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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Executive Director Job at UWASNET - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Executive Director

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
1. Job Title: Executive Director

Job Summary:
The Executive Director provides overall strategic and operational leadership to the UWASNET Secretariat reporting to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that all UWASNET‘s activities are planned, resourced, implemented, monitored and evaluated in a timely manner to ensure that they are appropriate, cost effective, sustainable and contribute towards achieving members goals and objectives. The job holder will ensure that UWASNET meets its planned objectives and is accountable to stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategic Leadership and Partnerships:

  • Give strategic leadership to UWASNET
  • Act in the name of the organization and represent UWASNET to agencies, organizations and the general public
  • Conduct official correspondence of UWASNET.
  • Identify and develop partnerships with NGOs, government agencies, institutions etc. to advance mutual goals.
Program Planning and Management:

  • Take lead in developing program, organizational and financial plans and implement approved plans and policies.
  • Ensure staff are compliant with financial and adhere to strategic direction of UWASNET
  • Support members to develop project proposals
  • Manage sub grants on behalf of members
  • Direct and oversee day to day activities and operations of the organization and ensure that the work/activities of UWASNET supports and guides the organizations mission.
  • Ensure that organization's seal, correspondences, documents and records are at all times properly kept and that UWASNET complies with policies and regulations.
  • Be a principle to the bank accounts of the organizafion
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources support the work of the organization
  • identify and evaluate the risks to the organization (staff, property, goodwill, image) and implement appropriate measures to control risks are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Ensure staff meetings are regularly held and staff concerns are timely addressed within the provisions of the applicable HR policies
  • Secretary to the board and the General Assembly.
  • Submit to the board reports of the activities of the organization and ensure that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  • Represent staff at Board meetings
  • Update and keep in safe custody the organizations register of members
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in a relevant area: CiviI/water/environmental engineering; Public Health or a related field; Possession of post graduate qualifications in management is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in senior management role in Similar organization(s)
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