Uganda Water Partnership - Program officer Jobs
Uganda Water Partnership - Program officer JobsAbout UWP The Uganda Water Partnership is the country-level multi-stakeholder network of Global Water Partnership (GWP) partners in Uganda working towards improving governance and the sustainable use and management of water resources.
UWASNET is the current Host Institution and Secretariat for UWP.
UWP seeks to recruit a suitable Ugandan professional to fill in the position of Program Officer with a one-year contract renewable subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
The Program Officer will work closely with the Secretariat and report to the UWP Steering Committee in supporting UWP to meet the intended aims of the UWP’s Strategic Plan.
The PO will be the principal person responsible for coordination of UWP activities, and will be expected to manage the day-to-day running of the UWP Secretariat and any other duties assigned to them by the UWP Steering Committee.
S/He will therefore need to be a good team player and consensus builder.
The broad terms of reference for the PO include:
Liaison and building alliances with similar-minded networks and Water resources related implementing institutions (Government agencies, Local Governments, CSOs, media, etc).
Facilitate functional UWP Thematic groups at the national level
Contribute to the design & production of Information, Communication and Advocacy materials
Preparation of Quarterly and Annual Reports to the UWP Steering Committee & partners.
Represent UWP at various fora at the national and regional levels.
Ensuring that activities outlined in the Annual Work Plan (AWP) are executed in a timely manner
Assist in the management of the activities of the secretariat of UWP
Expedite registration of UWP as an independent entity and ensure renewal of relevant registrations
Act as a desk officer for UWP, act as the point of contact for UWP and lead in the coordination of meetings.
Support the UWP Steering Committee and Host Institution in the identification of and outreach to potential implementing partners, and conducting of partners’ assessments for new UWP applicants
Organization of meetings and coordination with relevant stakeholders; attend all meetings and events as requested by the Steering Committee and ensure all meetings are minuted and final minutes disseminated to relevant persons
Draft and follow-up of correspondences with relevant institutions
Coordinate with the Host Institution to ensure that the UWP website and other social media handles are regularly updated on activities, news briefs and other relevant information
Support in resource mobilization
Professionalism Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional
competence and relevant subject matter knowledge; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges
Teamwork Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
Planning & Organizing Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.
Communication Speaks and writes clearly and effectively in English,
Information Technology Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
University degree in Social Sciences or International Relations preferred
At least 3 years’ experience in a related field. Knowledge and previous working experience in livelihood, poverty reduction or (sustainable) development – oriented advocacy work in the water resources management-related sector in Uganda being an added advantage
How to Apply
Send Motivation letter explaining your interest in the stated position (including expected salary); CV not exceeding 5 pages; names of three 3 work related referees; and applicant’s daytime telephone contact to:
The Chair, Uganda Water Partnership
Closing date is 5pm on January 31st, 2020
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The successful candidate will be required to commence work immediately.
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