Job Title: WASH Intern
Netherlands Development Organization
Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development
organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a
global presence in 30 countries; across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has
been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded
programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV
focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors.
As from January
2019, SNV in partnership with the district local governments of Lira, Dokolo,
Alebtong, Dokolo and Kole has been implementing the Austrian Development Agency
funded Improving Water Supply Sustainability (IWAS II) in Northern Uganda. The
project focuses on strengthening and operationalizing the Operations and
Maintenance (O&M) systems for sustainability hinged on the Sub-county Water
Supply Sustainability board (SWSSB) structure. No new facilities are
constructed, but focus is on strengthening the existing structures for O&M
in 850-point water sources benefiting 212,500 people in 22 sub counties. The
Project is in its final year of implementation with strong indications for an
As our programme in
Uganda continues to grow, we are looking for a dynamic professional to join our
team. Interested candidates should meet the basic qualifications outlined
within the Candidate Profile and exhibit a strong desire to be a catalyst for
Job Summary: The
WASH Intern will support the Project Manager and IWAS II project team to
deliver activities in the following areas:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
to the development of sustainable and affordable water service provision;
ensuring that the O&M and regulatory frameworks are strengthened by
building capacities at all levels, with the enhanced inclusion of women.
the capacity of existing water users within the target regions to re-gain
access to previously non-functional water facilities, through improved
management, improved reliability of supply and improved facility repairs.
the capacity of political leadership, selected local government structures/
institutions to improve access to and sustainability of rural water services.
Ensure that both district and sub-county technical personnel will be supported
to implement their roles in O&M systems within the local communities.
up on the Water Source Committees (WSC’s) and Sub-Country Water Supply and
Sanitation Supply Boards (SWSSB’s); while ensuring that established WSC’s and
SWSSB’s receive the necessary organizational development.
the Business development consultant in strengthening private sector support in
operation and maintenance interventions. Together with the Business development
consultant, the WASH Intern will support number of Hand Pump Mechanic
Associations (HPMAs) in the development and implementation of their business
plans; including the acquisition of contracts and will work on the supply chain aspects of O&M
contacts between WASH stakeholders (sector institutions, service providers,
funding agencies, private sector organizations, etc.).
to the budgeting, planning, programmatic processes, and financial management of
the project activities within the target area.
regular updates and bi-weekly written reports to the Country Office leadership
and donor organization, reflecting progress made on the project.
coaching and mentoring of program personnel; consultants; partners and
stakeholders on the relevant program strategies and implementation techniques.
Advise on the strategic development of the project and actively participate in
the drafting and implementation of strategies and work plans and reports.
project environment, identify any threats, and suggests appropriate strategies
Evaluation & Quality Assurance
for the supervision, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of ongoing
activities related to the strengthening of water use capacity; improvement of
non-functional water facilities; support for district and sub-county technical
personnel; establishment and support for WSC’s, SWSSB’s, HPMA’s etc.
the Project Manager & the M&E intern in ensuring that that mechanisms
to monitor the implementation of the project activities is in place and that
data collection is carried out in a systematic and timely fashion; ensuring
that quality data is recorded and analysed.
support to extension workers and implementing partners to ensure delivery of
project assignments / results meets SNV requirements in terms of scope, quality,
and timeliness of delivery.
Development, Brokering and Networking
learning and knowledge development on best practices within the WASH sector.
documentation of case studies, best practices and emerging models from SNV practice.
in internal and external learning and networking events relevant to the WASH
participation and contribution in the SNV country WASH sector group
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate should hold a University degree in any of the following
disciplines: engineering (preferably Civil, Environmental or Water Resources
Engineering, social sciences (development studies, Social Work and Social
Administration), Business Administration, Public (Environmental) Health, etc.
minimum of one year of relevant working experience in Water/ Sanitation/Hygiene
programming within the Uganda WASH sector
technical and management expertise in terms of WASH project assessments,
design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and stakeholder
competencies within the Uganda WASH sector and experience in facilitating
to multitask, strong attention to detail; ability to work independently; strong
analytical, communication and report writing skills.
in coordinating a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common
programming objective under the WASH sector.
understanding of the link between Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
communicator with the requisite interpersonal and negotiation skills to work
with persons of various cultural and educational backgrounds.
player with results-oriented attitudes.
and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PPT, etc.
in English (written/oral/comprehension) is required (Additional languages
to work in multi-cultural environment and willingness to learn basic words in
the local indigenous language (such as greetings, saying thank you, etc).
Additional Information: This is an internship opportunity and the incumbent will get an
opportunity for learning and exposure in the WASH sector.
How to Apply:
should apply online at the link below.