Area Program Manager Non-profit Jobs – Lifewater


Job Title:    Area Program Manager

Organisation: Lifewater

Duty Station: 

Reports to:
Director of Programs


About US:

Lifewater is a
Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving
children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome
water poverty. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve the least and
last as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. Lifewater
International serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or


Job Summary:  The Area Programme Manager is responsible for
providing leadership and guidance to the team to ensure that vulnerable
children, families, and communities achieve an improved quality of life resulting
from increased access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services. The Area
Programme Manager provides proactive, thoughtful, transparent, and accountable
leadership and management of program teams, engineering staff, and local
stakeholders involved in the designing, management, monitoring, and evaluation
of Lifewater’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) program strategy in the area
of operation under his/her jurisdiction. The APM is responsible for the
successful implementation and reporting of programme results to LI management
and key stakeholders.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

the development of a detailed implementation plan and guide implementation of
the program and ensure monitoring progress towards program objectives.

program team on annual planning and budgeting for all hardware and software
activities of the programs and projects in the district/s of assignment in line
with LI planning and budgeting guidelines and timelines.

strategic relationships (network and liaise) with district-level stakeholders
and represent LI in relevant for District Water and Sanitation Coordination
meetings, District WASH advocacy meetings, Sanitation Week celebrations…etc.
for purposes of shared learning and leveraging on their WASH activities as

spiritual leadership to the team through developing a daily morning devotion
staff roaster and conducting daily morning devotions for staff.

in the recruitment, orientation & on-boarding of staff for effective
program delivery in the district(s) of assignment.

coaches, and supervises staff to ensure that they are adequately supported to
execute their duties.

Program Management Team (PMT) meetings and share feedback with Director of

with the LI Uganda Director of Programs to develop, document, and
operationalize all internal processes for program implementation, monitoring,
and evaluation.

with the Uganda Director of Programs in developing new plans, and assessing the
feasibility of new/strategic areas of operation; coordinates baselines,
reviews, and evaluations of the programs

Takes a
lead in rolling out the waterworks sustainability initiative and support WASH
Sustainability Officer in the implementation of the LI O&M Strategy

and guides the implementation of LI church mobilization strategy in the
district of assignment, develops and nurtures an effective relationship with
the church partners to demonstrate the love of Christ among the vulnerable

the training of health workers and effective promotion and reporting of WASH
activities at health care facilities

the quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical
guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines

effective and relevant capacity building events for WASH program staffs and
supports them in the implementation of LI’s VHV strategy

out performance management function including performance monitoring, end of
probation appraisals, and setting 90 days’ performance targets for staff

and manage all LI resources including program budgets and expenditures and
ensure timely accountability that is in line with LI standards

audit processes and ensure that all audit findings and recommendations are
acted on thoroughly and timely in accordance with Lifewater audit policies.

the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual program plans as well as the
related implementation and required progress reports.

out any other tasks assigned by the Director of Programs from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a University degree in Environmental Sciences, Public
Health, Education, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration,
Development Studies, or a related field.

have at least 6 years’ experience in community development preferably in the
field of water engineering, sanitation, and hygiene or public health, Social
Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, or
related field, 3 of which should be in a managerial position coordinating rural
water & sanitation programs.

have good analytical and problem-solving skills.

command of the English language, both written and spoken.

of financial and human resource management.

Must be
able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.

Must be
a born again Christian, a servant leader, and able to adequately lead in
contexts of denominational diversities.

Must be
a team player and able to work with and amongst the LI team and key
stakeholders in the target districts towards realizing and attaining key
program milestones


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




For more of the
latest jobs, please visit or find us on our facebook page



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *