WASH Programmes Coordinator Job Placements – IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

Job Title:          WASH Programmes Coordinator
Organization:  IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
Duty Station:    Kampala, Uganda

About US:
International Water and Sanitation Centre is an international organization that
works with governments, NGOs and people around the world to find long-term
solutions to make access to safe drinking water and sanitation effective for
all, forever. IRC works out of its headquarters in The Hague (Netherlands) and
its national offices in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Uganda and India.

has operated in Uganda since 2006 and has a vision of a country where all
people enjoy their human rights to clean, safe, accessible and sustainable WASH
services that they use and can afford. We believe in delivering clean and safe
water, sanitation and hygiene – or WASH – services, not just to the few and for
a limited time, but to everyone and forever; we refer to this as WASH Services
that Last. We know that to achieve this will not be easy, nor necessarily
quick, but will require all stakeholders working together towards a common
vision and being willing to learn about what works and what doesn’t. We believe
that government leadership is essential to reaching this goal, but it also
requires changes in behaviour of sector donors, international and national NGOs
as well as politicians and other stakeholders in the WASH sector.

Job Summary: The WASH Programmes Coordinator will provide project management support
and leadership to programme and project staff as well as local partners to
ensure that programme objectives are achieved in due time. To provide
technical/engineering expertise and advice in support of IRC’s
multi-disciplinary country team and partners. To work closely with the Country
Director and represent her at the highest levels of national and international
sector meetings.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide leadership in IRC’s programme cycle
in line with IRC’s Theory of Change, overall strategy and policy objectives, including
Provide overall guidance on the management
of the various projects that make up IRC’s Uganda country programme: leading
development of work plans, budgets, and reports.
Update and maintain the programme reporting
calendar and maintain grant reporting schedules
Prepare concise bi-annual and monthly
reports for review by the Country Director and produce an analytical progress report
to guide management decision-making
Maintain, work with programme teams to draft
narrative and financial reports prior to donor deadlines, review reports for consistency with project
objectives and timelines, as well as for adherence to donor requirements
Monitor donor pledge payments and ensure
that IRC—Uganda is receiving funds on time.
Work with the Country Director to identify
funding (in-country and outside) opportunities and support proposal development
and all acquisition efforts
Contribute to IRC’s overall programme and
policy discussions, including:
Provide engineering/technical expertise
where required
Undertaking sector review and/or thematic
research in preparation for the next programming cycle
Maintain relationships with sector players
at the national and district levels
Work with IRC’s district based team to
strengthen capacities of district local partners and local governments
Contribute to organizational learning and
capacity development of IRC staff and partners in planning and reporting
Support with implementation of monitoring, learning, advocacy,
visibility and communication activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate must hold a  Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Water
Resources, Environmental Health/Management, Planning
 Additional training and experience in Project
Planning and Management (required) and Public or
Environmental Health or local governance
At least ten years of progressively senior
experience in all aspects of project preparation and
management including:
budgeting, grants management and reporting
 Staff supervision and performance
 Fundraising and proposal writing
Good understanding of planning and service
delivery in Uganda and able to fit well in the WASH subsector
Experience in multi-stakeholder processes,
research and
Ability to manage multiple tasks and
projects with multiple priorities
Ability to analyze and organize data and
communicate results effectively
Ability to work both independently and as
part of a collaborative team effort
Must have well-developed written, oral, and
interpersonal communication skills.
Ugandan Citizen
Valid driving license
Fluent in English, French an advantage

is a full-time contract position based in Kampala with frequent travel to IRC
Uganda’s districts of operation, and sometimes to IRC’s Headquarters and other
Country Programmes. IRC Uganda offers a competitive remuneration package, and
opportunities for professional and career development within an international

How to apply:
 interested and qualified candidates ,
please apply to ugandacountryprogramme@ircwash.org by submitting a CV of
maximum three pages CV, and a one page cover letter that clearly explains your
to join IRC Uganda.
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate is expected
to start on 1st February 2020.

Deadline:   27th December 2019, by 5:00pm

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