Fresher Project Officer NGO Career Opportunities – SNV

Organization: SNV
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation was founded in the Netherlands
over 50 years ago and has built a long-term, local presence in 38 countries
across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of advisors use their
specialist expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene to contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world
today. SNV has been working in Uganda since 1989 and is currently working in
108 districts. Our advisory services are in line with Ugandan policies and are
tailored for specific Ugandan organisations, enterprises and districts. SNV
would like to implement an anticipated WASH Programme.


About DFID Project:
SNV was engaged by DFID under the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Results
Challenge


Fund (WASH RCF) to reach 2.73 million people with hygiene promotion and
support at least 2.084 million people to gain to access to sanitation by
December 2015. This Programme is implemented in nine countries namely:
Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and
Zambia. The programme enabled first time access to sanitation by reaching out
to 1.844 million people by December 2015. In Uganda, SNV is implementing this
exciting programme in a total of fifteen districts that are spread in two
regions namely Rwenzori region, and West Nile region.

Job Summary: The Project
Officer will be responsible for supporting sanitation businesses to produce and
sell sanitation services and products as well as coordinate sanitation behavior
change interventions in the assigned districts. He/she will influence both
personal and domestic sanitation and hygiene practices through sales and
marketing approaches.

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Planning: Proper planning of the work schedules in
consideration of logistics constraints, community constraints and participation
of female and persons with disabilities in the field activities.
Mobilisation:
  • Effective mobilization of entrepreneurs
    and relevant stakeholders to participate in planned activities, ensuring
    that stakeholders are consulted in the planning.
  • Provide monthly updates to buyers and
    relevant sub- county authorities where the project is implemented.
Collaboration:
  • Collaborate and work well with relevant
    government entities, development partners and community structures during the implementation
    of this project.
  • Jointly develop work plans and reporting
    regimes with local actors to foster accountability and monitoring
    implementation.
  • Hold monthly reflection meetings with
    stakeholders on progress of the number of people reached in the region for
    hygiene promotion
Market linkages:
  • Establishing sanitation sales objectives
    by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for regions and
    districts; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and
    new sanitation and hygiene products.
  • Implement sanitation sales programs in the
    district by developing field sales action plans.
  • Support sanitation business enterprises in
    maintaining, sales volume, product mix, and selling price by keeping and
    analysing current records of supply and demand, changing trends and
    economic indicators
  • Support sanitation enterprises in
    establishing and maintaining a sales and marketing strategy for business
    enterprises.
  • Link entrepreneurs to producers and
    enhance alignment to national level strategies
  • Support sanitation enterprises to maintain
    sanitation sales team through recruiting, selecting, orienting, and
    training and coaching
  • Build capacity of entrepreneurs and sales
    teams in Business entrepreneurial skills
  • Facilitate behavior change communication
    activities through coordination with partners and other stakeholders in
    the region.
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate BCC
    activities in the district
Reporting:
  • Prepare and submit weekly reports to line
    manager on the progress towards planned activities, results achieved and
    remedial actions required for the subsequent period.
  • Progressively report on improved
    sanitation uptake and innovations
  • Progressively report on product
    development options and modifications
  • Track and report sales and installation
    for informed choice options relevant to the context





Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in 
    Environmental health, Public Health, B.Com Marketing,
    Business administration or any related field.
  • Diploma in cooperatives management
    /professional certificate in sales management is an added advantage
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in
    sales and marketing from a reputable institution
  • Working knowledge of sales, Microfinance,
    savings and credit cooperative societies (SACCOs) Group lending, alternative
    Banking channels ,or business development is an added advantage
  • Experience working with local government
    and communities
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    poverty and social impact
  • Excellent learning and listening skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation
    skills.
  • Demonstrate high levels of responsibility,
    accountability and honesty.
  • High degree of initiative, flexibility,
    reliability, discretion and willingness to learn;
  • Good understanding of field realities;
    ability to link different professional spheres: business, government, and
    civil society

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 20th November 2017

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