Program Manager – (WASH) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at International Lifeline Fund (ILF)

Organisation: International
Lifeline Fund (ILF)
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
Reports To: Country Director
About ILF:
Lifeline Fund (Lifeline) is an innovative humanitarian development organization
dedicated to providing clean drinking water and fuel-efficient, clean cooking
stoves to communities in Africa and Haiti. Lifeline has a bottom-up philosophy
to development, encourages its staff to be entrepreneurial and proactive in
their approach to finding solutions, and has a flexible, low-cost approach to
operations. Lifeline’s vision is a world in which no one is forced to drink
contaminated water or expose themselves to the harms associated with cooking on
an open fire.
Job Summary: The WASH Program
Manager (PM) will be responsible for implementing Lifeline’s WASH program in
accordance with the Lifeline Uganda’s country strategy and donor requirements.
The WASH PM will be responsible for maintaining the current high standards of
Lifeline’s WASH program, and will be expected to identify and improve
operations as necessary. The WASH PM will be responsible for ensuring that all
the necessary programmatic documents, including project proposals and budget,
technical needs assessments and baseline surveys, technical specifications and
designs, implementation modality guidance documents and protocols, and monitoring
tools are established and implemented according to WASH program best practices.
The WASH PM will manage a large WASH team, and will take responsibility to
optimize their operations. Moreover, the WASH PM will be responsible for
integrating “soft” interventions, especially improved sanitation and also
hygiene, into Lifeline’s current WASH operations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the development of Lifeline
    Uganda’s strategic work plan and ensure the achievement of specific
    project objectives.
  • Provide guidance and management support to the
    WASH team.
  • Work collaboratively with Country Director on
    development, fundraising and other program related duties.
  • Undertake frequent field visits to monitor
    projects, as well as conduct periodic programmatic reviews to ensure
    effective and efficient implementation.
  • Propose and/or undertake action on operational
    procedures affecting project management and implementation.
  • Ensure good functioning WASH logistics,
    including support with the procurement of technical supplies and
  • Analyse and evaluate data to ensure achievement
    of objectives and/or take corrective action when necessary to meet
    program/project objectives.
  • Contribute to the development 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 proper functioning of all WASH
  • Meet with local, national, and international
    agencies or governmental bodies conducting WASH projects to maintain good
    working relations and potentially coordinate activities.
  • Participate in meetings with ministries
    responsible for project review, and follow up on implementation of
    recommendations and agreements.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely input of project
    information in the internal database system, and issue status reports for
    monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • Prepare programme/project status reports
    required for management, board, donors, budget review, programme analysis,
    annual reports, etc.
  • Provide guidance to staff on all issues related
    to program implementation.
  • Assure integration of “soft” interventions,
    including integration of the community health club model into current WASH
    programmatic work.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelor of
    Science in Civil, Water or Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrogeology
    or a related field.
  • Strong technical background with experience in
    undertaking and or supervising water well drilling, geophysical surveys,
    pump testing, and pump installation.
  • Three years of progressively responsible
    professional work experience at an international level in program
    management, monitoring/evaluation, and drinking water supply area.
  • Experienced with the implementation and
    supervision of sanitation and hygiene activities.
  • Knowledge and experience regarding water
    engineering (water collection and supply systems, such as boreholes and
    filtration 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).
  • Knowledge and experience regarding health and
    hygiene promotion and community participation approach in humanitarian
    contexts, including training and forming Water User Committees (WUCs) and
    Village Health and Sanitation Trainers (VHSTs).
  • Familiarity with drilling boreholes and
    associated operations highly desired.
  • Analytical, negotiating, communication and
    advocacy skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral &
    written) in English.
  • Excellent supervisory and managerial skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and
    resourcefulness with a strong attention to detail.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation
    and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a
    multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working
    relationships, both within and outside the organization
  • GIS mapping
  • A Masters degree in Civil, Water or Mechanical
    Engineering, Geology, Hydrogeology or related technical field will be
  • Prior experience implementing successful WASH
    programs in Uganda or other African countries.
How to Apply:
interested candidates should send CV’s to with the
subject title WASH PM –Uganda

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