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The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The... Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Senior Manager - Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for the Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity. This is a full-time position based in Dhaka and reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP).

Feed the Future Bangladesh Nutrition Activity is funded by USAID and contributes to improvements in nutrition outcomes of household members, with an emphasis on children under the age of five, pregnant and lactating women, and adolescents (girls and boys) in the country’s Feed the Future (FTF) zone of influence (ZOI) and the Zone of Resilience (ZOR). Three results underwrite this goal: 1) consumption of nutritious, diverse, safe, and balanced diets by households; 2) social and economic empowerment of women and social empowerment of adolescents; and 3) adoption of improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices. We integrate a strong focus on gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) across all three of these result areas. We apply a combination of Market Systems Development (MSD) and Social Behavior Change (SBC) approaches to achieve our goals.

The Senior Manager - WASH will spearhead the development and execution of a strategy for a broad range of WASH interventions implemented by the Activity’s consortium partners, as well as public and private sector stakeholders. Moreover, the Senior Manager - WASH will bear the principal responsibility for technical operations, ensuring the timely completion of workplan activities, and attaining project milestones and deliverables. The WASH Technical Lead will work closely with the Activity’s Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and technical leads in other result areas for an integrated approach to promoting WASH behaviors.

Core Responsibilities
• Contribute to the analysis of WASH market constraints and root causes of market failure; identify opportunities for systemic change within the water, sanitation, and hygiene sectors and for achieving sustainable program outcomes and impacts.
• Liaise with national, sub-national public, and private sector market actors, and NGOs involved in the WASH sector. Forge partnerships for jointly working towards sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene goals.
• Lead technical design and delivery of WASH strategy to increase access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation, and hygiene solutions.
• Develop technically accurate, high-quality approaches, modules, and tools aimed at stimulating WASH behavior change among beneficiaries.
• Develop and manage annual workplan for Result 3: Increased Adoption of Improved Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene practices.
• Manage WASH-focused sub-awardees, grantees, and partners; provide strategic guidance, and oversee the implementation of WASH interventions.
• Manage scope, budget, and activities of WASH-focused sub-awardees, grantees, and other forms of partnerships.
• Conduct routine monitoring and field visits to ensure quality of implementation and gather market insights.
• Contribute to the preparation of quarterly and annual reports.
• Collaborate with Communications and MEL for developing high quality technical and intervention briefs and case studies.

What We Value
• Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience
• Relevant post graduate qualification preferably in business, development studies, or WASH
• At least 6 years of experience in applying MSD approaches in the WASH sector.
• Proven leadership in the administration of similar projects with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting.
• Well established networks with key public and private sector stakeholders in WASH.
• Prior experience working on donor-funded projects, preferably with USAID.
• Ability to remain organized and focused on long-term vision and strategy.
• Confidence and ability to coordinate technical staff, foster teamwork, and ensure high standards of excellence.
• Excellent English language proficiency, including report writing skills.

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits and professional development.

Abt Global Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Abt is committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate background checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Abt also participates in the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme . In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

About Us

Around the world, vulnerable populations face an array of complex problems. At Abt Global, we’re committed to making fundamental societal change in these disproportionately affected communities. We help wherever we’re needed. Here, you’ll collaborate with an international network of talented colleagues as you design and implement solutions for critical health, climate, economic, and governance issues. In partnership with local and indigenous communities you will help to improve lives and livelihood. All the while having the support and encouragement of leaders who always put your career and wellbeing first. Come make a World of Difference with us.

At Abt , our commitment to creating a more equitable society for populations around the world starts from within. We understand how communities can flourish when people are given the right resources and support, and at Abt we continuously strive to cultivate a culture where there are no barriers to personal and professional fulfilment. Our welcoming and inclusive environment, our stance on employee wellbeing and flexibility, our deliberate approach towards expanding our talent representation, and our Employee Networking Groups are just some of the ways we ensure that everyone at Abt can thrive. With an eye towards continuous improvement, we know there’s always more to be done. And we’re set on doing it
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