Project Coordinator for the Project Enhanced Water Security and Sanitation (ENWASS)

Moroto, Uganda 🇺🇬

Field of activity

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) GIZ implements the ‘Enhanced Water Security and Sanitation Programme (ENWASS)’ in Uganda. With a co-funding from DFID the programme intends to implement a project to enhance the climate-resilience of health centers in the remote and semi-arid region of Karamoja (Northeast Uganda), one of the driest and least developed regions in the country. DFID has invested in health centers in the recent years, and continues to do so. Yet the operations and sustainability of the centers are threatened by unsustainable water supply, a situation which is exacerbated by the effects of climate change (e.g. changing weather patterns, changing ground- and surface water supply).

As a response, the project will a) develop comprehensive source protection plans (based on existing catchment management plans), b) analyse and improve operation and maintenance of the water systems, and c) implement minor repairs and refurbishments. The project will also provide research as to the value of money of WASH investments in health centers in comparison to other investments. The project intends to reach 10-20,000 beneficiaries.

Your tasks

As the Project Coordinator (Band 4) Climate Sensitive WASH in Health Centers you are responsible for the successful implementation of the co-funding arrangement (2.2m EUR) within the ENWASS component ‘Climate sensitive water resources management’. The project is assumed to start in March 2018 and is expected to be implemented by August 2019.

You will be responsible for:

  • Largely autonomous implementation of the co-funding project in close coordination with the Head of Component
  • Coordination and technical supervision of national staff
  • Management of national and international consultants and implementing partners, such as NGOs and UN-Organisations, including tender processes, financial management, technical backstopping
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Public relations (presentations, factsheets, other PR material) and representing the project at ENWASS meetings or in sector coordination meetings and conferences
  • Coordination with other ENWASS components in Karamoja (focusing on Water for Production and Capacity Development of District Local Government)
  • Support the Head of Component with regard to donor coordination

Your profile

Holding at least a master’s degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering, management of natural resources, geography, or another relevant discipline. You have several years of work experience in the water and/or environment/climate sector in developing countries, preferably in Africa. You are familiar with the challenges that come with operating and maintaining water supply systems in underdeveloped regions in developing countries. You are knowledgable of the potential as well as the existing impacts of climate change on such systems and have experience in supporting key actors to adapt to such effects.

You have gained substantial experience in the management of complex projects, including coordination of interdisciplinary and intercultural teams. Experience in GIZ as well as in managing funds from German Development Cooperation, DFID and other donors is a strong asset. Fluency in English is required, profound knowledge of the German language is a strong asset. You are a flexible, reliable and confident person which is able to withstand a high workload in a remote location. You are able to adapt quickly to a demanding and ever-changing work and social environment.

Assignment period

As soon as possible until 31.08.2019

Conditions regarding location

The main duty station is Moroto, Northeastern Uganda, where GIZ maintains a substantial permanent office (ca. 15 staff). This is not a family friendly posting. The general living conditions and medical services in Moroto are very basic. Basic health facilities and consumer goods in Mbale (3-4hrs). Health facilities, international schools and consumer goods in Kampala (8hrs drive). Since 2008 Karamoja is considered to be a safe region. Uganda is a comparably safe and stable country, except for the direct borders with South Sudan and DR Congo. Tropical climate.

Our offer

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.

Other information

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 04.03.2018.

Contact department:
Martin Henneberg
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