Project Manager – Sustainable Water Supply Sanitation Hygiene for All (SWaSSH4A) Project (Contingent to Funding).

  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

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About the Project and the Role.

The project manager 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 to achieve results and deliverables of the project. The SWaSSH4A project seeks to improve sustainable access to inclusive, climate resilient and safe water supply, sanitation, and hygiene services in the rural areas of the 4 targeted districts with a total population of 997,800.

Job Description

SNV is seeking to recruit the services of a Project Manager (PM). The major responsibilities of this position are:

Project set-up and design

  • Sets up and communicates administrative, governance, accounting, HR, M&E structures, and procedures for the project and initiates the implementation of the project plan upon approval of donor(s) and country director,

Project Management

  • Leads, manages, and motivates the project team, partners, and relevant stakeholders.
  • Plans and assigns deliverables and activities, reviews their progress and addresses deviations in terms of timelines and quality, based on project planning, deliverables agreed and budget set.
  • Manages project closure and evaluation process including hand-over of complete and up-to-date project file to the Country Director and Business Development unit based on project management procedures.

Project quality assurance

  • Takes responsibility for the (technical) content of a project, ensures quality of the deliverables, and ensures sufficient technical input to meet the quality standards.

Contract Management & Project Accounting

  • Manages and accounts for full compliance of administrative, finance and HR components of the project with SNV internal procedures and requirements specified in the donor-, sub-grant-, sub-consultancy-, partner-, consortium- and Local Capacity Builders contracts.
  • Ensures security and (financial risk) mitigation (incl. due diligence)

People Management & Team Leadership

  • Guides, develops, coaches, and motivates team members and prepares resource estimation based on forecast to attract and recruit (SNV staff, consultants and/or Local Capacity Builders). Advises HR and country management on contract conditions for consultants and Local Capacity Builders, within guidelines and project budget.

Business development

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with team, external partners, and the donor(s) by ensuring a high level of SNV visibility and branding. Signals and acts on potential for positioning, innovation, upscaling, and potential follow up on projects.

Analysis & Reporting

  • Ensures collection, consolidation, and review of project information, according to SNV’s monitoring and evaluation guidelines.
  • Analyses and provides advice to management how to incorporate the new insights/best practices into the organisation’s policies and practices.

Knowledge Development

  • Contributes to internal and external knowledge development, by full documentation and sharing of project insights and results.


  • Master’s Degree in hydrogeology, and/or engineering, behavioural science, public health, project management, work experience in a senior management position.
  • Degree in hydrogeology, and/or engineering, behavioural science, public health, project management and NGO’s work.
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in similar field, of which should be in the WASH sector.
  • 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.
  • Track record on public relations, communication, coordination, and networking skills.
  • 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 and organization.
  • Proven experience of preparing and managing budgets.
  • Proven experience 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

Terms of Appointment

  • This is a full-time position based in Lira, Uganda. The contract duration is 2 years, with possibility of extension. The desired starting date is February 13, 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, including a competitive secondary benefits package.

Working at SNV

  • We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website:

How to Apply

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and motivation letter in English until 20th January 2023.

SNV is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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