WASH Specialist Job Placement – WaterAid

Job Title:     
WASH Specialist                                
Organization: WaterAid
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
About US:
WaterAid Uganda is an
International NGO specializing in water, sanitation and hygiene and it
envisions a world where everyone, everywhere has access to safe water,
sanitation and good hygiene. WaterAid Uganda is now recruiting a suitably
qualified candidate of impeccable below.

Job Summary:  The Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
(WASH) strategically focused WASH technical leadership to the country
programme. He/She will provide strategic technical input into the core work of
the country programme, support government and donor engagements, programme
design, partner programmes. The WASH Specialist will support related networks
and partnerships, liaise collaboratively with the regional and global teams
particularly the Programme Support Unit as well as the Policy and Campaigns
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide technical advice on sustainable and
through a system strengthening approach, ensuring that WaterAid’s interventions
are relevant, ettective, and add value.
Leadership on ensuring that the technical
quality of our programmes is high and consistent with programme frameworks and
quality standards.
Targeted support to WaterAid’s own project teams
as well as to key partners to ensure quality implementation, learning and
adaptation as influencing of practice and policy beyond WaterAid, working with
sector actors, providing specialist knowledge to donors and engaging
Support donor and other sector engagements WASH
sector strengthening programmes, from across WaterAid.
Provide oversite in the development of impacttul
ensuring these meet our organization goals and standards and align with the
country strategy and building on work already underway.
Provide technical advice on integration of WASH
and key targeted areas of development (including Big water, Climate Change,
Health, education, Nutrition, Agriculture, Energy. Mining, Water Resource
Management and others) as strategically required
Represent WaterAid in strategic collaborations
to further develop WASH and to ensure WaterAid is benefitting from knowledge
shared by other organisations
Support the Country Programme in identifying
specific areas of sector strengthening support required to remove sector
blockages and improve WASH delivery at national and local levels.
Provide advice on and develop relevant country
level standards on the effective implementation oi water and sanitation
facilities and processes to deliver clean water, digniiying sanitation and good
hygiene that meets the WaterAid’s quality standards.
Provide the team with relevant WASH technical
advice on the design of national campaigns
Work in close collaboration with others to
assess institutional capacity of relevant ministries and national departments,
districts, national utility, service providers and community actors to deliver
water, sanitation and hygiene services and lead as needed on the design of
participatory action plans to strengthen capacity oi these institutions to
deliver on their mandates.
Support teams working with partners to build
ownership and accountability for programmes in line with the programme quality
standards outlined in the WaterAid programme accountability framework and make
suggestions for improvements where gaps exist.
Facilitate feasibility studies and design of
technology and management models.

Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelors Degree
in an Engineering Field relevant to technical the WASH discipline such as Civil
Engineering, Water / Waste Engineering, Public Health Engineering.
Extensive experience across all sub-disciplines
Extensive experience in development programme
management (at a senior level)
Demonstrated ability to undertake and direct
high quality rural / urban water and sanitation programmes
Solid track record of working with government
institutions to influence and direct policy / practice reform agendas
Detailed understanding of WASH technical and
management issues including water security and broader development and poverty
reduction themes
Experience of conducting formative research and
feasibility studies using the findings to make programme decisions and deliver
appropriate design options.
Proven experience of building capacity of staff
and partner organizations especially CSO’s and government
Track record of developing strategic &
operational plans
Planning, organizing skills and the ability to
Strong communication skills and ability to
effectively convey information and ideas verbally and in writing
Experience of leading, managing, motivating
others and driving change
Commitment to WaterAid‘s values (Respect.
Accountability, Courage, Collaboration, innovation and Integrity) and a working
style that reflects Organisational strategic shifts (Thinking big, conironting
reality and acting fast)
Work experience embedding sustainability, equity
and inclusion
Existing links and network within the WASH
How to apply:
Interested applicants should send their applications (cover letter and CV only)
to waurecruitments@wateraid.org 

Deadline:   22nd November 2019 by 5:00pm
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