Head WASH and Wealth Career Opportunity – WaterAid

Job Title:    Head WASH and Wealth
Organization: WaterAid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: 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 Head WASH
and Wealth will offer support in demonstrating the contribution of WASH to
increased productivity, higher standards of living and more productive assets.
Making an economic case for WASH using evidence synthesis for its contribution
to enhancing a productive populace, ensuring sustainable development, job creation,
productivity and income enhancement with the ability to attract domestic and
direct foreign investments. The jobholder will lead on economic analysis and
developing content of the country strategy paper, defining the WASH and wealth
agenda for the country strategy.
Key Duties and
Technical Support and Oversight:
high quality macro analytical work through analysis and modelling, to support
WASH programs positioning in Uganda’s economic growth and fiscal policy.
and participate in Uganda economic policy dialogue and utilise
continuous economic analysis steer debate and advocate for WASH prioritisation.
any other tasks related to developing knowledge on WASH contribution through
macroeconomic modelling/forecasting, monitoring and due diligence.
participate in the design, preparation and dissemination of analytical economic
work and reporting, including bi-annual WASH and Development economic
contribute to the drafting of presentations, memos, reports, notes, briefs,
blogs, and analytical findings as per WAU country program needs.
in liaison with colleagues in partner agencies especially government and
donors to transfer experience and collaboratively deliver on enhancing the WASH
economic debate
WASH in economic, political, or social trends
out research on WASH and economic topics focusing on the following
for the development of programs or policy recommendations to achieve
WASH goals in cost-effective ways.
research proposals and grant applications to obtain private or public funding
for WASH and economics studies and demonstrations.
out research to study the relationships between WASH problems and
patterns of economic production and consumption.
research on WASH and its impact on industrial or development activities
the costs and benefits of various activities, policies, or regulations that
affect water and sanitation resources.
and deliver presentations to communicate WASH and economic study results, to
present policy recommendations, or to raise awareness of WASH consequences to
economic development
Strategic Management;
Work effectively
within a matrix organizational structure with staff in the other program
pillars as well as finance to ensure that all the programme activities are in
line with the influencing objectives.
that WASH service delivery follows the core value of equity and
inclusion through mainstreaming equity and inclusion in the projects implemented
with government
the WASH economic agenda by ensuring the shape and content of all programs at
the field level are designed to generate evidence and excellence that
can be utilized at regional and national level
for generating consistent critical analysis on the national, regional and
district level political economy which will inform and shape partnership with
government as well as investments.
WAU at different meetings and forums, nationally/internationally as
assigned by line management
Networking and Partnerships:
for building partnerships with government institutions, donors, universities,
private sector and research institutions so as to advance WAU’s strategic
networks of supporters by sharing WAU’s key messages.
WAU in key sector events nationally or globally as assigned
Resource Mobilization:
in liaison with the Director Programmes, Fundraising and Strategy Director to
develop concept notes for mobilizing sufficient resources for the CP
strategic priorities.
case stories and share with the fund raising team for mobilizing resources
locally or globally from funding agencies.
Monitoring and Reporting:
monitor implementation of the WASH and wealth unit programme and prepare
key reports on the basis of organizational policies and procedures including
monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reports.
high-quality, well-written and timely reports meeting donor and WAU requirements.
contribute to the preparation of other organizational reports, biannual and
annual reports.
supervise all staff in the unit, support recruitment, supervision, performance
evaluation and capacity development of these positions.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the WaterAid Head WASH
and Wealth career placement must hold a Masters
level qualification in Business Administration with focus in business
development, Marketing, Entrepreneurship or other related discipline.
least ten years’ experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian
context, with prior experience in senior programme management or working
towards senior programme management.
exposure and experience in wealth creation initiatives among poor communities
management and communication skills with the ability to motivate, support and
mentor staff to produce results
report writing skills and communication skills
experience in business development within private sector is desirable
experience in designing and implementing behaviour change activities.
exposure and experience working within a Consortium, or a project with multiple
written and spoken English
exposure and experience in programme design and successful proposal
experience and competence in networking and effective relationship building
with peers, donors and government. High level of diplomacy and tact
awareness and sensitivity
to work to deadlines and under pressure
proven delegation, time management and prioritising skills
patient and adaptable to a changing environment.
interpersonal, communication and team building skills.
networking abilities
people management capabilities
public speaking ability in English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
updated CVs and motivation letters to: WAUrecruitment@wateraid.org including
three work related referees. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
NB: In order to apply for
this role, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Uganda.
Deadline: 16th
November, 2016
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