Programme Coordinator


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It’s hard to believe that today an estimated one in ten people still don’t have clean, safe water and one in three live without adequate sanitation. The resulting diseases kill one child every minute.

WaterAid is looking for a Programme Coordinator to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene through our pilot programme in Swaziland.

Based in Mbabane and reporting to the Swaziland Team Leader, the role will be responsible for overall strategic programme planning, co-ordination, management and implementation of WaterAid Swaziland programme work in conjunction with partners.

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To be successful, you need at least a University degree or a diploma in a relevant subject (social sciences, environmental health, sanitary or civil engineering, or development studies). More than five years’ experience in programme planning, development and management in a NGO setting is required, with experience in advocacy and policy influencing work being an advantage. You need to have with good knowledge of the local context.

By 2030 we want everyone, everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, we’ll give a lot in return. We offer a competitive salary, pension provision, medical coverage, generous leave and a 13th cheque.

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes,  send your application, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV, clearly indicating details of your current remuneration package and providing details of at least three references via email to [email protected], using ‘Programme Coordinator Swaziland’ as the subject of the email. Only candidates short-listed for interviewing will be contacted.

Please note: in order to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Swaziland.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.


No recruitment agencies please.