Request for Proposals – Lazos de Agua Program Manager

Following the successful implementation of the first phase of Lazos de Agua, the Program's conveners are now looking to recruit a program manager who will be responsible for overseeing and executing the second phase of Lazos de Agua.

While the implementation of the current phase of the Program was underway, the Program Conveners started reflecting on how the current phase and the A·B·C for Sustainability™ model could be scaled out and how lessons learned could be captured to ensure a greater impact in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). As part of this reflection, One Drop Foundation along with four Executing Partners of the first phase of Lazos de Agua developed a detailed proposal for the second phase of the Program which was approved by the Conveners.

Therefore, the Program Conveners are seeking to select and hire a Program Manager to implement and manage the second phase of the Program; to coordinate and give strategic and operational guidance in the design, implementation and monitoring of projects according to the guidelines of the Program; to ensure that the required technical assistance is provided to the Executing Partners in accordance with the needs of each Project; and to manage relations with Conveners of the Program and report back to them. As in the first phase of Lazos de Agua, Social Art for Behaviour Change™ (SABC) and sustainability must be at the core, and its projects must be based on the A·B·C for Sustainability™ model blended with the approaches or models of Executing Partners, when appropriate.

The Lazos de Agua Program (LDA) is a multi-stakeholder partnership of One Drop Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The Coca-Cola Foundation and FEMSA Foundation (referred as the program Conveners). The first phase of Lazos de Agua provided access to drinking water and improved sanitation and hygiene to more than 235,000 people in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Paraguay by December 2022. In each of these five countries, One Drop Foundation, as the Strategic Implementing Partner (SIP), provided specialized technical assistance and worked with Executing Partners and, in some instances, with national governments to implement the activities of the program to achieve the desired outcomes and impact.

Social Art, and sustainability are at the core of this innovative Program, which adopts a systems-based approach to contribute to improving living conditions in Latin America. Lazos de Agua introduces the Social Art for Behaviour ChangeTM (SABC) approach in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector and develops its projects based on the One Drop Foundations’s A·B·C for SustainabilityTM model.

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