UN Programme Manager (WASH) Job Careers – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Job Title:        Programme
Manager (WASH)
Organization: International
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
of Mission
About US:
Established in 1951,
International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental
organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental,
intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting
humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing
services and advice to governments and migrants.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design and ensure the execution of the overall WASH strategy for IOM
    in the country.
  • Manage the overall implementation of the WASH programme to guarantee
    that scope, budget, time and quality are in accordance to the different
    projects specifications, donor requirements and IOM rules and regulations.
    Ensure budget lines are respected and monitor burn rates for the effective
    use of the funds. Supervise the technical components of the WASH Programme,
    ensuring the implementation of the required activities for the successful
    completion of the different projects activities, following closely the
    donors’ requirements.
  • Ensure an appropriate and timely resource mobilization for the
    successful implementation of the different projects aimed to provide WASH
    services for Refugees and host communities, as well of any emergency
    preparedness activity that could arise.
  • Proactively identify program development opportunities in Uganda,
    new funding sources, new thematic areas of technical intervention and
    strategic partnerships that would promote the expansion of the IOM WASH
    portfolio. Provide technical leadership in preparation and submission of
    WASH programme/project proposals.
  • Ensure effective and strategic liaison with donors at local and
    regional levels to ensure a good relationship aimed to strengthen the WASH
    program in Uganda.
  • Prepare and or review technical specifications, Bills of Quantities
    (BOQs), drawings of the WASH infrastructure planned to be implemented as
    necessary to guarantee quality of the output and alignment to
    international and national standards and donor requirements.
  • Manage and monitor technically and administratively the whole of the
    WASH programme team while ensuring adequate and relevant capacity building
    is provided to the members of the team. Oversee the work of various WASH
    implementing partners while ensuring quality and transparent
    implementation as well as strengthening their capacities.
  • Ensure that the WASH program is driven by a sound Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Learning framework that leads to continuous improvement and
    fine-tunning of systems and processes.
  • Ensure effective and active communication with all the relevant
    stakeholders, internal and external to IOM WASH Programme, and that any
    needed agreement or authorization from the local authorities is convened
    to guarantee project stability and good relations with the local
  • Ensure that IOM WASH activities are coordinated to avoid
    duplication, and to ensure compliance of national regulations and
    operational agreements set by the aid community in Uganda.
  • Prepare and submit regular progress reports to the Chief of Mission
    and ensure that all the project data and information is archived and
    shared appropriately. Guarantee that a regular and systematic flow of
    information is transmitted to the WASH Sector, UN High Commissioner for
    Refugees (UNHCR) and other WASH agencies in accordance with the
    established reporting requirements
  • Oversee all procurement efforts for supplies and services, ensuring
    that the processes are transparent and in line with IOM and donor’s
    regulations. Provide the necessary resources to effectively monitor all
    contractual agreements with service providers and / or implementing
  • Ensure cross-cutting issues are integrated in the WASH programming
    such as GBV, AAP and other protection related mainstreaming.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the International Organization for Migration
    IOM Programme Manager (WASH) job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree
    in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Engineering, Public Health or a
    related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of
    relevant professional experience; or a University degree in the above
    fields with seven years of relevant professional experience. 
  • Excellent Monitoring and Evaluation Skills; Organizational Skills;
    Accuracy; Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Experience in managing WASH projects in an emergency setting;
  • Supervision of WASH infrastructure;
  • Skills and knowledge on the planning, design, execution and
    supervision of piped water systems is essential;
  • Proven track record of working with government officials, UN
    agencies, NGO and communities in the execution of WASH projects;
  • Familiarity with the analysis of sectoral policies and budgets;
  • Experience liaising with donors, government officials and other
    stakeholders and a proven track record of resource mobilization;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
  • Knowledge and experience working with IOM’s administrative
    procedures a distinct advantage.
  • Languages: Fluency
    in English is required. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.
Desirable Competencies:
  • Behavioral
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages
    constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery
    to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving
    programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with
    internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to
    improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets
    goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates
    gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant
    technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external
    stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send upload their applications with
updated CVs online at the link below.
Deadline: 28th August 2018
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