Technical WASH Advisor - Natural Resources Stewardship Programme (NatuReS)

Reports to: Programme Component Manager

Duration: Until 30 September 2024


The Natural Resources Stewardship Program (NatuReS) is a global programme aimed at facilitating partnerships with private companies to secure natural resources, particularly in areas exposed to high water risks. Based on the partnership approach, the program promotes multi-stakeholder cooperation between the private and public sectors, as well as civil society to effectively manage natural resources in a sustainable manner. In doing so, the program builds on the work and successes of its predecessor programme the International Water Stewardship Program (IWaSP).  NatuReS currently operates in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda and South Africa. This position will support the activities in South Africa.

As a global programme, NatuReS collaborates on public-private partnerships to further improve the know-how and joint impact for meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To this end, NatuReS together with GIZ’s global Fit for Schools programme and Unilever PTY (Ltd) are working together in South Africa on an adapted WASH (Water, Sanitation, and hygiene) in Schools partnership. The project is aimed at strengthening operation and maintenance (O&M) of WASH services in selected South African schools as well as fostering resilience, preparedness and effective responses to COVID-19 and other future pandemic events.  It is highly collaborative and draws on the lessons, insights, instruments, and tools of a host of GIZ supported programmes. 

NatuReS is part of the GIZ Centre for Collaboration with the Private Sector (CCPS), which promotes private sector engagement in development initiatives.


The Technical WASH Advisor:

  • Responsible for overseeing the WinS (WASH in Schools) project implementation between Unilever, the Department of Education, GIZ and other leading NGOs  in South Africa. Together with South African partners and in close consultation with GIZ WASH experts, you will develop a comprehensive concept for WinS O&M for South Africa that is  inspired by the GIZ’s global Fit for Schools approach and its Unilever collaboration,
  • A draw lessons from the Unilever Domestos’ Cleaner Toilets, Brighter Future (CTBF)/janitor programme that is aimed at improving O&M of sanitation facilities through providing instructions, guidance, materials, and consumables on a school-by-school basis.
  • Support institutional strengthening activities for improved school management systems that combines infrastructure as well surface and environmental hygiene as responses to pandemic preparedness and emergency responses (PPR).  


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting:

A motivation letter (max. 1 page1) detailing why they should be the preferred candidate and the value they will bring to the work of NatuReS.

A detailed CV indicating their nationality.

Applications should be submitted to: with subject line

“Application for Technical WASH Advisor: Natural Resources Stewardship Programme (NatuReS) - South Africa” for the attention of Head of Human Resources.

Closing date for applications: 14 April 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!