Senior Sanitation Business Development Specialist


Company Global Commun...
Category Sales
Location Accra
Job Status Fixed term (R...
Salary GHS
Education Master’...
Experience 10 years
Job Expires Jan 20, 2021
Contact ...

Company Profile

Global Communities is a development organization serving more than 20 million people worldwide each year. The organization’s mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic, and environmental conditions. 

Job Description


Global Communities is seeking a qualified individual to fill the Senior Sanitation Business Development Specialist role in its Accra office under the ongoing WASH For Health Program. This program focuses on delivery of water and sanitation infrastructure with emphasis on improving sanitation and health practices in selected districts in Ghana.

The purpose of this job is to spearhead efforts to expand and replicate the private sector Digni-Loo initiative to other countries in Africa and potentially other countries as well. This position will report to the Global Communities Ghana Country Director who led the development of the Digni-Loo in Ghana.

Duties will include:

  • Developing a strategy and business plan to expand Digni-Loo to other countries;
  • Carrying out poor-inclusive market assessments/Digni-Loo feasibility studies in other priority countries (or supervising consultants who may do this);
  • Keeping track of competitors in the plastic latrine space, their initiatives, investments, products and partnerships;
  • Identifying and developing partnerships with private sector businesses towards the expansion of Digni-Loo;
  • Identifying and mobilizing financial resources to support the Digni-Loo expansion initiative;
  • Preparing monthly progress reports for the GC Digni-Loo team and eventually to a Digni-Loo board of advisors;
  • Leading/supporting efforts to further innovate related sanitation products such as superstructures or sanitation facilities and services for safe management of on-site urban sanitation.
  • The duties listed above are not inclusive of all duties at Global Communities.  Global Communities reserves the right to change and update this position description at any time.


Required Skills or Experience


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or other relevant field
  • Knowledge on Sanitation Marketing and Market-Based approaches
  • Financial astuteness with demonstrable experience creating, managing and reporting against budgets
  • Proven knowledge and experience in the WASH sector
  • Demonstrated expertise and engagement with the private sector in the global development space


  • Proven experience in Project Development and Business Plan development
  • At least 10 years of experience in the global development space with expertise in building and expanding social enterprises (experience specifically in WASH and sanitation preferred)
  • In depth knowledge and experience of sub-Saharan African consumer markets, particularly in rural areas;
  • 5+ years of proven experience in similar positions allowing for expertise with diverse business functions, including finance
  • Proven experience developing and implementing financially viable and impactful business plans, sales strategies and streamlining supply chains for slow-moving consumer goods in the sanitation and hygiene market.
  • Proven experience establishing partnerships with International Financial Institutions (IFIs), NGOs and / or governments at the national and local levels
  • Experience in market systems development approach and engaging the private sector in addressing development challenges.


  • Entrepreneurial mind-set and experience with a focus on social impact
  • Strong organisational, leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Fluency in English and French, written and oral.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail
  • Adept at establishing and strengthening partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Values and upholds team engagement and transparent, inclusive communication with stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Ability to work cross-culturally with different teams
  • Effective at communicating remotely with staff, partners, and Board

Experience leading the scaling of a social enterprise focused on public health and / or sanitation goods in rural areas

Available to start soon after the recruitment process is completed.

How To Apply

Applications should be marked ‘Sanitation Marketing Coordinator’, should include both a cover letter and the most recent CV of the applicant. Applications should be sent to latest by 20th January 2021


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