Sector Leader WASH - NEPAL


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Sector Leader WASH - NEPAL

SNV is looking for a Sector Leader, WASH

Based in Kathmandu, Nepal

International Contract, 2 years initial term

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV Nepal works together with local partners to provide technical expertise in three sectors: WASH, Renewable Energy and Agriculture, thereby contributing to finding local solutions to global challenges and sowing the seeds of lasting change. The WASH program in Nepal contributes to extending access to Water and Sanitation and improving Hygiene and has 3 ongoing programmes in 1) rural sanitation and hygiene, 2) functionality and sustainability of rural water supply and in 3) urban sanitation. SNV aims to integrate cutting edge sector knowledge into these programmes.

SNV Nepal is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sector Leader WASH. The Sector Leader is responsible for the overall quality of program content, business development / resource mobilization, steering the quality of technical advisory services, and overall management of the Nepal WASH programmes. The Sector Leader will enhance the quality and visibility of our WASH programs and position SNV within the WASH sector in the country. The Sector Leader functions as a key member of the country management team, and will work closely with his/her peers in the Asia region and with the global WASH sector team.


Strategic Leadership: develop country level WASH strategy aligned to corporate WASH frameworks;
Advisory Services: lead complex assignments, set benchmarks for results, and monitor quality of advisory services of the sector team;
Programme Management: deliver effective development results, planning and monitoring, financial management, and donor reporting;
Business Development: develop proposals and secure funding for innovative WASH programmes;
People Management: lead and coach the team of SNV advisors, local capacity builders and consultants;
Monitoring & Evaluation: ensure uniform understanding and practice in planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of WASH programs in line with SNV’s internal frameworks;
Representation & Promotion: develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders to improve SNV market position and actively participate in external and internal networks;

Candidate profile

Relevant advanced academic qualification in WASH or related field;
7+ years of relevant experience in WASH service delivery (specifically in our three sub-areas) including at least 5 years in a management role, preferably in Asia;
International work experience and the ability to lead a disparate team of multi-disciplinary advisors in a multi-cultural setting;
Proven track record in resource mobilization; demonstrated programme design, proposal writing, business development, and international donor relationship management;
Proven experience with project planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and financial management;
Established WASH networks and strong relationship management skills;
The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organizational skills.

Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per international standards. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Advisors benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of WASH experts. For more information, please visit our website:

How to apply

Please apply by clicking on and complete your application in our in-house recruitment system before 25 November 2013.

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

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