WASH Program Manager NGO Opportunity – World Vision International

Title:   WASH Program Manager
Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to: Integrated Programs Director
About WVU:
World Vision International is a Christian Relief, Development and
Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children,
families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work
in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of
children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for
working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful
completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record
checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness.
Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary:  The WASH Program Manager provides technical leadership
of WVU’s WASH programs; this includes leading a team of staff, leading WVU WASH
program strategy and learning, new business development and donor engagement,
national level advocacy and policy engagements and external representation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Program Quality and
  • Oversee
    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
  • Ensure
    integration of WASH with other WVU program sectors
  • Steer,
    supervise and support WASH staff in the design, management, implementation
    and monitoring of WASH activities.
  • Ensure
    proactive project management of WASH projects through strong adherence to
    program quality standards, monitoring, evaluation and learning and
    evidence based decisions.
  • Provide
    Program teams with guidance and updates on policy, standards and
    guidelines relating to WASH.
  • In
    charge of identifying priority operational research problems and
    participate in ensuring high quality evaluation of WASH projects.
  • Take
    part in monitoring and documentation activities of WASH projects.
2. Financial Management:
  • Ensure
    compliance of WASH grants to donor requirements and timely communicate
    challenges/constraints/opportunities to senior management.
  • Develop
    and manage budgets for WASH projects including submission of cash
    forecasts and effective tracking of expenditures
3. Program Development:
  • In
    charge of developing resource mobilization plan highlighting priority
    areas relating to WASH, grant concept papers and proposals
  • Participate
    and lead where required in the development of new proposals in
    collaboration with Grants Acquisition and Management unit
4. Knowledge Development,
partnerships and Networking:
  • Actively
    facilitate learning and knowledge development on best practices within the
    WASH sector;
  • Technically
    support documentation of case studies, best practices and emerging models
    from WVU WASH programming;
  • Participate
    in internal and external learning and networking events relevant to the
    WASH sectors programmes.
  • Represent
    WVU at national level and relevant networks on matters relating to WASH
  • Significantly
    contribute to active partnerships development and cooperation with other organisations
    through linkages with sector stakeholders
  • Maintain
    regular communication with the Regional Technical Advisor for WASH
5. Staff Management and
  • Work
    closely with project/programme managers, identify staffing needs and
    support timely recruitment processes.
  • Identify
    talent and provide on the job learning and other growth/capacity building
    opportunities to develop WASH skills in WVU
  • Carry
    out regular coaching and ensure performance management actions of the WASH
    staff are completed in accordance with WVU standards and timelines.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should for the World Vision WASH Program Manager should
    hold a master’s degree in Public health, Development Studies, Water and
    Sanitation engineering, Environmental Health or related/similar field.
  • A
    minimum of five or more 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
  • Working
    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
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Must
    be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Attend
    and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
  • Excellent
    communication skills both written English and in face-to-face
  • Prior
    experience in networking, project management and supervision.
  • Skills/
    experience in proposal writing
NB: The
position is open to Only Ugandan Nationals.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are
particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 27th July,

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