, including activities in different sectors such as agriculture, energy, environment, and democracy/governance;
  • Capacity to effectively deal with and resolve conflict; strong writing, presentation and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in English mandatory, French highly preferable.

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and CV on our website.]]>
Announcements Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:39:25 +0000
Journal: Africa Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - March/April 2014 edition released - by: mwaniki
Thanks for pointing out some omissions of links in certain articles in the latest edition of the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. These links were inadvertently missed out erroneously and we hereby apologize to you and the community.

Our editorial policy spells out special responsibility to avoid any process that would compromise our integrity. The Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene magazine operates on a policy of fairness and honesty in information dissemination.

Members of the forum reserve the right to point out any anomaly in substance or any material that is irrelevant to the interest of the Alliance and should notify the moderator for action.

Kind regards / Mwaniki]]>
Announcements Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:27:15 +0000
Re: Dutch TV documentary on sustainable water and wastewater - the power of water - by: AquaVerde
Eva Gladek put it right, it is all about going for Circular Economy, lucking for system orientated solutions. In my opinion, the beloved sustainable sanitation aka ecosan is just and only a small part of it and should not end up as an "unusual" object orientated solution.

Announcements Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:30:35 +0000
Dutch TV documentary on sustainable water and wastewater - the power of water - by: MRonteltap
Just finished watching a super interesting tv documentary on more sustainable water and wastewater management. Most is in Dutch, but the parts on an ecological neighborhood in Amsterdam is in English, as well as an interview with a Hungarian gentleman introducing Organica (was new to me - looks great!), and a visit to our "own" zenrainman!!

Really nice. I'll see if they will allow me to add English subtitles.

All the best,
Announcements Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:22:24 +0000