Strategic Partnerships Manager NGO Careers – WaterAid

Organization: WaterAid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
About Us:
WaterAid’s Vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water
and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe
water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities, WaterAid
works with partners to maximize its impacts for policy change/influence.  WaterAid works through supporting local
organizations and government authorities to design low cost sustainable
projects using appropriate and affordable technologies that can be managed by
the community itself.  WaterAid also
seeks to influence the policy change through government and other key
international organizations to secure and protect the right of poor people to
safe, affordable water and sanitation services.
Job Summary: The Strategic
Partnerships Manager will steer the support to partners in ensuring efficient
and effective project management covering key aspects of planning, project
management, field implementation,
monitoring and evaluation and policy development as partnership Development
support is at WaterAid Uganda’s (WAU) frontline. The incumbent will ensure that
all grant-funded projects
implementation and reporting are in compliance with donor regulations and
Key Duties and
Serve as an institutional resource on partner
grant compliance, regularly monitor and document grant expenditures against
grant funded activities to ensure compliance with donor regulations
Maintain communication with budget holders to
ensure timely receipt of reports and documentation in accordance with
regulations of donor / grant awards
Build both staff and partner capacity in
individual donor / grants management, on proper application of time-keeping,
branding, data collection and management, programmatic reporting policies.
The jobholder will develop systems and
procedures in support of the identification, engagement and development of
strategic partnerships.
Co-ordinate fundraising proposals and grant
contract processes once opportunities are identified. Support proposal
development activities including co-ordination, budgeting and log frames as
The incumbent will coordinate the management of
ongoing relationships with existing partners and where relevant, leverage those
relationships to greater collective impact
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the WaterAid Strategic
Partnerships Manager placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Management,
Social Sciences, Development Studies or Research studies with a development
bias. Masters in Business Administration in a related field will be an
At least six years’ experience in strategic
sales or business development
Significant experience of capacity building of
NGO development partner organizations
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
updated CVs and motivation letters to: including
three work related referees. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
NB: In order to apply for
this role, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Uganda.
Deadline: 16th
November, 2016
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