Programme Coordinator


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It’s hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet – around one in three of the world’s population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

WaterAid in Swaziland is looking for a Programme Coordinator, for our pilot programme in the country, to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone in Swaziland by 2030. 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 WASH programme work in conjunction with partners.

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To be successful, you’ll need:

  • A University degree or a diploma in a relevant subject (social sciences, environmental health, sanitary or civil engineering, or development studies).
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in programme planning, development and programme management in an NGO setting.
  • Proven experience in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) work in preferably in Swaziland context, or in Southern Africa.
  • Exposure to developing and managing advocacy and policy influencing work will be advantageous.
  • You need to have with good knowledge of the local context in Swaziland.

We started because no NGO like us existed. We’ll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we’re making great progress – since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation across the various countries where we work.

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.

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.