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Kampala, Uganda



November 8, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Water Mission is a nonprofit, Christian engineering organization. Water Mission's global headquarters is located in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. where the organization designs, builds and implements safe water, sanitation and hygiene solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas.

Job Title

Community Development Manager job at Water Mission

Job Description

What is the opportunity?
Under the direction of the Country Director Uganda, the Community Development Manager role is responsible for effectively managing the WASH project(s) in line with the objectives, budget, timeframes, and proposal(s). This role also includes enhancing beneficiary participation, managing, and training staff, and initiating new WASH projects/proposals. The role Supervises the Evangelist and Discipleship Coordinator, Senior Wash officer, and WASH officers and is located in Jinja, Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities

A successful Community Development Manager will:

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a strong Christian witness and model servant leadership to colleagues, partners, the communities we serve, and the public.

  • Engage and participate in prayer before and after team meetings.

  • Lead and participate in biblically based staff devotions.

  • Lead and manage the Community Development Department that ensures safe water solutions are provided and implemented in communities.

  • Technical WASH Management:

  • Design, plan, and implement community development WASH service models.

  • Analyse and provide insights, thoughts, and analysis of all aspects of Water Mission safe water solution implementation models.

  • Develop, assess, and manage projects and project plans according to Water Mission’s standards.

  • Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments are conducted both against project activities and to ensure the quality of the program, with reports being made to the relevant stakeholders.

  • Ensure the timely reporting of activities for internal and external reports as requested by HQ, donors, and the country program leadership.

  • Assess existing water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion activities in the assigned area(s) and recommend actions to be taken.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local and national government offices.

  • Analyse and resolve safe water operational issues including but not limited to the following:

  • o Community leadership issues (including Safe Water Committees)

  • o Financial tracking/performance to support meeting goals.

  • o System operational issues that may affect performance/sustainability.

  • Be a Water Mission representative in the communities by presenting Water Mission’s safe water solution interests.

  • Staff management:

  • Ensure the assigned WASH team members receive relevant and appropriate supervision, coaching, mentoring, and training to develop their personal and professional skills, knowledge, and understanding. This may be through on-the-job training and taught sessions.

  • Manage and oversee the assigned WASH team including day-to-day management, development, and training.

  • Work with casual laborers including hiring, co-ordinating workload, and payment) to achieve specific, time-bound tasks.

  • Schedule and organize department meetings.

  • Communication and Coordination:

  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent, and supportive communication structures with the assigned WASH team, the program development team, and other relevant stakeholders. E.g., beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, and other partners.

  • Coordination:

  • Manage the correct and timely ordering (within budgetary constraints) of all necessary WASH supplies and equipment for the assigned WASH activities, ensuring minimum stocks are maintained and items are stored and distributed correctly.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies

What is required?

Relationship and Alignment:

  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity.

Skills & Abilities

  • Proficiency in office computer applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Good team management, coordination, and communication skills.

  • Project management including budget and operations.

  • Good report writing skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

  • Good project management skills.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of integrity.

  • Ability and willingness to reside in Jinja for the contract period.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate ideas and feedback constructively.

  • Legal authorization to work in Uganda without sponsorship.

How to Apply

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