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Program Officer


This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted December 28, 2021.

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# Job Description

To be based in Kampala, Uganda, with extensive travel to field sites to begin
no later than February 2022

About Aquaya

The Aquaya Institute Aquaya is an independent, non-profit research and
consulting organization dedicated to safe, equitable, and sustainable water
and sanitation in developing countries. Our mission is to improve public
health by reducing the burden of waterborne diseases. Aquaya was established
in 2005 to provide development agencies, governments, and implementing
organizations with a trustworthy and agile resource for conducting rigorous
research, experimentation, and evaluation.

Aquaya has completed projects spanning public health, economics, technology
development, and social entrepreneurship in over 20 countries of Africa, Asia,
and Latin America. We have published or contributed to over 30 peer-reviewed
research articles and produced numerous other reports and publications.

Aquaya maintains an office in Nairobi, Kenya. Staff members are also located
in the US, Europe, and other African countries. Many of our projects are
carried out in collaboration with academic research groups and expert

About the Program Officer position

We are recruiting a Program Officer for a full-time position based in Kampala,
Uganda, with extensive travel to field sites: Kabarole and Lira Districts. The
Program Officer will report to Aquaya’s Senior Research Manager and will lead
activities in Uganda for a new initiative for Aquaya, the Hilton Africa Water
Quality Testing program. This Program Officer will be responsible for
executing all of the related program activities in Uganda, including
overseeing water quality data collection and collaborating with Makerere
University to develop a new Water Quality Testing Fellowship program. Specific
activities include:

Specific activities include:

–>Collaborate with Makerere University to develop the details of the Water Quality
–>Testing Fellowship program
–>Engage with key stakeholders, including national and local government
–>Oversee the procurement of water quality testing equipment and supplies
–>Assist with the development of data collection tools and research protocols
–>Coordinate water quality testing activities in Kabarole and Lira Districts
–>Conduct analysis of water quality samples for physical, microbial, and chemical parameters
–>Ensure the implementation of data QAQC procedures
–>Clean and manage datasets
–>Contribute to reports and dissemination materials
–>Disseminate findings to key stakeholders

The Hilton Africa Water Quality Testing Program

The Hilton Africa Water Quality Testing Program includes two primary
interrelated components: 1 water quality data collection and analysis at the
community, household, school and health care facility levels in select
districts and 2 a fellowship program centered on providing resources and
opportunities for practical skill acquisition in water quality testing.

The objective of the program is to conduct water quality monitoring and trend
analysis at the community, household, and institutional levels in the Hilton
Foundation’s Safe Water Initiative’s seven focal districts in Ethiopia, Ghana,
and Uganda between 2021-2025 by partnering with academic and water quality
focused institutions in these countries. The program will provide
statistically representative data on progress against water quality parameters
in different contexts to inform targeting of safe water delivery approaches
led by government and key partners in support of Sustainable Development Goal
6 targets, as well as the development and adaptation of safe water policies,
plans and programs as part of the Foundation’s five-year strategy.

Additionally, by working through local academic and research institutions, the
program will include a Hilton Africa Water Quality Testing Fellowship to
support promising undergraduate and graduate students and/or junior
researchers as an essential component in its research and capacity development
model, with the goal of identifying, leveraging resources and opportunities to
provide academic training in water quality testing and analysis. In Uganda,
this program will engage Makerere University, and focus on Kabarole and Lira
Districts for water quality monitoring.

Other programs

1 Under the USAID-funded REAL-Water program, Aquaya is studying drivers of
rural water supply professionalization, water quality monitoring, and holistic
water resources planning.

2 Aquaya’s Monitoring for Safe Water program is evaluating water safety
management strategies in collaboration with District governments in Asutifi
North and Wassa East in Ghana.

Criteria for the Program Officer position

The following qualifications are necessary for this position:

–>Master’s degree – preferably in engineering, public health, environmental science, or related field.
–>2+ years of experience developing and maintaining collaborations with different partners e.g., universities, government, non-profits, private sector, etc..
–>Demonstrated experience conducting water quality testing for physical, microbial and chemical parameters.
–>Ability to manage operational logistics of field data collection.
–>Ability to manage quantitative datasets in Excel, R, or Stata.
–>Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
–>Commitment to living in Uganda on a full-time basis, based in Kampala with extensive fieldwork in Kabarole and Lira Districts.
–>Fluency in English.

We are also looking for the following skills and attributes:

–>Good problem-solving and time management skills.
–>Strong work ethic and a commitment to delivery.
–>Previous work experience working with staff from other countries.
–>Outstanding organization and time management skills, with an attention to detail and an ability to establish systems to manage constant flows of information and deliver on deadlines.
–>Proven ability to work closely with a small team and to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, while maintaining a positive and productive attitude and a good sense of humor!

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time position, with an initial 3-month probationary period.
Aquaya offers competitive salaries that are commensurate with experience.
Benefits include medical insurance and enrollment in a pension plan.

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**Closing Date** : 3rd Jan. 2022

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