Technical Director (Water)

Winrock International
Arlington, VA, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
Apply By: 
ASAP

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Agriculture, Resilience and Water. Winrock seeks a mission-driven Technical Water Director to provide technical and managerial direction to Winrock's Water Portfolio within the Agriculture, Resilience and Water Group.  The Director is the senior headquarters team leader for a portfolio of projects.

Please send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@broderickhaightconsulting.com with the subject title “Technical Director, Water”

The Director will be responsible for:

  • Technical, financial and operational management of projects in the water portfolio.
  • Quality control of Winrock’s water-related projects, and engagement with major donors.
  • Technical case studies and lessons learned linked to water security, multiple-use water services, resource allocation, water resource financing, and resilience.
  • Meeting operational, technical, and management objectives for the portfolio.
  • Expanding Winrock’s portfolio of multiple-use water services, water resource management and resilience approaches through new business development.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exceptional ability to analyze and identify problems, define obstacles and potential solutions, create consensus on course of action and utilize results to inform future analysis.
  • Provide leadership and direction to HQ and field-based staff, including mentorship and supporting their professional and personal development, and promote a culture that reflects Winrock’s mission to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources.
  • Work effectively with field teams, including COP, DCOP and all staff. 
  • Oversee timely preparation and completion of deliverables including developing timelines and assigning responsibilities.
  • Prepare and effectively manage annual internal and portfolio budgets.
  • Nurture a network of experts and organizations to collaborate with.
  • Assist with business development outside of the project towards growing Winrock’s Water practice.
  • Manage existing client and donor relationships, engaging new relationships with partners, donors, and clients through the life of project.

Education:      

Master’s Degree in Water Resource Management, Hydrology, WASH, Public Administration, Public Policy, MBA or similar preferred

Experience:      

  • At least fifteen years demonstrated experience in management and/or technical implementation of water activities including. 
  • 10 years of USAID management experience required – examples include COP, portfolio manager, project manager, etc.
  • Management experience in international project development and implementation, including budget and staff management, and strategic planning, is required.
  • Must have established networks with organizations and clients involved in water initiatives. 
  • Home office experience, including managing a complex portfolio of projects from a US-based headquarters, is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to hire, train and mentor staff, create and manage budgets, and cooperate effectively with other units.
  • Field experience, particularly in Francophone Africa is a plus

Skills:                

  • Strong USAID project management skills managing complex, multifaceted, and/or multi-country projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
  • Unwavering commitment to deliver quality programs and projects. Strong project monitoring and evaluation and CLA skills and experience required.
  • Ability to identify and resolve key issues with project implementation, coordinating with senior staff, Chiefs of Party, and host governments.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Ability to communicate a vision and work collaboratively with field teams and the COP to operationalize plans.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people. \
  • Passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory. Fluency in one or more additional languages, especially French, is strongly preferred.

Please send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@broderickhaightconsulting.com with the subject title “Technical Director, Water”

Winrock International is an equal opportunity employer.