Senior Behavior Change Specialist, One Drop
One Drop, an ambitious, agile and entrepreneurial non-profit organization created in 2007 by the Founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté, strives to ensure that water is accessible to all, today and forever. As an emerging leader of the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH), One Drop significantly and sustainably improves the living conditions of communities within developing countries worldwide through innovative water-access projects. To learn more, visit onedrop.org.
Such an ambitious mission calls for extraordinary measures delivered by exceptional people, and the men and women who lead at One Drop are those who step up to the plate. Charting paths through unfamiliar territory and inspiring everyone around them, they are constantly on the lookout for new opportunities within today’s challenges. You are one of these leaders. With your energy, passion and determination, you motivate and inspire those around you to use their clarity of vision, their enthusiasm and their will to succeed to turn dreams into reality. And you get results.
One Drop seeks a visionary, results-oriented and entrepreneurial Senior Behavior Change Specialist who is prepared to take on challenges in a stimulating and fast paced environment. The chosen candidate will have solid experience in the application of behavior change theories and models. In collaboration with our Social Arts Manager, our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Senior Manager and our regional Project Managers, they will develop strong WASH-related behavior change programs that will strengthen One Drop’s leadership in behavior change using social arts.
Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Behavior Change Specialist:
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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.
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 http://www.elporvenir.org/employment 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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 email@example.com. Do not call by phone in reference to this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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
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 www.splash.org.
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.
- 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
- Review current literature and engage with other agencies and stakeholders to identify and understand new and innovative M&E methodologies
- 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
- Work with HQ M&E Manager to develop communication and reporting structures for M&E within and across Splash country offices
- 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
- Plan and organize all M&E data collection and activities
- Work closely with the Partner Support (PS) and Hygiene teams to obtain collected data and clarification on any data errors
- Maintain HQ metric data collection timelines through working with PS and Hygiene Managers (e.g., quarterly monitoring data, baseline/endline surveys, hygiene surveys)
- Maintain data of Splash water program data to Proving.It
- 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
- Review current literature and engage with other agencies and stakeholders to identify new and innovative M&E methodologies
- Develop the skills and knowledge of M&E with partner sites through field-level training and mentoring
- Build the M&E capacity of the HP and PS teams at the partner level through training, supportive supervisory visits, and continuous feedback
- Communicate insights and data updates to HQ M&E Manager – HQ and Country Directors through regular Skype and email communication
- Share information regularly both to the PS and Hygiene teams
- Collect and compile monthly monitoring reports
- Share best practices and lessons learned with other Splash country programs
- Manage Splash program database in three countries to ensure all M&E data is collected and entered correctly and on time
- Analyze in-country data and information for reporting
- Develop and submit reports for country programs and HQ
- 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
- Resolve ad hoc issues with data collection processes
- 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.
Senior Director, Water & Clean Energy
Winrock International has expanded its Water & Clean Energy programs by creating a single Group that includes both a Clean Energy Unit and a Water Unit. This group holds responsibility for growing all infrastructure related services across the spectrum: from policy, legal and regulatory services, to the training and formation of governing agencies, to engineering and construction services. The Sr. Director is responsible for setting the strategy and direction of the Group, the supervision and mentoring of staff, the financial performance of the group, meeting new business targets, and project implementation results. The Sr. Director, Water & Clean Energy is a member of Winrock’s Leadership Team and is responsible for both domestic and international programs. The positon is based in either Arlington, VA or Little Rock, AR and will require approximately 30% travel.
The Sr. Director will lead a team responsible for managing and growing Winrock’s technical expertise in water and clean energy (the Technical Group) and be responsible for identifying and assessing development needs in the sector, staying abreast of policy, financing, institutional mechanisms and opportunities for capacity building and technical collaboration. The Sr. Director will also be responsible for supervision and mentoring of staff, and is accountable for managing a portfolio of projects that are managed on time, on scope and on budget. This position will also be responsible for financial performance of the unit, meeting new business targets, and revenue projections, as well as project implementation awards.
Location: Arlington, VA or Little Rock, AR
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Programs
- Direct Winrock’s long-term strategic planning for programs in water and sustainable clean energy.
- Lead the day-to-day management of the technical group’s portfolio, including its programs and staff; establish the lead role in launching new initiatives.
- Liaise with institutional donors (USAID, DFID, etc.) to ensure project targets are met and lead initiates for new business opportunities
- Must be responsible for key personnel decisions and be capable of managing multicultural and multidiscipline international project leadership.
- Ensure group maintains relationships with current and potential funders and partners.
- Prepare and effectively manage annual internal budgets.
- Assure timely, results-oriented, and successful implementation of all Winrock programs and activities and that the program management teams are aware and of and have access to needed tools and support and apply standards to maintain program quality and monitoring, evaluation award management and finance and operations performance.
- Provide leadership in identifying, developing, tracking and securing new business in these areas.
- Coordinate with other Winrock units and groups on strategic planning and developing new business opportunities for country specific programs in complementary areas.
- Represent Winrock International in all strategic and program matters related to programs in the group’s portfolio.
- Ensure Winrock is represented at key internal or external events relevant to technical area.
- Other relevant tasks as required.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Environment, Energy, International Policy, Finance, Engineering or related field required. Advanced degree or MBA preferred.
Experience: Minimum 15 years relevant experience in a similar position including strategic planning, project development, project implementation and administration and staff management. International experience, including experience working and living in a developing country, is strongly preferred. Experience marketing and managing implementation of a portfolio of services related to water, clean energy, climate change, environmental performance, and/or corporate social responsibility is required.
Demonstrated knowledge of USAID processes, rules and regulations mandatory. Experience working with other international donors preferred. Demonstrated intellectual leadership in the pursuit of innovative solutions to environmental problems and means of integrating clean energy, water and infrastructure concepts with other development programs — global climate change mitigation and adaptation, payments for environmental services, water management and employment and enterprise development. Must have demonstrated management experience; ability to demonstrate the highest level of ethical standards at all times; ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities while ensuring quality output.
Skills: Proven track record at securing new business including leading outreach to existing and new business clients; generating, qualifying and establishing new business leads; and, seeking and securing new business opportunities. Ability to manage a diverse global staff to successfully manage the implementation to expand a worldwide portfolio of large and complex programs in clean energy linked to development. Exceptional business acumen and experience including: basic accounting, business planning, budgeting, and achieving tangible financial results are required; proven ability to manage discretionary financial resources in a cost-effective manner. Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English required; capability in one other language is preferred; demonstrated ability to interact effectively and sensitively with a broad cross-section of internal staff and external donors and collaborators is essential. Excellent analytical skills, including ability to understand concepts and issues and present them clearly; ability to exercise sound judgment; demonstrated strong organizational skills, including management of multiple tasks and conflict resolution. Effective “hands-on” user of Microsoft Office software (especially Outlook, Word, and Excel). Well-tested and strong interpersonal, decision making, accountability, team building, financial management and budgeting skills are essential.
Other: Established networks with relevant organizations, associations and clients a must. Must be available for periodic domestic travel and occasional international travel.
Key Success Metrics:
- Meeting agreed annual financial targets for the Group’s portfolio of ongoing projects and business development efforts
- Success of projects within the Group toward meeting the indicators and outcomes as agreed and expected by clients
- Ability to grow new business in an innovative manner, seeking new mechanisms, and diversified funders
- Ability to attract and grow diverse leading talent for the Group’s and Winrock’s overall success
- Ability to establish and manage a meaningful strategy and a tactical plan for growth of the Group in accordance with Winrock’s overall institutional strategy and objectives
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||www.my-water-career.com|
|African Development Jobs||www.africandevjobs.com|
|Jobs 4 Development||www.jobs4development.com|
|The World Bank||www.worldbank.org|
|The International Monetary Fund||www.imf.org|
|Inter-American Development Bank||www.iadb.org|
|Asian Development Bank||www.adb.org|
|African Development Bank||www.afdb.org|
|United Nations Development Program||www.jobs.undp.org|
|United Nations Environment Program||www.unep.org|
|World Health Organization||www.who.int|
|Food and Agriculture Organization||www.fao.org|
|US Agency for International Development||www.usaid.gov|
|U.S. Department of State||www.state.gov|
|CDC – Safe Water||www.cdc.gov/safewater/|
|National Institute of Health||www.nih.gov|
|The Access Initiative||www.joblist.wri.org|
|Save the Children||www.savethechildren.org|
|International Water Management Institute||www.iwmi.cgiar.org|
|End Water Poverty||www.endwaterpoverty.org|
|Action Against Hunger||www.actionagainsthunger.org|
|International Medical Corps||www.internationalmedicalcorps.org|
|International Relief and Development||www.ird.org|
|Population Services International||www.psi.org|
|Water For People||www.waterforpeople.org|
|Global Poverty Project||www.globalpovertyproject.com|
|H2O for Life||www.h2oforlifeschools.org|
|Lutheran World Relief||www.lwr.org|
|Catholic Relief Services||www.crs.org|
|Living Water International||www.water.cc|
|Camp, Dresser, & Mckee (CDM Smith Inc)||www.cdmsmith.com|
|Global Health Corps||www.ghcorps.org|
|International Development Fellows Program (IDFP)||www.crs.org|
|World Vision Fellowship||www.wvi.org|
|Volunteers in Asia Fellowship||www.viaprograms.org|
|Princeton in Africa Fellowship||www.princetoninafrica.org|
|Princeton in Latin America Fellowship||www.piaweb.princeton.edu|
|The Chicago Council||www.thechicagocouncil.org|
|The Brookings Institutions||www.brookings.edu|
|UNC Water Institute||www.waterinstitute.unc.edu|
|Emory University Center for Global Safe Water||www..sph.emory.edu/cgsw|
|Desert Research Institute||www.dri.edu|
|The Association for Women’s Rights in Development||www.awid.org|
|The UK National Committee for UN Women||www.unwomenuk.org|
|The Global Women’s Institute||www.globalwomensinstitute.gwu.edu|
|Women and Water in Central And South Asia||www.womenandwatergw.org|
|Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Foundation||www.gatesfoundation.org|
|Conrad N. Hilton Foundation||www.hiltonfoundation.org|
|Howard G. Buffet Foundation||www.thehowardgbuffettfoundation.org|
Job Title: Policy DirectorLocation: Washington, DCReports to: Executive DirectorSupervises: Policy and Advocacy Manager, Policy and Advocacy AssociatePOSITION SUMMARYAs a core part of 1,000 Days’ Executive Team, the Policy Director is responsible for leading 1,000Days’ global advocacy priorities and interfacing with a variety of government and civil societypartners to advance the mission of 1,000 Days. The Director is heavily engaged on efforts tomobilize donor and partner government resources for nutrition and commitments designed toachieve the global nutrition targets and goals.CORE RESPONSIBILITIES● Lead 1,000 Days’ engagement with partners through the 1,000 Days Advocacy Working Groupand the International Coalition on Advocacy for Nutrition (ICAN) to drive the needed scale-up offinancial resources for nutrition.● Working with the Director of Advocacy and Outreach, engage with U.S. Government officials topromote greater leadership and impact on nutrition.● Develop advocacy strategies to encourage greater investment on the part of OECD DAC donorsin nutrition.● Interface with and support the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, including engaging in theSUN Civil Society network.● Engage in advocacy around key global fora including the United Nations General Assembly,World Health Assembly, the G-7 Summit and World Committee on Food Security (CFS).● Support the Executive Director in programmatic, policy and advocacy strategy.QUALIFICATIONS● Strategic thinker and leader with at least 5 years of policy and advocacy experience ininternational development.● Extensive knowledge of and experience working with the U.S. international developmentnongovernmental sector and leading global and/or U.S. government advocacy efforts.● Understanding of the cross-sectoral nature of nutrition and the underlying causes ofundernutrition.● Demonstrated capacity to build and lead coalitions to achieve a common objective, coach andsupervise, and facilitate and implement strategic advocacy.● Experience working in one or more of the following areas: global nutrition, food security andagriculture, health, gender, water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH) or social protection.● Strong written and oral communication abilities.● Bachelor’s degree or higher in international relations or a related field.1,000 Days1400 16th Street, NW Suite 210 Washington, DC 20036www.ThousandDays.orgSUCCESS FACTORSA successful employee is able to balance multiple projects, shifting priorities to meet tight deadlines,completing tasks very efficiently and with accuracy. Supporting a small team, the employee should beflexible and always willing to pitch in for the good of the team, while being able to complete tasksindependently, with limited direction or feedback.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSThere are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of thisposition. 1,000 Days can make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities toperform essential functions.ABOUT 1,000 DAYS1,000 Days is the leading organization working in the U.S. and around the world to championimproved nutrition for mothers and children during the critical window from pregnancy through agetwo. The 1,000 Days Partnership was launched in 2010 with the support of the U.S. Government, theGovernment of Ireland, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and several non-profit partners topromote greater action and investment in maternal and young child nutrition. Since then, 1,000Days has mobilized advocates, thought-leaders, policymakers and its network of over 80 partners inorder to improve nutrition for women and children in the U.S. and throughout the world.SALARY & BENEFITS: 1,000 Days provides competitive salaries and excellent benefits.TO APPLY Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org Put “Policy Director” in the subject line Applications will be reviewed as they are received No calls please Due to the expected volume of interest, only candidates considered will be contactedAPPLICATION DUE DATEOpen until filled with applications preferred by October 30, 2015