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19 May 2016

Country Director Employment Opportunity - Living Water International (LWI)

Job Title:      Country Director
Organisation: Living Water International (LWI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Living Water International (LWI) is a global Non-Governmental organization that exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience "living water"- the gospel of Jesus Christ - which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. Living Water International Uganda (LWIU) was formed in 2009. LWIU is an affiliate of Living Water International based in Houston, Texas, USA that was founded in 1990 and currently works in over 20+ countries across Latin America, the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, and India.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide Strategic Direction:
    • Implement the Country Strategy according to LWI strategic processes and operating standards.
    • Maintain annual operating plan against which all program activities are measured and ensure alignment to LWI regional and global strategy.
  • Develop Funding Initiatives:
    • Promote the needs of the country specific funding requirements and maintain good relationships with in- country funders.      
    • Build and maintain collaborative relationships including with local churches to determine project needs.
  • Provide Spiritual Leadership:
    • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on LWI’s mission and core values.
    • Ensure the office has high quality Christian ethos and operations plan that is appropriate for the country context.
  • Implement Mandatory Policies and Procedures:
    • In charge of the implementation and reporting of WASH projects as directed through the internal system - PUMPS and ensures compliance of the country program with LWI Quality Standards and procedures.
    • Ensure alignment of key support functions (e.g. Finance & Admin, etc.) with global direction and develop and manage the country operating budget including major capital expenditure.
  • Strategic Collaboration:           
    • Facilitate and ensure development of LWI goals and targets on an annual basis and ensure the provision of program information regarding the country locations and/or programmatic sector.
    • Guide the office in the development of WASH program design and implementation and ensure a monitoring and evaluation strategy is in place for all WASH programs.
  • Relationships/Networks:  Establish collaborative relationships with all relevant stakeholders to facilitate the efficient operations and the implementation of effective ministry for LWI.
  • Legal Compliance: Ensure legal compliance in all areas: health and safety, labor laws, taxes, insurance and other local requirements:
  • Financial and Resource Management: Be accountable for budget, resources and assets for the country program, ensuring financial controls and cost effectiveness in accordance with LWI mission and values:
  • Staff Management: Effectively lead the team within the performance management framework and coach staff/managers,
  • Security and Risk Management: Be fully accountable at country level for emergency and risk management, develop a plan and ensure staff awareness and compliance;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Country Director should hold a Bachelor’s degree in international development, or its equivalent (advanced degree is preferred)
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in a senior management position, demonstrated ability to deal decisively with complex situations.
  • Previous experience working on grant funded programs in improving the overall health status at the household level through improved water access/ quality, sanitation, and hygiene;
  • Show commitment to Christian ethos of development is very important.
  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to implement a country strategy.
  • Substantial business acumen in general management, financial management and operations with work experience in the WASH sector;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Strong planning, community mobilization and inter-cultural communication skills
  • Proficiency in English and excellent presentation and writing skills
  • Willing and able to travel internally and regionally up to 35% of the time and have no criminal record.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with a cover letter (one page only) and a CV (no more than 5 pages) with details of qualifications and work experience including 3 traceable references (professional, spiritual & general) to Fridah Kirimi, Regional Human Resource Manager, Africa via: Please do not attach scanned certificates at this stage.

Deadline:  30th May 2016.

NB: The shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date.

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