3 Vacancies at UNESCO-IHE

Three positions have opened at UNESCO-IHE:

We are looking for two (junior) lecturers in Non-Sewered Sanitation and one (junior) lecturer in Sanitary Engineering.

Please take a look on https://www.unesco-ihe.org/working-unesco-ihe for more information and to apply.

Consultancy call: Evaluation of Urban WASH Sector Functionality in WSUP Programme Countries, 2016-2020

Budget: Up to £160,000 including costs and all taxes inclusive of VAT
Deadline for bids:
Wednesday 14 December 2016 at UK 1700 hours

WSUP seeks a consultant to support an urban WASH sector functionality assessment process in six countries.

Specifically, the Consultant will be required a) to finalise WSUP’s existing urban WASH sector functionality framework, creating rating scales for each of the 30 items of this framework; b) to lead assessment of urban WASH sector functionality in WSUP’s six focus countries (Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zambia), through a process probably centred around two-day in-country workshops in early 2017 and late 2020, with a probable remote mid-term assessment in late 2018 or early 2019; and c) in parallel with this process, to additionally assess WSUP’s contribution to any observed change in sector functionality at mid-term and in 2020, as a key process of independent evaluation of WSUP’s performance under its grant from DFID 2016-2020.

Maximum total budget (inclusive of expenses and taxes including VAT) is GBP 160,000. This is necessarily an urgent procurement, with start-up in January/early February 2017 necessary in order to be ready for the first in-country workshops planned for March 2017.

Bid submission deadline is 1700 UK time on Wednesday 14 December. Bid format has been designed to be relatively simple and non-onerous. We are happy to respond to clarification queries.

The full ToR can be found on the WSUP website, which outlines the application process.

Research and Policy Leads (x3) – WSUP

WSUP Kenya, WSUP Ghana and WSUP Bangladesh are all recruiting Research & Policy Leads/Specialists to support sector influence and research activities in each country.

This role will entail developing and implementing WSUP Ghana/Kenya/Bangladesh’s sector influence strategy from 2016-2020, and providing key support to the respective Country Programme Manager. In conjunction with WSUP’s Evaluation, Research and Learning team (based in London), the Research & Policy Lead/Specialist will design and manage the organisation’s research-into-policy programme from 2016-2020. The successful candidate will coordinate WSUP’s research and research-into-policy efforts, as well as their country team’s ongoing sector influencing/advocacy work, ensuring cohesion between WSUP Ghana/Kenya/Bangladesh and WSUP London regarding research and sector influence.

Successful candidates will have substantial research experience, and significant experience of pro-poor influence/advocacy/lobbying work in a development context.

Candidates must have the right to work in Ghana/Kenya/Bangladesh, depending on the role they apply for.

CVs will not be accepted. Please visit the WSUP website here for full job descriptions and more details on how to apply.


We are looking for a WASH Cluster Co-Coordinator

Country: Iraqi Kurdistan – Erbil

Length of contract: 12 months starting from the 15th of January 2017

The position:  Under the supervision of the Country Director and the WASH Cluster Coordinator, you will ensure a coherent and effective response by mobilizing groups of agencies, organizations and NGOs to respond in a strategic manner to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.

More precisely, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Provide WASH technical leadership on quality standards and indicators within the WASH cluster response
  • Act as focal point at national level for emergency response interventions; through linkage with the Sub-national cluster focal points, identify gaps and needs and leading on resource mobilization
  • Provide inputs into response, preparedness and contingency plans with inputs from the focal points
  • Identify areas for upskilling and capacity building sub-national focal points and contribute to capacity building activities
  • Act as the WASH members’ liaison and adviser for inputs into cluster funding mechanisms
  • Provide support to all of the above cluster core functions
  • Stand in for the Cluster Coordinator, where and when necessary in meetings and in other external fora related to the WASH cluster

This position requires high flexibility and mobility in Kurdistan Region.

The applicant: You hold a Master Degree WASH-related technical training with a solid experience in WASH activities and at least 1 year as WASH Coordinator in humanitarian context.

You have a solid experience in representation and liaison with different partners (local authorities, UN agencies, INGO/NGO).

Recognized for your networking skills, you have excellent communication skills.  You have the ability to identify, analyse humanitarian needs and provide potential solutions.

Good knowledge in proposal development process is a great asset.


Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

Couple status possible



We are looking for a WASH Coordinator : 

Country: Iraqi Kurdistan – Erbil 

Length of contract: 12 months starting from the 15th of January 2017

The position:  Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director, you will have to guarantee the quality, relevance and scaling up of WASH strategy and interventions of the mission, in conformity with ACF and international standards and national policies

More precisely, the main responsibilities will be :

  • Design ACF technical country strategy for the WASH Department and contribute to ACF technical expertise
  • Coordinate the identification of needs and the formulation of project proposals
  • Oversee the implementation of programs (emergency and post emergency WASH intervention, emergency preparedness, and develop longer-term program) and ensure their reporting
  • Manage the human resources: recruitment of a Deputy Coordinator WASH, assist and support the PM nationalisation ongoing on Dohuk base and follow-up of 10 WASH staff in Kalar, 25 WASH staff in Dohuk, no visibility for Erbil so far (WASH activities will start on October 30th in camp refugees following Mosul battle)


The applicant: You hold a Master Degree WASH-related technical training with a solid experience of 3 years minimum in WASH activities and coordination in humanitarian context.

You demonstrate the ability to provide professional technical advice in a broad range of WASH technical areas. You are able to work in culturally and ethnically sensitive enviroments, as well as in areas of conflict. You are recognized for your diplomacy, your organization and your analytical skill.
You speak and write English fluently



Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year


To apply, please visit our website: http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/2286/A-WASH-Coo…

Special IWRM Study: Bilharzia / Schistosomiasis – vector snail prevalence and control in Lake Muhazi


To assess the opportunities for reduction of health issues caused by Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) in the human populations around Lake Muhazi, by reduction of vector snails prevalence in Lake Muhazi and nearby water bodies, through ecosystem interventions.


International short term Bilharzia expert / aquatic ecologist


The specialist to be hired for this study is required to hold a Master’s level academic degree in aquatic ecology, hydrobiology, or comparable, preferably in vector biology of schistosomiasis, with knowledge of vector snail populations in the region, and have relevant experience in the fields of this ToR. Experience will comprise freshwater snails, their habitats and ecosystem relationships, and ecosystem interventions.

Input:                                            max 25 working days

Mission planning:

First mission October 2016 (ca. 10 days), second mission to be determined.

Relevant Background

The IWRM Programme, funded by the Government of The Netherlands through the Royal Netherlands’ Embassy in Kigali, supports the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) of the Ministry of Natural Resources in order to enhance capacities at national, catchment, and local (District) level with regard to catchment management and IWRM. The IWRM programme is supported by the IWRM Support Unit (ISU), a consortium of consultants working with the IWRM Department on a daily basis. In the framework of the programme, several studies will be implemented, to support the IWRM Department in particular, and the Government of Rwanda at large, in managing specific IWRM issues, or to support the development of catchment plans for the demonstration catchments of the programme.

Scope of Work

The main activities to be undertaken within the framework of this special IWRM study are as follows:

  1. Development of concise inception report;
  2. Baseline study on vector snails including ecological quick scan of the lake (including field visit) and selected surrounding water bodies, and tests in a laboratory if required.
  3. Assessment of the available documentation from University of Rwanda, RNRA, MINISANTE and the predator fish test from MINAGRI (PAIGELAC project; coordinator tel. nr. 0788306364);
  4. Study of other available documentation, such as the paper on Control of Schistosomiasis in Rwanda and relevant scientific publications;
  5. Discuss with relevant stakeholders (e.g. government and knowledge institutes) and with the epidemiologist of the schistosomiasis epidemiological team);
  6. Develop a long list of potential measures in close cooperation with the UoR team and the study team leader from W4GR (in the first mission);
  7. Assess (in the first mission) the preliminary expected effectiveness and viability of the most promising (short listed) measures, based on literature and discussions with ISU and IWRMD staff and other relevant stakeholders, taking into account the preliminary findings and results of a separate study into the long term water management options for Lake Muhazi ;
  8. Develop conclusions and recommendations on potential interventions and plan the contents of the second mission under guidance of the study team leader;
  9. Provide (in the second mission) a conceptual approach and detailed programme of measures for the reduction or eradication of schistosomiasis around Lake Muhazi, or minimally the local eradication of vector snails at sites where many people are in contact with water, including (if deemed feasible), a reduction of endemic schistosoma intermediate hosts in and around Lake Muhazi, taking into account the possibility of future changes in the management of Lake Muhazi (e.g. if the lake is turned into a multi-purpose reservoir with actively controlled water level fluctuations).

Information and application

Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. 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. For more information, please visit our website: www.snvworld.org

How to Apply

Please apply by uploading your CV and letter in our online platfom https://snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/333145

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement

NB: Only shortlisted will be contacted

Additional information can be obtained from Ms. Zubia Naqvi (Global WASH HR Advisor) Znaqvi@snvworld.org



Vacancy: (Senior) Lecturer on Water Diplomacy (m/f) – 0.84 FTE

The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education offers graduate education in Delft, The Netherlands, and carries out research and capacity building projects all over the world. The mission of UNESCO-IHE is to contribute to the education and training of professionals and to build the capacity of sector organizations, knowledge centres and other institutions active in the fields of water, the environment and infrastructure in developing countries and countries in transition.

UNESCO-IHE has a permanent staff of 180, of which 90 are scientific staff, while about 250 guest-lecturers from academia and industry contribute to the educational programme. Each year 750 participants (incl. about 200 new MSc students per year) from all over the world attend the various regular and short courses at UNESCO-IHE. The institute has an international staff & student community with English as working language


The Department of Integrated Water Systems and Governance provides post-graduate education and training in the area of water management. In addition the Department carries out research and supports the development of education and research capacity in universities and other knowledge centres in the developing world. This Department coordinates the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Master Programme, as well as the specialization in Water Conflict Management of the Water Management and Governance MSc programme. Both programmes provide students with a theoretical and historical understanding of conflict and peace dynamics in water, teach them how to frame issues of water security and cooperation in the broader context of sustainability and climate change, and offer them in-depth knowledge of and skills in the critical analysis of water conflicts, an understanding of socio-hydrological dynamics, and water diplomacy at different scales. The Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Master Programme is jointly delivered by UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands, the University for Peace in Costa Rica, and Oregon State University.

(Senior) Lecturer in Water Diplomacy (m/f) – 0.84 FTE


The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to all areas of UNESCO-IHE’s water diplomacy programme, helping the institute become an important, visible and respected player in a rapidly emerging field of interest. Activities include:

  • Contribute to the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy Master Programme, as well as to the Water Conflict Management specialization in the Water Management MSc programme: teaching, development of curricula and education materials; identification and (co-)supervision of MSc research projects; management and administration.
  • Contribute to relevant water diplomacy capacity building activities: development of curricula to client specifications; development and dissemination of training materials; organization and execution of Tailor Made Trainings; preparation, organisation and facilitation of workshops and seminars in The Netherlands and abroad.
  • Conduct relevant and original research in the field of water conflict and cooperation: design and supervision of research; provision of inputs to research projects of others; pro-active development of and acquisition for new research projects.
  • Contribute to ongoing projects: partnership strengthening; annual seminars, in relation to DUPC2); development of proposals for the acquisition of new projects and carry out other ongoing projects.
  • Actively help developing the Water Diplomacy activities and portfolio of UNESCO-IHE, in collaboration with partners in the Netherlands and abroad.


The successful candidate:

  • Is knowledgeable and has demonstrable practical experience of working in water diplomacy, water conflict management, and transboundary water cooperation;
  • Has experience in navigating between diplomats and policymakers on the one hand and scientists on the other, effectively mediating and translating between the two communities.
  • Has experience in teaching to diverse student audiences, and knows how to make complex political science insights intelligible to water professionals.
  • Has a minimum of 5 and preferably 10 years of relevant professional experience in the field of water and diplomacy:
  • Has a PhD in a relevant field (such as political sciences or law), or demonstrable equivalent professional experience;
  • Is able to guide/mentor Masters students in relevant areas;
  • Has excellent communication skills;
  • Likes and is able to work in a multi-cultural academic environment;
  • Is fluent in English.


Terms of employment

This position is temporary. The initial period is for 12 months, with the potential to extend for a further 12 months. The position is based in Delft, The Netherlands. A competitive salary (grade 11/12) is offered depending on qualifications and experience in accordance with the conditions of employment for Dutch Universities. The appointment implies entry into the Netherlands’ Civil Service Pension Fund (ABP). Candidates must be prepared to carry out long- and short-term missions abroad.


Information and application

Additional information can be obtained from Ms. Zaki Shubber, or Dr. Janez Sušnik (Deputy Head of Integrated Water Systems and Governance Department) (+31 5 215 2368 or z.shubber@unesco-ihe.org / j.susnik@unesco-ihe.org.

Applications (in English), should respond specifically to the requirements, and can be sent until 31 October 2016 including curriculum vitae, motivation letter and the names and contact details of two contactable referees (as one PDF file with your family name as the filename), to UNESCO-IHE, attn. Human Resource Management (E: vacancies@unesco-ihe.org ), PO Box 3015, 2601 DA Delft, The Netherlands, stating vacancy-number 16-IWSG-15.



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