Intern, OECD Water Governance Programme [deadline 12 January]

For the period 9 February – 30 June 2015,  OECD  is looking for an Intern to contribute to the OECD Water Governance Programme with desk research, drafting, coordination, communication and event organisation tasks. In particular, the selected candidate will carry out thematic work, provide support to policy dialogues, and contribute to support the activities of the OECD Water Governance Initiative, a multi-stakeholder network of 100+ delegates from public, private and non-profit sectors gathering twice a year in a Policy Forum.

Applications: send a CV by 12 January 2015 to

Read the full vacancy announcement

Please do not send applications or requests for information to the WASH Vacanies blog.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Learning and Data Associate, GETF, USA

Location: Arlington, VA

Job Title: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Learning and Data Associate

Background on GETF:
The Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF) is a not-for-profit organization based in the Washington D.C. area that works with all sectors in society to create the infrastructure necessary to achieve sustainable development. GETF specializes in providing strategic guidance on water and other environmental issues to government and business clients and developing and facilitating successful public-private partnership for sustainability. GETF’s current clients include Fortune 500 companies, the US Government and communities.

This position will support work related to learning and data throughout GETF’s diverse WASH portfolio, and beyond. This employee will be responsible for helping to gather and identify meaning from many types of information, both qualitative and quantitative. This position will provide support on tasks ranging
from monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, process development, and leading organizational improvement. This position will also provide data and learning support to programs including implementation in the field, web portals, conferences, portfolio management, and more.

A key piece of this work will focus on helping the water sector learn and improve its ability to develop water services that last over time. This will be achieved by supporting the organizing of webinars, WASH Sustainability Forums, and helping to lead additional WASH sustainability efforts to ensure effective
learning across the sector.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is always looking to see how things can be improved, and can get a team excited about their work. This person must have the ability to turn data into stories, and can easily use diverse evidence sources to find solutions to any problem.

  • Requirements:
    BA or higher in related field (e.g. hydro-engineering, data science, international development, etc.)
  • Endless curiosity
  • High level of flexibility
  • Ability to turn an idea or concept into an actual program
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong critical thinker
  • Creative problem solver
  • Entrepreneurial spark
  • Ability to plan for multiple steps in a process
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, and management abilities with key attention to detail
  • Effective oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work and troubleshoot in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Ability to work individually or collaboratively with a team

Suggested Experience:

  • Familiarity with data management programs (MS Access, SPSS, GIS, Google Analytics, etc.)
  • Successful fundraising experience
  • Experience with international development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation experience
  • Time spent working, volunteering, living, studying, or travelling abroad, especially in developing nations

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

WASH Project Manager – Madagascar

Role and Responsibilities

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). This involves assessing WASH needs, designing projects, writing proposals, initiating, effectively managing and reporting on projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction, meeting quality standards in WASH delivery, and manage and train WASH staff.

Take a look at Medair’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene work.

Project Overview

In July 2013, Medair officially launched the Rano Tsara II WASH project, due to last for 42 months. This WASH project will serve over 137’000 beneficiaries within 10 districts, working with the local communities to provide over 700 water points and 800 latrines. The infrastructure will be accompanied by a large-scale behaviour change communication campaign and capacity building process. The identification and training of local enterprises for the construction and installation of new water infrastructure plays an essential role in the project’s objectives to develop the locally available WASH services.


Maroantsetra, with frequent visits to Mananara (north east coast), Madagascar. Take a look at Medair’s work in Madagascar.

Starting Date

February 2015

Initial Contract Details

Full time, minimum contract of 24 months

Key Activity Areas

WASH Project Management

  • Manage the assigned WASH project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame.
  • Develop and implement an appropriate and effective WASH strategy in consultation with other WASH staff and field managers.
  • Set clear objectives and indicators for WASH activities in collaboration with the WASH staff, field managers and, where appropriate, with the local communities.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.

Staff Management

  • Line-manage various team members, including development and training, appraisals, the resolution of conflicts and taking disciplinary measures in coordination with the HR Manager.

Financial Management

  • Manage the WASH budget for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance.
  • Collaborate with the wider Medair team in order to ensure correct procedures and anti-fraud measures are respected.

Communication and Coordination

  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the WASH team, Medair in-country and HQ WASH managers, advisors and other relevant stakeholders.


  • Support the logistics activities of WASH staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of supplies and equipment for the assigned WASH activities.  In particular, assist the sector managers in defining material and equipment needs for the project activities in terms of specifications, quantity and timings in order to ensure an early planning of procurement and logistic needs.
  • Ensure a good level of communication and sharing of information with the support team in order to ensure that the implementation of water infrastructure activities respect Medair’s procedures.


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


  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Strong working knowledge of French (spoken and written)

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field
  • Management experience in a WASH context
  • Experience working in a WASH programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context desirable
  • Experience using GIS software desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP
  • Good communicator
  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation
  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills

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 position based in Maroantsetra, with frequent visits to Mananara and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.
  • The security situation in Maroantsetra and Mananara is stable – the main threat will be from cyclones.

Application Process

Follow this link:, check if you are an Experienced or New Relief Worker and that you fit our standard working criteria, then:

  1. apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or
  2. 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.

WASH ETC Lead, GOAL, Sierra Leone [Deadline 05 December]

GOAL is taking on the management of an Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Sierra Leone in response to the on-going Ebola outbreak. This facility will be fitted with adequate water, sanitation and waste management infrastructure and GOAL will be required to ensure this infrastructure is adequately operated and maintained throughout the period of ETC management and that staff using this infrastructure follow suitable procedures minimise risks.

The WASH ETC Lead will be responsible for managing engineering staff and ensuring all WASH related infrastructure is operating within specified standards to ensure a safe working environment for ETC staff and minimise the risk of other diseases. The role will also manage infection control managers and ensure suitable Standard Operating Procedures are in place and adhered to by hygienists operating within the ETC. The role will manage three additional international staff, and where applicable link to the on-going outreach activities as related to WASH.

Application deadline: 05 December 2014

For the full vacancy announcement and application information go to:




Director of Program Quality, Water for People, USA [deadline 8 December]

Water For People is currently recruiting for the position of Director of Program Quality to lead their International Programs team at their headquarters in Denver, Colorado, USA. This position reports to the Vice President of International Programs.

Requirements include:

  • Oral and written Spanish language
  • At least 10 years of experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene or similar field, with at least five years of developing country field experience designing and implementing programs
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field

Application deadline: 5pm MT, Monday, December 8th, 2014

For the full vacancy announcement and application details go to:

Technical Advisor, Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH), Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on psiwash:

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.

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.


PSI applies its expertise in private sector engagement and market-based solutions to design, develop and implement water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs. PSI’s WASH portfolio includes:

  • 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…

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WASH Project Manager – Generic (All Medair field programmes)

Role and Responsibilities

To plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and effectively manage and report on projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction; meet quality standards in WASH delivery, encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with other stakeholders and manage and train WASH staff.

Project Overview

Emergency Relief and Recovery projects in countries of high vulnerability.


Medair brings life-saving relief and recovery in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.

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