Private Sector Development Advisor (WASH) NGO Careers – GOAL International

Organisation: GOAL
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant
Country Director – Programmes
About US:
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency dedicated to alleviating
the suffering of the poorest of the poor. 
We are a non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political
organisation. GOAL Uganda country project focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic
sectors: Health (including WASH and health accountability programming); and
Livelihoods. GOAL Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the
environment/DRR across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused
approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with
local civil society organisations, private sector partners and District Local
Government to give effect to our mission.
Job Summary: The Private Sector
Development Advisor will support the WASH program. The overall purpose for this
role is to manage all aspects of private sector support activities, to oversee
several innovative pilots and to manage external consultants and BDS providers.
The position is responsible for GOAL’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme
which focuses on increased use of improved household sanitation, strengthening
of local, district and national water/sanitation governance, and improvement of
local water supply and sanitation management. This position will also directly
manage GOAL’s WASH Team and is responsible for ensuring the team have clear
understanding of their responsibilities and deliverables and has overall
accountability for WASH budgets and workplans. Private Sector Development
Advisor (WASH)
Key Duties and
The Private Sector Development Advisor
will be in charge of overseeing activity work related to;
  • Sanitation
    marketing such as developing and scale-up of market-based sanitation
    products and services in GOAL’s operational areas of Bugiri/Namayingo,
    Lira, Abim and Agago. They will provide strategic, technical, and
    managerial guidance to the Project, and will manage a small team currently
    working on the programme.
  • The
    design and implementation of a private sector approach to Faecal Sludge
    Management in peri urban and/or rural settings.
  • Managing all WASH private sector partners to their agreed deliverables
    ensuring they are appropriately supported with Business Development
    Services and oversee all contractors within the programme to ensure they
    meet their contractual obligations.
  • Identify
    suitable financial service providers and link them to SMEs
  • Develop
    a business model for the management of piloting activities by the private
  • Take
    lead in building and leveraging key WASH networks, government
    departments and business networks with specific responsibility for
    advocating and influencing at a district and national level for GOAL’s
    WASH programming and to ensure government take up their role of
    enforcement and regulation in relation to GOAL’s private sector
  • Managing
    the donor reporting for all WASH projects ensuring they are delivered to
    the project support officer on time and are of a quality appropriate for
    donor submission.
  • Provide
    technical backstopping for WASH staff through coaching and
    mentoring to build their knowledge and capacity in private sector
  • Effectively
    manage all projects and product developments to ensure completed on time,
    on budget and to the right quality.
  • Effectively
    manage delegated budget responsibilities.
  • Undertake
    tasks or special projects related to this role as requested by the
    Assistant Country Director – Programmes or the Country Director
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL
    International Private Sector Development Advisor career opportunity should
    hold a Master’s degree in
    Business, Management, Economics, Finance, or related field.
  • At
    least ten years’ experience in the private sector or providing
    technical assistance to improve private sector performance
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in WASH small and medium enterprise development
  • WASH
    sector finance and micro-finance expertise within Uganda
  • Creativity
    and entrepreneurial outlook
  • Excellent
    organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Proven
    ability to work in a fast-paced and detail-oriented, with a proactive
    planning and execution.
  • High
    standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Ability
    to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and effectively
    coordinate with internal and external actors is highly desired.
  • Ability
    to supervise staff and coordinate with partners from a broad range
    of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel to target districts.
  • Excellent
    writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating
  • Excellent
    (English) verbal and written communication skills with proven
    financial management skills.
  • Strong
    computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their
applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional,
2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous
employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda
via E-mail to:
NB: Please do not attach
certificates and indicate the Position applied for in the email subject.
Deadline: 26th April 2017

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