28 April 2017

WASH Program Manager Job Careers - The Water Trust (TWT)

Job Title:        WASH Program Manager
Organization: The Water Trust (TWT)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About US:
The Water Trust (TWT) develops and implements Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects to combat disease and poverty in the developing world and allow people to live empowered lives of dignity. TWT collaborates with the local government, village leaders, and community members to enable village, schools, and health centers to create access to safe water, latrines, and hygiene education. Since 2008, TWT has implemented more than 300 projects in Western Uganda, benefitting more than 120,000 people. Headquartered in New York, TWT aims to be a leader in pioneering innovative new approaches to help foster healthy communities.

Job Summary: The WASH Program Manager will be implementing project manager of The Water Trust programs on the ground for the Masindi location as well as serve as the technical designer and quality supervisor for WASH structures and operations and management  within the organization.  The WASH Program Manager will lead the team in The Water Trust Masindi office to implement the organization’s environmental health and water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in coordination with Masindi District Local Government. The WASH Program Manager is a member of the Senior Management Team and contributes to strategic decisions to enhance program quality and build capacity to scale The Water Trust's programs in Uganda. The WASH Program Manager is in charge of the daily implementation of the projects in the Masindi office and technical oversight in the Kiryandongo Office.  This is a tremendous opportunity for an ambitious environmental health management professional to help a high-impact organization enhance and expand programs in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee, support and supervise the social and technical program teams to ensure that programmatic annual targets for Masindi district (MSD) are achieved to a high quality, set standards and deadlines, within budget and meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Masindi (MSD) project area related to environmental health. 
  • Set and implement technical standards and quality  to meet Key Performance Indicators and improve efficiency and effectiveness. Validate technical designs, technical contracts and bill of quantities for all programs at all sites, water quality, reliability and functionality, and open defecation free villages and improved hand washing behaviors.
  • Develop the skills of the program team to enable program delivery at set standards, including appropriate stakeholders (e.g. teams of technicians or HPMs).
  • Keenly monitor and evaluate overall quality of program delivery which includes but is not limited to project outcomes related to water quality, reliability and functionality and hygiene and sanitation.
  • Send monthly reports on program delivery progress and quality, including outcomes that meet organization reporting needs.
  • Work in close collaboration with finance and operation departments, manage MSD programmatic budget and expenditure including adherence to TWT’s organizational and vehicle procedures and policies.
  • Manage direct line reports, including setting their annual objectives, having regular one to one meetings and appraising line reports as per organizational guidelines.
  • Support recruitment, induction and capacity building of programmatic team.
  • Work in liaison with local / district authorities and community members at all levels to ensure that TWT delivers its MSD program in agreed locations, avoid duplication and ensure that the image of the organization in the community remains respectful, and the program is running smoothly.
  • Assist the Country Director to represent the organization at government level WASH/Health/Education sector meetings and when requested.
  • Demonstrate flexibility as you undertake additional responsibilities as requested by your supervisor.
  • Support the development of funding proposals, log frames, budgets and donor management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the WASH Program Manager job opportunity must hold a University degree or professional qualification in Environmental Health or Environmental Engineering.
  • A minimum of two to three years of demonstrated project management experience with an international NGO, including budget and donor management, grant reporting and managing a team of 4-8 staff.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong project management skills with expertise in environmental health, water, sanitation, and hygiene and behavior change, with experience working with health facilities, schools and rural communities.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience managing projects with an international NGO, experience managing teams (matrix and remote management), and experience with day-to-day office management.
  • Strong skills in managing and motivating team member, creating clear work plans, and ensuring team reliably and proactively produces and communicates results.
  • Experience contributing to funding proposals, budgets, logical frameworks, etc.
  • Experiencing developing and managing budgets.
  • Strong knowledge in Behavior Change with regard to sanitation and hygiene.
  • Previous experience in working in rural settings: communities, health facilities and schools.
  • Good team management skills.
  • Project management (including budget and operations) and site management experience.
  • Line management experience with ability to develop, coach and motivate a high performance team.
  • Ability to think quickly to respond to immediate requests.
  • Ability to take initiative where appropriate to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work and ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • A pro-active person who is able to work independently with minimum supervision.     
  • Strong interpersonal skills and building professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. Good team-player.
  • Flexibility to adapt, positive attitude towards change, and a constructive and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills.
  • Computer literacy skills with proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to speak local languages in the project area (Swahili, Runyoro, Luo, Iteso, Lugbara, Lugisu).
  • Service oriented, customer focused approach.

How to Apply:
All candidates who so desire to join The Water Trust in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.

Deadline: 3rd May, 2017 at 5:00pm

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