Job opp. Technical Coordinator with Winrock International - Tanzania

Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of MUS Technical Coordinator for a possible Multiple-Use Water Services project in Tanzania. The description of duties and responsibilities is attached. Position is contingent upon 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 - Technical Coordinator. 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 (location within Tanzania TBD)

POSITION TITLE: Technical Coordinator, Multiple-Use Water Services

The Tanzania Multiple-Use Water Services Technical Director will assist the Project Lead with 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, pump manufacturers and installers to provide new rural waterpoints and possibly waterpoints for 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 MUS Technical Coordinator will assist in the oversight of 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 7 years' experience working in rural water supply in Tanzania.
  • Experience managing donor-funded projects in Tanzania and/or East Africa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    Fluent in English with strong communication skills; Fluency in Swahili desired.
Please email your applications to [email protected] by 01 September 2009