Jobs at International Lifeline Fund in Uganda

Job title: WASH Program Manager, Lira, Uganda
Closing Date: Friday, 13 April 2012
ASARECA Secretariat, Entebbe


Position: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Program Manager Location: Lira, Uganda Duration: 1 year with probationary period of 3 Months

Organizational Background: International Lifeline Fund (ILF) is an innovative humanitarian development organization, dedicated to provide clean drinking water and fuel-efficient cooking techniques to habitants in Kenya, Uganda and Haiti. ILF embraces an entrepreneurial spirit, a bottom-up philosophy to development, and a flexible, low-cost operational approach. ILF's vision is a world, in which no one is forced to drink contaminated water or expose themselves, their family, and their environment to the harms associated with cooking on an open fire.

Position Description: The WASH Program Manager (PM) will be responsible for implementing ILF's WASH program at a high-quality standard and in accordance with the ILF Uganda country strategy and donor requirements. The WASH PM will be responsible for improving upon the program's current technical and administrative elements and identifying additional improvements as necessary. These improvements will include ensuring that all the necessary project documents, including clarified project proposal and budget; technical needs assessment and baseline survey; technical specification and designs; implementation modality guidance documents; and monitoring tools are established and implemented according to industry best practices. This will be facilitated through extensive fieldwork and support of the ILF WASH team.

Key Responsibilities:

Design, prepare, implement, monitor and evaluate water supply project(s).
Undertake field visits to monitor projects, as well as conduct periodic programme reviews to ensure effective and efficient implementation.
Propose and/or undertake action on operational procedures affecting project management and implementation.
Analyse and evaluate data to ensure achievement of objectives and/or takes corrective action when necessary to meet programme/project objectives.
Contribute to the development of the WASH team's strategic work plan, including introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management & evaluation and also ensure the achievement of specific objectives.
Ensure proper functioning of all WASH logistics
Meet with local, national, and international agencies or governmental bodies conducting WASH projects to maintain good working relations and potentially coordinate activities
Participate in meetings with ministries responsible for project review, and follow up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
Ensure the accurate and timely input of project information in the internal database system, and issue status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
Prepare programme/project status reports required for management, board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

Qualifications - Advanced university degree in Civil Engineering, WatSan Management, Geology or related technical field. - Three years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the international levels in program management, monitoring and evaluation, and drinking water supply area.
- Knowledge and experience regarding water engineering (water collection and supply systems, such as boreholes and filtration systems, as well as analysis and treatment) - Knowledge and experience of a variety of sanitation systems in humanitarian contexts, including Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Training (PHAST), Children's Hygiene and Sanitation Training (CHAST), and Community Led total Sanitation (CLTS) - Knowledge and experience regarding health and hygiene promotion and community participation approach in humanitarian contexts, including training and forming Water User Committees (WUCs) and Village Health and Sanitation Trainers (VHSTs) - Familiarity with drilling boreholes operations highly desired - Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
- Excellent communication skills (oral & written) in English - Excellent supervisory and managerial skills - Leadership and teamwork abilities
- Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications - Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization
How to apply:

Please email your CV and a cover letter to Vahid Jahangiri at vj@lifelinefund.org and copy Rachael Reichenbach at rachael@lifelinefund.org . The subject line should read "Your Full Name - WASH PM".

Deadline: 13th April 2012

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