Relief International (RI) NGO Careers – Utility Specialist: Water

Organisation: Relief
International (RI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
About RI:
International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian organization and home to
teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming
adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By
partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI
innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community
Job Summary: The Utility Specialist: Water will be responsible for offering
technical support to program implementation in one or more of the following
technical areas and other related areas as appropriate(areas in bold will be
emphasized): Rural Water Supply, Water Well Drilling, Well Maintenance, and
Repair, Water Storage, Service Provider Management, Urban Water Supply and
Distribution, Water Treatment, including Point-of-Use and Community Treatment,
Water and Wastewater User Tariff and Subsidies Scheme Development, &Water
and Wastewater Utilities Performance, including Operation and Maintenance.
Key Duties and
  • Serve as the primary point
    of contact with RI’s Country Director with regard to day-to-day
    implementation and management matters relating technical water program
  • Lead specific studies and
    assessments if required.
  • Offer direct technical
    support in one or more of the areas indicated in the position summary.
  • Oversee and manage staff
    working for the program and provide guidance to staff on issues related to
    program implementation.
  • Establish and maintain
    systems for program operations in accordance with RI policies and
  • Perform any other duties as
Skills and Experience: 
The position requires a minimum number of years of relevant professional
experience along with a degree relevant to the position summary as follows:
  • A minimum of eight years of
    relevant professional experience required if applicant has received Ph.D.
  • At least ten years of
    relevant professional experience, if applicant has received an A.B.D. or
  • Minimum of twelve years of
    relevant professional experience, if applicant has received M.S., M.A., or
  • Minimum of fifteen years of
    relevant professional experience, if applicant has received A B.S., B.S.,
    or B.A.
  • Minimum of twenty years of
    relevant professional experience, if applicant has received less than a
    Bachelor’s degree.
position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve
results in a demanding and fast paced environment and who has:
  • Solid background and knowledge of USAID Rules
    and Regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, public
    speaking, and strategic planning skills required.
  • Professional proficiency in Swahili preferred.
  • Professional proficiency in English speaking,
    reading, and writing required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple
    priorities, deadlines, & tasks efficiently
  • Excellent time management skills and
    resourcefulness with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
    Ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including
    patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.
    Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced,
    stressful environment. Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties
    and work irregular hours.
How to Apply: 
candidates who are suitably qualified should send a cover letter with your
updated resume containing the following information:
  • Number of years of relevant technical
  • Degrees
  • Number of years of experience in International
  • Countries worked in and number of years in the
    following regions:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Other
  • Languages proficiency in Speaking, Reading, and
    Writing.  For each language, please
    state your level of proficiency using the following codes:
  • Language           
  • Speaking Proficiency Level
  • Reading Proficiency Level
  • Writing Proficiency
    • Level 0 – No Proficiency
    • Level 1 – Elementary
    • Level 2 – Limited Working
    • Level 3 – Professional
      working proficiency
    • Level 4 – Full professional
    • Level 5 – Native or
      bilingual proficiency
How to Apply: 
candidates who wish to join Relief International should Apply Online at the web
link below.
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