JOB VACANY WASH Programme Manager / Sector Leader at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation - Tanzania - AJIRA PLUS+

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JOB VACANY WASH Programme Manager / Sector Leader at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation - Tanzania

 Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 30+ of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. SNV is dedicated to a society where all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. 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.

Job Description

Urban Sanitation and Hygiene for Health and Development is a multi-country programme that will work with municipal governments to develop inclusive, safe and sustainable city-wide sanitation services. SNV Tanzania is seeking an experienced WASH professional to manage the Tanzania portion of this multi country programme and to develop SNV’s overall WASH Portfolio in Tanzania.
Overview of the Position
Lead and manage the planning, inception, implementation, and workforce of the Urban Sanitation and Hygiene programme within scope, budget, timeline and acceptable quality levels in line with the commitments specified in the contract signed with the donor.
As a senior member of staff and experienced technical staff member, the PM will also be responsible to lead the Sector and guide the overall quality of the SNV Tanzania WASH sector content. S/he will support business development, resource mobilisation, steering the quality of technical advisory services, and overall management of the SNV WASH programmes in Tanzania.
S/he will enhance the quality and visibility of our WASH programmes and position SNV within the national WASH sector.
Key Responsibilities
Programme Management:
  • Ensure implementation of the project work plan, as per the SNV project management procedures, accounting principles and donor requirements and contract
  • Lead, manage relationships and motivate the project team, partners and relevant stakeholders, plan and assign deliverables, review their progress and address deviations in terms of timelines and quality, based on project planning, deliverables agreed and budget set.
  • Contract Management & Project Accounting - Manage and account for administrative, finance and procurement components of the project in line with SNV and donor requirements.
  • Human Resources Management & Team Leadership - Plan and manage HR workflow by forecasting personnel needs and supporting in recruitment & selection
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting - Formulate and implement M&E plan; ensure data collection and reporting for project, including risk monitoring and reporting
  • Knowledge, documentation and communication - Ensure full synthesis, analysis and documentation and sharing of project insights and results, signal potential for positioning, innovation, upscaling and potential follow up projects
  • Network and Relationship building - Build and maintain effective relationships, with the government and local authorities, other programme countries, external partners and the donor.
Sector Leadership
  • Strategic Leadership: develop country level WASH strategy aligned to corporate WASH frameworks;
  • Advisory Services: lead complex assignments, set benchmarks for results, and monitor quality of advisory services of the WASH sector team;
  • Business Development: develop proposals and secure funding for innovative WASH programmes;
  • People Management: lead, manage, and coach the team of SNV advisors, local capacity builders and consultants;
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: ensure uniform understanding and practice in planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of WASH programs in line with SNV’s internal frameworks;
  • Representation & Promotion: develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders to improve SNV’s market position and actively participate in external and internal networks;
  • Contribute to SNV Tanzania Management as a member of the Country Management Team.


  • Relevant advanced academic qualification in WASH or related field;
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in WASH service delivery including at least 5 years in a project management role, preferably in Urban Sanitation and preferably in Africa;
  • Proven track record in project management, specifically in project planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and financial management for large scale comprehensive projects;
  • International work experience and the ability to effectively coach and lead a team of advisors in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Strong background in resource mobilisation; demonstrated programme design, proposal writing, business development, and international donor relationship management;
  • Strong relationship management skills;
  • Proficiency in English required, Kiswahili speaker preferred;
  • The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills.

Additional Information

Contract Type: International
Contract Duration12-month initial term, expanding on successful completion of the inception phase
Expected Start Date: ASAP, pending confirmation of funding
Working at SNV:
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of WASH experts. For more information, please visit our website:
How to Apply:
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation before June 14, 2017.
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