Project Manager – Transform WASH Project – SNV

Project Manager – Transform WASH Project

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how 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 an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,300 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and invest in operational excellence

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopians through a market-based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects.

Project Overview: The UsIAD funded Transform WASH project is a five-year project being implemented through a consortium of PSI, SNV, Plan International, and International Resource Center (IRC) which is aimed at reducing preventable deaths and illness in Ethiopia due to diarrheal diseases, particularly among children under five. Through the development and testing of scalable and replicable market-based models, the TRANSFORM/WASH consortium will support the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) and the One WASH National Program (OWNP) to increase the use of improved WASH products and services among women and their families. This will be achieved through four interrelated project result areas: increased WASH governance and management capacity at the subnational level; increased demand for low-cost quality WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation; increased supply for low-cost quality WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation; and increased knowledge base to bring WASH innovations to scale.

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Job Description

Purpose of the Job: 

The position holder is expected to contribute and steer SNV Ethiopia WASH sector development, quality of practice, and positioning at the country level to guide TRANSFORM WASH project advisors, in line with SNV global WASH sector strategy, and cross-cutting themes in order to improve sector performance and delivery of results. The Project manager has also a significant role to play as an institutional development advisor and is in charge of managing the USAID-funded Transform WASSH project including from inception to M&E phases of the project management cycle to meet its intended objectives through increased use of WASH products and services. the position holder also oversees the quality of all WASH interventions implemented by SNV Ethiopia through the project and is responsible for achieving expected WASH outcomes and working with the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning advisor to coordinate and systematically disseminate lessons learned with other USAID funded WASH activities within SNV and other implements.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Institutional development advisory and project management roles
  • Coordination and stakeholder development
  • Strategic positioning and sector intelligence
  • Business development
  • Knowledge management, learning, and innovation


Education,  Experience, and Skill Requirements:  

  • Have at least a Master’s Degree in a relevant field or other related fields
  • Have a least ten (10) years of experience in the water and sanitation sector, especially related to the current Ethiopian government contest,
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills both in Amharic and English and/or other local languages;
  • Proven experience in undertaking activities aimed at capacity building of government to effectively construct manage and maintain WASH services;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and a strong track record in meeting deliverables and donor deadlines;
  • proven experience in managing WASH capacity building-related projects of the government to effectively manage staffs, finance, scope, and quality delivery of WASH services;
  • Strong English communication skills, both interpersonal and written;
  • Strong management skills  planning and organization; problem-solving and decision making;
  • Commercial drive and quality orientation;
  • competent and motivated staff;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • A team player who is able and willing to perform tasks to make the Transform WASH project/s successful.

Additional Information

Contract Type: National

Expected start date: As soon as possible

Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contract Duration: 1 year with possible extension based on performance and budget availability.

Working at SNV 

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package; for internationals, we offer an international benefits package and to Ethiopian nationals, we offer a competitive national package. We also offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website:

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking on the I’m Interested button and completing your application in our in-house recruitment system before or on 31st October 2021.

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