Thank you for your interest in WSUP. We are extremely proud of our work aimed at solving the global problem of inadequate water and sanitation, through enhanced financially viable service provision to low-income urban consumers. As you read through these pages I hope you will feel as impassioned as we do by the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of millions of people.
WSUP is an innovative response to the failure of existing systems to address the demand for water and sanitation in low income urban settings, created as a result of rapid urbanization in emerging markets. WSUP is unusual, if not unique: we were set up as a not-for-profit partnership to pool the competencies of our members, which are drawn from the for-profit, not-for-profit and academic sectors. We aim to develop commercially viable models, to understand what works at scale, to collaborate pragmatically across sectors, to learn from our experience and to share that learning widely. Our mission is to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation. We have a portfolio of programmes which improve service delivery to poor consumers with scalable models of delivery, which can be replicable by others. To date we have improved the water and sanitation of more than 7.7 million people.
Our models of delivery have been refined by experience; we recognise the key role played by municipalities and the potential of local businesses to deliver, and our role as a thought leader, policy influencer and advisor has grown.
We enjoy support from a range of institutions and sponsors, and resources are secure for the next few years. We are now focussing on longer term viability at least up to 2020 and on developing a response to the growing demand for our advice and services. WSUP Advisory is a new business unit intended to broaden our reach and ability to disseminate learning, as well as build new income streams for the organisation.
We are now recruiting for a new Director of Partnerships and Development to strengthen and develop our relationships with institutional partners and corporates and lead a growing fundraising team.
The Director of Partnerships will bring successful experience of establishing and implementing partnerships, engaging and building relations and managing key stakeholders across various sectors, in addition to expertise in securing income growth.
We are determined to find new ways to finance and deliver affordable, safe water and sanitation to tens of millions of people, whilst understanding the growing pressures on services and resources in an rapidly developing urban environment. If you have the skills and passion to be a part of turning this vision into reality, I very much look forward to hearing from you.