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Sector Leader

SNV Moçambique Full-Time  Maputo, Cidade de Maputo, Mozambique 12 Feb 2018

Job Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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

Background

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, funded by donors such as DFID, Swiss Development Cooperation, Royal Netherlands Embassy, and others.  In 2017, current programmes impacted over 850,000 people across 50 districts and 9 provinces.

For more information on our operations in Mozambique, visit our website: www.snv.org

Overview of the position

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 works at national level, engages with the programme leaders at local level, reports directly to the Country Director and collaborates closely with the WASH global sector team.

Responsibilities

  • 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 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.

Qualifications

  • 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 required and advanced/fluent Portuguese preferred;
  • 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: 2 years with the possibility of extension

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: www.snv.org

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 March 1, 2018.

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