JOB ALERT: Manager of WaterCredit, WaterPartners International, USA
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Manager of WaterCredit
Reports to: Director of International Programs
WaterPartners International has pioneered the use of micro-
financing, micro project-financing, and other innovative financial
tools in the water and sanitation sector under its WaterCredit
Initiative.TM WaterPartners has launched multiple pilot projects
in micro-financing/micro project-financing for water, sanitation &
hygiene education (WS&H) in India, Kenya and Bangladesh. Working
closely with WaterPartners' Director of International Programs, the
Manager of WaterCredit will provide leadership, strategic direction,
and technical support related to applications of innovative
financing solutions in the WS&H sector. This person will lead in
evolving and executing pilot projects, scaling-up pilot projects and
replicating the pilots in numerous additional developing countries.
Planning and Analysis
In collaboration with the Director of International Programs,
develop an annual comprehensive plan for WaterCredit activities,
including strategies, timelines, costs and financial goals.
Monitor progress of WaterCredit plan goals and adjust plans as
necessary to ensure overall goals are met.
In collaboration with the Director of International Programs, review
WaterCredit objectives quarterly, evaluate effectiveness of the
program, and seek feedback from Director on an ongoing basis.
International MFI Partner Organization Evaluation and Monitoring
Develop and implement strategy for evaluating and monitoring
existing international micro-finance institution (MFI) Partner
Organizations that are executing pilot projects. Establish strong
contractual and reporting standards with these partners.
Identify new MFI Partner Organizations through contacts in the
microfinance field, and lead comprehensive evaluations of potential
MFI Partner Organizations.
Microfinance pilot project scale-up and replication in new countries
Develop, implement and manage a strategy for scaling-up existing
microfinance projects with MFI Partner Organizations. Identify
opportunities for WaterPartners International to add value in
microfinance lending, including creative financing solutions such as
credit enhancement facilities, letters of credit, equity
Identify mechanisms for expansion and replication of the successful
pilot projects to new countries. Lead staff and collaborating
partners in identifying new MFI Partner Organizations in these
target countries through contacts in the WS&H and micro-finance
field. Manage comprehensive evaluations of new MFI Partner
Provide policy leadership and support to MFI Partner Organizations
and MFI networks working to open up the existing regulatory
environment to allow more innovative micro-finance lending options
Develop strategy for hiring finance/micro-finance experts (based in
WaterPartners' country offices) to manage relationships with local
Together with Country Directors, manage international finance/micro-
finance staff and/or contractors working in the country offices.
Collaborate with Director of International Programs and external
consultants on developing research strategy to assess the impact,
effectiveness and scalability of WaterCredit programs.
Coordinate the execution of this research strategy drawing on in-
house staff and third-party researchers.
Other duties will be required or requested for effective job
performance. This is not a contract for employment but an outline
of essential functions and expectations.
· Successful experience working in the international
finance/micro-finance industry, particularly in bringing new
products to the market and expanding into new lending areas.
· Background in economics, business or finance.
Excellent verbal and written communications, management, leadership,
teamwork, networking, budgeting and problem solving skills.
Must demonstrate critical thinking, creativity, good judgment,
initiative, attention to detail and professionalism.
At least 5 years of direct experience in finance/microfinance in a
developing country context.
Master's degree in related field such as international development,
Must be willing to travel at least 30% to international projects.
US citizenship or an H1-B work visa is required.
Please submit resume and cover letter to Personnel Director via
email at info@...
About WaterPartners International:
WaterPartners International is a dynamic, rapidly growing
international organization addressing the global water supply
crisis. We are committed to providing clean drinking water to
communities in developing countries. Working in partnership with
donors and those in need of safe water, we have helped people around
the world develop accessible, sustainable, community-level water
supplies. With increasing support from foundations, government and
individuals we will exceed $3.5 million in revenue this year,
providing the opportunity to greatly expand our work. You can learn
more at www.water.org
Position will be filled upon location of a suitable candidate, but
no earlier than January 1, 2007.
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