WASH Program Manager
Title: WASH Program Manager
Location: Kampala, National Office
Reporting to: Integrated Programs Director
Purpose of the position:
To provides technical leadership of WVU’s WASH programs; this includes leading a team of staff, leading WVU WASH program strategy and learning, new business development and donor engagement, national level advocacy and policy engagements and external representation.
Program Quality and Management:
Lead the development and implementation of the WASH team’s strategic work plan, including introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management & evaluation and also ensure the achievement of specific objectives.
Ensure integration of WASH with other WVU program sectors
Steer, supervise and support WASH staff in the design, management, implementation and monitoring of WASH activities.
Insure proactive project management of WASH projects through strong adherence to program quality standards, monitoring, evaluation and learning and evidence based decisions.
Provide Program teams with guidance and updates on policy, standards and guidelines relating to WASH.
Identify priority operational research problems and participate in ensuring high quality evaluation of WASH projects.
Participate in monitoring and documentation activities of WASH projects.
Ensure compliance of WASH grants to donor requirements and timely communicate challenges/constraints/opportunities to senior management.
Develop and manage budgets for WASH projects including submission of cash forecasts and effective tracking of expenditures
Develop resource mobilization plan highlighting priority areas relating to WASH, grant concept papers and proposals
Participate and lead where required in the development of new proposals in collaboration with Grants Acquisition and Management unit
Knowledge Development, partnerships and Networking:
Facilitate learning and knowledge development on best practices within the WASH sector;
Support documentation of case studies, best practices and emerging models from WVU WASH programming;
Participate in internal and external learning and networking events relevant to the WASH sector’s programmes.
Represent WVU at national level and relevant networks on matters relating to WASH programming.
Contribute to active partnerships development and cooperation with other organisations through linkages with sector stakeholders
Maintain regular communication with the Regional Technical Advisor for WASH
Staff management and Development:
Together with project/programme managers, identify staffing needs and support timely recruitment processes.
Identify talent and provide on the job learning and other growth/capacity building opportunities to develop WASH skills in WVU
Carry out regular coaching and ensure performance management actions of the WASH staff are completed in accordance with WVU standards and timelines.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Master's degree in Public health, Development Studies, Water and Sanitation engineering, Environmental Health or related/similar field.
At least 5 years managerial or technical specialty experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of WASH programmes/projects
Knowledge and experience regarding water engineering (water collection and supply systems, such as boreholes systems, as well as analysis and treatment).
Knowledge and experience of a variety of sanitation systems in humanitarian contexts, including Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Training (PHAST), Children’s Hygiene and Sanitation Training (CHAST), and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as well as Sanitation Marketing as sanitation promotion approaches.
Knowledge of current WASH policy, sub-sector investment plans for Uganda and understanding of programming on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Strong abilities in planning, budgeting and management
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams
Excellent communication skills both written English and in face-to-face presentations
Experience in networking, project management and supervision.
Skills/ experience in proposal writing
Please note that the job is open to Ugandan Nationals Only