WASH Capacity Building Advisor

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

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Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 26 of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopian through a market based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects.

 For more information on SNV’s operations, visit our website: www.snvworld.org

Back ground about the project 

The USAID funded TRANSFORM: WASH is a five year project to be implemented through a consortium of PSI, SNV, Plan International and International Resource Center (IRC) which is aimed at reducing preventable deaths and illness in Ethiopia due to diarrhea diseases, particularly among children under five. Through development and testing of scalable and replicable market-based models, the TRANSFORM/WASH consortium will support the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) and the One WASH National Program (OWNP) to increase use of improved WASH products and services among women and their families. This will be achieved through four interrelated project result areas:

  • Increased WASH governance and management capacity at the sub national level.
  •  Increased demand for low-cost quality WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation;
  • Increased supply for low-cost quality WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation.
  •  Increased knowledge base to bring WASH innovations to scale.

Back ground of the position 

Based on the project overview above, he/she contributes to steer SNV Ethiopia WASH sector development, quality of practice and positioning at country level to guide Transform WASH project, in line with SNV global WASH sector strategy, and cross-cutting themes in order to improve sector performance and delivery of results. 

As WASH Capacity Building Advisor, he/she will be based in Dessie, Amhara Region, and engage in the USAID Transform WASH project implementation, monitoring and evaluation using project management cycle to meet its intended objectives through increased use of WASH products and services. WASH Capacity Building Advisor will use his/her capacity to implement Transform WASH project to the quality requirement of donor/USAID; consortium lead/PSI; and other members using SNV’s track record of delivering high quality WASH products in other similar projects. S/he is responsible to work closely with Transform WASH IDA/PM for achieving expected WASH outcomes to systematically disseminate lessons-learned with other USAID-funded WASH activities within SNV and other implementers.

Job Description

Key responsibilities include:

  • Implementation 
  • Monitoring 
  • Coordination and Network development 
  • Business development 

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Contract Type: Local

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment.


Education: · Have at least master’s degree in Public Health with Environmental Health Background, Environmental Health, and Hydraulic Engineering

Experience: Have at least eight years and above in the WASH sector, especially related to current Ethiopian local government context:

Additional and preferred requirement: 

  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills both in Amharic and English.
  • Proven experience in undertaking activities aimed at capacity building of government to effectively construct, manage and maintain WASH services.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and a strong track record in meeting deliverable and donor deadlines. 
  • Previous proven experience in managing WASH capacity building related projects with the government.
  • Strong English communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills;
  • Competent and motivated staff.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A team player able and willing to perform tasks to make the TRANSFORM WASH project/s successful

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking on the I’m Interested button and complete your application in our in-house recruitment system before 12 March 2021. Please send your application letter and CV that contains three referees as you apply with position title as subject/reference.

 Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

NB: Only shortlisted will be contacted.




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