Senior Project Development Officer Employment Opportunity – Ministry of Water and Environment

Organisation: Ministry of Water and Environment
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Commissioner Water and Environment Sector
Liaison Department
About US:
The Government of Uganda (GoU) through the Ministry of Water &
Environment (MWE) and  the sector
Development Partners (DPs) are implementing a Joint Water and Environment
Sector Support Programme (JWESSP) over the 5-year period 2013-2018. As part of
programme implementation, the Ministry of Water and Environment is in the
process of establishing a unit to offer technical support to the ministry in
areas of identify potential sources of funding for the sector, writing of new
project proposals, and preparation of a resource mobilisation strategy for the
water and environment sector.
Job Summary: The Senior
Project Development Officer will support the Ministry to identify potential new
sources of funding for the sector, writing of new project proposals, and
preparation of a resource mobilisation strategy for the water and environment
sector in collaboration with all Directorates and/or departments of the
ministry.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Spearhead
    preparation of a resource mobilisation strategy for the Ministry of Water

    and Environment in liaison with senior management and Development Partners
  • Build
    the capacit
    y of the Ministry in project preparation and proposal
    writing
  • Proactively
    explore funding opportunities for the sector
  • Screen
    all available and emerging financing opportunities (online and through own

    professional networking)
  • Guide Ministry Senior Management
    strategically on most suitable technical and geographic focus as well as
    implementation modality for specific financing opportunities or funding
    tracks
  • Tasked
    with the development of modalities, guidelines and criteria for successful
    applications (and
    continuously educates him/herself) and is able to
    understand any guidelines and transfer such knowledge to the ministry
    local staff



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicants should be Ugandans holding
    relevant degree in the area of engineering in the water and environment
    sector related area from recognised Institutions OR relevant degree in the
    area of economics, finance, management or administration preferably in the
    water and environment from recognised Institutions.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience with development of projects in
    a private
    sector or public framework
  • Previous
    experience with project development for different donors using different
    financing
    modalities
  • Prior
    experience with Ugandan budgeting and financial management procedures and

    processes
  • Practical
    experience with various capacity development forms (e.g. conducting
    participatory
    workshops and trainings)
  • Excellent
    conduct of MS office in particular MS E
    xcel, MS Word and MS
    PowerPoint including: handling of bulky word documents, managing frequent
    revisions and inputs from various staff of the ministry, to be compiled
    together or consolidated into one document, and ability to do graphic presentations
    of organograms, workflow, work plans e.t.c
  • Fluency
    in acquiring relevant information online (e.g. international platforms
    where
    opportunities are published, newsletters etc.)
  • Passionate
    networker with existing professional network to be harnessed for the ta
    sk
    at hand and willingness to expand to relevant areas (professional thematic
    networks and online networks like LinkedIn)
Personal Competencies:
  • Proactive
    working approach
  • Excellent
    inter-personal and written communication etiquette
  • Ability
    and interest
    to acquire new information (e.g. guidelines of
    specific call, new financing modality) and qualifications in a
    self-motivated manner
  • Practical
    experience in leading teams, wide professional network
  • Ability
    to inspire, encourage and guide colleagues to c
    ontribute to a joint
    process leading to the desired output
  • Accurate
    and dedicated to deliver written outputs in highest quality (appearance
    and
    content) under tight deadlines
  • Willingness
    to work overtime
How to Apply:
All applications must be accompanied with recent CVs detailing work
experience, present position, professional and educational qualifications.
Applicants must also include contact details (telephone and email) of three (3)
referees. Applications should be physically delivered to the address below;
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Water and Environment,
P.O. Box, 20026
Old Portbell Road, Luzira
Attn: Head Human Resource Management
Deadline: 30th March 2018 by 5:00pm
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