Uganda Water Partnership - Program officer Jobs

Uganda Water Partnership - Program officer Jobs

About 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

    Work Experience

  • 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

  • Email

  • 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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