Regional Water and Sanitation Business Coordinator (RWSBC) NGO Jobs – Water For People

Organization: Water
For People
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About Us:
Water For People is an
international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and
partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water,
sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing countries. Water for People
seeks to see communities break free from the cycle of poverty and spend time
growing, learning, and thriving, instead of walking for water and fighting off
illness.
Job Summary: The
Regional Water and Sanitation Business Coordinator (RWSBC) will coordinate,
support and drive the implementation of Water For People’s market based
approaches in sanitation a,nd water, an initiative which seeks to facilitate
private sector development and increase access to sustainable rural sanitation,
hygiene and safe drinking water through local market channels in rural and low
income urban areas in Africa. The Coordinator will work closely with the
Regional Director, Country Directors, Regional Program Officer, country-based
water and sanitation business development teams and the Program Quality
Management team to support them to envision, research, strategize, plan and
execute sanitation and water business development initiatives. The Coordinator
will provide all relevant training and mentorship to the relevant in-country
teams and will work closely with relevant private sector, governmental, non-governmental
and donor partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide
    technical leadership on sanitation and water business strategies, business
    modelling and operational planning to staff and partners.
  • Support
    relevant colleagues to conduct market assessments and analysis for water
    supply and sanitation businesses.
  • Lead
    sanitation and water business modelling and presentation of simplified
    analysis of the effects of the multiple variables that impact on the
    business models.
  • Support
    relevant colleagues and partners to develop business growth strategies,
    operational plans, marketing and promotion strategies and plans, and working
    capital analysis for identified businesses.
  • Prepare
    or contribute to the preparation of proposals supported by appropriate
    business plans for submission to donors.
  • Explain
    our approach and business models to donors, including those with a special
    interest in water and sanitation business development.
  • Evaluate
    value chains for water supply and sanitation services and products and
    recommend actions that need to be taken to address identified bottlenecks.
  • Promote
    entrepreneurial development by providing business mentoring to Small and
    Medium Enterprises (SMEs) identified to market water supply and sanitation
    products and services.
  • Review
    opportunities for financing SMEs and developing market linkages and make
    relevant and appropriate recommendations.
  • Prepare
    high quality reports for use internally, by partners and for submission to
    donors.
  • Prepare
    high quality papers on lessons learnt (from successful and unsuccessful
    initiatives) for internal use and external dissemination.
  • Participate
    and contribute to Water For People and our partners’ participation in
    national and international events, where applicable.
  • Perform
    any other duties and responsibilities reasonably requested by line manager


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant must hold a Postgraduate (Masters’ level) qualification in
    business development/management, social marketing, entrepreneurship
    development or other related disciplines.
  • A
    minimum of five years of directly relevant experience in social and commercial
    marketing approaches, ideally with work in health and water and sanitation
    fields.
  • Extensive
    experience in small and medium enterprise development.
  • Previous
    experience in business modelling and financial forecasting.
  • Excellent
    representational experience and skills.
  • Advanced
    proficiency in financial modelling software (e.g. Excel).
  • Excellent
    report writing, documentation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent
    communication, interpersonal, networking and negotiation skills, including
    in a cross-cultural context as a team 
    player
  • Ability
    to lead and persuade without necessarily having line management powers.
  • Highly
    organized and persistent until tasks are fully completed either directly
    or through other relevant colleagues.
  • Motivation
    and ability to work efficiently and effectively with limited supervision.
  • Strong
    affiliation and appreciation to Water For People’s vision, mission and
    values.
  • A
    critical thinker with demonstrated problem-solving skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their updated resumes and cover letters that
provides insights into both your experiences and how you are the ideal
candidate for this position.
Deadline: Friday, 27th April 2018
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