Technical Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Activities (WASH)

Winrock International
Tanzania
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Languages Required: 
Kiswahili
Apply By: 
ASAP

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Winrock is seeking WASH Technical Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded water security improvement project in Tanzania. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to improve the provision and governance of WASH services and the management of water resources. The project will foster close alliances with national, district and basin-level water authorities and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Tanzania. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Provide overall technical direction to the project’s systems approach.
  •  Design and implement a market-led strategy that incentivizes investment in water supply and sanitation and hygiene products and services,   improved technologies, equitable coverage, and accountable delivery.
  • Partner with private sector, civil society, and government partners to develop market-led solutions to market and business enabling barriers to WASH sector competitiveness.
  • Work closely with financial institutions, end-markets, service providers, as well as the Behavior Change and GESI specialists to increase access to WASH markets and critical inputs and market services.
     

QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

Education:

  •  Master’s degree required in relevant fields of study related to the sector of the project, including but not limited to business, international development, public administration/policy, water resources management, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), value chain development. 

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of practical experience in facilitating investment and partnerships in market systems, preferably in the water supply, sanitation or menstrual hygiene management sectors
  • Demonstrated track record of working with financial service providers, investors, private sector, and public private partnerships
  • An understanding of policy, economics, and market issues in the water and sanitation sectors, preferably in the Tanzania context
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse public and private partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) into water security and livelihoods programming.

Skills:

  •  Technical understanding of water resource management and sanitation.
  • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the project.
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the initiative and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required

*Please note that all CVs must be submitted in English.