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

Project Accountant – Kansas City, MO
The Project Accountant will further the cause of Water.org’s mission by processing outgoing payments, completing accounting for international offices and projects, assisting with compliance reporting and actively participating on the Finance and Administration team. The position is located in Kansas City, Missouri and reports to the Senior Project Accountant.

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

WaterCapital Financial Analyst - Contract – Kansas City, MO
In 2015, Water.org launched a new initiative, WaterCapital, to raise social impact capital to target investments in water supply & sanitation enterprises in the developing world serving those at the base of the economic pyramid. The Financial Analyst will provide necessary research and analysis to help launch and manage this effort. This contract position will be based in Kansas City, MO, the headquarters for Water.org and WaterCapital. To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume to positions@water.org.

International Programs

Bangladesh Country Director – Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Country Director for Bangladesh is a management position that is directly accountable for leadership of the country office operations, human resources management, and program expansion in the assigned country. S/he is additionally responsible for participating as a key contributor to global advocacy efforts, development of a country-level strategy, and oversight of the successful implementation of programs and partnerships in the assigned country.

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.

Portfolio Manager, Latin America – San Francisco, CA or Kansas City, MO
We seek a highly motivated, adaptive, and creative International Portfolio Manager to provide strategic, technical, and operational oversight of and support to existing programs and engagements with in-country partners, execute initiatives funded by major donors, assist in exploring new geographies and channels as needed, develop ongoing pipeline of new projects, and participate in evaluation, learning, and capacity development activities. This full-time position will be based in Kansas City, MO (headquarters) or San Francisco, CA (satellite office), with regular travel to Latin America. The International Portfolio Manager will report to the Senior Regional Manager, Latin America and work closely with the regional staff in countries with Water.org programs. He/she will also work with other members of the Water.org International Programs team and other US-based teams. The person in this position must be fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Portfolio Manager, South Asia – San Francisco, CA or Kansas City, MO
We seek a highly motivated, adaptive, and creative Portfolio Manager to provide strategic, technical, and operational oversight of and support to existing programs and engagements with in-country partners, execute initiatives funded by major donors, assist in exploring new geographies and types of partnerships, develop an ongoing pipeline of new projects, and participate in evaluation, learning, and capacity development activities. This full-time position will be based in Kansas City, MO (headquarters) or San Francisco, CA (satellite office), with regular travel to South Asia. The Portfolio Manager will report to the Senior Regional Manager of South Asia and work closely with the regional staff in countries with Water.org programs. He/she will also work closely with other members of the Water.org International Programs team and other US-based teams.

Water.org provides innovative, market-based solutions that change lives every day through safe water and sanitation.

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