Water and Sanitation Team Leaders (field-based) - Africa, Latin America & Asia
Cowater is currently recruiting for long-term field-based Team Leaders for water and sanitation projects in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Initial contracts would typically be for one to two years. Although the terms of reference for each project are unique, each will run for 4-7 years and will involve rural water supply and sanitation systems implementation. Some projects will include an urban component. These positions are not restricted to Canadian citizens.
Responsibilities will include:
Overall management of the project to achieve intended results;
Reporting to the client on contractual, financial and operational matters related to the project;
Providing support to and supervision of project personnel and sub-contractors;
Ensuring coordination with partner organizations;
Managing the relationships with other stakeholders;
Assisting in budget preparations; and
Preparing progress reports.
At least 10 years experience in water supply and sanitation projects for developing countries;
Significant experience in project management and project implementation;
Demonstrated ability to manage teams of individuals with diverse areas of specialization and cultural backgrounds;
A relevant university degree;
Long term experience as a Team Leader (or equivalent position such as Field Project Manager) in a developing country, including at least five years experience that is spread out over no more than three different projects;
Superior writing skills; and
Experience managing medium to large projects and administering budgets (minimum USD 1 million).
Additional desirable assets:
Recent development experience in Africa, Latin America or
A second language (French, Spanish or Portuguese);
Post graduate degree(s);
Capacity building and institutional strengthening experience; and
Engineering design experience.
Please send cover letter and current detailed CV to email@example.com, or by Fax to (613) 722-5893, for the Attention of Mr. Norman Looker, Vice President, Water, Sanitation and Environment Group. Please note that the above field positions are not necessarily for current openings, and applicants may be considered for upcoming and future positions.
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