Our team at Akvo is our biggest source of pride and joy. Spread across six continents, and with regional hubs on five, we always seek to embody and be guided by the impact that we want to contribute to.

We're often on the lookout for new talent to strengthen and enrich our team. Check out our vacancies below or get in touch with us at work[at]akvo.org.

Open positions

Akvo is looking for a programme manager to support us in the management of our programmes and to expand our network in Africa with a focus on West Africa. 


About Akvo

We believe that sustainable change will happen faster if governments and non-governmental organisations become more effective, accountable and collaborative. With a team of data and development experts, an open source data platform and a proven methodology, we help our partners power their decisions to achieve inclusive and sustainable impact. We work to improve the management of water, sanitation and agriculture and have a strong commitment to the progress of the sustainable development goals.


Akvo in Africa

Since 2014, Akvo has worked on water, sanitation and agriculture (WASH) programmes at national scale in numerous West and East African countries. We have partnered with national governments and other agencies, such as the World Bank and UNICEF, to introduce smartphone-based data monitoring tools and provide on-ground data support. 


Profile
 

You will manage large-scale programmes across Africa and drive business development for Akvo in cooperation with the business development team. You are a leader who makes things happen. You are proactive, responsible and able to maintain good working relationships in a diverse team while understanding the importance of cultural nuances. Your focus will be on the water (including water quality) and agriculture sectors.

This position is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and you will be reporting to the global director of operations, who is also based in Amsterdam.


Key responsibilities

  • Programme management: You manage, monitor and deliver large-scale programmes in Africa and act as a spokesperson in multi-stakeholder meetings.
  • Business development: You generate awareness of Akvo’s WASH and agriculture solutions.  You initiate new partnerships, lead proposal writing, and represent Akvo at international conferences and networking events.
  • Technical advice and consultancy: You understand our partners’ needs and are able to translate these needs into innovative data solutions. You provide high level advice about data solutions in collaboration with Akvo’s data experts.


Requirements and competencies 

  • Five to ten years of work experience, preferably in the international development, water, agriculture or information technology sector.
  • Proven track record in programme management, including stakeholder management in international and culturally diverse environments.
  • Previous professional assignments within West Africa and the ability to rely on a solid professional network in the region.
  • Proven track record of representing organisations and negotiating on their behalf at a strategic level in complex multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Proven track record in successful large-scale business development (>€500k programmes).
  • Affinity with data solutions advisory services.
  • Excellent command of English and French in both writing and speaking.


What we offer

  • Full time (40 hours/week) employment contract for eight months with the intention of building a long-lasting working relationship.
  • A competitive salary in line with the market.
  • Personal development budget.
  • Additional pension scheme.
  • A unique chance to work in an open, ambitious, collaborative environment with dedicated teams that aim to have a positive impact on the world
.
  • You will be part of our international Akvo community, with motivated and talented people whose diverse backgrounds converge to accomplish shared objectives.


To apply for this position, you must be based in the Netherlands and/or already in possession of a valid work permit for the Netherlands. Regular international travel is required for this role. 
We aim to fill this position as soon as possible.

Click on the button below to apply for this position before 6 September 2019.

 

Akvo is looking for a project officer to support us with the management and implementation of our projects and to expand our network in the Pacific region.

 

About Akvo

We believe that sustainable change will happen faster if governments and non-governmental organisations become more effective, accountable and collaborative. With a team of data and development experts, an open source data platform and a proven methodology, we help our partners power their decisions to achieve inclusive and sustainable impact. We work to improve the management of water, sanitation and agriculture and have a strong commitment to the progress of the sustainable development goals.

 

Akvo in the Pacific

Since 2014, Akvo has worked on projects in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati and Tonga to capture and make use of high-quality data for decision-making. We have partnered with national governments and other agencies, such as the World Bank and UNICEF, to introduce smartphone-based data monitoring tools and provide on-ground data services.

 

Profile  

You will focus on providing all-round project management support as well as advising partners on Akvo’s data solutions. You are open minded, eager to learn, and have a hands-on attitude. In line with Akvo’s focus, you have an affinity with the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and agriculture sectors, as well as with one or more of our technical expertise areas (planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL), data services, water quality). You provide technical support to our partners, co-facilitate training sessions, and help strengthen and improve our tools and services. You work closely with project and programme managers within the region as well as with Akvo’s data services and PMEL experts.

 

This position is based in Suva and you will be reporting to the South East Asia and Pacific hub manager who is based in Denpasar, Indonesia. You will work closely together with the programme manager, also based in Suva, and the rest of the SEAP team members in Indonesia.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Project management: You provide project management and administrative support to the Pacific programme manager, implement project activities, and provide technical support to partners.
  • Technical advice and consultancy: You provide hands-on support to colleagues and Akvo partners in one of Akvo’s expertise areas (PMEL, data services, water quality).
  • Training: You co-facilitate and organise Akvo training sessions.
  • Business development: You assist with proposal writing and provide input for proposals related to your field of expertise.

 

Requirements and competencies  

  • At least two to three years of work experience, preferably in the international development, WASH, or agriculture sector.
  • A bachelor and/or master’s degree in studies related to water, agriculture or data, and technical knowledge about one (or more) of Akvo’s expertise areas.
  • A passion for working with technology and the ability to stay up to date with technological developments.
  • Great communication and collaboration skills, especially within an international and cross-cultural context.
  • The ability to multi-task using online tools as part of our global team.
  • Excellent command of English in both writing and speaking.

 

What we offer

  • This assignment is on a contractor basis for a full-time commitment (40 hours/week) and will start with a  one year assignment.
  •  A competitive salary in line with the market.
  • Personal development budget.
  •  A unique chance to work in an open, ambitious, collaborative environment with very dedicated teams that aim to have a positive impact on the world
.
  • You will be part of our international Akvo community, with motivated and talented people whose diverse backgrounds converge to accomplish shared objectives.


To apply for this position, you must be based in Suva (Fiji) and already in possession of a valid work permit for Fiji. Regular international travel is required for this role.
We aim to fill this position as soon as possible.

Click on the button below to apply for this position before the 31st of August.

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