Executive Director Job Placement – Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET)

Organisation: Uganda
Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
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
Executive Director provides overall strategic and operational leadership to the
UWASNET Secretariat reporting to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director
is responsible for ensuring that all UWASNET’s activities are planned,
resourced, Implemented, monitored and evaluated in a timely manner to ensure
that they are appropriate, cost effective, sustainable and contribute towards
achieving members goals and objectives. The job holder will ensure that UWASNET
meets its planned objectives and is accountable to stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategic Leadership and
Partnerships:
  • Give
    strategic leadership to UWASNET
  • Act
    in the name of the organization and represent UWASNET to agencies,
    organizations and the general public
  • Conduct
    official correspondence of UWASNET.
  • Identify
    and develop partnerships with NGOs, government agencies, institutions etc.
    to advance mutual goals.
Program Planning and Management:
  • Take
    lead in developing program, organizational and financial plans and
    implement approved plans and policies.
  • Ensure
    staff are compliant With financial and adhere to strategic direction of
    UWASNET
  • Support
    members to develop project proposals
  • Manage
    sub grants on behalf of members
  • Direct
    and oversee day to day activities and operations of the organization and
    ensure that the work/activities of UWASNET supports and guides the
    organization’s mission.
  • Ensure
    that organization’s seal, correspondences, documents and records are at
    all times properly kept and that UWASNET complies with applicable laws,
    policies and regulations.
  • Be
    a principle to the bank accounts of the organization
  • Responsible
    for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support the
    work of the organization
  • Identify
    and evaluate the risks to the organization (staff, property, finances,
    goodwill, image) and implement appropriate measures to control risks



Human Resource Management:
  • Advise
    board in staff recruitment and develop high performing teams to advance
    UWASNET’s goats and objectives
  • Ensure
    that job descriptions are developed that regular performance evaluations
    are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Ensure
    staff meetings are regularly held and staff concerns are timely addressed
    within the provisions of the applicable HR policies
Board Affairs:
  • Secretary
    to the board and the General Assembly.           
  • Submit
    to the board reports of the activities of the organization and ensure that
    the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and
    all important factors influencing it.
  • Represent
    staff at Board meetings
  • Update
    and keep in safe custody the organization’s register of members
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area:
    Civil/water/environmental engineering; Public Health or a related field;
    Possession of post graduate qualifications in management is an added
    advantage.
  • At
    least five years’ experience in senior management role in similar
    organization(s)
  • Excellent
    organizational and leadership abilities including planning, program
    development, prioritization and financial management skills
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:
ngocoord@uwasnet.org 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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