World Bank WMDP Job Vacancies – Project Support Officer at Ministry Of Water and Environment

Organization: Ministry Of
Water and Environment
Project Name: Water
Management & Development Project (WMDP)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Commissioner,
Water Resources Planning and Regulation
Project ID: PI23204
About US:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received financing from
The World Bank towards the cost of the Water Management & Development
Project. The Government intends to apply part of the proceeds for eligible
payments under consultancy services.
Job Summary: The Project
Support Officer will provide technical support to Component 1 of Water
Management and Development Project (WMDP) in order to improve coordination and
implementation of project activities under the approved work plan. Ensures
timely reporting, monitoring and evaluation of project activities. The Project
Support Officer will support the Component Manager in provision of
administrative and logistical support to the Project Team, coordination of
project activities, and component management and supervision.
Key Duties and
  • Offer technical support in the preparation
    of procurement plans, work plans, and budgets under Component 1 of WMDP
  • Actively coordinate regular dialogue and
    interactions among the project team, with the rest of Directorate of Water
    Resources Management (DWRM) staff, project partners and stakeholders
  • Render support the DWRM project team to
    coordinate, harmonize and integrate different activities in order to
    create synergy and maximize benefits.
  • Work closely with the Procurement Officers
    to ensure that procurement of various goods and services is undertaken in
    a timely manner following the procurement plan and guidelines
  • Liaise with the Financial Management
    Specialist to coordinate requisition and accountability of project funds
  • Actively coordinate field activity
    scheduling and day to day implementation of project activities
  • Keenly track the general implementation
    status in line with achievement of set targets
  • Offer support in the monitoring of
    implementation and achievement of Component 1 objectives.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Economics or
    related areas and a Master’s degree in any of the following: Project
    Planning and Management, Economics, Management, Social Policy or other
    relevant discipline.
  • At least ten years’ general experience in
    planning, project management, or monitoring and evaluation. He/she should
    have a minimum of three (3) years specific experience in preparation of
    workplans, budgets and progress reports; coordination of projects; and
    provision of administrative, technical and logistical support to projects.
  • Excellent track record of building the
    capacity of teams and creating an environment of coordination.
  • Exhaustive knowledge of the country’s
    water and environment sector is key.
  • Strong managerial, supervision and
    leadership skills.
  • Good presentation skills in order to
    disseminate information to Government Institutions and international
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills. Should be fluent in English.
  • The candidate should have a high level of
    interpersonal and management skills and ability to work with teams in the
    organization at all levels.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight
  • Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word,
    MS Excel and Internet/ Email is a mandatory requirement.
NB: A Consultant will be
selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant (IC) method set out in
the Consultant Guidelines. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to
paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of
Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank
Borrowers, dated January 2011 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the
World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
How to Apply: 
All qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit
Expression of Interest and CV with a day phone contact, address and an email
address to:
The Head, Procurement and Disposal Unit – Room 128, Ministry of Water
and Environment Plot 22/28 Port Bell Road, Luzira. Kampala, Uganda
NB:  Please attach copies of all academic
Deadline: 3rd
November, 2014 by 16:00hrs Ugandan Time.

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