Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1350 staff in 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.
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.
SNV’s WASH initiatives in both a rural and an urban context will provide access to improved drinking water services and/or improved sanitation facilities for 10 million people from 2016 to 2018. Our work improves environmental health by reducing pathways for disease transmission, enhances nutrition - especially in regards to stunting in children- and reduces both untreated human waste and wastewater.
Long-term sustainability lies at the core of our work. We strengthen public governance around WASH services, support institutional changes and capacity, develop financially viable services, and improve asset management of existing WASH infrastructure. This includes strengthening the roles of civil society and the private sector in advocacy and operation, as well as promoting sector and stakeholder dialogue and reflection about changing needs and standards in the light of increasing urbanisation and the Sustainable Development Goals.
SNV has been working in Indonesia since 2013 in partnership with government institutions, private sector and local organisations across two sectors –Agriculture and Water and Sanitation. Climate change and gender are cross-cutting issues underlying all our interventions. Currently we operate in 7 provinces spanning from West to Eastern Indonesia. Our primary office is in Jakarta, with project offices in Bandar Lampung and Tasikmalaya. For the WASH sector, SNV is focused on increasing access to safely managed sanitation and water, and in sustaining positive changes in hygiene behaviour, by providing scalable, market driven solutions tailored to rural and urban contexts. We have a strong track record in both rural and urban WASH and strong representation at national platforms. Our work is aligned with the development priorities of the Government of Indonesia.
Overview of the position
SNV seeks a talented, entrepreneurial, result-oriented and proven professional who will work with the country team in Indonesia to further build on SNV’s high quality WASH programme.
The WASH Sector Leader
The WASH Sector Leader reports directly to the Country Director and collaborates closely with the WASH global sector team.