Jobs at Nile Basin Initiative in Uganda- Project Manager

Job Title: Assistant Project Manager
 Ref: NEL/RBM/12//01

Category:  Regional Position

Eligibility: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda Nationals

Reporting to: Project Manager Kagera River Basin Management Project

Contract Duration: 1 Year (probation 6 months) renewable depending on performance and availability of funds

1) Functions and Responsibilities:

The responsibilities for the position will include, but are not limited to:

    Assist the Project Manager to prepare, implement and manage the project work plan.
    Participate in preparation of terms of reference and contracts for consultants.
    Undertake desk and field supervision to ensure that projects are being well implemented, are accomplishing the intended objectives and recommend any necessary corrective measures
    Prepare project progress and other substantive reports.
    Providing coordination between project components to ensure achievement of overall project objectives.
    Assist in coordination of the project with other regional projects, state agencies. NGOs and the private sector
    Organizing capacity building activities.
    Organizing RPSC meetings in liaison with NELSAP-CU and providing reports of decisions.
    Assist in monitoring project progress and report to the RPSC on the progress of the project.
    Promote project outcomes, especially major investment proposals to multilateral partners

2) Qualifications and experience:

    MSc in Water Resources Engineering, Civil Engineering, Land and Water Management related field.
    At least 7 years of experience in managerial position in Government or reputable organization.
    Extensive experience and proven technical skills in the management of complex water resources management and development projects preferably in a regional context.
    Ability to conceptualize the complex problems of national and transboundary integrated water resources management for sustainable development and to apply innovative approaches and work methods
    Strong Project and Contract Management Skills with at least 5 years of practical experience in Project planning and management of hydraulic infrastructure projects
    Demonstrated experience in undertaking project cycle activities particularly project identification and preparation
    Knowledge of Sida and World Bank procedures
    Strong interpersonal relationships and ability to work in a team environment of different cultures and nationalities;
    Demonstrated skills in networking with ministry-level partners, private sector and NGOs
    Demonstrated computing skills in MS office packages, GIS and design software for engineering Projects.
    Fluency in English or French, with working knowledge of the other. Bilingualism will be an advantage.
    Experience working in the Nile Basin countries is preferred

How to Apply


The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is a partnership of the riparian states of the Nile. Within the framework of the NBI. and on behalf of the Governments of Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, the NBl’s Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program Coordination Unit has, effective 2005, implemented the Kagera River Basin Management Project with grant financing from the Governments of Sweden and Norway and the World Bank.
The NELSAP now wishes to fill the vacant position of Assistant Project Manager in order to enhance project implementation capacity

Interested candidates should submit an online application and attach Curriculum Vitae (clearly indicating the reference number above) to the NELSAP Regional Coordinator on: copied to

Priority will be given to nationals originating tram Kagera Basin countries seeking balance among countries represented in NELSAP staff as a whole.

Applications received after the closing date shall not be considered. Only those candidates that are short-listed for the interviews will be notified. The NBI Is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Sometimes in life there is that moment when it’s possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments.” -Elizabeth Glaser

Deadline: 12th Oct 2012


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