Emergency WASH Volunteer

GOAL South Sudan operates multi-sectoral programmes in Twic County, Warrap State, Agok and the Sobat Corridor. GOAL supports health, water, sanitation, livelihoods and informal adult education programmes. 
Since violence erupted in South Sudan during December 2013, GOAL has increasingly been involved in emergency response work in both Warrap and Upper Nile states. As GOAL seeks to scale-up WASH response in Upper Nile state additional support is required to guide emergency response WASH programming.
General Description of the Role:
The Emergency WASH Volunteer will be working with the field-based team in Upper Nile and Warrap states and also with the team in Juba. This will entail activities such as supervising hardware construction, ensuring suitable and effective community liaison and hygiene promotion, and liaising with other WASH partners. At Juba level the Emergency WASH Volunteer will report to the WASH Coordinator and Emergency Coordinator to facilitate the smooth running of the WASH response. The overall aim is of ensuring compliance with an emergency response plan and monitoring and evaluation framework. This is a field oriented job necessitating a considerable amount of time working on day to day management issues in challenging circumstances. The volunteer package includes; return flights, pre-departure medical, shared accommodation and a monetary contribution.​ This is an 8 month contract. 

Senior Policy Analyst / Deputy Head of Policy, WaterAid, UK [deadline 03 October]

You will have extensive experience of public policy making processes and a proven track record in delivering robust research and advocacy strategies that have demonstrably shifted policy and practice.

Deadline : 3 Oct 2014
Interview dates : w/c 13 October 2014
Salary : £51,590 – £58,398 pa with excellent benefits

WaterAid is seeking to appoint a Senior Policy Analyst to serve as Deputy Head of its London-based Global Policy team. To be successful, you will need extensive experience of public policy making processes and a proven track record in delivering robust research and advocacy strategies that have demonstrably shifted policy and practice. As a recognised authority in your chosen field of expertise, you will have excellent communication skills and experience presenting at high level events. You will also have experience leading, managing and mentoring cross-organisational teams to deliver on strategic objectives.

Ideally you will have an excellent understanding of the policy debates and implementation challenges relating to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) or other basic services’ sectors. You will have experience in developing and strengthening the accountability, capability or responsiveness of official institutions in developing countries including ‘fragile states’. The ideal candidate will also have a proven track record of delivering original, high quality research and publications and/or devising and implementing high impact advocacy strategies.

No recruitment agencies please.
Please do not send applications or requests for information to the WASH Vacancies blog.

How to apply

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Apply with a CV and covering letter using this online submission form

Norwegian Red Cross: WASH delegate, Haiti (deadline Aug 24th)

The Norwegian Red Cross (NorCross) is looking for a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion (WASH) delegate for the ECHO funded Cholera prevention and early response programme based in Plateau Central in Haiti. The WASH delegate position is related to a 2 year programme linked to the national cholera eradication plan. The programme focuses on cholera prevention, surveillance and early treatment. The key elements of this initiative are water and sanitation related activities and disease surveillance based on mobile technology. NorCross will assist the Haitian Red Cros (HRC) to develop the tools and implement them. Continue reading

Regional Director, SOIL Haiti [deadline 15 September]

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is a US based non-profit organization that has been promoting ecological sanitation in Haiti since 2006 (www.oursoil.org)

SOIL is seeking a Regional Director for its Port-au-Prince office, someone who can help the organization move forward on a range of exciting projects designed to increase access to sustainable sanitation in Haiti and share what lessons learned with other entrepreneurs and implementers around Haiti and globally. SOIL is are particularly interested in candidates with experience in social business development and/or sanitation marketing.

Location: Port-au-Prince
Application Deadline: September 15, 2014
Start Date: before November 1, 2014

Read the full vacancy announcement

Engineering Adviser with Concern Worldwide

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.

Job Title: Engineering Adviser

Reports to: Head of the Health Support Unit

Job Location: Dublin (preferred) or London with up to 40% travel

Contract Details: 2 years

Grade 5 (€40,928 to €48,151)

Job Purpose:

To provide technical advice and support to Concern’s range of engineering activities in order to improve their quality and sustainability.

Description of role:

Concern Worldwide, as part of its emergency and development activities, engages in various infrastructure activities. These include large scale sewage and water supply systems rehabilitation and construction of schools, health clinics and emergency shelter units; road network, bridges and erosion and retaining wall constructions. Disaster Risk Reduction is one of the mainstreaming “pillars” in all our work, and is particularly important with regard to all engineering works. Our risk reducing efforts aim to ensure that our engineering interventions are preventing disasters from happening. This role will provide advice and direct technical support to these projects in order to ensure that quality is maintained.

The position is based in the Health Support Unit in the Strategy, Advocacy and Learning Directorate. The adviser would be expected to liaise closely with the International Programmes Directorate and the Emergencies Directorate.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

Technical Support and quality assurance

• Ensure that standards of technical quality are in line with best international practice and are technically appropriate to the operating context

• Manage the development and roll out of standard operating procedures for engineering works in Concern.

• Provide timely and effective advice and direct technical support to field staff for:

1. Planning, design and budgeting of construction activities

2. Contract tendering and contractor selection and other aspects of contract management as requested

3. Complex and engineering intensive design and installation works, such as structures built to withstand high dynamic impact from earthquakes. typhoons/hurricanes, landslides and tidal surges, tsunamis and flash floods.

• Explore and promote innovative approaches to help ensure the provision of sustainable WASH services including a service delivery approach, supply chain issues, the funding of life cycle costs as well as operational management models.


• Conduct reviews at field level of engineering work when requested

• Provide support to field teams to develop systems for monitoring the operation, maintenance and management of infrastructure

Ensure consistency with Concern’s policies, strategies etc.

• Contribute to the development of WASH programmes so that WASH infrastructure development is in line with Concern’s health strategy that puts emphasis on disease prevention

• Ensure that construction projects are designed in such a way as to reduce risk and vulnerability and inequalities among the beneficiary population and that disaster risk reduction issues are considered.

• Provide support to field teams writing funding proposals and reports

Networking role

• Develop and manage relationships with engineering groups or other networks globally that can provide technical support to Concern programmes.

• Represent Concern in various WASH consortia, working groups and conferences where appropriate.

Training and capacity development

• Conduct site visits as requested to build the performance capacity of Concern’s engineering and WASH staff

• Organize and conduct technical workshops as required

• Manage and support WASH interns and or trainees

• Develop and or provide input to guidance manuals or technical documents as needed

Support Functions

• Assist in the recruitment and training of WASH and other engineering field staff, as requested.

• Participate in Rapid Emergency Response as necessary

Person specification:


• Chartered Civil Engineering

• At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of civil engineering including WASH, logistics and supply work.

• At least three years of experience with NGOs or other agencies in low income countries on complex engineering projects.

• Experience in training and capacity building of local contractors, technicians, government technical staff and working with community groups

• Understanding of the role of quality assurance and advisory functions and how they link and contribute to overall programme quality.

• Good collaboration and interpersonal skills with local, national and civil society stakeholders

• Knowledge of programme monitoring and evaluation

• Good understanding of development issues with emphasis on participation and sustainability

• Excellent report writing skills

• Word processing & excel skills and some knowledge of AutoCAD

• Common sense and team approach


• Specific experience in water and sanitation hardware projects.

• Training/post graduate qualification in contract management and use of participatory methods – assessment/ management & monitoring etc

• Contract management experience with managing large scale infrastructure projects.

• Experience in construction of non-WASH infrastructure in developing country settings such as schools, health clinics and roads.

• Fluency in spoken and written French

To apply:

All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net

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

CV’s should be no longer than 4 pages.

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.

Knowledge Management Associate, The Water Institute at UNC, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

The Water Institute at UNC is hiring a full-time Knowledge Management Associate to be based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. The Associate will work with the Knowledge Manager to provide support to a project on community-led total sanitation (CLTS) with Plan International and a project on household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) with the World Health Organization and the United Nations’ Children’s Fund.

Apply for the job posting here: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/47867


Position Type Temporary Staff (SPA)
Job Title Knowledge Management Associate
Department Name Environment Sciences & Engi
Vacancy ID S005214
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Work Schedule Monday-Friday; 8:30am – 5:30pm (approximately).
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months or less
Posting Close Date 08/11/2014
Description of Work

This temporary position is with the Water Institute at UNC in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

The Knowledge Management Associate will work with the Knowledge Manager to provide support to a project on community-led total sanitation (CLTS) with Plan International and a project on household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) with the World Health Organization and the United Nations’ Children’s Fund.

The Associate will gather, organize, and analyze relevant technical information and research findings and then propose and develop formats for sharing knowledge in an appropriate and accessible way for diverse audiences. Formats may include, but are not limited to, visual aids; training materials; briefing notes; webinars and workshop presentations or activities. A limited amount of primary data collection (through formal and informal methods) may be required. The Associate will also respond to email inquiries from stakeholders; conduct desktop research and perform other tasks in line with the project communications and knowledge management strategy. As part of the position, the Associate may be required to travel internationally 1-2 times per year.

In order to perform this role successfully, the Associate will be expected to monitor and review sources of the latest research and news relating to CLTS (community led total sanitation)and HWTS (household water treatment and safe storage).

Education and Experience

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Prefer a graduate degree in one or more of the following: public health, international development, the social sciences, communications, and/or journalism or similar.

Prefer a minimum of 2 years experience working in communications for development; knowledge management and/or capacity-strengthening (ideally the water and sanitation sector, but not necessary).

Prefer candidate with prior experience working with diverse audiences in resource-limited, international settings.

Experience in utilizing established and emerging web-based communications channels (e.g. blog posts, social media, and newsletters) and multimedia (photos, video) highly desirable).

-Outstanding interpersonal and critical reasoning skills;
-Strong analytic and report-writing skills, planning and organizational skills and the ability to think creatively about collaboration, knowledge sharing, and audience engagement;
-Self-starting, enthusiastic individual with proven ability to work independent with minimal guidance and take ownership for results.
-Energetic, passionate, a sense of humor and a dedication to global health are essential.

Apply for the job posting here: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/47867

Senior Director, Sanitation Programs, PSI, Patna, India

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We’re looking for a values-driven leader… someone who believes commercial business approaches can generate lasting social good.  We are looking for a leader who can lead an existing high level technical and operations team to deliver results in two large and cutting edge sanitation projects in Bihar, India. These projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are the largest and most ambitious sanitation grants for PSI globally and hence command huge significance within the global organization. We expect the leader to be a catalyst for initiating similar sanitation projects across India and contribute as a key member of the global sanitation team. If this sounds like your cup of tea, read on!


  • Oversee the implementation of two ambitious and innovative sanitation projects focused on social marketing, social franchising and market development approaches
  • Provide effective guidance, mentorship and support to the in-country management technical and management teams
  • Create innovative and nimble methods to test-market and scale new products and services
  • Strengthen supply chain and financing approaches to cost-effectively harmonize upstream supply with downstream demand
  • Increase the degree of our data-driven decision making resulting in better consumer and market insight, as well as enhanced use of routine monitoring data
  • Influence the context in which PSI works in sanitation through representation at relevant technical working groups, conferences, workshops, and policy-oriented forums using appropriate media
  • Develop and implement processes and materials for sharing lessons learned about tools, approaches and models, so that these lessons can be used in future sanitation programs both in India and overseasForge relationships and manage sub-contract development and negotiations; coordinate partner activities and monitor performance against agreed deliverables in sub contracts


Demonstrating Results: You have 10-15+ years track record demonstrating leadership generating tangible results in mobilizing private sector solutions in serving social needs. Solid background in leading large donor contracts is preferred.

Strong Marketing Orientation: Proven skills in leading large marketing initiatives is needed

Forging Partnerships: Proven ability to coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, Government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and project support staff.

Flexible Change Agent: You are a proactive leader who catalyzes innovation by both leading and working through others.

Curious : You’re an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday won’t necessarily work today (or tomorrow), that each context is different.

Analytical : You know your way around a calculator, have a thorough knowledge of consumer and market research, and can speak in cost accounting terms.

Simplify: You quickly distill complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches.

SEND US A NOTE.  Send us a note sharing why you fit the requirements above and how you can contribute.  This position entails up to 30% % travel, and is based in Patna, India.


  • Exempt
  • Level 6


This position is open until filled.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation.

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