Senior Director, Global WASH Operations

World Vision (WV)

Nairobi, Kenya

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are at the heart of child well-being and foundational to World Vision’s mission for all children and their communities to experience life in all its fullness.  For more than 35 years, World Vision has been committed to globally leveraging resources and locally working alongside communities to ensure millions of children around the world have access to clean water, dignified sanitation and healthy hygiene practices.

World Vision has recently launched a new Global WASH Business Plan, which outlines its commitment to invest $1 billion over the next five years to extend the impact of its work across 41 countries.

Here’s where you come in:

As the Senior Director for Global WASH Operations, you will provide strategic leadership and direction for the WASH field operations to maximize the WASH contribution to child well-being, the Sustainable Development Goals and to ensure operational performance that meets the sector standards and donor expectations. Ensuring effective partnerships with World Vision field teams, the donors and other partners, you will strengthen World Vision operational effectiveness and reputation, create and strengthen strategic partnerships, networking, and innovative approaches and strengthen and mobilize the community of practice to execute programming that demonstrates evidence of efficiency and impact, enhance global WASH reputation, influence, and thought leadership.

You will report to the World Vision International Global Sector Lead for WASH and collaborate closely with the World Vision US Director of WASH, while working very closely with the Regional WASH Directors.

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree required in a WASH-related field, with strong preference for technical training (civil/water/sanitation engineering, hydrogeology, water resources management or related discipline), plus related professional work experience.
  • Leader with minimum 10 years’ experience designing, implementing and/or leading WASH programming in the developing world.
  • Strong experience and proven skills in leading a team of technical professionals.
  • In-depth knowledge/expertise in WASH programming including evidence based best practices.
  • Strong relational and networking skills, demonstrated ability to supervise teams, and significant experience engaging with donors and fundraisers.
  • Excellent in written reporting and in verbal communication in English.
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 35 % of the time

Is this the job for you?

Find the full responsibilities and requirements for this position online and apply by 10 DEC 2021. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

*Preferred position location: Nairobi, Kenya. Other locations anywhere in Africa where WVI is registered to operate.

World Vision is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organisation working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Through our work, every 60 seconds… a family gets water… a hungry child is fed… a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

For more information, please visit our website: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.






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