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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Head of Programmes Job at WaterAid Uganda - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Head of Programmes 

Jobs at:
WaterAid Uganda 

Deadline of this Job:
16th November 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 5th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

WaterAid Uganda is an International NGO specializing in water, sanitation and hygiene and it envisions a world where everyone, everywhere has access to safe water, sanitation and good hygiene. WaterAid Uganda (WAU) is now recruiting a suitably qualified candidate of impeccable integrity and commitment to fill the position below.

POSITION: Head of Programmes
Report to: Country Director
Location: Kampala

As a member of the Senior Management Team in WAU, the Head of Programmes will take a leading role in the implementation of the overall country programme, ensuring an integrated programme approach that adheres to international WAU standards and policies. Reporting to the Country Director (CD), the Head of Programmes will take specific responsibility for coordinating, managing and reporting on the implementation of WAU’s programmes in accordance with donor proposals and guidelines and for ensuring high quality programming through technical support and effective monitoring and evaluation. Represent WAU to relevant external stakeholders as necessary. S/he shall work across functional teams to contribute WAU’s overall effectiveness and impact through participating in various national and international forums/ platforms and initiatives in a bid to have sustainable improvements in the provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene for the poor and marginalized in Uganda.

Strategic leadership
  • With other members of the SMT, take a leading role in providing strategic direction for the WAU programme including the implementation of the country programme strategy for WAU and spearhead its implementation.
  • Lead programme integration creating innovative programme approach and team culture for delivering programme with quality standards for equitable, inclusive and sustainable WASH services.
  • Initiate, coordinate and lead WAU programming, planning, reviewing, evaluating for adaptive programme management development ensuring it delivers on WAU’s objectives envisaged in its business plan.
  • Responsible for producing strategic analysis and plans for programme development, expansion or emergency response as may be needed
  • Represent WAU in relevant WASH or inter-sector meetings and other programme-related coordination forums or workshops at federal or regional level as deemed appropriate and maintain relation with other stakeholders.
Lead program development and delivery
  • Oversees the development of program and project plans, to ensure effective and timely implementation of the projects as per WaterAid standards.
  • Develop, implement and embed a knowledge management system that will ensure the sharing of knowledge across the program, in WAU in coordination with the broader East Africa Regional Team.
  • Directs and coordinates external program engagement including effective management of partnerships.
  • Accountable for the achievement of high standards with regards to M&E systems and provide oversight and support to managers and dedicated M&E staff in developing systems, data collection (including the use of digital devices), qualitative and quantitative data analysis and interpretation and review of M&E findings to improve programme quality and demonstrate impact.
  • Work with the funding advisor to develop and maintain a funding strategy to ensure future streams are adequate for delivering WAU strategic objectives.
People management and development
  • Manage Programme Team to deliver on the programme strategy, providing leadership and guidance in line with WaterAid HR policies and procedures.
  • Build a high-performance culture in the programmes team. Ensure that staff members are given opportunities for development & supported on capacity building.
  • Work with Head of Finance and Project leads to ensure close management of relevant budgets and expenditures in compliance with donor guidelines.
  • Work with HR in management of the life cycle of individuals within the team from pre-recruitment to exit, including performance management processes.
  • Masters level qualification in Development Studies, Public Health, WASH, or other related discipline.
  • Strong strategic leadership and managerial skills to co-ordinate the WaterAid program team to deliver on WaterAid strategic objectives.
  • A minimum of 12 years’ experience working in a developing country in a development and/or humanitarian context, with prior experience in senior programme management, including experience in planning, developing and evaluating Programmes. Prior WASH related experience will be an advantage.
  • Advanced written and spoken English.
  • Significant experience of programme design and successful proposal development.
  • Demonstrable experience and competence in networking and effective relationship building with peers, donors and government. High level of diplomacy and tact.
Job application procedure
Interested applicants should send their applications (cover letter and CV only) to  by 5:00pm on 16th November 2018.