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:
This is a full-time position based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Director of Programs, Ethiopia will lead an established team of 20+ infrastructure, WASH Promotion, behavior change, and menstrual health management staff as well as contractors to complete implementation on time and within budget. They will supervise the team to design, construct, and maintain WASH infrastructure and implement behavior change and sustainability activities at hundreds of school sites across Addis Ababa and other cities across Ethiopia. Additionally, this individual will provide leadership to ensure that the government-funded and-constructed sanitation components of Project WISE are completed successfully.
The position requires a hands-on WASH leader with experience in developing/designing, planning, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on complex programs and budgets; experience with personnel and contractor management; the ability to collaborate effectively with government technical experts and officials at the Bureau, sub-city, and woreda levels, and a strong understanding of risk and conflict management. The position holder will work under the direct supervision of Splash Ethiopia’s Country Director and in close collaboration with Splash’s global leadership team. The successful candidate will play a key role in hiring, training, and managing the performance of program staff.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Annual salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and will be reviewed at least annually.