World Vision Int’l Recruitment for Senior Director – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for World Vision Recruitment for Senior Director – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

World Vision International is an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization. It prefers to present itself as interdenominational and also employs staff from non-evangelical Christian denominations.

Job Description

  • Company: World Vision
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time


Set Strategic Priorities:

  • Ensures quality WASH programming that is equitable and sustainable.
  • Develops annual WASH Business Plans with the Regional WASH Directors, Support Offices and National teams.
  • Ensures integration of WV distinctives and ethos in WASH implementation.
  • Ensures alignment of WASH programming with global sector approaches and project models.
  • Ensures overall compliance with WVI Partnership standards and industry standards.
  • Oversees the quality and coverage of WASH programming.
  • Champions cross-sector collaboration for integration of WASH programming with other sectors.
  • Provides leadership and mentoring for WASH field teams, and supports the WASH Capacity Building Plan.

Provide Operational Accountability:

  • Ensure accountability of national and regional portfolios to deliver WASH outcomes as defined in Business Plans.
  • Ensure donor promises are met or exceeded.
  • Measure extent to which resourcing opportunities meet WASH operations needs and impact child well-being.
  • Ensure high quality technical support is provided to National Offices on the development of Technical Approach and Technical Programs to address WASH needs.
  • Ensure effective implementation of 14-Country Response Plan recommendations in WASH programming.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of WASH programming, evidence-building for new initiatives where needed, and learning and sharing for quality improvement.

Internal and External Engagement:

  • Maintains effective and strategic relationships with Regional Office WASH Managers, WASH Sector Lead, and major WASH Support Offices to assure WASH service quality and meet donor expectations.
  • Assures quality programming and evidence of impact in WASH field operations to position WV as the NGO of choice with potential and key partners, donors and stakeholders.
  • Championing WASH campaigns and resource acquisition in the field.
  • Champion the annual/biannual WASH Forum to celebrate impact and innovation in WASH and to leverage funding opportunities with donors and partners.
  • Participates in high level international and regional meetings, forums and conferences as required.
  • Collaborates with Faith and Development actors internally and externally as we seek to integrate faith into all our programming.

Build Capacities:

  • Determines the technical capacity needs for the Field WASH teams.
  • Builds capability of the Field WASH professionals and community of practice.
  • Builds understanding of current footprint and identify opportunities for further growth and impact.
  • Promotes a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with WVI Partnership sector leads to ensure WASH lessons are documented and disseminated.
  • Collaborate with Partnership sector leaders on the development and implementation of Project Models.



  • Master’s degree required in international relief and development, behavior change, engineering or business, plus related professional work experience.
  • Excellent in written reporting and in verbal communication in English.
  • Strong experience and proven skills in leading a team of technical professionals.
  • Leader with minimum 10 years’ experience designing and leading WASH programming in the developing world.
  • In-depth knowledge/expertise in WASH programming including evidence based best practices.
  • Strong relational and networking skills, demonstrated ability to supervise teams, and significant experience engaging with donors and fundraisers.


  • Strong experience working with and managing large grant portfolios for foundations, bilateral and multilateral donors.
  • Strong experience and proven skills in working effectively across cultures to advance priorities and achieve change, in situations without direct authority.
  • Strong experience and proven skills in external engagement that contributes to change in policy and practice and builds WVs reputation as a leader in the industry.
  • Strong experience developing strategy and policy in large organization.
  • Experience in working with faith, faith actors and faith related issues in development.
  • Fluency in a relevant second language (Spanish or French) is desirable.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should Click here to apply.


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