Director Funding and Strategy Job Placement – WaterAid

Organization: WaterAid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country Director
About Us:
WaterAid’s Vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water
and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe
water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities, WaterAid
works with partners to maximize its impacts for policy change/influence.  WaterAid works through supporting local
organizations and government authorities to design low cost sustainable
projects using appropriate and affordable technologies that can be managed by
the community itself.  WaterAid also
seeks to influence the policy change through government and other key
international organizations to secure and protect the right of poor people to
safe, affordable water and sanitation services.
Job Summary: The Director
Funding and Strategy will steer the strategic plan delivery and review through
enhancing the scale and quality of WaterAid’s programme work, ensuring its
quality documentation and communication. The incumbent will take lead in technical
program management initiatives, M&E effectiveness, and championing organisation
wide cross learnings. The jobholder will also lead all fundraising efforts for
WAU including planning, managing and ensuring the delivery of an agreed
fundraising budget in a bid to accelerate the growth of fundraising across a
diversified range of funding streams to achieve long term, sustainable CP
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategic Management:
Routinely monitor, analyse and provide
leadership on the implementation of Water Aid Uganda’s Country Programe
strategy, and ensure that CP strategic and operational objectives are achieved
Act as main lead on organizational planning and
reviews as a means to effective implementation of County Strategic objectives
and global aims.
Be a resource to the organisation by providing
advice, counsel, and coaching to teams in quality assurance.
Build partnerships and relationships which
generate donor funding.
Researching, identifying and cultivating
potential donors, managing and implementing a fundraising action plan covering
WAU’s major donors to satisfy current donor needs and maintain oversight of
Take lead in the development and implementation
of a fundraising strategy that underpins strategic goals to accelerate income
growth in a sustainable manner across a diverse range of income streams, build
capacity for fundraising and embed a culture of fundraising across the country
program teams
Donor Compliance and Reporting:
Monitor and coordinate compliance with donor
requirements, including grant reporting
Ensure contractual funding requirements are met
and delivered on time (reports, donor visits, evaluations, audits, etc.), and
utilization of funds does not exceed the budget.
Provide quality assurance for all aspects of
donor reporting.
Grants and Contracts Management:
Lead relationships management with donors.
Negotiate any required contract amendments or
addendums with the donor or member fundraising teams during the grant period.
Primary point of contact at CP for donors,
Regional Funding Manager, and member fundraising teams by responding to queries
in a timely effective manner.
Coordination & Networking: Identify, develop and service
sector strategic partnerships as well as co‐ordination of key stakeholders in a bid to maintain good relationships
with relevant agencies, institutions, donors and government officials at
national, regional and district levels.
Staff Management, Development and Organisation Learning:
Provide technical support and on-going on-the-job training and coaching to
staff in management and or technical subjects, including in particular a
thorough induction at the start of their contract.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the WaterAid Director
Funding and Strategy job placement must hold an  MBA with focus in Organisational Development,
Marketing, public relations or social sciences Knowledge of and training in
strategic planning, Organisational leadership, relationship building, Program
planning and Quality assurance Project and fund management
At least twelve years’ experience with six years
at senior level working in a developing country and/or humanitarian context.
Successfully leading, managing, building high
performing teams and developing capacity in professional finance teams.
Advanced written and spoken English
Previous exposure and experience in preparing
budgets & developing monitoring and reporting systems.
Demonstrable experience and competence in
networking and effective relationship building.
High level of diplomacy and tact
Working knowledge of international relationships
and reporting requirements Risk analysis and risk management experience
Highly Creative, Analytical and Strategic
Significant exposure and experience in leading
on participative monitoring and impact assessment Delivering WaterAid’s message
appropriately Strong ability to multi-task and work independently
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with updated curriculum
vita including contacts of three professional referees to: The Director
Executive Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, Diamond Trust
Building, Kampala Road, P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda via email to:
NB: Please include the
title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the
Deadline: 10th
November 2016
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