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  • USA, Honduras, Bolivia, Peru and Guatemala
  • US anticipated salary range $50,000 – $55,000 (If based outside the US an equivalent country market – based salary will be determined) Actual salary will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors. USD / Year
  • Salary: US anticipated salary range $50,000 – $55,000 (If based outside the US an equivalent country market – based salary will be determined) Actual salary will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors.

Website Water For People

Water For People is a global nonprofit working across nine countries, bringing together communities, local entrepreneurs, and governments to build and maintain water and sanitation services that will last. We have a sustainable solution to end the global water and sanitation crisis, and our employees across the world help drive this solution.

About this Role

The Global Programs Specialist will support the overall monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) processes that lead to evidence-based planning and adaptive management of Water For People’s global programs work. In this role you will coordinate, consolidate, and analyze the programmatic processes, information, and data throughout the organization. The Global Programs Specialist prioritizes supporting the activities of the Regional Program Officers for Africa, Latin America, and India and requires strong proficiency in Spanish to communicate with personnel in Latin America. You will be a member of the Global Programs department and will help foster a strong working relationship between our Influence and Accountability teams.


In This Role You Will:

·       Develop templates, processes, and tools for internal reporting on programmatic progress and in collaboration with MEL colleagues, compile, analyze, and track WASH outputs and progress across country programs for internal and external audiences

·       Support Regional Program Teams to update the tools and processes for annual reflection workshops as well as develop and facilitate various learning events and products globally and regionally

·       Support implementation of the MEL framework and organizational strategy (Destination 2030), including advancing the objective of Equity & Inclusion in WASH through data analysis, evaluation, writing, and other relevant initiatives

·       Facilitate seamless collaboration in meetings between departments

·       Manage compilation, editing, and translation of programmatic updates in the form of a newsletter or other internal communication platform in both English and Spanish

·       Research and collect programmatic information needed for donor communications, grant proposals, and grant reports and to support creation of content for external communications and marketing

·       Communicate about programmatic frameworks, strategies, approaches, and data sources to colleagues and technical and non-technical audiences

·       Support “Impact Tour” donor trips, including guiding itinerary development, liaising with team members in country program offices and leading and participating during the trips (or virtual visits)

·       Manage World Water Corps volunteers and assignments in collaboration with the Community Engagement Manager and serve as the programmatic point of contact globally for other potential volunteer engagements

·       Facilitate internal and external visits to Country Programs, including planning, initiating, and maintaining ongoing working relationships

·       Represent Water For People at conferences and meetings

You’ll Excel in This Role if You Have:

·       Professional-level bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish, written and spoken; previous experience in a bilingual or Spanish-speaking work environment preferred

·       Bachelor’s Degree in international development or related field or equivalent work experience OR two (2) years of experience in related field, preferably international development or water and sanitation.

·       Experience with international development organizations and foundations, including program planning, donor reporting, and communications

·       Ability to connect with others through virtual communication mediums in real-time and asynchronous and often multilingual (written, audio, and video such as emails, chats, Zoom, Teams, WhatsApp)

·       Experience in structuring engaging meetings, workshops, social events, and feedback mechanisms

·       Demonstrated experience coordinating and monitoring multiple projects, with the aptitude to problem solve and respond creatively to adjustments to the project approach

·       Highly numerate with an ability to interpret information


Bonus Points If You Have:

·       One year (1) field experience in a low- or middle-income country

·       Practical experience managing volunteers

·       Experience with data management and visualization in PowerBI and/or GIS mapping/analysis skills

Don’t meet every single requirement but you are excited about this role? Water For People is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so we encourage you to apply even if your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification listed above.


More About This Position:

·       Option to travel domestically and internationally 15% of time to low- and middle-income countries, where travel is rugged

·       You will have the option to work from an office or remotely in one of the following countries: Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia and the United States. Open office environment if choosing to work from the Denver, CO office

·       Water For People will seek candidates from the countries listed above and any state in the US except for: NY, NJ, WA, VT, and CA

·       You must be a citizen or legally authorized to work in the country you live in

·       Ability to work to outside typical office hours at times to collaborate across multiple time zones


Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.



How you will apply:

If Water For People and this position interest you, please visit our Career Center and apply with your resume and cover letter to this position.


Salary Range:

US anticipated salary range $50,000 – $55,000


(If based outside the US an equivalent country market – based salary will be determined)


Actual salary will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors.



Benefits are one of the ways we encourage healthy living for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind, and social well-being. To that end, we provide a global Telehealth benefit and a fitness perk to address your holistic health. Healthy living also includes paid time off and a generous retirement savings plan.  If the position is based outside the US, benefits will be dictated by the country in which the selected candidate is located.

Water For People cannot provide immigration sponsorship for this position.


Water For People is committed to protecting children encountered during our work and by our employees, preventing sexual abuse and exploitation of all individuals with a particular focus on women and children and other marginalized communities in the performance of our work, preventing human trafficking in the performance of our work and in our supply chain and to having a drug-free workplace.  During the recruitment processes, additional documentation will be requested to comply with our policies and in accordance with the legal requirements in your country of residency, this includes a background check. If you apply for employment, we want you to be aware of our recruitment, selection and hiring processes including important policies regarding employee conduct.


Water For People is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to creating a culture of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace. For this position we strongly encourage women and people with disabilities to apply. Water for people strives to create and maintain a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of race, ethnicity, ancestry, tribal affiliation, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic class, educational attainment, or other social identities is critical to our ability to have a world where every person has access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services.


Our commitment ensures that we:

●        Have a different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

●        Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating each other with dignity, respect, and appreciation enabling us to feel welcome, supported, and valued.

●        Effectively connect, communicate, and build long-lasting relationships with stakeholders within our diverse communities.

●        Have diversity of thought, perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and talents that will support our mission to develop high-quality drinking water and sanitation services are available to Everyone Forever.

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