Technical Director, Water

at Winrock

Location: Arlington, VA

Agriculture, Resilience and Water. Winrock seeks a mission-driven Technical Water Director to provide technical and managerial direction to Winrock's Water Portfolio within the Agriculture, Resilience and Water Group.  The Director is the senior headquarters team leader for a portfolio of projects.

The Director will be responsible for:

  • Technical, financial and operational management of projects in the water portfolio.

  • Quality control of Winrock’s water-related projects, and engagement with major donors.

  • Technical case studies and lessons learned linked to water security, multiple-use water services, resource allocation, water resource financing, and resilience.

  • Meeting operational, technical, and management objectives for the portfolio.

  • Expanding Winrock’s portfolio of multiple-use water services, water resource management and resilience approaches through new business development.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exceptional ability to analyze and identify problems, define obstacles and potential solutions, create consensus on course of action and utilize results to inform future analysis.

  • Provide leadership and direction to HQ and field-based staff, including mentorship and supporting their professional and personal development, and promote a culture that reflects Winrock’s mission to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources.

  • Work effectively with field teams, including COP, DCOP and all staff. 

  • Oversee timely preparation and completion of deliverables including developing timelines and assigning responsibilities.

  • Prepare and effectively manage annual internal and portfolio budgets.

  • Nurture a network of experts and organizations to collaborate with.

  • Assist with business development outside of the project towards growing Winrock’s Water practice.

  • Manage existing client and donor relationships, engaging new relationships with partners, donors, and clients through the life of project.

 

Education:      

Master’s Degree in Water Resource Management, Hydrology, WASH, Public Administration, Public Policy, MBA or similar preferred

Experience:      

  • At least fifteen years demonstrated experience in management and/or technical implementation of water activities including. 

  • 10 years of USAID management experience required – examples include COP, portfolio manager, project manager, etc.

  • Management experience in international project development and implementation, including budget and staff management, and strategic planning, is required.

  • Must have established networks with organizations and clients involved in water initiatives. 

  • Home office experience, including managing a complex portfolio of projects from a US-based headquarters, is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to hire, train and mentor staff, create and manage budgets, and cooperate effectively with other units.

  • Field experience, particularly in Francophone Africa is a plus

 

Skills:                

  • Strong USAID project management skills managing complex, multifaceted, and/or multi-country projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.

  • Unwavering commitment to deliver quality programs and projects. Strong project monitoring and evaluation and CLA skills and experience required.

  • Ability to identify and resolve key issues with project implementation, coordinating with senior staff, Chiefs of Party, and host governments.

  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

  • Ability to communicate a vision and work collaboratively with field teams and the COP to operationalize plans.

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people. 

  • Passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory. Fluency in one or more additional languages, especially French, is strongly preferred.

 

Winrock International is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@broderickhaightconsulting.com with the subject title “Technical Director, Water Winrock” in the subject line.

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