Splash is an international development organization founded in 2007 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA. In 15 years, we have reached over 800,000 children in cities around the world. In 2019, we embarked on an exciting, five-year initiative, Project WISE (WASH in Schools for Everyone), focused on reaching over 800,000 children in three major growth cities - Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar, Ethiopia and Kolkata, India - with improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure, WASH behavior change programs, and strengthened school-based menstrual health programs. Looking ahead, we aim to expand our impact to new cities across five countries in Asia and Africa.
Splash supports local leaders, institutions, and partners to drive lasting change on the ground. We believe that local capacity to solve problems at scale exists, and our job is to strategically support and magnify the impact of local governments, nonprofit and for-profit actors for the good of children and families across the cities in which we work.
Our core values guide everything we do, including every hiring decision we make. They are:
Splash values the unique skills and experiences everyone brings to the organization, and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants for employment. To learn more, please visit www.splash.org.
This position is full-time, remote, and based in the U.S. This position will require significant international travel while complying with safety advice and regular reporting into the Pacific standard time zone.
The Chief Programs Officer is at the leading edge of change and has expertise in the WASH sector. They are committed to ensuring that water is flowing, latrines are used, hands are washed with soap and girls have menstrual health support in every school and health care facility. The CPO has experience scaling complex WASH programs globally to support the replication of Splash’s work, not simply the scaling of Splash’s work.
This leader is unafraid of ambitious initiatives in line with Splash’s impending move to support 12 cities, in 4 countries, to ensure that all schools and health care facilities in these cities have access to Splash’s world class WASH package. They consider themselves a WASH person and understand this work must be implemented in a way that inspires replication and involves meaningful financial support from governments for front-end capital expenditures and tail-end operations and maintenance costs.
The Chief Program Officer will work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as a member of the global management team to ensure our present work in Ethiopia and India meets and exceeds our rigorous standards and audacious goals while also helping to chart a course toward the future. The Chief Programs Officer will support the organization as we build out our four-country strategy and help to execute that strategy. This includes creating a positive atmosphere and a culture of equity and inclusion for employees across all country offices and at all levels within the organization.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Chief Programs Officer has at least 10 years of proven WASH experience in a leadership role. You have implemented WASH programs with a focus on women and girls, within and across countries in the Global South. The Chief Programs Officer uses data to learn and improve and has direct experience harnessing government finance. You will have managed a diverse, globally dispersed team and demonstrated the ability to mentor and coach your team to achieve success. Your lived experiences and investment in your career will play a role in positioning you for this next chapter in your professional journey.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
At Splash, we are committed to living out our mission every day, and that starts with providing benefits that allow our employees to care for themselves and support their families.