UWASNET Advocacy and Policy Analyst Jobs in Uganda

UWASNET Advocacy and Policy Analyst Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Advocacy & Policy Analyst

Report to: Executive Director

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Organisation: Uganda Water and Sanitation Network


Uganda Water and Sanitation Network (UWASNET) is an umbrella organisation of International
and National NGOs working in the Water and Sanitation Sector of Uganda. UWASNET has a
membership of over 250 member NGOs that operate in different parts of the Country.

The aim of the advocacy and policy analyst position is to influence policy and practice in the water,
sanitation and environment sector, in order to promote sustainable, affordable and equitable access
to water and sanitation for all.

The Advocacy and Policy Analyst will develop, organise and
execute a wide range of activities to influence policy according to the scope of our programmes,
and specific results-oriented projects.

S/he will build policy capacity of our members and advice
on project implementation. S/he will carry out policy analysis and the writing of position
statements of our organisation.

Qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualification:

  • A relevant degree, preferably in BA or B. SWASA. No less than 8 years
    working experience in a reputable organization.
  • Extensive experience of working in public policy
    and/or advocacy on policy issues, with preference given to candidates who demonstrate a
    successful record of contributing to public policy or institutional reforms.
  • Knowledge of the
    Water, Sanitation and Environment sector policy debates and the policy perspectives will be
    added advantage.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and guide our institutional advocacy strategy
  • Develop strategic partnerships with key actors to achieve our policy goals
  • Conducting, commissioning and supervising new research that strengthens the case for propoor WASH services and environmental conservation
  • Ensure timely development of position papers, policy briefings, presentations and other
    advocacy materials and communication media
  • Identify key opportunities in the short and long-term in which we can influence policy
  • Advice technical staff and the management for meaningful engagement with key actors
    and institutions
  • Support opportunities for fundraising regarding policy interventions
  • Lead members on budget advocacy to strengthen sector accountability, transparency and
    increase sector funding
  • Establish a mechanism for monitoring policy development
  • Support members in policy reviews, dissemination and formulation
  • Lead National dialogues aimed at improving sector funding and Right to water
  • Where need be, act as a spokesperson liaison to media, governments, and other actors;
  • Ability to ably interact with different stakeholders from national to community level

    Key Personal Competencies:

  • Transparent, dynamic, flexible and pro-active
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to up-country to support and oversee Partners’ projects
  • Ability to work well with a team, multi-partners, gender sensitivity and integrity are essential

    Submission and Deadline

    Interested & Qualified? Submit electronic Application; CV with three referees and scanned
    evidence of your professional qualifications and previous advocacy work to the
    Executive Director, UWASNET on email ngocoord@uwasnet.org by Monday, 6th
    January 2020.

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