Call for Technical Experts: WASH & Water Security

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Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
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Who We Are

Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all.


Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results.


Resonance was recently named one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing privately-held companies. We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.


Brief Description

Resonance is seeking qualified technical experts for USAID’s anticipated Water and Development IDIQ (WADI) Follow-on, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water security activities globally. The WADI follow-on is expected to support USAID missions, bureaus, and other operating units in implementing USAID’s component of the U.S. Government’s Global Water Strategy. Task orders implemented under this IDIQ will reflect the Agency’s strategic direction in the water sector, including improving health outcomes through the provision of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and managing agricultural water sustainably and more productively to enhance food security.



Consultants will provide technical expertise to the Task Order project teams. Applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply:


• Irrigation and multiple use of water systems

• Wastewater and sanitation systems

• Water-smart agriculture

• Market development for WASH, water-smart agriculture, or related products

• Social behavior change for improved sanitation and hygiene practices

• Water modeling

• Urban WASH

• Rural WASH

• Monitoring and evaluation

• Knowledge management

• Database knowledge management

• Water and climate risk assessments

• Community and stakeholder engagement

• Communications and outreach

• Water security and climate resilience

• Water governance

• Water rights / water allocation

• Capacity building for national and sub-national governments; civil society organizations

• Water resource management

• Water source protection

• Enabling policy environments for WASH and clean water access

• Gender integration

• Private sector development and partnerships

• Social enterprise development

• Enterprise BDS

• Financing for WASH and water systems

• Emergency water and sanitation

• Managing water revenue and decreasing non-revenue water



• Graduate degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university

• At least six (6) years’ relevant professional experience

• Previous work experience on USAID programming preferred

• Demonstrated experience in one of the above-mentioned technical areas

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with an ability to work well under pressure

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment and proactively work to achieve consensus on technical, project, and administrative matters

• Native or bi-lingual proficiency in written and spoken English

• Eligibility to work in US