Job opp. Multiple-Use Water Services Project Lead with Winrock International - Tanzania

Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of MUS Project Lead for a Multiple-Use Water Services project in Tanzania. The description of duties and responsibilities is attached. The position is contingent on receipt of project funding.

Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to [email protected]. In the Subject Line, please indicate: MUS Tanzania- Project Lead. The position will be open until filled; applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For highest consideration, please submit a detailed resume and cover letter by September 1, 2009. Winrock would like to graciously thank all applicants for their responses and interest in this posting. However, only applicants who meet listed criteria and are short listed will be contacted. No phone calls please.


LOCATION: Tanzania (office location TBD)

POSITION TITLE: Project Lead, Multiple-Use Water Services

The Tanzania Multiple-Use Water Services Project Lead will oversee and manage all aspects of project implementation: field-level activities, budgets, staff and outcomes. Multiple-Use Services (MUS) is a consumer-oriented approach to water service delivery that takes people's multiple domestic and productive water needs as the starting point for planning, financing, and managing integrated water services. Existing approaches to water service delivery typically focus on providing water for a single use - for example, drinking or irrigation. MUS has significant advantages over single-use services: it generates greater income, health, and other benefits and enhances sustainability.

Key field-level implementation activities are likely to include working with local drillers and metalworkers to provide new rural waterpoints and upgrades to waterpoints in small towns, organizing and training communities to manage waterpoints, coordinating horticulture and livestock extension services, hygiene promotion, and water sector advocacy. The project may include training, extension, high-value crops, formation and strengthening of farmer organizations, credit, and other relevant topics. The Project Lead will oversee all program activities to ensure timely results and manage subcontracts, staff and relations with the donor.

Qualifications and Background:
  • Education: Graduate degree in engineering, hydrology or related field.
  • Management Experience: Minimum of 10 years' experience working in rural water supply.
  • Experience managing donor-funded projects in East Africa, preferably Tanzania.
  • Experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team of employees.
  • Experience building capacity of local organizations.
  • Strong management, organizational, conceptual, strategic and analytical skills.
  • Experience with hygiene and sanitation programs and agricultural income generation projects involving livestock and/or vegetable production.
  • Experience with low-cost technology supply chain approaches.
  • Experience working on USAID funded projects
  • Ability to partner with a variety of individuals and organizations, including Tanzanian and US government officials, international agencies and donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving and ethical management, preferably in the region.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluent in English and preferably Swahili.
  • Overseas living experience in a East African country, preferably Tanzania.
  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures (preferred).
Contract Length: Long-term consulting assignment

Apply by: 01 September 2009
Please email [email protected]