Category Archives: NGOs

SNV WASH Team Leader

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation seeks an experienced WASH Team Leader / Programme Manager to lead a multi-country initiative to scale up our Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) approach. The programme – a results-based financing contract funded by DFID – aims to improve access to sanitation for millions of people in nine countries in Africa and Asia. The SSH4A Programme combines work in demand creation – primarily CLTS – sanitation supply chains, hygiene BCC, and governance.

*If you meet the below stated qualifications and think you could be our next Team Leader, please submit your cover letter and CV to SNV via our on-line recruiting system on or before 12 October 2014*

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance to country programme implementation;
  • Directly manage the Programme Management Team (PMT) and matrix-manage the country level project teams;
  • Guide and approve country level results (milestones, deliverables and impact) as a basis for internal invoicing by countries;
  • Coordinate and facilitate all programme interfaces, teamwork and relationships including Finance, HR, administration, donor reporting, contract compliance, budget revisions, stakeholder engagement and communication at the multi-country level;
  • Regularly monitor results and internal budgets as per donor and SNV requirements and through continuous risk management efforts;
  • Represent the SSH4A Results Programme within SNV and to donors and clients;
  • Ensure full and complete programme documentation as well as compliance with all SNV project-related systems and processes and donor requirements (where applicable);
  • Facilitate and contribute to knowledge development, in particular further development of the rural SSH4A product in SNV.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Mandatory: ten (10) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in rural sanitation (CLTS, sanitation marketing and innovative hygiene promotion) in multiple countries;
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Proven ability to manage development projects in WASH, preferably in a multi-country context;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead teams operating at a distance;
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills and experience working in a matrix organisation;
  • Excellent (English) communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills;
  • Willingness to travel routinely to all project locations;
  • Experience with DFID WASH programmes desired;
  • Successful candidates will be proactive and entrepreneurial with demonstrated ability to lead teams to achieve quality and timely results in a multi-cultural, multi-country context.

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract type and duration: initial contract term 2 years, international contract

Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per international standards. We offer opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. For more information, please visit our website:


SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

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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.
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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 (

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

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.

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Executive Director, Green Empowerment (GE), USA [deadline 15 August]

Green Empowerment (GE) is a Portland, USA, based non-profit that works with local partners around the world to strengthen communities by delivering renewable energy and safe water. Founded in 1997, GE works with a network of partners in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Kenya, the Philippines, Malaysia (Borneo) and along the Thai/Myanmar border.

GE is seeking a highly motivated, experienced professional to lead the organization in its next phase of growth. The Executive Director is responsible for coordinating the implementation of Green Empowerment’s Strategic Plan, securing and allocating financial resources for programs and operations, and managing a diverse team operating in six countries.

Applicants must have legal permission to work in the United States.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to by August 15th, 2014

Preferred Start Date: September/October 2014

Read the full announcement on the GE website

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