Relief International (RI) Non-profit Careers – Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building Specialist: Water

Organisation: Relief
International (RI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
About RI:
Relief 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 development.
Job Summary: The
Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building Specialist will be
responsible for providing 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): 
Community Development and Participation, Social
Science/Anthropology/Gender Analysis, Conflict Resolution, Environmental Law,
National and/or International fisheries “Codes of Conduct” Management Agreement
Development and Implementation, Natural Resource Subsidy Management, Property
Rights Management, Strengthened Enforcement Capacity and Judicial Systems,
Transboundary Water Resources/Water Rights, etc.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Serve
    as the primary point of contact with RI’s Country Director with regard to
    day-to-day implementation and management matters relating to institutional
    strengthening and capacity building water program issues.
  • Take
    lead on 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 procedures.
  • Perform
    any other duties as needed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The position requires a minimum
number of years of relevant professional experience along with a degree(s)
relevant to the position summary as follows:
  • At
    least eight years of relevant professional experience required if
    applicant has received Ph.D.
  • Minimum
    of ten years of relevant professional experience, if applicant has
    received an A.B.D. or J.D.
  • Minimum
    of twelve years of relevant professional experience, if applicant has
    received M.S., M.A., or M.B.A.
  • 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.
This position demands a dynamic
individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and
fast paced environment and who has:
  • Possess
    a solid background and knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations.
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic
    planning skills required.
  • Professional
    proficiency in Swahili preferred.
  • Professional
    proficiency in English speaking, reading, and writing required.
  • Proven
    ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, & tasks efficiently
  •  Possess 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.
  •  Proven 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: 
All candidates who are suitably
qualified should send a cover letter with your updated resume containing the
following information:
  • Number
    of years of relevant technical experience
  • Degrees
  • Number
    of years of experience in International Development
  • Countries
    worked in and number of years in the following regions:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Latin
  • Middle
  • 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
    • Level 0 – No Proficiency
    • Level 1 – Elementary Proficiency
    • Level 2 – Limited Working Proficiency
    • Level 3 – Professional working proficiency
    • Level 4 – Full professional proficiency
    • Level 5 – Native or bilingual proficiency
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
Relief International should Apply Online at the web link below.
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