The Water Trust develops and implements innovative Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs to combat disease and poverty in the developing world and allow people to live empowered lives of dignity. The Water Trust collaborates with community members, village leaders, local government and WASH service providers to enable villages, schools and health centers to create access to safe water, latrines, and environmental hygiene education. Since 2008, The Water Trust has implemented more than 300 projects in Masindi and Kiryandongo, benefiting more than 120,000 people. The Water Trust is expanding its programs and aims to be a leader in pioneering innovative technological and behavioral change strategies to help foster healthy communities.
The Water Trust seeks a dynamic Monitoring and Evaluation professional with environmental health and/or public health experience and team management skills. The position will be the organization’s lead monitoring and evaluation specialist as well as act as coordinator for the organization’s Kiryandongo field office. The Water Trust has a strong commitment to monitoring and evaluation, from ongoing household surveys to water quality tests to focus group discussions. The ideal candidate will not only have strong technical skills, but will be a self-starter, a quick learner, and capable of managing a team to get results and grow. This is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial, ambitious professional excited to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems, tools, and quantitative and qualitative evaluations, as well as lead a high-performing team to achieve and document results in an organized, systematic manner.
MAJOR FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinate the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems and processes, from survey design to database management to focus group discussions.
- Coordinate the organization’s knowledge management efforts, ensuring that lessons learned are documented and incorporated into both external documents and internal training materials.
- Coordinate and oversee 10 staff (program, operations, and finance) in Kiryandongo field office.
- Manage implementation of multiple projects in partnership with relevant stakeholders to deliver desired outcomes within program plans and budget.
- Oversee operations in the field office in compliance with The Water Trust’s policies.
- Carry out The Water Trust’s monitoring requirements, and facilitate a continuous learning process with regular reporting.
- Manage, motivate, and develop the skills of a high performance field office team.
- Proactively identify gaps in implementation and contribute to solutions.
- Contribute toward the development of environmental health program strategies and plans.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS
- Degree in Social Science / Statistics / Development Studies / Social Work
- 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, including both quantitative and qualitative research.
- 3 years’ experience managing a team
- Experience working with WASH and/or environmental health projects on behalf of an international development organization.
- Demonstrated expertise in survey development, data management, and report writing.
- Strong facilitation skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Strong written and oral communication skills (in English).
- Proactive and results-oriented.
- Comfortable and capable adapting work and priorities to respond to changing situations in order to advance organizational goals and objectives.
- Strong computer skills, notably in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Able to both work independently with minimum supervision and as part of a larger team.
- Experience in hygiene promotion and behavior change communications.
- Knowledge of the Masindi and Kiryandongo areas and local languages.
- Experience in conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions.
- Possesses a driving license and/or valid riding permit and knowledge of road rules.
Click the link below and complete the application by Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 5 p.m. East African Time. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No paper copy applications will be considered
Due to the number of applications received, we are not able to respond to each application.