Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Executive Director, World Water Council, France

Executive Director, World Water Council, France

 [availability 01 January 2013]


The World Water Council is an international organisation that promotes sustainable water management throughout the world. It has more than 350 member organisations from over 70 countries.
The Executive Director is responsible for:
  • The effective implementation of the strategies and policies of the Council,
  • The coordination of programmes formulation and execution,
  • The hiring and management of the staff of the Headquarters
The successful candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of international  significant experience in the field of water management and governance at an international level, and be fluent in French and English.
For application instructions and more information read the full vacancy announcement on the World Water Council website.


Think Tank Director, Water and Sanitation for Africa



Think Tank Director, Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA) HQ, Burkina Faso [deadline November 30, 2012]

Summary

Water and Sanitation for Africa, a Pan-African Intergovernmental Agency, is looking to appoint a Think Tank Director to lead its African Sanitation Think Tank as part of its new policy program. The candidate will join the organization at an important stage in our development and will play a key role in increasing the capacity of the policy program as we enter an exciting and high-profile plan of work.


This is an exciting time to join WSA, and an opportunity to become a senior member of our team as we work to capitalize on our growing public profile and increase the influence of our research and policy work. This position will be located at the WSA Headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Main duties and responsibilities


  • Formulate strategies to engage and mobilize the resources necessary to build public awareness of the African Sanitation Think Tank’s priority policy issues related to water and sanitation
  • Manage the Think Tank’s overall research agenda by evaluating current research and anticipating and planning for future research needs, thereby ensuring the Think Tank engages in leveraged areas that advance its mission
  • Oversee the execution qualitative and quantitative research to the highest standards and developing appropriate policy ideas, briefs and reports
  • Liaise with Program Support and Development Department  within the Research and Policy Unit
  • Build relationships and work with key stakeholders in order to disseminate research to organizations that are in the best position to leverage
  •  Actively engage existing partners at national and international level as well as identify and cultivate relationships with new partners in order to educate the public on the African sanitation sub-sector
  • Oversee internal capacity building on related policy issues
  • Represent WSA on platforms and at seminars, conferences and other public events
  • Generate ideas for action research to assess (suitability and implementation) and test existing policies through continuous assessment of policy environment
  • Drive capacity building, analysis, influencing policy analysis within Agency and with NGOs etc.
  • Mentor and guide the Think Tank team
  • Monitor and keep the team informed of external policy developments relevant to the WSA’s 2011-15 Strategic Plan

In the first 18 months, the role will be responsible for coordinating the activities of WSA’s African Sanitation Think Tank, as well as working across the rest of the research program and playing an important role in developing the WSA’s future policy activities.

Education

PhD in Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy or related field


Competencies

Expected


  • 10+ years of experience, with proven ability to manage staff
  • Solid understanding of water and sanitation policy in Africa
  • Leadership experience running issue campaigns at national and international level
  • Strong program management, critical thinking, and organizational skills, superior communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and a passion for African development policies
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Strong proficiency in English and French – bilingual
  • Desired


Experience with working with Regional Institutions (e.g. ECOWAS, AMCOW, AU) and bilateral agencies
Application

Start date: ASAP

Application deadline: 30 November 2012


To apply: submit a cover letter and CV to hr@wsafrica.org. Application must be in English and clearly state the post applied for (WSA THINK TANK DIRECTOR).


Senior Policy Analyst, Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA)

Senior Policy Analyst, Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA) HQ, Burkina Faso [deadline November 30, 2012]


Summary

Water and Sanitation for Africa, a Pan-African Intergovernmental Agency, is looking to appoint a Senior Policy Analyst to develop and lead projects as part of our new policy program.  The candidate will join the organization at an important stage in our development and will play a key role in increasing the capacity of our research team as we enter an exciting and high-profile plan of work.

This is an exciting time to join WSA, and an opportunity to become a senior member of our team as we work to capitalize on our growing public profile and increase the influence of our policy program. This position will be located at the WSA Headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Main duties and responsibilities

Supervise the policy components of specific projects within the research program
Coordinate the execution qualitative and quantitative research to the highest standards and developing appropriate policy ideas, briefs and reports
Liaise with the Director of Programs Support and Development and Regional Directorate in developing new projects and policy ideas as part of the WSA’s future policy program
Monitor and keep the team informed of external policy developments relevant to the WSA’s 2011-15 Strategic Plan
Conduct capacity building, analysis, influencing policy analysis within Agency and with NGOs etc.
Liaise with the Communications Department in the dissemination of research projects through written reports, media articles, blogs and presentations
Represent WSA at seminars, conferences and other public events
Other duties as deemed reasonable by line manager (Think Tank Director)
In the first 18 months, the role will provide particular support to the activities of WSA’s African Sanitation Think Tank, as well as working across the rest of the research program and playing an important role in developing the WSA’s future policy program.

Education

Advanced degree in Economics, Political Science, Pubic Policy, International Relations or related field

Competencies

Expected



  • Outstanding ability with at least 5 years of experience in a policy research environment
  • Strong Economics background
  • Thorough understanding and experience of policy development
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • In-depth experience in policy influencing at national and international level
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead new policy relevant research projects and to conduct research to the highest standards
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills are also required
  • High level of proficiency in English and French are required

Desired

  • PhD in Economics, Political Science, Pubic Policy, International Relations or related field
  • Experience in liaising with Regional Institutions (e.g. ECOWAS, AMCOW, AU) and bilateral agencies.

Application

Start date: ASAP

Application deadline: 30 November 2012

To apply: submit a cover letter and CV to hr@wsafrica.org.  Application must be in English and clearly state the post applied for (WSA SENIOR POLICY ANALYST).

Saturday, March 10, 2012

WASH Project Manager in D.R.Congo

Medair is currently seeking a WASH Project Manager in D.R.Congo [starting date 01 April]

Role and Responsibilities
To manage the Medair Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) programme in D.R. Congo and to ensure proposal objectives are met within the appropriate timescales and that the services delivered are within the overall budget and meet Medair quality standards. To manage the WASH staff and anticipate, plan, and lead in the development of new WASH project proposals.

Workplace: Dungu, Province Orientale, DR Congo
Starting Date: 01 April 2012
Initial Contract Details: 12 months, 100%

Project Overview
Medair currently operates in three sectors in D.R. Congo, in health supporting of IDPs in Irumu and Bas & Haut Uélé, in WASH improving water, sanitation and hygiene in health centres and households and in infrastructure by rehabilitation of bridges and crossings to improve humanitarian access.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Country Manager – Ethiopia

About a child’s right:

a child’s right (ACR) is a charitable organization founded in 2006, based in Seattle, Washington USA.  Our mission is to change the lives of vulnerable children in impoverished urban areas by providing clean, safe drinking water to orphanages, street shelters, rescue homes, schools and children’s hospitals. In five years we have brought, and continue to provide, safe drinking water to over 250,000 children in cities around the world.  To learn more about our organization please visit www.achildsright.org.

ACR has been active in Ethiopia, focused exclusively on Addis Ababa, since 2008 and currently has 27 water projects installed at orphanages, schools, hospitals and children’s shelters.  One part-time project coordinator based in Addis, with supervision from the US office, currently manages the operations.  In 2012, ACR will establish a permanent office in Ethiopia and obtain local accreditation as a non-profit organization.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Alvernia University Require Adjunct Faculty

Alvernia University

Alvernia University invites applicants for adjunct faculty positions in many of their vibrant programs. 
Experienced professionals with a minimal academic credential of a Master's Degree are encouraged to join our growing academic community in both our day and evening programs. Online teaching experience is preferred.  Urgent needs include the areas of business and political science. Ongoing needs comprise the disciplines of humanities, Spanish, communication, mathematics, nursing, occupational therapy, and education.

Apply On : http://www.alvernia.edu/facstaff/human-resources/job_postings/variousadjuncts_dec2011.html