Project Manager – WASH


Project Manager – WASH


GOAL is currently
seeking to hire a competent person to join our Uganda team. This is an exciting
opportunity for you to join an extremely dynamic International NGO and to use
your skills. If you are familiar with working within the international development
aid sector and have a strong background in the areas mentioned, then you are
the one we are looking for!


About the Role: The Project Manager will lead the implementation of the Irish WaterShare
project and contribute towards the broader water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
programme, exploring options to support sustainable operations and maintenance
of rural water. Reporting to the Deputy Programme Director (DPD) -WASH, the PM
will be responsible for day to day management of Watershare project which
entails planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and effective
communications of key project outputs and decisions. The position will
coordinate with Ministry of Water and Environment, district local government
officials and the bigger GU WASH team. They will additionally lead project
development and planning for subsequent phases of the project. The PM is housed
within the larger WASH Programme and contributes towards strategy development
and implementation of the boarder WASH programme


Key Duties and

Project management

  • Ensure effective implementation of GOAL Uganda’s WaterShare project
    in Namayingo District including establishing and promoting an appropriate
    operation and maintenance (O&M model) for sustained water access
  • Ensure the project is executed in line with approved project
    proposals, budgets and within agreed time frames
  • Perform hydrogeological and topographical analysis with support of
    hydrogeologists from MWE and Water Share
  • Manage project budgets and proactively review/monitor financial
    transaction as per the Authorisation Matrix and delegation protocols
  • Lead the development of project reports and ensure reports are
    (internal and external) delivered on time and of good quality
  • Ensure project/programme procurement and contracting processes are
    managed effectively and in line with GOAL policy
  • Where applicable manage partners, including external consultants,
    contractors, ensuring successful completion of contracts/MOUs and providing
    support where necessary
  • Ensure compliance to all GOAL, Donor and Government of Uganda
    policies, procedures and guidelines that relate to the implementation of
    WASH programme

strategic development

  • Lead planning and development of subsequent phases of the project
  • Contribute towards development of GOAL Uganda’s WASH programme
    strategic development
  • Remain up to date with changes and innovation in National water
    systems and support team’s continuous learning
  • Develop and promote appropriate O&M model for rural water
    systems in Namayingo and Bugiri

representation and coordination

  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with
    National Government, District Local Government and Communities soliciting
    their participation in all activities where appropriate.
  • Responsible for all engagement with Ministry and District
    stakeholders including communicating key project outputs 
  • Participate in assigned national WASH coordination meetings and
    events including engagement in discussion of key government strategies
  • Ensure close collaboration and sharing of information with other
    district and national government
  • Build and sustain relationships with internal GOAL stakeholders, key
    to the programme and draw on them for support, advice and programme

evaluation, and learning

  • Ensure project deliverables and targets are on track using the
    project results framework and in consultation with GOAL Uganda’s DPD MEAL
  • Participate in project/programme review meetings
  • Support GOAL’s knowledge development and management by capturing,
    storing and disseminating lessons learned from project implementation as
    well as ensuring data utilization for improved programme quality.
  • Suggest and share innovations based on the lessons learnt

Capacity building
and team management

  • Manage the project field team that will be constituted to deliver
    the project
  • Build team’s capacity through couching, mentoring and trainings
  • Build capacity for sustainable operation and maintenance in line
    with the sustainability building blocks.
  • Monitor and advise on project/field district team level staffing and
    resource needs and support recruitment


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: To be successful in this role, you will need
the following qualifications, skills and experience.


  • University degree in Civil Engineering, Water resources engineering,
    Geology or related discipline.
  • Minimum of five years actual project management experience with
    strong focus on WASH programme designs, project planning, execution and
    coordination including implementing Water projects in partnership with
    National and District local Government
  • Experience in drafting water engineering designs and performing
    hydrogeological and topographical data analysis
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the O&M issues of rural water supply
  • Demonstrable knowledge of groundwater dynamics including performing
    test pumping and Groundwater survey
  • Good advocacy, networking and influencing skills while ensuring
    effective working relationship in a multi-cultural environment
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach teams in water
    technical skills
  • Ability to write clear and well-analysed assessments and project
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven
    financial management skills
  • Strong computer literacy with full knowledge of office applications,
    GIS software and aptitude to learn to use new software



  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals
  • Adaptive management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and
    effectively coordinate with internal and external actors


Code of Conduct and Accountability within GOAL

GOAL is an equal
opportunities employer and has values and behaviours framework which defines
our code of conduct. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to
adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to
    safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and
    confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult
    or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or



Children and
vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum extent from deliberate
or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual
exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this
on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and
reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.



Established in 1977,
GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400
personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable
communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable
countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development
programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to
focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and
sustainable livelihoods.


General description of the country programme:

First operational in
Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health
(including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market
based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL
Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and
resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused
approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with
national and international civil society organizations, local government, the
private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.


GOAL Uganda has a
skilled team of approximately 100 personnel and manages an annual operating
budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in
the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in
Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country
programme is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity:
water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.

Our package includes
a competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents,
comprehensive 24-hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to
one month for each completed year of service and our working hours provide for
a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a
learning and development environment with training & study opportunities
aligned to our staff development policy.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
and interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their
applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts (current or former
Line Manager) from the last three employers and daytime contact number to; The
Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda:  indicating the title for the position applied
for in the subject line.  PLEASE DO NOT


Deadline: 4th January 2021


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