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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Project Manager (WASH) Job at International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Manager (WASH)

Jobs at:
International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Deadline of this Job:
1st November 2017

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Job details:
Reports to: Chief of Mission
Grade: P3

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), established in 1951, is the leading international intergovernmental organization dealing with migration. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
Job Summary: The Project Manager (WASH) will be accountable and responsible for supporting the planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of all WASH projects in Uganda. S/he will also act as focal point for all issues related to the refugee emergency in the country.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the overall implementation of all WASH projects in Uganda including technical and financial aspects in coordination with the Resource Management Unit and in compliance with IOM policies and donor requirements.
  •  Lead the WASH team in Yumbe and Moyo Districts as well as Kampala to ensure uniformity in the response and adequate resource allocation through coordination and monitoring. Oversee the recruitment and performance of staff and consultants in coordination with relevant units of IOM Uganda.
  • Develop and maintain work plans, implementation strategies and expenditure plans to ensure timely execution of projects.
  • Prepare and submit donor reports and ensure timely submission in line with donor requirements and IOM procedures and standards. Prepare regular briefings, situation reports, and other material as needed.
  • Carry out technical supervision of all construction works such as piped water systems, latrine blocks and other institutional sanitation facilities to ensure the works are of the highest possible standard. Prepare technical progress reports and completion certificates. Oversee the contract management for all contractors and work closely with the Resource Management Department to ensure timely payment to contractors.
  •  Develop and execute technical bidding documents (BOQ, technical drawings) including for piped water systems in accordance to Ugandan standards. Oversee the procurement process for construction contractors.
  •  Oversee the work of various implementing partners in the area of hygiene and sanitation. Ensure that WASH items are effectively distributed to beneficiaries.
  • Build capacity of various stakeholders on best and sustainable practices in the WASH sector including of community-based water implementation committees.
  • Develop sustainability strategies for IOM WASH interventions particularly for piped water systems, including operations and management (O&M) schemes.
  •  Work closely with the Ministry of Water and Environment, District Water Officers, Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, UNICEF and other stakeholders as necessary to ensure IOM interventions are aligned to national standards and priorities.
  •  Represent IOM in WASH sector meetings and other emergency coordination mechanisms as need.
  •  Spearhead resource mobilization efforts for Uganda’s WASH portfolio. This will include donor liaison, project proposal development and positioning IOM vis-à-vis various stakeholders.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  •   The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • Previous experience in managing WASH project in an emergency setting with a focus on construction supervision of WASH infrastructure;
  • Skills and knowledge on the planning, design, execution and supervision of piped water systems is essential;
  • Good track record of working with government officials, UN agencies, NGO and communities in the execution of WASH projects;
  • Familiarity with the analysis of sectoral policies and budgets;
  • Experience liaising with donors, government officials and other stakeholders and a proven track record of resource mobilization;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with IOM’s administrative procedures a distinct advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.
Personal Competencies:
  •  Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
  •  Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;
  •  Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system at the link below.
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