USAID International Relief & Development (IRD) WASH Project Jobs – Governance Advisor

Organisation: International Relief & Development (IRD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About IRD:
International Relief & Development has an upcoming five year $25 million – $75 million USAID Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program.  The overall goal of USAID’s WASH program in Uganda is to accelerate sustainable improvement in water and sanitation access and improve hygiene behaviors in the target districts. To accomplish that requires the Contractor to execute tasks which contribute to five distinct outputs:
  • Increase use of improved household sanitation;
  • Strengthen national and district water and sanitation governance;
  • Expand key hygiene behaviors at home, school and health facilities;
  • Improve management of small town water supply and sanitation services.
Job Summary: The Governance Advisor will have primary responsibility of offering technical direction and implementation of the design and management of water and sanitation systems, particularly in rural and peri-urban areas.  The Governance Advisor must demonstrate exceptional technical leadership to strengthen the transparent use of resources and enable citizen engagement in planning and monitoring to produce results in WASH provision at the national and local government authority levels.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support technical requirements related to all governance activities, including project results and deliverables, in accordance with project.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify interventions and scale up best practices.
  • Foster close working relationships with the Ministry of Water and Environment, the National Water and Sewerage Corporation and other national counterparts on WASH activities
  • Build and nurture key partnerships among regional (Technical Support Units, Water Management Zones, etc.), district (District Water Office) and community level actors (District Water and Sanitation Coordination Committees, Water User Associations, etc.).
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants must possess master’s degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience providing technical leadership in design, management and governance for both water supply and sanitation activities.
  • Subject matter expertise in participatory approaches for governance, decentralized governance structures, local capacity building.
  • Past experience championing effective and sustainable service provision for water and sanitation services.
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of  the political, social and cultural context of Uganda.
  • Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to Apply Online by Clicking on the web link below.

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