NGO Jobs – Country Director at Living Water International (LWI)

Title: Country Director

Organization: Living Water International (LWI)



Living Water International
(LWI) 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 is providing
safe drinking water, Christian Witness, sanitation and hygiene education to
communities across Africa and has a vacancy for a Country Director in Uganda.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Strategic direction: Implement the Country Strategy
    according to LWI strategic processes and operating standards. Maintain an
    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 representatives of funders. Establish collaborative relationships
    including with local churches to determine project needs.
  • Provide Spiritual Leadership: Ensure the office has high quality
    Christian ethos and operations plan that is appropriate for the country
    context. Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry
    and integrity though lifestyle and work relationships, and provide
    spiritual guidance to staff on LWI’s mission and core values.
  • Implement Mandatory Policies and

    Implementation and reporting on water projects as directed through the
    internal system – PUMPS. 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
  • WaSH
    Programs are fundamental to LWI programs and the Country Director will
    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 to facilitate the efficient operations and the
    implementation of effective ministry for LWI.


Skills and Experience:

  • The
    candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in international development, or
    equivalent (advanced degree is preferred).
  • 10
    years’ experience in a senior management position,
  • Demonstrated
    ability to deal decisively with complex situations.
  • The
    core characteristics of the successful candidate will be to honor God,
    develop people, pursue excellence and be a good steward.
  • 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.
  • Strong
    interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. Strong
    planning, community mobilization and inter-cultural communication skills,
    experience working on grant funded programs in improving the overall
    health status at the household level through improved water
    access/quality, sanitation, and hygiene.
  • Proficiency
    in English and excellent presentation and writing skills.
  • Willing
    and able to travel internally and regionally up to 35 per cent of the time
    and have no criminal record.
  • Please
    note LWI is an equal opportunity employer.


to Apply:

All suitably qualified
candidates must submit 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). All offers of employment
are made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background

Applications should be
submitted to Cheryl Batwell, HR Business Partner, Africa via:


NB: Should you be shortlisted you will be
contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.


30th September 2013


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