Jobs – Sanitation Advisor/Technical Lead/Associate Director at USAID FHI 360 Health Project

Job Title: Sanitation Advisor/Technical Lead/Associate Director

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

Job Summary: The incumbent will provide expertise and technical leadership to the project in state-of-the-art and innovative approaches in water and sanitation including health-related behavior change and service improvement. He/she will also utilize a wide-range of change agents through community systems and organizations, the private sector, Uganda health system and media. He/she will be responsible for setting measurable standards for quality behavior change communication and determining a clear plan for measuring impact of the projects efforts in improving the environment in relation to water and sanitation and health communication efforts in concert with other relevant USAID funded projects and Government of Uganda strategies. Where requested, he/she will deputize for the Chief of Party/Project Director or serve as the project’s representative to USAID/Uganda, the Ministry of Health, other donors and institutions, technical agencies and other participating organizations as required. He/ she will manage the development and implementation of work plans; ensure appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; coordinate partner efforts in program implementation; and ensure accurate program monitoring and reporting. He/she will work closely with the COP and liaise as appropriate with: USAID Uganda, Government counterparts, and local implementing agencies in coordinating their participation in project development and implementation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The Sanitation Advisor/Technical Lead/Associate Director should hold a Master’s Degree in environmental health, water and sanitation, public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
  • A minimum of ten years senior technical experience in water and sanitation with at least 5 years’ experience working in social and behavior change communication.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID policies, procedures and approaches related to program design/implementation, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated use of innovative BCC mediums such as social media, mobile phones a plus.
  • Past exposure and experience of working with private sector partners a plus.
  • Working knowledge of the relevant water and sanitation issues, stakeholders and activities in Uganda is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter with an updated resume including salary requirements by e-mail to: uganda-info@fhi360.org. Please indicate the job reference in the subject line of your email.

Deadline: 15th September, 2014

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