Policy and Programme Coordinator – Efficient Institutions NGO Jobs – WaterAid

Organization: WaterAid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Policy and
Programme Manager
About Us:
WaterAid’s Vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water
and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe
water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities, WaterAid
works with partners to maximize its impacts for policy change/influence.  WaterAid works through supporting local
organizations and government authorities to design low cost sustainable
projects using appropriate and affordable technologies that can be managed by
the community itself.  WaterAid also
seeks to influence the policy change through government and other key
international organizations to secure and protect the right of poor people to
safe, affordable water and sanitation services.
Job Summary: The Policy and
Programme Coordinator – Efficient Institutions (Effecti) will lead on sector
analysis and implementation of the sector strengthening agenda. They will
ensure the design and delivery of district and local level programming is
aligned to deliver the sector strengthening agenda of the country programme and
provide oversight and support towards the effective implementation of the
sector strengthening at district and national level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Analytical Leadership and communication:
  • Ensure that the design of the Effective
    Programme is based on a robust understanding of the sector context and
    blockages that undermine access to sustainable WASH services amongst the
    excluded populations of Uganda
  • Steer the design of projects within the
    programme guided by a systems and rights based approach that contribute to
    the programme goals as well as the strategic objectives of WAU
  • Manage the development of a clear plan for
    delivering the sector capacity strengthening objectives of WAU and for
    developing, implementing and documenting institutional strengthening
    methodologies and approaches.
  • Work towards increasing the profile of
    WaterAid Uganda to positively contribute to accelerating universal access
    in Uganda through shaping sector systems and practice.
  • Responsible for generating analytical
    briefs, communication materials and case stories of evidence and
    excellence generated from programming and policy analysis in line with the
    CP and global priorities with a clear plan for utilization to advance the
    CPs strategic priorities.
  • Proactively engage in sector discussions,
    build and maintain relationships with key sector ministries, institutions
    and other strategic partners
  • Ensure WAU staff have clear knowledge and
    understanding of WAU’s strategic intent and purpose in the sector.
  • Responsible for following up on trends in
    sector processes, strategies and practice to advice senior management on
    possible actions in terms of delivering organizational messaging at key
  • Develop and implement trainings,
    workshops, participatory design processes and consultancies in
    institutional strengthening for both public and private entities.
  • Prepare and manage the programme budget
    based on justifiable projections and principles of value for money
Technical support and oversight:
  • Work effectively within a matrix
    organizational structure with staff in the other program pillars to ensure
    that programme activities are in line with influencing objectives.
  • Ensure that WASH service delivery follows
    the core value of equity and inclusion through mainstreaming equity and
    inclusion in the projects implemented with government
  • Ensure that WASH Programme delivery at the
    field level is designed to positively impact the building of better WASH
    systems and generate replicable results that can be profiled to contribute
    to universal access
  • Spear head the sector strengthening agenda
    by shaping the content of all programs at the field level to generate
    evidence and excellence that can be utilized at regional and national
  • Responsible for generating consistent
    critical analysis on the national, regional and district level political
    economy which will inform and shape partnership with government as well as
  • Represent WAU at different meetings and
    forums, nationally/internationally as assigned by line management
Networking and partnerships:
  • Responsible for building partnerships with
    government institutions, donors, universities, private sector and research
    institutions so as to advance WAU’s strategic objectives.
  • Support implementing partners in
    developing effective, efficient and inclusive project plans.
  • Conduct regular programme and project
    reviews with partners and provide feedback for improved performance
    particularly in regards to overcoming exclusion and empowering
    marginalised communities
  • Undertake and facilitate monitoring of
    work of partner organisations, documenting findings and following up on
    these to improve programme quality.
  • Through working with the designated
    counterpart for this post within the partner organisations, promote an
    open relationship between WAU and partners that promotes a sense of
    solidarity and facilitates surfacing of issues, capacity building and
    sharing of learning and accurate information
  • Support partners organisations in
    identifying right human resources and skills needed for this programme,
    identify areas of capacity building, institutional strengthening and
    provide inputs to address these in delivering the WAU programme
  • Oversee the development of programme
    related agreements and contract with partner organisation and ensure
    compliance within WAU
  • Work with finance department to ensure the
    timely disbursement of funds to the implementing partners as per
    contractual obligations
Resource Mobilization:
  • Work closely with the Head of Programmes
    and Fundraising Manager to develop concept notes for mobilizing sufficient
    resources for the CP strategic priorities.
  • Collect case stories for fund raising team
    to mobilize resources locally or globally.
Monitoring and Reporting:
  • Keenly monitor implementation of sector
    capacity building/system strengthening programme and prepare key reports
    on the basis of organizational policies and procedures including monthly,
    quarterly, biannual and annual reports.
  • Ensuring high-quality, well-written and
    timely reports meeting donor and WAU requirements.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the WaterAid
    Policy and Programme Coordinator employment opportunity must hold a
    Master’s level qualification in Development Studies, Public Health, WASH,
    or other related discipline.
  • At least ten years’ experience working in
    a developing country and/or humanitarian context, with prior experience in
    senior programme management or working towards senior programme
  • Previous experience in public sector
    institutional support and/or reform
  • Developed management and communication
    skills with the ability to motivate, support and mentor staff to produce
  • Report writing & communication skills
  • Desirable Experience in business
    development within private sector
  • Experience in designing and implementing
    behavior change activities
  • Experience working within a Consortium, or
    a project with multiple partners
  • Significant experience of programme design and successful proposal development.
  • Demonstrable experience and competence in
    networking and effective relationship building with peers, donors and
    government. High level of diplomacy and tact
Personal Competencies:
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and
    team building skills.
  • Effective networking abilities
  • Good public speaking ability in English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
updated CVs and motivation letters to: WAUrecruitment@wateraid.org including
three work related referees. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
NB: In order to apply for
this role, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Uganda.
Deadline: 19th
December 2017

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