Programme Manager Watershed- Empowering Citizens in Kenya, Simavi [deadline 19 February]

This vacancy is open to Kenyan nationals only.

Watershed- Empowering Citizens is a five year (2016-2020) strategic partnership of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IRC, Simavi, Wetlands International and Akvo. It is designed to strengthen policy and advocacy capacity of civil society globally.  The programme is active in Bangladesh, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali and Uganda. .

Simavi is the lead for the Kenya programme and therefore looking for a Programme Manager for Watershed, who will represent Simavi in Kenya.

Location Nairobi, Kenya, with regular travel to the districts and possibly to other programme countries.

Simavi offers 1 year consultancy contract (fulltime) with possible extension. Consultancy fee will depend on qualifications and years of relevant working experience of the selected candidate, with a maximum of € 35,000 per calendar year (incl. VAT (or similar, if applicable), income tax, medical insurance, pension insurance and life insurance, commuting costs).

Read the full vacancy announcement.

Candidates are invited to apply February 19th 2017 at the latest. Please send your letter and resume (in English, max. 4 pages) to, using reference Programme Manager Watershed. Apply only when you fit the requested profile. References will be checked.

Interviews are aimed to take place on February 23rd (1st round by Skype with head office) and March 1st (2nd round face to face in Nairobi). A written test will be part of the procedure (in the 2nd round).


We are looking for a WASH Coordinator

Country: Sierra Leone – Freetown

Length of contract: 10 months starting as soon as possible

Context: With funding from DFID through Health Co & Free town WASH consortium, ACF had been working jointly with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in the Ebola Response & Recovery interventions in Kambia, Moyamba and Western Areas of Sierra Leone. The scale of intervention was largely related to improving the Infection prevention and control strategy for which its limitation had exacerbated the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The post Ebola intervention has been focusing on improving WASH access to Community Health Centers, Hospitals and improving the residual chlorine level of Free Town Water supply system through installation of an electro-chlorination plant at spur-road reservoir site, rehabilitation of existing water wells and construction of new decentralized water supply systems.

The position: Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director, you will have to guarantee the quality, relevance and scaling of WASH program at 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 in an integrated manner
  • Oversee the implementation of programs and ensure their reporting
  • Promote capitalization, technical development, research and innovation within the WASH Department Ensure the active participation of ACF in national sectoral coordination and technical forums and develop sectoral partnerships

The applicant:You hold a Master Degree WASH-related technical training with a solid experience of 4 years minimum in WASH activities in the humanitarian context.

You demonstrate good analytical skills, networking and influencing skills. You have proven and relevant proven experience in WASH programme design and implementation. A knowledge about the Government and donors WASH priorities for Sierra Leone are an asset. You speak and write English fluently

Status: 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:


Country: AFGHANISTAN – Kabul

Length of contract: 12 months starting from as soon as possible

Context : ACF has been operating in Afghanistan since 1979, with a strong focus on emergency response to human-made and natural disasters, targeting primarily refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, and flood/drought affected populations. Over the years, ACF has expanded the focus of its’ intervention from short-term, more emergency to longer term projects aimed at addressing chronic vulnerabilities of the communities and strengthening their capacity to prepare to, and cope with disasters. Sector-wise, ACF has established itself over the past 25 years as a prominent Nutrition and WASH actor, with recognized expertise in these two sectors and active membership to sectorial Clusters. The WASH Head of Department is an integral member of this group and has the unique opportunity to influence the WASH sector at the national policy level.

As per its mandate and global strategy, ACF has been working extensively in the field of nutrition, through integrated programs aimed at reducing under-5 morbidity and mortality. As of now, ACF is operating in 4 provinces in Afghanistan through integrated Nutrition, FSL and WASH interventions to support the most vulnerable groups..  In complement to implementation of programs, ACF has recently engaged in advocacy with the aim of improving nutrition service delivery in Afghanistan. All these exciting works are done by a highly motivated team of over 300 national staff and 15 expatriates.


The position: The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordinator will have to coordinate and supervise ACF WASH programs in Afghanistan, by ensuring the quality of implementation and strategy.
More precisely, the main responsibilities will be:

Design ACF technical country strategy for the WASH Department and contribute to ACF technical expertise

– Formulate or update the WASH strategy and contribute to the global country strategy.

– Represent ACF in WASH cluster and other related meetings at national level to foster learning, sharing and coordination within the sector.

– Capitalize ACF technical experience including good practices as well as dissemination and utilisation of documentation for discussion and development of guidelines of intervention

Ensure the active participation of ACF in national sectorial coordination and technical forums, and develop sectorial partnerships

– Represent ACF in dealings with national and international WASH authorities/stakeholders; participate to coordination meetings, working group and clusters informing on ACF positions and protocols.

– Develop a network among universities, private company, research institutes and relevant key stakeholders linked to WASH activities.

– Publish and produce information concerning technical progress, impact of programs, results of research internally or externally

Coordinate, monitor and develop the WASH programming in the country 

– Support the teams in the identification of technical difficulties, troubleshooting and recommend credible solutions

– Ensure that technical monitoring tools are developed and used, including close follow-up of program indicators

– Develop concept notes and proposals that are relevant to the proposed geographic and sociocultural context

Human resources Management

– Take part in recruitment, training, orientation of WASH Program Managers

– Develop WASH competencies throughout the mission

– Identify various technical training needs of the team and ensure adequate and timely provision of identified trainings


6 ongoing projects:

  • Helmand Province & Ghor Province : Integrated Emergency Nutrition and WASH response to reduce excess child morbidity and mortality
  • Balkh Province – Feasibility study for marketing of Bio Sand Filters
  • Kabul City – Multi-sectoral intervention based on the provision of drinking water, promotion of hygiene and vertical gardening pilot for people living in Kabul Informal Settlements
  • Helmand Province & Kabul City – Emergency Response to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with critical rates of Global Acute Malnutrition amongst under-five children in IDP populations


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 have an experience in Project management and remote management.
You have an excellent interpersonal, organizational, multitasking, team player and communication skills.
You speak and write English fluently


Status:  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:

WASH Project Manager – Generic (All Medair field programmes)

Role and Responsibilities

To plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the assigned WASH project(s). Assess WASH needs, design projects, write proposals and initiate and effectively manage and report on projects in line with the objectives, timeframe and budget. Provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction; meet quality standards in WASH delivery, encourage beneficiary participation, liaise with other stakeholders and manage and train WASH staff.

Project Overview

Emergency Relief and Recovery projects in countries of high vulnerability.


Medair brings life-saving relief and recovery in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its Internationally Recruited (IRS) and HQ staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.

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WSSCC Developing Roster of Senior Consultants for Sanitation and Hygiene Programming Support

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is currently recruiting to populate a roster of Senior Consultants Sanitation and Hygiene Programming Support. Placement on the roster will enable consultants to be contracted on a retainer basis to provide support to WSSCC’s country-level work in a variety of countries in Africa and Asia.  The purpose of these consultancies is to strengthen WSSCC’s range of activities around equity and sustainable and integrated hygiene and sanitation behaviour change at scale, within four main task areas:

Programme support: strengthen equity and hygiene and sanitation behaviour change programming aspects in GSF programmes in selected countries by providing technical support to programmes.

Capacity strengthening: Directly respond to programme capacity needs in relation to equity and/or hygiene and sanitation behaviour change; where appropriate develop capacity building materials or tools; advise WSSCC on the development of systems for equity and/or sanitation and hygiene behaviour change related capacity development.

Learning: In line with the 2012-2016 Medium Term Strategic Plan, inform WSSCC’s sustainable behaviour change and equity related learning agenda.

Country scoping and strategic programme development: Scoping, sector reviews and relationship building to support identification of new programme countries for WSSCC engagement.

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