Job Title: WASH Programme Manager
Reports to: Country
Water For People is
an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and
partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water,
sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing countries. The organization
strives to continually improve, to experiment with promising new ideas, and to
leverage resources to multiply its impact.
Job Summary: The WASH Programme Manager reports to the
Country Director. S/he will be responsible for managing all technical aspects
of the Program, including participation to the Country’s strategic plans,
annual operating, and budget plans, monitoring of the plans, fundraising,
communication, and reporting. WASH Programme Manager will provide necessary
support to program staff under his/her supervision as well as local partners to
ensure that program objectives are achieved in due time. The WASH Programme
Manager is a member of the Senior Management Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
with Country Program staff to develop work plans and budget in line with Water
For People’s overall strategy and policy objectives.
to Water For People’s overall program and policy discussions.
household and school sanitation strategic plan.
any sector review and/or thematic research in preparation of the next
relationships with sector players at the Regional and District level in need of
water and sanitation projects.
relationships with partner organizations, the local private sector and CBOs
supporting WASH in all Districts and towns as well as Kamwenge and Luuka
capacity building needs of local partners and Town/District local governments
and propose options of supporting them.
with the team to identify partners/consultants who can contribute to capacity
building of staff and partners to ensure sustainability of supported WASH
that partners and projects are visited regularly and that they are provided
with the technical and managerial advice and training that enables them to
the management of Water For People’s Programme Officers under his/her
supervision including orientation and mentoring.
alongside Sanitation team to facilitate the development of sanitation
businesses in Everyone Forever District, Identify needs, opportunities, gaps,
and constraints in potential sanitation markets, models, and entrepreneurs, and
provide mentoring and support to sanitation businesses.
with the Senior WASH Sustainability Manager.
the capacity of Water For People staff and partners to document their
experience for learning and advocacy purposes
co-operation with partners, develop program work that contributes to Water For
People’s learning and advocacy agendas
a learning environment among Water For People’s partners and staff
to organizational learning by preparing and disseminating data, lessons
learned, good practices to Water For People staff, partners, and other
stakeholders, and organize periodic organizational learning events to share
support, develop, design, and administer an online database, on program
learning and make it streamlined, accessible, and relevant across all Water for
People operations. Increasing WFP Uganda visibility through strategic
articles, storylines, and pictures from the field.
issues-based stories for the website that communicate Water for People Uganda’s
priorities and objectives.
knowledge products from the programme in the form of fact sheets, brochures to
communicate and promote key aspects of WFP activities especially EF in Uganda.
other duties as assigned.
and maintain the program reporting calendar.
concise bi-annual and monthly reports for review by the Country Director and
produce a synthetic and analytical progress report to guide management
with program teams to draft narrative and monthly financial reports which are
consistent with project objectives and timelines, as well as for adherence to
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, International
Development, Water Resources Management, Public Health, or any related fields.
A Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Project Management Professional
(PMP) will be an added advantage.
thinker with well-developed planning skills.
six (6) years in a similar position.
of community level water and sanitation development, with at least
in Tracking Budget Expenses and Grants Management.
six (6) years’ experience in project and personnel management.
and proposal writing experience.
in budget development and operations management.
strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills
and ability to undertake any tasks without intensive supervision.
sound ethical principles, integrity, and transparency of due process.
sense to make judgments about a situation requiring deviations from
to work in a fast-paced organization.
to manage multiple tasks and projects with multiple priorities.
to analyze and organize data and communicate results effectively.
to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team effort.
have well-developed written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Physical requirements/working conditions
position will be based in Kampala, with regular travel to program sites in
Uganda and could include international travels.
to travel to project sites and meet with partners, as necessary.
How to Apply:
applicants may submit their applications, CV’s with 3 referees of which two
should be work related referees or recent supervisors and testimonials. A
completed application can be delivered to our offices or to the address below:
Water For People
Plot 2A Katalima Bend,
P.O. Box 1420,
NB: While we
appreciate your application, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Friday 29th January 2021 by 4:00pm