About Evidence Action is a global non-profit organization with an approach distinctive in international development – we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness. Our programs have grown since our founding in 2013 to reach over 280 million people annually. We deliver high impact for every dollar spent, as recognized by , , and .
We do development differently. We take a data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs which deliver immense impact, ensuring these solutions measurably improve the lives of millions. Our has helped governments in Africa and Asia deliver over 1.4 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. provides sustained safe water access to over 4 million people in rural Africa, preventing childhood illness and deaths.
We drive innovation. Our builds the next generation of exceptional programs, taking an approach most similar to a venture capital model. We are ruthless in which do not meet our criteria; those that advance deliver outsized impact for millions of people.
We are global. Across eight countries in Africa and Asia, our 400+ people are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and impact. We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background – with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused.
We have big ambitions. Our goal is to double our impact by 2024, to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved. We believe in bold and urgent action – because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we.
We need great people. Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for people who share our passion for evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale. We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and have a bias to action and results. If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us.
Our Safe Water Program provides over 9 million people across rural Uganda, Malawi, and Kenya. Recent evidence highlights that clean water may be among the most effective interventions available to save young children’s lives, averting more than 30% of all-cause child mortality. The dispensers program – based on research for Nobel-winning economists – utilizes an innovative and human-centric design to deliver clean water at the source in rural settings, achieving usage rates which are 5x that of comparable interventions. Given the tremendous benefits of safe water, Evidence Action is also planning to expand In-Line Chlorination (ILC) Technology in East & Southern as an addition to the chlorine dispensers to reach more people
The Coordinator – ILC will manage the ILC implementation activities in the Safe Water Program areas working closely with the Program manager and the program Area Coordinators while leading the implementation team to achieve the program goals
Reporting to the Program Manager, Coordinator- In-Line Chlorination (ILC) position is a key field management role for the Safe Water Program. The Coordinator is part of the Safe Water Program management team and plays an important role in leading program implementation & management at the field level. He / She will lead field teams to deliver the various activities and outputs of Safe Water Program to communities served by the ILC intervention.
This position is both an office and field-based position. The role requires 50% time in the office and 50% in the field during Expansion Phase, and 60% and 40% during Maintenance Phase.
Duties and responsibilities:
This position requires a highly motivated individual who exhibits strong technical and leadership qualities, is results driven and oriented and with sound judgment, passionate and subscribes to the mission and the vision of Evidence Action.
The incumbent responsibilities include:
• Provide technical guidance and orientation to the District technical teams to ensure buy-in of stakeholders into the ILC-Safe water program.
• Facilitate Field teams training in all relevant ILC field activities in liaison with support functions/departments.
• Closely work with the Engineering Department for smooth ILC devices assembly and delivery for installations.
• Capacity building of the ILC teams to be able to conduct ILC installations, calibration, reinstallations and device maintenance among others.
• Practical demonstration of ILC installation and maintenance to the teams.
• Work closely with the Associate Engineer to ensure that the targeted numbers of ILC devices are assembled and installed.
• Ensure that chlorine dose checks are regularly conducted to all water points installed with ILC devices by managing field teams to timely address all technical issues of ILC devices to avoid uninterrupted safe water supply by the benefiting communities.
• Ensure efficient and effective program data collection, administration and management in collaboration with Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) department for various ILC activities.
• Support the verification of piped-systems to assess their viability for ILC installations.
• Take lead in the assembly of ILC devices.
• Ensure that the program has the necessary material and tools for ILC devices.
• Make design improvements in the ILC device to ensure robust production.
• Manage field trials for the ILC program for safe water.
• Managing relationships with suppliers including production timelines, quality controls and general process improvement.
• Making requests for materials and ILC spare parts.
• Work closely with Area Coordinators, Associate Coordinator and Lead Officers to support the scale-up and maintenance of ILC projects through supporting planning, implementation and performance management of the ILC project.
Key performance Indicators
• Program management: Consistent growth of ILC device functionality rates through regular chlorine supply and hardware functionality.
• Data management: Excellent and quality data management for program performance reports.
• ILC devices installed and are functional as per the planned target.
• ILC program teams in position to install and maintain ILC devices.
• Technical teams at District and National levels are able to explain how the ILC device operates.
• A minimum or equivalent of Bachelor’s degree in Environmental sciences, Environmental and Biosystem engineering. An Advanced Diploma in a Technical course related to Water systems management/sector is an added advantage.
• At least 4 years of experience in management of community WASH – development project activities with an NGO, community-based organization or social enterprise.
• Fluency in English and local language spoken in the operational location, both spoken and written.
Required Competencies and Attributes:
• Technical know how on water delivery schemes and treatment in the water sector
• Excellent communication, public relations & stakeholders engagement skills
• High-level discipline and good character while engaging with the community and their leaders, program teams and managers
• Community service attitude/ Passion to work in a rural community setting
• High level of integrity and stewardship
• Embraces teamwork and enjoys working in a team environment as a team champion
• Good computer skills, data entry and management skills
• Positive attitude and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
• Coordinator, In-Line Chlorination (ILC) position is both an office and field-based position. The incumbent will spend 50% of their time in office and 50% in the field during Expansion Phase and 60% and 40% during Maintenance Phase.
• No specific physical requirement for this position, however, the role may occasionally involve climbing some water storage tanks.
• The incumbent will not have administrative supervisory responsibilities but will provide technical supervision and support to ILC Lead Officers and Engineering Officers.
• Private Health Insurance
• Pension Plan
• Paid Time Off
Closing Date : 25th May, 2023