Programme Advisor (Effective Institutions)

Kampala, Uganda
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Job Description

Deadline: 16th October 2020

Contract: Three year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits

It's hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet - around one in three of the world's population. Every two minutes, a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

We started because no NGO like us existed. We'll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we're making great progress - since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.

We're looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We're looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges. In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

WaterAid is looking for a Programme Advisor - Effective Institutions to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading on sector analysis and implementation of the sector strengthening agenda.
  • Design and delivery of district and local level programming is aligned to deliver the sector strengthening agenda of the organisation and provide oversight and support towards the effective implementation of the sector strengthening at district and national level.
  • Design of the Effecti Programme is based on a robust understanding of the sector context and blockages that undermine access to sustainable WASH services amongst the excluded populations of Uganda.
  • Lead the design of projects within the programme guided by a system and rights-based approach that contributes to the programme goals as well as the strategic objectives of the organisation.

To be successful, you'll need the following:

  • A Master's degree in Development Studies, Public Health, WASH, or other related discipline.
  • Extensive experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian context, with prior experience in senior programme management or working towards senior programme management.
  • Developed management and communication skills with the ability to motivate, support and mentor staff to produce results
  • Experience in designing and implementing behaviour change activities and working within a consortium, or project with multiple partners.
  • Demonstrable experience of programme design and successful proposal development.

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, please click 'Apply' to download the job description and application form, which is linked at the end of the document.

Fill in the application form and send it with a cover letter to by 16th October 2020 stating Programme Advisor - Effective Institutions in the subject line.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within one week of the closing date. We regret that we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.

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