Water Mission is hiring a
This position is located in Dodoma, Tanzania. We are accepting applications through March 30, 2023.
Who is Water Mission?
Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Guided by love, excellence, and integrity, we are driven to share clean, safe water and God’s love with all. To date, we have served more than 7 million people in 57 countries. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about our Statement of Faith and Christian Mission.
With funding from USAID under the REAL-Water program, Water Mission is partnering with the Aquaya Institute to expand the Water Quality Assurance Fund (WQAF) to East Africa in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Our mission is to improve public health by reducing the burden of waterborne diseases through promotion of regular water quality testing and monitoring as an entry point to improve water treatment. Water Mission seeks to recruit a Project Manager to oversee the implementation of REAL-Water’s WQAF program in Tanzania.
What is the opportunity?
Under the direction of the Country Director and/or his/her designee, the REAL-Water Program Manager, based in Dodoma, will be responsible for supporting Aquaya staff and performing Water Quality Assurance Fund project management tasks within the Water Mission Tanzania Country Program following established standards and procedures. The Manager will oversee the implementation and support of the WQAF in the various target communities in Tanzania.
This position requires that the person resides near the office in Dodoma (as assigned and defined in the employment contract).
The REAL Water Manager will be responsible for:
Understand, support, and nurture the Vision, Mission, and Values of Water Mission.
Use Water Mission project management software systems, provide oversight on REAL Water program.
Maintain regular contact with Departmental Heads, Water Mission headquarters, Program Manager, and stakeholders.
Travel to project/field locations to carry-out data collection or trainings.
Engage local stakeholders (government, utilities, community leaders, water system operators, etc.) on WQAF.
Oversee the effective coordination of all assigned REAL Water activities including monthly water quality testing activities by an accredited laboratory.
Review and determine eligibility of water systems for enrollment into the WQAF.
Ensure good record keeping for all transactions related to REAL Water program.
Maintain a database of water quality results.
Disseminate monthly water quality results data to water system managers.
Contribute to knowledge dissemination through the preparation of presentations and briefs.
Work on and submit reports on the REAL Water program.
Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
What is required?
Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity.
Master’s degree preferably (but not absolutely required if there is substantial field experience).
Minimum of two years of experience in water and/or wastewater engineering or community development work.
Minimum of two years of practical field project implementation experience in the water sector specifically in water quality.
Experience in multi-level stakeholder engagement (government, national, and community stakeholders).
Experience in the use of project management software, preferably Smartsheet.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English and Swahili are the required languages).
Analytical and strategic thinking.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
Able to multitask and is deadline oriented.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and open to feedback and continuous learning.
Proficiency in report writing and presentation skills.
Attention to detail with exceptional data management skills.
Excellent analytical skills, project planning, monitoring, and management skills.
A strong work ethic and self-starter demonstrating initiative.
Experience and comfort working in the field with the ability and willingness to travel.
Legal authorization to work in Tanzania.