Project Manager – WASH

GOAL is currently seeking to hire a competent person to join
our Uganda team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely
dynamic International NGO and to use your skills. If you are familiar with
working within the international development aid sector and have a strong
background in the areas mentioned, then you are the one we are looking for!
Project Manager – WASH
About the Role
GOAL Uganda is therefore seeking a highly qualified and
motivated Project Manager to join our team and to lead the implementation of
the Irish WaterShare project. They will also contribute towards the boarder
water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme, exploring options to support
sustainable operations and maintenance of rural water. Reporting to the Deputy
Programme Director (DPD) -WASH, the PM will be responsible for day to day
management of Watershare project which entails planning, implementation,
monitoring, reporting and effective communications of key project outputs and
decisions. The position will coordinate with Ministry of Water and Environment,
district local government officials and the bigger GU WASH team. They will
additionally lead project development and planning for subsequent phases of the
project. The PM is housed within the larger WASH Programme and contributes
towards strategy development and implementation of the boarder WASH programme
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project management
Ensure effective implementation of GOAL Uganda’s
WaterShare project in Namayingo District including establishing and promoting
an appropriate operation and maintenance (O&M model) for sustained water
Ensure the project is executed in line with
approved project proposals, budgets and within agreed time frames
Perform hydrogeological and topographical
analysis with support of hydrogeologists from MWE and Water Share
Manage project budgets and proactively review/monitor
financial transaction as per the Authorisation Matrix and delegation protocols
Lead the development of project reports and
ensure reports are (internal and external) delivered on time and of good
Ensure project/programme procurement and
contracting processes are managed effectively and in line with GOAL policy
Where applicable manage partners, including
external consultants, contractors, ensuring successful completion of
contracts/MOUs and providing support where necessary
Ensure compliance to all GOAL, Donor and
Government of Uganda policies, procedures and guidelines that relate to the
implementation of WASH programme
Project/programme strategic development
Lead planning and development of subsequent
phases of the project
Contribute towards development of GOAL Uganda’s
WASH programme strategic development
Remain up to date with changes and innovation in
National water systems and support team’s continuous learning
Develop and promote appropriate O&M model
for rural water systems in Namayingo and Bugiri
External representation and coordination
Establish and maintain productive working
relationships with National Government, District Local Government and
Communities soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate.
Responsible for all engagement with Ministry and
District stakeholders including communicating key project outputs 
Participate in assigned national WASH
coordination meetings and events including engagement in discussion of key
government strategies
Ensure close collaboration and sharing of
information with other district and national government
Build and sustain relationships with internal
GOAL stakeholders, key to the programme and draw on them for support, advice
and programme advancement
Monitoring, evaluation, and learning
Ensure project deliverables and targets are on
track using the project results framework and in consultation with GOAL
Uganda’s DPD MEAL
Participate in project/programme review meetings
Support GOAL’s knowledge development and
management by capturing, storing and disseminating lessons learned from project
implementation as well as ensuring data utilization for improved programme
Suggest and share innovations based on the
lessons learnt
Capacity building and team management
Manage the project field team that will be
constituted to deliver the project
Build team’s capacity through couching,
mentoring and trainings
Build capacity for sustainable operation and
maintenance in line with the sustainability building blocks.
Monitor and advise on project/field district
team level staffing and resource needs and support recruitment

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
University degree in Civil Engineering, Water
resources engineering, Geology or related discipline.
Minimum of five years actual project management
experience with strong focus on WASH programme designs, project planning,
execution and coordination including implementing Water projects in partnership
with National and District local Government
Experience in drafting water engineering designs
and performing hydrogeological and topographical data analysis
Demonstrable knowledge of the O&M issues of
rural water supply
Demonstrable knowledge of groundwater dynamics
including performing test pumping and Groundwater survey
Good advocacy, networking and influencing skills
while ensuring effective working relationship in a multi-cultural environment
Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach
teams in water technical skills
Ability to write clear and well-analysed
assessments and project reports
Excellent verbal and written communication
skills with proven financial management skills
Strong computer literacy with full knowledge of
office applications, GIS software and aptitude to learn to use new software
Experience of preparing successful funding
Adaptive management skills
Ability to work collaboratively in teams, build
consensus, and effectively coordinate with internal and external actors
Code of Conduct and
Accountability within GOAL
GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has values and
behaviours framework which defines our code of conduct. Any candidate offered a
job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of
Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with
respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection
and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour
Report any concerns about the welfare of a child
or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
Report any concerns about inappropriate
behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.
Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the
maximum extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place
them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of
the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include
rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian
agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the
needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the
world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian
and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster
situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater
resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
General description
of the country programme:
First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda
country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and
Nutrition programming); and a market based systems approach to improving
agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child
protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all
programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of
direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil
society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to
give effect to our mission.
GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 100
personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million
(2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of
Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and
Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors
who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.
Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance
cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24-hour personal accident cover,
terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service
and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development
environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff
development policy.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit
their applications by email with at least 4 reference contacts (3 from the last
three employers, and 1 character reference), and daytime contact number to; The
Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda:  indicating the title for the position applied
for in the subject line by 9th March 2020. 
Deadline: 9th
March 2020
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