WASH Vacancies closing done

Please note that WASH Vacancies, which IRC has managed since 2008, is closing done as of 1 July 2017. This information service no longer fits in with IRC’s new role as a think-and-do tank.

For those wishing to publish WASH-related vacancies we refer you to vacancy sites such as Josh’s Water Jobs

Knowledge Manager and Programme Support, IRC, Washington, DC, USA

IRC is looking for a bright, articulate and tech savvy knowledge manager to support the Agenda for Change partnership in Washington DC.

The position is a full-time position with a working week of 40 hours. IRC welcomes applicants of any nationality, the post will require a working permit for The United States of America, and will require being physically based in Washington DC.

In addition to the primary role of providing knowledge support to the Agenda for Change, you are also tasked to provide support to IRC’s US presence including:

  • Administrative and logistical support to IRC’s US representative
  • Support on business and partnership development in collaboration with IRC’s strategic partnership team

Application deadline: 18 June 2017

Interested? Read more in the full vacancy notice.


Country: MYANMAR – Yangon  

Length of contract: 12 months starting from the 1st July

The position:  Under the supervision of the Director of Programs, you will have to coordinate and technically supervise ACF’s WASH and DRR programs in Myanmar, by ensuring the quality of implementation, as well as lead on WASH and DRR context analysis, strategy development, relationship-building and fund-raising to expand ACF’s WASH/DRR portfolio.

More precisely, the main responsibilities are:

Design ACF technical country strategy for WASH and DRR programming, as the overall technical  lead

– Formulate or update the WASH and DRR strategy and contribute to the global country strategy, ensuring integration with other sectorsand cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender, protection, emergency preparedness, Do No Harm).

– Capitalize on ACF’s 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 and DRR 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 and DRR activities.

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

Coordinate, monitor and develop the WASH and DRR programming in the country 

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

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

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

Human resources Management

– Take part in recruitment, training, orientation of WASH and DRR Program Managers, and be their functional manager

– Develop WASH and DRR competencies throughout the mission

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

Context : The Myanmar mission will be managing a portfolio of approximately EUR 8 million in 2017, spread across 12-14 separate donor contracts. It is a large mission of almost 600 staff, managing one of ACF’s largest Nutrition/Mental Health & Care Practises projects in the world.

Myanmar offers an extremely interesting contextual working environment, as it changes politically, develops economically and deals with peace within its borders while positing itself on the international stage. These are exciting times to be part of the country’s transition and support its people through one of ACF’s largest and longest-running programs in the world.

In general, there are regular but mostly manageable operational setbacks due to safety and security issues. However as of October 2016 the security within Rakhine State, especially that of Norther Rakhine State has become increasingly tenuous. During field visits, ACF staff will be expected to follow strict security guidelines and work within a context that is highly charged. Otherwise in Yangon, the situation is calm and the living conditions comparable to most major world cities.

The applicant: You hold a Master Degree WASH-related technical training with a solid experience of 5 years minimum in WASH and DRR activities and coordination in humanitarian contexts.
You demonstrate good proposal writing, networking and fundraising skills. You have proven capacity building and training skills. You have an excellent interpersonal, organizational, multitasking, team player and communication skills.

A proven experience on designing and managing disaster risk reduction program and experience

from working on integrated programs with WASH and Care Practices, and/or WASH and Nutrition or Health is highly desirable
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/2733/A-WASH-Coordinator/

Sanitation Technical Advisor, Haiti Opportunity at PSI

Job title: Sanitation Technical Advisor

Department: LAC, PSI/Haiti (OHMaSS)

Based in Haiti

Reports to the Director of Programs, Haiti

Please apply directly at the PSI website: https://careers-psi.icims.com/jobs/1251/sanitation-technical-advisor%2c-haiti/job

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization.  At PSI, we believe that extreme poverty can be eradicated in our lifetime only by breaking the traditional development model. Together with our partners, we develop and test breakthrough concepts that actually have the potential to go to scale and make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

PSI has operated in Haiti as a local NGO for more than 25 years, having launched products ranging from condoms to contraceptives, and ORS to safe water. In line with its institutional development vision, PSI Haiti has deepened its national roots, changing its name to reflect a more local entity now called Organisation Haitienne de Marketing Social pour la Santé(OHMaSS), and developing a more diverse board.   Thanks to a dedicated team of 80+ staff members, PSI manages various projects funded by multiple donors in different health areas.

PSI seeks qualified candidates for a Sanitation Technical Advisor position within OHMaSS.

This position is expected to lead the design and execution of strategies, approaches and tools to strengthen the market for sanitation products and services, as part of the anticipated USAID WASH project. The sanitation technical advisor will oversee a team of specialists to ensure that the project sanitation activities are technically sound and achieve the project’s objectives in facilitating access to, and use of, toilets and fecal sludge management services. This involves developing strategic partnerships with public and private sector actors to improve the enabling environment, generate demand, and strengthen the supply chain for delivering services. This innovative sanitation portfolio includes establishment of commercially viable, scalable, and sustainable business models to address sanitation needs in Haiti.

This position will work in a complex space of entrepreneurs, established enterprises, service providers, finance institutions, government institutions, NGO partners, local authorities and consumers to achieve both business sustainability and health outcomes. This position requires technical expertise in sanitation, as well as business, leadership, management, and coordination skills.

Bottom line: we are looking for someone who can spearhead the sanitation portfolio of OHMaSS and establish strong partnerships with public and private actors to help transform the sanitation market in both urban and rural settings. This full-time position is based in Port-au-Prince and will report to the Director of Programs of OHMaSS. The position will require up to 30% travel to visit market players and partners in the field.

Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution

  • Design and coordinate of all aspects of the project sanitation-related components and oversee all technical activities
  • Assist in the development and analysis of quantitative and qualitative assessments including baseline surveys and market assessments
  • Facilitate the production of affordable technologies – and their use in target communities. Ensure that existing and new technologies meet the needs of the market and can be produced and/or used by local partners from the private sector
  • Ensure technical and procedural harmonization through designing quality assurance tools and systems for products, manufacturing and installation/use of products and services.
  • Coordinate the market facilitation and partnership formation actions of the project and support the whole project team to understand and successfully carry out these activities.
  • Liaise with partner businesses to test and adopt identified technologies; work closely with project identified partner businesses to provide training on production of products and delivery of services and to ensure quality control of those products and services.
  • Work closely with government, businesses and other stakeholders to ensure ownership and sustainability of market development approaches
  • Engage with relevant government/local partners to effectively foster the coordination and partnerships and between public and private sectors
  • Support the identification and participate in the negotiation of contracts with contractors in order to strengthen local supply chain to facilitate the provision of long term stocks of chlorine and spare parts for service providers.
  • Contribute to the development of metrics and establishment of a monitoring and evaluation framework for tracking progress for the project, with specific attention to technology and market development.
  • Review and analyze monitoring data regularly to improve management and decision-making.
  • Establish a learning and evidence plan, and ensure frequent communication of project learning with the national and global WASH communities
  • Support the COP to assess technical and human resource needs of sanitation portfolio and make recommendations; Supervise the project’s sanitation team
  • Represent PSI/OHMaSS and the project at water and sanitation fora, and technical sessions.

What are we looking for?

  • At least a Master’s Degree in an area such as engineering, business, management, or other relevant fields
  • At least 10 years of experience in managing & implementing WASH projects at the international level, including at least 7 years of experience in sanitation
  • Demonstrated experience of working with senior stakeholders from government agencies, businesses, international organizations, donors, etc.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in building government, nongovernment, and community capacity to address WASH issues
  • Familiarity with formative research, progressive M&E applications, surveys/studies, and evaluations
  • WASH sector finance and micro-finance expertise
  • Experience with market-driven sanitation sector highly desired
  • Familiarity with the WASH sector in Haiti desirable
  • Experience in direct supervision and management of small and large teams;
  • Knowledge and skill in developing infographics that effectively communicate research results to different audience types;
  • Experience in proposal writing a plus;
  • Proven experience in capacity building;
  • Extensive experience in planning, preparation and monitoring of budgets, preparation of reports and presentations, using advanced computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet);
  • Excellent verbal and written French and English communication skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with people having various profiles;Ability to work in teams and under pressure.

What would get us excited?

The successful candidate will be someone who shows great leadership and ability to work with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will also be someone that will be able to promote OHMaSS/PSI expertise in Sanitation to donors and stakeholders.


  • Exempt

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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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