WASH Project Manager/Senior Advisor, SNV, Cambodia [closing 24 April]

SNV is looking for a WASH Project Manager / Senior Advisor

Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

International Contract, 1 year initial term

Desired start date: June 2015

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV is dedicated to a society where all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. We contribute to this by strengthening the capacity of local organizations within three main sectors: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Agriculture and Renewable Energy. The WASH program in Cambodia contributes to extending access to water and sanitation and improving hygiene with a focus in two sub-areas:

  • Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) in rural areas
  • Functionality of Rural Water Supply Services (FRWSS)

SNV’s WASH program in Cambodia aims to improve the health and quality of life for the people in rural areas through enhanced access to improved water supply services, sanitation and hygiene. SNV’s strategic approach involves always thinking at scale, with a focus on learning by doing in the field together with government partners to develop effective approaches that has the potential to be scaled up. In the WASH sector, SNV is currently working in the rural areas in five provinces of Kampot, Kampong Speu, Battambang, Pursat and Siem Reap and is expanding to new provinces in 2015.

SNV Cambodia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of WASH Project Manager/ Senior Advisor. In collaboration with the Sector Leader, the Senior Advisor/ WASH Project Manager will significantly contribute to the overall quality of program content, business development, resource mobilization and knowledge management. The Senior Advisor/ WASH Project Manager will have particular responsibility for the management of the large scale comprehensive sanitation and hygiene project. *Please note that this hire is subject to donor approval.

Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and motivate the project team and partners towards the efficient and effective delivery of agreed outputs, outcomes and impact ensuring full donor satisfaction;
  • Ensure financial management, budget monitoring and financial reporting in accordance with the donor requirements;
  • Ensure uniform understanding and practice in planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of WASH project in line with SNV’s principles and requirements;
  • Deliver advisory services to ensure successful planning, implementation and monitoring of WASH project activities;
  • Strengthen the relationship and cooperation with existing partners and donors in the WASH sector and identify potential new partners/ donors;
  • Ensure good documentation and dissemination of innovative approaches, experiences and lessons learnt in the WASH projects;
  • Identify potential funding opportunities and develop concept notes and proposals in cooperation with the WASH sector leader

Candidate profile

  • Relevant advanced academic qualification in WASH or related field;
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in WASH service delivery (specifically in our sub-areas) including at least 3 years in a management role, preferably in SE Asia;
  • Proven track record in project management, specifically in project planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and financial management for large scale comprehensive projects;
  • Strong background in resource mobilization; demonstrated programme design, proposal writing, business development, and international donor relationship management;
  • Up-to-date knowledge and experience in rural sanitation and hygiene, including CLTS, sanitation marketing and BCC or comparable approaches;
  • International work experience and the ability to effectively coach and lead a team of advisors;
  • Established WASH networks and strong relationship management skills;
  • The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organizational skills.

Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per international standards. 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. Advisors benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of WASH experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snvworld.org

How to apply

Please apply via our in-house recruitment system: https://snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/331083 before 24 April, 2015.

Chief of Party – School WASH program in Zambia, SNV [deadline April 6, 2015]

Chief of Party

Start date: contingent on award, anticipated August 2015

Duty station: Lusaka, Zambia

Position Summary

SNV seeks a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools project in Zambia. The objectives of the project include increasing the sustainable operations of school water points, building Government of Zambia capacity to implement a national and provincial school WASH program, and increasing awareness of the importance of hygiene and sanitation practices among school-age children and in communities.

The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership, management, and general technical direction for the entire program, ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors, and focusing on achieving the desired results. The COP will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients and leading program-focused strategic planning and decision making. The COP will work on a daily basis with USAID and will be a key liaison with implementing partners and other stakeholders. He or she will be based in one of our project offices in Lusaka or elsewhere in Zambia, and will be expected to travel within the country.

Primary responsibilities will also include efficient management of financial resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring expenditures; supervision of field operations, administration, logistics and procurement; management, delivery, and monitoring of sub-grants; supervision of program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the grant and donors. He/she will ensure full compliance with all USAID, SNV, and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee project reporting process in line with donor requirements. He/she will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching.

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per international standards.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in designing and implementing water delivery and sanitation projects, including in a school setting.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in developing countries, preferably in Zambia or Southern Africa.
  • Minimum (5) years of successful experience as Project Director or Chief of Party of donor-funded technical assistance teams for projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Previous experience in a senior technical or management position on a USAID-funded project.
  • Master’s degree or higher in Business, Development Management, Economics, Public Administration, Education or other related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions, including: direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for doing their jobs.
  • Fluency in English required, knowledge of local languages highly desired.
  • Previous experience in a senior technical or management position on a USAID-funded project.

Other Qualifications preferred:

  • Previous experience on USAID-funded projects, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Excellent oral presentation and concise writing skills.
  • Ability to interact regularly and professionally with senior host-government counterparts on policy and other strategic planning issues.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with partners in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other implementers and teams carrying out USAID- and other donor-funded programs, including activities in different sectors such as agriculture, energy, environment, and democracy/governance.
  • Ability to effectively deal with and resolve conflict.

About SNV

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge, and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works to empower people to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development by engaging local partners to achieve results in inclusive business, value chain development, and impact investing.

SNV USA provides innovative solutions in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Renewable Energy to 38 developing countries worldwide. An affiliate of SNV, we are a registered non-profit organization, connecting North American partners to sustainable global development. SNV USA has formed a number of exciting partnerships with prominent donors, such as USAID, USDOS, USDOL, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Master Card Foundation, Dubai Cares, the Clinton Global Initiative and the Ford Foundation.

To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to dcresume@snvworld.org with the subject “Zambia COP” in the subject line. Please also upload your resume and profile to https://snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/330955 not later than April 6, 2015.

Please do not send applications aor requests for information to the WASH Vacancies blog.

WASH / Civil Engineer in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Position: WASH / Civil Engineer

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Start Date: March 2015

Duration: 6-12 months

BACKGROUND: Welbodi Partnership is a UK-registered charitable organisation based at the Ola During Children’s Hospital (ODCH) in Freetown, Sierra Leone. For the past six years, Welbodi has worked towards improved paediatric care in the Western Area of Sierra Leone through hospital system development, infrastructural changes, staff training, provision of equipment and community engagement in partnership with ODCH staff, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) and the Sierra Leone Institute of Child Health (SLICH).

Welbodi Partnership continues to support healthcare in Sierra Leone during the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by providing coordination support to the holding unit at the Children’s Hospital while at the same time strengthening the safe provision of ‘routine’ health services (non-Ebola care) to children in the hospital. Welbodi is working with the MOHS and other partners to roll out a national programme to strengthen Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in government hospitals and to ensure that hospitals have the water and sanitation infrastructure necessary to adhere to IPC. Welbodi will implement this programme in three hospitals in Freetown: the national referral Ola During Children’s Hospital, the national referral Princess Christian Maternity Hospital and Rokupa Government Hospital, a community hospital.

SCOPE OF WORK: Welbodi Partnership is looking to recruit a WASH / Civil Engineer to join the team in Freetown to work in collaboration with the existing hospital maintenance teams and local contractors to improve the water and sanitation infrastructures in the hospitals that are essential for the implementation of IPC practices to reduce the health risks for staff and patients. The WASH Engineer will collaborate with the MOHS established Patient Safety Committees (PSC) as well as the national IPC focal persons and Welbodi Partnership IPC Mentors.

Due to the urgency, applications will be reviewed as they are received and suitable candidates contacted on an on-going basis. This position is for 6-12 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To develop a plan for improving the WASH infrastructure at the hospitals based on assessments carried out by partner NGOs in January 2015 and to prioritize the WASH activities according to urgency
  • To prepare technical drawings, BOQs and specifications for water and sanitation infrastructure as well as develop, negotiate and manage contracts with service providers, which will include preparing tender documentation and evaluating capacity and quality of contractors
  • To provide effective and efficient management of the project implementation in line with the project proposal
  • To provide ongoing supervision and mentorship to hospital maintenance staff, technical assistants, contractors and direct labour work teams during the implementation and evaluation of projects
  • To offer technical solutions to problems arising during construction and ensure appropriate safety and construction practices are adhered to at all times on site
  • To collaborate with the maintenance team and local contractors to implement WASH activities and ensure a functioning management, monitoring and planning body for the ongoing sustainability of the WASH infrastructure
  • To carry out further assessments of the hospitals and set up maintenance systems, train staff and arrange repairs of tanks, pumps, generators, pipe networks, drainage systems, etc. as required
  • To support the PSC, IPC focal person and IPC Mentor with the implementation, including delivery of training, of the SOP for “Safe Provision of Hospital Services during an Ebola/Viral Haemorrhagic (Fever)” and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s “National Patient Safety Guidelines” – this would include specific WASH related training such as disinfection and waste management and monitoring adherence to disinfection and waste management protocols
  • To take a leading role during the regular hospital PSC meetings on WASH related matters
  • To take a leading role in interagency WASH coordination meetings and develop networks with relevant WASH actors to ensure coordination and works suitability
  • Ongoing monitoring and regular reporting of WASH activities for Welbodi Partnership and partners
  • To support the Project Manager / Country Director in evaluating the impact of the programme
  • To perform any other duties deemed necessary to meet the needs of this project

REQUIREMENTS:

Essential:

  • University Degree in Engineering or other relevant WASH field(s)
  • At least 3 years of practical, hands-on experience in WASH interventions
  • Experience of programme implementation including financial accountability
  • Experience of staff management and capacity development
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to self-motivate and work autonomously within the scope of the role
  • Excellent computer skills particularly in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel
  • A good command of the English language (verbal and written) is required
  • Flexibility in roles and responsibility is essential

Highly desirable:

  • WASH experience in a development, emergency or post-conflict setting with a good understanding of water (especially water networks), sanitation and/ or solid waste management in the African context
  • Experience in a hospital setting
  • Experience in WASH/environmental health related training/mentorship/programme development
  • Krio or other local language ability

SALARY/BENEFITS: Based on qualifications and experience, to be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should email a copy of their CV, cover letter, and a list of three relevant references to jobs@welbodipartnership.org as soon as possible. The job title should be included in the subject line. Your cover letter should include: your country of residence and nationality, dates you are able to commence and duration of availability. Only those applicants shortlisted for an interview will be notified.

Equality and Diversity Statement

The Welbodi Partnership confirms its commitment to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities in volunteering and employment in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and are given Equal Opportunities within the organisation. It is the Welbodi Partnership’s policy as an employer to treat all people equally irrespective of race, ethnic origin, nationality, sex, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, creed, disability, age or political belief. Applicants for this position should be aware that if successful, they will be requested to complete a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check, or equivalent in countries other than the UK. The Welbodi Partnership complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice. The entirety of the Welbodi Equality and Diversity statement is available upon request.

Regional Programme Manager – Southern Africa, WaterAid, Southern Africa [deadline 13 March]

The Regional Programme Manager (RPM) is a senior member of the regional team, reporting directly to the Head of Southern Africa Region. The RPM will lead on programme planning, development, effectiveness, quality assurance, learning and impact in the region, ensuring that country teams have the right capacities to make best use of WaterAid’s programming approaches. The role will also make significant contributions to influencing work across the region, exploring collaborative regional opportunities around programme delivery and advocating change in how WASH is delivered in the region, to bring about equitable and sustainable change to achieve universal access.

Applicants for this challenging post must have a postgraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification relevant to the WASH sector, and sound knowledge of international regional WASH development and programme delivery. Substantial experience of working at a senior management level in a developing country and in the region is essential, particularly in strategic and operational planning, project and programme management with significant financial and budget management responsibility. The role will be based in the Regional Office in Pretoria, South Africa, or any of WaterAid’s country offices in Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Lesotho or Swaziland.

Download full job description from:
www.actionappointments.co.za/uploads/1/5/3/7/15374534/wateraid.pdf

Email your application by Friday 13th March 2015 to lisa@actionappointments.co.za

Please do not send applications aor requests for information to the WASH Vacancies blog

Shelter & WASH Project Manager – Haiti

Role and Responsibilities

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

Project Overview

Medair is implementing a DRR Shelter Training and WASH project in the South East district of Haiti as a response to the earthquake. The WASH component includes CATS training, latrine, rainwater harvesting tank construction and repair of water distribution systems. The Shelter component includes house construction and upgrade, local builders and home owners training, and community awareness.

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WASH Advisor – Haiti

Role and Responsibilities

Provide technical advice and support to management and project staff, deliver training and ensure quality programming. Develop, lead, monitor and evaluate technical aspects of the country programme WASH activities. Coordinate and network at a senior level with national and regional authorities, clusters and other NGOs, providing capacity building for national and international staff, championing best practice (international and Medair) and contributing to the overall management of the country programme. Advise on assessment and survey design for existing and new project areas; point of contact in the country programme for HQ sector Technical Advisors.

Project Overview

The Medair programme in Haiti started in January 2010, providing assistance to earthquake affected communities in the Sud-Est department of Haiti. The initial shelter response, which provided emergency and transitional shelters to vulnerable households in Jacmel commune, has expanded in subsequent years to the commune of Cotes-de-Fer. The areas of intervention has included the repair and construction of permanent houses, upgrading of transitional shelters into permanent homes, provision of rainwater harvesting systems, spring protections, latrines, hygiene behaviour change activities, CATS, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Food Security & Livelihoods aspects.

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Knowledge and Research Coordinator, Global, CAWST [open untill filled]

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CAWST is looking for an enterprising and motivated individual with excellent organizational and writing skills to further build CAWST’s staff, partners and clients’ knowledge and expertise in WASH. The position is based in Calgary, Canada.

The Position:Knowledge and Research Coordinator

Reports to: Director, Research Learning

Type: Full-time permanent. Part-time may be considered.

Start Date: Flexible, February 2015

Position Summary:

This is a new position at CAWST. You will develop innovative strategies, processes and tools to effectively manage technical knowledge in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), building CAWST to become a global leader and centre of expertise in WASH.

You will lead the collection, analysis, and management of WASH technical knowledge from academia, grey literature, and the field experience of practitioners and CAWST’s broad base of over 1,000 clients in over 100 countries. You will also support the sharing of knowledge, both within CAWST to ensure that staff are informed and current, as well as with our partners and clients. You will facilitate the exchange of knowledge between academics and practitioners, mentors practitioners to implement WASH programs using the best available knowledge, and supports academics to conduct research relevant to the needs of the practitioners.

You are an enterprising and motivated individual with excellent organizational and writing skills, who wants to contribute to expanding water and sanitation access globally.

The position is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Travel is not required.

Responsibilities:

The Knowledge and Research Coordinator will support the following functions:

A. Create innovative strategies and processes to transfer relevant knowledge to staff

  • Create and streamline strategies, processes and tools to access and review latest WASH research information.
  • Create and streamline strategies, processes and tools to distill relevant research knowledge to staff through written and verbal means, in-person and remotely.
  • Response to technical inquires by CAWST staff.
  • Maintain a list of commonly asked WASH facts and figures.

B. Capture knowledge from staff and clients

  • Create and implement new strategies, processes and tools to collect tacit knowledge and learnings from field staff and from clients.
  • Advance the expansion of knowledge management systems, including but not limited to e-Libraries and online knowledge bases.

C. Generate and disseminate new knowledge to the sector through innovative channels

  • Establish strong working relationship with reputable research institutions worldwide to address priority knowledge gaps in the sector.
  • Coach practitioners to design and manage practical research projects to increase the impacts and sustainability of their WASH programs.
  • Support Education Program Development department in creating effective education and training materials.
  • Share new knowledge through emerging and traditional channels, including and not limited to webinars, videos, virtual discussion forums, online knowledge-bases conferences, and publications.
  • Response to technical inquiries by clients, students, and others.

D. Global services to clients

  • Develop, pilot test, and refine potential in-country services to clients related to practical research and knowledge management.

E. Other responsibilities

  • Maintain water quality testing equipment and supplies.
  • Support business development and management functions, for example:
    • Develop and execute strategies and plans of the Research Learning department.
    • Understand and contribute as appropriate to CAWST’s operations and business services cycle (e.g. monthly operations reports, budget reconciliations)
  • Interface and sustain credibility with partners, clients and potential clients to promote CAWST’s credibility and services.
  • Assist with proposal writing, fund development, donor reporting and public campaigns, as required.

Education:

  • Masters level degree (or higher) in engineering, public health, science or related fields.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in water, sanitation, hygiene, or health in international development context.
  • Preferred experience in library and information science.
  • Preferred experience of applying ICT (information communications technology) to knowledge management.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Entrepreneurial: Enjoy working in a dynamic, constantly changing environment. Able to identify opportunities, think creatively about challenges, resolve issues, make recommendations, and seek support when necessary.
  • Organized: Strong project management and coordination skills. Able to handle multiple tasks and balance priorities.
  • Team player: Able to work well both independently and within a team.
  • Discerning: Make good judgement on the authenticity and relevancy of research findings.
  • Analytical capability: Effectively analyze and synthesize academic research articles to generate strategic recommendations and practical actions.
  • Communication: Appropriately present often complex information in plain language, with the ability to target different and cross-cultural audiences.
  • Meticulous: Exercise great care in collecting and managing technical knowledge with high degree of accuracy, consistency, and rigour, down to the last detail.
  • Research: Able to conceptualize, plan, and conduct high quality practical research projects.
  • Languages: Fluent French and / or Spanish an asset (verbal and written)

For application and more informationhttp://www.cawst.org/en/get-involved/employment/629-knowledge-and-research-coordinator

Only completed applications will be considered. No calls please – only qualified candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.