The Water Project is growing. If you have the skills we're looking for and desire a challenging opportunity to make an impact, we'd like to meet you.
Based in beautiful downtown Concord, NH - in the heart of New England - our small and dedicated staff thrives on collaboration with partners and volunteers. We inspire ideas and invent tools that equip our supporters to help people suffering needlessly without clean, safe water.
We're a non-profit with the heart of a tech start-up. We tell stories. We strengthen partners. We build solutions. And we change lives, one village at a time.
We also want you and your family to thrive, so we offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and a great vacation policy (ask anyone!).
Are you ready to take on a life changing job?
If the thought of leading a growing Programs team, overseeing the work of multiple NGOs across Africa, engaging with communities as they work on water, sanitation and hygiene programs and contributing to the global fight against poverty gets you excited - read on!
The Sr. Director of Programs is responsible for all aspects of The Water Project’s WaSH programs and organizational strategy - including design, development, partner support and training, reporting, monitoring, evaluation & resolution. This leadership position executes with, and through, an existing program staff and coordinates directly with other Senior Leadership within The Water Project.
As Sr. Director of Programs for The Water Project, you'll use your field level WaSH experience, environmental studies, public health background, and/or community developement skills to help our partners grow the depth and breadth of their water and sanitation efforts in sub-saharan Africa. You'll help ensure our water program is truly sustainable, deeper than the latest buzz words, and always focused on seeing real life impact over time.
The ideal candidate has a gift for interpersonal relationships in a developing-world setting. Your intuition is keen. You're someone whose expertise forms the foundation of your good judgement, but can look past a solid proposal to discern a partner or community's true commitment. You posses a special mix of brains and instinct.
You're committed to people, not projects. You love numbers, but know that figures don't solve every problem. You know outputs aren't outcomes. You think easy answers are boring and usually dangerous.
So, you'll love designing and implementing useful new ways to measure our effectiveness. You'll travel to see if it all makes sense in the heart of Africa. And you'll meet with partners regularly to challenge and celebrate our shared work.
Every day will be different and you're cool with that. You're a start-up kind of person who is driven by a freedom to innovate.
Our size means we move quickly, act on key discoveries in days, and each have the power to change what doesn't work. It also means we all have our hands in a bunch of things to make us successful. Your excellent writing skills and ability to tell a great story are one way you'll contribute to our shared work here.
Above all, your passion for people, especially the poor, and for instilling the ideals of hard work and commitment in others is palpable and you're looking for just the right place to express it.
The Water Project, Inc. helps provide clean, safe water and proper sanitation to people suffering needlessly without it in the developing world.
Our Christian worldview motivates our actions but doesn't limit our reach. It informs and is a measure of our integrity. It forms the foundation of our commitment to serve others by reconciling injustices like a lack of access to clean water so that all people might flourish as God intends.
We are keenly aware that sustainable life changing impact will always be the result of true collaboration between us, our partners on the ground, and most importanly, the people we serve.