Chemonics seeks Stabilization and Resilience Director to support agile and sustainable WSSH programming in fragile contexts, with a focus on supporting locally-led approaches to address the reality that WSSH challenges confronting the world are highly nuanced and fast evolving-particularly as the adverse impacts of climate change continue to unfold. Through this broad, flexible global support mechanism, USAID will fill critical gaps in partner countries’ ability to tackle longer and more common protracted conflicts, as well as more frequent and intense weather events and increasing rates of climate change-related migration through enabling a fundamental shift in the WSSH community’s approach to programming in fragile contexts. This will focus on strengthening water security for all uses and users, as well as adapting, providing and maintaining WASH services, which is critical for achieving and maintaining development gains in communities and countries that face the compounding risks of climate change, conflict, and COVID-19.
The Stabilization and Resilience Director will have experience managing crisis response efforts, preferably in the WSSH space, supporting USAID operating units and other rapid response mechanisms in the face of acute and protracted crises. The ideal candidate will have experience working with water service providers, regulators, basin authorities, local officials, communities, and other stakeholders to determine the key information needs, and develop short-term technical assistance interventions accordingly, to effectively pivot programs and approaches and/or stand-up new efforts as shocks and stressors unfold.