Water Resources Development Manager Non-profit Careers – WaterAid

Organization: WaterAid
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Water
Resources Development Manager will strengthen WaterAid Uganda’s (WAUs)
understanding and implementation of water resource management (WRM) approaches.
The incumbent will take lead in identifying local opportunities for deepening
the Country programme’s WRM approach. The jobholder will also generate
information to inform WaterAid’s contributions to discussions on water security
and factors that impact on the quality and availability of water resources.
Key Duties and
The Water Resources Development Manager will
identify water stressed areas among WaterAid supported programs with a view of
initiating a programme of participatory monitoring to establish the main
drivers y water stress.
Identify appropriate participatory methods for
monitoring groundwater levels, rainfall demand and land use cover taking into
account the capacities and resources that exist locally in the areas selected.
The jobholder will negotiate for water rights
with communities or water facilities to meet water supply demands
The incumbent will recommend new or revised
policies procedures, or regulations to support water resource or conservation
Ensure the development of reliable data base
that helps decision makers at different levels in order to improve the
investment flow arc sustainability of WASH facilities by providing accurate and
reliable WASH sector database
Keep up to date with new research and techniques
in the area of water resources management. Support the country programme and
partners at the field in the effective management of current water resources
In charge of building partnerships with
government institutions, donors, private sector and research institutions so as
to advance WAU’s strategic objectives.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the WaterAid Water
Resources Development Manager employment opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree
in Engineering, Water Resources Management/Hydro-geology or related fields
At least six years of relevant and proven
experience preferably in WASH sector, specializing in local level water
resources management.
Previous experience in hydro-geological data
analysis and interpretation.
Prior exposure and experience in drilling
techniques, site selection and drilling supervision
Previous experience in research
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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