IRC is seeking a senior water and sanitation governance expert with leadership skills to join our growing Africa Regional Programme. Deadline: 29 October 2021.
To support our mission we are recruiting an experienced and ambitious Senior Water and Sanitation Governance Expert for the Rwanda team of IRC’s Africa Regional Programme. The position is fulltime for one year, with the possibility to be extended until end of the USAID THRIVE WASH Isoko y’Ubuzima Project.
Isoko y’Ubuzima is a five-year (2021-2026) programme being implemented nationally and in ten selected districts in Rwanda. The project is carried out by a consortium, led by Water for People Rwanda, implemented with IRC, VEI, CARE, and African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE) in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN), Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), and district authorities including health and education departments. The goal is to improve safe drinking water and sanitation services through strengthening national and decentralised WASH governance and improving rural sanitation and handwashing services and products.
You will be joining the Isoko y’Ubuzima consortium as the technical lead for its work package: Improving decentralised water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) governance through national systems strengthening. This entails supporting the Government of Rwanda in developing a WASH systems strengthening agenda, contributing to implementation of specific parts of it, particularly around governance and finance, and monitoring its progress.
You will represent IRC in Rwanda and internationally. As partnership is core to IRC’s strategy, this includes helping to build IRC’s network, reputation, and legitimacy through informal and formal engagements with government, donors, NGOs, private sector companies and civil society organisations. This includes sharing an office and participating in regular Isoko y’Ubuzima team meetings with Water For People and the wider consortium.
Together with the two governance experts you will, as the senior member, be representing IRC in Rwanda.
You will report to IRC’s international lead for the Isoko y’Ubuzima project.
You will initially be offered a one year fulltime contract, with the possibility of an extension based on performance. At IRC a fulltime working week exists of 40 hours whereby we will be following the local working hours and national holidays as observed by Water For People Rwanda. The contract will be based on an IRC Associate (freelance) contract, with monthly invoicing billed by hours in correspondence to production of agreed deliverables.
The position is in line with IRC’s Senior Programme Officer level. The remuneration rate will be determined in accordance with the experience and qualifications of the applicant, using competitive local rates .
Start date as soon as possible and in consultation. Candidates must have a valid work permit and/or status enabling them to legally work in Rwanda.
Candidates are kindly requested to respond with a short motivation letter (maximum 1 page) explaining:
In addition please share a concise curriculum vitae before 29 October 2021 to IRC, attn. Marion Giese at firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 82327, 2508 EH, The Hague, the Netherlands. Job interviews will be scheduled online in Kigali (or virtually if required), in the first week of November. For additional information please visit our website at www.ircwash.org or contact Angela Huston, IRC Project Manager for Isoko y’Ubuzima email@example.com.