Program Specialist Needed at Water Mission

Vacancy title: Program Specialist


Category: Admin & Office

Jobs at:Water Mission

Deadline of this Job:10 January 2020

Duty Station:Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions For people in developing countries and disaster areas. Safe water is the source of life. It is the foundation for health, education and viable economies. Through the generous support or individuals, churches, corporate partners and many others, Water Mission has brought relief and hope to more than 4 million people across the goble. Additionally, Water Mission operates nine country programs in Latin America, Africa and Asia and has served 53 dinerent countries on live different continents. In Uganda, Water Mission operates as Waiter Missions Uganda MMU) with offices based in linja. WMU has served over 500,000 people with safe water and sanitation solutions in development and refugee emergency settings. Our faith and belief in the sanlrfitir of life compent us to develop and implement the best technologies and community development programs so God will be honored and glorified thlough our work. Our mission is to be a best-in-class Christian engineering non-profit that transforms lives through sustainable safe water solutions.
Because our mission is global. urgent. and enormous, the person in any of the following positions rnust have the temperament and energy to be a leader in an entrepreneurial environment. The person must have the ability and be willing to fulfill multiple responsibilities. He or she must not only be comfortable in. hut be energized by highly fluid, rapidly changing work environments. At WMU we work as a team. All employees must show initiative and seek to improve the way things are done and to conduct the work in an increasingly cost-effective manner. Because WMU seeks bu share the news of the Living Water, all employees are expected to share the gospel through their words and actions.
Post: Program Specialist
Under the direction of the Country Director. the Program Specialist. is responsible For overseeing the various functions within the operation of Water Mission Uganda, including administration, program related functions, and supporting the various teams as described below..

• Understand client requirements and recommend new programs or enhancements.
• Work with cross-functional reams in planning and execution of programs.
• Schedule program related training for new hires.
• Assist in soliciting for new opportunities from key partners e.g. USAID, UN agencies, embassies etc.
• Lead the mmmunlcatinn team tn ensure all reports, dairies. branding, visibility is well documented to key stakeholder
• Assist in proposal development.
• Assist in planning for visitors, conferences for both in country and HQ including travel and accommodalton.
• Provinia support in developing program plan. budget and schedule.
• Perform program planning, analysis and reporting for management.
• Keep management informed about any financial, schedule and administrative issues.
• Manage resourre allocations and workload assignments.
• Coordinate with program management to perform contract madification, work order changes and schedule changes.
• Perform connect negotiations with clients as needed.
• Manage office supplies stock and place orders
• Prepare regular reports on expenses and office budget
• Maintain and update company databases
• Organize a filing system for important and confidential wmnanv documents
• Answer queries by employees and clients
• Update oifice polities as needed
• Maintain a company calendar and schedule appointments
• Book meeting rooms as required
• Distribute and store correspondence (eg letters, emails and packages)
• Prepare reports and presentations with statistical data, as assigned.
• Ensure that the PUMP (Programs Update e Management Platform] is update all the time.
• Minimum Education and Work Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Mass Communication. or Program Management. A Masters‘ degree has an added advantage.
• 5+ years experience in a managerial position.
• Experience working in a similar environment will be and added advantage.
• Strong oral and written communication skills

Other Requirement
• An understanding of and commitment to the Mission of the organization.
• A clear, God given calling to the Mission
• Ability to organize personal workload and achieve results in time.
• Ability and willingness to work flexible hours Including nights and weekends when necessary

Job application procedure
Email Curriculum Vitae, Educational Certificates. Testimonials and a List of References to Human Resource Officer, Water Mission Uganda at

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