Project Manager - WASH International Non-profit Jobs - SNV


Job Title:      Project Manager - WASH  
Organization: SNV
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently supports interventions in 108 districts across the country. We work with over 100 local partners, 80% of which are based in the districts where we operate. Our work focuses on the Agriculture, Energy and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene sectors. In 2014, we contributed to improved income, food security, employment and use of basic services for 1.1 million people in Uganda. Of our full-time employed staff, 90% are Ugandan nationals.

Job Summary:  The Project Manager- WASH will lead and manage the planning, inception, implementation, closing and workforce of the project within scope, budget, timeline and acceptable quality levels along the commitments specified in the contract signed with the donor, in line with SNV standards, SNV`s approach to Project Management and donor regulations in order to achieve high quality and timely the agreed results and deliverables of the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design and set up of project management components: Initiate contract handover from the Prospect Team, set up and communicate administrative, governance, accounting, HR, M&E structures and procedures for the project and draft and upon approval of donor and country director initiate implementation of the project implementation plan, as per the SNV project management procedures, relevant SNV structures and procedures, accounting principles and donor requirements and contract
  • Leadership and Management: Lead, manage relationships and motivate the project team, partners and relevant stakeholders, plan and assign deliverables and activities to all relevant, review their progress and address deviations in terms of timelines and quality, based on project planning, deliverables agreed and budget set, manage project closure and evaluation process including hand- over of complete and up-to-date project file to Sector Leader, Country Director and Business Development unit based on project management procedures
  • Human Resources Management & Team Leadership: Plan and manage HR workflow by forecasting personnel needs of project, support in recruitment & selection according to SNV HR guidelines, co- decide on employment of project staff (SNV staff / consultants/ LCBs), manage the work plans and quality of project staff and steer their performance, in line with HR policy, and in consultation with the Sector Leader and/or Country Director as line manager of staff when needed, advise HRO and country management on contract conditions / fee for LCBs and consultants for project according SNV consultancy- and LCB guidelines and within project budget
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting: Formulate and implement M&E plan (including external and internal reviews and evaluations) and (donor) reporting for project, including risk monitoring and reporting on changes, deviations and taking corrective mitigation actions if needed to keep project on track in line with project management standards, M&E framework and donor reporting requirements
  • Knowledge, documentation and communication: Ensure full synthesis, analysis and documentation and sharing of project insights and results, signal potential for positioning, innovation, upscaling and potential follow up projects
  • Network and Relationship building: Build and maintain effective relationships, with team, external partners and the donor(s) by ensuring a high level of SNV visibility and branding according to donor guidelines in all appropriate activities working with and drawing on available communication support, Identify follow up RM and partnership possibilities with country management and BD unit

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Project Manager- WASH must hold a Degree in hydrogeology, and/or engineering, behavioral science, public health, project management and NGO’s work.
  • Master’s degree in hydrogeology, and/or engineering, behavioral science, public health, project management, work experience in a senior management position.
  • At least ten years of work experience in similar field, of which should be in the WASH sector.
  • Proven understanding and hands on experience in managing large and complex donor funded projects, including strategic and business planning skills and a good appreciation of financial management.
  • Proven and good understanding of community based approaches, including clear involvement of children, women and people with disabilities in the hygiene promotion and others sector that are related to WASH.
  • Project Capacity and ability to build trust and relationships organize people and manage performance of teams.
  • Track record on public relations, communication, coordination and networking skills.
  • Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English.
  • Proficiency in use of a wide range of statistical, Geographical Information Systems,software applications, engineering and computer software programs for project design, implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation and information system management.
  • Proven ability for networking with major players in government and across the development Sector.
  • Proven record and ability in working at both strategic and operational level or organization.
  • Proven experience of preparing and managing budgets.
  • Proven experience in working on results based or output based financing modalities is an added advantage
  • Keen attention to detail and methodical approach to work.
  • Understanding of the donor compliance needs for a variety of humanitarian donors, government and corporations.
  • Be a team player and ready to collaborate with others in positive manner.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation to their online recruitment database by clicking on the link below.


Deadline: 19th April 2018

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