• Dhaka

Water.org is hiring Programs Manager 2022 in Dhaka.

Key Responsibilities

Programs Management (70%)

  • Manage ongoing WaterCredit programs in partnership with Bangladesh and U.S.-based staff, including program and financial management, partner development, and program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist partner organizations to identify potential sources of capital for their WaterCredit programs.
  • Maintain relationships with partners and establish regular communication regarding program implementation activities.
  • Provide support to partner organizations by sharing best practices and assisting with problem solving when issues arise.
  • Collaborate with partners to identify sources of loan capital, ensuring the ongoing viability of their WaterCredit portfolios and sustainability.
  • Establish routine schedules for monitoring partner programs in accordance with Water.org guidelines and conducting monitoring visits and reports according to schedule.
  • Responsible for Maintain regular contact with Water.org US Program Managers to submit partner reports, inform about partner progress and report any issues impacting achievement of program deliverables.

Data Management (15%)

  • Manage partner data and information to track program performance, enhance WaterCredit activities, and support the mission of Water.org.
  • Lead collection and verification of data and all-encompassing activities.
  • Collaborate closely with partner organizations ensuring reporting accuracy, compliance, and timeliness.
  • Subject matter expert and training liaison on the use of the WaterPortal. Upload partner data or review and approve data uploaded by partners into the WaterPortal.
  • Verification data accuracy during program monitoring visits.

Programs and Design Development (7%)

  • Collaborate with partner organizations in the design of WaterCredit programs, including planning and budgeting, product development, marketing, internal monitoring, and coordination with WASH stakeholders.
  • Work with partners to determine appropriate program targets and deliverables, which are ambitious but achievable within the program period.
  • Assist partners in the design of their program work plan and budget, ensuring they are allocating adequate resources and personnel for successful completion of deliverables.
  • Assist partners in designing appropriate internal monitoring and evaluation protocols for the successful outcomes of their program.

Organizational Support (6%)

  • Participate in assisting with the development of new tools and processes, membership on cross-functional committees as requested, and/or participation at internal or external conferences or workshops.
  • Participate in cross-functional committees and working groups to support the achievement of group goals.
  • Assist in the development of new tools, processes and/or procedures to gain efficiencies in the execution of work.
  • Serve as a knowledge base for Water.org and represent Water.org at events and in written publications to advance the organizational mission and vision.

New Business Development (2%)

  • Conduct outreach among financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, product manufacturers, utilities, CBOs, apex organizations and other related organizations regarding the potential for adoption of WaterCredit.
  • Participate in certification of new partner organizations for the onboarding and implementation of WaterCredit programs.
  • Landscape and assist with identification of additional stakeholders for potential collaboration.

Management Responsibility

  • Individual contributor with no subordinates.

Millions of people around the world could get access to safe water in their homes with the help of small, affordable loans. That’s where we come in. Water.org empowers families with access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing. There is both a need and demand for loans to construct water taps and toilets, because when people have access to safe water, they get time back to go to school, earn an income and take care of their family. It changes their world. For more than ten years, Charity Navigator has consistently rated Water.org in the top 10% of global charities for transparency and financial accountability




This position offers country-specific benefits and market-based, competitive salary; as well as periodic review for merit and incentive pay based on organizational and personal achievement.



  • Master’s Degree, Preferred, in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Social Science, related field
  • Fluency in Bangla and English required
  • At least seven years of relevant experience with microfinance institutions, in the Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) sector, in the international development sector, Banks, Apex organization and/or other related organizations and sectors.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe software) required. Proficiency in Office 365 products (e.g. SharePoint, Teams, etc.) strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in facilitation and capacity building skills to ensure collaboration and linkages between Water.org, partners, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Experience reporting to and working with institutional donors in the international development arena, particularly with respect to WASH and microfinance.
  • Strong project management experience
  • Innovative mindset oriented toward constructive problem-solving, proactive strategic development and thought leadership
  • Strong desire to contribute to increased access to water and sanitation
  • Must have Bangladesh citizenship or work permit.

Travel Requirement

  • Up to 25% of domestic and global travel.
Eligible Regions: Bangladesh

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to send a copy of their CV and cover letter indicating their interest in the position to [email protected] noting Programs Manager as the subject of the e-mail.

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