STRIVE Project Officer

Kampala, Uganda
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Description

STRIVE Project Officer

Deadline: 28th October 2020

Contract: One Year

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 Support To Resilient Initiatives in Vulnerable Entities (STRIVE) Project Officer 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:

The STRIVE Project Officer will be responsible for the planning, organizing and leading on the project implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project. The post holder will take responsibility for the development of the thematic activities and guiding the catchment teams to implement activities that will include Strengthening the enabling environment for climate change resilience, facilitate community empowerment and engagement for climate resilience WASH, develop and promote adoption of climate-smart WASH and catchment management technologies and promote climate change knowledge and learning.

The post holder will manage project information and documentation processes while ensuring effective communication of the project results, ensure risk management, ensure project financial management and accountability. The role will develop, expand and maintain effective and efficient (local) networks with relevant stakeholders, identify new partners and functions as the interface between the organisation and the district/ partners.

The Post holder will guide and spearhead district level advocacy in areas of climate change resilient WASH while ensuring project implementation conformity to quality standards and best practices. The role will coordinate and ensure timely and high-quality evaluation processes, and monitoring with the district, proposes corrective measures and lessons learned based on evaluations, and ensures identification of follow up assignments.

To be successful, you'll need the following:

  • A Degree in Social Sciences, especially Environmental studies or any other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum five (5) years' experience in climate change and project management related work areas.
  • Experience in the field of climate change would be a strong advantage
  • Proven knowledge of and professional experience in project management
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills both written and spoken english and confidence interacting with different stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills, proven ability to manage competing demands on time while still meeting deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and able to deliver work of a high standard
  • Highly motivated, able to self-start and proactively seek guidance or direction where required
  • Team player with commitment to collaborative working
  • Excellent Microsoft computer knowledge and ability to work independently and efficiently with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

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

Fill in the application form (link in the job description) and send it along with a cover letter to by 28th October 2020 stating STRIVE Project Officer 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.

No recruitment agencies please.