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DevWorks’ mission is to support people around the world to pursue opportunities for equitable social and economic growth to create stronger, more resilient communities. DevWorks builds on 10 years of experience implementing high-quality donor-funded projects in 19 countries across Central and South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.

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Construction Quality Manager (CQM) - Nepal

Duration: Full time for 12 months

Duty station: Nepalgunj

Report to: Chief of Party

Vacancy code: 2021-06

Closing Date: July 28, 2021

Background

The USAID-funded Swachchhata Project aims to contribute to Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy goal of a healthier and well-nourished population. With the overall purpose of improving community health status by improved integration of hygiene in health services, the project utilizes an integrated approach with a dual focus on (i) improving quality of health service delivery and (ii) improved hygiene behavior in peripheral health facilities (health posts and primary healthcare centres).  The Project is implemented jointly by DevWorks International (dba SNV USA) and its partner PSI. The Project works in seven districts: in Rukum East in Lumbini Province and in Rukum West, Jajarkot, Salyan, Dolpa, Sukhet and Dailekh in Karnali Province.

Position Overview

The CQM will work closely with the Swachchhata team to supervise, monitor and support the construction/rehabilitation of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructures in 50 health facilities. The CQM will provide overall managerial support to ensure Swachchhata achieves its infrastructure-related deliverables and results and contributes to the overall purpose and objectives of the Activity. S/he will be responsible for managing two Swachchhata Construction Quality Supervisors (CQSs) and four District Coordinators based in the districts, as well as ensuring the quality of construction work by supporting development of technical surveys, designs and cost estimates, and monitoring and supervising construction and post- construction activities of a local construction firm, conducted with inclusive stakeholder participation. The CQM will also monitor quality of trainings that the CQSs, District Coordinators and the construction firm conduct, and ensure effective synergies with infection prevention, behaviour change communication, environmental protection and gender and social inclusion interventions. The CQM will report to the Swachchhata Chief of Party. S/he will coordinate with other Swachchhata staff as well as stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly plans of action and obtain approvals from Swachchhata’s Chief of Party (CoP) accordingly.
  • Serve as the line manager to District Coordinators, Construction Quality Supervisors and the local construction firm. Monitor and approve the deliverables of the local construction firm.
  • Guide, supervise, monitor, and ensure the quality of new/rehabilitated WASH construction works – drinking water supply schemes, toilets, handwashing facilities, and maintenance systems, among others – providing feedback and guidance in preparing the design, estimation and bill of quantities of WASH construction schemes based on Government of Nepal codes and specifications and USAID-approved guidelines.
  • Work closely with Swachchhata’s District Coordinators and the technical team to coordinate with respective Municipalities/Rural Municipalities (M/RM) and other relevant government stakeholders.
  • Monitor and ensure that all local and non-local materials, workmanship and construction/ rehabilitation works are transparent and in full compliance with health facility contract plans and with Government of Nepal, USAID, and Swachchhata’s specifications and standards.
  • In general, monitor the technical teams verifying the quality and sustainability of the infrastructure construction work, and together with the Swachchhata team, conduct public audits at the end of construction activities.
  • Carry-out regular field monitoring visits in a professional manner ensuring all targets and deadlines are met in timely manner.
  • In close coordination with Swachchhata team members, ensure effective synergies with infection prevention, behaviour change communication, environmental protection and gender and social inclusion interventions.
  • Proactively foster collaborations with other relevant USAID-funded projects, development partners and government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Perform other tasks as deemed necessary by the Swachchhata team and approved by the Chief of Party.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Master’s degree in WASH, Environmental Health, Public Health, Rural Development, or related field.
  • At least 7 years of experience in managing and implementing donor-funded community and/or institutional infrastructure programs related to rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene in Nepal.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project cycle management gained by conducting participatory needs analyses, prioritisation, project planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory role.
  • As least 2 years’ experience managing a private sector or NGO partnership, including contracts management.
  • Good proficiency in MS Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint, as well as AutoCAD or another engineering software.
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team, coordinate tasks, and work with minimum supervision.
  • Strong English and Nepali written and spoken skills.

How to Apply

To apply, interested Nepalese nationals should submit a cover letter and CV by Wednesday, 28 July 2021 to: mchaudhary@devworks.org stating the proper Vacancy Code in the email subject line. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Project Support Associate (Fixed Term) - U.S.A.

Type of opportunity: Hourly

Location: Bethesda, Maryland (With option for remote work)

Languages required: English and French

Expected start date:  August 1, 2021

Expected end date: July 30, 2022

Project: Feed the Future Mali Sene Yiriwa

Job Description

DevWorks is currently looking for a Project Support Associate for the USAID Feed the Future Mali Sene Yiriwa project. The project will contribute to the U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Strategy to sustainably reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty, and will work towards Feed the Future Mali’s goal of strengthening the resilience of targeted populations, promoting inclusive, sustainable, nutrition-sensitive and agriculture-led economic growth. The Activity targets 36,000 farmers and 10,000 herders for a sustained intensification of agricultural, fodder and animal productivity integrated into twelve circles: Bandiagara, Bankass, Djenné, Douentza, Koro, Mopti, Tenenkou, Youwarou, Dire, Goundam, Niafunke and Timbouctou.

The Project Support Associate will support day-to-day home office backstopping, working directly with the US Senior Project Manager and Chief of Party on technical and administrative tasks.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support deliverable tracking and internal policy maintenance, including editorial review of documents, training materials, and communications materials
  • Collaborate with technical team in country to develop training materials, capacity building tools, and other technical documents per project requirements
  • Facilitate project planning meetings, taking notes and organizing scheduling
  • Support project management operations, finance, and HR tasks as needed
  • Support program internal and external communication in a clear, professional, and friendly manner
  • Work with program partners and participants, including communicating program updates, answering questions, and responding to emails
  • Other assigned tasks by the Chief of Party and Senior Project Manager to meet project objectives

Qualifications and Background

Education: Bachelor’s degree (completed or in process) in international development, agriculture sciences, geography, or other related field

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Proficiency in French
  • Local knowledge and/or experience in West Africa is required. International development experience is preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability coordinating with multidisciplinary teams on small and medium scale projects and events in a flexible manner
  • Strong computer software skills in MS Word and Excel

How to Apply

For an immediate review, please send your CV and cover letter to  dcresume@devworks.org with “Project Support Associate” in the subject line.

Value Chain Specialist - Ghana

Location: Accra, Ghana

Start Date: August 2021

Closing Date: July 16, 2021

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a full time Value Chain Specialist for the USAID-funded Ghana Fisheries Recovery Activity (GFRA). The purpose of GFRA is to prevent the collapse of the small pelagic fishery sector and establish a durable basis for its ecological recovery, while enhancing the socio-economic well-being and local resilience of artisanal fisherfolk and their communities. The activity will seek to improve supplemental livelihoods and resilience measures for fishing communities, particularly for women and youth; facilitate private sector engagement and market linkages in the fisheries sector; strengthen government capacity in policymaking, regulation, and enforcement; strengthen improved science and research, including data for policy and management decisions; and empower key stakeholders to affect change.

The Value Chain Specialist will provide technical support for interventions to increase the quality and value of artisanal fish products to maintain household income and enhance availability of nutritious foods for local and regional markets. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting a fishery value chain analysis for specified small pelagic fishery chains to identify market demands and requirements, value chain inefficiencies (e.g., post-harvest losses and marketing issues), and priority opportunities for value addition and new market penetration.
  • Supporting businesses that sell artisanal fishery products to access financing to grow their operations and enhance the quality and value of their products.
  • Providing technical assistance to fishery businesses for seafood product value-addition.
  • Identifying and preparing businesses to access new inland, regional, and/or premium market opportunities for certified and high-quality artisanal seafood products.
  • Supporting social behavior change communications (SBCC) interventions (e.g., SBCC publications, radio programs, and TV advertisements) to facilitate awareness and demand for healthy and high value fish products.
  • Coordinating with stakeholders such as fish processors, local associations, National Fish Processors and Traders Association (NAFPTA), National Board for Small-Scale Industries (NBSSI), Food Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-FRI), Fisheries Commission of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD/FC), Food and Drug Authority (FDA), Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), financial institutions, business development service providers, and others.

Qualifications

  • At least 6 years of experience conducting value chain analyses and strengthening fishery and/or other agricultural value chains.
  • In-depth understanding of small pelagic fishery value chains and prior experience working with fish processors.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing training programs and interventions related to post-harvest value addition and marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating access to finance for businesses through financial institutions, village savings and loan associations (VSLAs), and other methods.
  • Experience working on donor-funded international development projects of similar scope, complexity, and size; experience with USAID-funded projects is desirable.
  • Master’s degree in agriculture, fisheries and aquatic sciences, business administration, or a related field.
  • Fluency in English.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “GFRA Value Chain Specialist” in the subject line by July 16, 2021.

Chief of Party - Liberia

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Start Date: Anticipated January 2022, contingent upon award

Job Description

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is recruiting for a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID Liberia County Sanitation Activity. The project will seek to increase access to basic sanitation and eliminate open defecation in five counties of Liberia (Montserrado, Nimba, Lofa, Bong, and Grand Bassa).

The COP will provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction for the program – ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors – to achieve the desired results. This position will lead program strategic planning and decision making and will be responsible for overall activities of sub-recipients. The COP will work directly with USAID and will be a key liaison to implementing partners and other stakeholders. This position will ensure full compliance with all USAID, DevWorks, and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements. The COP will supervise project staff including professional performance management and coaching.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in designing and implementing sanitation, hygiene and/or water delivery projects.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in developing countries, preferably in Liberia or West Africa
  • Minimum five (5) years of successful experience as Chief of Party, Team Leader, Project Director or equivalent position of donor-funded technical assistance teams for projects of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Understanding of and background in private sector service delivery approaches, governance and capacity building
  • Previous experience in and ability to work in post-conflict and insecure operating environments
  • Master’s degree or higher in Water Resources Management, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Business, International Development, Public Policy or other related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible supervisory positions, including direct supervision of professional and support staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; and contracts/grants management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for doing their jobs.
  • Fluency in English required

 

For immediate consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Chief of Party – Liberia County Sanitation Activity” on the subject line.

Deputy Chief of Party - U.S.A.

Location: Washington, DC

Start Date: Anticipated June 2021, contingent upon award

Job Description

DevWorks is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability (WASHPALS 2) activity. The purpose of the activity is support collaborative research and learning to strengthen the evidence base for and the implementation of high-impact WASH interventions. The activity will 1) support USAID’s participation in strategic WASH partnerships; 2) provide short-term WASH technical assistance to missions and strategic partners; and 3) conduct implementation research on key sanitation and hygiene interventions.

The DCOP will support the Chief of Party in providing overall technical leadership, management, and strategic vision for the implementation of WASHPALS 2. The DCOP should be capable of fulfilling the Chief of Party role, if needed when the Chief of Party is absent, to ensure project success. The DCOP will manage staff, resources, and partnerships to ensure that the activity meets its targets and deliverables on-time and within budget. The DCOP shall also provide technical leadership for one or more of the following technical areas: area-wide rural sanitation approaches, market-based sanitation, and social behavior change approaches.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in engineering, public health, business, behavioral science, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated technical expertise, with substantial developing country context experience, in a combination of the following technical areas: community participation, rural WASH, behavior change, governance, institutional development, and private sector engagement.
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated excellence in a management and leadership position in international health or other development program context.
  • Previous experience with projects of a similar magnitude and complexity; previous work experience on USAID-funded projects is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of government and civil society counterparts as well as donor and UN partners.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “DCOP – WASHPALS 2” in the subject line.

Water - Agriculture Nexus Advisor/Consultancy

Location: Open to multiple locations, but must be able to travel periodically to South and Southeast Asia

Start Date: Contingent upon award, July 2021

Job Description

DevWorks is recruiting for a Water-Agriculture Nexus Advisor to support the Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Regional Innovation Hub in South and Southeast (S/SE) Asia. The goal of WE4F is to support enterprises to scale their innovations that impact the sectors of food, water, and energy in order to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains, improve energy and water efficiency, and improve climate resilient agriculture in developing countries and emerging markets. For more information, please visit: https://we4f.org/south-and-southeast-asia.

The Water-Agriculture Nexus Advisor will serve as the senior technical expert in water for agriculture for the WE4F S/SE Asia Regional Innovation Hub. They will ensure technical excellence in program implementation related to water across the region – including business development services to enterprises in the water sector, support innovators to complete technical feasibility activities related to water-ag nexus, support innovators in meeting milestones related to water systems,  and enabling environment interventions. They will support program learning at the national and regional level and contribute to knowledge development. The Water-Agriculture Nexus Advisor will also represent the project and share lessons learned at international fora with a broad set of stakeholders. The LOE for this position is expected to be 15 – 20% throughout the life of the project (contingent upon award, through July 2024).

Qualifications:

  • 10 or more years of experience implementing donor-funded projects focused on water in S/SE Asia.
  • Demonstrated expertise investigating and providing consultative services on technical questions and policy issues related to water for agricultural use and enterprise development.
  • Strong understanding of water policy issues and the business enabling environment in S/SE Asia.
  • Ability to provide thought leadership and represent the project at international fora with a broad set of stakeholders, including donors, governments, private sector actors, and local communities.
  • Experience building the capacity of small and medium enterprises and providing training/mentoring to project staff.
  • Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of current methods and priorities in program monitoring, data collection, and evaluation.
  • Master’s degree or higher in a water and/or development-related field, such as engineering, hydrology, water resources management, public administration, or business.

 How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Water-Agriculture Nexus Advisor” on the subject line.

Call for Business Development Specialists - Global

Location: Global

DevWorks International (DevWorks) seeks international development professionals to join our growing support services practice area. This practice area supports a variety of organizations in business and proposal development, including specific strategy development and opportunity assessments; organizing and managing design sessions; producing and/or revising technical content for key proposal sections; preparing cost proposals with the support of the DevWorks finance team; supporting recruitment efforts; and attending donor workshops/events, among other assignments. Given the wide variety of tasks and assignments, experts of all levels (junior, mid, and senior), are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

  • Experience working on donor-funded projects, especially with USAID, USDA, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Undergraduate/graduate degree in political/social science, international relations, or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of business and proposal development processes
  • Strong organizational skills, execution of tasks, and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, coordinate and effectively meet program goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work closely with organizations based in the developing world
  • Experience with organizational capacity development a plus

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Business Development Specialist” in the subject line.

Call for Technical Experts: WASH and Water Resources Management - Global

Location: Global

DevWorks International (DevWorks) is seeking technical experts for upcoming projects focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management (WRM) globally. WASH and WRM experts will provide technical expertise to project teams in topics such as WASH market systems development; enterprise development; governance; sustainable service delivery; access to finance; and climate resilience. Upcoming projects may provide support in a broad range of areas within the WASH sector, including data collection and management; assessment and analysis; strategic planning and program design; capacity building and institutional strengthening; policy, regulatory and institutional support; technical and service delivery; shock response and adaptive management; and performance monitoring and evaluation for the implementation of field activities and projects.

Qualifications

  • At least six (6) years of relevant experience in the WASH and/or WRM sectors.
  • Previous experience in one or more of the following countries is required: D.R. Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda.
  • Previous work experience on USAID-funded projects is strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to achieve consensus on technical and administrative matters. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Fluency in English.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to dcresume@devworks.org with “Technical Expert – WASH” in the subject line.

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