WASH Sector Leader - Cameroon


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WASH Sector Leader - Cameroon

SNV is looking for a:

WASH Sector Leader

Based in Yaoundé, Cameroon

International Contract

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 Cameroon provides capacity strengthening to local organizations (private, public or NGO) engaged in work for poverty reduction. Within the WASH sector, SNV Cameroon provides advisory services to councils and water management authorities for improved access to safe drinking water to the poorest strata of the population. We strengthen communication among stakeholders in the water sector so that the voice of end users can be taken into account regarding water supply policy at national and local levels. We accomplish this primarily through dialogue, seeking to improve the management and maintenance of systems, leading to improved access to safe drinking water at affordable prices.

SNV Cameroon 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.


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 WASH sub-areas) including at least 5 years in a management role, preferably in central Africa;
Knowledge of good governance practices, and approaches dealing with gender-sensitive, social inclusion and empowerment principles;
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;
Readiness to work and frequently travel in rural areas with minimal amenities;
Excellent communication skills in English and French are required for this position;
The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organizational skills.

Desired start date: February 2014

Duration of contract: 2 years initial contract term.

Working at SNV

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per national 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: www.snvworld.org.

How to apply

Please apply by clicking on snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/328674 and completing your application in our in-house recruitment system before 14th January 2013.

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