UWASNET NGO Jobs – Liaison and Networking Officer

Organisation: Uganda
Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
About UWASNET:
Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO
Network (UWASNET) is a National Network of International and National NGOs
working in the water and sanitation sector of Uganda. UWASNET has a membership
of over 200 NGOs that operate in different parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Liaison
and Networking Officer will co-ordinate UWASNET input on all issues of
consultation and information sharing including project work, research,
networking and members liaison. Mentor member officers of the umbrella
organisation by ensuring that they are kept fully up to date and appraised of
the latest developments in relation to issues of the Water and Sanitation
sector of Uganda. The incumbent will also actively promote and support the
development of UWASNET.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Coordination, collaboration
and manage partnerships at National and network level:
  • Carry
    out annual Physical Audit of all members and Update and review membership
    inventory
  • Support
    members to undergo quality assurance mechanism (QUAM) according to NGO and
    good governance standards
  • Strengthen
    Members, Region coordination and thematic working groups
  • Build
    and maintain direct relationships with WASH sector Partners and members to
    ensure networking and peer-to-peer learning and internally and other WASH
    Coalition members and partners.
  • Plan,
    coordinate and organise meetings including the preparation and
    presentation of reports, publicity material and other relevant
    documentation.
2. Learning and Documentation:
  • Document
    members, activities for dissemination, sharing and for annual NGO
    performance reporting
  • Support
    members in strategic learning events or sessions at relevant sector
    events, ensuring strategic participation of members sector activities
  • Responsible
    for the development and implementation of the communication strategy for
    the network
  • Set
    up and update communication and information management systems (web-based
    information, newsletter, reports and publications, etc)
  • Expeditiously
    follow up and analyze trends and new development in the WASH sector and
    share with members and other team members and Partners
  • Developing
    information products and lobbying materials for members and the other
    stakeholders
  • Works
    closely with the national and local media on advocacy messages
  • Ensuring
    dissemination of information to various stakeholders, and website
    management
  • According
    to needs, support knowledge generation, consolidation and dissemination on
    priority sector themes related to Water, sanitation and hygiene behaviour
    change at scale, effective monitoring, sustainability and equity.
  • Act
    as the main point of contact, response coordinator and lead on sharing
    information, and sector updates on a range of WASH related issues.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in Development
    communication / public relation/Social Sciences.
  • Five
    or more years’ experience with NGOs;
  • Working
    knowledge of the WASH sector is not a must
  • Knowledge
    of and experience in national and international development media work is
    essential.
  • Previous
    experience working with a vibrant network will be added advantage.
  • Open,
    dynamic, flexible and pro-active coordinator with vision, leadership
    skills and an antenna for relation management, who can work with a minimum
    of guidance
  • Excellent
    facilitation and communication skills with ability to interact across all
    levels
  • Excellent
    organization skills to manage a multi-partner organization structure
  • Excellent
    writing skills is a MUST
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their Applications and updated CVs with three professional
referees to the following address:
Executive Director, Uganda
Water and Sanitation NGO Network Plot 475 M Butabika Rd Luzira P. O. Box 33396,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: November 28th 2014.
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