Uganda nationals: Project Field Officer, Water Supply – Sustainable Water Supply Sanitation Hygiene for All (SWaSSH4A) Project

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Lira, Uganda 🇺🇬

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

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Job Description

SNV is seeking to recruit the services of a Project Field Officer, Water Supply. The major responsibilities of this position are:

Provision of Advisory Services

  • Contribute to the development of inclusive sustainable, climate resilient and affordable water service provision; ensuring that the O&M and regulatory frameworks are strengthened by building capacities at all levels, with the enhanced inclusion of women in leadership positions.
  • Follow up on the Water Source Committees (WSC’s) and Sub-Country Water Supply and Sanitation Supply Boards (SWSSB’s); while ensuring that established WSC’s and SWSSB’s receive the necessary organizational development.
  • Provide regular updates and bi-weekly written reports to the project manager, reflecting progress made on the project.

Monitoring Evaluation & Quality Assurance

  • Responsible for the supervision, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of ongoing activities related to the strengthening of water use capacity; improvement of non-functional water facilities and making them more climate resilient; support for district and sub-county technical personnel; establishment and support for WSC’s, SWSSB’s, HPMA’s etc.
  • Providing support to extension workers and implementing partners to ensure delivery of project assignments / results meets SNV requirements in terms of scope, quality, and timeliness of delivery.
  • Collects data in the field (paperwork) checks and enters all relevant data into relevant system(s) and signals abnormalities.

Knowledge Development and Networking

  • Facilitate learning and knowledge development on best practices within the WASH sector.
  • Support documentation of case studies, best practices, and emerging models from SNV practice.
  • Participate in internal and external learning and networking events relevant to the WASH sector’s programmes.
  • Effective participation and contribution in the SNV country WASH sector group.

Internal and external communication

  • Informs and is informed about the development / changes in the project, is consistent responsive to the client community and pro-active and confident in engaging with external stakeholders (government, NGOs, private sector, or other relevant stakeholders).

Process improvement

  • Assesses service delivery quality and adapts service processes, to increase efficiency.


  • A University degree in any of the following disciplines: engineering (preferably Civil, Environmental or Water Resources Engineering, social sciences (development studies, Social Work and Social Administration), Business Administration, Public (Environmental) Health, etc.
  • A minimum of one year of relevant working experience in Water/ Sanitation/Hygiene programming within the Uganda WASH sector
  • Proven technical and management expertise in terms of WASH project assessments, design, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and stakeholder engagement.
  • Good understanding of water supply technological options for rural communities in Uganda
  • Demonstrated experience in installation and maintenance of different hand pumps in community boreholes, including Indian Mark I, Mark II, Mark III and other types of hand pumps.
  • Experience in working with subcounty based hand pump mechanics (including developing training manuals and conducting training)
  • Basic skills in use of engineering design application such as AUTOCARD, ArchCARD, COMPASS, WaterCARD, etc.
  • Demonstrated competencies within the Uganda WASH sector and experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder processes.
  • Ability to multitask, strong attention to detail; ability to work independently; strong analytical, communication and report writing skills.
  • Experience in coordinating a range of diverse actors and activities to achieve a common programming objective under the WASH sector.
  • Good understanding of the link between Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Strong communicator with the requisite interpersonal and negotiation skills to work with persons of various cultural and educational backgrounds.
  • Familiarity and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PPT, etc.
  • Fluency in English (written/oral/comprehension) is required (Additional languages preferred).
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural environment and willingness to learn basic words in the local indigenous language (such as greetings, saying thank you, etc).
  • Valid riding permit

Additional Information

Terms of Appointment

  • This is a full-time position based in Lira, Uganda. The contract duration is 2 years, with possibility of extension. The desired starting date is February 1, 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, including a competitive secondary benefits package.

Working at SNV

  • We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website:

How to Apply

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and motivation letter in English until 20th January 2023.

SNV is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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