Jonathan Hecke

Senior Project Coordinator, ApaSan Project, Moldova (until 05.2019)

Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management specialist

Areas of expertise

  • water supply and sanitation management
  • solid waste management
  • general project planning and management in multi-disciplinary programmes
  • evaluation of development cooperation and humanitarian aid / reconstruction programmes and projects
  • knowledge management

Jonathan Hecke has 30 years of professional experience as a project manager and as a consultant in the fields of solid waste management, water supply, sanitation and wastewater treatment in a variety of institutional settings in Europe and in low- and middle-income countries. His interest and practical experience is focussed in the development, design and implementation of engineering and management solutions that integrate technical, economic, institutional, socio-cultural and environmental aspects.

Key data

Qualification (Institute) Civil Engineer (Dipl. Ing TH), MSc in Water and Sanitary Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Working languages English, Spanish, German, French, Romanian
Nationalities Swiss, German, Chilean
Years of Experience +30
Country experience and regional expertise Africa: Burkina Faso, Congo RDC, Mali, Senegal, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroun

Asia: Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan

Americas: Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua

Europe: Switzerland, Germany, Moldova, Kosovo, Ukraine

Select projects, roles, achievements and publications
  • Project Coordinator, Water and Sanitation Project Moldova (ApaSan)
  • Evaluations, mid-term-reviews, strategic and operational planning services provided in 15+ countries
  • Post-disaster damage assessments, intervention planning and programme evaluations (East Asia tsunami 2004, Nicaragua hurricane 2007, Pakistan and Haiti earthquakes 2005 and 2010)
  • Long-term management responsibilities in water and sanitation programmes in West Africa (4y), Chile (7y) and Moldova (8y)
  • Organizer and facilitator of international workshops and thematic study tours
Key clients
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC / ADA)
  • WB W+S Program
  • WHO
  • Swiss international NGOs: Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Caritas Switzerland, HEKS-EPER, Swiss Red Cross, Terre des Hommes Switzerland
  • ACF Action contre la Faim France / AAH Action against Hunger UK
Affiliations and networks
  • SDC’s water network ResEAU
  • CWG, Collaborative Working Group on Waste Management in low-and middle-income countries