SNV recruits 01 Project Manager Deputy Chief of Party

SNV recruits 01 Project Manager Deputy Chief of Party Thrive WASH project


Kigali, Rwanda

Project Manager Deputy Chief of Party Thrive WASH project
Kigali, RwandaFull-timeContract type: International employment contract
Company DescriptionSNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical knowledge to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for structural change and scale in its programmes, as well as bringing knowledge and initiatives from different programmes together at country level to contribute to systems’ change. We will continue to position ourselves as a learning organisation striving for excellence and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline. For more information on SNV, visit our website:

SNV has been present in Rwanda since 1980, and currently implements projects in agriculture, WASH, and Renewable Energy. The Country Program has around 50 staff and implements its projects through local and international partners, with strong coordination/collaboration with Government of Rwanda structures. The FY20 program value is approximately $5 million.
Job DescriptionA proposal-based position, as Deputy Chief of Party I you will provide programmatic leadership and overall staff management of the five-year USAID THRIVE WASH program pending a successful bid for the award. Your leadership, management and technical knowledge will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming and advance the position of SNV as a leading agency in WASH programming.
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) will oversee the development, management and implementation of the anticipated WASH project. The project is aiming to improve access to, and utilization of, safe drinking water and sanitation services in ten districts in Rwanda. The Deputy Chief of Party is expected to lead a team to;
 1) strengthen decentralized WASH governance, including improving District WASH Boards performance and increasing public funding for the WASH sector;
2) Improve Rural Drinking Water Services, including improving capacity of district WASH services regulator, provision of reliable water services, and increasing funds for operations and maintenance, and; 3) improve rural sanitation services through increasing user’s willingness to pay for sanitation services and products and availability of sanitation services and products.
Project Set-up and DesignLead all aspects of the implementation and management of the WASH program, including sharing how the project contributes to the thought leadership of the industry.

Ensure the project is designed and implemented to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability. Ensure coordination between program and operations leads. Ensure SNV program quality standards are adhered to the monitoring and evaluation policy and procedures.
Qualifications.   Master’s degree in specialised/ relevant technical field with 15 or more years’ experience      in development work and project implementation or technical field
.   Prior experience as a Deputy Chief of Party or comparable senior leadership position with      significant budget management experience on USAID funded awards.
.   Demonstrated experience of successful program management, including management of      complex, high-value, multi-activity projects.  A minimum of 10 years of experience in              WASH is required, in particular on area-wide service delivery approaches.
.   Experience engaging partners (local organizations, private sector, government, etc.) and        strengthening partnerships.
.   Ability to represent and present at high levels.
.   Experience in Rwanda highly desirable.
.   Excellent Communication in English both written and verbal.  French would be an asset.
.   Location: Kigali. Candidates must be willing and able to do in-country travel up to 25%
Additional InformationContract Type :                          Dutch Employment Contract with International benefit                                    package
Contract Duration :                    2 year
Expected Start Date :                February 1st 2021 (position is contingent on donor funding)
Working at SNVSNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and international working environment. Our staff benefits from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website:  

We will require that you provide us with full details of three people who are willing to act as a referee.  We will not contact these referees without your explicit permission.
How to Apply?If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation before 9th of December 2020.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Should SNV wish to proceed with your application, two interviews with the Selection Committee will take place. 
This position is contingent upon award of the funding opportunity and the USAID’s approval of the DCoP candidate.
SNV is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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