Monitoring and Evaluation Internship – Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

Location: London, UK

Full-time, fixed term (6 months), 37.5 hours per week

Salary: UK National Minimum Wage (£15,120 per annum pro rata)

Closing date: 26th January 2017, 17.00

WSUP is a not-for-profit company that helps transform cities to benefit the millions who lack access to water and sanitation. We were created in 2005 as a response to the unprecedented urban explosion that has left cities unable to provide basic services, such as access to a toilet or drinking water, to low-income communities. We are based in the UK with offices in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Since inception we have helped over 10 million people access better water and sanitation services.

This role is a paid internship based in the Evaluation, Research & Learning (ERL) team. The core function of this role will be to support two activities that are key to WSUP’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategy 2017-2020: 1) planning, design, roll-out and analysis of six major citywide surveys of water and sanitation service levels in WSUP’s six focus countries; and 2) development and roll-out of an assessment of urban WASH sector functionality in WSUP’s six focus countries. This internship is thus suitable for people building a career in M&E, in survey-based research or in development research more generally. Work in these areas is anticipated to take up 50-75% of the intern’s time; the remaining time will be spent on other tasks across the ERL team, likely with a focus on M&E and M&E-related areas.

You must have the right to work in the UK at the time of application. The closing date for applications is 26th January 2017 at 17.00. 

For a full job description and details of how to apply, please see the WSUP website.

PhD Scholarship: Field testing a novel waterless toilet

Cranfield University’s Nano Membrane Toilet Project has secured a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the third phase of development of a novel and sustainable household toilet that operates without any access to water, electricity or sewerage, transforming human waste into clean water and ash.

The PhD candidate will have particular responsibility for the day-to-day running of trials with potential users.   This will include trials of the “front end” (flush and solid-liquid separation components) in both the UK and a selected low income country, and well as trials of the whole system (integrating the “back end” membrane and combustor elements) in the UK.  The research will identify and quantify metrics of success for a novel toilet which will include technical performance and functionality, usability, and desirability.  The findings will be fed back to the engineering and design teams so that iterative improvements to the toilet prototypes can be made.   The ultimate aim of the research is to use data generated from human user trials to inform the successful development of sustainable toilet businesses which in turn meet the huge demand for sanitation services in the developing world. Understanding the impact of the toilet on women’s lives will be of particular importance.

The candidate should have a passion for increasing access of urban populations to good sanitation.  Practical experience of working in the fields of either sanitation / wastewater treatment or human behavioural science is required, with an open mind to learning and integrating new disciplines.  The student will be based at Cranfield University in the Cranfield Water Science Institute but will be expected to travel and study internationally.

Interview date: 10th February in the afternoon (UK time) either in person or by Skype.

  • Application deadline: 06 Feb 2017
  • Start date: 20 Mar 2017
  • Duration of award: 3 years
  • Eligibility: EU, UK, Rest of World
  • Reference numberCRAN1189

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent. We will consider candidates with backgrounds in science, engineering, psychology, human geography, social science or similar disciplines.  It is important that applicants can make a case to explain the relevance of their academic background to sanitation technology development and their willingness to work in a multi-disciplinary team and their interest in cross-disciplinary research.  The ideal candidate would have experience of working in a low income country and should expect to spend significant periods outside of the UK during this project. The candidate should be self-motivated, highly independent, and have excellent communication skills.

 

Funding:

Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this studentship will provide a bursary of £18,000 p.a. (tax free) plus fees for three years

 

Doctoral Training Centre:

This higher research degree is associated with Cranfield’s Thematic Doctoral Training Centres which provides a focal point for engagement and academic discussion for all students involved in research at Cranfield. It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge. A tailored programme of seminars and events alongside our Doctoral Researchers Core Development programme, provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities with Cranfield’s wider research community.

 

How to apply:

For further information please contact: Alison Parker a.parker@cranfield.ac.uk

If you are eligible to apply for this research studentship, please complete the online application form.

Vacancy: Junior Lecturer Water Services Management at UNESCO-IHE

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees and PhD degrees in collaboration with partner universities in the Netherlands. Since 1957 the Institute has provided graduate water education to more than 15,000 water professionals from over 160 countries. The Institute has a permanent staff population of 200 of whom 100 are scientific staff and around 250 guest lecturers from academia and industry contribute to the educational programmes. Each year around 750 water professionals from all over the world attend the various educational programmes at UNESCO-IHE.

 

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 centers in the developing world.

Within this Department, the Water Services Management Group (WSM) focuses on management and governance of water supply and sanitation provisioning, particularly in developing countries. Water Services Management covers the management and governance of the processes and activities that provide water supply and sanitation services for domestic or industrial users. The niche of the WSM group is that it operates between and connects the domains of academia and the practitioners/policy makers in the field of water services. The group underscores the importance of tools and practices geared towards solving water supply and sanitation challenges. At the same time the group critically studies these tools/practices and engages with academics and practitioners with the aim of better understanding the working and impacts of different solutions. The WSM Group has the following vacancy:

 

Lecturer Water Services Management (m/f) – 1.0 FTE

 

As a new staff member of this interdisciplinary group you will be engaged in contributing to the existing capacity development, research and training activities of the Water Services Management Group. In addition to supporting existing activities, the staff member will be asked to contribute to the development of capacity development and research activities on water services management and humanitarian crises. This work will be done in cooperation with colleagues at UNESCO-IHE and partner institutes.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute towards the development and implementation of projects managed by the Water Services Management Group. Particular emphasis will be on development of training products and training programs related to non-revenue water management and management information systems for water utilities as part of water operator partnerships.
  • Lecture and coordinate courses in the Water Management MSc programme related to water services management, where appropriate;
  • Co-supervise MSc research, where appropriate;
  • Acquire and contribute to international capacity development, advisory and other projects.

 

Requirements

The candidate:

  • has recently obtained a MSc degree in a discipline related to Water Services Management;
  • has a demonstrable interest in and experience related to management of non-revenue water and management information systems and is familiar with relevant software.
  • preferably has experience in international projects involving water operators (water operator partnerships).
  • is able to work independently and has a keen interest in conducting interdisciplinary research;
  • is motivated to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment;
  • is fluent in English, and preferably also in Spanish and/or French;
  • has affinity with, and preferably working experience in, developing countries and/or countries in transition.

 

Terms of employment

This position is a temporary (project-based) position. The position is based in Delft, The Netherlands. A competitive salary (grade 10/11) is offered depending on qualifications and experience in accordance with the conditions of employment for Dutch Universities. Candidates are to be prepared to carry out long- and short-term missions abroad.

 

Information and application

Additional information can be obtained from Dr. Klaas Schwartz, Head of the Water Services Management Group (k.schwartz@unesco-ihe.org).

Applications (in English), should respond specifically to the requirements, and can be sent until January 20, 2017 (closing date) 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-16.

 

Reactions from staffing agencies and other 3rd parties are not appreciated.

 

UN CO-FACILITATEUR CLUSTER EAU, ASSAINISSEMENT ET HYGIENE (H/F) – RCA

Nous recherchons un co-facilitateur du cluster Eau, Assainissement et Hygiène (H/F)

Contexte: République Centrafricaine, basé à Bangui avec des déplacements fréquents

Durée du contrat: 2,5 mois, à pourvoir dès le 1er février 2017

Le rôle : Sous la supervision du Directeur Pays, votre rôle sera de dynamiser les relations de travail avec les institutions gouvernementales, l’agence chef de file du cluster, le coordinateur du cluster et les ONG membres du cluster Eau, Assainissement et Hygiène (EAH) afin d’assurer une réponse cohérente et efficace en mobilisant les parties prenantes pour répondre à la crise humanitaire et au relèvement en RCA :

  1. Veiller à travailler au nom de tous les membres du cluster EAH
  2. Fournir un soutien à toutes les fonctions de base de cluster EAH
  3. Evaluer les besoins en renforcement les capacités des sous clusters: Bangui, Bossangoa, Berberati, Bouar et Kaga-Bandoro
  4. Planifier et former les coordinateurs des sous clusters
  5. Représenter le coordinateur du cluster, où et quand nécessaire, aux réunions et dans d’autres instances externes liés au cluster EAH.
  6. Assurer l’intérim du coordinateur du cluster en l’absence de celui-ci

Le candidat : Titulaire d’une formation supérieure en Eau, Assainissement et Hygiène, vous justifiez d’une expérience professionnelle significative de 4 ans dans la coordination de programmes EAH. Vous disposez également d’excellentes compétences rédactionnelles dans le cadre des projets de développement/humanitaire et avez un sens de la diplomatie et de la communication développé.

Rigoureux, organisé et flexible, vous disposez d’une bonne capacité d’écoute et d’analyse.

De plus, vous avez une bonne résistance au stress et êtes capable de travailler dans un milieu sécuritaire instable.

La maîtrise du français (oral et écrit) est indispensable, l’anglais un atout.

Conditions :

Rémunération de 1805 à 2305€ bruts mensuels selon expérience

Prise en charge du transport, des frais de bouche et d’hygiène, hébergement collectif, mutuelle

5 semaines de congés payés et 20 JRTT par an

Pour postuler, cliquez ici : http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/2352/Un-Co-Faci.

UN COORDINATEUR D’URGENCE EAU, ASSAINISSEMENT ET HYGIENE (H/F)

Nous recherchons pour le département des opérations un Coordinateur d’Urgence Eau, Assainissement et Hygiène (H/F)

Sous la supervision du Responsable du Service Urgence et au sein d’une équipe pluridisciplinaire composée de 13 personnes, votre mission principale sera de coordonner les programmes en Eau, Assainissement et Hygiène (EAH) dans un contexte d’urgence (missions d’urgence, exploratoires et support ponctuel aux missions). Plus précisément, vos activités seront :

Sur le Terrain (mobilisable sous 24h) :

– Surveiller la situation humanitaire dans le pays d’intervention

– Définir les stratégies des programmes EAH : coordonner les rapports d’évaluation des besoins et de faisabilité, écrire les propositions de projet

– Superviser les programmes : proposer des plans d’action adaptés et assurer leur suivi

– Représenter ACF auprès des partenaires : collaborer avec les diverses plateformes de coordination humanitaire

– Encadrer l’équipe EAH : identifier les besoins en ressources humaines, participer à la formation ainsi qu’à l’évaluation des collaborateurs

 

Au Siège à Paris :

– Formaliser et capitaliser les outils pour la gestion des urgences : favoriser les avancées techniques, développer et promouvoir le kit urgence, capitaliser l’expérience terrain.

– Contribuer au développement de la filière métier EAH : contribuer à la formation des collaborateurs lors du séminaire d’intégration et lors de workshop, représenter ACF en externe lors de séminaires ou de réunion en lien avec la thématique EAH

 

Profil recherché : De formation supérieure type ingénieur/hydrologue/hydrogéologue, vous justifiez d’une expérience significative de 3 ans minimum en ONG à des postes à responsabilités en EAH et dans des contextes d’urgence. Vous avez impérativement une connaissance des contextes d’intervention liés à des catastrophes naturelles et/ou politiques notamment en supervision technique des activités. Doté d’un solide bagage en gestion de la sécurité et en gestion d’équipe, vos capacités d’analyse et de synthèse seront autant d’atouts pour votre prise de poste. Français et anglais courants.

 

Statut: CDD Expatrié – Temps Plein

Durée du contrat: 12 mois

Prise de poste: 2 janvier 2017

 

Conditions Salariales: Rémunération de 2076€ à 2651€ bruts mensuels

Prise en charge du transport, des frais de bouche et d’hygiène, hébergement collectif, mutuelle

5 semaines de congés payés et 20 JRTT par an

 

Conditions Particulières et aptitudes: Le poste requiert des déplacements sur le terrain dans des conditions de confort qui peuvent être sommaires.

 

Pour postuler, rendez-vous sur notre site internet : http://recrutement.actioncontrelafaim.org/positions/view/2402/Un-Coordinateur-dUrgence-Eau-Assainissement-et-Hygine-HF/ 

Senior Consultant (WASH), Oxford Policy Management (OPM), India [deadline 27 January]

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) is seeking to recruit a full-time Senior WASH consultant to join our global water team based in our New Delhi, India office.

Your responsibilities will be centred on the following tasks and functions:

• Undertake a broad range of technical work on the WASH-related consultancy assignments in India (50% of your time)
• Lead the strategic development of the OPM’s markets in the Indian WASH sector. This entails expanding our networks with clients/partners, and developing project proposals with support from water team colleagues (20% of your time)
• Manage projects to a high-level of quality, professionalism and rigour, ensuring that projects are delivered to maximise OPM’s social (i.e. non-profit) impact objectives (20% of your time)
• Undertake technical work on water team projects in other countries around the world (10% of your time)

Successful applicants must have:

• An excellent academic record including a Master’s or PhD in a relevant subject (e.g. economics, engineering, or a relevant social science discipline)
• Extensive experience working in the Indian WASH sector, including an excellent understanding of federal and state level WASH policy and practice
• A track record of relevant analytical work, preferably regarding the evaluation of water supply and sanitation policy implementation
• A solid understand of the WASH consultancy market in India
• The ability to be a team player and use initiative to handle competing demands
• The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients both verbally and in writing
• The ability to be flexible and take on new challenges

This is a permanent position based in our offices in New Delhi, India. The role will involve regular travel to different states in India to ensure effective design and implementation of projects (c.20% of time spent travelling), and occasionally overseas.

The closing date for applications is Friday 27th January 2017.

For application details and further information please go to to the full vacancy announcement.

 

 

Research Fellows to support the development of Cranfield University’s Nano Membrane Toilet

Cranfield University’s Nano Membrane Toilet Project has secured a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the third phase of development of a novel and sustainable household toilet that operates without any access to water, electricity or sewerage, transforming human waste into clean water and ash.   To support the new phase of work, five Research Fellow positions have been created.

Hours of work: 37 hours, normally worked Monday to Friday

Fixed Term contract: Until 30th November 2018

Salary: £31,620 to £35,244 per annum (dependant on qualifications and experience)

Deadline: 15th January 2017

Research Fellow in Sanitation System Technology, Ref No: 2360

The objective of the post is to manage the human user testing phase for the emerging toilet prototypes. This will involve trials in the UK and in at least one low income country. The research will involve all aspects of the testing of a novel sanitation technology ranging from the planning and execution of experiments, assessing user reaction to the new technology, analysis and interpretation of data, and collaboration with our team of designers who are building and improving prototype designs.  You must have experience of, or be enthusiastic about, practical work in the field of sanitation technology.  This includes undertaking experiments with human excreta and discussing sanitation behaviours and attitudes to sanitation with colleagues and with human users. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in wastewater or sanitation process science or social science (with a focus on human behavioural science). You will have extensive experience of designing experimental test rigs and conducting trials using experimental test rigs, or extensive experience of practical human behavioural science.  You will have practical experience of sanitation projects, working with wastewater / human excreta and international development.    For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Sean Tyrrel, Tel: 01234 758320, Email: s.tyrrel@cranfield.ac.uk    Expected interview date: 6th February 2017

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Research Fellow in Membrane Science Ref No: 2365

You will become part of the membrane research team at Cranfield. The team have previously demonstrated an innovative energy efficient membrane system for water recovery from faecally contaminated urine. You will be responsible for upscaling and testing this innovative membrane process as a fully integrated system. You must also collaborate and support other researchers to deliver a host of modularised membrane based architectures (pressure, thermal, and electrochemically driven) to sufficient maturity for full-scale field testing. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related discipline, or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience. You will have extensive research experience in membrane technology or membrane science, as well as in building and testing laboratory and pilot scale membrane technology and technology diagnosis, design iteration and improvement. You must have sound knowledge of Membrane Separation Technology in the context of both development and application and a close understanding of the contemporary challenges facing the Water sector, and practical knowledge of the design and implementation of laboratory and pilot scale reactors. For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Ewan McAdam, Tel: 01234 754546, Email: e.mcadam@cranfield.ac.uk@cranfield.ac.uk  Expected Interview date: 2nd February 2017

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Research Fellow in Systems Integration, Ref No 2364

The overall goal of this project phase is to produce a Whole System Prototype. To achieve this goal it will be necessary to bring the Back End of the toilet (the urine and faeces processing system) to the same level of maturity as the Front End i.e. an integrated working porotype that can be tested safely by human users. The Front End will also go through a process of rigorous human user testing in the UK and internationally (including in people’s homes) and iterative evolution to take it to a more advanced stage of development. You will be educated to doctoral level in Mechanical, Structural, Structural Integrity or related discipline, or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, and will be fluent in analytical and numerical modelling and methods, and able to develop new ones, alongside extensive experience of designing, building and testing pre-production prototype devices.  Experience of numerical modelling would be an advantage.  Communication skills, particularly a demonstrated ability to publish in high-quality journals and conferences is essential in addition to excellent presentation skills.  An ability to conduct research within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team is essential as is a positive attitude to internal and external collaborations.  Due to the requirement to travel nationally, and internationally for conferences, client meetings etc. you should have no travel restrictions. For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Athanasios Kolios, on +44 (0)1234 754631 or (E); a.kolios@cranfield.ac.uk Interview date: 1st February 2017

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Research Fellow in Mechanical Design Engineering, Ref No: 2361

You will be working within a dynamic design and scientific team with a focus on developing sophisticated parts, mechanical components and assemblies which can be used to translate learnings from research into tangible, testable ideas and prototypical solutions. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in engineering or product design related discipline and ideally have explored industrial design engineering or mechanical design during your PhD. You must have experience in designing and running rigs, data gathering and validation, and be proficient in CAD and have experience of designing low and high fidelity prototypes. A knowledge of industrial design engineering and technology development is essential.  Knowledge of innovation and design-thinking practices is expected. For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Matt Collins, Tel: 01234 752141, Email: m.collins@cranfield.ac.uk Expected Interview Date: 7th February 2017

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Research Fellow in Control System Engineering, Ref No 2359

You will be working within a dynamic design and scientific team with a focus on developing electrical control systems which can be used to monitor, control and capture research data throughout a developing system. You must have a PhD (or be close to completion) in system control or related discipline and ideally have explored design, technology, electronics engineering or innovation related discipline during your PhD. You must also have experience of developing technology based prototypes and of applying a broad range of qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques.  You will be proficient at building electronic control and monitoring systems.  Knowledge of innovation and design-thinking practices is expected.For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Matt Collins, Tel: +44 (0)1234 752141, Email: m.collins@cranfield.ac.uk Expected interview date: 3rd February 2017

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