23 Mar 2022

Senior Program Design Specialist -WASH at Compassion

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Job Description

PLEASE NOTE: The hiring range applies to US-based employment and may be higher in certain US geographic locations. Local salary structures will apply for candidates in other countries.

Come join our Global Program team as a Senior Program Design Specialist for WASH. You will inform the development and implementation of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects and activities across the organization. You’ll contribute to the WASH technical strategies through a multi-sectoral, collaborative approach and contribute to staff development and learning around best practices through the WASH community of practice (CoP). In addition, you will collaborate with the MERL team to support the design, monitoring, and evaluating of WASH projects.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a remote position that can be based in the US or in a Compassion country. Please submit resumes and application questions in English.

What will you do?
  • Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintain a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully uphold Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
  • Act as an advocate to raise the awareness of the needs of children. Understands Christ’s mandate to protect children. Commit to and prioritize child protection considerations in all decision-making, tasks and activities across the ministry. Abide by all behavioral expectations in Compassion’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct. Report any concerns of abuse, neglect or exploitation of children through Compassion’s internal reporting process and appropriately support responses to incidents if they occur.
  • Uphold and engage in Compassion’s core Cultural Behaviors.
  • Focusing on overall holistic Child development, provide technical guidance for the effective implementation and quality of WASH projects globally. This includes defining the technical specifications and supervision of WASH infrastructure projects and programs, development of systems-based, sustainable WASH schemes and practices, and implementation of effective hygiene promotion programs.
  • Manage the WASH CoP including promoting best practices and facilitating cross learning between sectors, regions, and fields. Promote learning in emerging areas of interest and facilitating opportunities for learning exchange highlighting best practices in National Offices. Represent Compassion International and present WASH technical programs at relevant forums to enhance Compassion International’ technical knowledge and reputation in the international development community.
  • Write technical components related to WASH for proposal development in support of the National Office Team. Offer subject matter expertise in WASH strategy development at the National Office level and support the refinement and implementation of annual WASH Work Plans.
  • Collaborate with other Global Design Specialists in the design of WASH solutions in the context of disaster. Provide WASH technical support for disaster response operations when needed including support other staff in assessing, designing, and implementing WASH elements of disaster response programs.
What do you bring?
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering or a similar WASH-related field.
  • Master’s degree preferred in a WASH-related or International Development field
  • Ten years’ experience working in this or similar position or field.
  • Advisor-level experience with a WASH program in a developing country is desirable.
  • Experience in project planning and management is a plus
  • Experience in budget preparation and report writing is a plus.
  • Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking English is required.
*Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above
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Closing Date : 10th April, 2022.

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