Jobs and Internships


2015 Fall Semester Internships (part-time, stipend), WASH Advocates

WASH Advocates is a nonprofit, nonpartisan initiative in Washington, D.C. dedicated to helping solve the global safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge. WASH Advocates is seeking part-time interns (preferably senior or graduate students working for college credit) to assist with a wide range of projects that support our advocacy, communications, partnership development, and research efforts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research corporations, private foundations, U.S. government, universities, civic, and faith-based organizations to determine their interest and ambition in the global WASH issue. Research U.S. non-governmental organizations and the effectiveness of their water and sanitation programming.
  • Help write, edit, and format materials for Congressional meetings.
  • Research new WASH initiatives and areas for integration between WASH and other sectors in order to build knowledge within and beyond WASH Advocates.
  • Contribute to knowledge and content management efforts.
  • Represent WASH Advocates at relevant meetings, meet DC leaders, and brainstorm collaborations.

Your interests should include:

  • U.S. and global advocacy for policy change; OR
  • Global health and the effects of WASH on other sectors, such as education, women’s empowerment, nutrition and child health, environment, etc.

WHO SHOULD APPLY? Our most successful interns have been students in public health, public policy, business and international affairs.

Our internships run on the school semester. We expect a minimum of twenty hours per week for four months in the Fall totaling 320 hours. We provide a $1,000 stipend at the end of the internship. You must be eligible to work or intern in the U.S. The WASH Advocates office is located at 1506 21st Street NW near Dupont Circle.

Please send résumé and cover letter detailing your interests to


Secretariat Director, Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW)

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Secretariat Director, Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW)

The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) is a global partnership that promotes handwashing as a public health intervention to reduce illness and death due to diarrhea and pneumonia, especially in children under 5. Established in 2001, the PPPHW advocates for handwashing among donors, governments, and other actors in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. The PPPHW also provides thought leadership by tracking and sharing best practices.

The PPPHW currently seeks qualified candidates for the position of Secretariat Director in Washington, DC.

 Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Provide programmatic management and financial oversight of the PPPHW
  • Lead strategy and workplan development and implementation for the PPPHW
  • Serve as primary relationship manager for 10 steering committee members
  • Convene and facilitate biannual Steering Committee meetings
  • Manage the PPPHW budget, including partner cash and in-kind contributions
  • Lead fundraising plans and efforts
  • Represent the PPPHW and give presentations on the PPPHW and handwashing at international conference and events
  • Supervise the PPPHW Deputy Director
  • Manage all PPPHW procurement efforts and consultants
  • Network and engage new partners and potential funders
  • Track the latest handwashing and WASH sector developments including new evidence, major handwashing program activities and results, and donor and government actions
  • Lead planning for Global Handwashing Day, held each year on October 15
  • Advocate for handwashing with key public and private stakeholders
  • Plan and host technical discussions and events
  • Represent the PPPHW on relevant WASH-related committees and working groups
  • Deliver regular reports on PPPHW progress to Steering Committee and mailing list
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The position is located in Washington, D.C.  To learn more or to apply online, click here.

WASH Program Officer, Millennium Water Alliance

The WASH Program Officer will work in close collaboration with the Programs Team (domestic and field-based) to manage MWA’s multi-NGO WASH programs globally.  Responsibilities include:

Translating Research into Action

  • Participate in high-level MWA program themes, innovations, and integration of programming drawn from the experiences on the ground of MWA and its members. This will require to work effectively with others to get quality outputs as well as delivering own outputs. Critical analysis of successes and challenges in the field based on program reports, research and communication with field staff.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant WASH research and sector knowledge, learnings, guidelines, and trends.
  • Translate MWA program and members’ experience into relevant case studies, research, publications, and/or presentations.
  • Participate in design, implementation, data analysis and writing of applied research studies, performed as part of MWA’s programs
  • Develop communications products to leverage program-based evidence for advocacy and development purposes, including internal documents, narrative articles, and external publications.


  • Represent MWA at sector and tangential sector events in Washington DC, and/or nationally.
  • Be the face of the organization in different working groups on themes such as: water point mapping, ICTs for WASH, WASH & Conservation/Nutrition/MHM/in Schools and other relevant themes.
  • Be effective at converting institutional representation and networking into new business opportunities

Proposal Development

  • Support MWA’s Regional Program Directors with proposal development, including: preliminary research, concept note development, working with MWA partners and contacts to form alliances, critical analysis of technical program design, budgets and proposal response.

Grants Management

  • Ensure compliance with all donor requirements. High-level review/approval of systems for output and outcomes tracking; data analysis strategies and reports.  Provide final review of reports to donors by field staff.  Liaise with in-country staff on issues identified and strategies for resolution.
  • Review quarterly reports on program metrics, such as deliverable completion percentages, program impact reports, and budget tracking to ensure overall grant compliance and advance.
  • Support MWA’s M&E Specialist in executing the MWA Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) framework, including field survey design, data collection, and baseline/midterm/final assessments, and analysis.
  • Present MEL findings internally among alliance members and externally at conferences and other relevant WASH sector events

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 5 -7  years of international development experience or Master’s degree with at least 2 years international development experience — preferably in the field in a developing country.   Excellent research, writing, and cross-cultural communication skills.  Ability to travel (up to 25%) internationally and domestically and to work long and irregular hours.

Technical Skills:

  • Microsoft Office Suite – including preparing budgets and workflow spreadsheets in Excel and  data analysis in Excel or STATA, presentations and posters in Powerpoint. (required)
  • ArcGIS and/or other GIS systems. (desired)
  • Website design and advanced presentation software (desired).

How to Apply:

Applicants should forward a cover letter, CV in reverse chronological format, and a list of at least 3 professional references (name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference) to mwa.programofficer@gmail.comDo not call by phone in reference to this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This position is located in Washington, D.C.

Director of US Operations, El Porvenir

El Porvenir is an international non-profit that has been working to improve the standard of living of rural Nicaraguans through water, sanitation, health education, and watershed management projects for 25 years. This position is unique in that it requires an experienced development director and someone able to lead a team of 3 employees and manage all U.S. operations.

Position Objective:

To advance the growth and effectiveness of El Porvenir’s (EP) fundraising and outreach by serving as the Director of U.S. Operations, reporting directly to the Executive Director in Nicaragua. The primary responsibility is to raise funds for EP’s program interests and day to day operations. The U.S. Director will work closely with EP’s Board of Directors and is responsible for coordinating the U.S. office and communications.

Responsibilities and skills required:

The ideal person for this position will annually develop and carry out a fundraising plan for an organizational budget of $1.2M (and growing) with attention to all possible sources of funding (principally foundations, corporations, faith groups, individuals). Demonstrated fundraising experience (major donor development, grant writing, faith groups, etc.) for non-profits with budgets of at least $500,000 is a must, including at least 5 years of experience. This person will travel within the US, up to 10% of the time, to maintain and support existing groups and donors as well as develop new supporters.

Another key skill set will involve managing the team of 3 staff in the US, as well as overseeing all publicity and promotion. This person will have demonstrated effective interpersonal relations experience. This person will represent the organization as needed as the chief spokesperson of EP in the US. This person will be responsible for day to day US operations under the general direction of the Executive Director. This person will have excellent computer skills especially with MS Office and strong written and verbal communication skills. Ideally, this person will also have a good working knowledge of the Spanish language, international WASH issues and international development. Please see for a full job description.

Most hours to be worked in the Denver area office; some work from home allowed. Please email a resume and a cover letter to Rob Bell at with your salary requirement and let us know why you want to be part of the El Porvenir team. Full-time, exempt position. Competitive salary and benefits package. Position open until filled, interviews will begin early August.

 Regional Director, Millennium Water Alliance, East Africa

 The Millennium Water Alliance is looking for an East Africa Regional Director (EARD).  This is a full-time permanent position located in Nairobi, Kenya. Salary range is commensurate with experience.  Some international travel will be required, most frequently to Ethiopia and other countries in East Africa. Local candidate preferred. Reporting to the Executive Director, and acting as a senior member of the Program Team, the EARD will:

  • Provide direct management and high-level program support over MWA’s East Africa Country Programs to ensure alignment with the MWA Strategic Plan and national WASH strategies
  • Support national programs to ensure capacity for program quality and impact
  • Ensure national programs’ compliance with financial audits and reporting requirements to MWA and its donors
  • Identify, define and design critical support systems and services – the most critical being knowledge sharing and management information systems
  • Manage local networks of external technical experts in collaboration with the national Program Directors
  • Facilitate exchanges among the East Africa national programs for networking and knowledge sharing
  • Actively represent MWA and participate in sector conferences and forums with a particular focus on Africa
  • Develop and cultivate productive working relationships with multi- and bi-lateral donors and national governments
  • Take a lead role in the development and strategic expansion of MWA’s programming in East Africa through the mobilization of financial, human, intellectual, technological and other in-kind resources to support our core business and overall operations

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervision (20%)

Supervises, leads, guides and supports MWA’s East Africa national Program Directors and relevant Program Officers in the US.   Writes/revises job descriptions. Interviews and selects staff with input from others.  Orients, trains, and coaches staff. In consultation with the Executive Director, recommends and/or initiates personnel actions such as merit increases and other salary adjustments, promotions, transfers, terminations and disciplinary actions including performance improvement plans. Completes all performance management activities including: performance planning, monitoring, and 90-day, six-month, and annual performance appraisals.

Monitoring of National Program Quality (15%)

Ensures and supports quality of national programs’ strategic plans, annual operating plans and other planning documents. Continually monitors overall program and financial progress towards attaining goals.  Conducts regular visits to national programs to work with staff, provides recommendations, and ensures implementation.

Program development (40%)    

  • Together with the Executive Director, takes an active role in the identification, cultivation and successful development of new business opportunities.
  • Acts as a liaison with local and regional officials, from USAID, UN, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors and NGO agencies in support of the MWA, its programs, and new business opportunities.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director and other members of the MWA team to identify, develop and submit proposals, concept papers and expressions of interest to a wide range of private, institutional, and bilateral donors.
  • Continually monitors funding opportunities/solicitations released in the region from bilateral donors such as USAID, DFID, SDC, GIZ, DANIDA, and the EU and from national and international foundations and donors.
  • Cultivates relationships with the private sector in East Africa to generate new business and collaboration opportunities.
  • Leads the proposal design process with MWA members and partners.  Support the Development and the writing of letters of inquiry, concept notes, and full proposals.
  • Works with MWA partners and Program Officers to ensure timely reporting to donors.
  • Supports the Executive Director in developing relationships between MWA/donors and MWA/local partners.

 Administrative Support (10%)                  

  • Provides general support to the Executive Director.
  • Coordinates and liaises with the Grant Management and Finance teams on a regular basis.
  • Serves as the approving officer for disbursements related to program budgets and contracts
  • Performs all other incidental and sundry functions.

Regional Representation and Linkages (15%)

The EARD provides representation for national programs and MWA with the MWA Board of Directors, and internal and external constituencies.  Of particular importance is the liaison with MWAK and its patron.  The EARD maybe consider to perform certain executive and representational duties of MWAK. The EARD is responsible for establishing and maintaining productive linkages with regional and local entities in the region, US, local and international NGOs, multi- and bi-lateral donors, and is actively involved in effecting policy change and supporting MWA’s communications program.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, CV in reverse chronological format, and a list of at least 3 professional references (name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference) to mwa.regionaldirector@gmail.comDo not call by phone in reference to this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Communications Intern, PPPHW


The Communications Intern for the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) will provide support to the PPPHW Acting Secretariat Director in the areas of external communications, global advocacy day event strategic planning, and website management.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • social media messaging
  • writing and editing blog posts
  • updating the website on an as-needed basis
  • responding to general inquiries
  • assisting with coordinating efforts around Global Handwashing Day.


  • An Associate’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Public Health, or a related field required. A candidate who has completed their junior year of college and has had substantial work experience or other internships would also be suitable; Bachelor’s preferred.
  • Some prior communications work experience, such as internships, required.
  • Experience managing social media accounts, experince with WordPress prefered, good editing skills. A candidate that is familiar with global health and/or water, sanitation, and hygiene would be preferred.
  • Microsoft Office, WordPress knowledge required
  • There would be some routine problem solving required and a basic level of critical thinking.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. This position is located in Washington, D.C.  Please click here to visit FHI 360′s Career Center for a list of all open positions. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

WinS Consultancy Announcement, UNICEF Papua New Guinea

UNICEF Papua New Guinea is looking for an International consultant to develop  training manual and train teachers &other stakeholders in promotion of key hygiene behavior among school children. The assignment is  to promote and inculcate hygiene practices in schoolchildren such as  daily supervised group hand washing with soap, supervised  cleaning of toilets, use of safe drinking water & promote menstrual hygiene management etc. The consultant must also develop hygiene standards to facilitate monitoring and rating of schools based on Three Star Approach to WASH in schools;

The consultant must submit

  • Comprehensive curriculum vitae
  • Relevant experience and examples of prior work in similar fields
  • Work Methodology and Work Plan
  • Consultancy fees with cost breakdown linked with proposed number of working days
  • Any other relevant information

Deadline of submission is 5th August-2015 and it must be submitted to Rhonda Glaimi at the email address with CC to Thomas Mabaso

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Splash, India


Splash is an international charitable organization headquartered in Seattle, WA and founded in 2007. We clean water for kids- and we do this in orphanages, street shelters, rescue homes, schools, and children’s hospitals in 7 countries. Splash is in a unique position to be ground breaking in the WASH sector, able to try new approaches to address the needs of urban kids. In seven years, we have brought and continue to provide safe drinking water to 300,000 children in cities around the world. To learn more, please visit

The Job

Splash is seeking someone with the experience and passion to help us measure the progress and impact of our water, hygiene and sanitation programs. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager will work in close partnership with the Seattle Headquarters (HQ) M & E Manager on program development, implementation, and adjustment of the existing M&E program. This role is instrumental in building the India and Nepal programs, as well as providing technical support to our partner organizations in Bangladesh as needed. This position will work closely with our Partner Support (PS) and Hygiene Departments. The role will ensure information is gathered from all departments in an effective and efficient manner. This position is based primarily in Kolkata, with travel to Dhaka and Kathmandu to support M&E implementation in these two additional country programs.


  1. Work with the HQ Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to design M&E protocol for the Splash country offices and also work closely with government to comply with protocol for collecting school indicators
  2. Review current literature and engage with other agencies and stakeholders to identify and understand new and innovative M&E methodologies
  3. Work with Country Director, partner organisations and other external stakeholders (Department of Education, UNICEF, Department of Health, other development groups) to obtain datasets relevant to Splash programs
  4. Work with HQ M&E Manager to develop communication and reporting structures for M&E within and across Splash country offices
  5. Act as a sounding board and designer for M&E protocols to gather qualitative and quantitative metrics from a variety of stakeholders through questionnaires, interviews, and other qualitative methods
  6. Plan and organize all M&E data collection and activities
  7. Work closely with the Partner Support (PS) and Hygiene teams to obtain collected data and clarification on any data errors
  8. Maintain HQ metric data collection timelines through working with PS and Hygiene Managers (e.g., quarterly monitoring data, baseline/endline surveys, hygiene surveys)
  9. Maintain data of Splash water program data to Proving.It
  10. Train Splash and partner staff to collect quantitative data and conduct qualitative interviews and surveys; focus on making M&E a sustainable program that requires minimal oversight
  11. Review current literature and engage with other agencies and stakeholders to identify new and innovative M&E methodologies
  12. Develop the skills and knowledge of M&E with partner sites through field-level training and mentoring
  13. Build the M&E capacity of the HP and PS teams at the partner level through training, supportive supervisory visits, and continuous feedback
  14. Communicate insights and data updates to HQ M&E Manager – HQ and Country Directors through regular Skype and email communication
  15. Share information regularly both to the PS and Hygiene teams
  16. Collect and compile monthly monitoring reports
  17. Share best practices and lessons learned with other Splash country programs
  18. Manage Splash program database in three countries to ensure all M&E data is collected and entered correctly and on time
  19. Analyze in-country data and information
 for reporting
  20. Develop and submit reports for country programs and HQ
  21. Work directly with Partner Support Manager and Hygiene Manager to develop and implement M&E protocols such as reporting and communication of data to country offices and HQ
  22. Resolve ad hoc issues with data collection processes
  23. Fluency in English required, and Bengali strongly preferred. Fluency in Nepali is a plus.

To learn more about position and to apply online, click here.


Director of Knowledge Management and Communications, UNC Water Institute 

Type of Appointment:  EPA Non-Faculty

Position Summary: The Water Institute at UNC is seeking a Director of Knowledge Management and Communications to lead one of several organizational units within the institute.

Position Details: The individual in this position will interact with faculty, staff, and students within the university as well as Water Institute internal and external stakeholders. As such, he/she is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive knowledge management and communications strategy for both internal and external audiences to ensure activities, results, and resources have policy impact, are widely disseminated and support efforts to increase the visibility of the Water Institute.

Education Requirements: Masters degree in Library Science, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Management, Management of Information Systems, or other field related to knowledge management and/or communications.

Qualifications and Experience: 10 years of combined knowledge management and communications experience, preferred. Strong writing, editing, analytical and interpersonal skills. Clear understanding of and experience applying knowledge management and communications concepts, tools, and approaches for both internal and external audiences.

For more information: Please see the UNC Human Resources website.

 Director for Research, UNC Water Institute

Type of Appointment: Faculty

Position Summary: The Water Institute at UNC is recruiting an Open Rank Research Professor (at any academic rank, including assistant, associate or full professor) to serve as Director for Research. The successful applicant will work with the Director of the Institute Dr. Jamie Bartram, Associate Directors Dr. Pete Kolsky and Marissa Streyle, and other staff to oversee implementation of the overall research effort of the Institute and develop and maintain strong and effective partnerships with collaborators.

Position Details: The successful applicant will conduct and guide research in their area of expertise. They will also teach and mentor graduate and/or undergraduate students and guide post-doctoral researchers in methods and applications within their domain(s) of expertise. They will lead and manage the identification, development, and submission of proposals aligned with the Institute’s focus areas. In cooperation with the Director and Associate Directors of the Water Institute, they will support the implementation and progressive refinement of the Institute’s strategic plan.

Education Requirements: A Doctoral degree in public or environmental health or a related field.

Qualifications and Experience: A minimum of five years of post-doctoral experience is required, with evidence of progressive career and scholarly development.

For more information: Please see the UNC Human Resources website.


WASH Jobs Resource Guide

Are you looking for a job in the WASH sector not listed above? Below is a list of search engines, resources, and organizations that you may find helpful. (Please note this is not a comprehensive list.)

Job Search Engines
International Water Association
African Development Jobs
Global Jobs
WASH Vacancies
Jobs 4 Development
Development Banks
The World Bank
The International Monetary Fund
Inter-American Development Bank
Asian Development Bank
African Development Bank
United Nations
UN Jobs
United Nations Development Program
United Nations Environment Program
World Health Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization
UN Water
US Government
USA Jobs
US Agency for International Development
U.S. Department of State
CDC – Safe Water
Peace Corps
National Institute of Health
International NGOs
The Access Initiative
FHI 360
Save the Children
International Water Management Institute
Plan International
End Water Poverty
Action Against Hunger
International Medical Corps
World Vision
International Relief and Development
Population Services International
Mercy Corps
Relief International
Water For People
Winrock, International
Charity Water
Global Poverty Project
H2O for Life
FACE Africa
Faith-Based Organizations
Lutheran World Relief
Catholic Relief Services
Living Water International
Camp, Dresser, & Mckee (CDM Smith Inc)
Tetra Tech
CH2M Hill
Global Health Corps
International Development Fellows Program (IDFP)
Fulbright Fellowship
Boren Fellowship
World Vision Fellowship
Volunteers in Asia Fellowship
Princeton in Africa Fellowship
Princeton in Latin America Fellowship
Think Tanks
The Chicago Council
The Brookings Institutions
Research Institutions
UNC Water Institute
Emory University Center for Global Safe Water
Desert Research Institute
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development
The UK National Committee for UN Women
The Global Women’s Institute
Women and Water in Central And South Asia
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Coca-Cola Foundation
Howard G. Buffet Foundation
Skoll Foundation
Clinton Foundation


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