WASH Programme Manager Job Placement – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:           WASH Programme Manager
Organization: Action Against
Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Action Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO. For
over thirty years, ACF  has been
implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene programs in the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions in
Job Summary: The WASH
Program Manager is responsible for managing the daily WASH activities carried
out in Yumbe base, in coordination with the Field coordinator and WASH
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will implement all the
    technical (construction, drilling, geophysics and hydro) and hygiene
    promotion work is completed with the desired quality and according to
  • Oversee the work of each team (drilling,
    geophysics, hydro, construction and hygiene promotion) and provide
    technical advice for both field and office work
  • Supervise and comment on the technical
    drawings, BOQ’s and technical specifications
  • Manage the timely preparation of and
    participate in the evaluation of bid documents
  • Work in close coordination with the
    Program Quality Coordinator  design
    and conduct the baseline assessments, KAP surveys, and follow-up
  • Manage the contracts for the WASH construction
    activities, in collaboration with logistics
  • Prepare monthly cash projections for
    authorisation by the Feld coordinator Ensure all programs are in-line with
    projected budget with the support of the PM.
  • Help organise regular monitoring and
    evaluation exercises for both staff and field activities to ensure a high
    quality of work.
  • Provide inputs to the process of proposal
    writing as may be required
  • Perform bi-annual WATSAN staff evaluations
    to identify strengths and weaknesses and set objectives for individuals.
  • Provide support in the preparation of
    donor reports with the assistance of the FieldCo and WASH coordinator.
  • Communicate any problems linked to the
    programmes to the Field Co and WASH.
  • Ensure that all teams have the necessary
    materials (in good condition) for the required tasks
  • Ensure internal orders and delivery
    requests for all materials are made in a timely manner by senior staff.
  • Establish maintenance plans with officers
    for all major equipment and ensure required services are performed.
  • Keenly teview monthly stock reports to
    keep track of consumable material use and advise PM on any large orders
    that will need to be made (equipment or consumable materials).
  • Facilitate coordination and relations
    between teams and partners
  • Lead monthly Officer/ Supervisors meetings
  • Assist with the ongoing revision of the
    ACF WASH strategy in line with the local context
  • Actively participate in the harmonisation
    of a WASH strategy with both ACF’s implementing partners and the District
  • Represent ACF externally
  • Hold regular meetings with District,
    sub-county and local officials to provide updates on ACF activities and
    encourage good cooperation
  • Attend WASH Cluster/ sector meetings at
    the District level
  • Attend donor meetings and field visits as
  • Act as the focal person for all
    contractors (in coordination with the construction team and Logistics).
  • Perform any other duties asked of you to
    support the work of the WASH team
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Action Against
    Hunger ACF WASH Programme Manager job opportunity should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree Preferred (Civil Engineering or related field)
  • At least five years’ experience of
    nutrition programs at national coordination level and experience with
    capacity building of health systems in developing contexts.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    community mobilisation and hygiene promotion (PHAST an advantage) and work
    with refugee settlements.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with
    construction practices and groundwater exploitation activities
  • Previous exposure and experience with
    INGOs in recovery and complex emergencies.
  • Previous experience with partnerships
    development and alliances will be an asset.
  • Good experience with nutrition and
    coverage surveys, and rapid nutrition assessments.
  • Knowledge of budget management
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    assessment, monitoring or evaluation of projects
  • Familiarity with Action Against Hunger
    core values and acceptance of Action Against Hunger principles
  • Excellent communication skills (written
    and oral) in English required
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in Excel and Word required.
  • Provision experience in the use of AutoCAD
    will be an added advantage
  • Capacity to organize and supervise the
    work of the team with strong ability to make decisions with minimal
  • Ability to speak Arabic, Madi, Dinka,
    Kakwa, Alur, Lugbara, Acholi, Nuer, Swahili will be an added advantage
  • The ideal candidate must be a resident or
    willing to reside in Yumbe
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications including a cover letter, CV (not more than 4 pages) with at
least three referees and a daytime telephone contract. For email applications
please note that attached documents should not be larger than 2MBs. All
documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBS will not
be considered. Address your email application to:
recruitment.ug@acf-international.org mentioning “WASH Programme Manager” in the
subject line.
Deadline: 10th March 2017

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