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:

SNV – WASH Consultant, Laos [Deadline November 26]

SNV is looking for a WASH Consultant

Based in Vientiane, Laos

Consulting Contract, 1 year term

SNV Laos is seeking a Consultant to serve as Programme Leader to further develop and lead the SSH4A+ programme. In collaboration with the Sector Leader, the Consultant Programme Leader will contribute to the overall quality of programme implementation of the Laos WASH programs. The Consultant Programme Leader will have particular responsibility for developing and implementing the new phase of the SSH4A+ programme. The Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All programme started in 2008 in three districts in Savannakhet Province. In the coming year (2015) the programme will further develop its approach for long-term sustainability by exploring post-ODF services, treatment and re-use options of human waste in the rural context. A similar programme is conducted in Cambodia.


The Consultant Programme Leader will ensure that the following deliverables are produced:

  • Technical design of a low-cost faecal sludge treatment plant (for pit latrine) that can be implemented in the rural contexts in Laos;
  • Establish partnerships with local pit emptying service providers and provide technical support for treatment plant construction;
  • Explore and assess products (organic manure, charcoal, etc.) that can be produced from sludge and are economical and profitable for businesses;
  • Meet other targets set in the SSH4A+ (additional number of people have access to improved latrine, additional number of people practice handwashing with soap and water in critical times).
  • Develop a new project proposal for a possible next phase.


The Assignment is for 12 months duration (up to 220 days), with a further one year extension negotiable. The consultancy is to commence 1 January 2015.

Consultant Profile

  • A trained engineer with experience in wastewater treatment technologies and familiarity with faecal sludge treatment technologies;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the technical as well as health and safety aspects of re-use of human waste (experience in this area is strongly preferred);
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in WASH service delivery in a management role, preferably in SE Asia;
  • Up to date knowledge and experience in rural sanitation and hygiene, including CLTS, sanitation marketing and BCC or comparable approaches;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the institutional, legal and business development aspects of re-use of human waste;
  • International work experience and the ability to effectively coach and lead a team of advisors;
  • Proven track record in project management, specifically in project planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and financial management for multiple concurrent projects;
  • The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills.


Please submit your cover letter specifying gross daily rate and CV via SNV’s recruitment system at: https://snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/330334 not later than 26th November 2014.

SNV WASH Sector Leader, Mozambique [Deadline November 27]

SNV is looking for a WASH Sector Leader

Based in Nampula, Mozambique

International Contract, 12 months initial term

SNV is seeking qualified candidates for the position of WASH Sector Leader. The WASH Sector Leader is responsible for the overall quality of WASH programs content, business development / resource mobilization, steering the quality of technical advisory services, and overall management of the SNV WASH programmes for SNV in Mozambique. The WASH Sector Leader will enhance the quality and visibility of our WASH programs and position SNV within the national WASH sector. The WASH Sector Leader reports directly to the Country Director and collaborates closely with the WASH global 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 WASH 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, manage, 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 Africa;
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in English and Portuguese required;
  • The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organizational skills.

Start Date: February 2015

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. Our staff 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 completing your application in our in-house recruitment system: https://snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/330325  before November 27, 2014.

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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WSSCC Developing Roster of Senior Consultants for Sanitation and Hygiene Programming Support

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is currently recruiting to populate a roster of Senior Consultants Sanitation and Hygiene Programming Support. Placement on the roster will enable consultants to be contracted on a retainer basis to provide support to WSSCC’s country-level work in a variety of countries in Africa and Asia.  The purpose of these consultancies is to strengthen WSSCC’s range of activities around equity and sustainable and integrated hygiene and sanitation behaviour change at scale, within four main task areas:

Programme support: strengthen equity and hygiene and sanitation behaviour change programming aspects in GSF programmes in selected countries by providing technical support to programmes.

Capacity strengthening: Directly respond to programme capacity needs in relation to equity and/or hygiene and sanitation behaviour change; where appropriate develop capacity building materials or tools; advise WSSCC on the development of systems for equity and/or sanitation and hygiene behaviour change related capacity development.

Learning: In line with the 2012-2016 Medium Term Strategic Plan, inform WSSCC’s sustainable behaviour change and equity related learning agenda.

Country scoping and strategic programme development: Scoping, sector reviews and relationship building to support identification of new programme countries for WSSCC engagement.

The incumbents are professional specialists who are based in or have spent extended periods of time in one or more of WSSCC’s programme countries in Africa and Asia including but not limited to: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda.

For more information and to apply, go to:  https://gprs.unops.org/pages/viewvacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=2620