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Thursday 6 March 2014

Programme Officer - Water For People Uganda

Vacancy : Programme Officer
Recruiting Company: Water For People
Duty Station: Kamwenge,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Chief Manager Human Resource (Service Delivery)

About Us:
Water For People is a global non-profit organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado, USA, and country offices in Kampala, Uganda. Water for People aims at improving people’s quality of life by supporting the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene education programs. Water For People currently operates in 10 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Currently, Water For People Uganda works in partnership with Local Governments western and eastern Uganda and is expanding operations in other districts yet to expand.

Job Summary: The Programme officer will manage our WASH everyone forever programme in Kamwenge District and at National level for the Water For People.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Technically support the design and implementation of baseline/midline/and other surveys and gathering information for reporting and periodic updates using the FLOW (Field Level Operations Watch) methodology.
Mentor and train Water for People Uganda staff and partners on the use of M & E tools;
Prepare bi-annual and annual reports and produce a synthetic and analytical progress report to guide management decision-making
Work alongside the implementing partners to review their existing approaches and management information systems.
Train, guide staff and implementing partners in preparing their progress reports. Together, analyse these reports.
Prepare consolidated progress reports for programme management.
Develop, Design and administer an online M&E database, streamline it, accessible and relevant across all Water for People operations.
Offer technical support and data for the M&E component of grant proposal development.
Stay abreast with the latest developments in M&E and network with other organizations for best practices and technical assistance.
Responsible for WASH programme implementation in Kamwenge
Coordinate all WASH Everyone Forever software activities, maintaining regular contact with all stakeholders
Technically support the Implementation of Community and School sanitation and hygiene education programmes
Advocacy of the program at both district level
Ensure that good learning relationships and effective communication channels are developed between the different stakeholders in the Everyone forever alliance
Offer technical proficiency in developing water and sanitation programmes in Uganda and develop systems which improve the sector.
Identify needs, opportunities, gaps, and constraints in potential water and sanitation programmes and provide mentoring and support to the District Local governments.
Mobilise and engage with local government to understand and if necessary improve the regulatory operating environment for water businesses.

The applicant should possess a bachelor’s Degree in Development studies, Social Work and Social administration, Business administration, Public Health. Additional Post graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation and Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Skills and Experience:
At least two to five years’ experience directly related experience in WASH
Promoting market based approaches, data collection, leading reseat teams and conducting surveys with private sector, able to speak or understand Rutoro/Runyakitara.
Exhibit demonstrated success in managing a team of innovators, understanding of how business works, and how entrepreneurs make decisions, have a passion for advocacy, able to work under tight deadlines and have excellent follow through skills.
Be a self-starter and work with limited supervision, good communicator at all levels.
Good working knowledge of the Water and sanitation sector is preferable.

If you meet the above criteria, submit your application together with an updated CV and copies of certificates, and three professional referees including their telephone and email addresses to:
The Administrative and Procurement Manager, email: abyaruhanga@waterforpeople.org or hand deliver them to our offices at Water For People Uganda, Plot 9 Olumi Close, Kitante after the Uganda Museum Offices (below the Rwanda High Commission), P.O. Box 1420 Kampala, Uganda.

NB: The relevance of your actual educational qualifications to this programme should be indicated in your application - noting how you have used your qualifications to help develop successful WASH programs including Monitoring and evaluation in particular locations.

Deadline: 7th March 2014 by 5:00 pm