Community & Partnerships Lead

Bujumbura, Burundi



Position Title

Community & Partnerships Lead

Reporting To

Chief Operations Officer

Duty Station


Starting Date


About us:

As a Christ centered organization, AMAZI WATER is the primary implementer of Burundian water projects, working to provide sustainable access to clean water in every community by 2028. 

          About the role:

The Community & Partnerships Lead plays a key role in Amazi Water’s efforts to facilitate principled engagement and strengthen partnerships with the government, relevant government ministries and agencies, NGOs, and churches. He/She also plays a vital role as the focal point of our CMT (Community Mobilization Team) and supports our overall Community-based program. The Community & Partnerships Lead will link all CMT activities at a national level for Amazi Water. The candidate will be expected to work with the Sanitation & Hygiene teams within the Operations team, and also work with other external partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders. Additionally, the candidate will document and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), trainings, mentorships, and supervisions.

         Core Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the PP/CMT, Regional Managers, and the Director of Operations to build and maintain positive and harmonious relationships with government, other relevant governmental bodies, NGOs, and church leaders.
  • Participate and represent Amazi Water in all government stakeholder’s meeting/engagement in relation to Amazi Water community development programs and promote Amazi Water mission and vision in any given opportunity.
  • Represent Amazi Water on some WASH sector meetings and facilitate collaboration.
  • Compile and synthesize relevant policy changes, laws, instructions, and governmental strategies and support in adapting our activities, inform advocacy efforts, and align our activities and processes with emerging governmental priorities.
  • Develop engagement strategies for each of the relevant government entities and document a detailed understanding of the Government of Burundi approval processes.
  • Facilitate compliance of activities with governmental requirements and raise issues affecting compliance to the Director of Operations/Executive Director and ensure programmatic rationales are in line with regulations.
  • Facilitate visits from the government to Amazi Water field operations and vice versa.
  • Assist the CMT in building and maintaining good relationships with local governmental bodies (ministries directorates, community leaders, etc.) and other influential partners.
  • Assist the Operations Department in preparing, reviewing, and documenting Memorandums of Understanding, Collaborative Agreements, and subsequent modifications as needed.
  • Provide capacity building for the Partnership Promoters (PP)/ CMT through trainings and systems implementation, develop training curriculums and oversees logistics for trainings and program implementation.
  • Develop and implement a mentorship program for the CMT.
  • Provide and support the development of a M&E and data systems on social impact and promote data collection systems to ensure timely data collection.
  • Work closely with the Regional Managers to provide performance reviews of the CMT.
  • Work closely with the CMT to raise awareness of Amazi Water activities and programs.
  • Other duties as required.

         Requirements for this position:

Educational level required:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social science, international relations, public health, political science, conflict resolution, or a water-related field is required.


  • At least five (5) years of working experience in partnerships or government relations, development, international relations or related fields
  • Experience in preparing and coordinating government and intergovernmental sessions involving various stakeholders and relevant documents is an advantage.
  • Experience working on development, political analysis, and peace processes.
  • Experience with M&E, reporting, and process improvement systems.

Role-Specific Knowledge & Experience:

  • Understanding of the Burundi community and cultural systems.   
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage multiple workloads with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Kirundi, French and English (both oral and written).


All Employees at amazi water must demonstrate the following qualities:

  • A love for Burundi
  • A love for Jesus Christ
  • Professional fluency of French, English, and Kirundi
  • Proficiency with email, Excel & Word
  • Ability with community development and social work
  • Ability with communicating with government offices and partners.
  • Understanding of the need and benefit of clean water.

Submission of Application

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify. Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the hiring manager.

Eligible candidates are kindly requested to submit a completed AMAZI WATER application by September 8th, 2023. 

We may close the application early if we receive sufficient applications before the closing date.

Only candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted. Eligible candidate’s applications will be kept for 12 months.