5 SNV Non-profit Job Vacancies – WASH Advisers

Organisation: SNV
Netherlands Development Organisation
Duty Station:  Uganda
About SNV:
SNV is a non-profit
international development organization established in the Netherlands in 1965.
For over 40 years, SNV has been at the forefront of development, helping to
build local capacity and empower local families and communities to break the
cycle of poverty. We are present on the ground in 38 developing countries in
Africa, Asia, and Latin America and operate in Agriculture & Food Security,
Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Our more than 1,000
advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical
backgrounds, and over 80 per cent are nationals of the countries where we work.
SNV has been working in Uganda
since 1989. SNV works with over 80 local service providers to reach 200,000
families in over 100 districts. We focus on three sectors: Agriculture,
Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). We provide
market-oriented advisory services, facilitate evidence-based advocacy and
promote knowledge development aligned with Government of Uganda policies and
priorities in the local contexts of communities we serve.
Job Summary: The WASH
Advisers will work with our local service providers, providing coaching and
mentoring to improve their technical capacities, and providing guidance in
contract implementation. Our WASH advisers also maintain close contact with the
respective District Local Governments and the various government support
structures (e.g. TSU, UO). Our advisers usually have a specialty in one of the
WASH programme areas, though for now we have a preference for advisers with a
background in sanitation and hygiene promotion.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    specific technical assistance to the programme; preferred areas of
    expertise within the sanitation and hygiene sub-sector are demand
    creation, developing sanitation as a business, behavioural change and
    small town utility support. Ensure deliverables are met on time and within
  • Represent
    the program to key stakeholders within the community and government-
  • Actively
    coordinate program activities with partners, specifically district local
  • Offer
    guidance, mentoring and supervision of local implementing partners;
  • Submit
    monthly and quarterly reports.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field;
  • The
    applicants should have at least five to ten years of experience (depending
    on the specific positions), preferably in implementing donor-funded
    programmes in water and sanitation;
  • Significant
    experience in working with District Local Government and local civil
    society organisations;
  • Proven
    experience working cooperatively with a variety of local stakeholders,
    other projects and international agencies;
  • Fluency
    in English (written and oral).
  • Proficiency
    in Ugandan local language(s) an added value;
  • Preferably
    experience in working with gender-specific and youth-relevant
How to Apply: 
All candidates who desire to
join the SNV World should send a motivation letter, updated Curriculum Vitae,
names and contact details of two professional referees, Concrete examples of
proven experiences as indicated above and send to: uganda@snvworld.org.
Deadline: 12th November, 2014 by 17:00 Hours
Please clearly state the position applied for.

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