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Program Manager, Safe Water (Uganda)

Evidence Action

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 21, 2022.

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# Job Description

Our flagship Dispensers for Safe Water DSW provides over 4 million people
across rural Uganda, Malawi, and Kenya. Recent evidence highlights that clean
water may be among the most effective interventions available to save young
children’s lives, averting more than 30% of all-cause child mortality. The
dispensers’ program – based on research for Nobel-winning economists –
utilizes an innovative and human-centric design to deliver clean water at the
source in rural settings, achieving usage rates which are 5x that of
comparable interventions.
Given the tremendous benefits of safe water, Evidence Action is rapidly
innovating to build the next generation of clean water interventions. We are
currently incubating a next generation technology, in-line chlorination ILC
that targets peri-urban communities. We are seeking to pilot and scale this
program in early 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Program Management
• Participate in the development of program tools and best practices for DSW
and ILC program implementation.
• Work closely with area coordinators to ensure that the developed program’s
implementation tools and best practices are tracked and timely executed during
program implementation phases.
Ensure that program deliverables/targets are achieved in the most efficient
methods for example the DSW and ILC adoptions rates, functionality rates,
chlorine delivery schedules etc.
• Ensures the key activities are achieved within the set timelines and budget.
• Facilitate quality data collection and management by coordinating between
MLE and the coordinators.
• The Program Manager will collaborate closely with Evidence Action’s
Monitoring Learning and Evaluation MLE team she is responsible for sharing
program performance data and lessons learned to the program team.
Develop strategies leading to full maximization of the delivery and
maintenance of the DSW and ILC across the program.
• Further develop and refine program operations strategies and lead activities
between field operations, research/evaluation, information systems and support
functions to ensure continuous improvement.
• Generate, manage and share knowledge for continuous program improvement
including reports from MLE, Engagements surveys from HR and other related
research reports.
County and Stakeholder Engagements
• Work with county leadership to secure stakeholder project buy-in and
approvals for program implementation.
• Facilitate and coordinate appropriate county/district and stakeholders’
engagements including dissemination or relevant program data and updates.
• Lead partnership- and other stakeholders’ meetings and forums.
• Lead and support area coordinators in maintaining and where relevant
establishing local stakeholders’ relationships.
• Support county/district MoU formation discussions and their management
• Oversee quarterly reports disseminations and other related information to
the counties/districts partners and relevant stakeholders.
Facilitate Program Training and Staff development activities.
• Ensure program teams are trained and on the program implementation
tools/surveys and best practices.
• Work closely with supporting departments for staff upskilling training e.g
MLE data quality refresher training, policy refreshers etc.
• Implement staff engagement activities across the offices within allocated
• Manage program interns for learning and supporting the program where needed
only if budget allows and as per HR policy.
Program Budget & Procurement Management
• Responsible for developing and management of program budget.
• Ensure budgets are monitored to and adhered to at all levels within the
program expenditure and concur with the financial policies in place.
• Ensure program expenses are correctly billed to appropriate funders/donors
as advised by grants office.
• Ensure program funds are available for field teams by prompt approvals and
that the funds are cost effectively utilized.
• Closely work with the procurement department for cost effective and quality
procurement of program supplies.
• Ensure that program supplies and equipment are procured within required
timelines to avoid program operations delays.
• Work closely with Engineering Department, Procurement departments to ensure
that program’s supplies for example ILC spare parts, chlorine tablets, staff
gears etc are available in time.
Human Resource Management
• Determine program personnel needs/positions and liaise with HR for hiring
and training.
• Determine staff transfers or relocations due to program expansions and
• Work closely with EA’s HR’s function on all HR management tasks.
Program Fundraising
• Closely work with carbon credits financing team to ensure the program meets
all carbon credit market requirements.
• Support the Country Director, Regional and Global teams on fundraising
• Work with both national and county/district governments in sourcing for
program funds and support.
Oversee Proper Utilization of Program Equipment/Resources
• Ensure that the allocated program resources are utilized in compliance with
all EA policies.
• Ensure the program is appropriately resourced to carry out it’s functions.
• Ensure program properties inventory is managed in collaboration with the
finance and operations functions.
Performance Management
• Develop, monitor, and performance manage program goals and targets in line
with regional and global objectives.
People management
• Create and cultivate teamwork, morale, motivation among the direct reports
and across the program.
• Create conducive working environment for staff to maximize their
• Lead the implementation of all relevant HR policies and operating procedure

Key Performance Indicators
• Program adoption rates
• DSW/ILC functionality
• DSW/ILC empty rates
• Promoter retention and replacement rates
• DSW/ILC expansion numbers

An individual for this position will posses the following knowledge, skills
and competencies;
• Bachelor’s degree in Program Management/Community Development/Community
Health/Public Health or in a related field.
• A minimum of 4 years demonstrable program management experience.
• Demonstrable experience managing large teams within a program.
• Proven government and stakeholders’ management experience.
• Strong leadership and management skills.
• Sound knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation principles.
• The ability to find innovative ways to solve problems.
• Excellent people management, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to learn from data and utilize in positive decision making.
Position Location
This position will be based in Uganda Iganga

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**Closing Date** : 29th March. 2022

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