Young Water Solutions is excited to announce that we are looking for a new Programme Officer!

PROGRAMME OFFICER –  Job description

Young Water Solutions is in a growth phase with significant potential for expanding its activities in the years to come. For this exciting time, we are looking for a Programme officer for the Young Water Fellowship, who can help develop our organisation and assist the Programme Coordinator in all activities during the implementation, in particular with:

  • Review and help improve Fellows’ pilot project proposals;
  • Coach Fellows on WASH during the first stages of their social enterprises through calls and email exchanges;
  • Review monitoring and evaluation tools to assess projects’ impact;
  • Match Fellows with senior water experts as mentors using our database;
  • Support the planning and implementation stages of regional and national editions;
  • Organize the call for applications and selection of Fellows,
  • Occasionally travel abroad to monitor Fellows’ pilot projects;
  • Write reports on the different stages of the programme;
  • Support logistical arrangements for meetings and events;
  • Take a share of the daily administrative and organisational tasks;
  • Occasionally help with translations from English to French;
  • Other tasks as required


Knowledge, experience and skills


  • A degree involving significant water, sanitation or IWRM content. Experience on WASH/water management can replace formal education requirements.
  • Professional proficiency in English and French (writing & speaking).
  • Outstanding writing and presentational skills.


  • Proven administrative, organisational and project management experiences
  • Knowledge about entrepreneurship/business management and/or fundraising


  • Motivation to contribute to YWS’ mission and vision
  • Self-motivated, outcome-oriented, team player.
  • Proactive, flexible, hands-on personality.
  • Attention to detail and diligent work approach and method.
  • Able to work autonomously, set own priorities and deliver within agreed timescales.

Time assignment and location

An initial contract is offered for 70% full-time equivalent (27 hours a week) for a fixed duration of 8 months, ideally starting on September 1st 2019. There will be a probation period of six weeks.

Moreover, our ambition is grow as an organisation and therefore to offer the possibility to extend this contract and increase the time dedication. However, this will depend on the availability of confirmed funds. We are currently exploring an increasing number of additional programmes and projects. Based on current discussions, we are confident that we can discuss any extensions already before the end of 2019.

Gross salary and tax conditions can be shared upon request.

The job is based in Brussels (working rights in the EU or Belgium are a must).

To apply, submit your CV and motivation letter as soon as possible to, cc.

Deadline: Until position is fulfilled.