1 in 10 people lack access to safe water
1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet
Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water
Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease
Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4 economic return


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Water.org is an international organization working to solve the global water crisis. We are committed to providing safe water and improved sanitation to communities in developing countries. Working in partnership with donors and beneficiaries, we have helped people around the world develop accessible, sustainable, community-level water and sanitation services.

As we continue to grow, we are looking for more exceptional, driven, and passionate individuals to join our team. You can apply now for any of the open positions listed below. Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to accept phone calls at this time.

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Finance and Administration

Senior Accountant – Kansas City, MO
The Senior Accountant will further the cause of Water.org's mission by initiating and supporting compliance reporting, analyzing financial and operating information and procedures and actively participating on the Finance and Administration team. This position requires strong accounting and analytical ability as well as multitasking and effective communication with individuals at all levels of the organization. The position is located in Kansas City, Missouri and reports to the Controller.

Human Resources

Senior Human Resources Generalist – Kansas City, MO
We’re hiring a Senior Human Resources Generalist to serve in a newly created role in HR’s efforts to ensure Water.org continues to be a stimulating, rewarding and innovative place to work. The Senior Human Resources Generalist will collaborate and integrate service delivery to ensure consistency in philosophies and alignment with business goals by performing professional level HR related duties in a fast paced environment and rapidly growing, global workforce.

President's Office

Manager, Strategy and Business Planning – Kansas City, MO
In this newly-created position, Water.org seeks a strategic, data-driven performer who can enhance our organizational effectiveness by developing frameworks, processes and communications to drive success. Reporting directly to the President, this individual will work across departments in the organization to help develop and communicate our strategy, operating plans, and key insights. S/he will use data and insight to helps shape future strategy and to tell the story of Water.org's impact within a strategic context. S/he will facilitate innovation by managing execution of the philanthropic fund that fuels expansion at Water.org (New Ventures Fund) and by conducting ad hoc analyses to inform emerging approaches. S/he will support the Water.org President and team to develop organizational capacity through enhanced Board and staff communication and engagement.

Strategic Alliances

Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances – San Francisco, CA
The Senior Manager of Strategic Alliances is responsible for forging strategic fundraising partnerships with multi-national corporations and foundations, individuals and key multilateral development organizations. This requires close collaboration and strong working relationships across all departments at Water.org. This position will be based in San Francisco, CA (Water.org’s satellite office).


WaterCapital Portfolio Manager – Kansas City, MO preferred, will consider New York, NY or San Francisco, CA
The Portfolio Manager's main responsibilities are the development and monitoring of a strong investment portfolio that will enable WaterCapital to reach long-term impact investing goals. In collaboration with other members of the Portfolio team s/he will be responsible for building the pipeline of enterprises that meet the investment criteria of current and future funds administered by WaterCapital. Pipeline enterprises will include, but are not limited to, financial institutions, privately owned utilities, cooperatives, SMEs, and other water and sanitation-related enterprises. The Portfolio Manager will collaborate closely with local staff to introduce investment products to potential pipeline enterprises and cultivate relationships with qualified candidates. S/he will conduct due diligence on investment candidates and structure investments. S/he will be responsible for the execution/disbursement of investments and the subsequent portfolio monitoring and reporting.

WaterCapital is in a start-up phase, and the Portfolio Manager position will evolve quickly as the team grows and priorities change. The candidate must be highly adaptable to change and willing to play a variety of roles. S/he should be comfortable working remotely from other team members, including across borders. The position will require extensive domestic and international travel (up to 50%), particularly in the early stages of portfolio development.

International Programs

Bangladesh Research & Development Officer – Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Research & Development Officer is responsible for managing a variety of research and product development initiatives related to market-based financing of Water and Sanitation Services (WSS) in Bangladesh. This includes research about geographies, beneficiaries, financial institutions, governmental and non-governmental institutions, and other stakeholders in Bangladesh and possibly the South Asia region. This also includes support for evaluation activities of current Water.org programs in Bangladesh, as well as data collection and analysis. The Research & Development Officer will be responsible for synthesizing all findings, assisting in identifying potential new partners, and making recommendations for new WaterCredit financial products to increase the reach of Water.org in Bangladesh.

Senior Researcher – Kansas City, MO or San Francisco, CA
The primary purpose of the Senior Researcher is to design, generate, and manage a wide variety of water and sanitation research and evaluation projects to assess program and business model effectiveness, and contribute to Water.org's evidence and knowledge base to support program implementation and scale. This is a collaborative and facilitative role that demands focus and cultural sensitivity, and requires a highly-resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and analytical skills.

The Senior Researcher will work on the International Program (IP) team within its Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) unit and work with other members of the Water.org team within the IP and Global Advocacy teams and across other departments, as well as with staff members based in the US and Water.org country offices.

Special Projects Coordinator – Kansas City, MO
We seek a motivated and adaptive individual who will work on the International Programs (IP) team as a Special Projects Associate. This position will support the International Programs team as it executes its water and sanitation implementation activities, expands the scale of its operations, monitors and evaluates the outcomes and impact of its endeavors, advances learning in the international development sector, and advocates to remove barriers that prohibit everyone in the world from obtaining improved water and sanitation.

This position supports the Director of International Programs, who is based in Denver, Colorado. S/he will help to ensure smooth coordination and communication among key regional and functional areas of the International Programs team and its interactions with other departments. This individual will also serve as a “go-to” resource on a variety of projects that emerge over the course of our fiscal year, as well as the dedicated point of contact for all interdepartmental requests and activities.


Ethiopia Finance and Administrative Manager – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Finance and Administrative Manager is responsible for managing all general financial, administrative, and logistical tasks for the Water.org Ethiopia office. This includes activities such as managing accounts payable and receivable and accounting records, preparing financial reports required by Water.org and the Government of Ethiopia, managing the procurement process for office equipment and supplies, preparing office communications, maintaining relationships with office vendors, making travel arrangements for Water.org staff, scheduling appointments and receiving and hosting guests, and other tasks as assigned. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Ethiopia@water.org.

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