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News Programme Director – Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor

VACANCY:               Programme Director
RECRUITER:          Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor
LOCATION:             UK Based
HOURS:                     Part-Time (40% full time equivalent per country)

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 10 February 2012

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) is a tri-sector partnership between the private sector, civil society and academia focused on addressing the increasing global problem of inadequate access to water and sanitation for the urban poor and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets.

It achieves this through supporting the adoption and replication of effective, sustainable and scalable models of pro-poor urban water and sanitation services by service providers and/or national governments. WSUP empowers service providers to demonstrate effective models in order to mobilise investments for further improvements and promotes successful approaches internationally. To meet its goals, WSUP delivers programmes in six countries under the guidance of Programme Directors.

About the role:
In order to effectively deliver its growing programme, WSUP is seeking qualified Programme Directors who are able to take responsibility for one or two of its country programmes (Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Zambia and Bangladesh) with typical annual budgets of US$1-2m per country. 

You will oversee and mentor the Country Programme Manager(s), ensure appropriate staff are used in  the delivery of programmes and that effective procedural guidance is in place. In addition to programme direction, you will be responsible for performance monitoring and programme growth, reviewing the overall status of the programme on a continuous basis and seeking opportunities to build the programme to greater scale where this can lead to greater impact for the urban poor.

Person Profile:
We are looking for someone with demonstrable programme director skills and experience at a senior level, with a track record in delivering programme goals within deadlines and budgets. You will have experience of working in developing countries, ideally in poverty alleviation or related fields, demonstrating an ability to work in a range of cultures.

With excellent interpersonal skills you will be able to supervise Programme Managers, negotiate with WSUP members and external partners at country and HQ levels, and provide effective support to programme teams, often at a distance.

For a full job description, person specification and an application form please visit our website:

For further information about WSUP, please visit:

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News type Vacancies
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Source of information WASH Vacancies
Geographical coverage United Kingdom,
News date 13/01/2012
Working language(s) ENGLISH