Water and Sanitation Programme Manager:
VMM’s partner organisation (wellfound.org.uk) is a not-for-profit international charity providing water, sanitation and health programmes in West Africa. Since 2005, WellFound has worked in 88 villages providing clean water for over 90,000 people. WellFound works in remotest villages often not reached by other NGOs or Government. The charity not only provides water, but also works in improving sanitation, health and nutrition of the poorest.
WellFound works with each community for over 2-3 years, ensuring that the project inputs are sustainable and the community takes full ownership. A team comprising of a project manager, health worker, agricultural technician and a number of interns work tirelessly to bring a positive impact. We train women in agriculture and also local youths in construction and mechanical skills. In the new phase of our project, we intend training local young girls in basic natural medicine and also expand the agricultural business to ensure additional income comes into poor families.
Our partner is currently providing support to hundreds of poor people, and there is a need to improve programme management within the organisation. To achieve this, a resource in the form of a Programme Manager Volunteer is required.
Benefits of Volunteering with VMM International
Volunteering with VMM comes with a range of advantages and incentives for volunteers. This is a fully funded post: volunteers are provided with a generous living allowance, return flights, free accommodation, orientation training, specialist insurance, 24/7 support and more.
Other benefits include membership of VMM’s community of volunteers and returned volunteers and numerous professional development opportunities. All volunteers are asked to fundraise in the region of €1500 towards their placement, we offer significant support for this.
Water and Sanitation Programme Manager
VMM partner organisation is seeking an experienced and dedicated volunteer with a background in project management or engineering from a range of sectors including the private, public or not-for-profit sector.
The Water and Sanitation Programme Manager volunteer will be responsible for providing technical advice and support to the Project Manager of Guinea Bissau in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation (both financial and narrative) of the programme. They will develop and implement a new monitoring and evaluation system and perform community-focused research and planning. They will also be responsible for technical oversight and development of Wellfound’s Water and Sanitation projects.
You will be reporting to the CEO of WellFound and in addition, work very closely with the Project Manager (Guinea Bissau) and training him on key project cycle management and community assessment skills.
The successful candidate will have an extremely high level of organisational management skills and with demonstrable programme management experience in a developing country. Coming from an engineering background would be a great advantage. The role will be based in Guinea Bissau for 1-2 years.
If you are a determined individual seeking an opportunity in international development and looking to contribute to the lives of the poorest, contact Louise Talbot Beirne with your CV and a cover letter in strictest confidence at or call direct on +353-1-873-4562 for further information.
The closing date for applications is 30th February 2018