International NGO Careers – Program Manager WASH at AMREF

Job Title:   Program Manager WASH
Organization: AMREF
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Country Director
About US:
Amref Health Africa is an International
NGO founded in Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters are in Nairobi with major
programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two
regional hubs in Southern and Western Africa based in South Africa and Senegal
Respectively. Working with and through African communities, health systems and
governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people
from accessing their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa is committed to
improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering
communities, our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.
Job Summary: The Program Manager WASH provides
technical leadership of Amref Health Africa’s WASH programs; which includes
leading a team of staff, leading Amref Health Africa WASH program strategy and
learning, new business development and donor engagement, national level
advocacy and policy engagements and external representation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Manage
the development and implementation of the WASH teams strategic work plan,
including introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project
management & evaluation and also ensure the achievement of specific
objectives.
·        
Steer,
supervise and support WASH staff in the design, management, implementation and
monitoring of WASH activities.
·        
Provide
Program teams with assistance 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.
·        
Ensure
compliance of WASH grants to donor requirements and timely communicate
challenges/constraints/opportunities to senior management.
·        
In
charge of the development and management of budgets for WASH projects including
submission of cash forecasts and effective tracking of expenditures
·        
Responsible
for the development of resource mobilization plan Highlighting priority areas
relating to WASH, grant concept papers and proposals
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the aforementioned Amref Health Africa career opportunity
should hold a Master’s degree in Public health, Development Studies, Water and
Sanitation engineering, Environmental Health or related/similar field.
·        
At
least five years’ managerial or technical specialty experience in the design,
implementation and evaluation of WASH programmes/projects
·        
Working
knowledge and experience regarding water engineering (water collection and
supply systems, such as boreholes systems, as well as analysis and treatment).
·        
Detailed
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.
·        
Working
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
·        
Skills
and experience in proposal writing
·        
Computer
literacy skills
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to
send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover letter
addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda to:
jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 17th July, 2015 by 5
pm.

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