Sanitation Officer at Water For People (Deadline:15th Sept ,2021)

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ūüŹėÔłŹ About the Organization and Job Details

Position Title: Sanitation Officer
Employer: Water For People in Rwanda

Supervisory Duties: Reports to the Sanitation Business Development Manager.

Duty Station: Kigali with frequent field visits in Water For People focus districts and within the entire country as needed.

1. Background and program objectives

Water For People is an international not-for-profit organization established in 1991. Our vision is a world where every person has access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services. We exist to promote the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments. We value accountability, courage, empowerment, partnership, and transparency. We operate in nine African, Asian, and Latin American countries.

The Sanitation Officer will support and coordinate sanitation marketing approaches to sustainable sanitation in Rwanda, within and outside Water For People focus districts.

2. Job Summary

The Sanitation Officer will support and drive the implementation of Water For People’s market based approaches in sanitation, an initiative which seeks to facilitate private sector development and increase access to sustainable urban and rural sanitation through local market channels.

The successful candidate will develop, pilot, and support the national rollout of successful and affordable sanitation technologies and work with relevant institutions, districts, and local sanitation entrepreneurs and operators of District Sanitation Centers to create a sustainable supply chain for sanitation products and services in Rwanda.

3. Major responsibilities and duties

 The Sanitation Officer will specifically perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct research on households‚Äô needs and preferences for improved sanitation and hygiene products and services.
  • Work with local leaders and institutions responsible for sanitation to identify existing entrepreneurs, both individuals and companies, local masons and technicians running sanitation business in each of the Water For People focus districts, discuss sanitation business, and get their areas of interest and commitment to providing sanitation services;
  • Work with sanitation local entrepreneurs, technicians, and local artisans to design prototypes of appropriate sanitation products.
  • Develop targeted marketing and distribution plans for sanitation and hygiene products and services.
  • Test and evaluate the effectiveness of new sanitation technologies and approaches to sustainable onsite and offsite sanitation and work with the government and other interested sector stakeholders to roll out successful technologies/approaches.
  • Support establishment of a sustainable supply chain for sanitation products and services, to ensure that they are available in each sector/cell where households can purchase them near their homes.
  • Contribute to the elaboration of training modules for sanitation marketing.
  • Document successes in sanitation marketing approaches and support roll out nationwide.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of sanitation programming
  • Lead testing and evaluation of the Gulper 4 desludging pump with pit emptying entrepreneurs
  • Lead design and implementation of vermifiltration treatment plant, including implementation of established monitoring plan and development of accompanying pit-emptying services and business plan

4. Employment Conditions:

  • The position is based at Water For People‚Äôs Rwanda office;
  • Trips within and outside Rwanda will be required from time to time.

5. Job Qualifications:

  • Must be a Rwandese
  • At least 3 years of experience in the sanitation area;
  • Must have experience in sanitation related research studies;
  • Have experience in WASH networks and strong relationship management skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and excellent written and analytic skills, report writing, networking, and representation;
  • Must be risk taker, and have a nose for entrepreneurial opportunities;
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to extrapolate lessons to other situations;
  • Comfort and talent in communicating with diverse and international constituents;
  • Ability to analyze and organize data and communicate results effectively;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with multiple priorities;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team effort.
  • Must have well-developed written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda;
  • Must be flexible, innovative, proactive, to work under tight deadlines, and have excellent follow through skills.
  • Maintain sound ethical principles, integrity, and transparency of the due process
  • Be a self-starter and to work with limited supervision.

 Note:   This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

ūüĆź How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted 

  • If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our¬†Career Center¬†and apply with application letter along with detailed curriculum vitae (resume), relevant academic documents, and contact details of at least three (3) referees to this position. Please submit your application materials in English. In-person visits or phone calls are not allowed!
  • Applications need to be received no later than 15 September 2021 at 5:00 pm (Rwanda time).

August 2021.

Perpetue Kamuyumbu

Country Director

Water For People in Rwanda.


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