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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Advocacy and Policy Specialist Job at UWASNET - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Advocacy and Policy Specialist

Jobs at:
Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET)

Deadline of this Job:
not later than Tuesday, 2nd January 2018

Duty Station:

Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) is a National Network of international and National NG-Os involved in the water and sanitation sector of Uganda. Currently UWASNET has a membership of 250 NGOs that operate in different parts of the Country.
We are currently looking for competent and interested Water, Sanitation and Hygiene professionals to fill the following positions based in Kampala
Job Title: Advocacy and Policy Specialist
Reports to: Executive Director

Job Summary:
The Advocacy and Policy specialist will provide leadership in implementation of UWASNET's Policy Research, advocacy and campaigns strategy in order to advance UWASNET’s members goals and objectives. The role will provide policy analysis of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and development issues so as ta enhance the influencing capacity crf UWASNET. The role will also support capacity building of members in WASH advocacy
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop evidence based advocacy materials for the members
  • Lead members on budget advocacy to strengthen sector accountability, transparency and increase sector funding
  • Establish a mechanism for monitoring policy development
  • Support members in policy reviews, dissemination and formulation
  • Develop key advocacy documents through Policy analysis
  • implement Advocacy strategy and implementation plan
  • Strengthen advocacy capacity of N609. and stat?
  • Promote increased support for water and sanitation from various stakeholders
  • Lead National dialogues aimed at improving sector funding and Right to water
  • Mobilize members for advocacy and engaging government in budget research
  • Support the member advocacy Working group to engage in WASH advocacy
  • Develop policy papers and policy briefs in line with sector needs.
  • Support Media advocacy for the WASH Media Network
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • A relevant degree, preferably BA or B.SWASA.or Public Health
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in similar role in a reputable organization.
  • Proven experience in Advocacy related work areas; Extensive knowledge of campaigns and documentation in areas of development work and WASH sector
  • Good understanding of National public expenditure and budgeting , National Development Plan/PEAP, Sector
  • wide approaches, development dynamics and functioning of government structures such as decentralization and applicable policies
Job application procedure
interested candidates should submit an electronic application with their CV (indicating 3 referees  - one of whom must be your current or immediate past supervisor) and scanned evidence of your professional qualifications to the Email: addressed to: The Board chairman. Kindly indicate the job tittle for the vacancy for which you are applying for in the subject line of your email Applications should reach us not later than Tuesday, 2nd January 2018