WASH and Infrastructure Advisor Job Placement – AMREF Health Africa

Job Title:          WASH
and Infrastructure Advisor
Organisation: AMREF
Health Africa
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
AMREF Health Africa is an
international African organization founded in Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters
are in Nairobi with major programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania
and Uganda, and two regional nubs in Southern and Western Africa based in South
Africa and Senegal Respectively. Working with and through African communities,
health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that
prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa
is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and
empowering communities. Our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.
About USAID RHITES-N Lango Project:
The USAID-funded Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project implemented by John
Snow, Inc. and partners including Amref Health Africa, Africa CUAMM, Another
Option, and Medical Concierge Group.
Job Summary: The WASH and
Infrastructure Advisor provides technical support to the RHITES N Lango health
Team for the implementation of the WASH program, particularly in the areas of
water and sanitation sector governance and management, and infrastructure
development, operation, and maintenance. S/he will provide technical direction
and guidance to RHITES-N-Lango financed activities within the health portfolio around
WASH and WASH and Infrastructure strengthening in both communities and health
facilities. S/he will have broad responsibilities for planning and managing
RHITES-N-LANGO-financed programs including collaborating on strategic planning,
activity design (including developing scopes of work and program descriptions
for technical services), oversight of work plan development and activity implementation,
periodic review of financial performance, and monitoring and evaluation of
programs and activities that contribute to RHITES-N-LANGO’s health and WASH
portfolios. The incumbent will be responsible for working closely with the MOH,
MWE and other national counterparts on WASH activities, serving as a technical
advisor to local counterparts as well as RHITES-N Lango management. S/he will
serve as technical advisor/activity manager for WASH infrastructure construction
projects to ensure they are part of a sustainable and Infrastructure approach. As
a technical member of RHITES-N-LANGO, the WASH and Infrastructure Advisor is
expected to work closely with various technical teams in the RHITES Program to
plan and implement a broad range of integrated programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical and strategic
support for strengthening WASH and Infrastructure and WASH-sector governance
(40%):
  • Guide
    the development and implementation of Rhites-N-Lango’s ongoing strategies
    and programs to establish and strengthen sustainable water and sanitation
    infrastructure and Infrastructure in Lango region.
  • Devise
    and implement approaches to identify and address policy and institutional
    constraints that affect access and use of water in Lango region
    communities and health facilities.
  • Promote
    collaboration and integration of Rhites-N-Lango programs to support a “and
    Infrastructure approach” to WASH that enhances Community ownership over
    WASH infrastructure and other interventions.
  • Identify
    and coordinate integration among the various IPs and internal
    RHITES-N-LANGO water and sanitation-related activities and players in
    Lango region.
Partner Relationships (30%):
  • Guide
    and collaborate with technical staff and cognizant district officials at
    all levels on policy and programmatic issues related to WASH and
    Infrastructure, management, and governance. Establish and maintain
    productive collaborative relationships with a wide range of partners and
    stakeholders, the District team, and NGOs to maintain current knowledge of
    other donor  programs and advise the
    Mission on ensuring that Rhites-N-Lango’s activities are collaborative and
    complementary.
  • Actively
    participate and contribute to technical and coordination meetings hosted
    by district counterparts and other partners.
  • Develop
    and implement strategies for improved networking by partners and sharing
    of best WASH/Health integration practices learned in the course of
    implementing health and WASH activities, in order to accelerate program
    implementation and impact.
Program Management and
Oversight (30%):
  • Lead
    and participate in the design, management, and monitoring and evaluation
    of WASH program and activities to ensure RHITES-N-LANGO’s planned results
    and goals are achieved.
  • This
    includes preparing statements of work or program descriptions, and other
    program documents, and guiding the development of work plans and technical
    documents by RHITES-N-Lango and implementing partners.
  • Ensure
    program implementation achieves planned results, document developmental
    impacts and resolve any implementation issues in an efficient and
    professional manner.
  • This
    includes reviewing quarterly and annual program and financial reports from
    program partners, paying particular attention to the data pertaining to:
  • Activity
    performance indicators as identified within the Performance Management
    Plan (PMP) and Operational Plan; Program objectives achievement,
    methodology and lessons learned paying particular attention to inputs,
    output and expected outcomes including economic, social, cultural, and
    technical factors; Financial indicators (e.g., expenditures, burn
    rate/pipeline analysis and congruity of expenditures against activities;
    and Incremental funding needs. Participate in and/or coordinate and manage
    evaluations and assessments that are conducted in


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the AMREF WASH and Infrastructure Advisor job
    placement should preferably hold a Masters degree in a relevant discipline
    – e.g. Environmental Health Engineering, public health, public
    administration/governance, management, or engineering, with a
    concentration of public health, or other area related to WASH / WASH and
    Infrastructure
  • At
    least eight years of progressively responsible experience international
    development with a focus on WASH preferred, with at least 5 years gained
    in a developing country context
  • Previous
    experience with governance and management issues in the WASH sector
    preferred, and experience with water infrastructure construction a plus
  • Familiarity
    with US government initiatives and legislation relating to development
    assistance and WASH; and with RHITES-N-Lango programming policies,
    regulations, procedures, and documentation requirements for strategy and
    project design, implementation, management, and evaluation; are preferred
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged
to send an updated CV including three professional referees and cover letter
addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda via
Email to: jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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