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Three exciting Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) roles are now being advertised by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). Applications are due by 30 March 2014 and can be submitted online at the website of the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS), host to the Geneva-based WSSCC Secretariat.

Join a dynamic team working to help millions of previously unserved people in Africa and Asia achieve the status of accessing and using a toilet, through a country-owned programme, coordinated by a multi-stakeholder collective including national and international NGOs, WASH coalitions, government, external support agencies, and others.

Senior Programme Officers (3 positions, P4 level) are being recruited to manage a USD 25-35 million grant portfolio of large scale sanitation and hygiene programmes in five to six countries, respectively. They will foster cooperation among GSF affiliates in each country and provide oversight throughout the life cycle of the grant, reviewing programmatic and financial reports, advising on sanitation and hygiene related issues, making oversight visits to countries, providing technical support for strategic planning and management and approving the disbursement of funds. For a full description see:

A Senior Programme Development Officer (1 position, P4 level) will manage the process of selecting countries, building relationships and identifying or establishing mechanisms for WSSCC engagement and GSF support. The incumbent will work with stakeholders to enable the development of a Country Programme Proposal on sanitation, as well as proposal evaluation criteria. For more information go to:

A Financial and Systems Advisor (1 position, P4 level) will support the GSF Programme Manager in preparing annual department budgets, and liaise with UNOPS, Geneva Cluster Finance and Portfolio Management, to ensure compliance and application of financial regulations. The incumbent will also contribute to the coordination of WSSCC audit activities. To learn more see the link:

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership and membership organization that works to save lives and improve livelihoods. It does so by enhancing collaboration among sector agencies and professionals who are working to improve access for the 2.5 billion people without safe sanitation and the 780 million people without clean drinking water. Through its work, WSSCC contributes to the broader goals of poverty eradication, health and environmental improvement, gender equality and long-term social and economic development. WSSCC supports coalitions in around 20 countries, members in more than 160 countries. 

Contact information David J. Trouba Senior Communications and Outreach Officer Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) 15, Chemin Louis-Dunant 1202 Geneva, Switzerland (email:
Phone: Mobile: +41 79 261 5400 Tel: +41 22 560 81 78 Fax: +41 22 560 81 84
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Source of information Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
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News date 05/03/2014
Working language(s) ENGLISH