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.

Description

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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Senior / Principal Water & Sanitation Specialist, IFC (World Bank), USA [deadline 11 November]

The Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department (CNG) of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group, is seeking to recruit a Water and Sanitation Specialist for its headquarters office in Washington, DC.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Lead and/or assist with design and implementation of business development activities
  • Act as in –house advisor to investment staff in appraising new private sector proposals for investments in the water and sanitation sector of emerging economies

Selection criteria include:

  • Fifteen years or more experience in the water and sanitation industry, preferably gained in an operating company and/or a specialized water consultancy
  • Proven ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing
  • Professional engineer with advanced degree

Application deadline: 10 November 2014

Job number: 141093

For more information and to apply online go:  www.ifc.org/careers

Please do nor send request for information or applications to the WASH Vacancies blog

Consultant – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM) [deadline 10 November]

OPM are seeking to recruit a Consultant into their Water portfolio to work primarily on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Core responsibilities of the role include:

  • Delivering high quality technical work across a range of issues – both short-term diagnostic and research work and long-term sector reform projects – in support of developing country governments and international agencies;
  • Supporting the acquisition, implementation and management of WASH projects, including working alongside officials from donor agencies and partner governments;
  • Developing technical skills and capacity in WASH, and building a profile and network with other practitioners and clients.
  • Working across teams with staff from other portfolios, such as health, education and climate change.

Requirements include:

  • An excellent academic record including a Master’s degree in a relevant subject (e.g. economics or a water-related field);
  • A strong track-record of relevant analytical work on WASH in an international environment;
  • Knowledge and understanding of WASH policy and practice, and an ability to apply this knowledge analytically and practically.

For more information and to apply go to:

http://www.opml.co.uk/about-us/join-us/consultant-%E2%80%93-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash

Note: despite the advert, this position does not have to be based in Oxford (though in the first few months there would have to be quite a lot of time spent there).

Emergency WASH Programme Manager – Concern Worldwide Sierra Leone

Contract Grade: B
Contract Length: 6 months
Date Needed By: ASAP
New Post or Replacement: New
Accompanied / Unaccompanied: Unaccompanied
Exact Job Location: Freetown and Tonkolili (50% in each location)
Reports To: Emergency Coordinator –
Responsible For: TBC
Liaises With: CD, ACDP, Health Coordinator Engineering Coordinator, Country Finance Controller, Programme Quality and Monitoring Unit, M& E officer, Programme Support Officer, Consortium Coordination Agencies

Job Purpose:
The key focus of the WASH Manager is to oversee the WASH related Ebola interventions in Tonkolili and Western (Freetown) Districts. The WASH Manager will promote collaboration and coordination with community representatives and civil society structures, and other key stakeholders
The purpose of the WASH PM is to provide technical oversight and management for the WASH component of the Ebola interventions in Freetown and Tonkolili District. The WASH PM will provide support on both hardware and software project components and ensure the project is implemented in line with the proposal and project plan. The WASH PM will provide technical assistance on WASH activities undertaken in the other Concern Worldwide intervention locations

General:
• Lead in developing , concept notes and budgets for WASH activities/projects in relation to the Ebola Response
• Participate in conducting joint WASH assessments and planning responses together with other teams working on Ebola response
• Propose WASH approaches relevant to the context of and Ebola outbreak

Technical:
Ensure that safe and appropriate WASH facilities are implemented for Ebola Isolation/ Holding Centres.
Coordination and Leadership:
• Participate proactively and contribute in the WASH technical working group meetings
• Share information on Concern activities and intervention and promote good relations and collaboration with other actors working on Ebola response
• Take a leading role in interagency WASH coordination fora and develop networks with relevant WASH actors
• Develop strategies and plans that contribute to raising the profile of Concern as an expert organization in the WASH sector

Monitoring and Evaluation:
• Maintain an effective monitoring and planning system, which informs reporting and project design.
• Work with the team to identify and document project learning and success cases and disseminate learning on the Ebola response
• Ensure an up-to-date WASH database is maintained and manage all information related to WASH activities with M & E Officers.
Financial Management:
• Support the WASH – Ebola team to produce timely and accurate budgets and budget revisions for the project.
• Support the WASH Field Manager to manage the project budget and ensure expenditure is in line within agreed project plans and budget.
• Ensure that project expenditure is undertaken in line with finance policies and procedures, and that resources are optimally utilised.

Other:
• Ensure team members are aware of core Concern policies and procedures relevant to their work, and with the support of others, carry out regular briefings on these policies, including the P4, security management, accountability etc. Contribute to the implementation of these policies.
• Together with other project teams members, ensure HIV & AIDS, inequality and risk and vulnerability are analysed, mitigated against and responded to during the overall planning, implementation and management of the WASH project.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
ESSENTIAL
Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
• Qualifications in a discipline related to WASH, Civil Engineering and/or Environmental Health.
• Good capacity in community mobilization and knowledge of participatory approaches.
• Practical experience in construction of water and sanitation facilities (borehole drilling, hand dug wells, low cost sanitation etc.) sustainability of water points, training of WASH committees etc. and in participatory hygiene promotion methods.
• Proven success in implementing community based and led hygiene and sanitation behaviour change including PHAST training, Community Led Total Sanitation etc.
• Experience with water testing and analysis.
• A proven record of effective project and people management.
• Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
• Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally.
• Experience in report and proposal writing.
• Proven financial management skills.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Commitment to Concern’s ethos and values.
• Flexible, adaptable and patient.
• Sound IT skills, including Word and Excel.

Desirable:
• Understanding and experience of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership.
• Understanding and experience of mainstreaming issues of gender equity, ethnicity and HIV and AIDS into project planning and implementation.
• Experience of working in Consortia.
• Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences, experience working in partnership with Governments would be an advantage.
• Experience of working in Africa (or elsewhere under similar conditions) would be an advantage.
• Ability to train local staff and to motivate and develop skills of others.
• Knowledge on using engineering software including AutoCad and GIS.

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:
• Familiarity with logistics, HR, Finance, and administrative processes.
• Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate.
• Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team,
politically and culturally sensitive.
• Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure often to strict deadlines.
• Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humour, and patience.
• Ability to motivate and develop skills of others.
• Facilitation and interpersonal skills.
• Analytical and problem solving skills.

All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date
CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.
Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.
Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.
Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will not be made pending a clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.
Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Norwegian Red Cross: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) delegate, Haiti (deadline Oct 19th)

Please visit this site to apply and to get information about contact persons

The Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement is composed of 189 national societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation is the largest network of humanitarian actors, with 100 million members and volunteers. The Red Cross in Norway has 130000 members and close to 30000 volunteers carrying out activities through the more than 400 offices locally based.

The Norwegian Red Cross (NorCross) is looking for a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) delegate for a MFA funded programme based in Petit Goave, Haiti. The position is related to a 3 year programme linked to the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) contingency plan. The programme focuses on developing mechanisms that allow the targeted communities to cope with extreme weather events in a more effective way. The key elements are to strengthen the community based disaster response teams, to integratewith the onging health programme in Petit Goave, and to support the HRC in the development and implementation of a contingency plan at community and regional level.

The DRR delegate will be based in Petit Goave and support the HRC branch and DRR team in establishing a sound DRR programme in the region of Goave. The DRR delegate reports to the NorCross Country Representative in Haiti. HRC will have the overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the programme while the DRR delegate will be the technical adviser. The delegate will be responsible for providing advice and support related to programme design, development of programme documents including plan of action, budgets as well as monitoring and evaluation systems. He/she will support HRC in the implementation in addition to quality control of the activities.

Main responsibilities

  • Work towards the achievement of Haitian Red Cross’ DRR goals in Haiti, through effective management, coordination, lateral relations and teamwork with HRC counterparts
  • Support national staff in assessment (using VCA toolbox), design, implementation and monitoring of the DRR activities within programme
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to the Haitian Red Cross staff and volunteers to develop and implement the DRR programme in the target areas
  • Provide guidance and assistance to the team on using PMER tools
  • Oversee financial well-being of the programme by analyzing cost effectiveness, ensuring accountability and sound financial management
  • Facilitate trainings and workshops for trainer of trainers, national society staff and volunteers on topics related to the programme
  • Coordinate with the NorCross Health delegate to ensure a harmonized and integrated approach to community based programming and volunteer management, and to manage the transition recovery to development.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with the movement partners (IFRC and other PNSs) and other actors in the field such as NGOs, Civil Society groups, UN agencies, governmental institutions etc
  • Ensure that value-added cross-cutting themes are sufficiently incorporated into the programme design and implementation (gender, youth, violence prevention etc)

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Higher level formal qualification in a technical field, preferably water, hygiene and sanitation, water resources management or another related discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in project managmement, with technical expertise in DRR in development projects
  • Excellent level of English and French is required, oral and verbal
  • Proven experience in budgeting and budget management
  • Experience using participatory/community based approaches
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with partners and lead a team under stressful enviroment
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel to field sites as required by the project
  • Experience with ECHO procedures, requirements and reports is an asset
  • Professional experience from the RC/RC movement is an asset

We offer

  • Contract period: 1 year with possible extension
  • Salary/benefits according to the Norwegian Red Cross’ salary system and relevant qualifications
  • A meaningful job in the world’s largest humanitarian organization
  • Committed colleagues in a positive work environment

Please visit this site to apply and to get information about contact persons

Post-doc researchers needed for Nano Membrane Toilet

Cranfield University is looking for people to join its team to develop the Nano Membrane Toilet, a toilet designed to serve the 2.5 billion people globally who currently lack access to sanitation.  The toilet must work without using any water, external power and without connection to sewerage.   The first phase of development is now complete, and Cranfield University have just received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue the toilet’s development and prepare for field testing.

The Nano Membrane Toilet http://www.nanomembranetoilet.org/ 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

https://jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=4009&p_web_page_id=198124

·         Research Fellow in Membrane Technology and Process Engineering

https://jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=4009&p_web_page_id=198122

·         Research Fellow in Energy Systems

https://jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=4009&p_web_page_id=198119

·         Research Fellow in Mechanics and Mechanisms

https://jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=4009&p_web_page_id=198120

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

WASH Programme Coordinator – Concern Worldwide, Haiti

Reference:JO/WAS/HI
Country: Haiti
Job Title: WASH Programme Coordinator
Exact Job Location:Port au Prince, Haiti
Reports To:Assistant Country Director Programmes
Responsible For: Provision of technical and strategic guidance to Concern’s WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Programme in Haiti, ensuring integration and coordination with Concern’s Livelihoods and Education programmes
Liaises With:Country Director, Assistant Country Director Systems, Area and Programme Coordinators, WASH Programme Managers and Officers, Programme Support Officers
Job Purpose:
To lead and support the implementation and strategic development of the WASH Program in Haiti, incorporating risk and vulnerability, inequality and protection, in line with Concern policies and strategy, donor proposals, Government policies, and in conjunction with the programme coordinators of the relevant sectors.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Programme implementation:
• Technically support and advise Managers and Officers of Concern WASH programme in both rural and urban environment on planning, design, and construction of WASH facilities and services, borehole drilling and construction. Work also includes design and installation support of conventional piped water systems, with intake, storage and treatment structures,
• Guide technical staff in the design of water supply schemes, measurement/costing of structures and engagement of contractors where required. Provide necessary technical oversight to contracted and in-house borehole drilling and piped water scheme construction teams.
• Guide technical staff in design, measurement and costing and contracting of sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and services.
• Ensure the development, implementation and periodic review of detailed annual Implementation plans for the various WASH programmes/projects.
• Identify and promote best practices and appropriate design and construction of WASH related facilities and systems, considering environmental, sustainability and appropriate technology issues.
• Promote and ensure appropriate participation and equitable access of beneficiaries and communities through appropriate mechanisms
• Support the WASH team in identifying the training needs of water/sanitation and hygiene management structures, helping them to design and facilitate appropriate training and follow up models.
• Ensure the effective promotion of appropriate hygiene and sanitation messages using practices and strategies that place emphasis on development and/or adaptation of culturally acceptable information, education, communication and behaviour change.

Programme Development
• Continuously review WASH strategy, programming as well as implementation methodologies to appropriately address and accommodate shifting and/or emerging field context, donor requirements, Government and WASH sector policies as well as to respond to unravelling emergencies.
• Technically support the WASH team in organizing, executing, analysing and reporting on needs assessments and surveys.
• Contribute to the development of strategy for a multi-sectoral programme that links to the country strategic plan for 2014-2017
• Support the program team with developing concept papers, project proposals and budgets for WASH projects
• Together with other programme teams ensure DRR, inequality and risk and vulnerability are analysed, mitigated against and responded to during the overall planning, implementation and management of the WASH programme
• Work closely with livelihoods staff to ensure the coherence of WASH and Livelihoods interventions on the La Gonâve multi-sectorial programme

Human Resources:
• Participate in the recruitment of key programme staff
• Ensure that there is a clearly defined structure, up-to-date job descriptions, and reporting mechanisms for each team member. Guide Programme/Project Managers in optimal staff deployment, carrying out regular functional reviews to ensure that the team establishment matches the prevailing workload and skill requirements.
• Together with line managers, agree clear performance objectives for key programme staff; and input to performance reviews in a timely manner.
• Provide technical and capacity building support to the WASH team, including training and mentoring in the planning, design, management and implementation of the water, hygiene promotion and sanitation programmes.

Networking
• In close cooperation and collaboration with the national water agency, DINEPA, with its district/regional structures, the health department MSPP, and other actors including international agencies, local government structures (Mairies, CASECs, ASECS), Plateform en Eau Potable et Assainissement (PEPA) as well as other potential stakeholders and key actors, coordinate, support and promote the implementation of all WASH activities.
• Actively participate and represent Concern in WASH meetings as well as in other relevant external meetings as requested by line manager
• Promote consultation and interaction with the Health Support Unit, the Construction Manager and the Engineer in the Emergency Response team in Dublin as well as with the Concern Worldwide WASH network to deepen in- country programming and integrate emerging Concern sectoral trends and best practices from other countries.

Monitoring & Evaluation
• Ensure all staff are trained in M&E methodologies and that they understand and execute their roles and responsibilities.
• Support relevant program managers in the development of quality programme and donor reports, ensuring these are submitted to the ACD-Programmes in a timely manner, according to schedule
• Ensure and facilitate optimal Implementation of M&E system as well as M/E plans for new projects, coordinating regular reviews and necessary modifications.
• Ensure the maintenance of an up-to-date WASH database and manage all information related to WASH activities and share it with relevant actors/key stakeholders.
• Ensure efficient documentation of program documents according to agreed classification method

Other
• Contribute to organisational accountability initiatives, including overseeing the roll out of commitments of Concern under the HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership)
• Adhere fully to the commitments and rules of Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and Code of Conduct (P4 and CofC), including the respect of confidentiality
• Report to the appropriate manager all violations of the P4 or CofC
• Undertake any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the ACDP/CD or their designate.
• Support and lead with humanitarian responses as these arise and as requested by the CD

PERSON SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL
Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

• At least a relevant BSc. degree (Water/Environmental/Civil Engineering, )
• At least four years working in development and emergency settings for an international NGO in the field of WASH, with at least 2 years’ experience in the management of a rural/urban WASH programme
• Good experience and understanding of behaviour change processes
• Experience and sound understanding of the mechanisms required for ensuring WASH hardware sustainability and supporting rural communities to establish rural water tariff mechanisms in line with national Government policies; as well as a good grasp of appropriate methodologies for achieving sustainable behaviour change in WASH
• Capacity building experience, including identification of training needs and training experience
• Proven ability in report writing, research and documentation
• Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation techniques and a good grasp of project cycle management.
• Experience of collaboratively working with local authorities, partners, NGOs and UN Agencies
• Excellent communication skills in English and proven experience in proposal writing and donor reporting.
• Good analytical, planning and time management skills.
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Desirable:
• French language skills
• Knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS software packages

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:
• Familiar with logistics, HR, Finance, and administrative processes
• Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate
• Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team,
politically and culturally sensitive
• Ability and willingness to live in basic conditions for long periods of time, to regularly travel on boat as well as on difficult tracks, to walk to areas which are inaccessible by road, to work in isolated rural areas and to live and operate in sensitive safety & security environments.
• Ability to cope with stress, work under pressure often to strict deadlines
• Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humour, and patience
• Ability to motivate and develop skills of others
• Facilitation and interpersonal skills
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions
• Methodical and thorough

TO APPLY:
All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date.

CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

All candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application deadline.

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.
Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will not be made pending a clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.
Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.