Jobs at SNV Uganda - Section Leader Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Job Title: Sector Leader Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector

Based in Kampala, Uganda

 (International Contract)

SNV Uganda is working in school wash, functionality of rural water supply services and sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all.  We are scoping for possibilities in sustainable water supply services in small towns and peri-urban areas.  Our WASH team consists of 7 SNV advisors and 30 Local Capacity Building organisations.  The team is working in both technical and governance aspects of WASH services.

To steer the SNV Uganda WASH sector, we are looking for a highly experienced professional to take the position of Sector leader

The critical task of Sector Leader will be to lead, secure resources mobilization, provide sector strategic direction, inspire and guide a team of diverse national and international advisors towards leveraging and building SNV resources dedicated to meaningful impact at scale in WASH sector. He or she  will report directly to the Country Director of SNV Uganda  and is part of the Country Management Team. Functionally the Sector Leader will report to the Managing Director of the WASH sector and will collaborate with the Global WASH Sector Coordinator.

Major responsibilities

In line with SNV Corporate Strategy, the Country Sector Leader will:

    Business development:  develop proposals and secure funding for innovative WASH programmes;
    Programme management:  deliver effective development results, planning & monitoring,  financial management and reporting to donors;  
    Advisory services: lead complex assignments  and monitor quality of  advisory services of the sector team;
    People Management: Lead and coach the team of SNV advisors, local capacity builders and consultants;
    External representation: develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders to improve SNV  market position;
    Knowledge development: stimulate learning and innovation in the team and deliver knowledge products;
    Ensure effective mainstreaming of governance and gender issues and synergy with SNV work in agriculture and renewable energy.  

Candidate profile

The candidate should be at least a strong and mature senior advisor with a track record linked to the sector

    Masters’ Degree or equivalent in related field;
    At least 10 years of relevant working experience in WASH, including some years in Africa and at least 5 years in a management position;
    Proven experience with programme design, proposal writing, business development, international donor  and private investor relationship management;
    Proven experience with project planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and financial management;
    Proven experience in capacity building,  facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, organisational learning, change processes and good governance;
    Proven experience in knowledge development and evidence based advocacy;
    A self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills

Duty station: Kampala with frequent travel to field office in

Information about duty station

    Health services:  adequate for treatment of common illnesses.
    Educational facilities:  Several good international schools (primary & secondary)
    Security situation:  family duty station,  relative political stability and no direct security threats, low to moderate criminality levels;
    Accessibility: five flights daily to  Nairobi and daily flights to Europe; upcountry SNV offices accessible by road .
    Communication:  good  telephone and internet services

Contract Type: International    

Contract Duration: 2 years, with the possibility of renewal 

Desired start date: As soon as possible

How to Apply:

Deadline: 24/07/2013


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