Who is Global Water Center?
Global Water Center (GWC) is a forward-thinking nonprofit organization based in Charleston, South Carolina.
GWC’s unique contribution to the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector is to work to end the global
water crisis through a four-pronged Strategy – Incentivize Collaboration among all organizations working in the
WASH sector, Incentivize those organizations to comply with Performance and Quality Standards that optimize
the probability that their projects will be sustainable, provide Training and Support services that enable the
organizations to meet the standards, and provide Monitoring, Evaluation, and Response services that ensure
projects are working as designed.
To accomplish this, GWC mobilizes internal and external experts to aid in assessment, design, implementation,
and monitoring of projects as a service to water sector organizations in low- and middle-income countries.
The Global Water Center’s work environment is fast-paced, dynamic, and flexible. Candidates should be
comfortable working in a start-up environment, balancing the need for flexibility, structure, and procedure.
See more at www.globalwatercenter.org
What is the opportunity?
This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Technical Services of the Global Water Center. The
position is responsible for serving as a Subject Matter Expert, supporting the GWC’s mandate to provide
engineering design, technical review of documents, in-person and virtual training, installation and operation of
monitoring equipment, third-party project inspections, and various means of proactive communication with
partner organizations. The position will ensure the application of sound engineering principles, excellent
analytical skills, and quality written and verbal communication to a variety of water organizations worldwide.
The position will serve as a lead trainer for both virtual and in-person training offered by the GWC and in
partnership with technical training schools.
The person filling this position will have experience in the fundamentals of engineering design, specifically in
the area of designing and installing solar powered water systems in diverse contexts. The person will also be a
gifted teacher with experience leading participatory, hands-on training.
International travel is a key part of this job and is anticipated to be up to 40% of the time (is likely 6-8 times at
1-3 weeks per trip). Domestic travel 1-3 times per year may be required with a duration of 2-5 days.
This position is either based at the Global Water Center HQ in Charleston, SC, or remote.
Key responsibilities include:
• Model the Global Water Center’s core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity and work with
colleagues, partners, prospects, vendors, and the public in a spirit of humility and generosity.
• Represent the Global Water Center’s brand to external audiences including potential funders,
partners, subject matter experts, training partners, and training customers.
• Serve as an in-house Subject Matter Expert in support of the Global Water Center’s Global Learning
Solutions division by aiding in training material development and quality control of third-party content.
• Support the GWC’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Response (MER) initiative by 1) the developing
technical monitoring and evaluation services for on-site evaluations with partners, and 2) supporting
the development of the online MER platform.
• Develop and analyze engineering documentation and designs for water projects in lower and middle
income countries. Provide technical evaluations and assistance for partners through site visits and
• Lead in person and virtual training in cross-cultural environments. At this time, training is focused on
solar powered water systems, though the scope is expanding rapidly.
• Work within cross-cultural environments with humility with an intentional focus on overcoming
stereotypes and language barriers.
• Work simultaneously on multiple projects and ensure work is done with excellence within an agreed
upon scope, schedule, and budget.
• Maintain good communications with multiple partner organizations and team members across
multiple countries and time zones.
• Assist in the development of engineering standards for worldwide projects.
What is required?
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
• Master’s degree is preferred
• PE is preferred
• 5+ years of engineering experience
• 2+ years of experience designing and installing solar powered water systems is preferred
• Proven experience working cross culturally
• Proven experience in providing cross cultural technical training
• Proven experience in designing and installing solar powered water systems
• Legal authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship and/or US Passport
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Knowledgeable skills with office computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and engineering programs such as EPANET, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, etc.
• Team Player
• High attention to detail
• Excellent analytical skills
• Experience working in lower and middle income countries
• Ability and willingness to travel internationally
• Fluent written and spoken English required
• Fluent written and spoken French or Spanish is an asset
How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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