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: 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:

How to apply 

Please apply by completing your application in our in-house recruitment system:  before November 27, 2014.

Head of Health and WASH, British Red Cross, London, UK.

Opportunity to lead a new team which will provide technical expertise and support with regard to Health and WASH to all of our humanitarian programmes and partnerships across the world. Using your Health and WASH expertise, you and your team will oversee and ensure the delivery of the British Red Cross international strategy with the regional and emergency teams, working through and in support of the operations and programmes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world’s largest independent humanitarian network.

Whilst ideally you will be familiar with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, for this leadership role, key requirements include:

  • extensive experience of working within health and/or WASH in an international humanitarian or development context;
  • substantial experience of developing and managing technical expertise in health/WASH in a developing country context;
  • considerable technical/professional knowledge within health and /or WASH;
  • demonstrable knowledge of the role and function of associated technical, specialist and advisory support services;
  • significant experience of influencing decision makers;
  • leading and developing people, including remote management of overseas-based teams and matrix management.

If you believe you have the skills and experience to help achieve our ambitious targets in this key leadership role, please click on the following link to apply:

Closing date: 13 November 2014, 11:59 pm
Interviews will be held on Friday 21 November and Monday 24 November 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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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:

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:

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

• 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

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.

• 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.

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.

• 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 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.