[Job Announcement] WaterCredit Manager

WaterCredit Manager
Reports to: Indonesia Country Director Location: JakartaDeadline
for Applications: March 15, 2016


660 million
people – about one in ten – lack access to safe water. More than twice that many, 2.4 billion
people, don’t have access to a toilet.
These are the people Water.org
serves. We are a global non‐profit based in Kansas City, Missouri
working to ensure safe water and sanitation for all. We go beyond traditional approaches to safe water and sanitation, focusing on addressing the underlying causes of this global
crisis and innovating to deliver large‐scale and sustainable change. Co‐founded by Gary White and Matt Damon in 2009, Water.org has impacted
more than 3 million
lives and transformed thousands of communities in Africa, South
Asia, and Latin America. Learn more at http://water.org/
launched operations in Indonesia
in early 2014 and seeks to build relationships with a broad range of
financial institutions (microfinance institutions, commercial
banks, BPRs, cooperatives) and water/sanitation service providers.

Position Description

seeks a highly skilled
and highly motivated WaterCredit
Manager to support its growing
portfolio of WASH microfinance programs in Indonesia. This
full-time position
will be based in Jakarta
with regular travel throughout Indonesia.
 The WaterCredit Manager is responsible for managing and supporting Water.org
teams and partner financial institutions
in the launch of water and sanitation
financial products. This position is able to lead and manage WaterCredit Officers and partners in topics such as program design and implementation, WaterCredit, microfinance,
and/or WASH. Additionally, this position is able to assist the development and establishment of new programmatic
and operational procedures, systems and guidelines. This position reports to the Country
Director and works closely with WaterCredit Officers and other local staff. He/She will also work closely with other members
of the Water.org International Program team and other US-based teams.

Core Responsibilities

ProgramManagement and PartnerCapacityBuilding (Estimate time
– Manage
and oversee the Water.org programs in partnership
with Indonesia and U.S.-based
staff. Key tasks include,
are not limited to:
 a.  Manage and oversee implementation of programs/engagements in collaboration with MFI
partners including delivery
of funding and technical assistance.
b.  Develop and manage
contracts with and provide support
to consultants hired to supplement Water.org’s programmatic work.
c.  Ensure optimal operational and financial performance of on‐going programs through a combination of in‐country support,
monitoring, and technical
assistance to address implementation challenges
d.  Maintain databases and track partners’ WaterCredit loan performance and financial expenditure on a regular basise.  In collaboration
with International staff, ensure execution of WaterCredit Officer’s role meet
expectation and on time.
f.   Maintain
regular contact
with Water.org US program
managers to evaluate programs, inform about
partner progress and report
issues impacting achievement of program deliverables.
g.  Support to develop
and deliver training modules for partner
staff and households on topics such
as WASH principles,
health and hygiene.
h.  Support
partner exchange visit to Water.org partners in in other countries. Act as a
regular liaison between
Water.org, partner financial
institutions and other stakeholders.
i.   Coordinate with local
governments, NGOs, donors, community
groups, and other stakeholders.
 ProgramDesign and Development (Estimate time 25%): Support the
Water.org program design and development.
Key tasks include support to
WaterCredit Officer Roles and partners, but are not limited to:
       a.   Support in identification and certification of new partner organizations, including financial and non‐financial institutions       b.   Work with partner to determine appropriate program targets and
       c.   Assist in the design
of partner program work plan and
budget. Ensuring they are
allocating adequate resources and personnel
             for  successful completion of deliverables.       d.   Solicit and evaluate new program proposals from partner
       e.   Contribute to development of new partnership models and innovative approaches to building partner
       f.    Assist partners
in designing appropriate internal monitoring
and evaluation protocols.
 ProgramMonitoring and Data Management (Estimate time 15%) – Review data and partner report to track
program performance
is on the right tract and accountable.
Key tasks include, but are not limited
         a.  Monitor the regular communications
with partners; track and report information related program implementation including                                                               partner  activities,  expenditures and loan portfolio.
        b.  Ensure partner
submission of high quality program
reporting, and effective transfer
of information to Water.org
databases, U.S.-based colleagues, and              donors.
        c.  Review data report submitted
by partners
is accurate
during program monitoring
        d.  Maintain regular contact with Water.org USA program managers
to evaluate the partner program and reports, inform about
partner progress and report             any issues
impacting achievement of program
        e.  Ensure optimal operational and financial performance of on‐going programs through a combination of in‐country support, monitoring, and technical
              assistance to address implementation challenges
 Water.org Organizational Support (Estimate time 10%)– Participate in assisting with the
development of new tools and processes, membership on cross-functional
committees as requested, and/or participation
at internal or external conferences or workshops. Key tasks include, but are not limited
         a.  Participate
in cross-functional committees and working groups to support the achievement of group goals.
        b.  Assist in the development of new tools,
processes and/or procedures.
        c.  Serve as
a knowledge
base for Water.org and represent Water.org at events and in written
publications to advance
the organizational mission and vision.
New BusinessDevelopment
(Estimate time 5%)
– Conduct outreach
among financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, product manufacturers, utilities
other related organizations
regarding the  potential
for adoption of WaterCredit. Participate
in certification of new partner
organizations for the implementation of WaterCredit programs. Key tasks
include, but are not limited
        a. Landscape
and assist with identification
of additional stakeholders for potential collaboration.
        b. Participate
in the
certification of new partners.

Professional Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s
    Degree in related field
  2. At least eight
    years of relevant experience with microfinance institutions, water and sanitation organizations, engineering
    firm,       international development organization, or related
  3. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a
    dedicated team
  4. Candidates must possess
    one or both of the
    following competencies:
      1. Demonstrated understanding
        of and familiarity with development finance models and approaches, including
        (but not limited
        to) SME lending and/or microfinance,
        financial services, cooperative
        development, lending methodologies and sector trends
      2. Demonstrated understanding
        of and familiarity with urban and
        rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene approaches and sector trends
  5. Demonstrated proficiency in
    partnership and capacity
  6. Project management experience
  7. Advanced
    computer skills including MS Office products and database software
  8. Excellent
    verbal and written communications in Bahasa
    Indonesia and English
  9. Proven track record proactively identifying challenges and
    developing innovative solutions
  10. Demonstrated ability to
    deliver results working
    in a small team
  11. Critical
    thinking, creativity, good judgment, initiative, attention
    to detail, and professionalism
  12. Strong desire to contribute to increased access to water and sanitation
  13. Willingness
    travel up to 30% of time


This is a two year contract
position with strong potential for
extension and competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

Application InformationInterested
candidates may send a copy of their CV and a
cover letter indicating their interest to:
[email protected]Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please do not
attempt to contact
Water.org about the status of your application.
Water.org is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of
age, ethnicity, gender,
nationality, religious belief or
sexual orientation.

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