WASH Consultant

Management Sciences for Health

New York, NY; Medford, MA; or Arlington, VA, , US


MSH seeks a WASH expert, particularly with experience in sanitation, to assist in overseeing activities on USAID funded bilateral projects. 


This consultancy will be for 90 days over six months (mid-March through mid-September).

Specific Responsibilities

The consultant will provide technical review for fine-tuning our approaches, activities, and monitoring and evaluation of the WASH component of the Activity, as well as identifying innovations in WASH, including timely achievement of milestones and targets. S/he will also assist in the quality review of key deliverables.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or relevant area (Civil engineering or similar technical background will be beneficial)
  • Experience in the improvement of facility-based WASH that links technically appropriate construction and renovation improvements with behavior change and other infection prevention interventions in health facilities
  • 8-10 years of experience in WASH, especially in developing countries; relevant experience includes expertise in appropriate sanitation in rural and urban areas, as well as the provision of bulk water supply in urban/semi-urban areas (both rehabilitation and expansion in new urban, peri-urban developments, and water supply in rural areas,
  • Fluency in USAID WASH priorities, environmental regulations, best practices, evidence-based strategies for improving access to water and sanitation services
  • Knowledge of the African context required, knowledge of southern Africa highly desired
  • Travel may be required

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Technical Support Lead