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Project Coordinator for the Energy and WASH Sector

KfW Entwicklungs Bank

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted March 7, 2022.

Project Coordinator for the Energy and WASH Sector Jobs in KfW Entwicklungs Bank Kampala vacancies in Kampala at KfW Entwicklungs Bank

# Job Description

KfW Entwicklungsbank, the German development bank, funds investments and
complementary consulting services in developing countries. It carries out
financial cooperation programmes on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for
Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ. KfW Entwicklungsbank is committed
to the goals of German Development Cooperation to reduce poverty, promote
economic development and protect the environment and the climate.
In Uganda, KfW is currently engaged in the promotion of renewable energy,
rural development and public financial management. Since 1964 KfW has provided
approx. 1 billion EUR to support projects on behalf of the Federal Government
of Germany. In terms of instruments, KfW in general offers investment funding
in the form of grants and concessional loans, and may also finance capacity
building measures.
In the energy sector, KfW’s activities focus on generation, transmission and
rural electrification. Since the beginning of the German support to the energy
sector, KfW has contributed in various ways to the development of the sector
by providing more clean energy to approx. 1 million Ugandans. KfW supports the
construction of smaller scale renewable energy power plants as well as of
several high voltage transmission lines. On and off-grid electrification
projects are an additional priority in the next years.
In the water/sanitation and hygiene WASH sector, KfW’s activities focus
largely on improving social service delivery for refugees and host communities
in Northern Uganda and on environment conservation. This includes
rehabilitation/construction of drinking water systems, construction of public
sanitation facilities, faecal sludge treatment plants and school toilets.
Future projects will focus on long-term approaches for building resilience to
climate change. In addition, KfW is working on improving urban water supply,
sanitation services and the protection of Lake Victoria, following the
approach of the Integrated Water Resources Management, considering needs of
different stakeholders/sectors and ensuring sustainable operation of water
The KfW Office Kampala and KfW’s head office closely liaise their activities
with the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ in
Germany and with the German Embassy in Uganda. At implementation level, KfW
also collaborates closely with the German Technical Cooperation GIZ and
other development partners in the sectors.
Number of vacancies: 1 Sector: Private sector Industry: Project Management ,

Knowledge, Skills & Competences
• Have strong problem-solving and analytical capacity, and ability to
prioritize activities, identify relevant issues and trade-offs, and provide
appropriate recommendations,
• Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English, as well as
strong presentation and communication skills to a wide range of audiences,
• Have demonstrated the ability to interface effectively and collaborate and
communicate with different clients and partners, from the public and the
private sector, as well as demonstrate intercultural competence,
• Demonstrated ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments, adjust to
changes in schedule and priorities, and juggle concurrent tasks effectively
and efficiently,
• Strong team spirit including an open and collegial work style, as well as
strong service-orientation
• Be proficient in business software applications, including MS-Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint.
• Be prepared to travel within Uganda.
• Knowledge of the German language is not mandatory, but would be an

• The Project Coordinator works closely with and supports the responsible
Project Managers for Energy and WASH in project management to ensure that
project objectives are met on time.
• The Project Coordinator will support the KfW Office Kampala and represent
KfW whenever necessary in the Energy and WASH sectors in Uganda and, other
related sectors.
The Project Coordinator liaises with other actors of German Development
Cooperation and is responsive for all stakeholders in the sector.
• He/She ensures an adequate visibility of KfW’s interventions in the relevant
• The Project Coordinator carries out the tasks in line with the KfW standard
These shall include support in the following areas:
• Constant and proactive follow up on project progress, including field
visits, and identification of bottlenecks and major problems in administration
procedures planning, regulation, procurement, contract management,
construction, disbursement within Uganda and Germany.
• Resolve these issues to speed up project implementation through coordination
among KfW, Consultants, Project Executing Agencies and other Government
Agencies. Provide regular feed-back to and consult regularly with the KfW team
regarding status of the Energy and WASH portfolio, pending issues and next
steps, as well as persisting problems and propose solutions.
Interact and coordinate regularly and actively with the relevant counterparts
in Uganda, such as MEMD, UETCL, REP, Umeme, etc for the Energy sector and
NWSC, MWE and the regional WSDF for the WASH sector, MoFPED, the German
Embassy and German Technical Cooperation GIZ in Kampala and other
development partners, in particular those who have entrusted KfW with the
implementation of projects like the EU, AFD. Report on the interactions to the
KfW team.
• Ensure proper documentation of the portfolio according to KfW regulations by
maintaining and updating the KfW internal electronic project files related to
the portfolio.
• Participate and represent KfW at relevant sector events, meetings,
committees and working groups, development partners meetings, relevant
initiatives, in coordination with the other project coordinators for these two
sectors, and report on the outcome of such to the KfW team.
• Introduce the portfolio and related procedures and instruments of KfW to the
relevant Ugandan Government authorities, Project Executing Agencies, Project
Consultants and other organizations/companies involved in the projects.
• Observing the political and economic environment, sector developments,
relevant activities of other donors in both sectors, as well as providing
aggregated information on a regular basis to the KfW team.
• Support the preparation of projects, including preparatory studies,
organization of appraisal missions and contributing to appraisal reports.
Identify on request potential future approaches and projects – both for
funding from the German government as well as form other development partners,
in the particular the EU.
• Prepare, support and document missions from the German Government, KfW
headquarter and Project Consultants etc. and follow-up of results of missions.
• Support / generate comprehensive information on the portfolio for public
relations, e.g. draft flyers and press releases.
• Carry out other tasks as may be assigned by the Project Managers or the
Office Director.

• Master Degree in Business Administration / Economics / Engineering / Social
Science/Natural resources, preferably with a focus on energy or WASH or other
infrastructure from a recognised/reputed university
Details of experience
• At least five years of relevant working experience in international
development cooperation, preferably in Uganda, with either a multi- or
bilateral donors’ organization, or a consulting firm, or other private sector
players, with responsibility for infrastructure projects, preferably energy
and/or WASH,
• At least for two years worked or studied abroad or worked with an
international company or organization

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All interested and quali?ed persons are strongly encouraged to apply online on or by email: **[email protected]** clearly
indicating the Position Title in the email subject line. The deadline for
submission is Saturday 19th March at 5:00 pm. Please note that only successful
candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to disquali?cation.
Hardcopy applications will not be accepted Application deadline: 2022-03-19

Project Coordinator for the Energy and WASH Sector Jobs in KfW Entwicklungs Bank Kampala vacancies in Kampala at KfW Entwicklungs Bank

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