WASH Project Manager

Role & Responsibilities

Plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). This involves assessing WASH needs, designing projects, writing proposals and initiating and effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Providing technical support, leadership and strategic direction, other important aspects of the role include meeting quality standards in WASH delivery, encouraging beneficiary participation, liaising with other stakeholders and managing and training WASH staff.

Project Overview

In response to the ongoing crisis in Iraq, Medair’s programme is delivering emergency assistance to Iraqi IDPs, returnees and host communities in Dohuk, Ninewa, Kirkuk and Salah-al-Din.  Projects include Emergency Health Response, Shelter and NFI Assistance, Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance and WASH. The Iraq programme operates within the Medair Middle East programme, collaboration, coordination and shared learning of projects is expected within the region.

 Take a look at Medair’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene work.

 Medair

Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired and motivated by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. Internationally recruited field and headquarters staff lead the organisation, supported by nationally recruited staff to implement programmes locally.

 Workplace         

Field based position in Dohuk, Iraq. Take a look at Medair’s work in Iraq.

 Starting Date

As soon as possible

Initial Contract Details

Full time, 24 months

Key Activity Areas

WASH Project Management

  • Manage the assigned WASH project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame.
  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned WASH project(s), working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local authorities (where applicable) and local WASH staff.
  • Develop and implement an appropriate and effective WASH strategy in consultation with other WASH staff and field managers.
  • Set clear objectives and indicators for WASH activities in collaboration with the WASH staff, field managers and, where appropriate, with the local communities.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise WASH activities, overseeing the technical design, execution and evaluation of progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.
  • Develop new proposals, linked to the country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers
  • Work with the Emergency Response to assist with the identification of future areas for WASH interventions including assistance with WASH Assessments in terms of design and implementation.

Staff Management

  • Line-manage the WASH staff of the assigned project(s), including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc. It may also be necessary to line manage other WASH project staff.
  • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of project objectives, progress, current work plans and to provide the opportunity for feedback.
  • Provide coaching and technical supervision for staff in order to develop ownership and full responsibility for WASH activities.
  • Assess the training needs of WASH staff and ensure that appropriate training is provided / conducted.

Financial Management

  • Manage the WASH budget for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance.

Communication & Coordination

  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned WASH team, Medair in-country and HQ WASH managers and advisers and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.
  • Participate in WASH coordination meetings and other working groups or meetings as required, representing Medair and feeding back to the WASH staff and field managers on relevant issues.

Logistics

  • Support the logistics activities of WASH staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of supplies and equipment for the assigned WASH activities.
  • Ensure procurements plans are developed for each project in coordination with the PSM or LM.
  • Liaise, as necessary, with the WASH, logistics and finance staff to ensure items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly.

Quality Management

  • Promote and use the Medair Box and other operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed.
  • Ensure WASH projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards i.e. Sphere and HAP standards.

Field – Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Live, work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.
  • Instigate and contribute to prayer times within internationally recruited staff and HQ teams.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

 Qualifications

  • Higher level qualification in a technical field, preferably in water and sanitation.

Languages

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field.
  • Management experience in a WASH context.
  • Experience in training / mentoring / coaching staff.
  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP.
  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.
  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills.
  • Able to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks.
  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner.
  • Able to take the initiative in project decisions.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.

 Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field

Relief experience

  • Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience (Experienced Relief Workers).
  • Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience (New Relief Workers).

Professional

  • Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise.
  • Overseas intercultural experience.

Values

  • Fully committed to the Medair values; to reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, and external contacts.

Personal qualities

  • Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions.
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit.

Availability

  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.

Final selection.

  • All potential candidates for field positions must successfully complete the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC). Information, dates and related costs can be found via this link.

 Benefits Package provided to all Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)

  • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss Headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing.
  • Security training for those going to insecure environments.
  • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country.
  • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service).
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food).
  • Annual leave.
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post-assignment coverage, including debriefing.
  • Disability insurance.

Specific benefits for Experienced Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience)

  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, starting from USD 1,700 per month.
  • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings.
  • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts.
  • Highly subsidised contribution to Medair ROC travel and accommodation costs.

 Working Conditions

  • This is a field-based position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced.

 Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medair organisational values.
  2. Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Then to apply, go to the “Current Vacancies” page then:

  1. apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or
  2. apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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Request for Expressions of Interest: WHO/UNICEF Technical consultant to strengthen WASH monitoring, based in AMCOW, Abuja, Nigeria [deadline: 7 October]

The WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation and the WHO-led UN-Water GLAAS initiative is seeking a consultant to provide technical assistance on monitoring activities to the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Duration: 12 months

Applications should be submitted by 7th October 2016 to glaas@who.int and should include: i) an up-to-date curriculum vitae; ii) a motivation letter outlining experience and skills, iii) a description of how these are relevant for the current position; and iv) links to relevant work, articles or report in this field. Successful applicants will be contacted by mid-October and be invited to be part of an interview week of 22nd October 2016.

For further details, read the full Terms of Reference.

A WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE TECHNICAL ADVISOR – Middle East

We are looking for :

A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical Advisor for Afghanistan, Jordan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Yemen countries

Based in Amman, Jordan

Responsibilities : Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director of pool desk and under the functional responsibility of the referent of the WASH Department, you will support field and HQ teams to ensure the quality, relevance and technical innovation of ACF interventions.

More particularly, you will be responsible for:

Provide contextual technical analysis to the pool desk and the missions on technical issues across the geographical area :

  • Decline learning strategies on regional technical operation positioning, in collaboration with the Head of the regional office

Provide technical advice to the WASH Head of Department of the missions :

  • Provide your technical expertise and advice the WASH Head of Department
  • Provide your support on technical choices
  • Propose a strategy of capitalization, appropriate tools and methods for its implementation
  • Develop the partnership approach (local NGOs, private and academic sectors)

Promote and evaluate the technical quality of interventions in the missions :

  • Contribute to the definition and updating of intervention strategies developed by the missions
  • Disseminate internal technical standards and reference documents and accompany implementation
  • Evaluate compliance with ACF technical standards through field visits and internal audits, produce recommendations to improve program performance
  • Participate on the production of technical and operational articles, in collaboration with the regional communication officer
  • Monitor performance and quality of programs

Develop the technical expertise of the field teams :

  • Capitalize best practices developed on missions
  • Propose innovative approaches and intervention methodologies to the missions
  • Develop internal training modules and conduct training modules
  • Organize and participate in regional technical workshops

Participate and influence the regional coordination of the WASH sector :

  • Participate in regional technical platforms
  • Develop local partnerships (private, public, NGO) to supplement local capacity
  • Develop new methods of intervention, in line with ACF and other NGOs, appropriate to the Middle East region

Participate in the human resource management of the WASH sector :

  • Ensure the role of functional reference of WASH Head of Department, assess their skills and needs for development
  • Carry out technical recruitment interviews for expatriates
  • Brief, train, and debrief expatriates
  • Develop the recruitment for local experts
  • Develop links with local academic institutions

Promote technical advances and contribute to the development of ACF expertise in the field :

  • Participate in the development of reference materials on the sector
  • Solicit other partners (NGOs, UN agencies, scientists in institutes, universities, …) to exchange documents and methodologies
  • Analyze problems encountered in the field, propose research priorities for the missions and animate their thinking

Qualification and previous experience : You hold a bachelor degree in WASH (hydrology, hydrogeology, hydraulic and/or environment), you have at least 3 years of WASH humanitarian experience and 1 year at a coordination level. Field experience with ACF as well as knowledge of the pool desk’s countries would be a real asset. Rigorous and organized, you have good interpersonal skills and must be able to make decisions quickly while managing priorities. You work well in a team and are able to adapt to different situations and interlocutors.
Fluent French and English are required.

Status : Expatriate Contract – 12 months fixed term contract – Full-time

Annual Salary : Gross monthly salary is ranging from €1948 to €2498. Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, individual accommodation, health and repatriation insurances are covered by the organization. 5 weeks of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) are available per year.

Family status is possible.

Starting Date : As soon as possible

 

To apply, please visit our website: http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/2086/A-WASH-Technical-Advisor/

WASH & Infrastructure Advisor

Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the WASH and Infrastructure staff. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the WASH & Infrastructure aspects of the country programme. Coordinate and network at a senior level with national and regional WASH and Infrastructure authorities and other NGOs. Lead on all WASH and Infrastructure elements of proposals and reports, providing capacity building for national and international staff. Promote best practice in the WASH and Infrastructure programmes and contribute to the overall management of the country programme.

Project Overview

Emergency health, WASH and infrastructure projects targeting displaced, war affected and vulnerable populations in NE Congo. Projects aimed at long term and sustainable behaviour change in general population and state health employees to improve public health and humanitarian access.

Workplace

Goma, D.R. Congo

Starting Date

As soon as possible

Initial Contract Details

Full time, minimum contract of 2 years

Key Activity Areas

WASH & Infrastructure Project Technical Oversight

  • Maintain an overview of the country WASH and Infrastructure programme and of the regional context, with a view to strategically developing new projects in current sites and/or surrounding regions, and proactively planning for responsible exit.
  • Give technical advice to field managers and HQ on potential involvement in new WASH and Infrastructure interventions, including NFI distributions, and internal WASH and Infrastructure capacity for implementation.
  • Define appropriate policies, guidelines and protocols for WASH and Infrastructure work in country, in consultation with HQ advisors, field managers, in line with government, Sphere and WHO guidelines.
  • Provide technical support to the WASH and Infrastructure teams in all project sites, including the evaluation and impact analysis of current projects and the writing of donor proposals and reports.
  • Carry out regular monitoring visits in conjunction with field managers, ensuring that project objectives are met within the stated timeframes and in accordance with recognised international standards.
  • Supervise and monitor the development of reporting systems for data collection (qualitative and quantitative), analysis and follow-up; feedback to relevant staff, donors, partners and other agencies.
  • Maintain oversight of WASH and Infrastructure supplies ordered for health projects, supporting WASH and Infrastructure and logistics staff in the coordination and quality control of WASH and Infrastructure supplies. Input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in projects.

Representation

  • Develop relationships with Ministry of Roads, Environment, Public Works, UN, NGOs, donors, partners and stakeholders, to raise awareness of Medair and ensuring good co-operation and partnerships.
  • Accompany donors on field trips; ensure programme details are transmitted in a timely manner.
  • Represent Medair at national WASH, Logistics (for roads) and Shelter/NFI cluster, coordination, sector and bilateral meetings, working groups, with national and/or local government departments and any other relevant meetings or events, facilitating supportive synergies and overall progress in the sector and avoiding duplication with the work of other agencies (e.g. NGOs, UN, etc).

Staff Management

  • Be involved in the recruitment of WASH and Infrastructure staff for the country programme, providing advice on technical skills and experience as requested.
  • Ensure that all WASH and Infrastructure staff are adequately trained and, if necessary, create possibilities for capacity building, mentoring and coaching, within budget constraints. Plan and develop training material, supporting line managers with inductions and appraisals.

Communications

  • Responsible for quality input to all WASH & Infrastructure external reports for the Country Programme.  Support the Project Managers with providing feedback on all WASH reports before external release.
  • Responsible for providing accurate and timely feedback regarding all WASH & Infrastructure technical and programme issues to PMs, Deputy Country Directors, Country Director and HQ WASH Advisor.

Financial Management

  • Work with field managers and HQ staff to plan and construct WASH and Infrastructure budgets.

Quality Management

  • Ensure WASH and Infrastructure projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards e.g. Sphere and HAP standards, WHO recommendations, etc. Follow the direction of the WASH and Shelter Advisors at HQ regarding quality, strategy and technical guidelines.
  • Regularly assess and provide feedback / recommendations to HQ advisors and field staff on the quality of WASH and Infrastructure programmes and interventions during field visits and at other times.

Field – Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings.
  • Instigate and contribute to prayer times within internationally recruited staff and HQ teams.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international programmes and HQ prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organisational needs.

 

Qualifications

  • BSc / BEng in a technical field, preferably in civil engineering or in another relevant field such as architecture / engineering / construction management

Languages

  • Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written)

Experience / Competencies

  • 2 years’ experience in managing programmes in international WASH & Infrastructure work, with at least 1 year in humanitarian emergency context
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols; advanced leadership and project management skills
  • Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills; good report, proposal writing, negotiation skills

Profiles sought for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) roles in the field

Relief experience

  • Professionals with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience (Experienced Relief Workers)
  • Professionals with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience (New Relief Workers)

Professional

  • Experienced professionals in a relevant Medair sector of expertise
  • Overseas intercultural experience

Values

  • Fully committed to the Medair values; to reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, and external contacts

Language

  • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written
  • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes

Personal qualities

  • Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions
  • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit

Availability

  • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.

Final selection

  • All potential candidates for field positions must successfully complete the Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC). Information, dates and related costs can be found via this link.

The benefits package provided to all Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS)

  • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss Headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
  • Security training for those going to insecure environments
  • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
  • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food)
  • Annual leave
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post-assignment coverage, including debriefing
  • Disability insurance

Specific benefits for Experienced Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with 12 months or more relevant relief or development experience)

  • A salary based upon the grade of the position and experience of the position-holder, starting from USD 1,700 per month
  • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings
  • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts
  • Highly subsidised contribution to Medair ROC travel and accommodation costs

Specific benefits for New Relief Workers (IRS)

(Applicants with less than 12 months relevant relief or development experience)

  • USD 300 per month
  • As soon as 12 months relief work or its equivalent has been completed, a salary based upon the grade of the position, starting from USD 1,700 per month, and other experienced relief worker benefits

Working Conditions

  • The role will mainly be office-based in Goma, but with trips to remote field sites where living and working conditions will likely be more basic.

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  1. Medairorganisational values
  2. MedairRelief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions)

Then to apply, go to the “Current Vacancies” page then:

  1. apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or
  2. apply for aMedair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs).

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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Director of international programs – One Drop

Job Title: Director of international programs – One Drop

Apply here: https://cirquedusoleil.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=245501&lang=en

ONE DROP – THE ORGANIZATION

One Drop, an ambitious, agile and entrepreneurial non-profit organization created in 2007 by the founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté, strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever. As an emerging leader of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH), One Drop significantly and sustainably improves the living conditions of communities within developing countries worldwide through innovative water-access projects. To learn more, visit onedrop.org.

ONE DROP – THE PEOPLE
Such an ambitious mission calls for extraordinary measures delivered by exceptional people, and the men and women who lead at One Drop are those who step up to the plate. Charting paths through unfamiliar territory and inspiring everyone around them, they are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities within today’s challenges. You are one of these leaders. With your energy, passion and determination, you motivate and inspire those around you to use their clarity of vision, their enthusiasm and their will to succeed to turn dreams into reality. And you get results.

ONE DROP – A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY

One Drop is seeking a Director of International Programs ready to take on challenges in a stimulating, rapidly growing environment and entrepreneurial culture. Reporting to the Chief Program Officer of International Programs, the Director of International Programs will be responsible for managing all aspect of One Drop’s international programs for access to water and sanitation in developing countries.

Qualifications

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Supervise the implementation of new and current water and sanitation programs in collaboration with the regional teams in Latin America, Africa and Asia, governments, funding and executing partners, and make sure quantitative and qualitative objectives are met;
  • Manage a team of Regional Directors and Program Managers based in Montreal, by creating an environment of accountability, respect, motivation, professional growth, high productivity and efficiency;
  • Manage partnership relations at the highest level, solve problems with financial and executing partners in situations unresolved by the team;
  • Manage the consolidated budget administration of the programs, and ensure adequate pace of disbursements;
  • Collaborate with the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning to implement the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) process in every program to ensure all key performance indicators and sustainability actions of each interventions are met;
  • Work with the Director of Behavior Change and Social Art in every program to ensure the optimization of the social art tools as part of the behavioural change goals defined in each program;
  • Work with the Director of Program Development to coordinate the transition of projects from their initial development stages through to their implementation;
  • Plan the annual operations as part of One Drop’s annual business planning;
  • Work with the other One Drop departments regarding fundraising and communication/marketing according to projects and their needs;
  • Represent, when necessary, the organization within the community of experts in international programs for access to water and water management.

Job requirements

  • Master’s degree in project management, international development or business management;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing projects funded by bilateral or multilateral organizations in international cooperation and/or a related sector;
  • WASH sector experience, an asset;
  • Excellent fluency in French and English, both spoken and written;
  • Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese a definite asset;
  • Proficient in Windows;
  • Creative, entrepreneurial, ambitious, resourceful, dynamic and motivated;
  • Ability to mobilize a team;
  • Capacity for synthesis;
  • Autonomous and rigorous;
  • Thorough, result-oriented, and attentive to detail;
  • Ability to conduct a financial analysis;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic, multicultural and constantly evolving setting;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills;
  • Availability to travel (about 50 % of the time).

Apply here: https://cirquedusoleil.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=245501&lang=en

Legal Counsel – One Drop – Permanent, part-time position (3 to 4 days per week)

Job Title: Legal Counsel                 

Permanent, part-time position (3 to 4 days per week)

Apply here: https://cirquedusoleil.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=242881&lang=en

ONE DROP – THE ORGANIZATION

One Drop, an ambitious, agile and entrepreneurial non-profit organization created in 2007 by the founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté, strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever. As an emerging leader of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH), One Drop significantly and sustainably improves the living conditions of communities within developing countries worldwide through innovative water-access projects. To learn more, visit onedrop.org.

ONE DROP – THE PEOPLE

Such an ambitious mission calls for extraordinary measures delivered by exceptional people, and the men and women who lead at One Drop are those who step up to the plate. Charting paths through unfamiliar territory and inspiring everyone around them, they are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities within today’s challenges. You are one of these leaders. With your energy, passion and determination, you motivate and inspire those around you to use their clarity of vision, their enthusiasm and their will to succeed to turn dreams into reality. And you get results.

ONE DROP – THE OPPORTUNITY

One Drop, a non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial culture and operating within a global context, is looking for a dynamic individual who is results-oriented and ready to take on new challenges in a high-growth and stimulating environment. This is an excellent professional opportunity for a lawyer mainly practicing in commercial law, inspired by the non-profit sector, and looking to engage with an extraordinary global mission, but on a part-time basis.

Under the supervision of the Director of Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel will provide support for all files that are entrusted to the Director. The Legal Counsel will also autonomously carry out and manage a wide array of different files in various areas of law.

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and opinions required by the executive team, managers and employees of ONE DROP and its international affiliates regarding all legal and business-related questions;
  • Draft, analyze, and review commercial contracts of all types and participate in negotiating these agreements;
  • Develop and draft agreement templates used by the organization in order to ensure standardization and develop best practices;
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of the organization’s systems and procedures put in place for the management of the legal aspects of the organization’s activities;
  • Participate in the development of legal structures for the implementation of the organization’s projects;
  • Assist the Director in maintaining the corporate minute books, drafting meeting minutes, organizing board meetings, submitting annual reports, as well as in all corporate-secretary related tasks for the organization and its international affiliates;
  • Prepare and oversee the filing of all other documents required by competent authorities and which are under the responsibility of Legal Affairs;
  • Assist and support the Director in any other legal files in various areas of law in connection with the organization’s activities;
  • Manage any files assigned to external law firms, if required.

Qualifications

Requirements 

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in commercial law. Experience in corporate law and entertainment law is a definite asset;
  • Experience in negotiating agreements with bilateral institutions (ex.: Canadian International Development Agency – CIDA) and multilateral institutions (ex: World Bank) is an asset.
  • Perfectly bilingual in French and English (written and spoken);
  • Knowledge of Spanish an asset;
  • Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Thoroughness, attention to detail and excellent skills in contract drafting;
  • Methodical, analytical and structured thinking and capacity for synthesis;
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team as well as efficiently manage a wide variety of business transactions and legal questions;
  • Ability to recommend solutions to achieve concrete business goals;
  • Excellent time-management skills and capacity to manage priorities and multiple files at the same time;
  • Client-oriented and good team player;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Proactive attitude, initiative and leadership skills.

Apply here: https://cirquedusoleil.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=242881&lang=en

Topic Expert/Facilitator for WASH South Asia Regional Learning Event

The Civil Society WASH Fund is seeking a dynamic facilitator with expertise in sanitation for the role of Topic  Expert/Facilitator for the upcoming South Asia Regional Learning Event.

http://www.thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs/South-Asia-Regional-Learning-Event-Topic-ExpertFacilitator-VN1538

The South Asia Regional Learning Event will be held in Kandy, Sri Lanka, from 8-11 November 2016 and will have approximately 70 participants from five countries; Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The overarching theme for the South Asia RLE is:  Thinking beyond Open Defecation Free (ODF) towards the SDGs and safely managed sanitation for all.

The South Asia Regional Learning Event will explore the roles of CSOs, relevant government agencies and other actors in achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) and thinking beyond ODF, particularly in rural contexts. For sustainability, CSOs need to work to ensure that communities are moving beyond basic to improved sanitation with the safe handling and treatment of waste, as well as supporting on-going service provision by relevant duty bearers.

The Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund II (CS WASH Fund/the Fund) is an Australian aid initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Fund is overseen by the WSH Section within DFAT and managed by the CS WASH Fund Management Facility (FMF) under contract to Palladium International Pty Ltd. The Fund resources 13 international civil society organisations (CSOs) to deliver 29 WASH projects over a four-year implementation period in countries in Southern Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific.