Advocacy and Policy Specialist Jobs – Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET)

Organisation: Uganda
Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
About US:
Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO
Network (UWASNET) is a National Network of International and National NGOs
involved In the water and sanitation sector of Uganda. Currently UWASNET has a
membership of 250 NGOs that operate in different parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The
Advocacy and Policy specialist will provide leadership in implementation of
UWASNET’s Policy Research, advocacy and campaigns strategy in order to advance
UWASNET’s members goals and objectives. The role will provide policy analysis
of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and development issues so as to enhance
the influencing capacity of UWASNET. The role will also support capacity
building of members in WASH advocacy
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop
    evidence based advocacy materials for the members
  • Lead
    members on budget advocacy to strengthen sector accountability,
    transparency and increase sector funding
  • Establish
    a mechanism for monitoring policy development
  • Support
    members in policy reviews, dissemination and formulation
  • Develop
    key advocacy documents through Policy analysis
  • The
    incumbent will also implement Advocacy strategy and implementation plan
  • Strengthen
    advocacy capacity of NGOs and staff
  • Actively
    promote increased support for water and sanitation from various
  • Lead
    National dialogues aimed at improving sector funding and Right to water
  • The
    jobholder will mobilize members for advocacy and engaging government in
    budget research
  • Support
    the member advocacy working group to engage in WASH advocacy
  • Develop
    policy papers and policy briefs in line with sector needs.
  • Support
    Media advocacy for the WASH Media Network

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree preferably BA or B.SWASA or
    Public Health
  • At
    least five years of experience in similar role in a reputable
  • Proven
    experience in Advocacy related work areas;
  • Extensive
    knowledge of campaigns and documentation in areas of development work and
    WASH sector
  • Good
    understanding of National public expenditure and budgeting , National
    Development Plan/PEAP, Sector- wide approaches, development dynamics and
    functioning of government structures such as decentralization and
    applicable policies
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested
candidates should send an electronic application with an updated CV (indicating
three referees, one of whom must be your current or immediate past supervisor)
and scanned evidence of your professional qualifications to the Email:
addressed to; The Board Chairman. Please kindly indicate the job title for the
vacancy for which you are applying for in the subject line of your email
Deadline: Tuesday, 2nd January 2018
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