Project Manager- WASH

  • Lira, Uganda
  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV Netherlands Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries;across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalized groups and stakeholder accountability.


As our programme in Uganda continues to grow, we are looking for senior dynamic professionals to join our team. Interested candidates should meet the basic qualifications outlined within the Candidate Profile and exhibit a strong desire to be a catalyst for change


Job Description

Lead and manage the planning, inception, implementation, closing and workforce of the project within scope, budget, timeline and acceptable quality levels along the commitments specified in the contract signed with the donor, in line with SNV standards, SNV`s approach to Project Management and donor regulations in order to achieve high quality and timely the agreed results and deliverables of the project.

Design and set up of project management components

Initiate contract handover from the Prospect Team, set up and communicate administrative, governance, accounting, HR, M&E structures and procedures for the project and draft and upon approval of donor and country director initiate implementation of the project implementation plan, as per the SNV project management procedures, relevant SNV structures and procedures, accounting principles and donor requirements and contract

Leadership and Management

Lead, manage relationships and motivate the project team, partners and relevant stakeholders, plan and assign deliverables and activities to all relevant, review their progress and address deviations in terms of timelines and quality, based on project planning, deliverables agreed and budget set, manage project closure and evaluation process including hand- over of complete and up-to-date project file to Sector Leader, Country Director and Business Development unit based on project management procedures

Human Resources Management & Team Leadership

Plan and manage HR workflow by forecasting personnel needs of project, support in recruitment & selection according to SNV HR guidelines, co- decide on employment of project staff (SNV staff / consultants/ LCBs), manage the work plans and quality of project staff and steer their performance, in line with HR policy, and in consultation with the Sector Leader and/or Country Director as line manager of staff when needed, advise HRO and country management on contract conditions / fee for LCBs and consultants for project according SNV consultancy- and LCB guidelines and within project budget

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

Formulate and implement M&E plan (including external and internal reviews and evaluations) and (donor) reporting for project, including risk monitoring and reporting on changes, deviations and taking corrective mitigation actions if needed to keep project on track in line with project management standards, M&E framework and donor reporting requirements

Knowledge, documentation and communication

Ensure full synthesis, analysis and documentation and sharing of project insights and results, signal potential for positioning, innovation, upscaling and potential follow up projects

Network and Relationship building

Build and maintain effective relationships, with team, external partners and the donor(s) by ensuring a high level of SNV visibility and branding according to donor guidelines in all appropriate activities working with and drawing on available communication support, Identify follow up RM and partnership possibilities with country management and BD unit



Keys required skills and qualification

Degree in hydrogeology, and/or engineering, behavioral science, public health, project management and NGO’s work.

Master’s degree in hydrogeology, and/or engineering, behavioral science, public health, project management, work experience in a senior management position.

Minimum of 10 years of work experience in similar field, of which should be in the WASH sector.

Proven understanding and hands on experience in managing large and complex donor funded projects, including strategic and business planning skills and a good appreciation of financial management.

Proven and good understanding of community based approaches, including clear involvement of children, women and people with disabilities in the hygiene promotion and others sector that are related to WASH.

Project Capacity and ability to build trust and relationships organize people and manage performance of teams.

Track record on public relations, communication, coordination and networking skills.

Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English.

Proficiency in use of a wide range of statistical, Geographical Information Systems,software applications, engineering and computer software programs for project design, implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation and information system management.

Proven ability for networking with major players in government and across the development Sector.

Proven record and ability in working at both strategic and operational level or organization.

Proven experience of preparing and managing budgets.

Proven exprience in working on results based or output based financing modalities is an added advantage

Good attention to detail and methodical approach to work.

Understanding of the donor compliance needs for a variety of humanitarian donors, government and corporations.

Be a team player and ready to collaborate with others in positive manner.

Additional Information


Application Deadline: by 1 July  2018.

Contract Duration : 2 years

Contract Type: Local (open to Ugandan nationals only)

Duty Stations: Lira

Desired Start Date: August 2018

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