Category Archives: Europe

Research & Development Officer at Water Integrity Network in Berlin (11Feb2016)

WIN e.V. is looking to fill the post of Research and Development Officer, based at the WIN Secretariat (WIN-S) in Berlin, Germany. (Click to save as PDF)

The Water Integrity Network (WIN) was formed in 2006 to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders over corruption in the water sector. WIN has the challenging mission to increase integrity levels and reduce corruption in the water sector with a pro-poor and pro-equity focus. It works with partners to build capacity, develop and implement integrity tools and influence decision-makers. Continue reading

Network & Communications Officer at Water Integrity Network in Berlin (11Feb2016)

WIN e.V. is looking to fill the post of Network and Communications Officer, based at the WIN Secretariat (WIN-S) in Berlin, Germany. (Click to save as PDF)

The Water Integrity Network (WIN) was formed in 2006 to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders over corruption in the water sector. WIN has the challenging mission to increase integrity levels and reduce corruption in the water sector with a pro-poor and pro-equity focus. It works with partners to build capacity, develop and implement integrity tools, and influence decision-makers.

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Part-Time Team Assistant at Water Integrity Network in Berlin (11Feb2016)

WIN e.V. is looking to fill the post of a part-time Team Assistant, based at the WIN Secretariat (WIN-S) in Berlin, Germany. (Click to save as PDF)

The Water Integrity Network (WIN) was formed in 2006 to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders over corruption in the water sector. WIN has the challenging mission to increase integrity levels and reduce corruption in the water sector with a pro-poor and pro-equity focus. It works with partners to build capacity, develop and implement integrity tools and influence decision-makers. Continue reading

WASH Adviser, Plan UK

Country: UK, London

Contract: Fixed term contract, maternity cover

Position Description

Plan UK’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) adviser will be located in the Quality Assurance, Impact   Learning (QAIL) unit, one of four units in our Programmes Department.

The adviser will provide technical and thought leadership to all Plan departments, particularly in relation to the design, development and submission of new fundraising proposals, and so help build our WASH programme portfolio. They will help develop the technical skills of programme officers and others in Plan to ensure quality delivery of WASH programming, and that current good practice and innovative approaches are reflected in all stages of project cycle management. They will also develop effective monitoring, learning and evaluation processes that capture the outputs, outcomes and impact of our work.

Where necessary the adviser will also provide technical support and capacity building to country office staff to ensure the successful delivery of projects and programmes. In doing so they will engage with Plan International’s global advisory capacity to ensure strategic alignment of WASH work around the organisation, and that good practice is shared across the wider Plan federation, and with outside organisations.

See more and apply at: http://careers.plan-uk.org/JobSearch/JobDetails.aspx?pageNav=Featured&page=0&jobID=546

Executive Director, Gender and Water Alliance (GWA), The Netherlands [Deadline 20 January]

The Gender and Water Alliance is looking for a new Executive Director.
The Executive Director (ED) has overall strategic and operational responsibility for GWA staff, programmes, fundraising and execution of its mission and reporting to the Steering Committee. Apart from management and leaderships skills, the ED should have solid knowledge and experience in gender related to the different water sectors (IWRM, agriculture, WASH, climate change, etc).

The ED is based in Dieren, the Netherlands at the GWA Secretariat. At this time the position is for three days per week with the potential for full-time work when the organization‘s financial situation allows such expansion.

Interested applicants are required to be Dutch citizens, or to have a permit to work in the Netherlands, and to be fluent in Dutch.  Fluency in English is also required and proficiency in French or Spanish is an added advantage.

For more information, the job description and application form go here. Applicants must send their CV and the completed form before 21 January 2016.

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

Business Development Professional, IRC, The Netherlands [Deadline 29 January]

Against a background of renewed energy and commitment to achieve universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030, IRC is looking for a dynamic, experienced and go-getting new member of our business development team.

IRC is the leading WASH sector think-and-do tank. We work with governments, NGOs, entrepreneurs and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation and hygiene services. Our mission is to drive change that leads to everyone in the world having access to good quality and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services.

With over 45 years of experience, IRC runs large-scale programmes in six focus countries and smaller projects in more than 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is supported by a team of over 70 staff across the world, and has offices in The Hague, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.

To support our mission we are looking for an experienced and ambitious Business Development Professional for our Fundraising and Business Development department.

Main responsibility

You will be joining a small but dedicated team responsible for securing € 10 million of funding per year, rising to at least € 15 million per year by 2020. The team does this through a mix of responding to tenders and calls for proposals and pro-active outreach to foundations and philanthropies: pitching IRC’s vision and mission; and selling IRC’s skills.

Your main responsibility will be to lead IRC’s market responsive fundraising, while contributing to the overall success of the team in meeting IRC’s fundraising targets. You will report to the head of Fundraising and Business Development.

Specific responsibilities

  • Lead IRC’s multi-annual strategy and annual plan for market responsive fundraising.
  • Monitor market opportunities on a daily basis and maintains a network of sector professionals and fundraisers.
  • Manage existing and create new partnerships and consortiums through which IRC is able to strengthen its market position.
  • Develop and draft funding proposals and cases for support for the IRC country programmes and IRC’s international programme.
  • Support the other team members in all fundraising and business development opportunities.

Competencies

  • Having fun in and being passionate about fundraising and business development.
  • Bringing experience of different approaches to fundraising and contributing these to IRC.
  • A team player, willing to chip in when others need support and when deadlines are approaching.
  • An authentic communicator, internally in IRC and externally towards clients, funders and partners in business development.
  • Great writing skills – able to explain IRC’s mission and concepts to external funders and partners.
  • Good financial and entrepreneurial skills – able to draft winning propoosals based on solid budgets.
  • Undaunted and not taking ‘no’ for an answer.

Knowledge and experience

  • At least five years experience both in market responsive and proactive (towards philanthropies and foundations) fundraising.
  • Experience in raising funding for larger multi-million, multi-partner and multi-country programmes as well as smaller consultancies.
  • Experience in liaising with external partners such as consultancy and engineering firms, universities and knowledge institutes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Innovative and curious to expand the reach and the quality of IRC’s fundraising.
  • Preferably a native English speaker – must have good knowledge of grammar, punctuation, style, and format.
  • Comfort in speaking and writing Dutch, French, Spanish is desirable.
  • Experience in (fundraising in) the water, sanitation and hygiene sector is also desirable.

Details of the position

You will initially be offered a one year contract with a salary depending on qualifications and experience up to a maximum of € 4,380 per month based on 36 working hours per week; additional 8% holiday allowance and an end of year allowance.

The post wil require a working permit for The Netherlands (granted automatically for EU citizens) and will require being physically based in The Netherlands.

Start date as soon as possible and in consultation.

Candidates are kindly requested to respond with a short motivation letter explaining their interest in the position and a concise curriculum vitae (the letter is a critical part of the application – unsupported CVs will be rejected) before January 29th, 2016 to IRC, attn. Ms. Coline van der Ven at e-mail address recruitment@ircwash.org or P.O. Box 82327, 2508 EH, The Hague, The Netherlands. Job interviews will be scheduled in the second week of February. For additional information please visit our website at www.ircwash.org or contact Ton Schouten, head of the Fundraising and Business Development department, T. +31 (0)70 304 4053.

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

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