Project Coordinator-W4DB project job at Heifer International Uganda

Heifer International Uganda

Project Coordinator-W4DB project job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 09 September 2022

Hiring Organization: Heifer International Uganda

Job Details:

Project Coordinator-W4DB project

The Project
Water 4 Dairy Business is a two-year project that aims at providing equal access to water for dairy farmers and neighbouring communities) in two selected dairy cooperatives in Kiboga district. W4DB will set-up viable water supply chain at the level of the cooperative to reach 7,500 families, improve the milk quality at farmer and cooperative level, and create buy-in from financial institutions for scalability

Under the guidance of the Project Manager - Power, Water and Internet (PWI), the Project coordinator- Water for Dairy Business (W4DB) will be responsible for the development of design plans, working drawings, technical specifications, bill of quantities as per project document and standards by the Ministry of Water & Environment; supervision of implementation and contract administration of water supply development including water supply installation and borehole drilling, Water supply construction, and Water spring Protection works, sanitation facilities and waste disposal systems; Mainstreaming of sector management approaches in all water related interventions. S/he will provide technical guidance and support to Producer Organization (PO) boards, staff and farmers on water for domestic use and dairy production.
The project coordinator will be accountable for all project activities; needs assessments, water related studies, partner/stakeholder coordination and engagement, development of water business models, capacity building of Producer Organization management teams, producing related reports on project progress; supervising and appraising the performance of water facilities at Producer Organization level; timely project implementation and delivery of the intended outcomes.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in water and Sanitation Engineering, Civil Engineering, water Resource Engineering or Environmental Engineering with five (5) years' experience coordinating and implementing rural water projects.

Preferred requirements

• Computer literacy particularly in AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, Power point, and SPSS.
• Ability to lead and work as part of a team, flexible, adaptable and patient
• Ability to plan own work, work under pressure when faced with competing demands.
• Ability to communicate both written and spoken English, be innovative.
• Ability to work away from workstation and travelling in remote and /or rural environments.
• Demonstrable analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee activities.

Most Critical Proficiencies
• Good understanding of water sector, systems and technologies in Uganda
• Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
• Proven project management, contract management, motivational and supervisory skills with ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in water for development within vulnerable communities.
• Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the water component chains (e.g., technology-based payment systems).
• Demonstrated experience in setting up functional water management systems and commercial water models for communities.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in facilitating technical project feasibility studies, designs, including the computation of the associated key financial ratios and benchmarks.
• Computer literacy, including facility with Word, Excel, and other relevant Microsoft Office Suite applications, as well as any other databases
• Proficient in communicating in English and local languages, oral and written.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
• Proven interpersonal and communication skills with ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
• Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations particularly women and children.
• Working in a multi-cultural setting, commitment to promoting teamwork, gender equality and sensitivity to hunger and poverty issues.
• Ability to work under tight deadlines with minimum supervision.
• Ability to work under pressure in response to changing needs and ability to work well in a team.
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally, occasionally on short notice.
• Sound judgment, professionalism, and a positive attitude with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and in sometimes difficult circumstances.
• Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.


Application procedure

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Deadline for submission is September 9th, 2022.

Date Posted: 2022-09-01