• WASH Advisors - SNV

    Employer: SNV
    SNV is a non-profit international development organization established in the Netherlands in 1965. For more than 50 years, SNV has been at the forefront of development, helping to build local capacity and empower families and communities to break the cycle of poverty. We operate in 38 developing nations in Africa,... See more
    Posted: 10 November 2017
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    Are you interested in joining an organization with a long term commitment to fighting poverty? Would you like to work in a challenging environment and develop career focused on demonstrating shared core values that achieve results?

    SNV Rwanda is looking for two WASH Advisors/ GIKURIRO PROJECT

    Based in Kigali, Rwanda

    National Contract

    SNV is an international not-for-profit development organization working in over 38 developing countries for more than 50 years. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations 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 seeks two talented and result oriented WASH advisors for Gikuriro project. The primary objective of this position is to improve the hygiene and sanitation at household level and consistent use of, household sanitation and hygiene facilities in order to decrease childhood stunting.

    The WASH advisors will support and mentor Gikuriro sub partners (Local NGOs) in the implementation of WASH interventions at community level and document best practices and lessons learned. The advisor will ensure the functionality of Community Health Clubs established at village level while tracking impact made by the project in the community. Furthermore the advisor will have the responsibility for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of WASH interventions in Gikuriro operation area.

    GIKURIRO Background

    Gikuriro is five years integrated Nutrition and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program funded by USAID. The program is implemented through a consortium of two international agencies, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) who is the prime and a sub-recipient, SNV the Netherlands Development Organization. The primary purpose of Gikuriro is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age and children under five years of age in support of the Government of Rwanda’s (GoR) efforts. Gikuriro implements the Ministry of Health (MoH) two community-based programs; the Community Based Food and Nutrition program (CBF&NP) and the Community Based Environmental Health Program (CBEHPP) contributing to eliminating malnutrition.

    The present terms of reference aims to recruit two WASH advisors to support the project in WASH activities related to SNV assignment in the program.

    Gikuriro area of operation

    Kicukiro, Nyarugenge, Nyanza, Ruhango, Rwamagana, Kayonza, Ngoma and Nyabihu

    Main responsibilities:

    • Compliance with the GoR Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Program (CBEHPP) roadmap and project scope of work;
    • Develop technical content relating to sanitation and hygiene training activities in concert with GoR stakeholders;
    • Coach, train and monitor Gikuriro sub partners (local NGOs) in the CBEHPP implementation and other WASH interventions;
    • Work closely with Gikuriro sub partners to ensure efficient WASH implementation at the community level
    • Facilitate learning, innovation, documentation and evidence based knowledge development in collaboration with Gikuriro staff and partners;
    • Designing methodologies and tools for data collection;
    • Develop monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
    • Regular review of reports from local implementing partners;

    Candidate profile

    • Academic qualification: MBA or MSc in environmental health sciences, public health, sanitation and hygiene, or related field;
    • Self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills
    • 4+ years of relevant experience
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and astrong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines;
    • Familiar with the Rwandan CBEHPP;
    • Wide knowledge of participatory and didactic methodologies and techniques;
    • Experience in coaching and mentoring local organizations and district staff;
    • Excellent ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing is required;
    • Attention to details, preciseness in the execution of tasks, solution-oriented working approach and negotiation.
    • Fluency in Kinyarwanda language.
    • Language requirements: Very Good command of English.

    Computer Skills: Proficiency /Knowledge of Microsoft Office and skill in the use of Excel, including complex/compound spreadsheets and other accounting package is essential.

    Reporting level: Gikuriro WASH Project leader

    Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

    How to apply

    If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to directly summit your motivation letter and CV (both in English) to the Country Director of SNV Rwanda by email to snvrwanda.recruitment@gmail.com by the 24th November, 2017.

    NB: Only shortlisted will be contacted

    We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement


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