Sector Leader (WASH)

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Dhaka, , BD

Overview of the position

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

The WASH Sector Leader

Is responsible for the overall quality of WASH programme content, business development, resource mobilisation, steering the quality of technical advisory services, and overall management of the SNV WASH programmes in country;
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; 
Relationship Management: ensure cordial relationships with variety of partners connecting different processes in a competitive market and identify strategic alliances and networks to invest in; willingness to work under the guidance of the multi-country WASH programme manager.
Monitoring & Evaluation: ensure uniform understanding and practice in planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of WASH programmes 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 as a member of the Country Management Team.


Relevant advanced academic qualification in WASH or related field; engineering background is preferred
7+ years of relevant experience in WASH service delivery including at least 5 years in a management role, preferably in Asia;
Experience in urban sanitation; preferably in on-site and non-sewered sanitation; 
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;
Outward looking and interested in collaboration with others in order to achieve results and impact
Established WASH networks and strong relationship management skills; 
Proficiency in English 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:                      3 years

Expected Start Date:                   October 2018

Information Duty Station:           Dhaka, Bangladesh

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 9, 2018.