Market-based WASH Manager


Market-based WASH Manager

Organization Summary:

Water4, a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt entity incorporated under the laws of the State of Oklahoma, USA, is an international nonprofit using faith, innovation and empowerment to reimagine a world free from the water crisis. Water4 equips missional entrepreneurs in developing nations to create lasting economic, physical and spiritual change through market-based safe water solutions. This approach puts the solutions to local problems in the hands of local people and ensures that safe water access is sustained by local resources. Since 2008, Water4 has impacted the lives of over one million people in more than 30 countries through the power of safe and living water.

Position Description:

The Market-based WASH manager will improve and manage Water4’s partner-focused market-based WASH competency development as part of Water4’s efforts to catalyze the development of healthy, missional enterprises.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Iteration, documentation and implementation of market-based WASH strategy for enterprise development
  2. Logistical and administrative coordination for all WASH competency training and evaluations
  3. Management and support of a 2-4 person team of champions for the support of WASH competency development
  4. Design and evaluate Water4 W4SH and WASH curriculum, including periodic review of WASH best practices and incorporation of relevant behavior change approaches
  5. Support special WASH-related partnership on behalf of Water4
  6. Contribution to developing strategy and planning for overall competency development
  7. Ensure the timely and accurate collection of Water4 partner routine reporting of WASH activities
  8. Supporting proposal development by contributing specific WASH-related content
  9. Contribute to evaluation needs for WASH baselining and end-lining at the community level
  10. Able to travel up to 12-16 weeks per year to achieve the above
  11. Other duties as requested by supervisor

Time Allocation of Responsibilities:

Responsibility % Allocation of Time
Enterprise market-based WASH core competency training, administration, and documentation/communication of strategy 40%
WASH team development and management 25%
Special market-based WASH project support 15%
Research and curriculum development 15%
Partner WASH Impact evaluation design and delivery support 5%


Qualification and Education Requirements

  • 2 years of experience in monitoring and evaluating outcomes and results of WASH programs and competency development
  • 3 years of experience in a management position, managing teams
  • Bachelor-level education in a social science related to behaviour change, public health, or community-based development.
  • Familiarity with mWater data collection platform for both survey creation and data analysis
  • Experience training and facilitating behavior change communication at the community level in WASH
  • Experience in the use of participatory methods in community development and appreciative inquiry
  • Can effectively and efficiently complete tasks online and with Microsoft Excel and Word Documents
  • Multi-culturally sensitive and a team player
  • Technical proficiency in English
  • Desire to help Water4 teams improve through mentorship and training
  • Demonstrated interest in working alongside partners in other countries
  • Willingness to travel and adapt to new cultural and social situations

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in WASH project management and delivery
  • Experience with small business development and marketing
  • Experience with WASH program evaluation design, data collection, and documenting learnings
  • Fluency in French and English preferred
  • Familiar with non-literate methods of training and competency development
  • Currently residing in a sub-Saharan country of Water4 partner operations
  • Resident and ability to retain work in Rwanda

General Competencies:

Water4 managers first and foremost operate as a Water4 representatives:

  • Demonstrating Water4 key attitudes, values and practices;
  • Exemplifying appreciative inquiry approaches with a willingness to learn in all scenarios;
  • Facilitating skill and knowledge transfer based on actual understanding and limitations with an attitude of servant leadership; and
  • Creating an environment of mutual growth.

Additional Notes

The Market-based WASH Manager will work closely with other competency area managers as well as Development and I&Q teams to capture lessons, data, and stories of WASH impacts.

Rwanda nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Rwandan NGO Sector.

Position Reports To:

Programs Manager

To Apply for this Job:

Please send cover letter, resume’, references and salary requirements to Mike Barbee at

Application Deadline:January 6th, 2019

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