Project Manager (WASH) Job Placement – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title:     Project
Manager (WASH)
Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Mission
Grade: P3
About Us:
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), established in
1951, is the leading international intergovernmental organization dealing with
migration.  IOM works to help ensure the
orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international
cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical
solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to
migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
Job Summary: The Project
Manager (WASH) will be accountable and responsible for supporting the planning,
coordination, implementation and monitoring of all WASH projects in Uganda.
S/he will also act as focal point for all issues related to the refugee
emergency in the country.
Key Duties and
Manage the overall implementation of all WASH
projects in Uganda including technical and financial aspects in coordination
with the Resource Management Unit and in compliance with IOM policies and donor
Lead the WASH team in Yumbe and Moyo Districts
as well as Kampala to ensure uniformity in the response and adequate resource
allocation through coordination and monitoring. Oversee the recruitment and
performance of staff and consultants in coordination with relevant units of IOM
Develop and maintain work plans, implementation
strategies and expenditure plans to ensure timely execution of projects.
Prepare and submit donor reports and ensure
timely submission in line with donor requirements and IOM procedures and
standards. Prepare regular briefings, situation reports, and other material as
Carry out technical supervision of all
construction works such as piped water systems, latrine blocks and other
institutional sanitation facilities to ensure the works are of the highest
possible standard. Prepare technical progress reports and completion
certificates. Oversee the contract management for all contractors and work
closely with the Resource Management Department to ensure timely payment to
Develop and execute technical bidding documents
(BOQ, technical drawings) including for piped water systems in accordance to
Ugandan standards. Oversee the procurement process for construction contractors.
Oversee the work of various implementing
partners in the area of hygiene and sanitation. Ensure that WASH items are
effectively distributed to beneficiaries.
Build capacity of various stakeholders on best
and sustainable practices in the WASH sector including of community-based water
implementation committees.
Develop sustainability strategies for IOM WASH
interventions particularly for piped water systems, including operations and
management (O&M) schemes.
Work closely with the Ministry of Water and
Environment, District Water Officers, Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR,
UNICEF and other stakeholders as necessary to ensure IOM interventions are
aligned to national standards and priorities.
Represent IOM in WASH sector meetings and other
emergency coordination mechanisms as need.
Spearhead resource mobilization efforts for
Uganda’s WASH portfolio. This will include donor liaison, project proposal
development and positioning IOM vis-à-vis various stakeholders.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in
Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or a related field from an accredited
academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional
Previous experience in managing WASH project in
an emergency setting with a focus on construction supervision of WASH
Skills and knowledge on the planning, design,
execution and supervision of piped water systems is essential;
Good track record of working with government
officials, UN agencies, NGO and communities in the execution of WASH projects;
Familiarity with the analysis of sectoral
policies and budgets;
Experience liaising with donors, government
officials and other stakeholders and a proven track record of resource
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
Extensive knowledge and experience working with
IOM’s administrative procedures a distinct advantage.
Fluency in English is required.
Personal Competencies:
Accountability – takes responsibility for action
and manages constructive criticisms;
Client Orientation – works effectively well with
client and stakeholders;
Continuous Learning – promotes continuous
learning for self and others;
Communication – listens and communicates
clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new
ways of improving programmes or services;
Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective
partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
Performance Management – identify ways and
implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
Planning and Organizing – plans work,
anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
Professionalism – displays mastery of subject
Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team
environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and
promotes equal gender participation;
Technological Awareness – displays awareness of
relevant technological solutions;
Resource Mobilization – works with internal and
external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit
their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system at the link below.
Deadline: 1st
November 2017
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