Technical Assistance Manager

Organization
Aqua for All
Location
The Hague, the Netherlands
Job Type
36 hours per week
Deadline for Applications
04/21/2022
How to Apply
info@aquaforall.org
Where to Apply
info@aquaforall.org
Tags
Full-time

Aqua for All is a not-for-profit organisation working towards sustainable access to safe drinking water and good sanitation for all (Sustainable Development Goal – SDG 6) in Africa and Asia.

As our innovative finance work is gaining momentum, we are looking for a:

Technical Assistance Manager for the Impact-Linked Fund for WASH

36 hours per week – based in The Hague, the Netherlands

 

Aqua for All strives to create a sustainable and inclusive water and sanitation economy worldwide. We believe innovations, scalable solutions and access to capital are instrumental to overcome the current service delivery and finance gaps. Aqua for All bridges these gaps by supporting market-based solutions to become viable and to scale. With our 20 years of experience, we support local entrepreneurs on their scaling pathway and offer funding, access to the water sector expert network and to other financiers and impact investors.

 

Aqua for All is since mid-2019 leading the programme “Making Water Count’’ in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs up to mid-2024. The programme aims to achieve higher impact and mobilise public and private investments for effective water and sanitation solutions for low-income households. Under this programme, we deploy grant funding – amongst others – in selected innovative, blended finance structures targeting local SMEs and Financial Institutions. Find more on our website: https://aquaforall.org/.

 

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a dynamic and fast-learning candidate with a passion for social entrepreneurship and innovative finance. The ideal candidate will be dedicated fully to the Impact-Linked Fund for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (ILF for WASH), a follow-up of Aqua for All’s ‘Social Impact Incentives Programme’ (see: https://aquaforall.org/siinc-for-wash/). You will report to the ILF Manager.

 

The Technical Assistance Manager will work closely with the ILF Manager in designing and executing the ILF-ready and ILF complemented technical assistance support for impact enterprises. Further, the ideal candidate will engage directly with ecosystem players such as local accelerators/service providers and other key stakeholders. The role will require regular travel to the project countries.

 

This exciting role includes the following responsibilities:

  • Drive, design, coordinate, organise and monitor overall TA support activities in close collaboration with our partner Roots of Impact;
  • Ensure the designed TA content on impact measurement/management and investment readiness addresses the needs and identified challenges of Impact Enterprises and service providers/accelerators.
  • Work closely with Roots of Impact on developing standardised technical assistance approaches and guidelines to further the Impact-linked funding practice in WASH;
  • Organise and ensure the water and sanitation perspective and expertise is embedded in the TA support activities;
  • Lead and manage individual TA support projects from design, contracting, execution and monitoring;
  • Extract key learnings and generate insights from the overall Technical Assistance approach for internal and external knowledge building and dissemination activities;
  • Prepare relevant documentations for fundraising and support in preparation of communication materials.

 

What you bring

  • A passion for making finance work for positive impact on water and sanitation services for low income countries and communities;
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant working experience in programme management, consulting and technical assistance; experience with impact measurement and management and investment readiness acceleration programmes is a plus;
  • Deep knowledge of social entrepreneurship in emerging markets, preferably with impact enterprises, accelerators and incubators and other stakeholders in a broader entrepreneur-ship ecosystem. Having experience in the water and sanitation economy is a plus;
  • MBA or Master degree in Business, Economics or Development studies;
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders;
  • Strong project management skills and result-oriented attitude;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, fluency in French is a plus;
  • Residence or working permit for EU countries.

 

Our offering

  • A position in an enthusiastic and multi-cultural team based in the Hague, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Dhaka and Bamako;
  • A challenging role with room for own ideas;
  • Training and learning opportunities and possibility for career progression;
  • An initial 1-year contract with possibility of extension;
  • A competitive remuneration package following the salary scales of the Government of the Netherlands (‘CAO Rijk’), 8% holiday pay, 200 hours annual leave, excellent pension scheme, commuting allowance;
  • Flexibility to work partly remote and partly from our great working space in The Hague (Spaarneplein, 10 min walk from the Hague Central Station).

 

Interested?

You can send your application by email to: info@aquaforall.org before April 11, 2022. Please include ‘TA Manager ILF’ in the subject line and include a motivation letter and CV. More information about the position can be obtained from Shabana Abbas (s.abbas@aquaforall.org) or Marleen Hasselerharm (m.hasselerharm@aquaforall.org).