Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
PRO-WASH (Practices, Research and Operations in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is a five-year project led by Save the Children and funded by the USAID Office of Food for Peace (FFP). PRO-WASH actively works with partners to strengthen the quality, effectiveness and sustainability of WASH practices in FFP-funded development and emergency food security activities. This includes delivering several core activities aimed at strengthening partner capacities including: capacity-strengthening workshops (both in-person and remote), applied research into field-viable solutions to WASH service delivery, high-quality technical guides, learning notes, and opportunities to share implementation experiences with other USAID/FFP partners.
Contingent on additional award funding, PRO-WASH is expanding learning and applied research around drinking water and productive water supply, water system maintenance, and rural water governance in alignment with USAID’s Global Water Strategy and USAID Water and Development Plans. The expanded programming will capture innovative approaches around integrated water resource management (IWRM) which will allow PRO-WASH to better support development and emergency partners often working in settings affected by droughts and other water-related shocks.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
The Senior Specialist for WASH Governance and Infrastructure has a broad range of experience working across relevant water approaches including IWRM, water governance, water service provisioning, watershed management, and infrastructure. This position will provide strategic technical support across a range of activities including in-person trainings, distance learning, mentoring, leading the development of new learning tools, and capturing best practices from partners related to IWRM activities. As the Senior Specialist, you will also support WASH-related research and learning activities and will coordinate closely with FFP, implementing partners, and research institutions.
Technical Leadership and Support (50%)
Management and Coordination (30%)
Program Learning, Knowledge Management, and Innovation (20%)
M.A., M.S., M.Sc. in Engineering, Public Health, Environmental Health, Water Resources Management, Hydrology or equivalent are strongly preferred;
Additional technical expertise in any of following sectors: sustainability of WASH infrastructure, public-private partnerships, water quality monitoring, natural resources management, early warning and response, and governance systems;
Familiarity with USAID-funded activities, particularly within USAID/FFP, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) and/or Global Health;
Experience in qualitative and quantitative research, including those focused on improving drinking water quality, particularly those less reliant on heavy behavior change strategies and household expenditures;
Experience working in the Sub-Sahara Africa region;
French or other language skills are desirable.
Why you should join the Save the Children Team
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.
About Save the Children
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