Sector Leader WASH

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Maputo, , MZ

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. SNV is dedicated to a society where all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations 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.

Job Description

SNV Mozambique works together with local partners to provide technical expertise in three sectors: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Renewable Energy and Agriculture, thereby contributing to finding local solutions to global challenges and sowing the seeds of lasting change.

SNV’s work in the WASH sector aims to improve the performance of all parties involved, and contributes to improved WASH service delivery, specifically:

1. Access to safe, sufficient and reliable drinking water supply;

2. Access to improved sanitation;

3. Sustained positive change in hygiene behaviour.

SNV Mozambique WASH implements programmes across two broad themes: 1) Rural WASH and 2) Urban and peri-urban WASH. Current programmes include four projects in different provinces, funded by various donors such as DFID, Swiss Development Cooperation, Royal Netherlands Embassy, and others.

For more information on our operations in Mozambique, visit our website:

SNV seeks a talented, entrepreneurial, result oriented and proven professional who will work with the country team in Mozambique to further build on SNVs high quality WASH programme.

The WASH Sector Leader

  1. Is responsible for the overall quality of the WASH programme content, business development, resource mobilisation, steering the quality of technical advisory services, and overall management of the SNV WASH programmes in Mozambique;
  2. Will enhance the quality and visibility of our WASH programmes and position SNV within the national WASH sector.

The WASH Sector Leader reports directly to the Country Director and collaborates closely with the WASH global sector team.


  • Strategic Leadership: develop country level WASH strategy aligned to corporate WASH frameworks;
  • Advisory Services: lead complex assignments, set benchmarks for results, and monitor quality of advisory services of the WASH sector team;
  • Programme Management: deliver effective development results, planning and monitoring, financial management, and donor reporting;
  • Business Development: develop proposals and secure funding for innovative WASH programmes;
  • People Management: lead, manage, and coach the team of SNV advisors, local capacity builders and consultants;
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: ensure uniform understanding and practice in planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of WASH programs in line with SNV’s internal frameworks;
  • Representation & Promotion: develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders to improve SNV’s market position and actively participate in external and internal networks;
  • Facilitate learning, documentation and evidence based knowledge development in collaboration with SNV’s global team and partners;
  • Contribute to SNV Mozambique Management as a member of the Country Management Team.


  • Relevant advanced academic qualification in WASH or related field;
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in WASH service delivery (specifically in our three sub-areas) including at least 5 years in a management role, preferably in Africa;
  • International work experience and the ability to effectively coach and lead a team of advisors in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Strong background in resource mobilisation; demonstrated programme design, proposal writing, business development, and international donor relationship management;
  • Proven track record in project management, specifically in project planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and financial management for large scale comprehensive projects;
  • Established WASH networks and strong relationship management skills;
  • Proficiency in English and Portuguese required;
  • The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills.

Additional Information

Contract Type: International

Contract Duration: 12-month initial term

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Information Duty Station:  Maputo, Mozambique

Working at SNV:

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. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of WASH experts. For more information, please visit our website:

How to Apply:

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation before June 13, 2017.

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