WaterAid International NGO Jobs – Senior Programme Coordinator Integrated WASH – Rural

Organization: WaterAid in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of IWASH Programme
About WAU:
WaterAid’s Vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water
and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe
water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities, WaterAid
works with partners to maximize its impacts for policy change/influence.
WaterAid works through supporting local organizations and government
authorities to design low cost sustainable projects using appropriate and
affordable technologies that can be managed by the community itself. 
WaterAid also seeks to influence the policy change through government and other
key international organizations to secure and protect the right of poor people
to safe, affordable water and sanitation services.
Job Summary: The Senior Programme Coordinator Integrated
WASH – Rural will be responsible for developing, leading, and directing the
programming function that ensures planned integrated WASH interventions (water
supply, sanitation promotion and construction) in the rural settings have
maximum impact and efficiency. The incumbent will also work closely with the
district local government and national levels, with the private sector and NGO
in the development of innovative water supply hardware delivery, water
resources management and delivery of innovative sanitary designs alongside
their promotion. The incumbent will be in charge of the day-to-day management
and successful implementation of our WASH service delivery. This includes
managing the implementation of quality WASH projects and related budgets, coordinating
WASH activities with other sectors of health and education.
Key Duties and
  • Significantly contribute towards the
    strategic planning of WAU’s Water Supply, Management and Sanitation design
    activities, aiming to maximise the provision of sustainable and equitable
    safe water, and adequate sanitation to the rural poor
  • Responsible for the development of Water
    Supply, Management and Sanitation designs and sustainability plans based
    on appropriate approaches and technologies as related to the different
    communities of WAU’s operations.
  • Work in liaison with the Senior Programme
    Coordinator School Wash (SWASH), you will also ensure that SWASH is
    embedded in all our rural programming work across all areas of our
  • Act as an extended arm and advisor to the
    SMT on all WASH technical components. You will be the lead person advising
    on issues of WAU’s partnership activities on Water and Sanitation
    infrastructure development, including design, technical specifications,
    construction or rehabilitation, testing, operation and maintenance.
  • Assist in the identification of action
    research opportunities, pilot, these best of practice low cost
    technological options in Water Supply, Management and Sanitation, scaling
    them up within the WASH networks through documentation and implementation
    within WAU’s partner organisations.
  • Offer management to partner technical
    teams, ensuring clarity over work plans and priorities, encouraging
    effective team-work across the districts as well as  having regular reviews to assess
  • Ensure that the District Integrated WASH
    Programme has adequate support for design and implementation of water
    supply and sanitation activities to the highest possible standards by
    promoting collaboration with strategic stakeholders in the WASH Education
    and Health sectors at both district and national levels.
  • Represent WAU at WASH cluster meetings,
    build positive working relationships with local communities, district
    government officials, other like minded sector players and where
    appropriate, donor representatives nationally and internationally.
  • Technically support the Head of Unit in
    project proposal writing as well as donor reporting.
  • Offer strategic support to WAU partners in
    WASH partnership plans development, implementation and management e.g. MPB
    planning partner, budget management, accountabilities, fund transfers,
    project reporting etc.
  • Responsible for ensuring WASH sector
    specific baselines are undertaken, appropriate monitoring systems are in
    place, and end of project assessments are completed to ensure practice
    evidence is available to influence change as a result of the project’s
    achievement of outputs and impact.
  • In collaboration with partners and other
    stakeholders, undertake detailed needs assessments, analysis and design
    appropriate project interventions to meet needs and strengthen local
  • Conducting participative planning
    activities in accordance with the partnership contract plan. Meeting
    regularly with individual partners in accordance with the above mentioned
    plan for partnership activity progress.
  • Develop and implement monitoring
    mechanisms that maximise the sustainability of WASH initiatives.
  • Assist with the writing of project
    concepts and proposals for donors, including developing budgets, also participate
    in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results, writing of
    donor project reports.
  • Identifying activities which will
    encourage the development of close working relationships with each
    individual partner; aiming to truly understand partner needs and issues.
  • Prepare multiyear budgets, carry out
    regular budget monitoring and reviews with support from Finance.
  • Collaborate with relevant authorities to
    carry out resource mobilisation for WaterAid’s work in safe water
    provision and ensure improved related capacities among partners for
  • Provide Capacity Building support to i.e.
    skills development, programming, fundraising etc.
  • Build knowledge capacities of all WAU’s
    implementing partners in appropriate water and sanitation technologies to
    enhance sustainability, equity and inclusiveness, efficiency and
  • Providing technical support, coaching,
    advice on development activities to partners in the fields of WASH
    implementation. Identify areas of learning and documentations from
    partners’ Sanitation and Hygiene work.
  • Ensure that WaterAid’s Water Quality,
    Sanitation, Pro-Poor Approach, CWRM, Risk Management, Health and Safety
    strategies/ guidelines/policies are implemented in all aspects WAU’s
  • Facilitating and supporting the
    involvement of partners in international meetings / sector meetings and
    developmental activities related to Water Supply and Management.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate must hold a Masters Degree
    in Water Engineering or Hydrology with an advanced degree in Public Health
    or Environmental studies or a Bachelors Degree in Water Engineering or
    Civil Engineering coupled with Post Graduate Training in Project
    Management training.
  • At least seven years’ proven experience in
    the WASH development sector conducting Water Supply work using project
    development tools, innovation and appropriate techniques.
  • Strong Technical knowledge for both design
    and construction of Water and Sanitation Resources.
  • Active participation in studies and
    research on WASH, its impact on social development.
  • Past exposure and experience of capacity
    building of NGO development partner organizations.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of urban
    and rural development in Water Supply alongside principles of sustainable
  • Good understanding of national public
    expenditure, Sector-wide approaches, development financing and functioning
    of government structures like decentralisation.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and
    leadership skills with commitment to WaterAid’s values and working styles.
  • Past experience and demonstrable qualities
    to effect change through coalition and partnership building
  • Commitment to addressing issues of Equity
    & Inclusion and pro poor approaches. Firm belief in gender equality,
    sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, participatory approach and sustainable
  • Possess the ability to engage in dialogue
    with policy makers and other high-level officials.
  • Excellent computer knowledge of packages
    like Excel, MS Word and Access
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested with a desire to work with
WaterAid should send their filled application forms, Download
and Apply Online at
the web link below.
Deadline: 31st July, 2014

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