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Appendix 11

Water Missions Country Program
Personnel Qualifications and Responsibilities


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Country Director
Job Description
Water Missions International is a Christian Ministry. Our mission is to provide access to safe water and an opportunity to hear the good news of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ to the hundreds of millions of people throughout the world who lack these basic essentials to life.

The Country Director position is key to the success of the overall ministry of Water Missions International. This role will have a tremendous impact on the effectiveness and growth WMI’s international programs.

As with all positions in the organization, this position is as much a calling as it is a job. The person in this position must sense a clear calling from God and a heartfelt passion for our mission. The person must be engaged in an active relationship with the Lord. He or she must be able to embrace and support the organization’s Statement of Faith.

Because our mission is global, urgent, and enormous, the person in this position must have the temperament and energy to be a leader in an entrepreneurial environment. The person must have the ability and be willing to fulfill multiple roles and tasks, and must not only be comfortable in, but be energized by, highly fluid, a rapidly changing work environment. This person must be able to grow professionally as the organization grows.

Under the direction of the VP of International Programs, the Country Director is responsible for initiating and developing new country programs, or reorganizing existing country programs to be sustainable and effective. The individual is responsible for evaluating in-country organizations and personnel with the goal of establishing partnerships and relationships that enable and promote WMI’s ministry, mission and statement of faith. The ability to build efficient and dependable in-country infrastructure is the key purpose of this position.

This position requires full time in-country residency. The presence of a Country Director would elevate the Country Program from the emerging category to either an affiliate or subsidiary country program category. Elevating the program to a higher level can only be accomplished if we are aligned with God’s will. Secondary to that it requires focused attention on building relationships and implementing the foundation for on-going development projects within the country. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Evaluate people and organizations for potential ministry partnerships
  • Prepare written budget proposals, program proposals and cost estimates
  • Perform Project Management tasks including using scope of work, project budget, project schedule, and periodic project status reports
  • Conduct field inspections and site assessments as well as train others in developing countries
  • Direct, monitor, and maintain regular communication with the start-up programs
  • Report country program performance against budget, goals and measures
  • Provide technical direction and assistance for in-country staff, volunteers and partner organizations
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to WMI staff, Board of Directors, Partners, Volunteers, and donors as needed

Minimum education and work experience
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in management and leadership positions
  • Demonstrated experience in Christian ministry, evangelism and discipleship
  • Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, AutoCAD/PowerCADD)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent analytical and supervisory skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent relationship and mentoring skills

Required Qualifications:
  • An understanding of and commitment to the mission to provide access to safe water and an opportunity to hear the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ to people in need throughout the world
  • A clear, God given calling to the Mission
  • Ability to mentor and disciple others in the Christian faith and ministry work
  • An understanding of and ability to work with Board Members, volunteers, and all levels of staff
  • Ability to command respect and confidence
  • Ability to lead team toward common goals, and overcome diverse obstacles
  • Ability to organize personal work load and maintain a well functioning office
  • Ability to work through complex issues and employ reasoning skills to solve problems
  • An intuitive sense of timing and appropriateness in relation to projects
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends when necessary
  • A self-starter who problem solves and follows through without prodding but knows when and how to ask for assistance and counsel
  • A level of impeccable integrity and stewardship that demonstrates to those who invest in WMI a sense of security and trust that their gifts are well used and invested
  • Ability to thrive in a highly fluid environment that can be very unstructured in times of emergency



Country Coordinator
Job Description
Water Missions International is a Christian Ministry. Our mission is to provide access to safe water and an opportunity to hear the good news of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ to the hundreds of millions of people throughout the world who lack these basic essentials to life.

The Country Coordinator position is key to the success of the overall ministry of Water Missions International. This role will have a tremendous impact on the effectiveness and growth WMI’s international programs.

As with all positions in the organization, this position is as much a calling as it is a job. The person in this position must sense a clear calling from God and a heartfelt passion for our mission. The person must be engaged in an active relationship with the Lord. He or she must be able to embrace and support the organization’s Statement of Faith.

Because our mission is global, urgent, and enormous, the person in this position must have the temperament and energy to be a leader in an entrepreneurial environment. The person must have the ability and be willing to fulfill multiple roles and tasks, and must not only be comfortable in, but be energized by, highly fluid, a rapidly changing work environment. This person must be able to grow professionally as the organization grows.

Under the direction of the VP of International Programs, the Country Coordinator is responsible for initiating and developing new country programs, or reorganizing existing country programs to be sustainable and effective. The individual is responsible for evaluating in-country organizations and personnel with the goal of establishing partnerships and relationships that enable and promote WMI’s ministry, mission and statement of faith. The ability to build efficient and dependable in-country infrastructure is the key purpose of this position.

This U.S. based position requires travel to developing countries to build relationships, and implement the foundation for on-going development projects within the country. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Evaluate people and organizations for potential ministry partnerships
  • Prepare written budget proposals, program proposals and cost estimates
  • Perform Project Management tasks including using scope of work, project budget, project schedule, and periodic project status reports
  • Conduct field inspections and site assessments as well as train others in developing countries
  • Direct, monitor, and maintain regular communication with the start-up programs
  • Report country program performance against budget, goals and measures
  • Provide technical direction and assistance for in-country staff, volunteers and partner organizations
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to WMI staff, Board of Directors, Partners, Volunteers, and donors as needed

Minimum education and work experience:
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in management and leadership positions
  • Demonstrated experience in Christian ministry, evangelism and discipleship
  • Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, AutoCAD/PowerCADD)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent analytical and supervisory skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent relationship and mentoring skills

Required Qualifications:
  • An understanding of and commitment to the mission to provide access to safe water and an opportunity to hear the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ to people in need throughout the world
  • A clear, God given calling to the Mission
  • Ability to mentor and disciple others in the Christian faith and ministry work
  • An understanding of and ability to work with Board Members, volunteers, and all levels of staff
  • Ability to command respect and confidence
  • Ability to lead team toward common goals, and overcome diverse obstacles
  • Ability to organize personal work load and maintain a well functioning office
  • Ability to work through complex issues and employ reasoning skills to solve problems
  • An intuitive sense of timing and appropriateness in relation to projects
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends when necessary
  • A self-starter who problem solves and follows through without prodding but knows when and how to ask for assistance and counsel
  • A level of impeccable integrity and stewardship that demonstrates to those who invest in WMI a sense of security and trust that their gifts are well used and invested
  • Ability to thrive in a highly fluid environment that can be very unstructured in times of emergency

Personnel Qualifications and Responsibilities
WMI Field Personnel
The Personal Qualifications are:
  • A Christian with a thorough understanding of the Great Commandments and the Great Commission
  • Good working and interfacing with people of all ethnic and social backgrounds and religious beliefs
  • Good technical skills
  • Ability to setup, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot water treatment equipment
  • Able to travel to remote locations on regular basis
  • Consistent lifestyle and behavior that bears a good witness to the Christian faith
  • Speak English
  • Able to drive

The General Job Responsibilities are:
  • Set up LWTS units
  • Work with communities
  • Trouble shoot water systems units
  • Train community leaders to operate and maintain water systems
  • Facilitate community health and hygiene programs
  • Implement and maintain system monitoring and evaluation programs
  • Work with regional and local partners
  • Maintain company equipment – truck, computer, printer, phone, etc.
  • Conduct Project Assessments to identify additional drinking water needs
  • Represent the Vision and Mission of Water Missions International



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